Jan
16
Wed
2019
Pivoting to Digital – Atradius Collections 2019 kickoff @ Prague
Jan 16 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Pivoting to Digital - Atradius Collections 2019 kickoff @ Prague

Andrew delivered a keynote at the Atradius Collections 2019 Global kickoff in Prague on the topic “Pivoting to Digital”.

Client feedback was “We really enjoyed the kick off and Andrew’s presentation was excellent and very well received.”

You can watch Andrew’s keynote in full below.

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Feb
20
Wed
2019
Our Digital Future – DHL Global Forwarding @ Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa Italy
Feb 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Our Digital Future - DHL Global Forwarding @ Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa Italy | Stresa | Piemonte | Italy
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Andrew addressed the European Senior Management team of DHL Global forwarding (DGF) about how technology can help them achieve their goals, and looked at key tech trends in the years to come. Highlights from his 50 minute session are featured in the video above.

Feedback from one delegate mirrors other client feedback: “Thanks again for a very inspiring and thought provoking presentation. Further feedback from my peers confirms you have given us a lot to think about so job done on that score!”

He is regularly asked to speak to the management teams of large companies at their annual strategy retreats or sales kick-offs. Why not review some of Andrew’s previous engagements and get in touch about fees and availability.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
TechnoGym Digital Transformation Event 2019 @ McLaren Technology Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00
TechnoGym Digital Transformation Event 2019 @ McLaren Technology Centre | England | United Kingdom
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Following on from Andrew’s opening keynote at the TechnoGym Digital Transformation event at the Lancashire Cricket Ground Member’s Suite in Manchester on October 11, 2018, he presented at their Digital Transformation event held at the McLaren Thought Leadership centre.

He spoke to over 120 of TechnoGym’s most senior clients and staff about the opportunities from Digital and specifically:

  • To communicate the power of digital and how to embrace it to enhance your business
  • The benefits of enhancing digital for your business (Efficiency / Effectiveness / Differentiation)
  • Not seeing digital as a threat, or barrier (not to replace staff necessarily, but reduce tasks)
  • Out of industry examples of digital adoption to transform their business
  • Recommendations for adoption in the wellness sector
  • Provide 3 key takeaways for the audience to consider for their businesses

Additional video footage courtesy of Daniel Bristow at Clear As Day Productions

Stills photography courtesy Scott Heavey at Copper & Cope

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Mercer: The Digital Revolution and the future of the workplace – London @ Kimpton Fitzroy London
Mar 12 @ 12:00 – 12:45

 

The digital revolution is here and is bringing disruption and automation to all aspects of DB pensions.

But what does it mean for you and your members, and is it a good thing?

Join us for one of our morning seminars to hear from our DB experts and senior leaders on:

  • How digital technologies are revolutionising the UK’s Pensions industry
  • What robo-advice will mean for you and your members
  • How “big data” is changing the world of investment management 

Share your thoughts during a live panel debate on artificial intelligence – Is AI the future or are we trying to fix something that isn’t broken?

Our guest speaker, Andrew Grill – practical futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM – will also share his insights on digital eminence and how this could impact the pensions industry.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and our DB specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the issues raised in more depth.

Click here to register your attendance for what promises to be an exciting, lively and thought-provoking event.

This is one of a series of events hosted by Mercer for Trustees of Corporate Pensions schemes, Financial Directors and Professional Trustees.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Mercer: The Digital Revolution and the future of the workplace – Manchester @ Manchester Airport Hilton
Mar 14 @ 11:30 – 12:30

The digital revolution is here and is bringing disruption and automation to all aspects of DB pensions.

But what does it mean for you and your members, and is it a good thing?

Join us for one of our morning seminars to hear from our DB experts and senior leaders on:

  • How digital technologies are revolutionising the UK’s Pensions industry
  • What robo-advice will mean for you and your members
  • How “big data” is changing the world of investment management 

Share your thoughts during a live panel debate on artificial intelligence – Is AI the future or are we trying to fix something that isn’t broken?

Our guest speaker, Andrew Grill – practical futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM – will also share his insights on digital eminence and how this could impact the pensions industry.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and our DB specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the issues raised in more depth.

Click here to register your attendance for what promises to be an exciting, lively and thought-provoking event.

This is one of a series of events hosted by Mercer for Trustees of Corporate Pensions schemes, Financial Directors and Professional Trustees.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Mercer: The Digital Revolution and the future of the workplace – Edinburgh @ Venue White Space, Edinburgh
Mar 19 @ 11:30 – 12:30

The digital revolution is here and is bringing disruption and automation to all aspects of DB pensions.

But what does it mean for you and your members, and is it a good thing?

