media commentator
engaging speaker

Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star globally in the field of data management and insight. 

He is Director of Research at The Demographics Group based in Melbourne. He is a monthly columnist with The Australian newspaper. Simon is an engaging speaker who backs his opinion with data and evidence. 

Call Fiona on +61(0) 415 328 532 to discuss how Simon can contribute to your event. 


Future of Work Breakfast Seminars

Here is an opportunity to hear from Australia’s leading social commentators and corporate communicators on what is perhaps the hottest of topics for the coming decade… the future of work. What are the jobs of the future, what will workplaces look like and who will be working? And what will be the effects of robotics and artificial intelligence? What does Australian society look like beyond this era of digital disruption? The questions are endless but they’re also important. Bernard Salt AM sets the scene. Simon Kuestenmacher delivers the numbers. Andrea Clarke, Founder of CareerCEO, outlines how best to communicate the story of the future of work. And the whole event professionally and tightly managed by MC Jen Adams. If you only go to one corporate event in 2019 make sure it’s the Future of Work!

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SIMON is one Of THE WORLD's top 50 influencers in data science


Simon Kuestenmacher is the Director of Research at The Demographics Group based in Melbourne Australia.

Simon is a rising star in data animation and interpretation. In just two years he has amassed 100,000 followers globally who enjoy his insights and his quirky observational style.

He 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 a monthly columnist for 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.

In May Simon was named one of the world’s Top 50 influencers in data science by, he reaches over 30 million people every month through his Twitter account

Simon speaks on demographic trends, consumer insights and cultural change in Australia.

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


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I am always driven by data and focus on cities, the workforce, demographics and megatrends in my writing. I will also write about my favourite books on these topics. Just as a good meal needs to be paired with a good wine I will pair these books with helpful maps to improve the reading experience.



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If you would like to book Simon for a speaking engagement contact
Fiona Evans on +61(0) 415 328 532 or fill out the contact form below:


Simon's speaking fees and expenses vary depending on location. Simon travels ex Melbourne. Once Simon's availability for an event is determined, and you wish to proceed, email Fiona to confirm the booking. Please also note that tentative dates cannot be held indefinitely in Simon's diary so prompt confirmation is recommended.

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