21-23 Aug 2024
ICC, Sydney

Speaker Profile

Stephen Scheeler


Stephen Scheeler is Australia’s most authoritative voice on digital disruption, transformation, culture & leadership. His experience at the heart of Silicon Valley is truly unparalleled, and he has a unique ability to inspire audiences of all kinds with rare insight, humour & humility.

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for ANZ, where he helped guide Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start-up to media & technology titan. Stephen’s acclaimed TEDx talk – The Oldest Guy at Facebook – recounts his amazing journey at the heart of one of the world’s most disruptive companies.

Today, Stephen is a frequent media commentator on digital disruption, culture, leadership, technology & A.I. – including TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC, Sky News, The Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Australian & The Australian Financial Review. He is also a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia.

Stephen is also CEO of revolutionary artificial intelligence start up, Omniscient – the world leader in using A.I. to decode the human brain. Backed by some of Australia’s most iconic business names – including Gina Rinehart, Gretel Packer and Will Vicars – in 2022, Omniscient won the coveted South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Award for A.I. and Machine Learning.

Stephen is also founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, and Executive-in-Residence at the Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Stephen is one of Australia’s most sought-after speakers & advisors on digital disruption, transformation, culture & leadership, and the future of technology, data & A.I.

He has spoken to or advised the likes of Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of Queensland, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Optus, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Lion, Brambles, Google, DellEMC, Lenovo, Tanium, Workday, Hubspot, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, Hollard, CBRE, BAT, LVMH, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Flight Centre, Lend Lease, Mirvac, EY, PWC, McKinsey, Splunk, Gartner, Toyota, VW, Honda, BUPA, Seek and the Australian Government.

A native New Yorker, Stephen has spent over 25 years in Asia-Pacific, with deep business & cultural experience across China, Japan, SE Asia & ANZ

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