Mr Brad Howarth
   Respected authority on Technology,
   Marketing and Digital Media

  Presentation : Navigating to a Digital Future

Brad Howarth is fascinated by change. As a journalist working with premier publications including BRW and The Australian, Brad has spent the last two decades researching and writing on the impact technology is having on organisations, society and individuals.

While Brad continues to study change as a freelance journalist, in his expanded capacity as a speaker and facilitator he works with organisations of all sizes to help them understand and plan for changes that are yet to come. As a result Brad is sought after as a catalyst for discussions around the evolution of industry and business models, and in 2012 was selected to participate in the Prime Minister's Digital Economy Forum alongside leaders from Australian industry and academia.

Brad's first book Innovation and Emerging Markets examined the path to commercialisation for Australian technology innovation. His second A Faster Future co-authored with Janelle Ledwidge, examined the impact of high-speed communications technology and services on business, society and individuals.

His latest book, Managing for Change co-authored with Peter Fritz AM, sets out a practical guide for helping people anticipate, understand and plan for change, with the goal of using and driving change to improve their lives.

In 2014 Brad joined the team at the independent technology research company Tech Research Asia as a Contributing Analyst and Consultant.

With 2016 nominated as the National Year of Digital Inclusion, Brad has joined a high calibre group of “champions” for @GoDigiAustralia, a national program designed to help people realise their online potential.

Brad's presentations take complicated topics and future scenarios and present them in a straightforward and compelling manner. He brings a global perspective and demonstrates the interconnectedness of many developments. Each presentation is tailored to the specific needs of his audience, to deliver information that is relevant, entertaining and thought-provoking.