For more than a decade of his career, Andrew was the Head of Technology Research for Visa Europe, where he gained a reputation for incredibly fresh thinking and proposing pragmatic solutions to complex problems. With over 30 years of identifying and tracking technology trends and business behaviours across a wide variety of industries, Andrew's colourful and engaging storytelling helps businesses to harness the current pace of change, identify the opportunities it presents and stimulate transformation. In his roles as innovation catalyst, start-up and business strategy adviser, Andrew has worked with media, technology, financial and blockchain organisations to prepare them for the future of their business success today. Equally, as a passionate technologist, he has vast experience running innovation labs and corporate incubators as an 'Entrepreneur In Residence' provoking companies to answer the fundamental question: what does this technological innovation mean to your business?
Andrew's Keynotes, ideation sessions, dynamic workshops and executive board briefings unlock the hidden potential organisations often overlook or do not possess the knowledge and methods to leverage. Andrew's talent is in connecting the dots between the implications and the opportunities that key technological trends will have on society, industry and the individuals within them.
Lack of market need is the top reason that most entrepreneurs and start-ups experience failures, followed by not bootstrapping their funding model actively and with a rigid acumen and attention to detail. Andrew's role from the stage and as an adviser in fintech, technology and leading organisations is to distill the challenges they face into a groundswell and pivot point where people are empowered to project and execute future paths. His brilliant insights and the processes he takes leaders through in his workshops explore the critical narratives and opportunities that enable brand new revenue models or products to be brought to life.
System of Storytelling
As a world-class communicator and systems thinking expert, Andrew shares his methodologies that businesses can use to reveal the strategic and innovation initiatives that allow for multiple versions of a successful future to be envisioned. Through his extensive experience in technology and fintech industries, Andrew inspires everyone he meets with his knowledge and methods for discovering answers to the three essential questions everyone should ask of their next innovation. His infectious storytelling and piercing transformative power enable leaders to continually spot new opportunities and then map out the scenarios to drive their future success and profit.