Practical futurist, Andrew Grill, is an internationally renowned thought leader and Global Managing Partner at IBM. 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 including Vodafone, Nestle, British Airways, Barclays Bank, BBC, American Express, John Lewis, and Unilever.

He is also a seasoned TEDx speaker, having presented at 3 separate TEDx events.

Andrew’s bespoke and distinctive keynotes include:

  • 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.

More detailed information on these keynotes can be found on the speech topics page, with full-length video replays of each talk on the video page.

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 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.

You can download Andrew’s headshot here.