For our October Crowd Forum, we are delighted to welcome Rachel Botsman on our stage - bestselling author and one of the world’s foremost experts on the intersection between technology and trust.
Her new book, “Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together – and Why It Could Drive Us Apart”, is described as “a ground-breaking exploration of how the digital era is revolutionising human trust.” Rachel’s TED talks have been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Widespread corruption, elitism and economic disparity have led to a worldwide upsurge of anti-establishment movements. But this isn't the age of distrust - far from it.
Rachel will explain how we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. A new world order is emerging: we have lost faith in brands, leaders and systems, but millions of people every day rent their home to total strangers on AirBnB, exchange cryptocurrency online, or get in the car of an unknown Uber driver. This is the age of distributed trust; a paradigm shift driven by new technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.
If we are to benefit from this radical transformation, it is vital that we understand the new mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired.
Join us on 9th October as Rachel provides a detailed map of this unchartered landscape - and explores what's next for humanity, followed by a thought-provoking dialogue with fellow trust expert, Robert Phillips.
There will be crucial lessons here for all business leaders, policy-makers and entrepreneurs. It is likely to be a full house, so we advise applying early to avoid missing out.