Ross Dawson - Chairman
Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading expert on the future of business, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. His books include Living Networks and the award-winning Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, and he has published over 100 articles and white papers. Ross has delivered keynote speeches on six continents, with frequent media appearances including CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, ABC TV, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, Washington Post and many others. Ross is also CEO of international consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies.
Ross Dawson's blog can be found at www.rossdawsonblog.com.
Richard Watson - Associate
Richard Watson is a leading international futurist, having established organizations including nowandnext.com, a quarterly review of new ideas, innovations, and trends, and Free Thinking. His best-selling book Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years was launched in Australian in 2007 and is being published globally in 2008. He is a columnist for Fast Company, and a regular writer for a variety of leading publications worldwide.
Michel Bauwens - Associate
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian internet pioneer with extensive experience in organizational change. His career involves management roles in knowledge management (British Petroleum), ecommerce and cybermarketing strategies (USWeb/CKS and MarchFirst), and e-business driven 'cultural change' (Belgacom). As creator of two dotcom entreprises, specializing in intranets/extranets (eCom) and interactive marketing (KyberCo), he has adviced many companies in his own country as well as others. He's currently studying the emergence of peer-based social processes in all fields of human endeavour, including business and corporate organization, and witnessing the Asian economic boom from his vantage point in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Andrew Crosthwaite - Associate
Andrew studied English at Worcester College Oxford and then went into advertising as an account handler in the Ogilvy Group. He transferred to strategic planning, becoming Head of Planning at Euro RSCG London, part of Europe's largest agency network. More recently he has been involved with consumer research, primarily designing qualitative studies for the likes of Toyota, ICI, Avery Dennison and Danone.
Mike Jackson - Associate
Mike is a Founder Member and Chairman of Shaping Tomorrow. He also advises businesses on dramatically improving their competitiveness through pioneering work on practical Sustainable Business Strategies. Clients include a number of blue-chip, international and national companies and small to medium sized UK businesses. He is known on conference platforms speaking on business subjects including futures, sustainability, customer loyalty and retention, business process re-engineering, change management, building strategic visions and values and people motivation and communications, ethics, alliances and corporate governance. With over 30 years� experience in Business Management in the UK, North America and Europe, he has significant exposure to corporate banking and consumer finance and, latterly, futuring.
John T. Maloney - Associate
John T. Maloney is a veteran of industry leaders Hewlett-Packard Company, TRW and British Telecom. John is the founder and president of the worldwide Knowledge Management (KM) Cluster. The KM Cluster is a global community action/research network devoted to creating a common understanding, shared vision and focused action for applied KM and electronic collaboration for education and business. John is a globally recognized KM authority and member of the Entovation 100. He works closely with these top thought leaders across the globe. Maloney is a recognized expert in enterprise computing architectures, KM in education and inter-firm business ecosystems. He directs and leads large-scale collaborative design and knowledge-based deployment initiatives for companies such as Cisco Systems, NUMMI (General Motors & Toyota) and Hewlett-Packard.