Futurist Speaker The Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill is a former IBM Global Managing Partner and 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, and 12 years running technology start-ups, Andrew is a highly experienced authority on a wide range of topics related to technology trends and the digital world.
A strong digital advocate and former Electronic Engineer, Andrew believes that “to get digital, you need to be digital”. His engaging keynotes provide actionable insights on how to harness digital technologies to achieve corporate goals on a global and long-lasting scale.
International Advisor and TED Speaker
Andrew has spoken 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.
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 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 role at IBM, he was head of international client strategy for Visible Technologies, owned by WPP.
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.
He has appeared several times on Sky News, Channel 4, UK TV, and has been published in the Financial Times, The Telegraph and the Guardian.
Andrew hosts The Actionable Futurist® Podcast series available on all podcast platforms.