Actionable Futurist and former IBM Global Managing Partner Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after keynote speaker and trusted board-level technology advisor.
With a broad career spanning over 30 years in large corporates such as IBM, British Aerospace and Telstra, as well as 12 years running technology start-ups, Andrew is a highly experienced authority on a wide range of topics related to technology trends and the digital world.
Unlike traditional Futurists who paint a picture of the future in 10, 20 or even 50 years’ time, Andrew delivers practical and immediately actionable insights in every session.
A strong digital advocate and former Engineer, Andrew believes that “to get digital you need to be digital”, and his engaging keynotes provide actionable insights on how to harness digital technologies to achieve corporate goals on a global and long-lasting scale.
Andrew has spoken in over 40 countries worldwide. Recent clients include senior executives from DHL, Nike, Nestle, Adobe, Canon, Barclays, AIB Bank, Bupa, Fidelity International, Loreal, The European Central Bank, Mars, Vodafone, NHS, Telstra, LinkedIn, Worldpay, IHS Markit, Mercer, Euler Hermes, Arriva, Wella, Johnson Matthey, Genpact, Taylor Wessing, Ingram Micro Cloud, Bunzl, De Beers, Sanofi, CB Richard Ellis, Thomson Reuters, Royal London, ANZ, KPMG, and Schroders. He also delivers workshops and provides strategic advice at the C-suite and Board levels.
Andrew first book “Digitally Curious” will be published by Wiley in 2023, and will provide actionable advice on what’s now and what’s next when it comes to technology and business.
Some of Andrew’s distinctive keynotes include:
The Workplace of the future – The nature of work is changing, becoming distributed, driven by digital, social and mobile, so how can you and your employees adapt and develop a human-centric workplace fit for the future?
Web3, The Metaverse, Crypto, NFTs, Blockchain explained - Do you have a Web3 strategy, and do you need one? Topics such as Web3, Metaverse, Crypto, NFTs, and Blockchain are all over the media – so what does it all mean should you be doing?
Becoming Digitally Curious - Do you lean forward when the latest piece of technology is discussed? This talk will equip you with ways to better use and understand technology and be ready for a digital-first world.
Are you ready for Generative AI? – In this rapidly changing world, artificial intelligence is having an impact everywhere. The arrival of new generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, DALL·E and Stable Diffusion will deeply disrupt industries everywhere, from education to finance. Are you ready for these changes, and what can you and your firm do to adapt?
Disrupt or Be disrupted – What is digital disruption, how can companies prepare for disruption, tips on how to have a discussion with your board about the issues, how innovation can drive digital transformation, how the network effect will drive innovation, and what can happen to your company if you become disrupted.