Ray Hammond is Europe’s most experienced futurist and keynote speaker on future topics.
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.
In 2010 former President Mikhail Gobachev presented Ray with a U.N. Gold Medal for Services to Futurology.
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. He is based in London.
In 1986 his ground-breaking publication The Modern Frankenstein became the first book to predict the importance of DNA analysis, genetic engineering, cloning and the emergence of super-intelligent machines that may become rivals to the human species later in the 21st Century. In 1996 his international best-seller Digital Business provided a blueprint for Web commerce and provided a business plan template for on-line tech start-ups.
Ray Hammond now provides keynote speeches, lectures and workshops for companies, governments and universities all over the world. He is a guest lecturer at Oxford University’s Oxford-Martin School, CASS Business School and Lund University. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). In 2017 Ray was appointed a member of the Science Fiction Advisory Council (SFAC) of the XPRIZE.