Learning facilitator

Richard Watson

Area of expertise

Futures, innovation, Creativity

About Richard Watson

Richard Watson is a futurist speaker, author and scenario thinker who helps organisations to think further ahead, especially about emerging opportunities and risks. However, he is probably best known as a maker of highly provocative maps and other data visualisations intended to stimulate debate. The Financial Times called the maps “Brave”, while Business Insider said they might “Blow your mind”.

He has worked with the Technology Foresight Practice at Imperial College, London Business School and is currently Futurist-in-Residence at the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) at Imperial College London.

Richard is the author of five best-selling books, including Digital Vs. Human, and is the founder of nowandnext.com. He is currently working on two new books, one questioning our preoccupation with being ‘busy’, the other examining the impact of physical spaces on peoples’ thinking.

Delivered in the following countries

UK, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Australia, USA, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Singapore, Hong Kong, Norway, Turkey, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, South Africa, South Korea. Among others.


Imperial, LBS, Cambridge

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