FUTURIST, PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
Ray Hammond has been researching on the future for the last 35 years. He continuously studies the major trends that will shape the future and he is now living in the period that he first described three decades ago..
In 2010, Ray Hammond was awarded with a United Nations Gold Medal for services to futurology. Former President Mikhail Gorbachev presented the honor to him in Italy.
His body of work contains 16 books about the future. Ray Hammond published his first book in 1982. Two years later, his prestigious book The Online Handbook was the worlds first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet and to identify the importance of search.
Currently, he is working on a book called Smart bodies: How digital technology will transform your health.
In recent years Ray Hammon provided some of the worlds biggest companies including Apple, GE, IBM, MasterCard, HSBC, Barclaycard, McKinsey, Intel, Samsung, SAP, Adobe, Siemens, Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture and more, with his thoughts on the future. He furthermore gives keynotes, pre-dinner speeches, workshops and seminars for governments and non-profit organizations.
As a trend spotter and naturally charismatic speaker his speeches are in high demand. Ray Hammond engages his audience and diverts his listeners. His futuristic thoughts encourage his attendees to reflect about the future. Europes most experienced futurist is a great match for an innovative event.