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Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman

Oxford, UK

World-renowned authority on how trust and collaboration enabled by technologies will change the way we live, work, bank and consume

Influential co-author, “What's Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live " (2010)

Winner of Thinkers50’s Breakthrough Idea Award for originating an idea that will change the way we think about business forever

”The audience scored Rachel 4.84 out of 5.00. That’s amazing.! She helped to more than double the attendance of the conference this year over last.”
— Salesforce

“Not one single day has gone by since the event without external and internal commendations on your engagement with our audience. Your message really connected and impacted the entire audience. It was also evident via our social engagement metrics.”
— Adobe

“Her presentation was exceptionally well received, with delegates giving her average score of 9.3, making Rachel our best speaker ever in the history of our conferences.”
— Australian Retail Credit Association

Author of the influential books Who Can You Trust and What’s Mine is Yours, Rachel Botsman is recognised around the world for her visionary insight on how a new era of trust and technology is changing the ways we live work, bank and consume. Rachel Botsman designed and teaches the world’s first MBA course on the ‘Collaborative Economy’. She is currently designing a new course on ‘Trust in the Digital Age.’ She is a regular writer and commentator for The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Guardian and more.

She is the author of two highly acclaimed books. Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together – and Why It Could Drive Us Apart, explains a huge shift in trust from institutions to individuals. Her first book, What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live,  predicted the rise of platforms such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, long before they became popular. The concept was named by TIME as one of the “Ten Ideas That Will Change the World”.

She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

  • Why trust is fundamental to every action, relationship and transaction – and how to embed it into the fabric of an organisation
  • Understanding how the rules of how trust are managed, built, lost and repaired are rapidly changing in the digital age
  • Be it data breaches or misinformation, automation or algorithms, why technology can feed our deepest fears yet embody our greatest hopes.
  • Lessons from disruptive companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Uber and Apple on how to gain and lose customers trust.
  • Developing new mindsets and principles that will transform how we think about trust, innovation, risk and transparency.

For more information visit www.rachelbotsman.comPlease enquire about Rachel Botsman’s availability – enquiries@chartwellspeakers.com.



Our Comment

"Rachel Botsman writes and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. She believes that we're "wired to share" — and demonstrates how companies like Airbnb, Zipcar and Uber are changing the rules of human behaviour."

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