Futurist Speaker and Technology Trends Expert Andrew Grill is a former IBM Global Managing Partner and a popular and sought-after keynote speaker and trusted board-level technology advisor.
With 30+ years of experience leading technology companies, Andrew provides actionable advice to help any audience harness digital technologies to achieve their corporate goals with a near-term focus.
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.
Andrew will be releasing his first book in 2024 to be published by Wiley, titled “Digitally Curious®” 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 latest video series, where he presents his Points of View on technology topics that impact society – short takes with actionable insights, or his AI Hub where you will find useful 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.
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.