Speaking Topics

Areas of Expertise

John has an international reputation as a highly motivational thought leader and communicator in the  all of the following areas:

  • Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Data Quality
  • Business Function Modeling
  • Data Structure Modeling
  • Business Process and Procedure Modelling
  • Business Process Management and Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Rapid Business Transformation.

John can speak either on a preselected topic from the list below or he can prepare a talk that is specifically designed for your special audience.

Prepared Talks

Target Audience: This talk is ideal for both mainstream business (non-IT)  middle managers and C–level executives and for IT managers and practitioners.

Summary: In this talk John describes how the advent of commercial computerisation resulted in information (hitherto an enterprises most prized asset) was removed from the heart of every enterprise around the globe and replaced with a far less powerful and complete entity, namely data. He explains the negative impact that this had on enterprises at a global scale but, more importantly, goes on to explain how this situation can be reversed and the power of information once again put back at the heart of every enterprise. As part of this talk, John describes how to build the two key elements that will once again place information back at the heart of the enterprise, these are the Function Genome and Data Genome. These most powerful of business  modelling tools show you:

  • Every data element required by your enterprise.
  • Which business activity creates, uses and updates each data element.
  • The format and structure of each data element.
  • The business rules governing the creation and use of data.
  • Which modules in which systems implement which business activities.
  • Which databases and tables represent which data elements.
  • How to build or buy systems that will meet your precise needs.
  • How to safely and effectively merge data from different databases and systems.
  • How to safely identify and drop redundant databases and systems.

With  the Function Genome and the Data Genome, you can get your data right first time, every time, delivering the correct information to your enterprise, enabling you to take it to where it ought to be, doing what it ought to be doing.

Target Audience: This talk is ideal for both mainstream business (non-IT) middle managers and C–level executives and for IT managers and practitioners, who want to know how to practically approach and master the subject of Master Data Management in their enterprises.

Summary: In this talk  John describes is completely innovative approach to the often over-complicated subject of Master Data Management (MDM). This approach is designed to remove all of the mystique surrounding MDM and at the same time provide an enterprise with the means to deliver really high quality and robust results.

John describes how just six key questions will enable any enterprise, of any size, in any sector to be able to identify all  aspects of their Master Entities. He then shows  how the power of the Logical Data Model (LDM) can be used to bring a robust simplicity to  these Master Entity structures that are normally buried in complication.

This talk on Multi-Dimensional MDM  is a must for the management and IT teams of any enterprise who want their MDM projects to be a success.

Summary: Ever wondered why your business is so complex and fragmented?

“No enterprise is a complex as it seems to be nor as integrated as it ought to be.”

If you want an unbeatable competitive edge then you need an uncomplicated and fullyintegrated enterprise.

In this insightful, provocative and empowering talk, John describes an approach and formula for removing complexity from your enterprise that works every time and in all areas.  He will show how power and success are achieved through:

  • Developing a clear identity and vision for your enterprise; defining what it is that your enterprise ought to be doing and where it ought to be going.
  • Giving your enterprise a structure that will enable it to grow to the size that will fulfil your vision.
  • Having compelling strategies and techniques that enable you to remove complexity and bring the immense power of simplicity.
  • Replacing fragmentation with elegant and powerful integration
  • Identifying those drivers that accelerate simplicity, integration and growth.
  • Leveraging the power of simplicity and integration through collaboration.
Sarah Outerbridge of Stallion Lawyers

Working with John has been one of the best business decisions I have made.

I have been working with John for almost 12 months now and my business has grown much quicker than it ever would have without his help.

John has kept me accountable, helped me stay on track with my goals and discover and clarify my vision; as well as providing valuable guidance.

In addition, John really cares and it is great working with someone who shares my values.

I would highly recommend John to any business owner looking to take their business to the next level or just wanting to reach their goals faster.

Sarah Outerbridge, CEO, Stallion Lawyers, Gold Coast.

Working with John Owens International (JOI) has been immensely beneficial to our business.

Using the JOI Board Advisory service has helped our Board and senior executive team to gain significant new insights into innovative strategies and structures that have presented new and profitable business opportunities both domestically and internationally.

Using JOI as mentors to our divisional managers has enabled these managers to significantly grow in their roles, resulting in higher performance for their division both organisationally and commercially.

I have no reservations in recommending JOI to any organisation that wants to have the thinking, systems and structures to take itself to the next level.

Dean ReidCEOMSi GroupGold Coast, Australia

Working with John as a coach and mentor has been transformational.

John has a gift for enabling people to view challenging situations, both business and personal, from completely new perspectives that remove blockages and provide a way forward to simple, elegant solutions.

John is committed to achieving the very best for his clients, but they have to be prepared to work for it. Do not work with John unless you are prepared to be stretched and challenged. However, if you are prepared, the results will be amazing.

I have no reservations in recommending John to anyone who wants to achieve real transformation both in their personal and professional lives.

Casey ReidGeneral ManagerThe Leather DoctorQLD, Australia

John’s reputation for bringing rapid change through the power of simplicity to businesses is well deserved.

I first met John when he did consultancy for a business of which I was a director and major shareholder. His techniques enabled John to do the work quickly and get right to the core of our challenges. His keen analysis enabled him to provide the board and executive with some great insights and outstanding recommendations.

His work, both as an enterprise consultant work and a personal mentor, is first class.

John SandfordDirector, Trustee and Advisor

Here exists a brilliant and powerful mind in business. John Owens skills as a business consultant scream one word for every business: transformation.

Since having John on my of directors for my brand – Emily Gowor, Word Artist – I have resolved challenges in the flow of daily and monthly business, devised a company structure that will be put into place in the new year, and brought a significant and clear distinction to the role that I ought and ought not to be playing in my own company.

Without the clarity that John bring to a business, you will not know where you stand within your own enterprise – and your enterprise may very become the owner of you instead of the other around.

The opportunity to have John consult for your business – whether your are an individual with a growing personal brand, a small enterprise or a large corporation (and no matter where you are globally) – is priceless. It will double your revenue at the very least, and bring forward with crystal the most optimal and long-term profitable structure for your business to follow.

Build your success the right way. Take advice form John Owens – he is a genius in business, and will care about your enterprise;s success as much, and in moments, even more fiercely than you do. It’s his commitment every single day to stand for people’s financial and vocational prosperity. Thank you John.

Emily Gower5th Time Published Author, Speaker, Book Mentor & Founder of Gowor International Publishing