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Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he led Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start-up to media and technology titan. Working with Mark Zuckerberg & their leadership team, he guided the ANZ Facebook business through dynamic periods of growth and disruption.
He is a seasoned business leader of digital transformation across multiple sectors including consumer products, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media & technology. Stephen believes Australian business is falling behind in the race to capitalise on the digital opportunity.
Stephen has a unique ability to inspire audiences and leaders alike on the power of digital. He is an inspiring personality and was a member of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.
Steve wrote his first lines of computer code at age 10, and is one of Australia’s most respected futurists.
A media commentator, Steve is the technology reporter for ABC Radio National and the in-house futurist for 3AW, providing expert assessment on the rapidly evolving technology sector. His breadth of experience gives him an uncanny ability to make sense of how technology is shaping society and the economy.
Steve started his career in the corporate world marketing for Fortune 500 firms, culminating in roles at director level. He has had multiple tech startups and launched one of the first ‘Sharing Economy’ startups, Rentoid.com. He now invests in emerging technologies and has multiple advisory board positions.
His high-octane delivery will change how you see the world.