Andrew Grill

Pragmatic Futurist, technology trends and digital expert

London-based Pragmatic Futurist and former IBM Global Managing Partner Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after keynote speaker and trusted board-level technology advisor.  

Raised in Adelaide, and trained as an Engineer, he spent 11 years in Sydney working in senior roles for Optus and Telstra before relocating to London in 2006.  He has a broad career spanning over 30 years in large corporates such as IBM, British Aerospace, and Telstra, as well as 12 years running technology start-ups in Australia and the UK. Andrew is a highly experienced authority on a wide range of topics related to technology trends and the digital world.

Andrew has spoken to and advised companies in over 40 countries including senior executives from DHL, Nike, Nestle, Adobe, Mars, Vodafone, De Beers, Sanofi, Thomson Reuters, ANZ, KPMG, Mercer, British Airways, Finnair, UK Government, Westpac, Qantas, Aon, American Airlines, and Shell.

Andrew’s first-hand experience of the digital world and his in-depth understanding of new technologies spans three decades and can be traced back to the early 1980s when he found himself online via bulletin boards, the precursor to email.

He was responsible for launching Australia’s largest commercial property website, PropertyLook, and Australian location technology company Seeker Wireless to the world stage.

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