All articles by Ode team

Courage in the workplace

February 28th 2022

Christian 'Boo' Boucousis is a force of nature who can start or close any event and engage an audience like none other, he is a genuinely inspirational keynote speaker. His Deep Performance keynote unpacks courage and the role it plays in creating trust as a team, and what we can do to develop the courage to commit to our convictions, to connect to our purpose and do purposeful things each and every day.

Reset The Machines

February 8th 2022

Dr Catriona Wallace explores the intersection between artificial intelligence and minority groups, including women. She recognizes the need for women to break into traditionally male-dominated spaces such as artificial intelligence, and the AI economic growth in the tech world.

She discusses how the inclusion of women and minorities can reduce biases in data sets, and recalibrate the scales of industry.

Helping teams with Internal Revolution and External Evolution

February 8th 2022

Pauline Nguyen critically addresses separatism. Pauline believes that we cannot fight separatism with separatism. The future does not resemble the past, and for Pauline, it’s critical for individuals to avoid confinement to the past. She calls for organizations and individuals to embrace oneness to fight bias, and offers solutions for a wholesome future.

Become a fighter pilot for the day

November 1st 2021

We're offering you the chance to fly in an Albatros L-39 Fighter Jet! The jet that is used to train real fighter pilots! Confirm a booking with Christian 'Boo' Boucousis before the end of 2021 for your chance to secure this amazing life-changing experience!

The courage to embrace change

February 28th 2022

Recent events have shown us that we know we can not often control what happens to us. As a world class musician sharing the stage with some of the biggest performers in the world, Mark Schulman knows a lot about building courage. He knows that it comes down to how we manage change. There are two ways of managing change: we either embrace it or resist it.

Calm courage through disruption

February 28th 2022

As a thought leader, Pauline’s unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the minds of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, courage, resilience and grit. As Pauline says, ‘If we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence over others.” When Pauline talks of commitment driving outcomes, people listen.

Tough times don't last - But tough people do

April 27th 2021

As a thought leader, Pauline Nguyen's unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the plight of the Australian farmer. Pauline has studied the challenges of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, courage, resilience and grit.

The truth is that tougher times are coming. The key to survival is to learn how to thrive and prosper. Learn how to remain fearless, stress-free and unshakeable in business and in life. When Pauline talks of commitment driving outcomes, people listen.

Change your breathing, change your life

April 6th 2021

April 11 is World Breathing Day. Some of you might be asking, "Why do we need to have a World Breathing Day? We all breathe, right?" - yes, you breathe. But do you breathe to merely survive? Or do you breathe to thrive? I know what I want to do: I want to bring to thrive. In this video, I want to show you a breathing technique called the Box Breath.

Learning the tools for self-mastery

October 26th 2020

The housing and construction industry is booming right now, but we know that there are still some common issues such as quality control and compliance hat need to be considered. How will you ensure that your tradespeople are doing the job properly? If we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence with others - because the effect we have on others is the most valuable currency we have.

Give your organisation a technology upgrade

October 26th 2020

Pauline Nguyen has worked alongside the technology industry through her coaching and facilitation and noticed that many technology organisations are talking about innovation - and yet so many are doing things in the same old way. Even after considering a different approach they inevitably revert back to the same default behaviours as before. So how is your business approaching change? Is your organisation reinventing itself through these challenging time? Now is the time to make change an opportunity to do better.

Huddle Up with Gus podcast featuring Mark Schulman

October 20th 2020

Professional musician Mark Schulman enters the huddle with podcaster Gus Frerotte. On this episode, Mark talks about his time with Cher and P!nk, his connection with sports, being raised by English professors, and with what we can do in order to view quarantine as an opportunity during the COVID-19 crisis.

Activate a state of calm courage

October 13th 2020

It's not new news that the finance and banking Industries are under some pressure during these times. Assisting our community and our families is a big job that puts pressure on our system and our people. We all understand this, but one thing I've learned in these recent times is that crisis does not change people, crisis reveals them. How we deal with a crisis is a reflection on how we deal with life.

Fin-services look to AI to solve pandemic related organisational issues

October 7th 2020

On the back of the pandemic, we have seen the financial services sector fare better than most others however it has also gone through a significant disruption to its workforce. Most financial services companies sent their employees home to work. They then faced challenges with employees not being able to access information and files on-premises as well as employees being unable to collaborate effectively, not being face to face.

