Ben Hammersley is a thought-provoking futurist who has been lecturing to audiences around the globe for over 15 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to the digital era inspiring audiences to be present now to be prepared for the future.
As an international reporter, author and adventure seeker, Hammersley explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. He is also the author of 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then where he gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.
As host of Cybercrimes, he explores a global threat that could impact us all—the dark world of hacking. A new generation of highly organized cybercriminals run complex commercial enterprises, involving leaders, planners, engineers, infantry and hired money mules. As the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times and the Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term, ‘podcast’.
With his current position as the Editor-at-Large of WIRED magazine, Ben Hammersley has been called upon to advise three governments and countless organisations in the area of technology and media including a seat on the European Commission High Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union.