Futurist Tom Cheesewright is an experienced broadcaster, completing well over two thousand broadcast interviews in the last decade across TV and radio. He also hosts and presents from time to time, both for corporate work and as a correspondent.
Tom currently appears a few times each week across local and national stations, TV and radio, and gets involved with the development of new programs. He has become the go-to expert for a range of presenters, producers, journalists and editors, whenever they need issues about technology and tomorrow explaining in clear, uncomplicated language. He specialises in translating complex stories into simple explanations, as well as dealing with unscripted questions from audiences (and presenters).
A Trusted Source
Researchers, producers, journalists and presenters turn to Tom because they know he can be a trusted to give clear answers to complex questions and that he can respond under pressure. In over a decade on air he has taken part in a huge variety of shows including:
- Debating the future of work with Tim Lovejoy on Sunday Brunch
- Sampling the cooking of a Pussycat Doll on The Saturday Show
- Explaining the death of the high street to Jon Richardson on Ultimate Worrier
- 30 back-to-back interviews on Back to the Future day in 2015 including Sky News
- Helping Phil Spencer kit out a smart home for Home Hero
- Arguing about the impact of technology on The Big Questions
- Answering tech questions live on BBC 5Live
On top of this, Tom has racked up hundreds of appearances on BBC local and national radio, TalkRadio and LBC, commenting on the big issues of the day at short notice.
Watch Tom in action
The Big Questions
Tom 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.
Tom 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 his campaign to launch the Future Car report with Auto Trader, Tom appeared on BBC World Business Report, talking about how tomorrow’s car would change life for workers and commuters
Tom appeared on Germany’s top science show, Galileo, to talk about the future pizza project he undertook in 2019
“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)
Because of his broadcast experience, Tom is frequently asked by clients to be the face and voice of campaigns, communicating his findings about a particular sector or subject to the media. In the past he has done this for a range of clients including:
- Helping Sony Pictures to launch the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Elysium and Total Recall by discussing their different visions of the future
- Launching Auto Trader’s car of the future report that Tom developed with a day of back-to-back radio interviews
- Discussing the future of domestic chores for a campaign with LG
If you’re looking for both insight and the ability to communicate it clearly for your campaign, then get in touch.
Case Study: Virgin Media Hyperfast Broadband Launch
In 2019, Tom 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.
Tom is both a podcaster and frequent guest on other’s podcasts.
Talk About Tomorrow is Tom’s podcast about the future, a combination of audio blog and interviews with interesting people shaping tomorrow, from fellow futurists to technologists, to politicians and journalists.
As a guest, Tom has appeared on a variety of other’s podcasts, including the Extraordinary Business Book Club, Tech For Good, Fuel, The Disruptors, and The Sprinklr Coffee Club.
To book Tom as a guest for your podcast, please get in touch.
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Tom is available for speaking opportunities, media campaigns, content creation and consultancy.
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