Brett St Clair

Re Build. Bel. Volutionise.


I'm A Rebel Technologist A Guide An Innovator A Proud Dad An AI Evangelist A Global Keynote Speaker

The Rebel Technologist

Welcome to the world of the Rebel Technologist.
The disrupters, the change makers.

Where legends lead the future of business and technology.



on the cutting edge!

I loathe the “normal”, the status quo.

It’s right on the edge of chaos and convention (where stagnation dies and transformation thrives) that I find true meaning and contentment.

To determine how far things can be pushed, to create meaningful change and to deliver transformation through technology is my driving force and superpower.

My Entrepreneurial

What is at the forefront of being a successful entrepreneur? FAILURE.
I have built businesses that were at the cutting edge. I have used technology to redefine the way things work. I have been the guide to transformation.

And in many cases, I have seen failure.

Those defining moments are what led up to me discovering and launching an incredibly successful career as co-founder of a global and leading AI-enablement company. It’s what led me to become a Rebel Technologist.


Google perfected the Rebel approach in its heyday and used technology to disrupt industries like never before. It set new standards for modern technology that redefined how to build and deploy in real-time.

Together, my teams and I were part of accelerating global markets and building leading services in the realm of digital innovation - way before anybody else was.

- It was there that I learnt from the masters!
Some of my proudest moments:

- Leading Google Mobile Ads across South Africa.
- Leading Google Cloud in Sub-Saharan Africa and Africa at large.
- Launching Google Maps Live Traffic SA and Android Play Store SA (as fun side-projects).
- Spearheading Youtube’s early days in South Africa, launching the revenue business and accelerating local content creation.
My biggest lesson learnt?

What: Pushing an industry to digitally transform at scale and helping them find new digital customers by bringing tech and innovation to the consumer.

How: Sharing Google’s culture with the local business community and encouraging a culture of constant change and innovation, as well as having the insight and approach to know what it takes to enact data-driven change.
Learning x Success = Opportunity.

Barclays Africa had me on their radar during my time at Google. They approached me to rebuild their digital stack and implement a new, modern way of working.

The question was this: How do I translate my experience in Google to a 40,000 person Pan-African bank?
We hustled. We worked hard. We innovated. And the results have been both massive and life-changing! For the individuals, the teams and the organisation as a whole.

What we did: Launched the right data driven digital technology to market. This included an award-winning, first-of-its-kind transactional banking NLP Chatbot, named by Financial Times London as the banking technology of the year).
How we got it right: By using an agile approach and implementing DevOps, we were able to develop code and design fabulous digital tech.

The reason and purpose: To cultivate a new culture, one centred on the customer and that always places “people first”. Through a fail-fast, transparent, and safe space with a staff-first approach, I got my first taste of a redefined culture – one where the utopia for Rebel Technologists can live and thrive.



My combined experience, along with the lessons that I’ve learned, have been a real game-changer.

Naturally, the next step was to implement.

This is when I co-founded

Passion, meaning and purpose:
As uniquely qualified, cutting-edge Rebel Technologists, we help enterprises digitally transform and push against outdated and archaic approaches.
My mission:
To help aspiring Rebel Technologists realise their own capabilities, and to action and implement solutions that have been tried and talked about for years.

Through technology and people, we disrupt, mobilise and revolutionise global enterprises by implementing new-world solutions and capabilities. At scale.

Welcome to the

TeraVerse - the Revolution of Rebuilding:

Beyond trailblazing our clients’ transformation, my passion lives in building communities.

It gives me energy and hope for a better, sustainable future.

If you have a deep-seated desire for change, then join our community of
Rebels, Digital Thought Leaders and Technical Pioneers as we explore the concepts of change, transformation, modernising and rebuilding.

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Discover the latest in technology and business with Brett StClair on the
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Fueling the Innovation Engine: the Indispensable Role of the Rebel Technologist in Business

In a rapidly advancing technological landscape, businesses must adapt or risk being left behind. Unlocking the potential of Rebel Technologists is the key to gaining a competitive edge.

Join Brett StClair in this electrifying keynote as he unveils the critical role of Rebel Technologists in the AI era and how they can propel innovation and growth at the crossroads of Artificial Intelligence, Data, Machine Learning, and Digital Culture. Learn to recognize and cultivate rebel technologists within your organization and foster a culture that champions disruptive thinking and experimentation.

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This captivating keynote will ignite your teams to welcome change and navigate the lightning-fast pace of innovation. Cut through the noise and discover what it takes to spark a revolution in your business. Don’t miss this dynamic keynote experience; book now to secure your spot and elevate your team’s innovative prowess.

Attendees will:

  1. Discover the significance of Rebel Technologists in today’s business landscape
  2. Learn to identify and nurture Rebel Technologists within your organization
  3. Empower Rebel Technologists to harness AI, Data, Machine Learning, and Digital Culture for innovation and growth
  4. Develop strategies for cultivating an environment that supports disruptive thinking and experimentation
  5. Master techniques for transforming disruptive ideas into successful business models

Designed for forward-thinking business leaders and decision-makers, this keynote offers invaluable insights on staying ahead in an ever-changing business environment. Seize the opportunity to learn from Brett StClair, a thought leader and riveting speaker, on leveraging technology for progress and growth in your business.