Join us for one of our morning seminars to hear from our DB experts and senior leaders on:

  • How digital technologies are revolutionising the UK’s Pensions industry
  • What robo-advice will mean for you and your members
  • How “big data” is changing the world of investment management 

Share your thoughts during a live panel debate on artificial intelligence – Is AI the future or are we trying to fix something that isn’t broken?

Our guest speaker, Andrew Grill – practical futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM – will also share his insights on digital eminence and how this could impact the pensions industry.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and our DB specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the issues raised in more depth.

Click here to register your attendance for what promises to be an exciting, lively and thought-provoking event.

This is one of a series of events hosted by Mercer for Trustees of Corporate Pensions schemes, Financial Directors and Professional Trustees.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
RICS Webinar – Algorithms and AI: their impact on professions and skills @ Webinar
Mar 20 @ 16:00 – 17:00
RICS Webinar - Algorithms and AI: their impact on professions and skills @ Webinar
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Algorithms and AI: their impact on professions and skills Webinar: 20 March 2019 at 4 – 5pm GMT.

Practical Futurist Andrew Grill will be a featured panellist on RICS webinar on Algorithms and AI: their impact on professions and skills.  The webinar is aimed at influencers and decision-makers in the built environment beyond the surveying profession but not excluding it. The format is a three-panellist discussion, which is being chaired by John Kraus, Director of External Affairs, RICS. 

The outline of the webinar is:

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly capable of mirroring human cognitive ability, what impact will this have on professions? Will it lead to job losses or require new skill sets and could the use of AI for routine cognitive tasks restrict training opportunities for newcomers?

Sign up for the webinar here.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Wealthtech 2019: The Truth about Digital @ Fishmongers’ Hall
Mar 26 @ 15:00 – 20:00
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Andrew provided the keynote address “Disrupt or be Disrupted” at the Compeer event Wealthtech 2019 in London.

After all the talk about Digital how has the wealth management sector responded?

All new technologies fuel agility and efficiency in the industry but do wealth managers see virtual interactions as a threat, or complementary to, traditional methods?

AGENDA

15:30 – 16:00    Registration and refreshments

16:00 – 16:10    Introduction: Master of Ceremonies – Alberto Cuccu, Objectway LTD

16:10 – 16:40   Opening Keynote: Andrew Grill – Disrupt or be Disrupted

16:40 – 17:00    Mario Alves, Aixigo – From Zurich to London: How a Private Bank boosted efficiency and satisfaction by adopting Digital Wealth Management

17:00 – 17:20    Dave Upton, Focus Solutions Group – What are you ‘Financial’ Planning Next?

17:20 – 17:50     Networking Break

17:50 – 18:10     James Brown, Compeer – Review of IT costs in wealth management and the digital demands of clients 

18:10 – 18:30     Suman Rao, Avaloq – A standardised core platform must accommodate user-led design

18:30 – 19:00     Wealth Management Panel Session

David Strydom (Raymond James), Eric Moe (Whitefoord), Mark Cadby (Tiller Investments), Stephen Green (Equiniti)

19:00 – 19:10     Summary: Master of Ceremonies – Alberto Cuccu, Objectway LTD

19:10 – 20:00     Networking, drinks and canapés

Based on our research, we will be delivering an assessment of the digital landscape and which developments the wealth sector is prioritising.

There is no charge for this seminar for representatives of wealth management firms and private banks.

A charge of £250 + VAT per ticket applies for service providers. More information can be found here.

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Royal London Legacy Division Conference @ The Principal Manchester
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
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Following on from Andrew’s keynote at the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) conference in London, he was invited to present at the Royal London Legacy Division conference on the 28th March in Manchester.

Andrew’s keynote inspired delegates with the tools needed to embrace change. A 7 minute highlight reel of of his talk can be found above.

Conference Organiser Kavi Myadoor commented:

“A special thanks to Andrew Grill for being one of the highlights of the day! Your session on disruption was beautifully choreographed and to the point!”

 

You can watch the full 45 minute talk below.

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Apr
4
Thu
2019
MOBOTIX Innovation Summit Europe 2019 @ Dolce Attica Riviera Hotel
Apr 4 @ 10:00 – 10:45
MOBOTIX Innovation Summit Europe 2019 @ Dolce Attica Riviera Hotel | Vravrona | Greece
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Andrew delivered the opening keynote at the Mobotix Innovation Summit EUROPE 2019 in Athens, Greece to their key business partners and staff.

Andrew’s address stimulated ideas, and encouraged delegates to embrace change and provide advice on different ways of achieving success based on technology.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
Johnson Matthey Annual Conference @ Valencia, Spain
Apr 10 @ 09:00 – 11:00

Andrew delivered a keynote address then took part in an interactive “chat style” panel discussing organisational change.

