Technology Leadership for The Future

Ross Dawson, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor & Founding Chairman, Advanced Human Technologies Group

Technological change is feeding on itself, with cloud economies of scale driving costs ever-lower, open platforms spawning new possibilities and now AI designing AI. Leaders need to clearly envision the potential future shape of business and enterprise technology to prepare effectively today. In a world of distributed value creation the most successful companies are becoming platforms, pushing technology management beyond organisational boundaries, raising pointed data and security issues. AI is not just reshaping the nature of work across organisations, but also optimising, automating and transforming every aspect of the IT function from threat detection to application development, with cognitive offloading supporting the shift of technology staff to higher-order expertise.

Top IT departments will continuously evolve their structure, workforce, and practices to manage both core and rapidly emerging technologies.

Leadership is at the heart of this transformation, engaging, educating and guiding boards, executive teams and staff to create the secure and highly successful organisations of the future.

This keynote presentation from Ross Dawson discussed technology leadership in an everchanging industry.

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Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with an deeply positive and pragmatic focus on the potential of the future. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group of companies, spanning professional services, web publishing and software development, and the bestselling author of books including Living Networks, which The New York Times credited with predicting the social media revolution.He has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops in over 30 countries for leading organisations such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Bank, Dubai Ministry of Finance, Gartner, Google, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Roche, Telstra and Visa. Frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, Washington Post and many others.