One of the world’s leading Futurists, Ben Hammersley is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy.
Their main work is in guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future. They, and he, specialise 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” (now on Netflix or Amazon Prime internationally), a war correspondent in Afghanistan, an advisor to the European Commission, a pilot and wilderness media in the USA, the author of 5 books, and the inventor of the word “Podcast”.
Ben was the UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador to Tech City in London from 2011-2013. He was also the Robert Schuman fellow on the Global Governance programme at the European University Institute in 2013; a member of the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom – and a non-resident fellow of the 21st Century for Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C from 2012-2013.
Previously he was Head of Digital at SIX Creative where he was responsible for creating, building and managing an international team dedicated to bringing cutting-edge internet strategy, design, and production to leading fashion and beauty brands worldwide.
Through compelling stories, deep analysis, and bleeding-edge examples of the modern world, Ben Hammersley can help you, your business, organisation, government, or institution navigate and prosper in the future. He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies inspiring audiences to be PRESENT now to be PREPARED for the future.
“I love working with MFL: their skill in matching client to speaker means that everyone has a wonderful experience.” Ben
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