Ray Hammond

Europe's Most Experienced and Widely Published Futurologist

Ray Hammond is Europe's most experienced Futurists. For over 35 years Ray has been writing and speaking about the trends that will shape the future. His long record of accurate foresight is unique in Europe and he is now living in the future he first described 30 years ago.22

"What is the Global Brain? It's called Google"

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  • Digital Disruption: Changing Customer Expectations
  • Understanding Government Digital Delivery
  • The Impact of Digital Technology on Healthcare
  • The Role of Clean Tech in the Future of Transport
  • Robots, AI and the Future of Work and Employment


He presents in English.

How he presents

Ray's inspirational and riveting speaking style - coupled with his long experience of public speaking - ensures companies are happy to trust him with even the largest and most important audiences. At ease with audiences of any size, Ray describes himself as being "at home" on a stage.

Books & Media

  • The Black Hole
  • Emergence (republished - previously released in 2000)
  • Scary:Wonderful - The Next 50 years
  • The World in 2030
  • EXtinction
  • The Cloud
  • Digital Business - Surviving and Thriving in an On-Line World
  • The On-Line Handbook. The world's first book to identify the potential of the internet


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In Detail

Ray is also a successful and proven business leader and serial entrepreneur. He has hands-on experience of creating and selling profitable businesses. Today, Ray is the author of 14 books about the future, a body of work which he began in 1980 and which stands as testament to the long-term accuracy and reliability of his foresight. His 1984 publication, The On-Line Handbook, was the world's first book to identify the overwhelming importance of the Internet and to identify "search" as the key driving force behind all future on-line advertising and digital commerce. In 2010 former President Mikhail Gobachev presented Ray with a U.N. Gold Medal for Services to Futurology.


Ray projects an inspirational and breath-taking vision of the future to help your audiences navigate the hyper-competitive virtual economy. This vision is interpreted from a business, climate, social, political, and economic perspective providing a rounded view of how best to prepare your organisation for what the future holds.


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Aviation Industry Congress

Ray Hammond’s content really opened new aspects for us. He is an excellent speaker, sympathetic, highly competent and eloquent – altogether fascinating.

European National Federation

CEO Dinner

Ray Hammond has an excellent style. He was very interactive with the group and really got them to engage and start a debate. We got great feedback from everyone.

Global Reinsurance Company

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