Dr James Bellini

Historian of the future and Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation

About

James Bellini describes himself as 'a historian of the future' with a close interest in key strategic challenges facing current and future business. He is a regular choice as both a business speaker and conference moderator at major events around the world.

For many years James has been active as a consultant to business and government in reputation management.

He focuses on such issues as the emerging balance of world economic power, the social impact of new technologies and the wireless world, new business 'eco-systems', the shape, style and psychological characteristics of tomorrow's company, the future workplace and the demographic revolution and its radical impact on future consumer markets.

Dr James Bellini has written many books and special reports and is a regular contributor to leading publications. He has also held senior executive positions in advertising and corporate communications and served on the European Advisory Board of the global future forum.

After a Masters in law and history from Cambridge, a PhD from the London School of Economics and a spell as university teacher he was the first British member of the renowned US-headquartered futurology 'think-tank', the Hudson Institute, founded by Dr Herman Kahn. He subsequently consulted for the London-based Henley Centre for Forecasting and The Economist Intelligence Unit.

For more than 25 years James was a regular television broadcaster with BBC, ITV, Financial Times Television and Sky News; his TV credits include studio presenter of The Money Programme, Newsnight and Panorama and many award-winning documentaries.

James is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). For four years he served on the European Advisory Board of the Global Future Forum. He is also a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, founded by Nobel Laureate Glenn Theodore Seaborg.

In 2015, James was awarded the Professional Certificate in Coaching – with Merit – by Henley Business School / University of Reading.

Speech Topics

Dr James Bellini – ‘historian of the future’ – is a thought-provoking speaker and moderator and a regular choice at top-level management conferences and business schools on every continent.

A graduate of Cambridge with a PhD from the London School of Economics and a respected television broadcaster, in his keynote presentations James uses the perspectives of history to analyse current realities and explore the shape of things to come.

He shares insights on a wide range of future topics, including:
• The future of transport and mobility in tomorrow’s disrupted World
• A new ‘post-ownership’ economic culture?
• Smart cities in the future connected World
• Horizon 2030 and beyond: the future shape of logistics
• Scenarios for 2030: a western industrial Renaissance?
• The future of manufacturing: What is Industry 4.0?
• Big Data; the ‘Oil’ of the 21st Century?
• Generational Shift … Millennials, Generation Z and Generation Alpha
• Tomorrow’s company: new business models and the challenge for managers
• Future of work, the workplace and talent development in the Digital Age
• Innovation in a networked world
• Green Agenda: building a sustainable post-carbon future
• 21st Century – The Century of the City
• The Future of Food
• Healthcare and well-being in tomorrow’s digital environment
• Sci-fi movies: accurate guides to the future?

As a futurist, Dr James Bellini maintains a strong interest in the implications for the 21st century leadership agenda of the debate on global climate change, sustainable business practices and the carbon footprint impact of corporate activities.

Recent engagements have taken him to San Francisco, Dubai, Bangalore, Bahrain, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Kazakhstan and Miami and many venues across Europe.

Testimonials

James Bellini was fantastic... A brilliant speech - definitely the highlight of the Forum...

Thomson Reuters

Your presentation went down very well and you engaged the audience wonderfully.

Gayle Hedgecock - Chair BCI London Forum

I had an overwhelming amount of positive comments after your talk...

Jurate Svarcaite, Secretary General - Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union

James was excellent and really easy to work with ... his paper was really good and well received...

John Cessford - Egg and Poultry Industry Conference

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