visiting professor, London South Bank University; co-author, Energise! A future for energy innovation; co-author, Why is construction so backward?
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. He is co-author of Energise! A future for energy innovation (Beautiful Books, 2009), editor of
Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation (Shanghai Jia Tong University Press, 2012 ) and co-editor of The Wiley Handbook of Design and Innovation: trends, scenarios and recommendations for 2030 and beyond (Wiley, 2021).
Follow James on Twitter @jameswoudhuysen
Saturday 13 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Protectionism: can we avoid trade wars?
Sunday 14 October, 16:00 Garden Room
War on plastic: a load of rubbish?