Gus Balbontin is often thought of as a futurist, not because he predicts the future, but because he helps you focus on what you can control to deal with any future. From executive director of Lonely Planet, working with companies such as Google X, Nokia and Amazon, Gus moved back to his entrepreneurial roots becoming an investor, founder and mentor across the start-up eco-system in Melbourne. Over the last 3 years, Gus has presented around the world, from audiences of 10 to that of 10,000, taking attendees behind the scenes to understand what companies did right and wrong during the decades of unparalleled change.
In an upcoming world of AI, Gus warns: “getting too distracted with future guesses will only take time away from you and your company to actually do something about the future”.
The lessons he shares can be applied to all modern business and individuals facing the digital revolution and the relentless pace of technology. He is candid and full of energy. His common sense will disarm you and his practical approach will get you moving on Monday first thing!
Gus will make you laugh hard and equally think deeply about the puzzles of running a business in today’s world.
This is a great event to kick off the BBN calendar for 2020!
Members are welcome to bring a guest along