Andrew Grill: Biography highlights
Practical Futurist and Former IBM Global Managing Partner, Andrew is a popular and sought-after keynote speaker.
Full biography of Andrew Grill
Unlike traditional Futurists, who paint a picture of the future in 10, 20 or even 50 years’ time, Andrew delivers practical and immediately actionable insights in every session.
100% digital, Andrew believes that to “get digital you need to be digital” and his engaging keynotes provide actionable insights on how to achieve corporate goals on a global and long-lasting scale.
Andrew has spoken in over 40 countries worldwide. Recent clients include senior executives from companies as diverse as Vodafone, Barclays, Nike, Mars, Schroders Bank, Nestle, Wella, Euler Hermes, DHL, Taylor Wessing, Technogym, LinkedIn and CPA Australia.
Andrew carefully crafts every keynote with his audience in mind. Some of his distinctive keynotes include:
- Disrupt or Be Disrupted – Digital disruption and what it means for you and your business.
- Social Selling – How you can access new opportunities using smarter selling techniques.
- Building a Digital-Proof business – How the right mix of technology & culture will defend the threat of disruption.
- Workplace of the Future – How your employees can adapt to changes in the nature of work.
- Digital Diversity – Why you need digital practitioners on your board.
- Rising above the noise – How to stand out in the digital world.
- Brand advocates – How your best advocates are already on the payroll.
Watch Andrew in action
“I have used Andrew twice as a consultant to help us overhaul mobile and social strategy, first for the Nestlé corporate site and then for our Investor Relations section.
I would say he saved us 18 months. I would recommend him without hesitation.”
Full Monty Leadership
“Andrew Grill is without doubt a practical futurist. Everybody left that conference having seen Andrew inspired, clear and knowing exactly what they needed to do the next day.
If you are looking for a speaker to really understand where we are going and how it’s shifting, Andrew Grill is your man.”
Templeton & Partners
“Andrew was highly engaging both during and after the event, and worked the room to ensure everyone got a chance to immerse themselves in the content and air their views directly.
Our first event was a huge success, most of the attendees ended up staying on 2 hours past the finish time, I owe all of this to Andrew.”
“A great session from start to finish, thank you. There was much to take in and I’ve enjoyed revisiting your session again via the replay.”
“Andrew beautifully engages, inspires and equips his audience with endless fresh perspectives and practical thoughts that let them walk away with immense desire to take their organizations and teams further.
I recommend Andrew as a speaker, facilitator, or consultant if you want to gift your audience with a transformational experience.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
Andrew's speaking topics
Disrupt or Be Disrupted
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.
Building a Digital-Proof-Business
How do you develop a digital-proof business? It's not all about technology, it also involves culture change and your own personal digital growth. Digital transformation starts with your own personal understanding of the threats and opportunities digital brings. This talk will provide practical advice on how to stay ahead of digital disruption and 'get digital'.
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.
The Future of software licensing
For clients and vendors, what does moving from perpetual, on-premise licensing to a SaaS environment entail now and in the future?
Blockchain, Bitcoin, ICO?
What does it all mean for my business and should I jump in and invest?
Eminence in a Digital World
How you can build and drive an eminence program for your company
Think and act like a start-up
Andrew's experience running 6 start-ups over 12 years will help you think and act in an agile way