James Woudhuysen
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, American Express, Dassault Systèmes, Dell, Fujitsu, Heathrow Airport, Sage and USTORES, as well as with the cities of Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Croydon.

Now visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University, Woudhuysen contributes regularly to SkyNews and spiked. He is editor of Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation (Shanghai Jia Tong University Press, 2012), author of The political economy of informal events, 2030 (Access All Areas, 2019), and co-editor of The Wiley Handbook of Design and Innovation 2030 (Wiley, 2021).

Follow James on Twitter @jameswoudhuysen


Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Auditorium 2
Honda, Nissan and JLR: what next for the automotive sector?