Rachel Botsman

Digital technologies are changing how and whom we trust.

Rachel Botsman is regarded as the global thought leader on the power of collaboration and sharing through digital technologies to transform the way we live, work, bank and consume.

Rachel Botsman is an author and a visiting academic at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. She studies and teaches how technology is transforming trust between people and what that means for business and society. She defined the theory of "collaborative consumption" with her acclaimed book, What’s Mine is Yours (HarperCollins, 2010). The concept was subsequently named by TIME as one of the "Ten Ideas That Will Change the World" and by Thinkers50 as the 2015 Breakthrough Idea. Her TED talks on the subject have been viewed almost three million times.

She shares her visionary thinking with organizations around the globe including Accenture, Adobe, Google, Microsoft, PwC, Salesforce, the UK Treasury and Xero. She takes governments and companies into the world of start-ups like Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber to examine their growth and challenges. She uses stories and visuals, grounded in deep research, to paint a vivid picture of how technology impacts trust and innovation.

Rachel is a regular writer and commentator in leading international publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired and more. She is recognized as one of the world’s top 20 speakers to keynote your conference by Monocle, one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Recently, she joined the NRMA board as a specialist non-executive Director. She is currently writing a new book on a new era of trust to be published by Portfolio Penguin, October 2017.

Rachel is a dynamic, humorous and thought-provoking speaker who is popular at events all over the world.


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