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Sam McDonagh, Airbnb, Country Manager for Australia & NZ; Tom White, Uber, General Manager SA & WA; Piers Hogarth-Scott, KPMG, National IoT Practice Leader
Shared Economy
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Hilton Adelaide
233 Victoria Square
Category:  Business Briefing
The rise of the sharing economy is a global phenomenon and is growing at a rapid rate. What does it mean for business? And how can South Australia benefit from this innovative practice?

Join Airbnb’s Sam McDonagh, (Country Manager, Australia & NZ);
Uber’s Tom White (General Manager, SA & WA); and
KPMG’s Piers Hogarth-Scott (National Practice Leader, IoT) they discuss the positive impacts the sharing economy has on cities and how existing business can benefit from it, analyse the economic benefits, and how this non-traditional method can help bridge the unemployment gap, as well as provide work place flexibility.

Sam McDonagh
Sam McDonagh is Airbnb's Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Sam has more than twenty years’ experience in senior management roles across Australia, the United States and Asia, at companies including eBay and iiNet. Prior to Airbnb, Sam was General Manager, advisor and investor in US-based Dollar Shave Club’s Australian business.

Tom White
Tom White joined Uber in January 2015 and was initially responsible for managing the demand-side of the business in Perth, including rider and community engagement. In July 2015 he became the City Lead for operations in the Perth market, and at the beginning of 2016 was appointed General Manager for South Australia and Western Australia.

Tom is ultimately accountable for the growth and efficient operation of the Uber platform across these two rapidly-growing markets and, along with a team of highly-motivated and capable operations staff, is responsible for developing Uber's strategy to improve point-to-point transport for hundreds of thousands of riders and thousands of driver-partners.

More recently, with the launch of UberEATS, Uber's activities have extended to working with restaurants and a fast-growing network of delivery-partners to deliver the city's best food to consumers' doorsteps.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Economics from UWA and prior to working at Uber was a senior policy adviser within the Western Australian Government.

Piers Hogarth-Scott
Piers Hogarth-Scott is the National Internet of Things (IoT) Practice Leader at KPMG, with a focus on Smart Cities including connected transport and infrastructure, Smart Universities, Smart Utilities and Smart Food and Fibre.

In his role at KPMG, Piers leads a team of IoT management consultants, helping clients tap into the $120 billion annual uplift in Australian economic activity that is forecast to be derived from IoT by 2025. This includes helping clients develop their IoT strategy, economic model and business case, security, data analytics, vendor selection, programme management, governance frameworks, local and international policy and more.

Piers is a member of the Executive Committee of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA), is a board advisor to Hypercat (a standard for secure and interoperable IoT), and is also the Chair of the Industry Board of the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA).
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