AI, Bad Robots and Ethics

October 7th 2020

A Netflix hit was released recently called 'The Social Dilemma'. In this tech documentary, Tristan Harris explores the ways in which the Tech Giants control the world through the use of AI and algorithms. He calls it the Attention Economy and notes that 'If you don't pay for the product, you are the product".

Restarting Events in a COVID-19 World

May 17th 2020

How should we be approaching digital events? That question — on every event organizer’s mind — was among the topics explored in an April 21 “Restarting Events in a COVID-19 World” webinar led by Karrikins Group founder Peter Sheahan. More than 200 participants tuned in to his conversation with Sherrif Karamat, PCMA president and CEO; Kati Quigley, senior director of global industry marketing at Microsoft; and David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Global Events.

Conquering Crisis Like a Rockstar

March 17th 2020

Harness the energy, spirit and passion of rockstars to overcome any challenge.

Artificial Intelligence - Providing Hope at a Time of Crisis

March 16th 2020

As the world moves into an unprecedented time of crisis management the role of Artificial Intelligence has become extremely important. As organisations restructure their organisational structures, send their employees home to work, avoid human to human interactions, minimise their expenditure and try to innovate their way out of the crisis we will see the use of AI increasing as a means to enable each of these factors.

Using Technology to Fight Back Against Coronavirus

March 16th 2020

While the world is fighting to contain the Coronavirus Pandemic, there are a range of technologies already being deployed to assist with keeping people safe during this outbreak. This short article lists some of the ways that advanced technology can help to contain the spread of COVID-19:

Calm Courage, Resounding Resilience, Tacit Grit in Times of Crisis

March 16th 2020

Amongst all the chaos, panic, fear and confusion of the Corona virus, I believe there's never been a more exciting time now in business and in life. We always talk about innovation and evolution and becoming the change, but we often leave it a little bit too late because we operate with a business as usual mindset.

Sustainability: Crisis Leadership

March 9th 2020

Dr Catriona Wallace shares profoundly personal experiences of the destruction of millions of hectares of farmland in Australia – including her own – and how stronger gender diversity in leadership can assist in helping combat the new reality that faces Australia.

Sustainability, Climate Change, and Alternative Energies

March 9th 2020

Sustainability and climate change are becoming increasingly important issues for humanity's longevity on our planet - But when it comes to having a conversation around these issues there are a lot of controversial and conflicting views. It's one of the key topics that our futurist Shara Evans is keeping a close eye on.

Jobs of the Future

February 24th 2020

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will provide you with state-of-the-art information on technologies such as AI and robotics, then take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s and beyond. While many jobs may disappear or change in fundamental ways, emerging technologies will also bring about many new opportunities.

AI, Robots And The Future Of Education

February 24th 2020

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s based on her extensive research of projects that are already being worked on / contemplated in research labs around the world. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond

The Future of Privacy and Security

February 16th 2020

In this keynote speech, Shara goes a bit dark side — talking about security and privacy: and it can get a little bit scary when describing the things that can go wrong, and in some cases how technologies and people’s trust have already been weaponised.

Technology + The Future of Humanity

February 13th 2020

In this mega session, delivered at the Society of Women Engineers November 2019 event in Anaheim, CA, futurist Shara Evans talks about how technology will impact jobs, security, and privacy as well as providing incredible business opportunities to commercialize these concepts into innovative new products and services. Shara will explore big picture items such as what will it mean to be human in the age of pervasive technology.

Topics covered in this speech include smart cities, future modes of transport, space travel, artificial intelligence (in its many forms), examples of jobs of the future, and the future of humanity - including brain implants, stem cell therapies, nanobots, and genetic engineering - along with the many new jobs and challenges that will emerge as we adopt these technologies.

AI + Robotics: How Technology Is Impacting Innovation

February 13th 2020

In this keynote speech, Shara takes you into the world of AI + Robots and how they’re impacting businesses + what this means to you in your role organisation - as well as sharing with you some of her thoughts on Jobs of the Future and the Future of Humanity.

Technology, Cutting Edge Health Innovations + The Future of Work

September 30th 2019

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the opening keynote speech at NSW Health's "Our Future Workforce: Exploring Culture, Talent & Technology" forum in Sept 2019.

The Future Of Healthcare, Radiology + Cutting Edge Medtech

September 30th 2019

Futurist Shara Evans delivered the closing keynote speech at the BreastScreen Radiographer and Counsellor Symposium in Sept 2019.

