James Wallman

James Wallman is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, futurist, keynote speaker, and government adviser.

He has written 2 bestselling books about the experience economy, Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015) and Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, 2019).

He runs strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. Recent clients include KPMG, HSBC, IDEO, Avis, Facebook, and Marriott International. He has given talks from TEDx at the London School of Economics to the Collision Conference in Las Vegas, Google HQ in California, and 10 Downing Street.

His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from Australia to Brazil and the US.

He advises the British government on the experience economy: he is a ‘Sector Specialist, Experience Economy’ at the UK’s Department for International Trade.

He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

James lives in London with his wife and two children, who are 8 and 5 years old and make him very happy 🙂