Practical futurist, Andrew Grill, is an internationally renowned thought leader and Global Managing Partner of IBM Social Consulting.
An experienced corporate leader, Andrew has launched and run technology companies in Europe and Australia and worked with some of the world’s leading companies and organisations.
Andrew’s first-hand experience of the digital world and the power of social media networks spans three decades, and can be traced back to the early 1980’s when he found himself online via bulletin board and email. Since 1999, Andrew has spoken at over 300 events to audiences as large as 1,000 people in the US, UK, Europe, Central America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on issues related to digital transformation, new technologies, digital strategy, social eminence, brand advocates and the rise of social media to become social business.
Andrew’s keynotes draw on his first-hand experience of digital transformation, and the power of social media networks as a result of his role as the CEO of leading social influence platform Kred. His leadership of 6 startups over a 12-year period ensures he can also speak to audiences about how to “think like a startup” and work in an agile way.
His passion and involvement in the digital world continued into later life, launching Australia’s largest commercial property website, PropertyLook, and Australian location technology company Seeker Wireless to the world stage. Prior to his current role at IBM, he was head of international client strategy for Visible Technologies, owned by WPP.
He speaks on a wide range of topics such as digital disruption, brand advocates, millennials, startups, big data and technology trends and can also develop a keynote specifically for your audience. His experience in regularly presenting around the world ensures he brings a truly global perspective to every presentation. Importantly, he firmly believes that in order to “get digital you need to be digital” and this comes out in each keynote he delivers.
Part strategy, part business, part technology, Andrew is 100% digital.
Publications and Appearances
Andrew regularly contributes to a wide range of media outlets including The Drum, Changeboard and ANZ BlueNotes along with numerous online blogs and publications. He has appeared several times on Sky News, and has been published in the Financial Times, The Telegraph and the Guardian.
Andrew Grill Topics
- WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE - by Andrew Grill “Global Managing Partner-IBM”
- Interactive Workshop Description (Disrupt or be disrupted) – Andrew Grill Following on from Andrew’s keynote on the future of work, he will be holding an interactive workshop to help answer the question: