Rachel Botsman

World-renowned expert on Digital Technologies and Global authority on collaboration and trust

Author of the influential book What’s Mine is Yours, Botsman is recognised around the world for her visionary insight on how the power of collaboration and trust, driven by technology, is changing the way we live, work and consume.

Botsman’s concept of collaborative consumption was recognised by TIME as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change the World” and continues to change the way we think about business. Named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, Botsman examines the growth and challenges of start-ups such as Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, with a focus on technology’s impact on trust and relationships.

In 2015, Botsman designed the world’s first MBA course on the collaborative economy, which she teaches at Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business. She is also a regular writer and commentator in leading international publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The New York Times and The Guardian.

The New Rules of Trust in the Digital Age
  • Why trust is the social language of exchange that oils the wheels of business
  • The forces that define how to establish, maintain and destroy confidence
  • How Airbnb, Uber and Lending Club are transforming industries at an exponential rate
  • Developing new mindsets and principles that will transform how we think about brands, experiences and behaviours