Commentator and author on Digital Transformation, Faster Future
A professional journalist, author and speaker, Brad Howarth has spent the last two decades analysing the challenges and opportunities that arise from new technologies. More recently he has turned his attention to analysing their possible future impact, and has become much sought after as a catalyst for discussions around the evolution of industry and business models. Brad is a strong believer that we are only at the beginning of this revolutionary wave of technological change. Much of his thinking is contained in his 2011 book, A Faster Future, co-authored with Janelle Ledwidge (February 2011).
As a working journalist Brad spent the mid to late 1990s reporting on the rapid growth of Australia's IT industry as it rode the dotcom bubble. In 1999 he joined the editorial team at BRW as Information Technology Editor and subsequently moved into the role of Marketing Editor. While at BRW, Brad authored his first book, Innovation and Emerging Markets (2004), a study of the process of commercialisation for innovative Australian high-tech companies.
During his career he has interviewed many of the world's leading thinkers on technology, digital media, innovation and entrepreneurship, including Seth Godin, Vint Cerf and Michael Dell. While much of his career has focused on the intersection of technology and business, he has taken a strong interest in innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and advertising, and global affairs, and has written extensively on these topics.
Brad Howarth left BRW in 2004 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist and has since travelled extensively, reporting on a range of topics across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has penned articles for Australian and international publications including AFR Boss, BusinessWeek, CIO Australia, GQ Australia, The Guardian, Rolling Stone Australia and SmartCompany.com.au.