Speakers Profile - Jay Pring

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Jay Pring is respected digital and social strategist with more than 20 years experience in digital media working for leading brands including News Corporation, R.M.Williams, Microsoft and others. He is the founder and Managing Director of innovative social media enablement firm OBVIAM, working with companies such as Samsung, Suncorp, Dell, Singtel, Queensland Tourism, Blackmores and others to maximise the opportunities presented by social and digital media.

A published author (ABO: A Treacherous Life, ABC Books) and avid blogger, Jay is a regular speaker at international seminars and also advises both State and Federal governments on the challenges and opportunities poised by social media. He is the designer of a unique social media risk management platform, OBVIAM Protect, a digital tool helping the world's leading brands and their employees avoid mistakes and brand damage caused by social media misuse. In the past 10 years, Jay's digital and social campaign strategies have netted his clients tens of millions of dollars in extra revenue, along with impressive brand growth and awareness.

Jay served on the executive board of R.M.Williams and has held various board roles in digital agencies both in Australia and Singapore. He is a seasoned traveller who blends his real-world experiences into informative, insightful and entertaining presentations designed to get audiences thinking about the vast possibilities the world of digital and social media presents. He is an avid scuba diver, novice karate enthusiast and occasional ocean rower!

Specialties: Digital brand growth, consumer engagement, creative content development, online and offline campaign strategy, social media risk management, development of staff training programs and platforms, design and execution of systems and processes.