David Shing

Australian Thought-Leader & Self-Proclaimed Digital Prophet

David Shing also known as Shingy is an Australian thought leader and self-proclaimed Digital Prophet. He has held various top marketing jobs at AOL since 2007. David Shing grew up in a two-bedroom house in suburban Australia, in a family of 10 kids. He studied at Billy Blue Design School in Sydney.

David Shing joined Click Things as VP of Product Strategy in 1999. In 2001 he became VP Creative & Strategy at Decentrix Inc. In 2007 he began a long relationship with AOL as the Marketing Director for AOL Europe. In 2010 he was promoted to VP Media and Marketing for AOL international and became the self anointed Digital Prophet for AOL in 2011, a title he invented for the role.

He is charged with identifying new opportunities for the business, actively changing brand perception, and assisting in building the external profile of the company across the globe. He does this by speaking at conferences and events around the world, including SXSW and TEDx.

He speaks at many live events as part of his position as Digital Prophet for AOL and his controversial appearance on MSNBC and the follow up article in The New Yorke made him the focal point for a conversation around the meaning behind buzzwords in the media industry.He is also the inspiration of the Shangy character in W/ Bob & David.

To book David Shing as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, David is known to cover the following topics:

  • Digital Shopping
  • Business Speaker
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Digital Prophet
  • Creativity & Strategy