Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a Digital Wellbeing & Ethics expert. She is a behavioral scientist, best-selling author of Digital Self Mastery series and executive producer of the Evolving Digital Self podcast. She combines 25 years experience in social strategy consulting with her scholarly research in the human relationship with technology and her personal passion for wellbeing and humanity.
A humanist, Dr. Forbes Öste aims to future-proof technology while supporting the human experience and potential. She is a passionate advocate for digital wellbeing and ethics. Her talks and forthcoming book provide guidelines for technologies, organizations, their products and services, and the humans they serve to co-exist harmoniously.
A systems thinker, her engaging talks provide action-based tools and steps that can be implemented right away to enhance this relationship. Her unique approach to mastering the human relationship with technology increases digital life balance. She provides an easily adaptable framework across industries, focused on outcomes.
A realist, her scientific background provides insight into integrating the human into tech innovations without sacrificing results. Her BE-ing@Work research revealed innovative solutions for presenteeism, wellbeing tech development & integration and user-experience design related to the contemporary workplace. She is an optimist and solution provider. Her insight has helped change the vision, design and resulting valuation of some of the most exciting companies and products of tomorrow.
She holds several advisory roles as an expert on Digital Wellbeing and Ethics for new technologies to support the transition into the digital era without losing humanity in the process. She connects organizations with innovative digital wellbeing strategies to match the evolving needs of employees and customers. Her insight into human & organizational behavior impacts innovative solutions to succeed and thrive in the new human-digital ecosystem.
From smart phones to smart homes, in the digital era, technology is pervasive in all areas of your life. Professionally, unhealthy relationships and poor habits with technology can determine the difference between struggling to manage your time and energy and having the life that you desire and deserve. Personally, those habits and unconscious behaviors can impact your relationships with friends and family, your sense of self and, more importantly, your general wellbeing.
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