Ross Dawson is an Australian author, futurist, entrepreneur and former stockbroker. Best known for his 2002 book 'Living Networks', Dawson founded the futures think tank Future Exploration Network and consults on digital futures to various big organisations such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, Microsoft and News Corp.
Named by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia's digital age, Dawson graduated from Bristol University with a B.Sc (Hons) and from Macquarie University with a Grad. Dip in Applied Finance.
Dawson regularly gives keynote addresses on digital media futures and his 'Future of Media Reports' have a readership in the tens of thousands.
The New York Times credits Dawson with predicting the growth of social media in 2002 in his book Living Networks. The BBC] credits him with being a "leading futurist" and with having "predicted the social networking revolution" back in 2002.
- Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships 2000 Woburn, MA:Butterworth-Heinemann ISBN 0-7506-7185-8
- Living Networks 2003, New Jersey:Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-035333-7
- Implementing Enterprise 2.0: A Practical Guide To Creating Business Value Inside Organizations With Web Technologies 2009, Sydney:Advanced Human Technologies
- Getting Results from Crowds: The definitive guide to using crowdsourcing to grow your business 2011, Sydney:Advanced Human Technologies
- "Pearson FT Press | InformIT". ftpress.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- 40 biggest players in Australia's digital age[dead link]
- Susskind, Richard (28 June 2005). "Developing Knowledge-based Client Relationships (book review)". The Times.
- Pfanner, Eric (14 October 2013). "Peering Into the Future of Media". New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "What If? Competition judges". BBC. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- Tabakoff, Jenny (1 March 2000). "Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships (brief review)". Sydney Morning Herald.
- Yelland, Philippa (1 April 2003). "Living Networks (brief review)". Sydney Morning Herald.
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