Ray Hammond, Futurist, Business Speaker, Futurologist, Business Consultant, Author, Future Trends, Ray Hammond is Europe's most experienced and most widely published futurologist. For over 25 years he has researched, written and spoken about how future trends will affect society and business. He is the author of four futuristic novels and ten non-fiction works. His books have been best-sellers in the USA, UK, France, Spain, Poland, Japan and China. He is published globally by Macmillan. His non-fiction writing includes The On-Line Handbook which was published in 1984. It was the world's first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet. As an inspirational keynote speaker, he is in world-wide demand by business, government and non-government organizations. He is also a regular broadcaster on US and European networks. Prior to his career as a writer and futurologist, Ray Hammond was a highly successful serial entrepreneur, founding magazine publishing and advertising agency businesses in the UK, Germany and the USA before selling them advantageously.

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Background

Ray Hammond is Europe's most experienced and most widely published futurologist.
For over 25 years he has researched, written and spoken about how future trends will affect society and business.

He is the author of four futuristic novels and ten non-fiction works. His books have been best-sellers in the USA, UK, France, Spain, Poland, Japan and China. He is published globally by Macmillan.

His non-fiction writing includes The On-Line Handbook which was published in 1984. It was the world's first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet.
As an inspirational keynote speaker, he is in world-wide demand by business, government and non-government organizations. He is also a regular broadcaster on US and European networks.

Prior to his career as a writer and futurologist, Ray Hammond was a highly successful serial entrepreneur, founding magazine publishing and advertising agency businesses in the UK, Germany and the USA before selling them advantageously.

Areas of Expertise

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of ACELab at the University of Nottingham, UK, a visiting lecturer at the London Business School and a Contributing Editor to the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, USA.

Publications

The New Future of Business (non-fiction - forthcoming July 2007)
Brotherhood of Angels (fiction, set in 2037 - forthcoming March 2007)
The Cloud (fiction, set in 2063 - published March 2006)
Extinction (fiction, set in 2055 - published October 2005)
Emergence (fiction, set in 2015 - 2002)
Digital Business: Surviving and Thriving In An On-Line World (non-fiction - 1996)
Apple Business (magazine - 1988-89)
The Modern Frankenstein: Fiction Becomes Fact (non-fiction - 1986)
The On-Line Handbook (non-fiction - 1984)
Forward 100: A New Way of Learning (non-fiction - 1984)
Working In The Music Business (non-fiction - 1983)
The Writer and the Word Processor (non-fiction - 1983)
The Bytes (children's fiction - 1982)
Computers and Your Child (non-fiction - 1982)
The Musician and The Micro (non-fiction - 1982)
International Musician and Recording World (magazine - 1975)

Broadcasting

Radio and TV broadcasts include: CNN Money, Fox News, MSN Future View, BBC 1 Good Morning, ITV Breakfast, ITV and BBC News at Six/Ten, Radio 4 Start the Week, Radio 5 Live, Gloria Hunniford Show, BBC 2 The Money Programme, BBC 2Working Week, BBC 1 Tomorrowís World, ITV Future File, Sky News, BBC News 24, CNN Europe, NBC Europe, Discovery Channel, Bravo, etc.

Public speaking

Ray Hammond provides keynote speeches, lectures and seminars on future trends to business, government and non-government organizations.

Client Comments

The high-level delegates to our Asia-Pacific CEO Summit in Australia were truly inspired by Ray Hammond's exciting vision of the future.

Nokia Asia-Pacific

Ray Hammond is one of the best public speakers we have ever seen. Without a single note or slide, he delivered a rivetting, totally captivating one hour keynote speech at our Monaco Management Conference.

GE Corporation, Europe

Ray gave us an incredible, upbeat glimpse into the future. We at Mastercard were particularly impressed by how he tailored his speech to suit a high-level financial audience in Budapest.

Mastercard, Europe

Ray Hammond is a dynamic, insightful and very captivating speaker. He had our audience in Orlando on the edge of their seats.

Citrix Systems, Inc. USA

A really stunning keynote speech. It set a high standard for our Prague OEM Conference.

Microsoft Europe

Ray Hammondís lecture at our awards dinner in Auckland was outstanding, truly stimulating.

IDG Publications, New Zealand

I was particularly inspired by the way Ray Hammond turned what many portray as a rather futuristic subject into the pragmatic here and now.

British Telecommunications, UK

Ray Hammondís fascinating presentation proved very popular and interesting, something people continued to talk about long after his presentation in Berlin was finished.

Canon Europa, N.V.

People were still debating Ray Hammondís points at the airport on the following day Ė a clear sign with a demanding Accenture audience that his comments made an impact.

Accenture Europe

Ray Hammondís keynote presentation at the Moscow Vedomosti Conference was truly inspiring.

Microsoft, Russia

Ray Hammondís outstanding presentation skills and sound expert knowledge enabled him to provide a valuable and successful contribution.

Swisscom, Switzerland

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