Sarah developed and pioneered a brand new tech category ‘gamified living’, which stands to revolutionize how we build, buy and experience our homes, while also giving back to those in need through their partnership with Head Start Homes and Westpac Group.
Recognized for her thought leadership, combining computer game engine tech with game theory, behavioral economics, AI, data science, smart home tech and applying this to residential and housing affordability alike. Sarah has captivated the popular imagination with her TED talk on the topic reaching 1M +.
Invited to speak in 2019 at The World Bank Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Sustainable Housing Technology her keynote was heard by 200 influential leaders of industry and politics in the Asia Pacific Region. While on the same speaking tour she presented in Copenhagen to IKEA’s think tank SPACE10 on smart connected shared living, and then at the invitation of the City of Toronto where she again shared a keynote during a series of events hosted by the city as it explored technology and Industry 4.0. Sarah is represented by Saxton Speakers.
In 2019, Sarah’s start-up PLACE Technologies – a suite of smart residential technology tools – grew, expanding its reach to the United Kingdom and West Africa, while locally she secured a space in the coveted Mirvac Impact Accelerator for social entrepreneurs in association with Artesian VC and INCO.
Sarah has 15 years of technology, product innovation and ventures experience in corporate environments, cutting her teeth building multiple #1 in their category iPhone apps, for brands like The Sydney Royal Easter Show, Fairfax Media, and The ABC. She went on to manage a team of 100 developers across two countries in the creation and product ownership of the Telstra 24×7 Mobile App and created the Idea Accelerator a rapid prototyping team in Telstra digital working closely with prepaid, smart city and mobility product teams.Turning her hand to Ventures and Data after her year studying corporate Innovation at Stanford, she went on to lead TAL’s Data Lab and Westpac Innovation Ventures.