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ABOUT JAMES:

 

James Wallman is a futurist.

He runs strategy + innovation + futures consultancy The Future is Here. He wrote the best-selling book, Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015). 

 

Wallman has advised companies from Absolut to Zurich Financial, via BASF, BMW, Compare the Market, Design Hotels, Google, Samsung, and Vodafone. He has given talks from Amsterdam to Beijing, Helsinki, and Las Vegas; at venues including the Googleplex, the Collision Conference, and 10 Downing Street.

 

He has commented on trends happening now and forecast what will happen next for more than a decade. Previously, he wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine and ran a company called The Future Laboratory’s trend forecasting division. His opinions have appeared in publications like the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. 

 

He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil, Germany, the US and the UK, including: BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two (Newsnight), Channel 4 (Sunday Brunch), BBC Radio 4 (The Today Programme, Woman’s Hour and Saturday Live), Radio 2 (Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Steve Wright In The Afternoon).

 

He has an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a PgD in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

 

KEYNOTE:

The experience economy & the rise of experientialism.