Travels from: New South Wales
Technologist, futurist and opinion leader in the Australian telecommunications market
Categories: Futurists & Future Trends, Innovation
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Shara Evans has been included in a list of the world’s top female futurists. Her presence on this list compiled by Ross Dawson, is recognition of the quality of her professional contribution as the list was limited to those who have a significant profile and impact in the field.
Shara Evans is a well-known technologist, futurist and opinion leader in the Australian telecommunications market, as well as the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning telecommunications analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the Australian telecom market.
Under Shara’s leadership, Market Clarity developed extensive databases, forecast models and geospatial tools for tracking and analysing the deployment Australian telecommunications infrastructure and services – allowing for the presentation of highly complex information in an intuitive geographic (map) format.
Shara’s latest research is the Future Tech 2025 series — based on ongoing interviews with thought leaders in research labs, vendor labs, telcos, futurists and others — covering a very wide range of topics, such as: new form factors for phones/devices, wearables, implantables, sensors, wireless technologies, holograms, augmented reality, home automation (and the many different types of Internet-connected devices within homes), drones (transport industry, spying, hacking), cars of the future, privacy, and the next wave of innovation.
Shara’s involvement in the telecoms industry began in the early ’80s when she was a software engineer responsible for designing telecommunications protocols and networks. Her technical and business career has included a variety of executive positions with companies such as Alcatel, Sprint, Telenet, GTE and SmithKline prior to founding her first telecommunications analyst firm, Telsyte in 1997 (later sold to UXC-owned GQ-AAS).
As the CEO of Market Clarity, Shara is often quoted in the press, regularly speaks at industry events, and is an active participant in industry organisations such as the Communications Alliance and Women on Boards.
Shara has a deep understanding of telecommunications technologies and services, and is an acknowledged expert in the area of convergence. She is also cited as one of the industry’s leading futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies.
In addition to extensive corporate, government, vendor, carrier and service provider client work, she has published over 100 articles and research papers on these topics.
Shara is a graduate of Temple University (USA) with a B.A. in Political Science and has done postgraduate work in Computer Science at Villanova University (USA).
Shara Evans was a keynote speaker for an event to share her insights on technology, its impact to our customers, and future opportunities for our company. She delivered an outstanding keynote address, which since has created a buzz amongst our leaders. She is highly professional, and her delivery is first class.
Shara has a natural stage presence and great ability to clearly explain complex issues and topics. Consistent feedback from delegates was they really appreciated her insights and how she so expertly dissected the topic and unpacked the repercussions for our audience.