Rachel Botsman is the global thought leader on the power of the collaboration and sharing through digital technologies to transform the way we live, work, bank and consume.

She defined the theory of the ‘collaborative consumption’ in 2010 in her critically acclaimed bookWhat's Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption Is Changing The Way We Live” (HarperBusiness, September 2010) and her breakthrough TED talks on the subject have been viewed over two million times. TIME magazine subsequently named Collaborative Consumption one of the ’10 Ideas that Will Change the World’.

She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, was named by Fast Company as one of the ‘Most Creative People in Business’ and featured by Monocle as one of the top 20 speakers in the world to have at your conference.

She is currently designing the first-ever MBA course on the collaborative economy that she will teach at Oxford University in 2015. Her writings and research have featured in the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and other publications. She is an associate editor for WIRED UK and has a monthly tech trends column in the Australian Financial Review.

Rachel is the founder of Collaborative Lab, a boutique advisory focused on helping government and business leaders to apply collaborative economy thinking to help solve problems in the world and unlock new opportunities. She was previously a founding partner in the Collaborative Fund, an early stage investor in disruptive ventures, and a former director at President Clinton’s Foundation.

Rachel was born in the UK and has studied and worked in the United States. She received her BFA (Honors) from the University of Oxford, and undertook her postgraduate studies at Harvard University. Her work has taken her to every continent, except Antarctica. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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Twitter: @rachelbotsman