Host of Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley, Author & Futurist
Speaker Ben Hammersley is a preeminent international futurist, thought leader and author on the networked world. He is host of Cybercrime with Ben Hammersley for BBC World News, editor-at-large for Wired and author of Now for then: How to face the Digital Future without Fear. As an in-demand, high-level consultant to global organizations, governments and companies, Hammersley’s work stems from the realization that the thinking of most people, companies, governments and institutions, come from a theoretical basis of pre-digital, pre-complexity 20th century thinking. That thinking no longer works, and so to truly prosper in the 21st century, we need to pause and examine the true contexts of our lives. In his keynotes, digital and trends guru Hammersley will help you discover the new realities, see the forces that drive our world today and guide you to strategies and techniques to give you the advantages you need. Read More >
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Ben Hammersley speaks on the effects of the digital and networked world on business, society and your life. Through compelling stories, deep analysis and bleeding-edge examples of the modern world, Hammersley will help you, your business, government or institution transition into the future with detailed, bespoke plans completely shaped to your organization. He speaks not only on high-level topics, like the exponential growth in computing power or artificial intelligence, but also on technology’s impact on cultural phenomena. For instance, why is Beyonce is more influential than some governments, and how does that make sense? Why did President Obama choose to give interviews to popular YouTube hosts instead of FOX or the New York Times? Why has the government of Estonia chosen to conduct parliament sessions almost entirely on iPads? How did one man in China make most of London late for work? He will reveal the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything we do, whether we realize it or not. You’ll discover how technology will give us super powers, and how we can use them to our best advantages, and how to move forward to your best advantage. Read More >
If you or your company is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Hammersley can help. From working with companies and institutions worldwide, he’s found that there is an inherent disconnect between the leaders of these organizations and the world that we live in today. Society has progressed at such an accelerated pace, that some business owners feel like they’re being “eaten alive” by things happening within their own company, and a result, hemorrhage funds. That’s where Hammersley comes in; using his unique expertise, to transform your organization—and propel it into the 21st century with all the tools you need to prosper. Read Less ^
"Ben was a great personality to work with and an excellent speaker. His speech gave a lot of new insights and refreshing opinions. He was our highest ranked speaker of the day."
"Ben was fantastic, and excellent to work with. His subject-matter knowledge was brilliant and the client really took a shine to him."