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Richard Watson is a writer, speaker and scenario thinker that helps organisations to think further ahead. He has authored four bestsellers about global trends, futures thinking, scenario planning and creativity & innovation, including Future Files (16 foreign language editions) and Digital Vs. Human.

Richard’s talks are always energetic, entertaining, thought-provoking and insightful. To date, Richard has given over 200 talks to organisations throughout the world.


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To book Richard as a speaker for your conference, workshop or other event — or to find out more information — either contact your speaker agent, or send Richard an email using the button below. He’ll be happy to chat with you.

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What people are saying about Richard’s talks...


“A class act.”
– Lloyd’s (Insurance)
“Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant.”
– London Business School
“Watson made it for me.”
– WorkTech
“Well researched, really informative and well presented.”
– McDonald’s
“You have just the right level of disdain for your subject to make it thoroughly engaging.”
– Coca-Cola
“I liked the emphasis on deep thinking and making time for it; very entertaining speaker and topic was interesting.”
– Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (Private Equity)
“A quick note to say thank you for last week.  There have been some really positive informal pieces of feedback. I think you were a breath of fresh air for them.”
– SingTel Optus
“Thank goodness there are people like you in the world... you make everyone think!”
– President, ESP TrendLab
“Wonderful, energetic and interesting.”
– London Business School

A very small selection of previous talks:

  • Herbert Smith Freehills, Berlin, March 2016
  • Towers Watson, New York, May 2015
  • PWC, Warsaw, October 2015
  • The King’s Fund, London, July 2015
  • London Business School, 30 January 2014
  • Ministry of Defence, 30 October 2013
  • Cambridge University, 14 October 2013
  • Citibank, Brussels, 19 September 2013
  • Nestlé, Vevey, 10 July 2013
  • AXA UK, Customer of the Future, 11 June 2013
  • Barilla, Milan, 29 November 2012
  • GE Healthcare, 9 October 2012
  • KPMG, Tomorrow’s CFO, 8 February 2012
  • TEDx Poland, 9 September 2011
  • TEDx Munich, 7 June 2011
  • PepsiCo Asia Pacific, Leadership Academy, 14 February 2011
  • Royal Society of Arts, Future Minds, 1 October 2010
  • Ikea, 3-5 Year Strategy Workshop, 24 August 2009
  • IBM, CIO Future State, 29-31 July 2008
  • McKinsey Global Strategy Conference, 14-15 November 2007
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways, Trends Briefing, 25 October 2006
  • Asda Wal-Mart, Food Trends, 4 April 2004

View all 200+ talks.

If you would like to book Richard for a talk about global trends, futures thinking, scenario planning or creativity & innovation — or you are looking for an engaging and provocative futurist speaker — please ask your speaker agent about Richard, or email Richard directly using the button below.

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