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Shara Evans

Travels from: New South Wales


One of technologies leading futurists and an expert in convergence 

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).

Speaker Topics

Banking, Finance and Insurance
Facing disruption? Do not despair! Find new ways to manage risk, understand valuable asset classes and understand what it means for your industry
Emerging Technologies
From flying robots, 3D printing to AI. How can you harness these technologies to be effective in your business today?
Future of Work
How will robots, automation and AI impact the workforce of the 2030s and our everyday lives?
Government
Understanding how the public sector can take advantage of rapidly accelerating technological changes
Healthcare
Will technology let us live longer? What will this mean for older citizens?
Innovation
Would you like to get ahead of the investment curve by gaining insight into Hot Industries of the Future? Or, what tomorrows cities will look like?
Inspiring Women in Tech
The challenges that women in technology face today and how you fast track your career ibn this competitive industry
Privacy and Security
From SciFi to boardroom threat. What every business leader needs to know!
Vertical Markets
How can industries in a range of vertical segments harness the power of emerging technologies?

TESTIMONIALS

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.

Telstra

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.

CPA

Shara Evans - Innovation

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