He brought to the event his 30 years of experience of working within start-ups as well as large organisations such as IBM and explained how disruptive change is important for companies to stay ahead in a digital world.

May
16
Thu
2019
Arriva UK Trains Conference @ Birmingham
May 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Arriva UK Trains Conference @ Birmingham | England | United Kingdom
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Andrew provided an inspiring keynote at the Arriva Senior Management conference in Birmingham looking at current and future trends.

He also facilitated an interactive workshop with all participants following his keynote.

 

Jonas Software Business School @ Warwick University
May 16 @ 17:00 – 18:00

Futurist Keynote Speaker Andrew Grill delivered an inspirational keynote to 80 Senior Managers at the Jonas Software Business School intensive held at Warwick University.

May
17
Fri
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episiode 1
May 17 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episiode 1

In the 1st episode of the Practical Futurist Podcast, I spoke with Impacttologist Martin Brooks about the Future of Communication. Recorded in London May 2019. Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on Martin and a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 1 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics:

  • What is an Impacttologist and who would hire one?
  • What levers can you pull to make you a better communicator and maximise your impact?
  • How we communicate in a world without face-to-face communication (eg messaging apps, Skype etc)?
  • Tips to become a better presenter
  • Tips to communicate more effectively in conference calls
  • How persuaders are irreplaceable and how those with these skills will transcend the threats from AI
  • 3 Suggestions for next week
  • What’s been the greatest technology threat/opportunity for your business?
May
23
Thu
2019
Johnson Matthey Conference @ Genome Centre
May 23 @ 09:00 – 11:00

After Andrew’s involvement at the Annual Conference in Valencia, he has been invited back to participate in an interactive “chat style” panel discussing organisational change for a Leadership Conference for their Efficient Natural Resources Sector.

He brought to the event his 30 years of experience of working within start-ups as well as large organisations such as IBM and explained how disruptive change is important for companies to stay ahead in a digital world.

Jun
3
Mon
2019
The Future of Work Podcast
Jun 3 @ 09:00 – 10:00

Andrew appeared on the 3rd Episode of the “We r Future” podcast to talk about the future of work.

A link to the podcast website can be found here or you can listen to or watch a replay below.

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The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 2
Jun 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 2

In Episode 2 we speak with Minter Dial about AI and Ethics, following on from the launch of his new book “Heartificial Empathy” and understand what companies can do to be more empathetic.

Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on Minter nd a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 2 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics:

  • What is “Heartificial empathy”?
  • The need for empathy in business
  • Can we create empathy in a machine?
  • Feeling vs cognitive empathy
  • Ethics in AI
  • Avoiding conscious bias
  • How can we learn to be more empathetic?
  • The case for reading great novels
  • Empathy as a key competitive advantage
  • The rise of the “Empathy Index”
  • 3 Practical tips for next week
Jun
6
Thu
2019
De Beers Innovation Day @ Rocketspace
Jun 6 @ 11:00 – 12:00
De Beers Innovation Day @ Rocketspace | England | United Kingdom

Andrew will be providing an inspiring keynote to a group of finance professionals from De Beers as part of an immersive innovation held at the London Rocketspace campus. 

Jun
11
Tue
2019
Procurecon London 2019 @ Twickenham Stadium
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
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Andrew provided an inspiring keynote looking at Blockchain’s impact on advertisers.

The keynote addressed:

  • What do we actually mean by blockchain, and what is its particular relevance to the marketing and media industry?
  • Can you drive fundamental improvements in financial transparency in the marketing supply chain, or is it just industry hype?
  • How is the convergence of blockchain advances and regulatory issues affecting the use of consumer data?
  • Can blockchain help improve ad tech, protect personal privacy, and stop digital ad fraud while also attacking the duopoly of Google and Facebook?
  • How can you best prepare your organisation for new ways of doing business that could be unleashed if public blockchain technologies fulfill their early promise?

More details can be found on the event website.

London Tech Week – Tech Australia 2019 Showcase @ Australia House
Jun 11 @ 16:00 – 21:00

Following on from the successful Tech Australia event hosted by The Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce at Australia House in London in 2018, the 2019 event will be even better and Andrew is the MC for the whole event.

Grab your FREE ticket from Eventbrite as this event will sell-out quickly. It also includes a welcome reception after the formalities in the main hall of Australia House, featuring fine Australian wine and food.

With over 28 years of continuous economic growth and spending on tech forecast to hit more than £50 billion this year, Australia is the big new market for tech, with companies including Revolut, GoCardless, TransferWise, Amazon and Slack all recently setting up shop down under.

