Mike Saunders

International Conference Speaker | Entrepreneur | Author

‘It’s quite rare to come across a personality like Mike’s. I have been particularly impressed by his passion for all things entrepreneurship and digital, his knowledge and skills in this space as well as his ability to present complex topics effortlessly. He is a superb speaker.’


        Benjamin Schoderer, Digital Manager, YUM! Restaurants International, Africa

A man who is able to use his frenetic energy and mischievous curiosity to process complexity and spell it out for us in useable lessons. An experienced conference speaker who brings over ten years of experience in digital business and customer experience. His keynotes focus on how people and businesses can succeed in a digital world.

As an international conference speaker, Mike is able to engage his audience in an interactive, personal and energising manner by drawing on his life experiences and personal stories. Mike has delivered keynote presentations across the globe, both physically and virtually.

He leaves delegates captivated and inspired about the potential in both technology and people. He has had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious organisations in the world, including Vodafone, Bidvest, Alexander Forbes, Growthpoint Properties, IBM, Toyota, Norton Rose and Exxaro.


Mike is widely respected as an expert in the digital field. He has driven the social media strategies for some of the biggest businesses in South Africa, revolutionised global mobile strategies, launched numerous #MARTECH marketing technologies, helped create and launch a host of startups around the world and developed digital strategies that have driven sustainable growth for his clients. 

His TEDx Talk is one of the most popular talks by a South African speaker and continues to draw attention internationally. He has received multiple awards and accolades, including being recognised on the list of “Top Global Digital Marketing Experts & Influencers You Should be Following”, awarded Special Honours at the New Generation Awards for his contribution to the industry. 


“Mike is positively captivating with his vast array of knowledge”

Jane padayachee


“Mike is an extraordinary guy! His talk on ‘love your work’ is truly inspiring and motivating!”

Portia Lucken

MRP Apparel

“I’m particularly impressed by his ability to present complex topics effortlessly”

benjamin schoderer

Yum! restaurants 


"Mike is Positively captivating with his vast array of knowledge"
Jane Padayachee
"Mike is an extraordinary guy! His talk on 'love your work' is truly inspiring and motivating!"
Portia Lucken
MRP Apparel
"I'm particularly impressed by his ability to present complex topics effortlessly"
benjamin schoderer
yum! restaurants
Can technology be empathetic
The Moment of truth (live)
tech creates a new future (live)
4IR is too focused on technology
Humancentric ideation
MVP is a product that sells (Interview)


Digital is not a technology conversation, its a people conversation



Running a
Virtual Conference?

Mike has developed a series of virtual conference speaker products to break past the boundaries of conferences to create bespoke virtual experiences that are as engaging as being in the room. All of these products are also available to create hybrid experiences, turning your conference into a place where people and technology meet.

Books by Mike