Practical futurist, Andrew Grill, is an internationally renowned thought leader and consultant, and former Global Managing Partner of IBM Social Consulting. Andrew is an expert in the fields of digital transformation, digital strategy and social media networks and speaks to and consults for organisations worldwide 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, BBC, American Express, John Lewis, and Unilever.
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 Blue Notes along with numerous online blogs and publications.
Andrew Grill can speak on a wide range of topics such as digital disruption, brand advocates, millennials, startups, big data and technology trends and can also develop a keynote specifically for your audience. His experience in regularly presenting around the world ensures he brings a truly global perspective to every presentation. Importantly, he firmly believes that in order to “get digital you need to be digital” and this comes out in each keynote he delivers. Part strategy, part business, part technology, Andrew is 100% digital. Audiences globally have delighted from his deep knowledge and insights around digital and social, his passionate and engaging delivery style as well as the practical advice he delivers to companies looking to adapt and change to the impact of digital and social networks. Andrew is also available to moderate panel sessions and conduct live onstage interviews.
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