Navigating future tech trends to help businesses succeed
With over 20 years across the emerging tech landscape, Jamie Skella has been helping global organisations navigate disruptive trends to understand the implications of their industry's future. By understanding every opportunity presented, businesses are equipped to thrive thanks to Jamie’s expertise and intuition.
Originally the Head of UX at the Australian Football League, Jamie spearheaded their first virtual reality R&D initiatives. He continues to expand on his interests with new technologies, exploring everything from virtual reality to Blockchain. His expertise of IoT tech also inspired his own brand to create the app Embark, which has been featured on the Apple Store seven times. Jamie also lodged a patent for Nearcast after innovating new way for users to engage with out-of-home environments.
Jamie holds an incredible track record of identifying and capitalising on emerging tech opportunities. He has particular expertise across ASX 100 businesses, award-winning start-ups, as well as leading brands around the world, giving his clients a comprehensive understanding of the future tech landscape.
In recognition of his Blockchain voting system, he was awarded the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, and was listed by The Australian as 7th among 100 innovations that will change the world. Jamie was also invited to the BMW Foundation Global Table as 1 of the 25 global leaders shaping our future.
Passionate about esports, Jamie played for the best esports team in the country, and is currently an owner of Australia's first esports bar. In his spare time, he gives back to the community by partnering with organisations like the Adelaide Crows and Australian Red Cross for charitable causes.
Jamie is a rare expert in the technologies of the future, helping organisations navigate emerging trends to shape their own future. He is also passionate about the future of work, change as opportunity, and cultivating a culture for innovation across government and corporate sectors. Delivered with charisma and clarity, Jamie inspires innovation through a range of speaking engagements, including at TechEd and Xerocon.