World-renowned futurologist whose pioneering research on the confluence of demographic change and digital technology, has influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future.

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Rocky is one of the most insightful and well-considered analysts of what is happening around us now and what is around the corner. He champions the people around him with good ideas, sponsors emerging leaders and anyone around him who shares his core values of decency, integrity, commitment and quiet optimism.

Simon Spencer, Senior Executive, Industry Analyst, Strategist, CTO and host of the #1 online radio show across Asia – Breaking Banks

A rare breed of futurologist who is able to combine a very strong data-driven approach with an almost intuitive ability to be able to see things that others can’t that in many cases are right in front of them. Combine that with a powerful communication style and desire to genuinely help others and you have the perfect storm for being able to accurately predict and ultimately respond quickly to a very fast-changing environment. His insights and predictions for the next 10 years have never been…

Kerwin Rae, Chief Executive Officer

Rocky has always understood the deep impact that technology and innovation has on industries, and the way we live and work. He has the ability to translate technological change into insights for business and community leaders.

David Thodey - Chairman CSIRO

Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist. His pioneering behavioural economics research on the confluence of demographic change and digital technology, have influenced the way we think about our social, cultural, economic and technological future. His new book 'Australia 2030! - Where the bloody hell are we?' is the first major study of Australian professionals attitudes toward the decade ahead conducted before and during the eye of the COVID-19 storm. His other book Youthquake 4.0 - A Whole Generation and the New Industrial Revolution' was launched globally and now published in Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Korean languages.

As a media commentator, his unique insights have featured on SKY Business News, The Australian Financial Review, ABC Radio National, The Economist, Forbes and Bloomberg. As an international key note speaker, his presentations have captivated audiences across Asia Pacific, the USA and Europe including Mobile World Congress. As a thought-leading Chief Juvenescence Officer, over 150 boards and leadership teams, including Fortune 100 corporations, each year seek his advice on strategy, emerging technologies and their future impact.

A distinguished author, his 17 thought leadership research publications have become internationally recognised for their influence including the World Economic Forum’s Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services Program.

In an executive capacity, he is a member of the Optus Business Leadership team as the Director, Centre for Industry 4.0 where he leads the specialist team creating world class thought-leadership and innovation to guide enterprises on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In a non-executive capacity, he is an Adjunct Professor (Industry) at the University of Technology Business School, a director on the board of Community First Credit Union, on the technology advisory board for REST Super and Wake by Reach and former board member of the Australian Payments Council.

Educated in Australia and trained in the USA at Sydney and Stanford Universities respectively, he has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management and an MBA. He is also a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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