What people say
I would like to convey my sincerest appreciation to Future Crunch for their outstanding efforts in presenting the two hour session on innovation at the 87th INTERPOL General Assembly. The presentation provided mind-provoking insights into future opportunities and challenges for law enforcement as well as effective police innovation. It was a great pleasure to follow their speech on connectivity, artificial intelligence, new machines, digital transformation and forensics. Their dedicated support during the preparation process and their close collaboration with our Innovation Centre was deeply appreciated. Our colleagues highly valued their inspirational spirit and strong commitment to the event and the topics presented.
Jurgen Stock | Secretary General, INTERPOL
Steven and Shasta showed off their love of science by taking the best positive science stories (that the mainstream media have largely ignored) using them to illustrate the massive leaps forward being made worldwide right now, and giving us a sneak peak at the next leaps likely to be arriving soon. Their passionate, positive and upbeat presentation serves as a great contrast to the negative, politics obsessed news stories and overwhelmingly demonstrated that we live in a time of immense creativity, opportunity and of course, scientific discovery. We are smarter, healthier and more connected than at any time in history and getting more so at an accelerating rate. Future Crunch remind us that the world keeps changing - for the better, and that it’s a great time to be alive.
John Evans | Service Group Manager, Banking Systems, TSB
Future Crunch exceeded our expectations. We wanted something to stimulate our clients' thoughts beyond the day-to-day minutiae, and Gus and Tane delivered this in spades. They were receptive in our briefing and were willing and able to create a bespoke talk relevant to our industry. What they delivered is a unique, uplifting and inspiring vision of what our world is becoming and, more importantly, what it is possible to become. Our audience was wowed by the content, the supporting data, and the engaging and passionate way in which it was presented. I thoroughly recommend them.
Andrew Flitcroft | Managing Director, Gen Re Australia
We really loved the keynote from Mel, it was energetic and motivational, and a fantastic way to close our event. Future Crunch have a unique ability to deliver a knowledgeable message on future technological trends.
Sam Clist | Director, Forefront Events
From the moment Gus stepped on stage, the audience was in awe. The content was brilliant, diverse, relatable and thought-provoking. His delivery kept the audience engaged and wanting more. Numerically, the feedback on the session was sensational (average of 4.9 out of 5!). Written feedback from our audience via the app: ”How good was that?? Amazing! / Great topic! Fantastic speaker / Informative and thought-provoking / Brilliant.” Every single attendee left the conference better for the experience of hearing from Future Crunch.
Adam Sofoulis | General Manager, Group Accounting, Wesfarmers
Tane’s masterful presentation in New Zealand on the future economy and the advancement of technology on numerous fronts was a riveting eye-opener. Must surely rank amongst the top futurists anywhere.
Arun Chaudhari | CEO, Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
Steven and Shasta provided a breath of fresh air with their big data insights and science-based optimism at our payments conference in Auckland. They left delegates feeling positive about the future of humanity and where society, science and technology is heading. A big thank you to the Future Crunch team for putting together such a slick, insightful and uplifting presentation that spoke to so many.
Steve Wiggins | CEO, Payments NZ
We’d like to thank Gus and Tane for accepting our offer to present at GP18 on the Gold Coast this year, and for being so open to a briefing on what we hoped to achieve. Future Crunch’s session was fantastic and their ability to not only capture the attention of over 2,000 doctors, but also speak to them on a peer to peer basis made the session an enriching and enjoyable experience for them.
Zena Burgess | CEO, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Steven recently presented at our conference and to say we were blown away is an understatement. His ability to breakdown and simplify 'geek talk' was what made his presentation a delight. Steven covered how quickly technology is forging ahead, however instead of making it seem like something to fear he convinced the toughest sceptics in the room of the need to embrace it. He introduced us to the power of hackathons, technologies like blockchain and of course the advancement in artificial intelligence. Steven was a total professional to deal with in the lead up to the event and was friendly and engaging on all levels on the day. To win over a room full of enforcement and regulation staff is no easy feat, however all I saw were smiles and faces of engagement. Thank you Steven and thank you to Future Crunch for allowing us into your world for the day.
Jason Lawrence | Business Improvement Manager, Office of Fair Trading Queensland
We would like to thank Gus and Mel for joining us in Queenstown. Their presentation was the highlight of our conference. We really appreciated the efforts and the work they put into their keynote, engaging our members and enlightening them to what’s going on out there in the world. The way they covered artificial intelligence and other technological developments was excellent. You see snippets in the media from time to time but this really brought it all together. The inclusion of technological developments in the ski industry from around the world provided a great touch to the overall presentation as well. The conference was very successful this year and the involvement of Future Crunch contributed greatly to this success. Thank you so much.
