Mel Ross

Mel Ross

Founder
A2D

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About this Speaker

As passionate about the future as she is about the human condition, Mel mentors, advises and works with leaders, entrepreneurs and organisational boards to unlock potential and opportunity that technology can bring for the good of humanity, community and environment.  Following a career in business change, marketing and digital transformation, Mel co-founded Adapt2Digital where she has been CEO since 2013. At Adapt2digital, Mel is chief architect for The Dilyn Way™, a dynamic framework focused on the human and social systems element of transformation. With a heritage in leadership mindset shift, The Dilyn Way™ has matured into a framework that has a growing footprint of qualified practitioners around the world applying human and social systems shift to their digital transformation projects and programs.  Since 2013 Mel and the team have worked with public sector and private sector organisations internationally, connecting Digital Transformation agendas with leadership. Adapt2Digital’s digital age leadership profiling tool has also been used by over 2,000 leaders globally helping them become role model modern leaders by embedding the 7 mindsets of modern leadership into their daily practice. In the last 18 months the framework has been introduced to the PMI global community to help accelerate human and social systems transformation within the practice of project management. As well as directly mentoring and advising CEO's and board members achieve the mindset shift needed to embrace transformation, Mel works extensively with practitioners across HR, L&D, OD and change in the design and development of modern leadership interventions. Mel also supports traditional consultancies on the human transformation agenda including Deloitte, Accenture, EY and PwC. Mel helps women in business and tech as a mentor and coach. She is also an AWE mentor supporting women with vulnerabilities enter the world of business by leveraging digital and uncovering their entrepreneurial strengths. In 2020, Mel was invited to work as a mentor by the United Nations as part of an initiative to grow the entrepreneurial women in business footprint across Europe and the Middle East.  In addition, Mel continues to work with Melbourne Business School as a coach and mentor for modern leadership across Australia and the wider Asia Pacific area.  Mel is currently researching for her book to help leaders and organizations take control of their data in a purposeful and habitual way.  Mel is also passionate about keeping up to date with the latest developments around leadership and mindset, which has resulted in her integrating her ongoing personal development into her work with leaders that includes: Positive Psychology, Flow Practice and Attention Management helping leaders to role model wellbeing and psychological safety at work.  Mel is a regular speaker and presenter at conferences having presented at conferences including digital leaders, EU General Assembly, UK government and various international industry/sector specific events.  Mel is also a leading contributor on the subject of hybrid management and working. Mel is currently working on the release of a hybrid management app scheduled for February 2022 in partnership with the public sector UK.