MEET IAN PEARSON
Ian Pearson is a leading futurist, keynote speaker and after dinner speaker. Ian delivers provocative talks about the future of many aspects of our daily lives - from work to leisure, fashion to climate change.
Ian identifies and explains the key changes ahead in every sector of business and society that will arise as a result of rapidly changing technology, without use of jargon. He has a strong engineering background and uses that to interpret current R&D and drive his views on how fast things in each sector will change in the next 15 years. He explains often complex technological developments using ordinary everyday language, and shows why they are relevant to executives, in a provocative and entertaining style.
Ian graduated in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Queens University, Belfast. He has worked in most branches of engineering, with 4 years in missile design and 22 years with British Telecom doubling as their futurologist for the last decade before leaving and setting up Futurizon.
Ian is an author of a Sci-fi novel called 'Space Anchor' and is currently finishing off a book on sustainability as well as a second edition of 'You Tomorrow'.
Ian is an all-round futurist/futurologist with a sound engineering foundation and over 1600 inventions. He spends most of his time writing futures material for white papers or to accompany PR campaigns, but He has also delivered well over 1000 conference presentations and appeared over 650 times on TV and Radio, often following writing He's done for PR campaigns. Ian has written hundreds of commissioned reports, press articles and six books, most recently Space Anchor, Total Sustainability and You Tomorrow (2nd Edn). Ian sometimes undertakes phone or face-to-face consultancy on any aspect of the future, usually from a technology perspective, using over 30 years experience as a futurologist and engineer. Ian has demonstrated about 85% accuracy when looking 10-15 years ahead.
BT's former Futurologist for 15 years, Ian keeps track of developments across the whole field of technology.