No transformation happens without a significant shift in values and behaviours. These are functions of culture, which is in turn a function of leadership. The world needs more transformative digital leaders.
Looking for a speaker or facilitator on the topics of digital disruption, innovation, and or digital transformation? Look no further. With over 15 years of industry experience, coupled with lessons garnered from building and selling multiple digital companies, I can tailor a practical and informative solution that meets your requirements and delivers valuable outcomes.Find out more
Mike is the founder of consulting firm Beyond Binary, co-founder of social media crisis consultancy 48HOURS, a keynote speaker, and podcast host. Prior to this work Mike built Cerebra into Africa's leading social media agency, selling it to WPP in 2013. Before that he co-founded Afrigator, an aggregator for African content creators, selling it to Naspers in 2008.
Mike is a true expert in his field and he is a supremely talented speaker. He consistently ranks as the top speaker at conferences for good reason – he is knowledgeable, entertaining, and always gives the audience deep insight into social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital disruption trends. If you want a world-class speaker for your conference, book Mike Stopforth. - Rudolph Muller (mybroadband.co.za)
I have had the distinct privilege of sharing a stage with Mike on many occasions. What sets Mike apart is his ability to package content so perfectly that not only do you enjoy listening to him, but you remember what he said months later.
Mike’s keen interest in understanding our market, combined with his enthusiasm for his areas of expertise, made for an engaging, entertaining, and highly relevant presentation. His energy was positively infectious and his talk received huge compliments from our audience.
Thank you for a great presentation at our recent Leadership Conference at Sun City. Your insight into the very complex topic of social media was obvious and your easy-going style delivered a tough message which has caused a suitable amount of discomfort among the team!
Mike did an outstanding presentation to the Discovery team on social media and its powerful and pervasive impact on society today. He provided a framework for companies like ours to think about social media as well as providing some practical tips and tools. Mike’s conversational style and humour went down brilliantly!
Accenture had to opportunity to collaborate with Mike on an engaging panel discussion on Digital Disruption as part of the inaugural Social Media Week. Mike’s expert opinion on Social Media / Digital and its implications for businesses and government as they seek to remain relevant in this digital era was extremely well received!
Mike is a knowledgeable, authentic, and truly dynamic speaker. It was a privilege inviting Mike to share at a think! session on the impact of social media on business. His conversational style and humorous repertoire were thoroughly enjoyed and we walked away with great insights and even more thought-provoking questions. Much food for thought!
Mike was the keynote speaker at a Discovery IT Conference. Without exception, the delegates were highly complimentary of his presentation style and his insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with the era of social business and digital transformation.
In a world filled with clutter and BS, it’s challenging to find authentic speakers who have walked the talk – Mike is funny, inspiring, controversial yet authentic and our audience absolutely loved him. One of the best speakers in SA.
Mike is an incredible storyteller. He has the ability to take out the complexities of the digital world and make it palatable for everyone to understand. Entrepreneurship runs through his DNA – Mike will open up your mind and make you look at things completely differently. Refreshing!
Mike is a true expert in his field and he is a supremely talented speaker. He consistently ranks as the top speaker at conferences for good reason – he is knowledgeable, entertaining, and always gives the audience deep insight into social media, marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital disruption trends. If you want a world-class speaker for your conference, book Mike Stopforth.
Mike was the highlight at our summit for our 1 500 attendees. His relatable style makes it easy for everyone to grasp the complex content he is covering. He has the rare gift of giving his audience the comfort and clarity that technology shouldn’t be scary, it should be embraced and celebrated.
Mike Stopforth is a member of a small tribe of leadership experts who know how to balance power and compassion. He has the unique ability to lead people to places they never knew they could go.
Mike Stopforth is an unconventional thinker who has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of digital, business management, organisational change and leadership. His track record demonstrates how his innovative approach to problem-solving has delivered unique and innovative solutions. It was an absolute pleasure to host him as a speaker at the 2020 UJ MarketingFit Online event, where he spoke on the topic “Stop talking about Digital Transformation” – a topic title which again demonstrates the creative manner in which he views the world.
Mike brought his usual mix of measured insights and decidedly uncommon common sense to our Marketing Masterclass. Our clients were highly impressed with his frank and generous business advice on how to navigate the minefield that is marketing in the new dark age of digital connectivity and social separation. In an industry where obfuscation and mystery-making are a source of competitive advantage it’s a rare treat to find someone who is prepared to lift the veil and tell the simple, useful truth.
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