James Wallman Keynote Speaker
- Futurist - Trends Forecaster
- Author of two best selling books that explore emerging trends
- Founder of The Future is Here and of WXO - World Experience Organisation
James Wallman's Biography
James Wallman is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and futurist. He has forecasted the future for more than sixteen years and wrote the ‘futurology’ column for technology magazine T3 for many years.
He now runs a strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy called The Future is Here. James is also a main founder of WXO – World Experience Organisation. The purpose of the WXO is to connect and provoke the pioneers of the Experience Economy, to serve and grow the Experience Economy and to shine a spotlight on exceptional experience design.
James is also an Adviser for Carbon13, an Experience Designer for The National Portrait Gallery, a Well Being Adviser for the Compass Group and an Adviser to The Transformational Travel Council. He also advises the British government as a Sector Specialist, Experience Economy for the Department for International Trade.
Recent corporate clients include Barclays, KPMG, HSBC, KFC, Avis, Toyota, Ferrero Rocher, Nomura, KFC, IDEO, and Facebook.
James has written two best-selling books on trends he has identified:
• Time and How To Spend It (Penguin, April 2019; currently in 2 languages, 2 more in production)
• Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015; now in 7 languages)
James has given many keynote talks and has held workshops in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Cannes, Dubai, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Paris, Utah, and many others — at venues including TEDx at the LSE, the Googleplex in California, and 10 Downing Street in London.
His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Time Magazine The Economist, and Wired, among others. He has appeared on TV and radio programmes from Australia to Brazil and the US. He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Having previously lived in the US, France and Greece, James is living now in the UK.
‘James is really inspiring. He’s able to get everyone’s attention by being funny and entertaining but at the same time delivering important messages.’
Event manager – KPMG
‘James Wallman is the Malcolm Gladwell of today’s Experience Economy. He brings together the best of social science research with insights and stories relayed with wit and verve’
Joe Pine, Co-Author, The Experience Economy
James can customise and present ‘the future of’ a variety of sectors and subject areas.
Topics he has recently researched and spoken about include Financial Services, Leadership, Food, Cities and Technology. He has also spoken about the future of work and the future of travel.