James Woudhuysen

Innovation Specialist With Incredible Depth Of Knowledge

Innovation in information technology (IT) is just one of the subjects that technology speaker James Woudhuysen covers in his amazing, all-encompassing presentations which have been lauded around the world. Whether you want him to expound on applied ergonomics, economics, cultural trends, sociology or politics associated with IT, energy, construction or retail, Woudhuysen will astound your audience with not only his depth of knowledge but also his incredibly accessible way of putting it across.

James is regularly asked to write on such pressing issues as these by leading newspapers and websites, including The Guardian, The Times, The Journal of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Economist. He has also appeared on national radio and was co-founder of the magazine called Blueprint, said to be the ‘bible’ of the design sector.

But it is as a keynote technology speaker or conference chair where Woudhuysen really excels. Capable of delivering speeches as long as an hour or as short as 20 minutes, he describes his talks as ‘broad but deep, funny but serious, very visual but very numerate and highly topical but with forecasts and historical depth’. One thing they are not, he says, is ‘death by Powerpoint’!

Woudhuysen, who was Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University for nearly two decades, is renowned for identifying trends before they become trendy, for predicting the future of certain technologies before they happen and for foreseeing major market events, such as the bursting of the dot com bubble.

To book James Woudhuysen as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Disruption
  • Design
  • Information Technology