Looking for a spokesperson to answer those tricky questions? As an applied futurist with more than 15 years’ experience, I’m here to lend my voice to your cause.
Since 2006, I’ve offered my insights to more than 2,000 broadcast interviews, with regular spots in local and national media. If you need a futurist broadcaster with knowledge of a range of sectors, get in touch.
Applied futurist broadcasting formats
You might have seen me before on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or Sky News. Perhaps you’ve tuned in to Radio 4. It all began with a regular late-night slot on BBC Radio Manchester – today I’m on hand to help presenters, producers, journalists and editors around the world.
Looking for a new angle for your story? Get in touch.
Thought leadership isn’t about sounding big or clever. It’s about communicating complex ideas in simple language. It’s also a great excuse to have a little fun. In the past, I’ve enjoyed:
- Quickfire interviews on Back to the Future Day for Sky News
- Arguing about technology on BBC One’s The Big Questions
- Sampling the cooking of a Pussycat Doll on The Saturday Show.
Often, big issues crop up out of nowhere. I’m available for short-notice media appearances to lend my thoughts on the future of business, transport, sustainability, food and more. Engage your audiences and stir up a little debate with a futurist broadcaster appearance.
Need a sofa guest to explore the ins and outs of your industry? From BBC World Business to Accenture, I’ve been a business speaker, automotive enthusiast and everything in between. Get a five-minute interview or a full keynote speech to dig deep into your industry.
Many guest futurist speakers are in and out. If you want full support for your entire content marketing campaign, I can present and promote your products. In the past I have worked end-to-end on futurist campaigns, discussing everything from cars of the future to household chores.
Working with brands such as Sony Pictures, I understand how important supporting assets are to a campaign. Get a helping hand from an expert in your subject matter – your go-to for future trends.
Looking for your next podcast guest? As the host of Talk About Tomorrow, I’m no stranger to a microphone. I’ve been honoured to feature on some of the best futurist podcasts, including Tech for Good and The Sprinklr Coffee Club.
You may even want to broaden your knowledge. Subscribe to Talk About Tomorrow for regular interviews with me and other futurologists, journalists and politicians.
See me in action
Watch my TV futurist appearances on BBC Breakfast, World Business and more.
The Big Questions
I appeared on BBC’s The Big Questions alongside former minister Sir Oliver Letwin, Big Brother Watch’s Silkie Carlo, and former chief envisioning officer of Microsoft, Dave Coplin, to discuss whether we rely too much on technology.
I joined presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin, and parenting blogger Vicki Psarias, on the BBC Breakfast sofa to talk about new guidance from the National Centre for Cyber Security (NCSC) on securing connected cameras and children’s toys.
BBC World Business
As part of my campaign to launch the Future Car report with Auto Trader, I appeared on BBC World Business Report, talking about how tomorrow’s car would change life for workers and commuters
I appeared on Germany’s top science show, Galileo, to talk about the future pizza project I undertook as part of a campaign to engage kids in STEM subjects in 2019
View my interview showcase
“I’ve worked with Tom as a contributor for 10 years and have come to rely on his expertise on a wide range of subjects – from business to culture and technology to societal change. Tom is a gifted communicator, able to take often complex ideas and make them digestible, compelling and entertaining for my audiences, bringing them to life with colour and context. He’s a real asset.”
Darryl Morris, broadcaster (BBC, TalkRadio)
Case Study: Virgin Media Hyperfast Broadband Launch
In 2019, I worked with Virgin Media, part of Liberty Global, to launch a trial of ‘hyperfast’ fibre optic broadband delivering 10Gbps to homes in Cambridgeshire. The challenge? This is so much faster than today’s services that Virgin needed a futurist to explain what it might be used for.
The launch was a huge success, with coverage in more than 50 media outlets including the BBC and The Sun.