Miles Davidson | Executive Director, Ski Areas Association of New Zealand
Future Crunch were a great and sensational eye opener for me and my team at Hyundai. And I believe it must be same feeling for our dealers. Without Gus and Tane, it would have been difficult to think clearly about the massive changes happening all around us. The future has come right in front of our noses while we do not realise it. Their presentation was perfectly matched with the topic of our recent launch. Thank you.
JW Lee | CEO, Hyundai Australia
We were thrilled to have Future Crunch join us, and couldn’t think of a better way to immerse our people, than by having Gus and Tane share their insights and expert knowledge. They have an incredible way of taking audiences on a journey through the fundamentals of science and technology, and showcasing breakthroughs changing the world for the better. Compelling storytellers, they create an optimistic and exciting view of the world and future – one where you feel compelled to take part. The feedback from our teams has been incredibly positive and we can’t wait to have them back again.
Carina Parisella | Senior Manager Strategic Engagement,
ANZ Digital Banking
It was truly a pleasure to host Future Crunch in Darwin. They shared key insights on new technologies and the global reach spanning all economies, truly insightful. Delivering facts and perspectives for the future of work, busting the myths, providing evidence of how technology is paving the way for new opportunities, new jobs as well as growth in traditional markets. Their talk inspired optimism and opened the conversation for views on managing change to embrace the new. These guys rock.
Debbie Paylor | General Manager, Industry Skills Advisory Council, Northern Territory
The best presentation on the state of the world that I've seen in years.
Molly Harriss Olson | CEO, Fair Trade Australia
Future Crunch delivered a brilliantly positive message around futures and technology. Tane and Gus are passionate and knowledgeable, and leave their audience filled with hope for an exciting future of what is possible.
Kylie Donovan | Convener, NSW Primary Principals' Association
I was fortunate enough to attend the tech disruption elective at the Gordon Institute for Business Science, conducted by Dr. Angus Hervey, as part of fulfilling my requirements for the completion of my MBA qualification. I was blown away by the content that was discussed and, for this, I must commend Gus on the way the course was presented and conducted as well as the never-ending insights that were shared. I entered the course with a passion for all things disruptive and I left the course with a heightened need to make a difference. The course wasn't just about technology, it was presented as a story that linked bleeding edge technology to humans and what makes us unique. This is definitely a course I would recommend to anyone, irrespective of ones' background, profession or academic qualification. It has a little bit of everything for everyone.
Avesh Inderjeet | MBA Candidate, GIBS
Future Crunch worked with us to create an inspiring, uplifting and intelligent presentation that was focused on our delegates, the influences on their decision making processes, and the opportunities that next generation technology may open up for providers across the health sector. They set the scene for our two-day conference - with many of the subsequent speakers referring back to the keynote’s theme of optimism throughout the event. We would highly recommend them as passionate, quality presenters!
Peta Marks | Professional Development Manager, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
We engaged Future Crunch to present to our Geoscience Australia all-staff forum. Gus and Tane were fantastic, providing wave upon wave of facts, historical breakthroughs, and evidence-based analysis of where technological developments are taking us in the future, and why we should be excited and happy about that. “Courageous, intelligent optimism” was my take-home, and might just become my motto!
Dr James Johnson | CEO, Geoscience Australia
Future Crunch recently joined our annual kick off for the whole business. In a world where business progress is so evident with technology it is natural for our people to feel anxious about what it means to them. Gus & Tane took 30 mins to explain what would have taken us a year to change manage across the business. Their insight, wit and down to earth style was on point and the feedback on their presentation has been amazing. People felt optimistic and empowered ready to embrace a new economy.
Amy Childs | Director, Momentum Energy
Future Crunch were a captivating and thought-provoking addition to our inaugural Future Work Summit. They were energetic and funny, and their presentation was the perfect way to encapsulate the key elements of today's transforming digital world, and provided our audience with relevant and up to the minute content. We received overwhelmingly positive responses. A great way to finish a day-long event.
Steven Spangher | Managing Director, Australian National Exhibitions
Recently our entire team came together to work through our key priorities as a financial business. To help shape some fresh perspectives, part of the agenda was allocated to Future Crunch. Enter Gus and Tane, fast forward 90 minutes, and our team were buzzing, asking questions and engaging in a positive and optimistic manner. Delivered with passion and focus for change, coupled with deep insight on disruptive technology and why it matters, we can highly recommend Future Crunch to your business and its people.
