James Wallman
James Wallman
Author, experience designer, futurist, keynote speaker

james wallman



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james wallman…

  • International bestselling author

    • Of 2 books on the experience economy: Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015), Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, 2019)

    • Reported in more than 200 media worldwide, from BBC to MSNBC, from Le Monde to New York Times, from Finland to Guatemala

  • Keynote speaker

    • Given talks from Amsterdam to Berlin, California, Cannes, Dubai, Istanbul, Nashville and Las Vegas

    • TEDxLondon School of Economics, Royal Society of Arts, Google HQ, 10 Downing Street 

  • Futurist

    • Forecasting the future since 2004

    • Clients inc HSBC, KFC, IDEO, Facebook, Intrepid Travel, Marriott International

  • Entrepreneur

    • 1 x successful consultancy, The Future Is Here (2014–present)

    • 1 x failed startup, an experience gifting platform (2016-2018)

    • 1 x new startup, on a mission is to connect and promote the experience economy 

  • Sector Specialist at the Department for International Trade

    • Advising UK government on the experience economy

  • Experience strategist/designer

    • Advising firms how to design better experiences

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JAMes wallman is…

… an international bestselling author, entrepreneur, futurist, and experience strategist/designer.

He runs strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. Recent clients include KPMG, HSBC, KFC, IDEO, and Facebook. 

He has written two best-selling books: 

i. Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, April 2019)

ii. Stuffocation (self-published 2013; Penguin, 2015; now in 7 languages)

Wallman has advised companies from Absolut to Zurich Financial. He has given talks from Amsterdam to Las Vegas; at venues including the Googleplex and 10 Downing Street. 

He advises the British government: he is a 'Sector Specialist, Experience Economy' for the Department for International Trade. 

He has forecast the future since 2004.

His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil and the US.

He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

James lives in London with his wife and two children.

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