As one of the world’s leading futurists, Ben Hammersley has been working with corporations, governments, and elite individuals worldwide for more than a decade. Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, he guides his audiences through the key lessons on how to work, live, thrive, and innovate in the coming years.
Ben Hammersley is a thought-provoking futurist who has been lecturing to audiences around the globe for over 15 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to the digital era inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.
As an international reporter, author and adventure seeker, Hammersley explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. His latest book, which was published internationally, 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.
Ben Hammersley is the writer and presenter of Netflix and BBC TV series Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley that was shot in over six countries across the globe. As the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times [of London] and the Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term, ‘podcast’.
As a sought after speaker, Ben has given talks at events for Deutsche Telekom, Legal & General, Ernst & Young, Thyssen Krupp, Accenture, King, Imago Techmedia, Ericsson, DuPont, Adobe, BT, Hiscox, Mobile World Congress, Sanford Bernstein, Zeiss, AXA, Deloitte, Airbus, Pfizer, Langfang CITIC, Vodafone, AssetMark, KPMG, BlackRock, Kiewit, MTV, Rakuten, Virgin, European Commission, UK Prime Minister’s Office, United States DoD, Microsoft, Google and many more.
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.
With his current position as the Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, Ben Hammersley has been called upon to advise three governments and countless organisations in the area of technology and media including a seat on the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union.