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Ian Pearson

Conference Speaker Ian Pearson - By Promotivate Speaker Agency

Ian Pearson

International Futurist tracks and predicts developments, his inventions include text messaging and active contact lens


United Kingdom

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    Dr Ian Pearson is an all-round futurist/futurologist with a sound engineering foundation and lots of inventions.

    As a full time futurologist, he tracks and predicts developments across a wide range of technology, business, society, politics and the environment.

    He is a Maths and Physics graduate, a Doctor of Science, and has worked in numerous branches of engineering, from aeronautics and weapons design to cybernetics, sustainable transport to electronic cosmetics.

    His inventions include text messaging and the active contact lens. He was BT’s full-time futurologist from 1991 to 2007 and now runs Futurizon, a small futures institute.


    Ian Pearson writes, lectures and consults globally on all aspects of the technology-driven future. He has delivered well over 1000 conference presentations and appeared nearly 600 times on TV and radio.

    He has written hundreds of commissioned reports, press articles and several books, most recently Space Anchor, Total Sustainability and You Tomorrow.

    Ian consultants to corporations on all aspects of the future, usually from a technology perspective, using his 30+ years experience as a futurologist and engineer. From a success point of view Ian has proven 85% accuracy when looking 10-15 years ahead.

    He is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, and the World Innovation Foundation.

    Ian’s 45-minute keynotes look at some key issues in the short and long term future that affect businesses across the board. With his breadth of experience, he has relevant material for every industry sectors that he uses to customise each talk for.