Leading Futurist and AI Expert Andrew Grill is a dynamic and visionary tech leader with over three decades of experience steering technology companies towards innovative success.
Known for his captivating global keynotes, Andrew offers practical and actionable advice, making him a trusted advisor at the board level for companies such as Vodafone, Adobe, DHL, Nike, Nestle, Bupa, Wella, Mars, Sanofi, Dell Technologies, and the NHS.
His upcoming book “Digitally Curious” set for a 2024 release by Wiley, delves into how technology intertwines with society’s fabric and provides actionable advice for any audience across a broad range of topics.
A former Global Managing Partner at IBM, five times TEDx speaker, and someone who has performed more than 550 times on the world stage he is no stranger to providing strategic advice to senior leaders across multiple industries.
Andrew’s unique blend of an engineering background, digital advocacy, and thought leadership positions him as a pivotal figure in shaping the future of technology.
Press and Media Appearances
Since 2000, Andrew has been providing advice, opinion and the latest thinking on all things digital and the impact on business and society on his blog. He also contributes to a wide range of media outlets including The Drum, Changeboard and ANZ BlueNotes along with numerous other online publications.
An in-demand Futurist speaker, he has appeared on BBC Television, BBC Radio, Sky News, Channel 4, UKTV, in the Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Economist, Australian Financial Review and on stage at over 550 in-person events in over 40 countries.
Andrew hosts The Actionable Futurist® Podcast series, which is available on all podcast platforms.
New Book for 2024
Andrew will be releasing his first book in 2024 to be published by Wiley, titled “Digitally Curious® – Your Toolkit to Navigate Technology in the Age of AI” which will focus on providing actionable insights and ideas for the near-term future on all things related to technology and its use in society.
Introducing The Actionable Futurist®
International Advisor and TED Speaker
Andrew has spoken at over 500 events in over 40 countries worldwide. Engagements include senior executives from Vodafone, NHS, DHL, Nike, Nestle, Adobe, Bupa, Worldpay, Euler Hermes, Mars, Arriva, Johnson Matthey, Taylor Wessing, Bunzl, De Beers, Sanofi, European Central Bank, L’Oréal, LinkedIn, 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. A seasoned TEDx speaker, he has presented at 5 separate TEDx events.
Watch Andrew’s video series, where he presents his Points of View on technology topics that impact society – short takes with actionable insights, or the AI Hub where you will find helpful resources on Artificial Intelligence.
Andrew holds both Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees.
His 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 1980s when he found himself online via dial-up bulletin boards.
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 role at IBM, he was head of international client strategy for Visible Technologies, owned by WPP.
Andrew is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Britain Australia Society.