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

james wallman

Keynote speaker

 
 
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I’ve given keynote talks:

  • from Amsterdam to Beijing and Cannes,

  • from Luxembourg to Las Vegas,

  • from the London School of Economics to Google HQ in California.

 
 

“Thank you, thank you, thank you – for the most fantastic inspiration, fun and insightful keynote. The feedback has been phenomenal, with comments like 'It should have been at least an hour' to 'Can you come back every year?'”

/  Gail Cohen, Director General, UKGCVA  /

 
 

Clients include:

  • HSBC, Barclays, KPMG

  • KFC, Ferrero Rocher, Department for International Trade

  • Avis, Eventbrite, Toyota, IDEO

 
 

“You've taken the place by storm! People really enjoyed your talk, it’s generated a lot of conversation. We’re so happy with the way you nailed the brief. Your passion for the subject is infectious.”

/  NICK WADGE, EMEA CTO, & RACHEL GRIEVE, PROJECT MANAGER, NOMURA BANK  /

 
 

The things I’m best known for are:

  • inspiring people to think different

  • making simple sense of complex ideas

    (My work is based on a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, such as scientific papers I’ve read and experts I’ve talked with.)

  • getting people talking

  • making forecasts that are not only exciting and practical, but also realistic, as they’re built on rigorous research and a robust methodology.

 
 

“I have had nothing but positive feedback. James was really inspiring. He was able to get everyone's attention by being funny and entertaining but at the same time delivering important messages.”

/  Silvia Callegari, Event Manager, KPMG  /

 
 

Typical topics include:

  • the Experience Economy

  • How to Design and Deliver Better Experiences – employee experiences, customer experiences, guest experiences etc.

  • the Future of Retail

  • the Future of Financial Services

  • the Future of Work

  • the Future of Travel

  • the Future of the City

  • And many more…

A futurist since 2004, with a global team of researchers supporting my work, I’m able to not only discern trends within your industry, but also trends from outside your industry, and the impact they will have on your industry.

 
 

“Thanks a million for performing so brilliantly yesterday. All too often the last session is a dead one but you kept interest going until literally the last minute.”

/  RICHARD PARRY, HEAD OF EXPERIENCE ECONOMY, UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE  /