Monthly Archives: June 2009

[UPDATE:] Here is the updated Twitter nation data from January 2010 Sysomos has just released extensive research on Twitter use, filled with all sorts of fascinating information, such as 72% of Twitter users have joined since the beginning of this year, 53% of Twitterers are women, and marketers are 50 times more likely than normal

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The Upsides of Downturns at Creative Sydney

This evening I spoke at the Upsides of Downturns event at Creative Sydney. The Creative Sydney festival is intended to celebrate the creative wealth and diversity of the city, which is far deeper than most people appreciate and absolutely world-class. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get to any of the other events, but I heard

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Since Victoria and Phoebe are still in hospital, last night I snuck out to Innovation Bay’s angel dinner. Innovation Bay has been running for five and half years, bringing together an invitation-only group to a variety of compact events. The founders Ian Gardiner, Rand Leeb-du-Toit and Phaedon Stough recently got together to reassess what they

Continue reading Innovation Bay angel dinner: great stories from start-ups Goanna, Posse and AdSoft

Phoebe Dawson born today!

Hello to the world from Phoebe Dawson! One more perfect instance of the daily miracle of life… She was born 7 June 2009 at 12:44pm, and weighed 3.85kg (10% more than Leda at birth), looks gorgeous, and is bright and healthy. Both Phoebe and Victoria are doing well. Leda is very excited about baby sister!

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The US Interactive Advertising Bureau has just released 2009 Q1 figures, showing US$5.5 billion for a 5% fall from first quarter of last year. This has to be put in the context of overall advertising revenue. The Newspaper Association of America recently announced that first quarter newspaper ad revenues were down over 28% over last

Continue reading US Internet ad revenue down 5% on last year – expect a shorter downturn than post dot-com

Techcrunch has updated its analysis of the valuation of the major social networks globally, based on new usage and advertising spending figures. As last year when I did the same analysis, the most interesting part of this for me is the relative advertising spending per internet user across countries, and the very strong differences in

Continue reading Internet advertising per capita highest in UK, Denmark, US, Australia, Sweden

There is some great content on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference blog, including video interviews with J.B. Holston, CEO of Newsgator and Stowe Boyd. These give a flavor of some of the great content we can expect at Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston on June 22-25. I’m due to have a call with J.B. Holston soon

Continue reading Video interviews with J.B. Holston of Newsgator and Stowe Boyd before Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Back in one place and onto new things…

Over the last month – in between all the other things I do – I have delivered five keynotes in San Francisco, Perth, Sydney, and Abu Dhabi, which has meant an average of over 2 hours each day on airplanes. This morning this sequence of keynotes ended, and I now have a bit of a

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Keynote: The Global Health Economy – Today and Beyond

Tomorrow morning I give the opening keynote at Cerner Corporation’s Leadership Forum, which brings together a select group of senior executives from hospitals, healthcare and government. Below are my slides for the presentation. Note that these are designed to accompany my speech and are not intended to be useful as a stand-alone presentation. However a

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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.

Ross is author most recently of Getting Results From Crowds, the prescient Living Networks, which anticipated the social network revolution, the bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and Implementing Enterprise 2.0. (click on the links for free chapter downloads). He is primarily based in Sydney with a secondary base in San Francisco.

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