Event planning with merchandise

November 25th 2016

I was recently invited to speak at the HITEC conference, the worlds largest hospitality technology show. This event was produced by HFTP, an international professional association serving the hospitality finance and technology industries. For the event, we created a special edition t-shirt, which had people climbing over one another in hopes of grasping one! With all parties involved, this was a huge success.

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The Conference Badge of the Future

November 25th 2016

Futurist Robert Scoble doing what he does best... live out there on the front line, discovering the very latest in tech. In this video, Robert interviews (and we mean, grills in depth) Harpreet Chatha and David Ely from Turnournow at the COMMVAULT conference event in Orlando. How about a conference badge that allows exhibitors to track in real-time, analytics of attendees?

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Tips to plan for a successful conference

November 25th 2016

During the last ten years I've been travelling around the world and speaking at a range of different conferences and strategy retreats. From my experience at various summits, conferences and events I've found the following points make a successful conference. In this article I share 7 essential tips on how to plan a successful conference.

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Inspire and motivate your millenials

November 25th 2016

We know that the future of work is changing, and for the ellusive 'millenials' motivators that worked in the past are quickly losing power. So how do you motivate and satisfy the needs of and get the best from this creative group who are so essential in our workplaces?

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Leadership and the Mindset of Discovery

November 25th 2016

After more than 15 years working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse: "Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is always underpinned by your mindset."

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What's the single biggest skill missing from organisations today?

November 22nd 2016

The other day I was making my son breakfast. I was carefully assembling his preferred mix of Weet-Bix, Chia seeds, cinnamon, greek yogurt and honey. He said to me 'Daddy you're the Wheet-Bix' professor. It both took me by surprise, and made me laugh.  I guess the point my enlighted 4 year was making is that it's pretty easy to be considered a professor these days, where everyone is an expert in anything.

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As leaders, how can we fight the fear in Pharma?

November 22nd 2016

I have seen the constant change across the pharmaceutical industry first hand. I know that there is a great deal of fear that comes from all levels within organisations about what lies ahead. I recently presented at the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference sharing my thoughts about how leaders can face fear during periods of change. You know, we actually have a choice...

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Why the brightest minds aren't always the best innovators

November 9th 2016

Blue sky thinking with your best and brightest isn't always the path to innovation breakthroughs. In this short video clip social futurist Kieran Flanagan explains why.

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What the Concept of Singularity Means for Business

November 9th 2016
The technological advancements combined with the increasing growth of computing power will lead to singularity. But what is singularity and what does it mean for businesses?
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Are you addicted to the distraction drug?

November 8th 2016

A September 2015 tweet from Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay was one of the funniest I read last year: ‘There’s a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table, not on his phone, not on a laptop, just drinking coffee, like a psychopath.’

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The 5 biggest handbrakes on Momentum

November 8th 2016

From Sony to Microsoft, Adidas to Alcoa, and Billabong to Lego, many a brand has lost their mojo at one time or another. Michael McQueen shares key insights on how we can keep the pedal on momentum.From Sony to Microsoft, Adidas to Alcoa, and Billabong to Lego, many a brand has lost their mojo at one time or another.

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Speaker Presentation Tools To Wow Attendees

October 20th 2016

Wow attendees with stunning speaker presentations. We share 5 of the most useful tools to manage and fine-tune speaker presentations, and to arm yourself with the 'can-dos' when asked to edit or enhance a presentation at short notice.

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Global Digital Futurist Brian Solis Joins Ode Management

October 7th 2016

Ode Management are thrilled to welcome global sensation and digital futurist, Brian Solis to our speaker team of disruptors, thought leaders and innovators.

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Whose Job is it to Innovate?

September 16th 2016

When a company is small and starting out, everyone has to be innovative. It’s a necessity. You need to innovate to survive, because everything is new. There are new challenges and problems every day, every hour, and a lot of time needs to be spent thinking about how to meet those challenges and solve those problems. Companies have to work out how to supply something of value to customers, how to market their goods and/or services, how to attract and retain the best people and a hundred other things. As they do this, they are being, by definition, innovative.

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Leadership and The Mindset of Discovery

September 16th 2016

After 15+ years, working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse. Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is underpinned by your mindset. In this short yet powerful video-clip, John shares 5 key behaviors you can start using today to adapt and develop a Mindset of Discovery.

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Seeking a ROCKSTAR business development manager!

September 9th 2016

Ode Management are looking for a vibrant, motivated sales professional to join our USA sales team and become a valued part of our business.

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Seamless Banking & Finance

September 7th 2016

What does Seamless look like for the banking and finance industry?

In this short video, futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson shares some great insights into the Seamless customer journey as well as big data and cyber criminals - two disruptive trends that are set to shape the future of banking.

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What Brexit Means for Australia

August 16th 2016

Britain's leaving the European Union is one of the biggest shocks of the past decade, both to the political establishment (in Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond) and to the financial markets (again, in Britain, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond).

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