Ross Dawson

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Ross Dawson (born 1962) is an Australian author, futurist, entrepreneur and former stockbroker.[1] 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,[2] 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.

Dawson is married to Sydney jewellery designer Victoria Buckley and the couple have two young daughters.


  • 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