Date posted: April 27, 2016
AICC(WA)’s ECU futureNOW Sundowner Event, 27 April 2016 at GHD Perth, featuring Business Futurist, Morris Miselowski - my slidedeck and recording of this keynote are at the bottom of this post.GHD’s new state of the art facilities provided the perfect setting for the first AICC(WA) futureNOW series presentation of 2016. Mr Morris Miselowski, world renowned business futurist, innovation provocateur and media commentator addressed the topic “People vs Technology, Who Will Win? Mr Craig Walkemeyer, Manager - Western Australia, GHD In wel
Date posted: October 6, 2015
Swifter, higher, stronger is the mantra of most sports professionals and with the Australian AFL and NRL football grand finals behind us, it's a great time to ponder on what sport may look like and hold for us in the near future and in a series of media interviews this week that's what I set out to do.
I'm always drawn to George Orwell's quote "serious sport is war without the bullets" and when you look at the time, energy and money spent by devoted fans and those that run and benefit from it, I t
Date posted: August 11, 2015
You've got to love a story that starts by assuming that physical meetings are going to end and business travel will soon become redundant., it's just like the hype and hysteria around Skype, VoIP and other teleconferencing tools a few years ago when everybody was sure the events industry was dead and that airplanes would only be used for leisure travel. In fact none of this has even remotely come true and instead we have seen an increase in both event attendance and business travel. Read More...
Date posted: May 26, 2015
I was given the privilege a few weeks back to speak on behalf of Monash University IT department to prospective students and found myself reflecting on what uni life was for me and more importantly what it will be for them.
As I began to form my thoughts of what an IT students might be and accomplish I was struck by how pivotal these young adults would be in our future.
If we are to achieve and have the internet of things, big data, connected cars and cities, 3D printers and the list goes on, then we can only do this through the brilliant minds and hands of those in the audie
Date posted: May 5, 2015
CEBIT, Sydney's annual tech and innovation show attracting 20,000 plus visitors to 3 days and 450 exhibitions, was up and running this week and it was a perfect location for a live segment on 4BC, looking at all things innovation and future.
Our chat took us across the realms of rummaging through the exhibition's treasure trove of what's ahead, looking at drones and robots, at home automation and 3D printers and some wonderful new start-up ideas and then on to two live interviews with CeBIT exhibitors and stars.
Our first conversati
Date posted: December 20, 2013
To have the TEDx stage for 18 minutes is a privilege and an honor. To use this global platform to tell the story of my family's past, to introduce my ancestors who have not been spoken of or seen in over 70 years to a worldwide audience that they could never have imagined and to combine all of this with my love of the infinite possibilities of the future and what we must each do to allow these opportunities into our lives is a gift that I will cherish forever - thank you!!
I would love you to watch it, like it and leave a comment to let me know what you see ahead and what excess baggage you're leaving behind to make room for the future and an enormous thank you to the 1,000+ people that watched it within the first 24 hours of it being put up on YouTube.
Date posted: December 9, 2013
I was sent this homemade version of last week's TEDx presentation, it reminds me of the counterfeit movies (not that I have ever seen one) where you can see the tops of the audiences heads, occasionally hear their comments and the vision is not quite right, but I though it was worth posting anyway, until the real thing arrives.
Date posted: November 28, 2013
I received the most incredible Christmas gift the other month in the form of an invitation to strut my stuff on the TEDx stage in Melbourne on December 3rd and with only 5 sleeps to go I can't wait to unwrap my present that I've titled - Unlearn the Future and don't worry I haven't forgotten you - after all it is better to give than receive - your invitation and discount promo code is at the end of this post.
This is a new
Date posted: May 27, 2013
By 2020 the average Australian will take 10 holidays, of various lengths and destinations, per year; Australian will welcome 8,162,000 visitors to our shores and will farewell 11,222,000 Australians traveling abroad, all adding up to a tourism industry that will be worth $113.8 billion to us in 7 years time (up from $101.8 billion in 2012 / 2013).
This vital sector will welcome increasing visitors into Australia from middle-class China (worth $6.9 billion in 2020) and India (worth $1.9 billion in 2020) as well as continue to be one of the worlds premier tourist destinations, but behind these statistics is a deeper tourism tale of an industry that is restructuring and re-purposing itself
Date posted: May 13, 2013
Innovation is no longer a destination it's a journey - it's such an overused and over-hyped cliché, but it's one that gets many people to understand that we can no longer innovate solely at annual or semi annual business retreats, strategy meetings, when things have gone wrong or when the whim takes you, but rather that innovation is a constant, minute by minute, living breathing thing that must be integral to every business person and owner.
So having got that off my chest, one of the questions I get asked most often is: "How do you innovate?".
In this month's webinar I started a three-part journey taking t