James Woudhuysen is one of Europe’s best-known independent speakers and writers on the future. James helps clients to master new trends in society and in technological innovation, so as to implement major shifts in corporate strategy, marketing and design. He frequently broadcasts about the future of the workplace on Radio 4’s You and Yours, and writes for spiked (London) and Novo (Frankfurt).
James is Visiting Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at London South Bank University, and advisor to corporations and governments on the future of technology.
He offers a highly visual, very witty, but very serious alternative to myths about the future of work, consumers and technology. An inspirational opponent of politically correct trends in management and beyond, he spells out what to do and how to do it in a controversial but insightful style.
In 1983 he completed an instruction manual for word processing software. In 1988, James led an international multi-client study on e-commerce. In 1993, he proposed that the Internet be delivered over TV.
James was a director of Fitch plc, then the world’s largest firm of design consultants. During the early 1990s, James led consulting in IT and urban development at the Henley Centre for Forecasting. After that, he was responsible for global market intelligence at Philips Consumer Electronics in the Netherlands, where he was also nominated Motivator of the Year.
An occasional broadcaster, he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Behaviour. He writes for IDG.com, the daily web magazine Spiked-online.com and Blueprint magazine. James Woudhuysen has written major books on construction and on energy. He is co-editor of the Wiley Reader on design and innovation 2030 (forthcoming).
"Maria is one of the speakers' agents I have known the longest. She is one of the very few who have come specially to watch me perform, and one of the still fewer to give me cogent criticism. Maria knows the business inside out and internationally. She will always take the longer and wider view. Highly recommended." James
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