Join us at ‘Tech Australia 2019’ at Australia House in London to hear from headline speaker Dominic Price, Head of R&D and Futurist at global leader Atlassian, about the future trends shaping the Australian and international tech industry, followed by a panel discussion with our experts on successfully scaling and entering new markets.

Followed by a reception with Aussie wine, beer and pies.

 

Speakers include:

Dominic Price, Head of Research & Development, Atlassian
Andrew Grill, Practical Futurist, The Practical Futurist
Stuart Richardson, Founder & Managing Partner, Adventure Capital

Details and tickets can be found on the Eventbrite page.

More on the announced speakers below:

Dominic Price, Head of Research & Development, Atlassian

As the Head of Research & Development at Atlassian, Dom has responsibilities spanning 7 global Research and Development centres. As the in-house “Team Doctor”, he has helped Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, with one eye on the future and has also pioneered the Team Playbook. Prior to his role at Atlassian, Dom was the General Manager – Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.

Founded in Sydney in 2002, Atlassian now serves over 125,000 companies worldwide across the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific. 

Andrew Grill, Practical Futurist, The Practical Futurist

Practical Futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM, Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after presenter and commentator on issues around digital disruption, the workplace of the future, emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, digital diversity, personal branding, and employee advocacy.

An experienced corporate leader, Andrew has launched and run technology companies in Europe and Australia and worked with and for some of the world’s leading companies including Telstra, Vodafone, Nestle, BBC, American Express, John Lewis, and Unilever. He speaks to and consults for organisations world-wide to develop their strategy in a world rife with digital disruption.

Stuart Richardson, Founder & Managing Partner, Adventure Capital

Stuart is the Founder & Managing Partner of Adventure Capital, with over 20 years experience as a serial entrepreneur and pioneering venture investor in Australia. His diverse interests and successes in building businesses range across venture capital, property, FinTech and more recently the food, beverage and hospitality industry.

In 2011, Stuart founded YBF Ventures (previously York Butter Factory) as a destination for technology entrepreneurs, forging partnerships with ASX200, Fortune1000, State and Federal Governments, and during this time was a Co-Founder or Founding investor of multiple market leaders including PropTech Equiem, Hoist (in joint venture with Mirvac), financial wellness platform PayActiv, and wealth robo-advisor Clover.com.au.sS

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Jun
13
Thu
2019
Turner & Townsend Senior Real Estate Leader’s Forum
Jun 13 @ 17:00 – 18:00

Andrew was the keynote speaker at the Turner & Townsend Senior Real Estate Leader’s Forum for their senior clients.

Andrew spoke about the future of real estate – digital disruption, smart cities, and the future workplace.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 3
Jun 17 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Practical Futurist Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3 we speak with James Poulter about the opportunities for voice with consumers and B2B.

Listen to all Podcast episodes on the Podcast page with links to listen or subscribe via your favourite podcast platform. For more information on James and a full transcript of the episode, head to the Episode 3 page.

In this show we covered a range of topics including:

  • Why James started podcasting back in 2007
  • Key learnings from being an early podcaster
  • How the next generation will interact with computers using voice
  • How smart speakers will drive the growth of all voice services
  • Is there a voice “killer app” yet?
  • What will Google Duplex do for voice?
  • Building empathy into voice services
  • The science of voice phrasing for success
  • The notion of a “brand tone of voice”
  • Predictions for voice in the next 18 months?
  • The possibility for dedicated voice departments
  • Ambient listening – what is it and what are the implications?
  • How voice is growing thanks to “screen fatigue”
  • The rise of voice + AR
  • Voice in the enterprise
  • Privacy vs utility – crossing the “privacy chasm”
  • Three things listeners can do next week to experiment with voice
  • Offer of a free Amazon Echo to the first listener to contact James @JamesPoulter with the hashtag #practicalfuturistpodcast
Jun
26
Wed
2019
The Future of Healthcare
Jun 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Future of Healthcare @ London | England | United Kingdom

Andrew will be presenting to the senior executive and board of a global health provider to look at the future of healthcare.

Andrew’s brief is to look at future trends in healthcare over the short and longer term, to stimulate the thinking of executive teams into action and ensure they are well placed for the future.

He will be presenting to 3 separate executive audiences over a 4 week period.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
The Future of Healthcare
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
The Future of Healthcare @ London | England | United Kingdom

Andrew will be presenting to the senior executive and board of a global health provider to look at the future of healthcare.

Andrew’s brief is to look at future trends in healthcare over the short and longer term, to stimulate the thinking of executive teams into action and ensure they are well placed for the future.

He will be presenting to 3 separate executive audiences over a 4 week period.