The Actionable Futurist, Andrew Grill has a broad career spanning over 30 years in large corporates such as IBM and Telstra, as well as 12 years running technology start-ups. As such, he is well qualified and experienced in delivering keynote presentations on a wide range of topics related to technology trends and the near-term future.

His speaking portfolio includes keynotes on digital disruption, the workplace of the future, emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, digital diversity, selling through the screen, creating a great digital first impression, and collaboration tips for distributed teams.

Instead of painting a picture of the future in 10, 20 or even 50 years time, as The Actionable Futurist, Andrew delivers practical and actionable insights in every session.

Clients agree the advice he delivers is relevant and completely relatable to each and every audience. As he has run companies, and lead large teams over a 30+ year career, you and your delegates are guaranteed to leave with a list of things they can do that day or the next week.


  • 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.

    Amy Stephens
    Amy Stephens B2B Marketing & Demand Generation - LinkedIn
  • From the very first communication with Andrew, there was no doubt that he was the right choice to launch our inaugural Digital City Scale up programme.

    Andrew took the time to ask the right questions, got to know me and crucially my clients needs.

    The net result was a perfectly pitched keynote that addressed the individual needs of 14 small businesses. Andrew is Actionable, full of energy, enthused and truly engaged his audience.

    Without hesitation I would recommend Andrew in particular with relation to scale up, social media and the future of tech.

    David Dixon
    David Dixon Investment Manager - University of Teesside
  • Andrew challenges and inspires audiences to think about the real impact of the future on the work and their lives.

    Never seen a more practical, useful, and actionable session.

    David Meade
    David Meade BBC Broadcaster
  • 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!

    DHL Global Forwarding
    DHL Global Forwarding Senior Executive