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Ben Hammersley Speaker

Ben Hammersley

    • Contributing Editor to WIRED magazine 
    • Host of Netflix and BBC television series 
    • Front line reporter 

Fee Range

$15,000 - $20,000

Travels From

California

Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley is a futurist, author, and digital thought leader. He has been called one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has addressed audiences around the globe for over 10 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies, inspiring and educating audiences and preparing them for the future, while exploring the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social spheres.

Over the past 20 years, he has been a technology journalist for the Times and the Guardian, a war reporter covering Afghanistan and Beirut, an author of 5 books, the presenter of a landmark BBC and Netflix television series, the Editor at Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, a consultant to the UK and US governments and the European Commission, the inventor of the word “podcast”, and a pilot, emergency medic, rescue diver, and ultra-runner.

As a sought after global speaker, Ben works for clients as diverse as Deutsche Telekom, Legal & General, Ernst & Young, Thyssen Krupp, Accenture, King, Imago Techmedia, Ericsson, DuPont, Adobe, BT, Hiscox, Mobile World Congress, Sanford Bernstein, Zeiss, AXA, Deloitte, Airbus, Pfizer, Langfang CITIC, Vodafone, AssetMark, KPMG, BlackRock, Kiewit, MTV, Rakuten, Virgin, European Commission, UK Prime Minister’s Office, United States DoD, Microsoft, Google and many more..

Global Innovation Trends

What is happening in your sector? What is new and cutting edge in the world? What technologies are shaping the future, and where are they already being used? Using the experience, contacts, and understanding developed over 20 years of technology reporting and consultancy, Ben Hammersley will bring these insights and understandings to your audience, leaving them educated, excited, and prepared to take on the world. Since this topic is constantly changing and very audience specific, Ben will prepare takeaways and predictions tailored precisely to your organization’s needs.

A.I. and the Future of Work

Everything you know about working is wrong. Decades of research in neuroscience, architecture, and cognitive science, and the examination of countless hours of high-pressure elite-operative jobs in emergency medicine, military aviation, and space travel, are combining to show that the cliches of the modern workplace are not only unsuitable for the future, but actively harmful to a thriving business. There are new challenges everywhere: from the measurable drop in IQ from working in open-plan offices (and the danger of distractions), to the development of personal assistant Artificial Intelligences, advanced remote collaboration systems, and the new mental and physical skills that are reshaping the modern corporation. In this enlightening talk,  Ben’s will show audiences how they can utilize the proven science to reassess, redesign, and revolutionize their work.

Cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity is no longer reserved for government war rooms, now it is an issue that effects everyone on the planet.  Making it one of the most important issues facing organizations today.  With all facets of our business reliant upon the internet, executives are making decision daily regarding cybersecurity.  While the fact remains that most do not have any formal training on the matter.  Ben outlines the cybersecurity trends and challenges and the role leadership plays to navigate potential crisis. Bringing real-world strategies and solutions, Ben helps organizations protect their most valuable resources.  

As the host, narrator and writer of the Netflix and BBC show, “Cybercrimes”; Ben explores the dark depths of the internet world.  During this six part series, Ben investigates the world of hacking, cyber wars, web scams and credit card theft.  With his investigations having taken him across the globe, Ben delivers answers to some of the world’s most compelling questions regarding cybersecurity.  He translates this research into an engaging and candid look at some of the most important and far-reaching challenges facing businesses today.  He leaves audiences with a refined awareness of today’s unpredictable world and a deep understanding of what it takes to lead in the face of uncertainty.    

Emcee, Host, Moderator

Ben Hammersley can take any program to that next level by adding his unique, insightful touch to hosting your event.   Ben is able to moderate panels and facilitate conversations, driving messaging while tying together the highlights of your program.  Ben has years of experience leading conversations and uncovering a story comes from his two decades as an international reporter for such publications as The Times [of London], The Guardian and WIRED magazine.  His immensely inspiring journey around the globe from his days as a frontline war reporter to interviewing world leaders allows him to feel comfortable with individuals from any industry or background.  

Most notably though is Ben’s personality.  It cannot be mistaken. He brings an energy and wit to the stage, that you feel resonate through a room enabling him connect with each member of the audience.   Booking Ben as your Emcee will bring an insightful energy to your stage taking your program to the next level! 

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