He focuses on such issues as: the emerging new balance of world economic and political power; the impact on business strategy of new technologies and the wireless and connected world; new business 'eco-systems' -- the shape, style and psychological characteristics of tomorrow's company; the future of work and the workplace; the 'New Normal' new economic and social realities; life and work in the digital age; the global demographic revolution and its future impact; tomorrow's people; building the post-carbon economy; the business challenges of the green agenda ...
He also acts as moderator at major events across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Recent clients for speaking and moderating engagements include leading corporate names such as HP, Novo Nordisk, Somfy, BAE Systems, IBM, Axa, Barclays, Microsoft, HSBC, Oracle and Unisys as well as international professional associations, EU and UK government agencies and major non-governmental and non-profit organisations.
He has more than twenty-five years experience as an award-winning TV broadcaster, presenting The Money Programme for BBC TV for three years before moving to Newsnight and Panorama and then to ITV. He was subsequently a newsreader at Financial Times Television and Sky News for seven years, heading up their financial and business coverage.
Self styled Historian of the Future. Happy to write a specific speech to a brief such as future trends in a specific market; issues that are likely to affect certain sectors etc.
Financial editor of the London Evening Standard, PR Week columnist and regular contributor to the media on financial and economic matters.
Author of What's Next, in which he successfully predicted the '08/09 crash. Richard advises organisations on the future, focusing particularly on scenario planning and the impact of trends on long-term strategy. His latest book, Digital vs Human has just been published.