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Ray Hammond

A world-renowned futurologist, technology analyst and commentator on the digital age, Ray Hammond has spent almost four decades studying the major trends that will shape the future. He provides keynote lectures, workshops and seminars on the digital future for the world's leading corporations, embracing the theory that he is now living in the period that he first described years ago.

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Ray Hammond Biography

Ray Hammond is a world-renowned futurologist, technology analyst and commentator on the digital age and future topics.

He is a natural and charismatic performer; his speaking style is spontaneous, interactive and entertaining.

For over 35 years, Ray has been writing and speaking about the trends that will shape the future.  His long record of accurate foresight is unique in Europe, and he is now living in the future that he first described 30 years ago.

In 2010, former President Mikhail Gobachev presented Ray with a U.N. Gold Medal for Services to Futurology – for his “constant commitment to research and for his stunning speculations about the future, enlightened by scientific knowledge and an evident concern for humankind.”

He is a best-selling author whose titles have been published in 44 countries and in 23 languages. He...

Ray Hammond is a world-renowned futurologist, technology analyst and commentator on the digital age and future topics.

He is a natural and charismatic performer; his speaking style is spontaneous, interactive and entertaining.

For over 35 years, Ray has been writing and speaking about the trends that will shape the future.  His long record of accurate foresight is unique in Europe, and he is now living in the future that he first described 30 years ago.

In 2010, former President Mikhail Gobachev presented Ray with a U.N. Gold Medal for Services to Futurology – for his “constant commitment to research and for his stunning speculations about the future, enlightened by scientific knowledge and an evident concern for humankind.”

He is a best-selling author whose titles have been published in 44 countries and in 23 languages. He has produced 14 books about the future, a body of work which he began in 1980 and which stands as testament to the long-term accuracy and reliability of his foresight.

He wrote the world's first guide to on-line commerce and the Internet, ‘The On-Line Handbook' (1984), which identified the overwhelming importance of the Internet and 'search' as the key driving force behind all future on-line advertising and digital commerce. His book ‘Digital Business: Surviving & Thriving in an On-Line World' (1996) was described at the time as an inspiration to all those wanting to exploit the potential of on-line technologies.

Ray is also a regular contributor to ‘MIT Technology Review,' ‘Computing', ‘Business and Technology' and ‘New Media Investor'.

In addition to his writing career and academic work, Ray is a successful and proven business leader and serial entrepreneur. He has hands-on experience of creating and selling profitable businesses.

He is a Contributing Editor to the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, USA, a visiting lecturer at the City University Business School, London, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the World Future Society.

Today, he provides keynote lectures, workshops and seminars on the digital future for the world's leading corporations in between writing and lecturing at his universities.

For further information or to book Ray Hammond, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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