Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has just published the very interesting 110 page Digital News Report 2013, which draws on an extensive survey of news consumption across nine major countries. Below are a selection of some of the most interesting data points in the report, focusing on

Continue reading Study: Global comparisons of news consumption and shifting channels

This evening I went to an event at Hub Sydney. I’m a big fan of the global Hub network of co-working environments, am an ‘Ambassador for Awesome‘ for Hub Sydney, and have visited a number of Hubs around the world including running a crowdsourcing workshop at Hub Westminster last year. Interestingly, in every Hub I

Continue reading The growing demand for ‘organic workplaces': Hubs and work spaces that are good for us

When I was recently in Stockholm my friend Magnus Linkvist introduced me to Einar Bodström of House of Radon, a young and innovative production company that is exploring the possibilities of online video. Much of the group’s work is commercial, including recent TV ads for Electrolux and Sainsbury’s, and a series of 20 minute videos

Continue reading The democratization of creativity: the most important aspect is greater human expression

One of the consistent themes in my Future of Work framework is the polarization of work and value. In a number of the keynotes and workshops I’ve run recently, including at the Richmond Financial Services Forum in Interlaken, the Institute of Chartered Accountants conference in Melbourne, and for the executive teams of various corporate clients,

Continue reading Carving out the middle: how we must respond to the dangers of the polarization of work

The rise of crowdsourcing in Malaysia

I was recently in Kuala Lumpur to do twin keynotes at the National Crowdsourcing Conference organized by Digital Malaysia, and meet with government officials to discuss how Malaysia can best tap the potential of crowdsourcing. The Star of Malaysia, the largest English-language newspaper in the country, interviewed me while I was there for a feature

Continue reading The rise of crowdsourcing in Malaysia

One of my recent series of interviews on the future on the Morning Show was on the future of retail and shopping. Click on the image to see a video of the segment: One of the examples I gave is of Trunk Club, which regularly sends a trunk of clothes to its male customers. They

Continue reading Personalization and the future of retail: Knowing your taste better than you know yourself

For over a decade I have been working with various facets of the idea of Global Innovation Networks: connections around the world that facilitate new endeavors. Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people. Bringing in different viewpoints from around the world necessarily provides more opportunities for the new. Moreover, in the many

Continue reading The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

I recently travelled to Provence in the hills above Nice to give the keynote at the annual EuroCIO conference. I used my framework for the future of the CIO to point to the macro drivers of change in technology and society, and how these are shaping the technology function in organizations, and in turn the

Continue reading How soaring expectations of beauty are shaping technology and society

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Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of AHT Group, which consists of 3 companies: consulting, publishing, and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, future and strategy firm Future Exploration Network, and events company The Insight Exchange.

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