Mark has lived on the largest garbage dump in Asia, eaten rat with hilltribes in the Golden Triangle (it would have been rude to refuse), and smuggled pro-democracy literature into communist dictatorships. He is also a consultant and strategist, and has advised companies in Australia and internationally on data management, data strategy and data governance. He is an international speaker, futurist, and specialist in the future of data management, data governance, big data, IoT, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
In just the last 30 years, over 3 billion human beings have been lifted from and avoided extreme poverty and hunger.
Since the first industrial revolution, human productivity, and the ability to create wealth and value, has grown exponentially.
As we face the fourth wave of world-changing innovation, what some call the fourth industrial revolution, we are staring at the greatest opportunity to lift quality of life even further, for both rich and poor. Come on a journey through these revolutions, and discover how your business, your work, your drag-myself-out-of-bed-every-day job, contributes to lifting the poorest out of abject poverty.
A motivational keynote like no other!
My signature keynotes are listed below.
I also provide training on
Data Governance (2 day masterclass),
Data Literacy (1 day bootcamp), and
Introduction to Data Science and Analytics (1 day)
Mark has lived on the largest garbage dump in Asia, eaten rat with hilltribes in the Golden Triangle (it would have been rude to refuse), and smuggled pro-democracy literature into communist dictatorships. He is an international speaker, futurist, and specialist in the future of data management, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In his younger years, he volunteered in some of the biggest and neediest slums in the world. With 30 more years to reflect on the causes and solutions to global poverty and world hunger, Mark brings a refreshing and uplifting perspective to the work that we do as business owners and workers every day. Mark’s message of hope and dignity has touched and encouraged audiences in Australia and internationally.
It used to be that if you knew your market, knew your product, knew your competition and knew your audience, you could close a deal. Now, customers have more information on your competition – and sometimes more information on your own product – than you do.
The old approaches don’t work, and we know it, we see it. A whole new way of selling is needed. Thankfully, there is a secret, a methodology, that has engaged audiences throughout the ages, and that you can use to engage your customers, take them on a journey, and bring them to a place where they feel and know that their destiny lies in working with you.
Leadership in the age of analytics is increasingly about appreciating and navigating uncertainty and complexity. The promise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is not that it will make us all redundant, it's that tasks of lower complexity that were previously too difficult to automate) can now be automated with AI and ML.
Skilled workers must move further up the value chain of complexity in order to be able to add value an an increasingly automated world. Is your team ready? This keynote provides a practical introduction to the emerging world of AI and ML, unpacks the implications for different types of roles, and provides ways to prepare and equip ourselves now for leadership in the future age of Artificial Intelligence.
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