Rocky Scopelliti is a world-renowned futurologist whose purpose is to ‘create confidence in our future’. 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 'Disruptive Decarbonisation - Australia’s technological race to net zero carbon emissions’ is the first major study of its type into how Australia’s industries, organisations and leaders can increase there capacity to adapt to a world in accelerated change. His other books include ‘Australia 2030! - Where the bloody hell are we?' a major study of Australian professionals attitudes toward the decade and Youthquake 4.0 - A Whole Generation and the New Industrial Revolution' which has been 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 18 research 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 Enterprise Leadership team as a Chief Scientist for Government where he leads the creation of world class thought-leadership and innovation to guide 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.