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the power of live

For millennia, human beings have used the power of stories to share knowledge and ideas. Most often, stories were used to pass on knowledge gleaned from the past, but they are just as powerful for sharing lessons from the future. Perhaps more than my expertise as a futurist, it’s my passion for storytelling that sets me apart. I love nothing more than crafting and sharing stories that challenge our understanding of the present.

As a keynote speaker, I’ve always been inspired by the live music acts and their ability to bring an audience together. To me, live music has always been about more than just the music; it’s about creating a multi-sensory experience that the audience will never forget.
Over the last few years, I’ve increasingly brought this approach into my keynote presentations. Using the same cutting edge video and sound mixing tools used by the world’s biggest live acts, and combining it with little moments of joy (such as home baked, AI designed biscuits), I aim to create immersive and unique experiences that are impossible to replicate in a virtual world.
About, Simon Waller Live

my story

My first exposure to the idea of futurism came while on a camper van trip in 2005. During a three month stint travelling through the West Australian outback I read Bernard Salt’s The Big Picture which sought to predict what a future Australia might look like through the lens of demographics.

I was immediately captivated, by both the content of the book and by the processes used in its research and analysis. I immediately wanted to learn more about how to create stories about the future that weren’t just science fiction but were, in a way, science fact.

On return to Perth, I started researching futurism and enrolled in a post graduate Futures Thinking program at Curtin University. Then, in 2008, I then joined Rio Tinto where I became one of the founding members of the company’s internal scenario planning team.

After leaving Rio Tinto in 2010 I moved to Melbourne to establish my own futures agency. Since then I have supported dozens of organisations, delivered hundreds of keynotes, and spoken to thousands of CEOs and business leaders on how scenario planning and other futures thinking techniques can help them better understand and prepare for the future.

Want to know more? Check out Simon’s personal website.


If you’re considering Simon for an upcoming event the first step is to check his availability. You can do that by filling out the form below or contacting  1300 66 55 85 (within Australia). 

Assuming your preferred dates are available we can arrange a call with Simon to talk though how we can make your event something your audience will never forget.


pirate tv

PirateTV is a collaboration between a futurist, a filmmaker and a rock star. We help turn in person conferences, events and learning programs into engaging and interactive live streamed TV experiences.


The Digital Champions Club is a community of visionaries and change makers helping small and medium sized organisations take advantage of the improvement opportunities technology makes possible.


THIS IS IMMINENT is Simon’s regular live streamed TV show where he explores the emerging risks and challenges of technology driven change and what people can do to manage them.
Simon Waller delivered one of the best keynotes I‘ve ever seen, and I’ve seen heaps.
Dr. Jason Fox
Author of Leading A Quest



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Work With Simon

If you’re considering Simon for an upcoming event the first step is to check his availability (you can do that by filling out the form below or contacting Sunny on 1300 66 55 85 (within Australia).

Assuming your preferred dates are available we can arrange a call with Simon over your video-conferencing platform of choice to discuss your requirements.