Richard Watson is a distinguished futurist who has worked with brands such as Coca Cola and Samsung, spoken and lectured at The University of Cambridge, Imperial College and Ministry of Defence, as well as contributed to major international publications including Fast Company in the US and the Retail Banking Review in Australia.
An expert at predicting future trends and looking at what customers need Watson offers compelling presentations that concentrate on actionable advice and strategies that can be drawn out to fulfil the demands of the changing environments.
Richard is the founder a website that documents global trends and speculates about future risks and opportunities.
He is also a founding member of Futures House - a specialist scenario planning consultancy.
He has written several books including: Future Files: 5 Trends for the Next 50 Years (2007); Future Minds: How the Digital Age is Changing Our Minds (2010). The Future: 50 Ideas you Really Need to Know (2012), Future Vision: Scenarios for the World in 2040 (2012) and Digital Versus Human (2016).
Moreover, he has become known globally for his role as an innovation blogger.
Known for his thought-provoking, innovative and high-energy presentations, Watson commands a room with authority and charisma areas of expertise include innovation, retail, media, airlines and banking, and his speaking topics include, trends (current and future), strategic foresight or the future of specific industries and customer segments.
If you are interested in booking Richard for your event or conference, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
- A sought-after and popular business speaker on psychology and consumer behaviour with an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them.
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