Todd Clifford | Head of Client Experience, Viridian
Future Crunch presented at our Police Conference 2018, the first conference held by police, for police in Australia and New Zealand. Their presentation on Cyber Technology was fun, engaging and insightful and we have received incredibly positive feedback from delegates on the high calibre of the speakers and their presentation. Many noted how relevant the session was to their work and are looking forward to taking the information back to their jurisdictions. I truly appreciate the time they dedicated, which contributed to the resounding success of the conference.
Katherine Van Gurp | CEO, Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency
Gus and Tane recently delivered a 2-hour session to a group of 50 senior HR leaders from across our Australia and New Zealand business (our Global CPO was in attendance too). Our aim in booking Future Crunch was to lift up out of the day to day, explore the future, learn anew and re-energise our collective optimism. Tick, tick, tick, tick. These guys delivered in spades. Their data and insight-driven content is compelling and informative, and their method of delivery is warm and highly engaging. If you think it’s 'good to be accurate,' believe that 'human skills are the ones that really matter' and want to know how to 'burst your filter bubbles,' do yourself a favour and book Future Crunch. Cool jackets too!
Peter Godfrey | Director, Workplace, Wellbeing, Inclusion and Reward
Bupa, Australia and New Zealand
At the 87th Interpol General Assembly in Dubai, Future Crunch really set the tone in their session on innovation, and gave us a glimpse of policing possibilities. Great job. The Australian Federal Police are proud to partner with them in exploring how to tackle emerging crimes.
Andrew Colvin | Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
I thoroughly enjoyed Gus and Tane from Future Crunch presenting at the GP18 conference. They adapted their knowledge and expertise to an audience that was not familiar to them and demonstrated excellent skills, both individually and as a duo who worked smoothly together to produce a cohesive and engaging presentation. The talk was obviously very planned but felt quite spontaneous. Well done guys.
Dr John Buckley | GP, Brisbane
Was lucky enough to see these guys talk at a car launch in Byron Bay. Fascinating is not enough to describe the content that they conveyed to a very wide eyed audience of car dealers who collectively dropped their jaws to the floor. Good change is coming to those who are open minded.. the hipster prophets said so.
Toby Hughes | General Sales Manager, Sinclair Hyundai
Future Crunch delivered a mindblowing keynote presentation at our inaugural tech event. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening act. Their collective knowledge of current and emerging technological trends and developments is truly inspiring. They are highly entertaining, engaging and thoughtful presenters. Smart organisations understand the need to embrace technology and there’s no better thought leader and educator than these guys.
Antonia Mercorella | CEO, The Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Our company recently engaged Future Crunch to speak at one of our live events, attended by over 320 business owners. Their presentation was extremely well received, and I can highly recommend Future Crunch to other event organisers. Their presentation was well researched, full of captivating visuals, and their style was warm, uplifting and motivating.
Dale Beaumont | Founder & CEO, Business Blueprint & Bizversity
Future Crunch shared their message of the wonders and power of science to shape and create a better world with thousands of accountants and bookkeepers as a part of our annual MYOB Incite roadshow. Leveraging a powerful but positive narrative, blended with moments of humour, they managed to entertain, enlighten, excite and amaze; all while keeping their story relevant and impactful to a very diverse audience. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them; and the feedback we’ve had from our clients has been extremely positive.
Tim Reed | CEO, MYOB
I consider the offering from Future Crunch to be outstanding. Their presentation on the important role of science, the need for critical thinking and the optimism we should hold for our future is unique and probably needs to be delivered to everyone in Australia. Before a recent event for our attorneys, I was questioned on why we were having a scientist and an economist taking up the first 90 minutes. By the end of those 90 minutes in which everybody sat enthralled, our team was full of questions and asking for more. If you get the chance, go see them. You will be entertained, informed and feel so much better about the world and its prospects.
Brett Lunn | Managing Parner, FB Rice
Future Crunch have an incredible ability to put the biggest global challenges in perspective and create a sense of grounded hope that we can make the world a better place - mobilising changemakers from wherever they start to see they can, and are, participating as world shapers.
Claire Rogers | CEO, World Vision Australia
Gus and Tane's content was fascinating, insightful and most importantly, thought-provoking. The audience engagement and entertaining style enabled the messages of embracing technology and keeping an open mind as the key takeaways. Thank you Future Crunch for your willingness to share your knowledge and insights with us.
Kon Costas | Managing Director, BT Select
Future Crunch are fantastic, they take a complicated subject and present it in a simple but fun positive way. They had the audience captivated from start tofinish. If you want a clear vision of the future, and the rapid change technology is driving, these guys are perfect. An hour wasn’t long enough. 10 out of 10.
