Rachel Botsman is the world-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology. An award-winning author, speaker and University of Oxford lecturer, she has contributed to Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, The Economist, and more. She’s also a contributing editor at Wired.
She has appeared on ABC’s Q&A, Sunrise, 7:30, BBC, CNN and will present in the upcoming documentary series for PBS series First Civilizations on the history of trade.
Her latest book, Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together – and Why It Could Drive Us Apart (Penguin Portfolio, 2017) will revolutionise our perception of trust. She is also the co-author of, What’s Mine is Yours (HarperCollins, 2010), which defined the theory of collaborative consumption and was named one of TIME’s “Ten Ideas That’ll Change the World”.
Rachel’s TED talks have 3.5 million views. 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”.
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.