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James Wallman

speaker location icon London, UK

Futurist and trends forecaster

Author of two best selling books that explore emerging trends

Adviser to traditional and startup organisations

‘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 – author of The Experience Economy

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 strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. He 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.

He can cover ‘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.

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.


Our Comment

"'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.' Silvia Callegari - event manager for KPMG"

How to Hack Time to Be Happier & More Successful

Stuffocation - Living More with Less

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