Daryl Buckingham | CEO, Mildura Development Corporation
Gus and Tane delivered a keynote speech like never before. Coming into a room full of pharmacists (a notoriously tough crowd), they shocked us and left us in awe about the way technology is changing the world – not in the years to come, but in the days and weeks ahead. Working with them to pull together the content was a breeze and it was great that they tailored their presentation to be focused on what our audience wanted.
Dan Hillier | Organisational Development Manager, TerryWhite Chemmart
The GIBS MBA students were so blessed to have Gus for a full four day elective. What an amazing lecturer!
Carlo Tong | Managing Director, Azen Foods
Future Crunch gave a thoroughly uplifting and entertaining closing keynote at our conference in Sydney. Their speaking scores were excellent and elicited such comments as: I am leaving the event feeling energetic and hopeful. A great way to conclude the event! Loved the positivity, so refreshing in this world of hyped up doom and gloom. Their talk gave our event a very strong finish and satisfied attendees.
Bill Swanton | Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
To all those out there who feel overwhelmed by the scale of the problems that need to be dealt with if humanity is to survive on this beautiful planet we call home, may I recommend a solid dose of Future Crunch. They were keynote speakers at the recent EIANZ conference in Wellington and they proved to be brilliant presenters with a well-researched, positive and energising message for environmental practitioners. There is hope, there is a way. Every day we get better at saving ourselves by becoming a more benign species on planet earth. Future Crunch are helping us replace despair and complacency with motivation, knowledge and action.
Dianne Buchan | Vice-President, Environmental Institute of
Australia and New Zealand
Future Crunch was engaged by the Australian Federal Police to provide insight into technologies and environmental changes likely to impact future societal and criminal behaviours. They provided us with an understanding of the future operating environment not previously conceived, which helped shape our future capability requirements.
Ramzi Jabbour | Deputy Commissioner, Australia Federal Police
Future Crunch delivered an incredibly optimistic and empowering message of human potential as keynote speakers at our media conference. People were energised and inspired, creating a first-class environment for the rest of the event. I really enjoyed their take on the world.
Antony Catalano | CEO, Domain Group
The opening keynote from Future Crunch alone was worth my flight to Australia to attend this mind-opening gathering. With their action-igniting talk, they invite each of us to have an objective look at the world around us.
Astrid Ambroziak | Editor, Parking Today
We invited Future Crunch to come along and speak to 37 of our top talent individuals from across various business units at a recent development event. I’d seen their videos but nothing could prepare us for the download of data we received. The participants remained engaged for the whole session, including asking a LOT of questions at the end. Future Crunch was ranked as the top activity/speaker for our three day development event. I hope we get to work with them again in the future.
Alex Lewis | Global Learning, Telstra
Hundreds of speakers have taken the stage at REMIX Summits across the globe and I have been privileged to see some incredible talks over the years. Future Crunch are part of a rarified group that stand out from the rest.
They use vivid imagery, humour, statistics and soundscapes to convey powerful and important messages that challenge you to think again about the world. This magic combination of ingredients makes them compelling storytellers and guides to an age of fundamental change where everyone needs to understand the forces and trends that continue to reshape everything we know.
Peter Tullin | Co-Founder, REMIX Summits
I had seen Future Crunch speak at a conference and thought they were incredible commentators with a very interesting story to tell. When we began to organise APN’s 20th year anniversary, we wanted to cover not only the past and present of our company, but also look forward and see what the future could hold. Future Crunch were the first ones we thought of.
The guys provided a dynamic, progressive and fascinating talk on science, technology and a balanced view of humanity’s current and progressing achievements, presenting them in an attainable, easy to understand way. They created a piece that also incorporated technologies that would directly impact our area of business. It really resonated with our broad audience who were enthralled and engaged by this quick-witted, charismatic and abundantly knowledgeable duo. We couldn’t be more pleased and thank them enormously for adding considerable value to our event.
Tim Slattery | Executive Director, APN Property Group
Future Crunch were among the best speakers I’ve ever heard – hugely knowledgeable, credible, articulate and engaging – I could have listened to them all night. An absolute bargain for an hour of fascinating insights.
Prue Horne | HR Manager, Vantage Group
Future Crunch's performance at our inaugural World of Words Stage was a hugely successful, with feedback from our audience being overwhelmingly positive about the issues covered in the presentation and the very professional, entertaining and informative way it was delivered. We highly recommend them for inclusion in a festival or event that's looking to explain big world issues, with accurate information, while keeping it highly entertaining to boot.
