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Simon Kuestenmacher

Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star in data animation and interpretation. Simon was named one of the world’s Top 50 influencers in data science by carto.com, he reaches over 30 million people every month through his Twitter account.He speaks on demographic trends, consumer insights and cultural change in Australia.

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Testimonials for Simon Kuestenmacher

Simon was fantastic. Very engaging speaker and made a potentially dry topic really enjoyable for the audience. Simon was very generous with his time and was happy to hang around and chat with attendees after the event.

Bass Coast Shire Council

 

He was our first speaker and he captivated the audience, data can sometimes be dry, not when Simon is presenting it, his style and delivery were amazing and spot on for the audience.

Department of Education and Training VIC

Simon Kuestenmacher Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Simon Kuestenmacher's Biography

Simon Kuestenmacher is a Partner of The Demographics Group based in Melbourne Australia.

Simon is a rising star in data animation and interpretation. In just two years he has amassed 125,000 followers globally who enjoy his insights and his quirky observational style.

Simon holds degrees in geography from leading universities in Berlin and Melbourne and worked for several years as a business consultant with KPMG Australia.

Simon is now a contributing writer to The Australian newspaper; he is one of the two co-founders of The Demographics Group; he is an emerging media commentator on demographic and data matters; and he has spoken to numerous corporate audiences across Australia.

Simon was named one of the world’s Top 50 influencers in data science by carto.com, he reaches over 30 million people every month through his Twitter account. He speaks on demographic trends, consumer insights and cultural change in Australia.

His work is appreciated by groups from the financial services, property, education, technology, retail and professional services industries, among others.

Speaking Topics Include

Rebuilding Australia: New businesses, work practices and consumer behaviours will emerge, and local manufacturing will be prioritised

The experience of working from home delivers a new productivity, lessens commuting, upskills the workforce in self-sufficiency and creates new businesses in technology. This changes the urban landscape. Post-corona we will see a large nation-building infrastructure program strengthening the suffering middleclass. Businesses and workers must prepare for the post-corona world right now. This is a unique chance to build a fairer and better Australia.

 

Global trends shaping Australia: - Will China come out of the crisis strengthened? Is the US losing ground? How is the world changing and how is Australia positioned to succeed in such a world?

Global demographics favour Australia as a destination for migration and international investment during the 2020s, our economic profile will serve us well in the short term but must be overhauled in the aftermath of corona. Demographics are stronger than the virus and Australia will prosper.

 

Consumer values in post-corona Australia:  - Relationships with our loved ones strengthened during corona.

We rediscovered local products and our neighbourhoods. The early selfishness of hoarding and non-observance of lockdown shifted as the death toll rose and we focussed on acts of kindness and love. Households will be more caring, more prudent, more cautious and perhaps also less narcissistic following this experience. The new businesses will have a stronger balance sheet. Relationships tested by adversity will be stronger. The home becomes a more important space and people demand larger dwellings. Australians will be kinder and stronger on the other side of adversity.

 

Creating opportunities for regional Australia: - We will experience years of lower migration.

The largest demographic driver in the 2020’s are millennials reaching the family formation stage working from home and demanding larger houses. Four-bedroom houses are unaffordable in the inner city and Millennials can be coerced to move to the regions if the case is made in the right way. This is an extremely rare opportunity to strengthen our regions! We must get the planning and storytelling right though.

 

Reset your career: Use the corona crisis to reassess, rethink and reinvigorate your career

Acquire the skills needed to succeed in the post-pandemic world. We need entrepreneurial, adaptable, technologically adept allrounders. We can’t all become tech-workers of course. Australia discovered a new appreciation of lower paid essential workers. Big public spending projects and the establishment of local manufacturing of essential goods is likely to lead to a reinvigorated middleclass. Don’t let a crisis go to waste and realign your career and business now.