world-renowned futurist and expert on digital technology
The impact of digital tech on business, politics and society
The future of work
Creating innovative corporate cultures
21st century leadership
Los Angeles, USA
Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time. For over 15 years, he has been sharing his practical, proactive approach to future technologies to audiences around the world, helping them to be present now to be prepared for the future.
A highly experienced reporter and author, Ben explores the impact of digital technology on business, politics and society. His most recent book, Approaching The Future: 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then (2013), is an essential guide to thriving in the 21st century.
Ben is the wrote, presented and narrated the television series “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley”, which was filmed in six countries across the world and broadcast on Netflix and the BBC. As the first correspondent for The Times (London) and The Guardian specialising on the internet and digital culture, he invented the term ‘podcast’.
An Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, Ben has advised a host of organisations and several governments on the impact of technology and the future of the media. Such roles have included him taking a seat on the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union.
He has delivered high-impact, practice-changing speeches for countless multinational groups and corporations, weaving in not only his futurist expertise, but also his personal experiences from the fields of aviation, emergency medicine, genomic science, disaster response and war reporting.
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.
“Ben is a star!” —- Internet Dagarna 2018