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Andrew Grill

Leading Digital Transformation & Social Business Expert

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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Disrupt or Be disrupted – Digital disruption and what it means for you and your business

Digital disruption is happening now, but what does it mean for you and your business? This talk covers topics such as what is digital disruption, how can companies prepare for disruption, tips on how to have a discussion with your board about the issues, how innovation can drive digital transformation, how the network effect will drive innovation, and what can happen to your company if you become disrupted. As a leading keynote presenter on disruption, Andrew’s talk can be adapted to suit different industries with practical and relevant examples and is his most requested keynote.

Workplace of the future – How can your employees adapt to changes in the nature of work

How can your employees adapt to changes in the nature of work? The nature of work is changing, driven by digital, social and mobile, so how can you and your employees adapt? How do the different generations get work done, what are the traits linked to each generation, and how can we embrace them as an employer? This talk examines how the workplace is changing and so are the tools available to enable a more collaborative and efficient environment. It also looks at the demands of new tribes of employees such as millennials and Gen Z, while providing advice for Gen X and Baby Boomers on how best motivate and manage them. As a keynote speaker on change, Andrew can help you navigate the new working world.

Are you AI Ready

Is your firm ready for the changes coming thanks to automation and AI? In this rapidly changing world, new technologies, especially artificial intelligence are having an impact on every industry. Are you ready for these changes, and what can you and your firm do to adapt? Other technologies such as blockchain are already impacting areas such as smart contracts, but what should you do to respond? Younger generations are entering the workplace with different expectations, and the industry is facing increasing demands from clients. To stay ahead, it is essential your firm is agile enough to understand, adapt and attract the people you need to meet these challenges successfully. This talk is ideal for executives, boards of directors as well as sales kick-offs or company annual retreats.

Digital Diversity – Why you need digital practitioners on your board

Why you need digital practitioners on your board. This talk explains how boards need to change and attract digital talent to remain relevant and competitive and embrace diversity of thought. This talk would be suitable for senior level managers looking to find ways to become more digital in their outlook, and also companies looking to be inspired to make the change to become a digital organisation.

Rising above the noise – How to stand out in the digital world

How to stand out in the digital world. This talk looks at how personal branding can be used by employees to increase their profile online, and in turn, increase their value to their employer. The talk also covers the notion of personal eminence and provides practical tips on how to create, grow and maintain a personal brand. The talk is suitable for executives, boards of directors as well as sales kick-offs or annual retreats.

Brand advocates – how your best advocates are already on the payroll

Your best advocates are already on the payroll. This talk is suitable for marketers, HR professionals, boards of directors, senior management and corporate audiences on how companies can leverage their own employees to promote the company. Topics covered include: how do you find and promote your brand advocates, the benefits of a brand advocate program on the bottom line and for recruitment, and also how to provide advocates with tools to be successful.

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Andrew delivered valuable information and analysis in an inspiring and entertaining manner at this year’s Linedata Exchange Europe. Spending time with our audience and being involved in industry debates throughout the day meant our audience was really able engage with Andrew. I would have no hesitation in utilising Andrew at future events.


We aim to inspire, educate and entertain our guests, and Andrew’s keynote delivered on exactly that. It’s also a pleasure to work with Andrew, he is a professional, delivering great content with an easy stage presence.


I realise what a speaking circuit superstar I luckily convinced to come speak at our event. He is the best event speaker I have come across to date.


Addictively energetic and with incessant optimism, Andrew adds enormous vigour 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

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  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

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  • United Kingdom



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