James Woudhuysen

James Woudhuysen helped install Britain’s first computer-controlled car park in 1968, before graduating in Physics. He wrote about chemical and biological weapons for the Economist in 1978, completed an instruction manual for word processing in 1983, led a multi-client study on e-commerce in 1988, and suggested Internet TV in 1993. He has worked with Amadeus, AT&T, BA, BT, Ericsson, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson Controls International, Midland Bank, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Philips, Renault and Yamaha Motor, as well as with the cities of Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Croydon.

Now a visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University, Woudhuysen has written for the Economist and The Times, and contributes regularly to Radio 4 and spiked.

Related Sessions
Sunday 21 October 2012, 12.15pm Cinema 1
Thursday 22 November 2012, 6.00pm Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Publications

Co-author, Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation (TheProofSheet, 2010)
Co-author, Energise! A future for energy innovation (Beautiful Books, 2009)
Co-author, Why Is Construction So Backward? (Wiley-Academy, 2004)

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