Leading Futurologist and Author
James describes himself as ‘an historian of the future’ and has a considerable reputation as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at top-level management conferences and business schools around the world. James has spent more than 25 years as a respected TV broadcaster, futures analyst and writer.Speaker enquiry
James describes himself as ‘an historian of the future’. He has a close interest in key trends and strategic challenges facing current and future business up to Horizon 2020 and beyond.
James is a regular choice as a speaker at high-level conferences around the world and has published a number of books and special reports on the world of tomorrow. He has also worked within high-level consultancy teams on projects with a future perspective. He was the first British staff member of the US-headquartered futurology ‘think tank’ the Hudson Institute, taking a senior role at the Institute’s European division based in Paris.
James is a public speaker and also acts as moderator at major events. Recent clients include HP, Novo Nordisk, Somfy, BAE Systems, IBM, AXA, Barclays, Microsoft, HSBC, Oracle and Unisys.
He has more than twenty-five years’ experience as an award-winning TV broadcaster, presenting The Money Programme for BBC TV before moving to Newsnight and Panorama and then to ITV. He was subsequently a newsreader at Financial Times Television and Sky News.
James has a Masters in Law and History from Cambridge and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, founded by Nobel Laureate Glenn Theodore Seaborg.
James focuses on a variety of issues concerned with future trends in the economy, in technology, and in the way we live and work.View more
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