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 18 October 2015, 10.00 Conservatory
Saturday 24 October 2015, 14.00 MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ

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)

Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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