Clifford Rosenberg is a highly experienced leader and strategist with a deep passion for technology and social media. He was most recently the founder and Managing Director of LinkedIn ANZ & S.E. Asia and previously the Managing Director of Yahoo! Australia NZ. During his tenure he led both companies through significant growth.
With a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and Master of Science in Management, Cliff’s journey from South Africa to the top of one of the world’s most prominent and influential digital platforms in our region, is truly inspirational.
Cliff’s presentation gives unique insights to the digital world and the challenges of high growth businesses, and covers areas such as:
• His personal journey and the unique circumstances that led him to emigrate to Australia, and insights as to how he has navigated his professional career;
• The phases of the internet revolution, their tipping points, and thoughts of what the next phase might be;
• The global tech giants and how they have evolved over time and their influence on us both professionally and personally;
• The social media landscape and how to think about the context of the various platforms and their use;
• Trends such as the shift to mobile, messaging platforms, and the rise of the millennial generation.
Cliff explains how you and your business can manage and benefit from these insights. During the course of the presentation Cliff leverages his experiences to share key takeaways on a broad range of leadership and technology issues. Cliff likes to allocate time to answer questions from the audience to ensure that the presentation is interactive and highly relevant.
In 2009, Cliff was hired as the first APAC employee to open the Australian NZ office of LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. During his tenure, Cliff grew the ANZ business from ~1m Australian members in 2009 to over 8m in 2017, and hired a team of ~300 across the Sydney and Melbourne offices.
In 2000, Cliff joined iTouch as the Australia NZ founder and Managing Director, growing and transforming the business into the leading wireless application service provider in Australia. Three years later, as Managing Director of Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand, Cliff was responsible for several key initiatives within the organisation, including the launch of Yahoo! Music.
He started his business career as a management consultant with the likes of Cap Gemini and Bain Consulting and specialised in business transformation and corporate strategy. Cliff then went on to join Vodafone Australasia as Head of Corporate Strategy, where he led a team responsible for launching the first mobile content services for Vodafone Australia.
Cliff is an active investor, advisor and board member, with Non-Executive Directorships on 3 ASX listed companies: Afterpay, Pureprofile and Nearmap. With a passion for the start-up space, Cliff was instrumental in helping start and grow Australia’s leading online restaurant booking platform, Dimmi.com.au, which was sold to Tripadvisor in 2015.
Cliff’s engaging presentation will provide the audience with rare insights from a business leader who has unique experience in the technology and digital space and hands on experience in building high performing teams.