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.
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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"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times