Ben Hammersley is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy.
Their main work is in guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future. They, and he, specialize in how society reacts to technological innovation: including the future of crime and conflict, the changing nature of the workplace and the market, and the new cognitive tools needed to flourish in the coming decades.
Previously Ben was executive editor of WIRED, the writer and presenter of the BBC’s “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley” (now on Netflix or Amazon Prime internationally), a war correspondent in Afghanistan, an advisor to the European Commission, a pilot and wilderness media in the USA, the author of 5 books, and the inventor of the word “Podcast”.
Ben’s talk on Webbdagarna Stockholm 2020:
Trends, innovation and the future – a digital journey mastered by Ben Hammersley
Even though he is a tech expert, he believes that we should be a bit skeptical to new technology. Technology has its advantages, but it is also a strong and powerful tool.
Ben Hammersley is an author, futurist, journalist and the inventor of the term podcast. Join Ben for a digital journey that involves tech, AI, robots and the future (but probably not the blockchain).