Dr Joanne Orlando resets our digital habits to feel more present and back in control with technology at work, home and relationships.
Dr Jo’s internationally acclaimed book Life Mode On released in 2021, reveals the science behind why we check our phone every 10 minutes, why workdays have become a loop of ‘work-online shopping-notifications-social media and back to work’, why we stay up late to online shop while binge-watching another series, and why 10% of us check our phone during sex.
Spending the last 15 years researching our digital habits Dr Jo is a master at unpacking why even highly competent people are struggling with the amount of time, effort and headspace they lose to technology. Joining the dots between science, technology and wellbeing, Jo provides real, practical solutions to kick our unwanted technology habits, reduce digital distraction, elevate productivity, and help us to thrive in blended or working-from-home environments.
Dr Jo is recognised nationally and internationally as an important voice in the presenting space. Sought after for her expertise, as well as her warm, fun and engaging capacity to connect with the audience. Her passion is electric and her ability to bring out the best in Q&As and panels has seen her become a well-known TV presenter on Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Today Show, The Project, 7:30 Report, the news, and regular radio and podcast segments. She is an Opinions columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and has published a long list of media articles.
Making complex ideas simple, Joanne has developed catchy and powerful terms such as ‘zombie scrolling’ and ‘sharenting’ which have now entered everyday lexicon. Her insights come from her own cutting-edge research published in scientific journals around the globe. She is also the creator of Digital Wellbeing program TechClever used in schools nationally. This program was awarded for its quality and impact as part of the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year.
With an impressive depth of knowledge Dr Jo works regularly with key multi-national technology industry including Apple and YouTube to provide specialist insight and solutions into the wellbeing issues emerging from our technology use. Her work with the UK Cabinet as led to the development of new policy regarding children’s online learning during Covid.
When you meet Dr Jo its clear how passionate she is about sharing understandings that help us all live our best lives in our increasingly digital world.
Hyper-focus: How to stay focused when your surrounded by digital distraction
Navigating online relationships: work, home, love.
The business of social media. The psychology of how technology companies keep us clicking.
How to feel less stressed, more present and back in control with technology.
Maximising working from home.
Wrangling misinformation, conspiracy theories, cancel culture.
Digital Wellbeing Futures: Where our current technology uses are leading us as humans.