Born on the beach and raised on fishing boats, Simon’s affinity for technology is somewhat unexpected. He hasn’t spent his life studying or working in big tech. Instead, what drives Simon is his deep curiosity for making things work. Better. Faster. Cheaper. His ability to make the abstract accessible is his advantage, he can turn a technophobe into a digital native in just a few clicks.
Self-proclaimed as inherently lazy his intent is to use technology to make his life and the lives of those around him easier so they can get on with the work and play that really matters.
His clients include multinational organisations such as John Holland, AMP, Bank of Queensland and OpenText, industry associations such as CPA Australia and The Law Society as well as government agencies and departments. The breadth of impact that digital technology is currently having on organisations means that his work, and his keynotes, are applicable across a huge variety of audiences.
Rather than just amuse and entertain, his keynotes provide a deeper level of insight into the impact of digital technology on people at work. He gets audiences to question the status quo and find opportunities for meaningful improvement in how they work. His sessions are especially relevant for skeptical audiences who want insights and advice on what they can do today, rather than just being inspired by what might be possible tomorrow.
Simon is the author of Analogosaurus: How to avoid extinction in a world of digital business and The Digital Champion: Connecting the dots between people, work and technology. As part of his personal commitment to showing others how to ‘live the dream’, he resides on the Mornington Peninsula nestled between the beach and the vineyards…whilst through the wonders of modern technology, only milliseconds from the rest of the world.