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Sarah
Murray

Innovation, future trends and technology expert

Profile

Sarah developed and pioneered a brand new tech category 'gamified living', which stands to revolutionize how we build, buy and experience our homes, while also giving back to those in need through their partnership with Head Start Homes and Westpac Group.

Recognized for her thought leadership, combining computer game engine tech with game theory, behavioural economics, AI, data science, and applying this to residential and housing affordability alike. Sarah has captivated the popular imagination with her TED talk on the topic reaching 1M +.

Invited to speak in 2019 at The World Bank Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Sustainable Housing Technology her keynote was heard by 200 influential leaders of industry and politics in the Asia Pacific Region. While on the same speaking tour she presented in Copenhagen to IKEA's think tank SPACE10, and then at the invitation of the City of Toronto where she again shared a keynote during a series of events hosted by the city as it explored technology and Industry 4.0.

In 2019, Sarah's start-up PLACE grew, expanding its reach to the United Kingdom and West Africa, while locally she secured a space in the coveted Mirvac Impact Accelerator for social entrepreneurs in association with Artesian VC and INCO.

Sarah has 15 years of technology, innovation and ventures experience in corporate environments, cutting her teeth building multiple #1 in their category iPhone apps, for brands like The Sydney Royal Easter Show, Fairfax Media, and The ABC. She went on to manage a team of 100 developers across two countries in the creation and product ownership of the Telstra 24x7 Mobile App. Turning her hand to Ventures and Data after her year studying corporate Innovation at Stanford, she went on to lead TAL's Data Lab and Westpac Innovation Ventures.

Expertise
Talking Points

Future Trends that will Change how we Live and Work

A detailed trends report shared in a dynamic and inspirational way, about 45 mins long that motivates the audience to embrace the change all around them in areas such as property technology, urban development, Construction and Engineering, Technology. Highlighting how trends in consumer behaviour and industry technology adoption are converging to create a world we have never seen before and most of us can’t imagine.

A Gamified Future

80% of working adults play games 4 hours a day, and Facebook sold 1M VR headsets over Christmas connected to their billions of users…. yep…. we are not as far from a VR revolution as you might think. As a computer game designer and virtual reality designer, let me take you inside and explore some of the world you will soon live, work, love and lose in.

Corporate Transformation and Change

Now more than ever companies need to think and act differently. Sarah takes you on a journey of how some of Australia's largest organisations have approached that change, and what it means and how you might help your business survive into the 20’s. Change is no longer coming, it has arrived!
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Feedback
Sarah kept the audience riveted. Her presentation was thought-provoking. It was the buzz of the conference and online chatter for weeks. Griffith University

Sarah was smart, brilliant and engaging, it was an absolute pleasure to see her speak.

City of Toronto

Sarah was phenomenal! I wish I had given her a full hour, she took my audience of senior executives and politicians on an expertly well crafted journey of consumer, tech and industry technology trends culminating in how they might use these trends to improve community outcomes in their respective Countries.

World Bank

Thanks again for making the trip to Hobart. The way that you engaged with our clients Board and Senior Management on the requested theme of digitisation was excellent. I could tell that they were fully invested and energised in the presentation and subsequent discussion where you were able translate these concepts to areas of focus for our clients business. Post the presentation, the follow up discussion and subsequent thanks from key Board members and Executive members was evidence of your insight energy and impact and certainly adds significant value to one of our valued clients.

Westpac Institutional Bank

Sarah was so helpful working together with us, on the development of the content and delivery of our first ever on-line event, resulting in really positive feedback from our audience. Some of the comments from our audience included, “So many thoughts - great Sarah, really appreciated” , “Great discussion and ideas thanks” and “Great presentation Sarah”. She was Great!

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