The Best Futurism Speakers To Book In The UK For Corporate Events In 2022
As the world and workplace continue to evolve, it is crucially important that you do too. Defined as the concern for events and trends of the future or anticipation of the future, futurism encompasses all aspects of life – from the future of technology to the future of healthcare.
Our expert futurism speakers predict and detail future trends, from advancements in technology to economic forecasts and social trends. In this post, we have compiled our selection of the world’s best futurism speakers to book for events in 2022!
Top Futurism Speakers to Book for 2022 Events
Applied Futurist, Co-Founder & CMO of CANDDi
Tom Cheesewright is a thought-provoking applied futurist, who made his fortune as the Co-Founder and CMO of CANDDi. Working with businesses to help them navigate high-frequency change, Tom has developed three tools for foresight, agile organisation design and narrative planning. Featured in the likes of The Guardian, Entrepreneur Magazine and Sky News, Tom speaks at events across the globe helping organisations future-proof their business against high-frequency change.
Journalist for Sydsvenskan, Winner of the Speaker of the Year Award in Sweden & TEDx Speaker
Andreas Ekström is a successful journalist, having worked as a reporter and columnist for Sydvenskan for the past two decades. Alongside his journalism, Andreas is also a passionate educator on the future of all things digital, speaking on digital humanities. Highly knowledgeable in the developing field of social technology, Andreas has helped thousands of organisations to futureproof their operations with technology. Formerly invited to deliver the TED talk The Moral Bias Behind Your Search Results and the TEDx talk Google Knowledge, Google Money, Google Power, Andreas is a seasoned futurism speaker.
Testimonial for Andreas:
"He is a big hit with our delegates so will definitely be coming back for some further bookings!" - Citywire
Founder of www.nowandnext.com, Futurist in Residence at the Cambridge Judge Business School & Former Futurist in Residence of Foresight Practice at Imperial College London.
A revered futurist, Richard Watson has enjoyed a career lecturing at The University of Cambridge, The Ministry of Defence and Imperial College London. Having also worked for the Strategic Trends Unit for the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Education and the Cabinet Office, Richard is an expert on the way that technology is shaping our future and how digitalisation will automate society. Regarded as one of the finest strategic forecasters and futurists in the UK, book Richard to help you accelerate your business and stay ahead of the curve.
Testimonial for Richard:
"Well researched, really informative and well presented" – McDonald’s
Chief Futurist of Future Matters, Member of the Future World Society Named one of the Most Influential Futurists in German-Speaking Countries.
Regarded as one of the Most Influential Futurists in German-Speaking Countries, Lars Thomsen is widely known for his role as the Chief Futurist of Future Matters. Sharing his predictions for the future of energy, work, smart networks and mobility, Lars is also a member of The World Future Society. Sharing expert strategies for developing business models, Lars covers everything from the future of mobility to the future of work.
520 Weeks Future
The Future of Mobility
Artificial Intelligence – The End of Stupidity
Values in Change
The Future of Work
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Amazon Named on WIRED’s Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader in 2010
Werner Vogels is famed for his role as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Amazon. Initially joining Amazon as the Director of Systems Research, Werner is now widely known for his work on Amazon’s Dynamo – the shopping cart feature used by millions of customers on a daily basis. Also the Co-Founder of Reliable Network Solutions and a member of the Cornell University Computer Science Department, Werner educates all with his expertise on the future of technology. Helping conference audiences to navigate the complexities of the digital world, book Werner to discover how you can future-proof your business with technology.
The Secrets Behind Amazon’s Constant Innovation
To Protect and To Serve
Head of Cities & Urban Development for the World Economic Forum, Former Parliamentary Assistant & Researcher for MP at the Houses of Oireachtas
Alice Charles is the Head of Cities and Urban Development for the World Economic Forum, sharing her expertise on the future of smart cities. Involved in a range of projects that include urbanisation and future-proofing cities, Alice is on a mission to deliver the fourth industrial revolution. Having also worked as a Parliamentary Assistant and Researcher for MP in the House of Oireachtas, Alice has worked with some of the biggest leaders to accelerate a move towards more advanced and futuristic cities.
Testimonial for Alice:
"Alice is a bright, passionate and professionally prepared individual. She is able to build successfully long lasting relationships with senior executives and thought leaders. She is at the same time very structured and diligent in turning innovative ideas into high impact programs. It is always a pleasure to be able to work with Alice" – Nicola, Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard
Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, Science Populariser & Theoretical Physicist.
A Professor in Physics at the City College of New York, Michio Kaku is a world-leading futurist renowned for his advancements in theoretical physics. The Co-Creator of string field theory, Michio has also achieved eight New York Times Bestseller books including the titles The Future of Humanity and Beyond Einstein. Sharing his intricate knowledge and research, Michio related his findings to the future of business and society as a leading futurism speaker.
Testimonial for Michio:
"Audience was completely hooked up! His presentation was very informative, thought provoking and entertaining. And after the event, people were queuing for photos and autographs. Massive success" - Misys
Founder of Disruptionhub, Founder of Linkdex, Founding CEO of Netrank & Senior Advisor of McKinsey & Company.
