Brett StClair – Keynote Speaker

Co-Founder and Chief Connector of, Former Google and Barclays Executive

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Specialist Subjects

  • Embrace the AI Revolution: Augmented Intelligence
  • From Google to Global Banking: Lessons in Leading Digital Change
  • Fueling the Innovation Engine: The Indispensable Role of Rebel Technologists in Business
  • AI ignition workshop - Fast Track your business to gain a competitive edge with AI


  • English


Brett StClair, the Co-Founder and Chief Connector of, is a former Google and Barclays Executive. He is a seasoned professional in building AI and digital solutions. Brett’s primary passion is to identify the world’s Rebel Technologists and assist every business in embracing AI technology.

As the host of the podcast “Rebel Technologist,” Brett empowers businesses to understand the essentials of AI adoption. Through his interviews with some of the world’s most innovative Rebel Technologists, he uncovers their successes and challenges in integrating Digital and AI technologies.

With 19 years of experience, Brett has been an influential figure on stages worldwide, inspiring business leaders to drive technological change within their organizations. He motivates teams to embark on innovative journeys, aiming for a 10x return on investment.

In his recent AI Adoption Keynotes, Brett has captivated and inspired over 7,500 executives in the past six months, encouraging them to navigate the world of AI. Your business could be next to benefit from his insights.

Outside of crafting AI-powered solutions and engaging in speaking and workshops, he is on the side of a Rugby or Hockey Field as Coach to his Son and Daughter with his Cheerleader Wife Martha, live streaming the games to youtube of course !

Popular Talks by Brett StClair

Embrace the AI Revolution: Augmented Intelligence

Brett’s engaging keynote, “Embrace the AI Revolution: Augmented Intelligence,” takes you on a journey through the world of AI, exploring its evolution, capabilities, and potential impact on businesses and everyday life. With personal anecdotes and humorous stories, he captivates the audience while demystifying complex concepts.

Attendees will gain:
– A comprehensive understanding of AI’s historical development, its current capabilities, and its potential impact on various industries and aspects of daily life.
– Insight into AI’s role as a supportive tool that can enhance human capabilities, enabling better decision-making and improved efficiency in various roles and scenarios.
– Practical tools and strategies for leveraging AI in business, such as using AI for content generation, process automation, and personalized solutions.
– A vision for a future empowered by human-AI collaboration, solving global challenges and fostering an optimistic and forward-looking mindset.
– Through this thought-provoking and entertaining keynote, attendees will gain valuable insights and emerge with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for embracing AI as a tool for unlocking their full potential and shaping a brighter tomorrow.

This Keynote is suitable for anyone interested in understanding and navigating the AI revolution, and is a must-attend for those looking to drive growth and innovation in their organizations.

From Google to Global Banking: Lessons in Leading Digital Change

Embarking on a digital transformation journey is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about reshaping the very fabric of an organization to thrive in the digital age. “From Google to Global Banking – Lessons in Leading Digital Change” is a keynote that encapsulates this journey through the lens of a seasoned technologist who led a monumental shift within a 40,000-person bank.

This keynote is not merely a recount of successes but a deep dive into the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of integrating DevOps, Agile, Design Thinking, and more into the heart of a traditional banking institution. It’s a narrative that spans 32 countries, showcasing that despite cultural differences, the challenges of technology transformation remain universal.

The keynote is structured around four pivotal sections: the pre-digital journey, the insights from working at Google, the initiation of a bank’s digital journey, and the compelling reasons for businesses to embark on this transformative path. It begins with a reflection on Brett StClair’s experiences before digital transformation became a cornerstone of his career, setting the stage for the lessons learned at Google. These insights are crucial for understanding the digital-first mindset that the speaker brought to Barclays, where Brett applied these lessons to tackle various challenges. The narrative is enriched with his own personal stories, highlighting Brett’s and his team’s learning curve—emphasizing the importance of culture, agility, and customer-centricity in driving change.

Audiences will walk away with invaluable insights:
– Strategies for Implementing Agile and DevOps: Learn from firsthand experiences on integrating agile methodologies and DevOps practices to enhance efficiency and innovation.
– The Importance of Culture in Digital Transformation: Discover why fostering the right culture is critical for successful transformation and how it can be a game-changer for your organization.
– Practical Tips for Digital Transformation: Gain actionable advice on starting or rebooting your digital transformation journey, focusing on customer problems and rethinking ways of working.
– This keynote is designed to resonate with CIOs, CTOs, and Chief Digital Officers of large corporations, offering them a blend of personal narrative, practical insights, and a roadmap to digital excellence. It’s not just about the technology; it’s about the people, processes, and perseverance that make digital transformation a reality.

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