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RICHARD WATSONBest selling Author, Lecturer and Futurist


Ambiti Principali:

  • The Future of Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence – threat or saviour for the human race?
  • The Future of Public Libraries
  • Life in 2045
  • Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things
  • The Future of Money
  • The Future of Newspapers
  • The Future of Travel
  • Creativity Vs. Innovation
  • The Rise of Connectivity Addiction
  • How to Have an Idea
  • Do Open Plan Offices Close Thinking?

 

 

Profilo Professionale:

 

Best-selling author, lecturer and futurist speaker, Richard Watson can inspire audiences with his insightful strategies for the future. An expert at predicting future trends and looking at what customers need, Richard strives to help organisations think deeply and differently about the future. Pulling together information from multiple sources, he publishes What’s Next? – an online trends report that provides concise commentary on both established and less obvious trends impacting the macro-environment.

With a focus on strategic foresight and scenario planning he has worked with many of the world’s largest organisations, including IBM, Virgin, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, the NHS, McDonald’s, KPMG, Samsung, General Electric, Cca-Cola and Barilla.

Richard is also Futurist-in-Residence at the Technology Foresight Practice at Imperial College, an external lecturer at London Business School and a member of Stratforma - a specialist scenario-planning consultancy.

Richard has written numerous books including: Future Files: 5 Trends for the Next 50 Years (2007); Future Minds: How the Digital Age is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It (2010).The Future: 50 Ideas you Really Need to Know (2012) and Future Vision: Scenarios for the World in 2040 (2012). His latest book is Digital Vs Human: how we’ll live, love and think in the future.

Richard is a professional and knowledgeable speaker. 

 

 

Articles by Richard Watson:
The Glass Cage and the Future of Automation
It’s not rogue robots that we need to worry about, but unseen automated systems

In Our Own Image
Is artificial intelligence going to save the human race or destroy it?

The Future of UK Public Libraries
What’s the future for public libraries?

Back to the Future Day: Six experts predict life in 2045
What will life by like in 2045? Take some clues by going Back to the Future

Why Companies Die
Why is it that the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company in the US has fallen from 67 years in the 1920s to just 15 years today?

Futurist in residence discusses his role and what the future means to him
Richard discusses is role as Imperial’s first Futurist in Residence

The 14 most outlandish predictions of futurologist Richard Watson
Including travel by vacuum tube and drone pizza delivery

Timeline of Failed Predictions (Part 1)
Covering the 1400s up to the 2000s

Timeline of Failed Predictions (Part 2)
What might people live to regret saying in the future?

The Future of Money
Will phones be the new banks?

Retail Therapy
Is the future of shopping a dystopia? The choice is ours.

The Future of Newspapers
In this age of user-generated content and citizen journalism, it might seem like newspapers are becoming yesterday's news. But there's more life in them yet.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about innovation
One of the biggest issues facing organizations in the early part of the 21st Century is the commercialization of new ideas

The Future of Travel
Where will we be going, and how will we be getting there?

Open Innovation and Other Foolish Ideas
The best ideas are often conceived of by trial and error, or even just by accident. Open source innovation can be the best path to discovery — if you aren’t afraid to take the plunge.

An Evolutionary Approach to Innovation
Need to kickstart your innovation practices, processes, and production? Take a hint from the world of biology and consider how evolution -- idea Darwinism -- can help inspire change and creativity.

Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things
Do successful companies sow the seeds of their own destruction?

Have I Got Your Full and Undivided Attention?
Life is speeding up and we are constantly inventing new ways to make things move even faster. But what are some of the consequences of this constant busyness? Are we losing our ability to think and properly relate to other people?

Don't Confuse Creativity with Innovation
Can anyone be creative? Companies and consultants alike say the answer is yes.

Fast Forward: Innovation Station
10 great ideas, tools, and thinkers

Five Trends That Will Transform Society
Globalization, polarization, and more

The Perils Of Technology Prediction
Why pundits often get it so wrong when it comes to tech trends

Five Facts That Will Turn Your World Upside Down
Five arresting facts and their implications for the future

Why Good Ideas Go Bad
Why do some smart people make stupid mistakes?

Why Doing Nothing Is Often Better Than Doing Something
Information diets and focusing on the big picture

The Rise of Connectivity Addiction
Are we becoming hopelessly addicted to our devices?

How to Have an Idea
Is your brain blocked? Don’t worry, the solution could be as easy as taking a bath

Are Open Plan Offices Damaging Our Thinking?
Open plan offices could turn out to be a terrible idea

How to Profit From the Future
Five forces that have the potential to change the world as we know it over the next few decades

A New Age of "Innocence"?
The experts who'll drive innovation are not the usual suspects

Smart Spaces
Why you can't think out of the box when you're sitting in one

Beginner's Luck
Your most innovative team members and employees may not be the most senior -- or oldest

Bite-Sized Innovations
Sometimes the most powerful ideas start small. Here's a roundup of our recent favorites.

The Trendspotting Trend
Has market research been democratized? Identifying new product, service, and business development opportunities might be as easy as exploring your immediate surroundings -- and talking to your customers.

The Future is a Mixed Bag
With every downside, there is a corresponding upside: Get an expert's take on how technology, connectedness, globalization and ageing will affect us in the future.

Celebrate Failure
You don't read about failure very often. Why is this? What are we afraid of? It is the proverbial elephant-in-the-boardroom. And yet by being scared of failure, we are missing a great opportunity.

Keep It Simple
Time famine, Too Much Information, Too Much Choice and Too Many Options.