Steven Scheeler

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Australia - Vic

The world has gone digital, but Australian business risks falling behind. As speaker, advisor and mentor, Stephen partners with Australia's business leaders to help them master digital strategy, culture & leadership, and build innovative, global, billion-dollar businesses.

Stephen is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan.

Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow to become one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.

Stephen is a seasoned business leader, with a career spanning over 25 years across consumer products, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology. He has served in senior executive roles at global leaders Westfield and Inchcape, and at Australian consumer products giant, Lion.

Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management – he partners with the senior leaders of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, DellEMC, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, Hollard, BAT, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Mirvac and the Australian Government.

As a speaker, Stephen has a unique ability to excite audiences on the power of technology, the future of business and the new paradigm of 21st-century leadership. He is an inspiring personality on the highest-profile stages – including TEDx, the Australian Governance Summit and AMP Amplify – and is a member of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Knowledge Nation 100, top innovation leaders in Australia. 

Speaking Topics:

LEADERSHIP

Walk the Talk: Mastering the Eight Elements of Disruptive Leadership 

TRUST

Have We Met Before? The Revolution of Trust, Identity and Privacy in a Connected World

THE FUTURE / DISRUPTION

The Digital Invasion: An Insider’s Guide to the Coming Revolution

INNOVATIVE CULTURE

Digital DNA: How to Bake Silicon Valley Culture and Innovation into Your Business

LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL AGE

The Digital CEO: How Today’s Leaders Must Change to Succeed in the Digital Age

LEADING MILLENNIALS  [BASED ON THE ACCLAIMED TEDx TALK]

The Oldest Guy at Facebook: A Facebook Insider’s View of How to Lead a Millennial Workforce

MILLENNIAL CONSUMERS

The Rising Power of Millennial Consumers and How Your Business Can Capture Them

TEAMS

High-Performing Teams: 8 Lessons from Facebook and the Tech Giants

THE FACEBOOK STORY

Inside Facebook: The Secrets behind Facebook’s Meteoric Rise…and How You Can Apply Them to Your Own Business

START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Zuck Factor: What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Facebook 

DIGITAL MEDIA & MARKETING

Will Big Brands Survive? The Future of Marketing in the Digital Age

TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS

The Tech Titans: How Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are Reshaping Competition for Every Business on Earth

AMAZON

Advance Amazonia Fair: What Amazon’s Arrival Means for Every Australian Business and Consumer

DATA

World War Data: How Data, Analytics & AI Will Dominate the Business Battleground of the Future

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