Andrew Grill is a practical futurist and former IBM Global Managing Partner.
Andrew 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 Grill 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.
Some of his distinctive keynotes include:
- Disrupt or Be disrupted – Digital disruption and what it means for you and your business.
- Your digital first impression – How to stand out in the digital world.
- The Workplace of the future – Everything has changed in the wake of COVID-19 – how can you evolve and collaborate remotely?
- The Internet of Everything – How IoT can be used to drive business transformation across multiple industries.
- Building a digital-proof business – Practical tips on how to stay ahead of the digital curve.
- Are you AI ready? – Find out if your firm is ready for the changes that automation and AI will bring.
Andrew has spoken in over 40 countries worldwide. He is also a seasoned TEDx speaker, having presented at 5 separate TEDx events.
Recent clients include senior executives from DHL, Nike, Nestle, Adobe, Worldpay, Barclays, Euler Hermes, Mars, Vodafone, Arriva, Johnson Matthey, Taylor Wessing, Bunzl, De Beers, Sanofi, NHS, Thomson Reuters, Royal London, ANZ, KPMG, Schroders, Mercer, British Airways, Finnair, UK Government, Westpac, Qantas, Aon, American Airlines, and Shell.
He also delivers workshops and provides strategic advice at the C-suite and Board levels.
Andrew carefully crafts every keynote with his audience in mind.
All of Andrew’s talks can be delivered virtually via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Webex, Skype, BlueJeans or virtually any webcast or collaboration platform from his HD studio in London.
“Addictively energetic and with incessant optimism, Andrew adds enormous vigor and enthusiasm to any audience. Full of energy and ideas, supportive, and dedicated to his work, he’s an inspiring speaker and I absolutely loved working with him!” Uniglobal Research
Andrew’s first-hand experience of the digital world and his in-depth understanding of new technologies spans three decades and can be traced back to the early 1980’s when he found himself online via bulletin boards, the precursor to email. His early training and formal qualifications as an engineer ensure that he is up to date with the latest technologies and can confidently present complex concepts in a business-friendly way to any audience.
His experience running 6 high-tech start-ups over a 12-year period in the US, UK and Australia means that he not only “thinks like a start-up” but can provide strategic and actionable advice for companies on how to think and act in an agile way.
His passion and involvement in the digital world spans over 30 years and includes launching Australia’s largest commercial property website, PropertyLook, and Australian location technology company Seeker Wireless to the world stage.
Prior to his role at IBM, he was head of international client strategy for Visible Technologies, owned by WPP, and he has also held senior positions with Australian telecommunication companies Telstra and Optus.
Andrew Grill is regularly asked to contribute to a wide range of media outlets including The Drum, Barclays Labs, Changeboard and ANZ BlueNotes, and has appeared on Sky News and in the Guardian.