An Up-close and Personal Look into the Power of Overcoming Adversity!

Liam Malone

Liam is nothing short of inspiring. From rock bottom to world number one bladerunner to following his passion for technology and innovation. Hear his story of passion, triumph and determination.

Liam will share his fascinating personal story and the impact of being labelled disabled from a young age. He will openly share his failures and why/and how he does not let them define him. You will get insight into the strategies that he has implemented that allowed him to turn his life around at rock bottom, take control and be happy – becoming a Gold medal athlete. Liam now works in the fascinating fact paced and ever-changing world of AI – the next chapter in his exciting career.

About Liam Malone: Liam Malone is nothing short of inspiring and truly knows how to WOW an audience.

The retired blade-running Paralympian has followed his passion for technology and innovation to work with Auckland-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Soul Machines, known for their cutting edge, world leading AI technology.

Liam speaks on the fascinating movements in AI, digital disruption, innovation and more. Unlike many futurists, Liam is working with these technologies and seeing their advances daily, thereby offering a unique insight into the industry, what’s ahead and what it means for doing business as we know it.

Liam is widely known as the world number one bladerunner – hitting the headlines when after less than three short years in the sport he broke the previous Paralympic records held by Oscar Pistorius. His story of hitting rock bottom while at university to turning it all around and receiving two golds and a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games is nothing short of incredible. His times on the track make him New Zealand’s second fastest 400m sprinter ever – legs or not!

Liam’s awards also include the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Athletics, Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at the 54th Halberg Awards, and winner of the Sovereign Insurance ‘Make a Difference’ start up competition in 2015.

Liam, never one to rest on his laurels hasn’t stopped running completely; he has set himself a challenge more difficult than sprinting and has begun training for marathon running.

Well received among all audiences, Liam’s story will surprise and delight – an authentic and vulnerable delivery covering everything from overcoming adversity to AI.

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