Brad Howarth is a freelance journalist, author and speaker who has spent his career researching and reporting on the impact of technology on business and society. Brad is co-author of the 2011 book A Faster Future, which examined how high-speed broadband and related technologies are reshaping the way that we live and work. Brad is a contributor to publications including BRW, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, having previously held the positions of IT Editor and Marketing Editor at BRW. Brad is much sought after as a catalyst for discussions around the evolution of industry and business models. In 2012 he was selected to participate in the Prime Minister’s Digital Economy Forum alongside leaders from Australian industry and academia. Brad is also a dedicated teleworker, and during 2012 led a series of teleworking forums across Australia for DBCDE and the Australian Information Industry Association.