Simon Kuestenmacher is the Director of Research at The Demographics Group and a columnist for The Australian newspaper.
Simon holds Bachelor degrees in Geography and Social Science from Humboldt University in Berlin as well as a Master’s degree in Urban Geography from the University of Melbourne. He uses these skills to advise business and government around socio-demographic change.
In his speaking Simon focuses on the 2016 Australian Census, the workforce of the future, social cohesion in Australia, global megatrends and generational value shifts.
Sydney continues to grow, new infrastructure is going to be built, suburbs are being densified, advances in artificial intelligence and automation will transform the workforce, while migration continues at a high rate.
Simon argues that in light of these disruptive megatrends Sydney’s biggest challenge in the next decades will be social cohesion.
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