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
Friday 30 September 2011, 7.00pm Poynter Room, V&A Café, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 6.30pm Edale Room, Hallmark Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ
Sunday 30 October 2011, 12.30pm Upper Gulbenkian Gallery

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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