Extravagant futurist, creative director, strategist, digital consultant and popular speaker, David Shing, is famed on the circuit for his bold insight. Highly regarded for his "polarizing moniker", this multidimensional figure has built a career around advising clients on their innovative potential. From architecture to zen, David has toured the world with his incredibly creative strategies and understanding of the digital landscape. He has held several influential roles in marketing, including being AOL's Marketing Director, Vice president of Media and Marketing and Digital Prophet. As a speaker, David identifies new opportunities for corporate audiences, in regard to their innovation, creativity and digital strategies.
Following an education at the respectable Billy Blue Design School in Sydney, David joined the Product Strategy team at Click Things in 1999. Two years later, in 2001, he left for Decentrix Inc, where he worked as their VP Creative and Strategy. These positions honed David's eye for creative opportunities, which later led him to move to AOL as well as dominate the speaking circuit. Starting in 2007, David joined the company as their Marketing Director in their European division. He firmly established himself as a credit to the company, which resulted in a promotion to VP Media and Marketing and Digital Prophet on an international scale.
David is credited for coining the title, Digital Prophet, a term used to describe an expert in online innovation. In this role, he identified new opportunities for the business, strengthened their branding and built the company's external branding. To do so, David took to the TED Talk and South by Southwest stages promoting the brand's innovation. David was so successful in the role that he moved to Oath in 2017 and Verizon Media in 2019, as their Digital Prophet. While with Verizon Media, David has toured the world speaking on behalf of the company, discussing the merger of AOL and Yahoo.
No stranger to the stage, an event featuring David is a surefire success. His confident, bold and highly interesting speeches keep audiences hooked on his every word, eager to hear the secrets to digital domination. For corporate audiences, David's results-driven insight and actionable strategies can make the difference between leading a market and trailing behind. Few speakers have David's unique perspective, so don't miss out on this booking opportunity.