Travels from: New South Wales
Categories: Business Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Stephen Scheeler is the former Managing Director of Facebook in Australia and New Zealand, where he led Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start-up to media and technology titan.
Leading Facebook’s ANZ team – and working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders – Stephen guided Facebook ANZ’s overall business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – through one of the most dynamic periods of growth and disruption in recent business history. His tenure at Facebook saw the ANZ business grow from mere start-up to over US$1billion in annual revenue – becoming one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.
Stephen is a seasoned business leader of digital transformation in a mobile age. His career spans over 25 years across multiple sectors including fast moving consumer goods, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology.
In 2015, Stephen was appointed a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia. He is ‘The Authority’ on digital media strategy and business for our region, offering diverse and comprehensive presentation topics on digital disruption and futures. Stephen is a demonstrated leader and doyen for the mobile age.
Stephen has a unique ability to inspire clients, business partners, industry influencers and government leaders on the power of digital and mobile. Stephen is regularly asked to partner with CEOs and boards of Australia's leading companies to help them build global, mobile, billion-dollar businesses. He is a Special Advisor to ANZ’s largest professional services firm, PwC, and an Executive-in-Residence at the Australian Graduate School of Management @ UNSW.
Stephen is a high impact speaker on the highest profile media stages, with a knowledge base that any leader would wish to tap into.
- Disruption: Digital disruption and its impacts on business, government and society
- Amazon: Competing in the age of Amazon; what Amazon will mean for Australian business and consumers
- Tech Titans: Competing in the age of the tech titans – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple
- Social Media: The rising power of social media in business and society
- Marketing: The future of brands and marketing in a digital age
- Media (TV, newspapers, social): The digital disruption of the Australian media industry
- Data: The role of data and insights as a core competence of every company in the digital future
- Culture: Silicon Valley culture and how to create it for your business
- Facebook / Silicon Valley: An insider’s view of the rise of Facebook and the Silicon Valley tech titans
- Leadership: Leadership in the digital age through better engagement with employees, customers & stakeholders
- Innovation: How to build true innovation into the DNA of your business
- Consumers / Millennials: Changing consumer expectations and behaviours in the digital age (eg millennials)
- Start Ups / Entrepreneurship: Advice and inspiration for start ups
- Technology: Emerging technologies and what they mean for business (eg artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality)
- Asia / China: The digital revolution in Asia and how Australian business can capitalize
Stephen keynoted a recent PwC event on the future of work. Before an audience of over 100 HR professionals, he spoke about Silicon Valley culture and the lessons organisations can apply to their own teams and cultures. He was relaxed, eloquent, engaging and highly insightful, keeping the audience engaged for over an hour with just a seat and himself. Amazingly, he worked with no notes or slides – just great story telling! Feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive.
Stephen presented a 20-minute keynote at a recent lunch for 200 members and guest of The Constant Investor. He spoke without notes, and without hesitation – authoritatively, eloquently and engagingly. Stephen brought the perfect mix of gravitas and light-touch humour. My audience loved it.
The Constant Investor