Senior Advisor of McKinsey & Company and former Chairman of the Digital Advisory Board for Thomas Cook, John Straw is a leading futurist who focusses on the prospects of digitalisation. Founder of Disruptionhub, Netrank and Linkdex, John demonstrates the importance of digital disruption and how businesses of the future will utilise technology to advance their business. Author of iDisrupted, John is also a prolific blogger on disruptive technology and fintech. Book John Straw as a futurism speaker to learn how you can propel your business into the future using technology.
Testimonial for John:
"Very insightful and engaging" - RR Donnelly UK Limited
Director & Publisher of Retail Technology for Zendu Contracting Services, Former Global Technology Research Director for Planet Retail.
Miya Knights is famed for her role as the former Global Technology Research Director for Planet Retail. A Preeminent authority on retail, Miya was named as one of the Top 50 Influencers in Ecommerce and Shipping and one of the Top 100 Retail Influencers. When booked as a futurism speaker, Miya details the future of retail and eCommerce and the future technological trends that will shape the retail industry.
Technology & Innovation
Founder & Co-CEO of Decoded, Appointed MBE for Services to Education & Named on the 35 Women Under 35 list by Management Today.
Kathryn Parsons is a leading futurist, famed as the Co-CEO of Decoded. Educating audiences on technological advancements, Kathryn is helping businesses to be ahead of the curve and accelerate their business to fit with the requirements of the future. Named as one of the 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30 and one of the 35 Women Under 35 by Management Today, Kathryn is on a mission to deliver technological education. Book Kathryn today to learn how your organisation can be a business of the future.
Giving Ourselves Permission to Learn How to Embrace Lifelong Learning
Rewriting Business Skills
Transformation Digital Education
Women in Technology
Permission to Lead
Co-Chair & Project Lead AI in Agriculture & Farming for GPAI & Former Member of the Board of Advisors to the Innovation Fund of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Inma Martinez is the Co-Chair and Project Lead Ai in Agriculture and Farming for GPAI, and a leading futurist detailing transformational innovation that will accelerate businesses of the future. Formerly working as a Member of the Board of Advisors to the Innovation Fund of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Inma has worked with many private and public sector clients as a digital pioneer and AI Scientist.
Applied AI for Sectors in Digital Transformation: Healthcare, Pharma, Energy, Automotive & Financial Services
AI Pillars for the Future: Ethics, Big Data & SME Adoption
The Future of Work: How AI and the New EQ Society Will Shape Enterprises
The Green Economy and the Circular Economy: Two Disruptive Approaches to Solves the Future of the Economy
eMobility for eVolution: The future of the Energy, Automotive and Smart Living Sectors
5G, Cloud and Edge Computing: The Potentiality of Super Big Data
The End of Money: How Digitalization has Changed the Financial Services Landscape
Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford Named as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Nick Bostrom is famed as the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. Accelerating the development of technology to benefit humanity, Nick has twice been listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by FP and authored the New York Times Bestseller Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers and Strategies. When booked as a futurism speaker, Nick shares with audiences the technological advances that will futureproof businesses.
Testimonial for Nick:
"Incredibly interesting, he helped us to understand the positive possibilities of artificial intelligence" - Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
BT’s Futurologist & University of Warwick TEDx Speaker
Ian Pearson spent several years as the Futurologist for BT, also famed as the Founder of Futurizon. Dissecting complex information, Ian forecasts technological advancements that will shape the future. One of the most captivating futurism speakers, Ian has formerly delivered a TEDx Warwick speech and spoken at events including Mobility 2050 and Unions 2020 Conference. Educated with a Doctor of Science, book Ian Pearson to grasp what is in store for the future.
Testimonial for Ian:
"We were very impressed with Ian’s presentation and style. Please pass on our thanks" - Gfk Marketing Services Ltd
Co-Founder of RethinkX & Former Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Disruption & Clean Energy at Stanford University.
Tony Seba is a leading Stanford University Lecturer, who is an Amazon no.1 bestselling author of Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030. Awarded the Clean Energy Action’s Sunshine Award, Tony is a leading futurist forecasting what the future of our planet will look like if we do not pay attention to climate change. Featured in The New York Times and Bloomberg’s Forward Thinking: A Sustainable World, 2040, Tony has formerly spoken for companies including Google, Davos and J.P Morgan.
Clean Energy & Transportation
Business Model Innovation
Founder & President of ISM Inc, Digital Transformation Strategist & President of The Rotary Club.
Barton Goldenberg is a pioneering digital transformation strategist, famed as the Founder and President of ISM Inc. Also a credible author, writing the titles CRM Automation, CRM in Real Time and Definitive Guide to Social CRM. Throughout his career, Barton has driven digital transformation, and when booked as a futurism speaker he can help businesses to accelerate their business with technology that will make them stay ahead of the curve.
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: The Most Disruptive Technology for the Next Decade
Top 5 Technologies Driving Successful Digital Transformation
Digital Customer Communities are the Way of the Future
AI & Data Analytics: Driving Customer Behaviour
AI & Data Analytics: Adapting to Your Customers Changing Behaviour
Coiner of the term ‘Metaverse’, New York Times Best-Selling Speculative Fiction Author & Recipient of the British Science Fiction Association Award.
Neal Stephenson is a New York Times No.1 Bestseller author, who is famed for writing the title Snow Crash. In his book Snow Crash, Neal coined the term ‘Metaverse’, which has once again become popular with social media platform Facebook adopting the name Meta. Coining a term that was way beyond its time, Neal is booked as a futurism speaker to share his thoughts on the exciting and futuristic concept of a metaverse.
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