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Wake Up:
The nine hashtags of digital disruption


Your essential guide to the biggest revolution of the past century.

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David Fagan was at the forefront of this revolution as he helped take one of Australia’s largest media organisations from print to digital. In Wake Up, he explores the challenges and opportunities of the digital age from his position on the front line. He chronicles the rise of social media, online shopping, the Uber and Airbnb phenomena and the upending of traditional industries. Fagan observes the big emerging trends and examines the technologies leading this change, as the arrival of robots and artificial intelligence affects the way we live, work and play. If you haven’t been paying attention, now is the time to wake up.

David Fagan

David Fagan

David Fagan has lived and breathed the digital revolution for almost two decades – first as editor-in-chief of The Courier-Mail, designing and driving one of the biggest online news sites in the country, and now as Director of Corporate Transition and an Adjunct Professor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology. In this role, he uses his breadth of experience to run the Real World Futures program, which is dedicated to exploring and explaining how digital disruption is changing how we think, work and live. The Brisbane-based father of three is also a convert, of course, to Uber, Airbnb, social media, online shopping and drone racing.