Dr Bruce McCabe

Dr Bruce McCabe is passionate about YOUR future.

Dr Bruce McCabe is a futurist, writer and international keynote speaker who presents on ‘Technologies to Change the World.’ He brings stories to your audience from the future of medicine, computing, artificial intelligence, energy, genomics – wherever the game-changers happen to be.

Bruce began his career at IBM in 1988 and went on to hold senior roles at IBM, WordPerfect, Novell and Gartner. In 2002 he founded S2 Intelligence, a think tank to support organizational innovation through grounded research. He went on to serve as an independent adviser to a long list of multinationals, state and federal governments, universities and science labs. He has explored new technologies and how innovation happens for thirty years. He travels constantly and works across all industry sectors. When not speaking he writes novels about the near future.





We schedule a call with Bruce to discuss your audience, event goals and topic preferences in detail. Bruce confirms fees and we forward a document to make sure we have everything exactly right.



Bruce goes to work, conducting research, selecting the right stories and preparing beautiful visuals. Every presentation is customized to the audience.



Bruce delivers a unique, high-energy performance, taking your audience on an exhilarating thrill-ride into the future that has everyone scoring your event a ‘must’ for next year!



Bruce is widely recognized for his pioneering research in innovation and the adoption of new technologies. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 essays, columns and research papers, delivered more than 400 presentations on five continents and holds a PhD in organizational and technological innovation from the University of Technology Sydney, where he is also an Adjunct Professor.


Other CONTRIBUTIONs along the way

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Entrepreneur in residence, National ICT Australia (2011)

Non-executive Director, NSW Writer’s Centre (2014-present)

Co-founder Yuruware, a cloud-based disaster recovery start-up. Subsequently acquired by Unitrends.

Founder, KPMG Innovation Advisory practice (2009)

Industry Research Fellow, Built Environment Innovation Lab, UTS (2016-2018)

Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Engineering & IT, UTS (2007-present)

Preliminary speaker for Bill Clinton on his visit to Melbourne (2001)

Chair, e-business stream, National Broadband Future Forum (2010)

CSIRO Long Term Science Planning (2008)

Co-founder, Future Forum (2008)

National ICT Australia 2020 planning (2007)

National E-Health Strategy (2008)

DIISR Innovation Council stakeholder workshops (2009)

APCA study on innovation in Australia's payments system (2009)

National Office for the Information Economy e-business advisory panel (2002-2004)

UTS Future Vision Group (2007)

AGIMO National Government Interoperability Framework (2005)

ACCC investigation into competitive effects of online business models (2001)

ACMA anti-spam and online content regulations (2004)

ATO investigation into e-commerce and taxation (2001)

Weekly newspaper columnist, The Australian (2003-2006)

Monthly columnist, Managing Information Strategies (2002-2003)

Monthly columnist, Business Online (2002)

Monthly columnist, Australian Personal Computer (1996-1999)

Author, The Future of Business (S2 Intelligence, 2007)