Jamie Skella

Travels from: Victoria

Discover the influence future trends will have on business

Categories: Futurists & Future Trends

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

It is one thing to understand the disruptive trends on the horizon of society, but it is another thing entirely to prepare for the implications of those trends. For every action there is a chain reaction and organisations seeking to thrive in the future of tomorrow, will be those who are able to harness the opportunity found within the chain reactions.

Having dedicated the last 20 years of his life to the emerging technology landscape, Jamie Skella is an expert at looking at the influence of these future trends, and helping business map their response to the chain reaction. With a track record of identifying and seizing emerging technology opportunities across ASX 100 businesses, award winning startups and global brands, Jamie won the world Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award for his Blockchain voting system, that world-first technology was listed 7 among 100 innovation that will change the world by The Australian. Selected as 1 of 25 individuals spaning 20 nations, Jamie was also invited to the BMW Foundation Global Table as a result of his recent work.

In those 20 years of building teams and designing experiences across Blockchain, IoT, esports, virtual reality, future food and more, Jamie also previously founded Contact Light to create Embark - an app featured by Apple seven times, including global App of the Day. A cornerstone of Embark's functionality, he invented patent-pending IoT technology named Nearcast, letting consumers engage with out-of-home environments in ground-breaking new ways. Jamie uses his experience to help organisations look to the horizon of emerging trends, and create their future, to effectively implement these kinds of strategies and technologies.

Formerly Head of UX at the Australian Football League, Jamie worked on UI, connected stadium visioning, and spearheaded the organisation's first virtual reality R&D initiatives. In his younger years, Jamie played for Australia's best esports team and is now an owner of Australia's first esports bar, partnering with organisations such as the Adelaide Crows and Australian Red Cross for social good causes.

Designing not only interfaces, technologies, and businesses, but culture as well, Jamie presents often at events both local and abroad, such as TechEd and Xerocon, on topics including the future of work, change as opportunity, and how to cultivate culture for innovation in government and enterprise.

Looking to the future can be a daunting, and at times overwhelming prospect. But with ease, expertise and clarity, Jamie brings light to terrain, helping people understand the mountains, roadblocks and rivers of opportunity.

Speaker Topics

Blockchain: Chain reactions in the way we trade
Blockchain is a technology and concept that will fundamentally challenge the way businesses operate. But also a technology clouded in complexity and technicality. To some extend the Finance sector has already begun exploring the applications of this staggering technology, but have we truly explored the chain reaction? In this topic Jamie explores the capability and potential applications of blockchain for the financial sector, and how that might change the way we interact with financial institutions in the future.
Chain Reaction: Tomorrows business blueprint
Concepts of emerging technology can be foreign, complex and intimidating, with it all have huge implications for our future lives. Knowing where to start in understanding the chain reaction they will trigger can be an overwhelming thought. In this topic, Jamie walks audiences through the unprecedented change already upon us, and yet to descend upon the business landscape. Learn to decode current trends redefining the business of tomorrow, but also gain a strategic blueprint to understand and map out the application to specific businesses and industries.
The Chain of Trust: A new economy driven by trust
In the current consumer market, what are the true implications of digitisation, blockchain and the sharing economy? These trends and technologies can be our greatest tools in building trust with our customers, employees and stakeholders, but how do we properly use them to gain, build and trade trust? In this topic, Jamie explores future trends surrounding the chain reaction of trust, decoding the significance of this concept in the future, and empowering organisations with the tools to properly build and harness trust and transparency. Audiences walk away feeling confident that they have the tools and knowledge to meaningfully connect with their ecosystems.
Jamie Skella  - Futurists & Future Trends

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