Mike Saunders: Biography highlights

A love of technology and a heart for people have been the fuel behind Mike Saunders’ entrepreneurial journey. An international keynote speaker, digital thought leader and author.

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He has a unique ability to lead business with a crystal-clear leadership philosophy that encompasses “unlocking potential”, “nurturing trust” and “developing narrative.”

Mike was recognised on the list of “Top Global Digital Marketing Experts & Influencers in 2019 You Should be Following.” Acknowledged by his peers in 2012, as one of the Top 20 South Africans to follow on Twitter. Mike was awarded Special Honours at the New Generation Awards for his contribution to the industry. Over the last few years, he has won the respect of business by his determined approach to helping people navigate a diverse and complicated world of Digital Business.

As an international keynote speaker, Mike is able to engage his audience in an interactive, personal and energising manner by drawing on his life experiences and personal stories. He speaks with authority from over 10 years’ experience in the digital industry.

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, Santam, IBM, Toyota, Norton Rose and Exxaro.

Mike Saunders delivers customised presentations around the following themes

  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Digital
  • Marketing Brand and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The Millennial Generation


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Conference speaker, CEO & Author
Conference speaker, CEO & Author
The Digitally Immersed
The Digitally Immersed
Unlock Introverts
Unlock Introverts

I was fortunate to meet Mike close to 9 years ago - he was speaking at an event and educating the audience on the rate of change in the online space, and how to get ahead of the digital curve. I was so impressed (both by his content and delivery style) that I invited Mike to a coffee afterwards to connect and to find out how I can get him in front of my clients. Since those early days when Mike began building DigitLab into the influential business it has become, we have engaged Mike as keynote speaker at several events and he has become a crowd favourite and drawcard. If you are looking to build a business and/or personal brand online, Mike is your go-to guy so don't hesitate to pick up one of his books, attend one of his presentations, or book him directly for any event you are staging.'

Trevor Clark
Senior Franchise Partner, Global Trainer, Internationally certified Business and Executive Coach
TBN Africa at the ACM Conference

'Mike made the effort to understand our industry and when he spoke he made everyone in the audience feel like he was speaking to them directly. His presentation was professional, exciting, amusing and so informative. I would highly recommend Mike to any organization.'

Darius Koekemoer

'It is with great pleasure that I recommend Mike Saunders to be a keynote speaker at any of your event/s. Mike has spoken at our events, inclusive of our 2018 Annual Convention and Property Exhibition which garners close to 1400 delegates in attendance. The delegates were positively captivated with his vast array of knowledge about his subject matter and he is concise, vibrant and interesting and keep his audiences enthralled. I would recommend him to speak at any of your events without reservation'

Jane Padayachee
Marketing & Services Manager
Cadek Media

'Mike has spoken at a variety of our business conferences in the past. He is a professional keynote speaker, great entrepreneur and digital marketing expert. His content is always relevant and delegates score him high. Thank you Mike, look forward to working with you in future - keep it up.'

Chris De Klerk

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