Ray Hammond

Ray Hammond is Europe’s most experienced, most successful and most widely published futurologist.

For over 30 years he has researched, written, spoken and broadcast about how major trends will affect society and business in the future.  His clients include many of the world’s biggest companies, such as Apple, GE, IBM, MasterCard, HSBC, Barclaycard, McKinsey, Intel, Samsung, SAP, Adobe, Siemens, Dow Chemicals, Intel, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture, etc., etc.

A best-selling author, Ray has written 16 books about the future, the first of which was published in 1982. Most notably, his 1984 work, THE ONLINE HANDBOOK, was the world’s first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet and to identify the importance of “search”.  The book he is currently working on is called SMART BODIES: How Digital Technology Will Transform Your Health.

At a ceremony in Italy in 2010 former President Mikhail Gorbachev presented me with a United Nations Gold Medal for “services to futurology”.

Speaking Topics

His generic title for a keynote presentation is THE SEVEN KEY DRIVERS OF THE FUTURE.

In this speech, Ray identifies and explains the implications of the most important trends likely to shape business and society over the next ten to twenty years.

Presentations are usually tailored to client requests.


“Wow! Talk about food for thought!”
SAP Innovation Forum, London 

“On behalf of 650 spellbound delegates, thank you Ray. Your keynote address was just brilliant and we have had rich feedback. Your address was incisive, relevant, encouraging, frightening, profound and funny.”
EuRA 2015, Porto, Portugal

“We promised delegates at our conference something special, and Ray Hammond delivered.”
Power Of Three Investors’ Conference, Stockholm 

“Ray provided a really amazing early-evening speech. It provided plenty of fruitful discussion over dinner.”
Camelot Consulting AG, Montreaux, Switzerland 

“The Future Of Employment is a challenging topic, but Ray Hammond provided a convincing glimpse of what might be coming in his stimulating keynote.”
Employers’ Network, London 

“Our international guests were stunned by Ray’s vision of the mobile business future.”
Samsung Europe 

“Ray delivered the best keynote presentation I’ve ever heard.”
Union Of The European Lubricants Industry, Madrid

“Participants loved the way Ray presented. This was a convincing alternative way of thinking about the future.”
Royal Netherlands Airforce, Utrecht 

One of the most engaging keynotes I’ve ever seen…Brilliant keynote, thanks…A brain-buzz of a talk…Superb talk…A presentation without bulletpointy slides can be a thing of interesting lovliness”
Quotes from the Twitterfeed at Jisc #Digifest14, Birmingham 


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