Bruce McCabe inspires, energises and provokes


When Bruce speaks, he takes his audience with him on a journey into the future. This incorrigible explorer has infectious optimism and passion for innovation and listeners can't help but be enthralled.

On the back of 20 years experience working at the cutting edge of technological innovation, Bruce talks about technologies that excite him and he believes will change the world. Delegates learn to think innovatively and discover potential game changers for themselves.

Key features of Bruce's presentations...

  • An inspirational look at the future
  • Energising and provoking
  • Technologies that are real and coming
  • Audiences think laterally about new opportunities & possibilities
  • 20 years experience in innovation research, leadership & practice

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In Bruce's words...

"I love exploring the cutting edge ... but I also know that innovation is about people. In every case, the very best results come from bringing the right people together in the right way. So as well as offering a real taste of the future, I leave my audiences with simple, effective strategies for driving positive change and innovation in their organisation."

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What Bruce's audiences say...

“You helped the entire sales team think differently, positively and expansively about the opportunities ahead. Mission accomplished!”
Steve Keys, COO, Software AG

“Thank you for Bruce McCabe’s recent contribution to our Chief Executives’ Conference. After his presentation on emerging technologies Bruce spent the rest of the evening taking questions and providing insights on a huge range of issues. Everyone in the executive team enjoyed the experience and was left enlightened after a thought-provoking and valuable session.”
Mike Tilley, CEO, Challenger Financial Services

“Bruce, thank you. I and the rest of the management team really valued your outsider’s view, technological knowledge and insights – you have to be leading edge!”
– David Kirk, CEO, John Fairfax Holdings Ltd

“Dear Bruce, thank you for recently spending time with our high achievers at Couran Cove. It was extremely beneficial for our top performers to hear about the digital opportunities in business and society and how technology is ‘pushing boundaries’. We look forward to meeting and working with you again in future.”
Peter Clare, Group Executive Product and Operations & Bob McKinnon, Group Executive Technology, Westpac Banking Corporation

“The feedback on Bruce’s delivery was exceptional. We generated more than 50 positive media stories as a result. He is a very engaging speaker and knows how to provoke his audience in a positive way. His involvement in our launch gave us credibility and delivered quality media coverage."
– Jacqui Donovan, Marketing Director Asia Pacific, Brightmail

“Bruce has brought so much value to our annual MobileXchange conferences. He engages incredibly well with delegates and is unique in the way he relates future technologies back to today’s business world. A superb speaker. 90% of our delegates at MobileXchange scored Bruce as ‘essential’ or ‘valuable’.”
– Lesley MacLennan, National Marketing Manager, Toshiba

“It is vital for BT to identify and understand emerging trends in relation to where technology is going, and the key implications for business. Through his participation in our planning activities, Bruce has provided us with great insights into the future, with good humour and professionalism.”
– Virginia O’Farrell, Head of Marketing, Wealth & Wrap Solutions, BT Financial Group

“The workshop on the future of eHealth was an exceptional day. We tackled so many aspects of health care. The insights we received on commercialisation opportunities were priceless, and our team will be taking full advantage of them.”
– Gary Morgan, Chief Executive, Australian e-Health Research Centre

“Australia’s answer to Esther Dyson!”
– Greg Stone, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

“Your keynote address, Computer Science, Sustainability and the Future, significantly contributed to what was our most successful e-Government Forum to date and many attendees noted your presentation as one of the highlights.”
– Ann Steward, General Manager, Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)

“Your material hit the target by providing a grounded perspective on future technology directions. It gave participants a stretch on their current understanding and also a basis to see the potential applications for these technologies in their business.”
– Dr Robert Kay, Head of Strategic Innovation, Westpac Banking Corporation

“I wanted to thank you again for your assistance with the 32nd Plenary…your keynote has come up the most popular of all of them!”
– Kim Salter, Operations Manager, SAP Australia User Group

“At our User Group Conference Bruce not only gave a great presentation on the future direction of Business Intelligence but also took the time to discuss this, and other topics of interest, with many of the attendees. He also hosted a customer panel discussion which was extremely well received by the attendees. Bruce certainly provided us value-add over and above our agreed engagement.”
– David Merchant, Marketing Director, Cognos

“Thanks, Bruce, for a brilliant presentation to the UTS IT Management Program alumni last night. The feedback has been sensational – everyone appreciated the sharing of your valuable insights into leadership for the future, especially with regard to the anticipation and management of potentially disruptive strategic inflection points in the global economy.”
– Dr Ken Dovey, Director IT Management Program, University of Technology Sydney

“Bruce was a real asset to Microsoft’s Enterprise Summit. He was entertaining, engaging and provocative and his IT knowledge and independence was an important factor in anchoring and setting the right tone for the event. Would we utilise his services again? – yes!”
– Wendy Gillespie, Marketing Program Manager, Microsoft

“Our customers gave Bruce rave reviews at our recent seminar. He is a very good speaker, but most importantly he has a lot to say about the Australian IT landscape, all based on thorough research and his personal knowledge of the industry.”
– Ania Bokina, Software SMB Marketing Manager, IBM

“Bruce – thank you for sharing your insights about outsourcing and offshoring opportunities. It was refreshing to hear your views on other drivers that will determine the success of Australian companies in this space.”
– Sheryle Moon, CEO, Australian Information Industry Association

“The secret to holding a great event is to bring value to the audience. We found that combining our product launch with commentary from an independent expert brought true value to the audience. We have had a lot of positive feedback from customers and industry partners. Bruce not only did a great job in presenting the material but also individual discussions with participants after the event.”
– Gus Robertson, Vice President, South Asia Pacific, Red Hat

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