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I have been recently working with McAfee, now part of Intel Security, to write a report on Safeguarding the Future of Digital Australia in 2025, being launched this morning in Parliament House in Canberra as part of the Federal Government’s Stay Smart Online Week. The report consists of my insights into the Future of Home,

Continue reading Report: The Future of Digital Australia in 2025 and what Australians think

I have been aware for some years of the various programming languages available for children. This evening I decided to have a go with Scratch with my daughters, as Leda is now almost eight, the bottom of the suggested age range for the language. I was blown away. Scratch has an extremely wide range of

Continue reading Scratch: The enormous value of children’s programming languages

PewResearch Internet Project has just released a report on Digital Life in 2025 based on expert interviews. One of the interesting aspects of the report is the ‘theses‘ that they have distilled from the interviews, which they have divided into ‘more-hopeful and ‘less-hopeful’, concluding with one very important piece advice. These are:

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. The article’s title, Get online or ‘be left behind’ quotes an interview with me. It is very easy for journalists to focus on the negative when covering children and social media, so I’m

Continue reading Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Today Show: What to expect in the year ahead

Early on January 1st this year, after a great New Year’s party and no sleep, I went into the studio to talk about what we should expect in the year ahead. The video is below A few notes from what I discussed:

At the end of each year we share some thoughts about current trends and what to expect next year and beyond. Some of our past frameworks include Trend Blend 2007+, Trend Blend 2008+, Map of the Decade: 2010s, Zeitgeist 2011, 12 Themes for 2012, and 2013 – Life Next Year and Beyond: Appearing and Disappearing.

Continue reading Launch of 2014 Crunch Time report: 14 domains hitting the crunch and responses

Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds

The speed at which we can access the internet is important. Very important. I’ve written before on the evidence that internet bandwidth is a key driver of economic growth and online participation, and there is plenty of other research to point to its role in social value creation. A decent source of data on internet

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Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Thought Leadership Forum on The Virtual University, which examined the future of business education. The event organizers, the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Sustainability and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, have now released a book The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business

Continue reading The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

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

This morning we completed the five-city Tomorrow-Ready CIO event series, run by CIO magazine and sponsored by IBM. My keynote across the five locations was on the Future of the CIO, using a Future of the CIO framework I recently created. I hope to write a number of posts in the next little while on

Continue reading Building success in the future of work: T-shaped, Pi-shaped, and Comb-shaped skills

This morning I gave the opening keynote at the Virtual Universities: Impact on Accounting Education Thought Leadership forum in Adelaide, organized by the Centre of Accounting, Governance and Sustainability at University of South Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. The audience was an invitation-only group of the most senior accounting academics and industry

Continue reading The future of academic certification: universities, MOOCs, aggregators, and peer reputation

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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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