Renowned technology futurist to speak at PACE 2018
Parking Australia is pleased to announce that Steve Sammartino is one of the Keynote Speakers for PACE 2018, which takes place from 31 October – 2 November at The Star Gold Coast. Steve will speak at PACE on Thursday morning 1 November.
Steve wrote his first lines of computer code at age 10, and is one of Australia’s most respected futurists and business technologists. A media commentator, Steve is the technology reporter for ABC Radio National and the in-house futurist for 3AW providing expert assessment on the rapidly evolving technology sector. He has also been featured on the BBC, The Smithsonian Institute, The Discovery Channel, Mashable, Wired, The LA times and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His knowledge and breadth of experience gives him an uncanny ability to make sense of how technology is shaping society and the economy into the future.
Steve started his corporate career in a number of fortune 500 firms, culminating in positions at director level. At a very young age he established multiple tech start-ups and launched one of the first ‘Sharing Economy’ start-ups Rentoid.com, even before Uber or Airbnb existed. He now invests in emerging technologies and has multiple advisory board positions in a variety of companies involved in disruptive technologies across the airline industry, automotive, real estate, Internet of Things, quantified self, mobile applications, and 3D printing technologies.
Extreme projects are something Steve loves doing, in order to demonstrate what is possible today. He knows how to generate attention in the modern age of marketing with a number of his viral videos to his name. He recently built a full size driveable Lego car from 500,000 pieces. It has an engine made completely from Lego, and it runs on air. He also crowd funded the project on Twitter. It has over 8 million views on YouTube and was a global news story. He also put a toy space ship into earth orbit for under $2000 to prove how cheap powerful technology has become.
Steve is the author of two best-selling books on the technology revolution, his latest – ‘The Lessons School Forgot’ – is a manifesto on how to future proof your life and thrive in the technology era.