Experience an interactive, innovative, and enthralling presentation, complete with inspiring stories of success and failure. Join the thousands of executives who have unleashed their businesses’ potential. Book Brett StClair now and embark on a thrilling journey towards innovation and growth.



Embrace the AI Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Augmented Intelligence

Brett’s engaging keynote, “Embrace the AI Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Augmented Intelligence,” takes you on a journey through the world of AI, exploring its evolution, capabilities, and potential impact on businesses and everyday life. With personal anecdotes and humorous stories, he captivates the audience while demystifying complex concepts.

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Attendees will gain:

  1. A comprehensive understanding of AI’s historical development, its current capabilities, and its potential impact on various industries and aspects of daily life.
  2. Insight into AI’s role as a supportive tool that can enhance human capabilities, enabling better decision-making and improved efficiency in various roles and scenarios.
  3. Practical tools and strategies for leveraging AI in business, such as using AI for content generation, process automation, and personalized solutions.
  4. A vision for a future empowered by human-AI collaboration, solving global challenges and fostering an optimistic and forward-looking mindset.

Through this thought-provoking and entertaining keynote, attendees will gain valuable insights and emerge with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for embracing AI as a tool for unlocking their full potential and shaping a brighter tomorrow. This Keynote is suitable for anyone interested in understanding and navigating the AI revolution, and is a must-attend for those looking to drive growth and innovation in their organizations.



From Google to Global Banking: Lessons in Leading Digital Change

Embarking on a digital transformation journey is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about reshaping the very fabric of an organization to thrive in the digital age. “From Google to Global Banking – Lessons in Leading Digital Change” is a keynote that encapsulates this journey through the lens of a seasoned technologist who led a monumental shift within a 40,000-person bank.

This keynote is not merely a recount of successes but a deep dive into the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of integrating DevOps, Agile, Design Thinking, and more into the heart of a traditional banking institution. It’s a narrative that spans 32 countries, showcasing that despite cultural differences, the challenges of technology transformation remain universal.

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The keynote is structured around four pivotal sections: the pre-digital journey, the insights from working at Google, the initiation of a bank’s digital journey, and the compelling reasons for businesses to embark on this transformative path. It begins with a reflection on Brett StClair’s experiences before digital transformation became a cornerstone of his career, setting the stage for the lessons learned at Google. These insights are crucial for understanding the digital-first mindset that the speaker brought to Barclays, where Brett applied these lessons to tackle various challenges. The narrative is enriched with his own personal stories, highlighting Brett’s and his team’s learning curve—emphasizing the importance of culture, agility, and customer-centricity in driving change.

Audiences will walk away with invaluable insights:

  • Strategies for Implementing Agile and DevOps: Learn from firsthand experiences on integrating agile methodologies and DevOps practices to enhance efficiency and innovation.
  • The Importance of Culture in Digital Transformation: Discover why fostering the right culture is critical for successful transformation and how it can be a game-changer for your organization.
  • Practical Tips for Digital Transformation: Gain actionable advice on starting or rebooting your digital transformation journey, focusing on customer problems and rethinking ways of working.

This keynote is designed to resonate with CIOs, CTOs, and Chief Digital Officers of large corporations, offering them a blend of personal narrative, practical insights, and a roadmap to digital excellence. It’s not just about the technology; it’s about the people, processes, and perseverance that make digital transformation a reality.


AI ignition workshop – Fast Track your business to gain a competitive edge with AI

Feeling left behind by the AI revolution? Unsure where to start or how to make AI work for your business? In this one-day intensive workshop, renowned AI expert Brett StClair will leverage his 15-years of experience to ignite your businesses AI journey.

What to expect from this 6 hour intense workshop:

  • Uncover the best place to start your AI Journey: Discover where AI can deliver maximum impact for your business. Leverage Brett’s battle-tested strategies to bypass common challenges and accelerate your progress.
  • Fast-Track AI Adoption: In a collaborative workshop setting, Brett will work with you and your team to set up the ideal environment and tools using his proven formulas and in the workshop transform a business process with AI. This repeatable framework ensures consistent, scalable AI implementation across your entire organization.
  • Unlock 10X Productivity: Go beyond implementation. Learn how to foster team adoption and unlock a 10x productivity boost within months. Brett will provide practical tools and strategies to measure adoption and track progress.
  • AI for Everyone: Demystify AI. Gain a clear understanding of its potential and limitations. Explore how to use AI responsibly and equip your team with the skills needed to drive business growth.
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By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Identify the most impactful AI applications for your specific business process.
  • Develop a clear roadmap for successful AI deployment, saving valuable time and resources.
  • Master the repeatable formula to implement and adopt AI responsibly in days, not years.
  • Leverage the right tools to cost-effectively achieve your AI goals with minimal disruption.
  • Track your progress with powerful dashboards to maximize team adoption and measure success.

Don’t wait! Ignite your AI journey with Brett StClair’s proven framework. Register now and take your business to the next level!

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