Ray Hammond stressed in his recent keynote the role that digital health technology would have on the development and trials of new drugs – and in healthcare in general. The future of medicine and healthcare is patient-centric.
Ray Hammond is Europe’s most experienced, most successful and most widely published futurologist.
For over 30 years he has researched, written, spoken and broadcast about how major trends will affect society and business in the future. His clients include many of the world’s biggest companies, such as Apple, GE, IBM, MasterCard, HSBC, Barclaycard, McKinsey, Intel, Samsung, SAP, Adobe, Siemens, Dow Chemicals, Intel, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture, etc.
A best-selling author, Ray has written 16 books about the future, the first of which was published in 1982. Most notably, his 1984 work, THE ONLINE HANDBOOK, was the world’s first book to describe the commercial potential of the internet and to identify the importance of “search”. The book he is currently working on is called SMART BODIES: How Digital Technology Will Transform Your Health.
At a ceremony in Italy in 2010 former President Mikhail Gorbachev presented him with a United Nations Gold Medal for “services to futurology”.