James Wallman is an author, futurist, and entrepreneur.
He wrote the best-selling book, Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015): top 5 on Amazon UK, top 20 on Sunday Times nonfiction list.
He runs a strategy + innovation + futures consultancy called The Future is Here.
He runs a tech startup, based at Google's TechHub in Shoreditch. (It's still in stealth mode, but watch this space)
As a futurist, Wallman has advised companies from Absolut to Zurich Financial, via BASF, BMW, Compare the Market, Design Hotels, Disney, Google, Samsung, and Vodafone. He has given talks from Amsterdam to Beijing, Helsinki, and Las Vegas; at venues including the Googleplex, the Collision Conference, and 10 Downing Street.
He has commented on trends happening now and forecast what will happen next for more than a decade. Previously, he wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine and ran a company called The Future Laboratory’s trend forecasting division. His opinions have appeared in publications like the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired.
He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil, Germany, the US and the UK, including: BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two (Newsnight), Channel 4 (Sunday Brunch), BBC Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour and Saturday Live), Radio 2 (Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Steve Wright In The Afternoon).
He has an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London and an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford.
He lives in London — near Diana Beaumont — with his wife and two awesome kids, Indy-May and Woody. He is currently working on his second book.
Twitter - @jameswallman
Instagram - @jameswallman
Facebook - Stuffocation
Represented by: Diana Beaumont
Time and How to Spend It (Ebury, 2019)
Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015)