Dawnna St Louis is the CEO of Next Up Now, an Innovation Consultancy. In her day-to-day role she creates the future business and re-energizes innovation. Dawnna knows there is no shortage of great ideas but without implementation its all hot air. In her powerful presentations she challenges audiences to question "best practices" and to drive ideas from whiteboard to boardroom to bottom-line. Today, 100's of organisations and executives have tapped into Dawnna's knowledge to discover how to lead great ideas into the marketplace.
Dawnna's roots are in the technology space. She began as a programmer who went on to be the co-founder of a highly successful international business intelligence consulting firm operating in 25 countries around the world. Before her consultancy success and work as a top leading innovation keynote speaker, Dawnna earned certifications in several object orientated programming languages including Java and C#. She went on to become a certified project managment professional, a process improvement black belt and earned her bachelor's degree in information technology.
"Dawnna was fantastic! Our group felt very connected to her. Dawnna tailored her message to fit our theme and in talking with our attendees they all took something away from it that they can use – that is the result we were hoping for!"