Michael is CEO of Faethm, an R&D firm that helps companies and governments to prosper from emerging technologies, particularly AI, robotics and advanced materials. Faethm builds Applications of new technologies in collaboration with R&D labs and industry partners, and develops strategic and policy responses to navigate the economic and social Implications of technology-driven change. Examples include Tandem, a product to help navigate the automation of work, and R&D programmes underway that are developing breakthrough technologies for cancer diagnosis, surgery, and energy production.
Michael founded Faethm in early 2016, before which he was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group and founding Managing Director, Asia of BCG’s innovation and product development practice, Digital Ventures. Michael led the set-up and scaling of BCG DV across Asia as a member of the Global Executive Team, as well as building disruptive new products and businesses for clients across the region.
Before joining BCG Michael founded and was CEO of S&C, an award-winning product design and development company, which was the 19th fastest growing company in Australia in 2012, shortly before it was acquired by BCG.