We are delighted to share that Rachel Botsman, futurist, innovator and keynote speaker has just received the Thinkers 50 Breakthrough Idea Award. The T50 Breakthrough Idea Award is dedicated to the legacy of CK Prahalad and is given to changemakers whose ideas have great potential to push the boundaries of business and management.
Rachel Botsman, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, Saïd Business School and co-author of “What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live” was honored for her ideas on collaborative economy. Aside from the T50 Breakthrough Idea Award, collaborative consumption was also named by TIME as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change The World”.
In the video below, Rachel shares how the internet has changed supply and demand and how technology has transformed the relationship between people in business.
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