Technology Futurist, Innovation Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Telecoms Expert
Technology Futurist Shara Evans is a globally acknowledged Keynote Speaker and widely regarded as one of the world’s Top Female Futurists. Highly sought after and in demand by conference producers and media, Shara provides the latest insights and thought provoking ideas on a broad spectrum of issues.
Regardless of your Industry, Shara’s keynote speeches bring together the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights specifically or your business.
Shara is one of those rare individuals who merge incredible technical skills with an innate understanding of the social and economic impact of new technologies.
Regarded as a leading expert on a vast array of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots, advanced healthcare, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, cyber security, digital privacy and the future of humanity and work, Shara fuses her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies.
Shara weaves the implications of technology innovations into powerful narratives that can be applied to every industry.
She helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what’s available today to imagine the world in 10 – 20 years, and assists them in commercializing these concepts into innovative new products and services.
Shara is regularly featured on broadcast television. She’s appeared on Sky News, ABC’s Q&A, The Project, Weekend Sunrise, Lateline, and more and is routinely interviewed by radio, print and online media. And, on International Womens Day 2020 was named by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 50 Female Futurists (one of the few technology futurists featured in the Forbes list.)
Shara’s Future Tech research (visit blog ) covers a very wide range of topics, such as: artificial intelligence, robots, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, driverless vehicles, drones, hyperloops, space travel, jobs of the future, cutting edge medical technologies (including wearables, implantables, stem cells and genetic engineering), FinTech, home automation, security and privacy, alternative energy, the next wave of innovation, and much more.
Shara has a long history of working with top scientific research organisations. She was a member of the CeNTIE (CSIRO Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy) Advisory Board from 2002 – 2007, as well as being an Advisor to the Director of the Networking Technologies Laboratory within CSIRO’s ICT Centre. Most recently she served as a member of the Expert Review Panel for the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), a collaborative research initiative by the CSIRO in partnership with NICTA, with foundation funding provided by the NSW Government.
Shara Evans is also the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the telecom and emerging technologies markets, as well as the Founder of Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology throughout her successful career.
Shara prides herself on taking the time to work with you and your team to tailor her presentations to address the issues directly relevant to your company and industry. Live and virtual keynotes are available.
More of Shara Evan’s Speaking Topics
Shara’s current speaking topics include highly customised speeches across the following categories (click on a topic for more details):
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