Focus on the Future - A Workforce Initiative - ​Interview with Shara Evans

January 17th 2020

Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch interviewed Shara Evans, who is recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies. Here's what she had to say about how technology will impact the way healthcare is delivered in the future and what organisations should be thinking about to plan for disruption.

NSW Health Workforce Forum 2019

January 17th 2020

The fourth NSW Health Workforce Forum, ​hosted by the Workforce Planning and Talent Development Branch was held on the 23rd September 2019 at the City Recital Hall featured guest speaker Shara Evans. The forum brought together over 280 employees from across NSW Health to discuss emerging workforce priorities in culture, talent and technology.

The program had a range of speakers to disrupt thinking. In this keynote Shara Evans outlined how emerging and future technology that will impact on healthcare.

The Future Of Travel - Business And Leisure Travel In 2030

August 9th 2017

In this keynote speech, delivered at the Tourism Innovators Conference technology futurist Shara Evans describes how the emergence of the world wide web was a game changer for the travel industry — spawning airline websites with online booking portals, price comparison sites for flights and hotels, social reviews of tours, hotels, and anything travel related.

Inspiring Women In Business – Rising to the top + Bumps along the way

January 9th 2020

In this motivational speech technology futurist Shara Evans shares her inspiring personal story of how she became a business leader and globally renowned futurist — whilst overcoming personal challenges that would have been viewed as impossible barriers by most.

Shara Evans featured on the Street Talk Podcast

December 12th 2019

SoundCloud: Street Talk Episode 8 – Futurist Shara Evans at the LJ Hooker Event (audio podcast)

Respond And Retreat - Pathcast

January 10th 2020

The Pathcast is an interview series with tech and business experts, discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of business and provides actionable steps for you to implement from the ground up.

Futurist Shara Evans | Qld Police Identity, Cyber and Financial Crime Symposium

February 5th 2017

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans spills the beans on some very disturbing trends that will impact every business and consumer. Namely, there are a range of emerging technologies and business practices that are impacting our privacy, as well as increasing the risk of security breaches — including identity theft.

From SciFi to Reality: Emerging Technologies - New Attack Vectors for Cyber Criminals?

February 5th 2017

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans describes an array of emerging technologies along with their potential for opening up new attack vectors for cyber criminals. By showing how and where sensitive business and personal information may be compromised in the future, from spying drones to connected cars to mobile apps, Shara will provide you with insights that will help you navigate the new world of ubiquitous connectivity and how these lessons can relate to securing your most valuable information.

From Scifi To Boardroom Threat – Where The Challenges Lie In The Digital Future

February 5th 2017

In her plenary keynote speech at CeBIT 2016, futurist Shara Evans talks about "CyberCrime: From Sci-Fi to boardroom threat - where the challenges lie in the digital future."

Security, Privacy + Ethics: Challenges in our Digital Future

July 4th 2018

In this keynote speech, delivered at the ISACA's North American CACS conference in May 2018, futurist Shara Evans talks about the future of security and privacy, as well as the ethical issues that we'll face now and in our digital future.

CEO, Sun Tan City

Mark Schulman - Testimonials

The presentation was wonderful. The energy, the message, That's what it's all about.

General Manager, Thomson Reuters

Mark Schulman - Testimonials

Mark was impressive.The presentation was high energy and a great way to kick off our conference.

Connecting Point

Mark Schulman - Testimonials

Mark was genuine, kind, and thoughtful, and because of Mark's research before the event the audience felt part of the presentation. Outstanding!

The Rockstar Attitude

October 9th 2019

The real estate industry is changing. There's all this new technology. Things are constantly shifting and moving and markets are going up and down. It can create anxiety. It can create fear.

AI & Customer Experience

October 9th 2019

Dr. Catriona Wallace has established herself as the innovative go-to expert for optimizing customer experience. As a result, she's the most natural authority to consult with when looking at ways to introduce emerging technologies into business.

Leadership in the age of automation

August 20th 2019

In this uncertain future largely driven by the arrival of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, let's think about what I see as the most important skills for leaders to be considering.

Humanising brands with AI

August 5th 2019

In a world where disruption has become the norm, super-intelligent computers have the potential to revolutionize how we both govern and conduct business - yet it is not always immediately obvious how the science of artificial intelligence can help shape image and brand identity. Dr Catriona Wallace takes a moment to help us identify the challenges of AI and marketing, and where they intersect.

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