• Speaker and world-class emcee

    Stewart Rogers is a journalist, analyst, public speaker, author, startup founder, musician, and "digital nomad."


    Rogers is best known for his speeches and work on mental health in the tech industry. He helps to shine a light on a serious issue and provides those that need it with the help and support required to stay alive and be at their best. Other than his mental health keynote - which he delivers to audiences across the globe - Rogers delivers keynotes on emerging technologies. A former analyst and staff writer for VentureBeat, Rogers uses the latest research and data to explain what is happening both now and next.


    As the current Editor-in-Chief at Dataconomy, Editor-in-Chief at Badass Times, Managing Editor at Grit Daily, and MC at VentureBeat, and contributor to Hackernoon, he checks the pulse of nomad life, mental health, marketing technology, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and blockchain technologies, as well as the video game industry and the future of daily life.


    As a seasoned speaker, moderator, interviewer, and emcee/host, he's delivered newsworthy talks at events including, Web Summit, Slush, Pioneers Festival, MobileBeat, CUBE Tech Fair, Capital Week, Engage Prague, Postback, Unbounce CTA, and more. His interviews span Hollywood stars, Oscar-nominated film-makers, CEOs of top tech companies, and platinum-selling musicians.


    Before Dataconomy, VentureBeat, and Grit Daily, Rogers managed several successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing books, papers, and publications. He is also the co-founder of Badass Empire, which helps educate digital professionals in business, marketing, and lifestyle.


    When he's not talking (and telling jokes) on stage, he's singing both his own and other artists' songs and is as comfortable in front of audiences from 10,000 to 10.


    Read Stewart's articles at Dataconomy, Grit Daily, Hackernoon, and VentureBeat

    Upcoming events

    Web Summit - Lisbon, Portugal - keynote, moderator, interviewer

    VentureBeat Low-code/No-code Summit - online - host

    Data Natives 2022 - online - host and co-producer


    Available services

    Keynote speaking


    Expert panelist

    Moderator and interviewer

    Mentor and advisor

    Voiceovers, audiobooks, and voice acting

    Video host

  • Available keynotes

    Why mental health is the tech industry's biggest problem, and how to solve it

    We have an epidemic on our hands. More and more founders and tech industry staff are struggling to deal with the pressures of running a startup, leading to self-destructive behavior.


    A veteran of the tech industry, and someone that has been through significant challenges throughout his career, Stewart Rogers uses his latest research to outline what's going wrong, what we can do to address these problems, and how you can ensure you deal with the daily self-imposed and external pressures of running a startup in 2020.

    Why everyone is asking the wrong questions about artificial intelligence.

    Everyone in tech has been hypothesizing about the role artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and blockchain technologies will play between now and 2020. From the arguments between AI augmenting versus replacing humans, to the excitement around AR glasses, and the promise of mass disruption offered by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, these emerging technologies are the talk of every town. But the conversations being had right now are bullshit. It's about time we dug into the data and explained what's really happening.

    Pitch better have my money - getting the attention of the press in 2019

    When launching your startup to the world, nothing quite beats getting coverage in the likes of VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Recode, TNW, Wired, Verge, and other tier-one publications.


    But how do you get the attention of the right journalist when most are receiving 50-100 pitches a day? How do you research the right publications and individuals to pitch to? And what are some of the biggest mistakes and pitfalls to avoid? Stewart Rogers answers all these questions and more.

    An uncommon guide to optimizing your workday

    The way we work is antiquated and bad for our mental and physical health.


    It is common to get advice on how to prioritize and use time efficiently. What is uncommon? To learn how to accelerate work practices, become laser-focused, and use mental gymnastics to accelerate every aspect of your work. In this session, Rogers, explains unusual but effective techniques for working smarter and faster, which will be included in his forthcoming book.

  • Workshops and advisory roles

    Stewart delivers PR, business, life/work optimization, and mental health workshops for accelerators and incubators, and has provided these important services for the likes of...

    Startup Wise Guys

    Europe's most experienced B2B startup accelerator.



    The world's largest network of multi-corporate backed accelerators helping startups scale internationally.

    Baltic Sandbox

    Vilnius-based startup accelerator primarily focused on growing FinTech, SaaS, and Deep Tech startups.

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  • Image credits

    Header photo courtesy of SEMRush/Sara Herrlander

    Speaker photos courtesy of VentureBeat/ShinyRedPhoto, Dan Taylor Photography, Moojan Asghari