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Ben Hammersley - Keynote Speaker

Book Ben Hammersley as a keynote speaker. Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has been addressing audiences around the globe for over 10 years.  He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.  

 

ben hammersley

world-renowned futurist and expert on digital technology

SPEAKING THEMES

  • The impact of digital tech on business, politics and society

  • Blockchain

  • Big data

  • Cyber security

  • The future of work

  • Creating innovative corporate cultures

  • 21st century leadership


TRAVELS FROM
Los Angeles, USA

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has been addressing audiences around the globe for over 10 years.  He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.  

As an international reporter, author and adventure seeker, Ben explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. His latest book, which was published internationally, “64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then” gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.  Ben is the writer, host and narrator of Netflix and BBC television series “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley” that was shot in over six countries across the globe.  As the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times [of London] and the Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term, ‘podcast’.

With his current position as the Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, Ben has been called upon to advise three governments and countless organizations in the area of technology and media including a seat on the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union.  His personal experiences from the fields of aviation, emergency medicine, genomic science, disaster response, and war reporting, has enabled Ben Hammersley to deliver insightful, practice-changing messages to corporate and governmental clients on five continents for over two decades.  

As a sought after global speaker, Ben has given talks at events for Deutsche Telekom, Legal & General, Ernst & Young, Thyssen Krupp, Accenture, King, Imago Techmedia, Ericsson, DuPont, Adobe, BT, Hiscox, Mobile World Congress, Sanford Bernstein, Zeiss, AXA, Deloitte, Airbus, Pfizer, Langfang CITIC, Vodafone, AssetMark, KPMG, BlackRock, Kiewit, MTV, Rakuten, Virgin, European Commission, UK Prime Minister’s Office, United States DoD, Microsoft, Google and many more.. 

BEN'S TALKS

Digital technology is disrupting all areas of business, politics and society - and this disruption is only going to get more intense.

An exceptionally charismatic and witty speaker, Ben helps organisations understand the key trends affecting them, and what they need to do to adapt and thrive in an age of radical change and uncertainty.

VIDEOS

Afraid of robots taking your job? Ben explains what your organisation needs to do to thrive when A.I. takes over (2017)


Ben outlines the key ways technology is re-shaping the business world (2016).


"It's going to be OK" (2013)