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Adam
Spencer

Laugh Out Loud Comedy & Mathematical Fun

Profile

Laugh and learn with one of Australia’s most dynamic and engaging minds, Adam Spencer.

Whether you get Adam to deliver a keynote address or host your entire event, laugh and learn with one of Australia’s most dynamic and engaging minds.

Adam has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised theatre competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people. Whether it’s a technically demanding event with dozens of moving parts, or flying by the seat of your pants, Adam prides himself on the high level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he provides whenever on stage, set or screen.

With 25 years experience in television, radio and events, Adam loves curating challenging and thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed prime ministers, Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year - and he was also the first person in the world to ever interview our legendary Thai cave rescuers.

Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their story. He’s informative, fun and guaranteed to impart take-aways you’ve never heard before. If there’s only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question and just watch what he can get out of them. All done with an obsessive focus on keeping to time that only 15 years of breakfast radio can give you.

In person, online, or hybrid… Adam Spencer brings challenging conversations to life.

Expertise
Talking Points

Winning the Numbers Game in our Digital World

Australia’s favourite and most entertaining mathematician Adam Spencer shows you how factors like AI, Cyber Security and ChatGPT are disrupting business. Learn how you can win in this digital world.

- How Artificial Intelligence will impact every industry and how to harness its potential
- The crucial role every worker plays in your cyber security
- The business potential of holding a supercomputer in your hands
- How to keep up if the pace of digital disruption feels overwhelming

Cyber security - Beware the cat video!

A cybercrime is reported in Australia every seven minutes. Whether it’s catphishing, ransomware, deep fake videos - cyber is a new game altogether. It is slick. It is personalised. And it is everywhere. As Adam likes to say, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link … and that link is Gary from accounts - who just LOVES cat videos.”

Audience takeaways:
- The cutting edge best, or worst, examples of cyber-crime
- The sheer scope of cyber-crime in Australia
- Practical tips you can employ right now to improve your cyber security
- Why protecting your business is a people and culture issue as much as a software one

How Digital Transformation will Change Work and Business Forever

Your mobile phone has the power of what 20 years ago was the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Artificial Intelligence can already do multiple aspects of your job faster and more accurately than you can. Don’t put all this in the too-hard basket - let Adam Spencer show you how to make AI technology work for you today and carry you into tomorrow.

Audience takeaways
- The power of everyday devices - you’re carrying a supercomputer in your pocket!
- Why you must understand how AI, and in particular large language models like ChatGPT, can help your business
- Tips for keeping up if you feel overwhelmed by the pace of change
- The power to be drawn from the youngest people in your workforce

Mathematics Education and the Importance of Numeracy

As Australia’s most famous popular mathematician, Adam Spencer has been entertaining and inspiring educators, parents and kids with his joy for all things mathematical. His TED Talk on Monster Prime Numbers has had over 2 million views and is regularly voted one of the top 10 best TED maths and science talks and he was one of the featured speakers in Carmen Gallo’s 2022 book Talk Like Ted - the 9 public speaking secrets of the world’s top minds.

Audience takeaways
- The joy of mathematics
- The importance of maths and STEM education
- Encouraging girls into maths and science
- Cool maths facts you can use to blow other people’s minds

MC & Panel Hosting Specialist

Adam has hosted award-winning breakfast radio shows in Australia’s toughest markets and live current affairs TV. He has won improvised Theatre Competitions and once interviewed John Travolta in front of 75,000 people. Whether it’s a technically demanding event with dozens of moving parts or flying by the seat of your pants, he prides himself on the level of energy, engagement and entertainment that he always provides whenever on stage.

With 25 years of experience in television, radio and events ... Adam loves curating challenging, thought-provoking conversations. He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Hollywood Stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and Australians of the Year … and was the first person in the world to ever interview our legendary Thai cave rescuers.

Adam loves doing the research and crafting the narrative that helps people tell their story. Informative, fun and guaranteed to contain takeaways you’ve never heard before. If there is only time to ask one quick question of a speaker before moving on, you know it will be an awesome question. If you give him 10 minutes, just watch what he can get out of them.

All done with an obsessive focus on keeping to time that only 15 years of breakfast radio can give you.
If you want your CEO, your experts, and your customers brought to life in a conversation from 3 minutes to an hour let’s chat.
Media
Feedback
One of the most enjoyable, open and honest public conversations I’ve been part of. NSW Rural Fire Service

The best interview of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt I’ve ever seen.

General Electric

Our first ever on-stage interview and we couldn’t have been in better hands.

Thai Cave rescue divers Craig Challen and Richard Harris

Adam held a room of Nobel Prize Winners in the palm of his hand.

Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics

Adam nailed it. he’s smart, funny, and kept the audience engaged, laughing and interested.

Google Australia & New Zealand

Adam Spencer welcomed guests with his unique style of humour, wit and intelligence, facilitating a thought-provoking and fascinating discussion with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

The Growth Faculty

I’ve never laughed harder on a corporate stage. What a chat!

Qantas

The feedback was amazing. Our guests loved it. Adam went above and beyond.

Bank of Melbourne
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