Ben Hammersley is a thought-provoking futurist who has been lecturing to audiences around the globe for over 15 years. Ben brings a practical, proactive approach to the digital era inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future. Author, TV presenter, keynote speaker, and international star in the field of technology. One of the world’s leading Futurists, Ben is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy. Ben Hammersley has an interesting and charming personality, leading him to star on TV many times, spending time on documentaries and on the radio. You might have heard him on BBC Radio, or seen him on one of the many interesting technology documentaries that the BBC have created.
His main work has included guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future, specializing in how society reacts to technological innovation, including the future of crime and conflict, the changing nature of the workplace and the market, and the new cognitive tools needed to flourish in the coming decades. Previously Ben was executive editor of WIRED, the writer and presenter of the BBC’s ‘Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley’, a war correspondent in Afghanistan, and an advisor to the European Commission. He is the author of five different books, and the inventor of the word ‘Podcast’.
Known as one of the best technology journalists in the UK, he spends an incredible amount of time touring the world as a keynote speaker, making him a dependable addition to your event. Ben’s keynote speeches are engaging and hard to ignore, covering the issues of the business he takes you on a journey through the innovation of technology, helping others to save money. His books, including the Hacking series (HackingGmail, Hacking Moveable Type) and Now and Then, cover the future of digital technology, communication and business.
Extending his work as a technology speaker into the academic world Ben Hammersley is a resident fellow at the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Outside his work as a business speaker Ben is also known as a writer and journalist; working for several years as the digital correspondent for The Times.