Founder & Head of Strategy, Take Some Risk Inc.

Duane Brown

Speaking Session:

Being Digitally Exhausted: Saying No To The 24 / 7 Digital Lifestyle

Wednesday, June 19 @ 10:55 AM - 11:15 AM Stage B

We live in a 24/7 world where we’re more connected than we’ve ever been. A world where the very people who are making the technology don't want their own kids to use it. A world where digital addiction is very real. This session will examine how we got to a place where online friends, Instagram likes and troll comments matter more than the real world friends we’ve known all our lives.

Duane will touch on his own life experience as a digital native, running an ad agency and fighting digital exhaustion. He'll share his tips for staring at screens less, finding a hobby and making sure that we aren’t defined by our jobs. But to give up an addictive lifestyle, you have to find out who you really are again. This talk is a love letter to every attendee who just wanted more time with the people they truly care about. Read More

Duane Brown has been called an international man of mystery and digital nomad by friends. He has lived in six cities across three continents and visited 40 countries around the world. After leaving Toronto in 2011 to get an international view of the world, he’s worked for Telstra in Australia and brands including ASOS and Jack Wills while in London, UK. He now lives in Montreal, Canada helping brands grow through data, CRO and marketing.

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