Nick Abrahams

Nick Abrahams

Entrepreneur  |  Author  |  Innovator known as the 'Comic Futurist'
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About Nick

“As the Global Head of Technology & Innovation for Norton Rose Fulbright, a professional services firm with over 7,000 employees, Nick Abrahams is at the front line of global business & ...”

As the Global Head of Technology & Innovation for Norton Rose Fulbright, a professional services firm with over 7,000 employees, Nick Abrahams is at the front line of global business & innovation

Nick created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot and was a category winner in the Financial Times Asia-Pac Innovator of the Year Awards in 2020. Separate to NRF, he is the founder of Australia’s leading online legal service, LawPath which has over 150,000 users and was recognised in the 2020 Deloitte Fast 50 as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies.

He is a director of: global genomics research leader, the Garvan Foundation; the Vodafone Foundation and the Sydney Film Festival. In December 2020 he stepped off the board of ASX300 software company, Integrated Research after six years.  He is the author of two Amazon best-selling books Digital Disruption in Australia and Big Data, Big Responsibilities.

Nick Abrahams is a futurist. But Nick’s real-world business experience makes him very different to other futurists. Nick doesn’t just read about trends, he lives them every day in his various roles. The knowledge he gains from being at the front line of global business means his presentations have a currency and a credibility that is hard to match.

Nick’s profile as a global executive, media commentator and author of two Amazon best-selling books on technology gives him the ability to engage not only a large conference audience but also to provide meaningful guidance to smaller leadership groups or boards.

Whether it is an auditorium, board room or virtual event, Nick aims to:
Inform … people about what is happening in the real world
Equip … each person with an action plan and, importantly
Entertain … as we know learning works best when enjoyed.

Nick speaks at over 40 live/virtual events globally each year bringing his unique blend of hands-on insight and humour to audiences.

What people say about Nick

Nick is a “P” speaker – powerful, persuasive, on-point and purposeful. He was hand-picked to address a group of 200 innovators, entrepreneurs and industry executives at  SWITCH Festival. If you are lucky enough to hear Nick speak, you had better be a multi tasker as I have never witnessed a room full of people more engaged and in uproars at Nick’s wit and storytelling and at the same time furiously capturing the insights that Nick imparted. He is the complete ‘Package’.

– Co-Founder, SWITCH Festival

Nick gave the futurist’s presentation at our conference of 200+ attendees. He was everything you want in a keynote speaker – informative, accessible and, importantly, entertaining. Highly recommended.

– Director, Australian Healthcare Week

Nick spoke on “AI and the Future” at our events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. His performance was energetic, funny and insightful. Great stories and great engagement with the audience. Unlike other speakers, he gets the audience to engage with each other – but in an easy and enjoyable way. We have had terrific feedback.

– Chief Business Director, WPP Group

He has an insider’s understanding of the world of technology and innovation. His speech was funny, fast-paced and insightful as well as being motivating for our people.

– CEO, KPMG Australia

We were delighted with Nick’s speech on future trends. He lights up a room with his energetic and engaging style. He even has the audience engaging with each other in a fun way. He had us listening, learning, laughing and (almost) crying. We could not be happier with our choice.

– VP, Asia Pacific, Docusign, Inc

Audience feedback was exceptionally positive about Nick hitting precisely the right note.

– GRC Institute