Ben Hammersley

The Former Editor-at-Large of WIRED UK, Coiner of the Term "Podcast", Former Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London Tech City, Fellow of the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies & Non-Resident Fellow of the Brookings Institution



Ben Hammersley received a 4.5 star rating across 10 events in 2023

"Inventor of the word ‘Podcast’, Ben Hammersley is a digital trendsetter. Here at Champions Speakers, we have booked Ben for Pluralsight in 2019, where he gave an insightful presentation on technological advancements. Ben’s high-energy presenting style and experience as a futurist captivates audiences, making him an insightful speaker."

How to hire Ben Hammersley

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Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Ben was fantastic. He gave a great keynote that was funny thought-provoking and extremely engaging." - Pfizer

"Ben is a star!" - Internet Dagarna 2018

"Ben was fantastic and excellent to work with. His subject-matter knowledge was brilliant and the client really took a shine to him." - ICANN

"Ben was a great personality to work with and an excellent speaker. His speech gave a lot of new insights and refreshing opinions. He was our highest-ranked speaker of the day."  - Robeco

"Thank you so much for speaking at Pluralsight LIVE Europe yesterday. You were stellar and we are so grateful. You are seriously the easiest speaker I've ever worked with. Our customers and attendees left inspired and a little challenged by your talk. Oh and they laughed!" - PLURALSIGHT

"I don’t want it to go unrecognised how much we appreciated his time yesterday and how impactful his message was to our Senior leaders both professionally and personally. It’s ignited a flurry of conversations this morning. Ben managed to deliver a powerful message and we hope this is the start of something special."

  • 2023 - Writer for WIRED
  • 2015 - Presenter of a six-part BBC World News series on Cybercrime
  • 2013 - Fellow of the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute
  • 2011 - Appointed a Fellow of the UNAOC
  • 2008 - Presenter of "Analysis" for BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - Presenter of "Analysis" for BBC Radio 4
  • 2006 - Pioneered multi-platform journalism for The Guardian
  • 2005 - Recognised for having created the Word of Year by the Oxford American Dictionary - "Podcast"
  • 2004 - Coined the term "Podcast"
  • Presenter of the five-part series "Futureproof Yourself" for the BBC
  • Internet Reporter for The Times
  • Associate Editor & Editor-at-Large for WIRED UK
  • Member of the Transatlantic Network 2020
  • Trustee of the London Chapter of the Awesome Foundation
  • Judge of the Lovie Awards
  • Innovator in Residence at the Centre for Creative & Social Technologies at Goldsmith, University of London
  • Member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom
  • Non-Resident Fellow of the Brookings Institution