Adam Spencer

Whether you get Adam to deliver a keynote address or host your entire event, laugh and learn with one of Australia’s most dynamic and engaging minds.

Adam has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised theatre competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people. Whether it’s a technically demanding event with dozens of moving parts, or flying by the seat of your pants, Adam prides himself on the high level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he provides whenever on stage, set or screen.

With 25 years experience in television, radio and events, Adam loves curating challenging and thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed prime ministers, Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year — and he was also the first person in the world to ever interview our legendary Thai cave rescuers.

Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their story. He’s informative, fun and guaranteed to impart take-aways you’ve never heard before. If there’s only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question and just watch what he can get out of them. All done with an obsessive focus on keeping to time that only 15 years of breakfast radio can give you.

In person, online, or hybrid... Adam Spencer brings challenging conversations to life.

Speaking topics

How the ChatGPT revolution is changing work and business forever

Adam takes a deep dive into the digital revolution that is being heralded by ChatGPT and adjacent Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

Starting with the absolute basics — “what is a GPT and how does it work” — all the way through to the most recent product and platform releases, often just weeks old, Adam will bring your audience up to speed with these incredible disruptive technologies.

GPT call centres and AI-generated training materials that save millions. Incredible life-like videos from simple language commands. Analysing complex information in seconds for business insights and sales leads. Transforming our children’s education. And the promise of a world without language barriers.

Don’t put all this in the too-hard basket — let Adam show how to make AI work for you today and carry your business into tomorrow.

Audience takeaways:

  • How AI (inc. LLMs like ChatGPT) is impacting every industry and how to harness its potential
  • Sneak peaks at the very latest tech breakthroughs, often just weeks old!
  • The social and cyber threats of disinformation posed by video and voice simulation, and other potential downsides
  • The power to be drawn from the youngest people in your workforce
  • Tips for keeping up if you feel overwhelmed by the pace of change

Cyber security — beware the cat video!

A cybercrime is reported in Australia every seven minutes, costing more than $29 billion annually. Telstra alone blocks hundreds of millions of suspicious SMS and phone calls every year.

Whether it’s catphishing, ransomware, deep fake videos — cyber is a new game altogether. It is slick. It is personalised. And it is everywhere. As Adam likes to say, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link … and that link is Gary from accounts — who just LOVES clicking on cat videos.”

Audience takeaways:

  • The cutting-edge best — or should I say, worst — examples of cybercrime
  • The sheer scope and types of cybercrime in Australia
  • Practical tips you can employ right now to improve your cyber security
  • Why protecting your business is a people and culture issue as much as a software one

Mathematics education and the importance of numeracy

As Australia’s most popular mathematician, Adam has been entertaining and inspiring educators, parents and kids with his joy for all things mathematical for decades.

His TED Talk on ‘Monster Prime Numbers’ has clocked over 2 million views and is regularly voted one of the top 10 best TED maths and science talks and he was one of the featured speakers in Carmen Gallo’s 2022 book Talk Like Ted - the 9 public speaking secrets of the world’s top minds.

Audience takeaways:

  • The joy of mathematics
  • The importance of maths and STEM education
  • Encouraging girls into maths and science
  • Cool maths facts you can use to blow other people’s minds

MC and panel hosting specialist

Adam has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised Theatre Competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people. Whether it’s a technically demanding event with dozens of moving parts or flying by the seat of your pants, he prides himself on the level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he always provides whenever on stage.

With 25 years of experience in television, radio and events ...  Adam loves curating challenging, thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Hollywood Stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year … and was the first person in the world to ever interview our legendary Thai cave rescuers

Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their story. Informative, fun and guaranteed to contain takeaways you’ve never heard before. If there is only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question. If you give him 10 minutes, just watch what he can get out of them.

All done with an obsessive focus on keeping to time that only 15 years of breakfast radio can give you.

If you want your CEO, your experts, and your customers brought to life in a conversation from 3 minutes to an hour let’s chat.

Testimonials

Adam is the very best MC I have ever worked with. His attention to detail, understanding of the needs and requirements of our particular group and responsiveness to change, ad lib etc is beyond outstanding. Entertaining, smart, funny, and very personable. Nothing is too much trouble!
- Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals

Adam was fantastic, down to earth and super professional at the same time. Audience feedback has been very high and everyone loved him.
- Infocus Wealth Management

The best MC in the biz there, Adam Spencer makes every event a winner!
- Jason Murrell (former Group Executive, AustCyber)

Adam is an outstanding presenter with a brilliant mind. What sets Adam apart is his genuine engagement with the audience. He actively participated in networking sessions, providing valuable insights and fostering connections. Working with Adam was seamless – he's accommodating, approachable, and professional.
- MYOB

Adam was of course fantastic as ever - the perfect fit, a pleasure to deal with (as always), and delivered a great show. We love Adam.
- John Holland

Adam was incredibly engaging. The feedback from our attendees was overwhelmingly positive around Adam’s engagement with the group. The time he took to acknowledge our work was very much appreciated.
- College of Arts, Education & Social Sciences - James Cook University, Australia

Adam was not only informative and knowledgeable, he was engaging and humorous in his delivery and a pleasure to work with.
- Municipal Association of Victoria

Adam was great to work with! A real pro, our members, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors all loved him. He brought a lot of buzz to the sessions and the exhibition space.
- Real Estate Institute WA

Adam’s enlightening presentation showed us the incredible opportunities AI presents in every corner of our lives while providing a lighthearted capstone to both events.
- VP, Corporate & Brand Marketing BlackLine

Thank you Adam. So insightful and the room was captivated!
- Senior Manager Client Marketing and Advocacy Blackline

Adam was the perfect host, and his witty, insightful and hilarious talk on AI was brilliant.
- Trent McClaren - XBert - 2017 Australian Accounting thought leader of the year

Adam was extremely engaging and kept our audience interested. He was on point and met the client's expectations with content and delivery. Adam is a true professional.
- ID Events Australia

The feedback was amazing. Our guests loved it. Adam went above and beyond.
- Bank of Melbourne

The things Adam Spencer talks and writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.
- Malcolm Gladwell

I've never laughed harder on a corporate stage. What a chat!
- Alan Joyce, CEO Qantas

Adam Spencer welcomed guests with his unique style of humour, wit and intelligence, facilitating a thought-provoking and fascinating discussion with (PepsiCo CEO) Indra Nooyi on everything from bilateral trade agreements to balancing a career with a fulfilling family life.
- The Growth Faculty

Adam nailed it. he's smart, funny, and kept the audience engaged, laughing and interested.
- Melanie Silva, MD, Google Australia & New Zealand

Adam held a room of Nobel Prize Winners in the palm of his hand.
- Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics

Our first ever on-stage interview and we couldn't have been in better hands.
- Thai Cave rescue divers Craig Challen and Richard Harris

The best interview of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt I've ever seen.
- Joanne Woo, VP Marketing and Comms, General Electric

One of the most enjoyable, open and honest public conversations I've been part of.
- Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Service

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Adam Spencer - Speaker Showreel 2024

Adam Spencer - Speaker Showreel 2024

How your business can harness the power of AI | Adam Spencer

How your business can harness the power of AI | Adam Spencer

The Project - October 2022

The Project - October 2022

Adam Spencer  - Ted X

Adam Spencer - Ted X

Chat With Ted-X

Chat With Ted-X

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