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Andy is an experienced and charismatic public speaker who can cover almost anything in the digital space. His style is humorous and practical - offering trends, insight and advice to audiences of any level. Andy is part of the internationally acclaimed FutureWorld group.

Topics include: the future of the Internet, business culture, internet culture, digital marketing, digital strategy, social media, online reputation management, location based services, facebook, employee engagement, web trends, mobile trends, email marketing, online advertising and more...

For some examples of previously successful keynotes, talks and workshops, feel free to browse through the presentations below.

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"Andy Hadfield's Future Kids Future Customers inspired even the most inspired among us to prepare, with great enthusiasm and some consternation, for a science-fiction-comes-to-life future! Hold on to your Google Glass, the kiddies train is about to rocket past the platform you are standing on!"
- Leonie Vorster, CEO, South African Market Research Association


  • 2003. Chat The Planet USA. South Africa's representative.
  • 2004. S'camto Groundbreakers. A 13 part SABC 1 episode where 6 youth leaders travelled the world to talk development and youth issues.
  • 2011 S'camto Grounbreakers Rewind. A look at where the 6 participants have ended up. 4 characters then visit a rural township in Bergville to learn, listen and help where they can.

Various interviews on CNBC, SABC and other African television stations.


Andy regularly appears on various South African radio stations and is a frequent guest on South Africa's largest technology podcast, the ZA Tech Show.


The forgood story (so far). forgood connects people who want to make a difference, to the Causes that need their help.

While building a platform for the entire South African Social Sector, forgood also offers a product for businesses to manage their corporate CSI activities (employee volunteering, donations, CSI campaigns, payroll giving and more...).

This is the story so far...

You Don't Need Bandwidth To Be Awesome. Africa has a certain flair for innovation - this keynote explores how Africa has managed to continue to innovate despite disadvantages. It covers Alternative Energy, Mobile Payments, Crowdsourcing, Scratch Card distribution channels and Alternative Power.

This is more than thinking outside our box, these are stories of a continent solving real problems for real people. Is Africa the next continent for continue global growth? Will we build for the bottom of the pyramid or will we remain obsessed with #FirstWorldProblems?

Future Kids. Future Customers. Humanity is changing, and the challenges that the kids of tomorrow will face are vast, and sometimes scary. And let's not forget, this generational wave are your next set of customers. Going into the Net Generation and far beyond, this 60 minute keynote is a humorous and very real look at the changing landscape of digital culture - from the eyes of the kids that will shape it. (Future Kids is a FutureWorld production).

South Africa & Africa Digital Stats PUB QUIZ. People think they know what's going on in the digital industry in terms of numbers, figures, audience sizes and technology types. They don't. This is a pub quiz to help you get better at it. And it's fun. And there should be prizes. (Note: the Slideshare does not feature the most up to date version of this quiz - the numbers change too often!)

Real Time Everything. A humourous examination of what happens to the world when experience and information becomes "real time". From Obama's assassination to the power of memes and real time effects on customer service, this is a 45 minute keynote that will inspire urgent management meetings. Like a good keynote should!

The Social Imperative. FutureWorld's Social Media MasterClass. This is an advanced half-day or full day workshop that delves deeper into the "connected world" we live in, with content specifically tailored to help business understand the effect social channels will have on them, now and into the future. From time to time, FutureWorld will stage a social media week, flying in international speakers to attend workshops at your company. Read more about the MasterClass here. The slide deck below is merely the introduction to this theme. The Social Imperative includes content on

> The Future of Social Media
> The Net Generation
> Real Time Culture
> Location Based Services
> Customer Service in the New World
> Social Media Team Outputs
> Trend Hunting and more!
    The content can be tailored into a 1 hour keynote, half day or full day workshop.

    10 Lessons from the Future. When you look back, it's staggering to see how far business and society has come. This 60 minute keynote is based on the original book by Wolfgang Grulke (founder of FutureWorld) and is a rollicking journey from the 1950's through to the 2020's - picking out lessons for business and illustrating the mantra that it's better to shape your future than let it shape you. A mind-blowing content romp through technology, culture and business examples from around the globe. Read more about this talk here. (10 Lessons from the Future is a FutureWorld production).

    OTHER VIDEO On the ZA Tech Show - South Africa's largest technology podcast...

    At the Tech4Africa 2012 conference...


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