Ray Hammond is Europe's most experienced, successful and most widely published futurist. For over 30 years he has researched, written, spoken and broadcast about how major trends will affect society and business in the future.
Ray is the author of 16 books about the future, a body of work which he began in 1980 and which stands as testament to the long-term accuracy and reliability of his foresight. His 1984 work The On-Line Handbook was the world's first book to identify the importance of the Internet and to identify 'search' as the driving force behind on-line advertising and e-commerce.
In 1986 Ray Hammond's groundbreaking publication The Modern Frankenstein became the first book to predict the importance of genetic engineering, cloning and the emergence of super-intelligent machines that may become rivals to the human species later in the 21st Century. In 1996, a decade later, his international best-seller Digital Business provided a blueprint for Web commerce and provided a business plan for on-line retail enterprises.
Ray is also the author of four futuristic novels and his books have been best-sellers in the USA, UK, France, Spain, Poland, Japan and China. He is published globally by Macmillan.
As a futurist - or futurologist, if you prefer the European term - Ray Hammond is highly sought-after as a business speaker providing keynote speeches, workshops and seminars for the world's major companies, governments and for NGOs. He is often asked to present an inspirational keynote address on the future at either the opening or closing of a conference or similar event.
When an event organiser wants to lift an audience, get an event off to a rousing and exciting start, or to close it with an upbeat and stimulating message, Ray Hammond provides a view of the future which is both visionary and of practical use in a business environment.