Here’s the story
That’s when I decided it was time to make a change. Since then, my personal goal has been extended to help others reclaim their lives and use their tech-connections for good.
‘Intentional technology’ as I like to call it is all about applying tech management strategies to our digital world – helping us connect with purpose, disconnect without FOMO and engage in meaningful ways online.
A little more on me, I was the co-founder and builder of Australia’s largest survey of emerging technology businesses, Startup Muster. I’m a leading expert on the Australian startup ecosystem, an international speaker and I was nominated for the ‘Female Founder of the Year’ award at Startcon in 2018.
As a startup founder, I understand how important technology is and the many ways in which society has benefited from an ever-evolving digital world. But I also recognise that very little is being done to help us manage our technology use, digital devices and social media addiction.
During the early stages of my first business, I personally experienced the negative effects of having a living and breathing a 24/7 digital connection. I quickly noticed I was overwhelmed, overstimulated and not getting anywhere fast. Without being mindful of my time spent online, and without a strategy that optimised my digital experience, things were taking a turn for the worse.