Suzanne Porter | Chief Executive, WOMAD New Zealand
These awesome dudes attended our 2 day leader workshop and everyone raved about them! Definitely set the scene for innovative and intelligently optimistic thinking.
Jason Mete | Business Partner, People and Culture, World Vision
Future Crunch's message is very positive and up beat. We all receive so much negative press about the world, society and humanity. Their theme of having an opportunistic mindset sits really well with me as the principal of a boys' school. I loved the careful and yet thorough evidence that they put forward to build their premise that we can all look for and take opportunities that will contribute to building a better world.
Tony Duncan | Headmaster, Marist College North Shore
Future Crunch really captured our students' imaginations with their well-researched presentation, delivered with a style that connected superbly with the demographic. Remarkably, students were still talking about the insights they gained days later. Future Crunch have a great, positive message that deserves to be widely known.
Colin Jevons | Course Director, Monash Business School
Listening to the Future Crunch guys talk was exhilarating – they were our closing keynote and even though they were speaking on the graveyard shift (last session of the last day) they were so energetic and compelling that the delegates were left enthralled. We have had a number of speakers going through our conferences and there has never been a more inspiring pair.
Jenny Katrivesis | Conference Director, Chilli IQ
Future Crunch were speakers at the SW/TCH Festival in Sydney. In one word? Extraordinary! They were masterful storytellers, delivering superb content, had the audience captivated and had a certain gravitas on the stage seldom seen. I would unequivocally recommend them. Fantastic to work with, heaps of energy.
Mark Zawacki | Founder, 650 Labs
Brilliant. Restored my optimism and enthusiasm for what is to come in the future. Articulate, funny and genuine. You have to hear these guys present. They are great.
Bruce Coudrey | Director, Benchmark Business Sales and Valuations
Future Crunch delivered a sensational opening keynote at the ANZ Innovate day. They provided engaging insights into an ever-changing world which enabled the team to think differently before the event kicked off. It was refreshing to see the passion, knowledge and thinking behind the team and we wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again.
Chris Donlon & Richard Busso | Innovation and Digital Engagement, ANZ
Future Crunch provided an excellent opening session at the Managing Partners Forum. It was fascinating, stimulating, uplifting and affirming in equal measure.
Michael Greene | Managing Partner, Henry David York
I can’t image any situation where Future Crunch couldn’t apply their extensive knowledge to create an impact on anyone. Their breadth of experience and their presentation style challenged our audience to think more holistically about their place in the world, their choices and the impact that they may have in shaping the future.
Jasmin Bishop | Senior Development Officer, Monash Business School
Future Crunch provided a dynamic, stimulating, professional and witty opening to our National Conference. Through clear and articulate communication, they showcased a diversity of possible alternative futures that fully engaged and challenged the audience. As a refreshing voice outside of our sector, they were the perfect scene setter for the a discussion about the disruptive challenges facing our globe and innovative pathways forward. Excellent and inspiring communicators, we highly recommend them.
Marc Purcell | CEO, Australian Council for International Development
Future Crunch delivered a powerful opening keynote for Link Festival. They set the scene by sharing both stories and current trends across politics, technology and social affairs. Their engaging keynote framed the context of how technology and innovation will shape our future. They were approachable while being rigorous and made a real impact on the attendees and were cited as one of the highlights of the event.
Julian O'Shea | Director, Engineers Without Borders, Australia
You know you’re on to something when the audience Q&A session after an hour-long presentation continues for another hour. The Future Crunch team fielded some fantastic and complicated questions from audiences in both Hobart and Launceston. The depth of their knowledge around these issues is remarkable and a testament to their passion for promoting science and technology in an accessible way.
One audience member commented, “I’m a scientist and I haven’t felt so inspired about my own profession for a long time. It’s nice to be reminded that the work we do is valuable and, in fact, vital to the future of humanity!
Sarah Bayne | Tasmania Director, Inspiring Australia
Future Crunch were instrumental in helping us set the scene and a positive tone for our opening plenary. Their breadth and depth of knowledge and insight was so impressive, and left the audience energised and keen for more with their excellent delivery. They are a pleasure to work with and we wouldn’t hesitate to engage them again.
Sally Hill & Yvonne Lee | Founders, Wildwon
After a particularly awesome opening keynote by the ever inspiring Future Crunch, I walked away with a sense of hope and opportunity - all of which is largely dependent on how we shape the conversation from here.
Rebecca Lovitt | General Manager, Be Collective