Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman

Author of forthcoming book, Who Can You Trust?

Rachel Botsman is the global authority on an explosive new era of trust and technology. An award-winning author, speaker and University of Oxford lecturer, she has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Australian Financial Review, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and many other publications. She has appeared on ABC’s Q&A, Sunrise, 7:30 and more.

Audiences leave her speaking engagements with a fresh, long-view of how technology is transforming human relationships and what this means for life, work and how we do business.

Her upcoming book, Who Can You Trust? (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) will revolutionise our perception of trust. She is also the co-author of, What’s Mine is Yours, which defined the theory of collaborative consumption and was named one of TIME’s “Ten Ideas That’ll Change the World”.

She currently teaches the world’s first MBA course on the collaborative economy at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School.

Rachel’s TED talks have 3.5 million views and have been subtitled in 29 languages. Monocle named her in the world’s top 20 keynote speakers. She was named one of the “Most Creative People in Business” (Fast Company); a “Young Global Leader” (World Economic Forum) and received the Breakthrough Idea Award (Thinkers50) for a “radical idea which has the potential to change the way we think about business forever.”

Described by clients including Google, Microsoft, Xero, Accenture and various government agencies as a “standout favourite for audiences”, with a “rare and visionary intellect”, she adapts her research on trust and makes it meaningful to a wide range of audiences – from business leaders to students, and from politicians to parents.

Rachel was a founding partner in the Collaborative Fund and previously served as a Director on the William J Clinton Foundation. She also sits on the board as non-executive Director for Australia’s National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA).

She has worked on every continent (except for Antarctica!) and divides her time between Sydney, where she lives with her husband and two children, and London.


Keynote six

Trust, technology and human relationships
Thursday 30 November,
9.30am – 10.25am
Grand Ballroom (Level 5)

Parallel session

1F: In conversation with Rachel Botsman
Thursday 30 November
, 11.05am – 12.25pm
Live Site, Super Expo