Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley startup to media and technology titan.
Working with Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s Silicon Valley leaders, his tenure at Facebook saw the Australia and New Zealand business – including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp and Oculus – grow from mere start up into one of the most successful Facebook markets in the world.
Stephen is a seasoned business leader, with a career spanning over 25 years across consumer products, retail, ecommerce, automotive, financial services, media and technology. He has served in senior executive roles at global leaders Westfield and Inchcape, and at Australian consumer products giant, Lion.
Today – as founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management – he partners with the CEOs and boards of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership.
Between them – Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook – are in a race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. Yet, 20 years ago, none of these businesses factored in the Fortune 500 – and Mark Zuckerberg was just starting high school!
In this behind-the-scenes keynote, former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Stephen Scheeler, takes audiences inside the rise of the tech titans, digging deep into the secret sauce that makes them tick, and revealing how competition has fundamentally changed for businesses everywhere due to the global platforms they have created.
Most importantly, Stephen offers insightful advice on what every business can do to flourish in the world of the tech titans…rather than be left behind.