Dr Ian Pearson is a full-time futurologist, tracking and predicting developments across a wide range of technology, business, society, politics and the environment.
A Maths and Physics graduate, Ian Pearson has worked in numerous branches of engineering, from aeronautics to cybernetics, sustainable transport to electronic cosmetics. His inventions include text messaging and the active contact lens.
Ian was BT’s full-time futurologist from 1991 to 2007 and now works for Futurizon, a small futures institute. He writes, lectures and consults globally on all aspects of the technology-driven future.
He is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, the World Academy of Art and Science, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Nanotechnology, American Nano Society and the World Innovation Foundation. He holds a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Westminster and an Award for Excellence from the US Army
As an international keynote speaker and after dinner speaker, Ian Pearson has delivered over 1000 provocative talks about the future of many aspects of our daily lives – from work to leisure, fashion to climate change. He has written several books and appeared over 450 times on TV and radio.
Ian identifies and explains the key changes ahead in every sector of business and society that will arise as a result of rapidly changing technology, without the use of jargon. He has a strong engineering background and uses that to interpret current R&D and drive his views on how fast things in each sector will change in the next 15 years.
He explains often complex technological developments using ordinary everyday language and shows why they are relevant to executives, in a provocative and entertaining style.
Speaking topics include:
- Future of almost every sector
- Future Technology
- Business Strategy
- Pace of Change
- Environment and Sustainability