Tom Cheesewright – Futurist Speaker

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Everyone is a cyborg. We have already outsourced our minds to the cloud. And in doing so gained, and lost. In the next few years we will both reap the rewards and feel the consequences. Applied Futurist Tom Cheesewright offers you warnings and opportunities.

Tom is the founder of Book of the Future, an applied futurism consultancy which helps organisations build a coherent vision of their future and how to respond to it. Clients include LG, NHS, Nikon and Sony Pictures among many others. Tom co-founded CANDDI, one of Manchester’s most promising tech startups. He is a regular contributor on BBC TV and Radio. He is also the resident futurist on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Tom Cheesewright is the Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. An accomplished speaker and broadcaster, he specialises in connecting tomorrow’s world to today’s experience, making sense of what’s happening next, and why.

Tom’s clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies and charities. Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector. These are the points at which the greatest change will take place.

Tom is a frequent presence in the media, his face, voice, and unusual name recognisable from weekly appearances on TV and radio including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, 5live, Radio 4, and TalkRadio, and in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.

Tom’s first book, High Frequency Change, was published in 2019 by LID Publishing.

What do you get when you book Tom to speak?

Tom is an experienced speaker with an audience of his own who is happy to work with you to help you promote your event.

This can include:

· Pre-event video

· Promotion on social media (14,500 Twitter followers, 4500 LinkedIn connections)

· Co-operation in pre-event PR and media interviews

· Contributed articles for event blogs or programmes

Tom is most commonly asked to keynote but he is happy to chair panels or interview other speakers on stage, while he is at the event.


How will business be affected by this age of High Frequency Change? What are the business models of the future? Tom addresses multiple aspects of future business in his work:

  • Future of finance
  • Future of retail
  • Future banking
  • The future of money
  • Building a future-ready organisation
  • Future of recruitment