Andy Hadfield – IT Trends is a digital native – he can’t really remember life without the internet. He is fascinated with the impact it is having on our lives, as well as our businesses. Andy is a Business Speaker on IT Trends for the future through Speakers Inc
With an entertaining and compelling personality, he speaks with authority and insight about the new shape of life, work and play in our digital world.
Andy launched his first start-up at the tender age of 19 – getALife. This social network was a political and community mouthpiece for South African students between 1997 – 2005. This site was covered on every major media platform, including Time Magazine. It also has the dubious honour of being sued by Robert Mugabe.
Andy spent the next 7 years, mastering his strategic skills across a wide range of industries, including finance, professional services, construction and media – follow SI on Twitter
Andy was also involved with creating South Africa’s first monetised niche social network, DesignMind which drives communication and collaboration across the construction industry.
He helped FNB develop a team to manage their digital strategy across the consumer banking segment.
This included projects such as ‘corporate crowdsourcing’, the bank’s first official Facebook presence, a major overhaul of the consumer website and a world-class ‘Amazon-style’ online sales system – so that consumers can get FNB products in under ten minutes, and not even moving from their couch!
Real Time Wine is a retail discovery engine and consumer review community for the wine industry. It is the mobile application and the social community for everyone who enjoys wine and not just for those who understand it. The product has now been extended into the beer industry, with MyBEER, an innovative collaboration with SAB.
Andy has flown the South African flag when it comes to speaking. His talk ‘ You Don’t Need Bandwidth To Be Awesome’ was an instant success! He often works with the internationally renowned FutureWorld Group.
Andy’s topics include (To name only a few of his talks):
The Future of the Internet
Digital Marketing & Strategy
Online Reputation Management
Andy’s current keynotes, talks and workshops – 5 of 11 talks and workshops
1. The Real Time Wine Story (So Far)
2. You Don’t Need Bandwidth To Be Awesome!
3. Future Kids, Future Consumers
4. South Africa & Africa Digital Stats Pub Quiz
5. Real Time Everything
Andy Hadfield is a Business Speaker who will in an energetic manner wow you with IT trends and how we can move forward in business.