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Andrew Grill

“The Practical Futurist”

Biography

Practical futurist, Andrew Grill, is an internationally renowned thought leader and Global Managing Partner of IBM Social Consulting. Andrew is an expert in the fields of digital transformation, digital strategy and social media networks and speaks to and consults for organisations world-wide to develop their strategy in a world rife with digital disruption.

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. 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.   

Andrew regularly contributes to a wide range of media outlets including The Drum, Changeboard and ANZ Blue Notes along with numerous online blogs and publications.

Topics

  • Disrupt or Be disrupted – Digital disruption and what it means for you and your business.
  • Workplace of the future – How can your employees adapt to changes in the nature of work.
  • Digital Diversity – Why you need digital practitioners on your board.
  • Rising above the noise – How to stand out in the digital world.
  • Brand advocates – how your best advocates are already on the payroll.

Testimonials

"Andrew Grill is without doubt a practical futurist. Everybody left that conference having seen Andrew inspired, clear and knowing exactly what they needed to do the next day. If you are looking for a speaker to really understand where we are going and how it’s shifting, Andrew Grill is your man."

Dov Baron, Keynote Speaker and one of INC Magazine's "Top 100 leadership speakers to hire"

“Andrew delivered valuable information and analysis in an inspiring and entertaining manner at this year’s Linedata Exchange Europe. Spending time with our audience and being involved in industry debates throughout the day meant our audience was really able to engage with Andrew. I would have no hesitation in utilising Andrew at future events.”

Helen Traverso, Senior Marketing Operational Manager, Linedata

“I have used Andrew twice as a consultant to help us overhaul mobile and social strategy, first for the Nestlé corporate site and then for our Investor Relations section. I would say he saved us 18 months. I would recommend him without hesitation.”

Peter Warne, Investor Relations, Nestlé

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