Futurist speakers: Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn said it. Physicist Neils Bohr said more or less the same thing: ‘Never make predictions. Especially about the future’. Doesn’t stop people trying. And it doesn’t stop audiences wanting to know from a futurist speaker what tomorrow will hold. Here in the UK we’ve heard quite a lot in the media recently about superforecasting – Dominic Cummings recommending that press should read the work of Philip Tetlock and his now famous book of 2015.
The role of speakers in the category is often to focus on finding deep-seated patterns in history and cyclical behaviour. In this way futurist speakers can help people and organisations to understand likelihoods and possibilities. They can help people to prepare for different scenarios, for changes that could well be coming in society, in technology, in geopolitics or on Love Island.
John Biggs - entrepreneur, writer, and technophile, Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch.com - the highly respected source of fact and information on digital technology, internet culture, and the possibilities of our technological futures.... [more]
Neira Jones: more than 20 years experience in financial services and technology advising and speaking on mobile technologies, payments, cybercrime, information security, regulation, and digital innovation. ... [more]
David Murrin, investor, polymath and author of Breaking the Code of History talks about investment and the great themes of our times - the shifting balance of power in favour of Asia and Africa.... [more]