Monthly Archives: May 2016

Today’s Australian Financial Review features an article Ross Dawson on the future of work (and how to prepare for it), drawing on an interview with me. Direct quotes from me in the article include: “Human history is all about the automation of work,” he says. “Right from the plough through to the spinning Jenny through

Continue reading How to prepare for the future of work – human-machine collaboration, humanisation, education

Next week I am doing the keynote at a Vivid Sydney event titled The End of Nine to Five, organized by Gemini3, a job share matching technology company, in collaboration with EY Australia and Hermann International Asia. I will be speaking on Creating the Future of Work, looking at the dramatically shifting landscape for work,

Continue reading Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work

Our shared passion for the future of professional services has led George Beaton and I to collaborate on projects over many years. George has long expressed his view that the traditional “BigLaw” model for legal services firms is under severe threat. He has just launched his latest book Remaking Law Firms to provide clear guidance

Continue reading Launch: Timeline for the future structure of the legal services industry

Before my recent keynote at CeBIT on Platform Strategy: Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World I did a video interview with Alex Zaharov-Reutt of ITWire, shown below. The full article and video is available on ITWire. It was a very broad-ranging interview, however one of the topics I touched on was the concluding point

Continue reading “Government as platform” provides a compelling vision for the future of government and society

This afternoon I am giving the closing keynote of Day 1 at CeBIT Australia on the topic of Platform Strategy: Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World. The slides to my keynote are below. Keynote slides: Platform Strategy Creating Exponential Value in a Connected World As usual, the slides are designed to support my keynote,

Continue reading Platform Strategy: How the rise of platforms enables exponential business


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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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