James Woudhuysen

James Woudhuysen

Speaker James Woudhuysen is a Physics graduate; Visiting Professor, London South Bank University; Co-founded and still writes for Blueprint.
Professor James Woudhuysen graduated in physics and is currently contributing to http://www.idgconnect.com and www.spiked-online.com. His most recent clients are: Agricultural Engineers Association, Amadeus, Association of Noise Consultants, Information Security Forum, Legal Week, National Bed Federation, Oracle, Sage, Tata Global Beverages, Telefonica, Vodafone, Wells Fargo, Xerox.

Speaker James Woudhuysen helped install Britain's first computer-controlled car park, in 1968; he has written articles on chemical weapons and North Sea safety, published in The Economist, in 1978 and 1985; he designed the word processor instruction manual, in 1983; contributed to multi-client study, e-commerce, in 1988 and released a proposal for Internet TV, in 1993. James Woudhuysen was the head of worldwide market intelligence, Philips consumer electronics, Eindhoven, between 1995-7.

Speaker James Woudhuysen is a Co-author for 'Robots' (Conran Foundation, 1984), 'Why is construction so backward? (Wiley, 2004), 'Energise! A future for energy innovation' (Beautiful Books, 2009) and 'Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation' (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, 2012); and a Co-editor for 'The Wiley handbook of design and innovation: trends, scenarios and recommendations for 2030 and beyond' (Wiley, 2020).
Send a request
Price from: £ 3,000

Keynotes

Send a request

Retailing and retail banking

Apart from e-commerce and m-tailing, where are the major innovations in shopping today? Why High Streets should fight the next war, not the last one. Case studies on retailing in emerging economies
Send a request

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Agricultural yields, drought management and precision agriculture. Is there really an obesity crisis? Role of packaging, food waste, hygiene.
Send a request

Leadership

Classical concepts, including Smiths division of labour. Therapeutic conceptions. Ambition and leadership in innovation. The role of individuals.
The problem with authenticity, and with brand performance tables. Lessons from the historical evolution of brands. Todays legitimacy crisis and brands.
Send a request

Business Agility and Visual Measures of Management Performance

Agility is more about mental anticipation than physical sinuousness, vital though the latter is. Leanness is about orientating all processes around what really matters to customers. Case studies: Lean IT; Origins and practitioners of Visual Management.
Send a request

Innovation: lessons from different sectors

The crisis in Western R&D, and the shift of innovation toward the East; how low morale and the investment slump narrow the goals of innovation, and how those goals need to become more ambitious. Barriers to innovation. Innovation in project management.
Send a request

IT, automation and the future of Work

Resisting both utopias and dystopias; algorithmic fatalism and the reduction of innovation to IT; the Cloud, Seamlessness; biometrics; wearables, AR, VR, IOT, robots; cyber-security; Machine Learning. Do we really have Artificial Intelligence? Labour market trends in the US and the UK.
Send a request

Higher Education, Professional Associations

The importance of passing on the wisdom of older generations. False conceptions of education. How to think about pedagogy and todays youth. Critique of the digital immigrants thesis. Maps of university research.
The ethic of progress and the need to get closer to R&D; visualising science, improving its equipment, inspiring new applications of it; in developing countries, turning toward the idea that scale is beautiful.
Send a request

Forecasting: three kinds of data to aid your decisions

Why forecasting is more in demand, but less credible. 10 rules on how to avoid the major pitfalls; why it doesnt deserve so much scepticism.

Send a request

We will respond within 24 hours

Other speakers

Joy Marsden
Joy Marsden
Steve Head
Steve Head
Ade McCormack
Ade McCormack
Frank Furedi
Frank Furedi
Geoff Burch
Geoff Burch
Brian O’Driscoll
Brian O’Driscoll
Humphrey Walters
Humphrey Walters
Gillian Wilmot
Gillian Wilmot
Julie Peasgood
Julie Peasgood
Jason Fox
Jason Fox
Jenny Pacey
Jenny Pacey
Mark Gallagher
Mark Gallagher