From government to business, banks to the media, it would seem that public trust in our institutions is at an all-time low. And yet this isn’t an age of distrust – far from it.
Rachel Botsman, author of Who Can You Trust? , debated whether we are moving to a new era, in which we trust institutions less, but people and networks more. If this is so, what does it mean for those industries that are critically reliant on trust – such as banking?
Rachel Botsman is a social innovator, futurist, author, consultant and keynote speaker on the power of collaboration in the current technologies.
Rachel received her BFA (Honors) from the University of Oxford and took her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. She was a former director at the William J. Clinton Foundation and has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and leading non-profit organizations around the world. Rachel is the founder of innovation consultancy company CCLab and a Venture Partner with the Collaborative Fund.
Aside from the book she co-authored, Rachel also regularly contributes to the Australian Financial Review and WIRED on topics related to technology and innovation.
She has presented at high profile events including GOOGLE, The Clinton Global Initiative, No. 10 Downing Street, HP and Microsoft. She was recently named by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference. Rachel’s TEDx talk on the collaborative economy has been watched by more than 2 million people.
Rachel’s keynote topics include:
- Bright Futures: Technology, Business, and Society in the 21st Century
- Collaborative Consumption: A Game-Changing Opportunity
- Brand We: Participation is the new brand loyalty
- Community in a Digital Age
- Trust & Transparency Are The New Black
- The Secrets of Making Innovation Happen
- Collaborative Consumption: A New Generation of Entrepreneurs