Futurist Speaker

Futurist speaker Tom Cheesewright is one of the UK's leading commentators on technology and tomorrow.

Tom has worked with a huge range of organisations across a variety of markets, to help them to see a clear vision of tomorrow, share that vision and respond with agility.

Tom draws on his experience to create original, compelling talks that are keyed to the experience of the audience but which surprise and shock with unexpected facts and examples.

What can children's television tell you about your business? Why should your organisation be like Lego bricks not a die-cast car? Tom will tell you.

Tom helps audiences understand the forces that are shaping the future right now. And he points them to clues that they can use to help them see their own futures, personally and for their organisations.

Futurist speaker Tom Cheesewright


As a futurist speaker, Tom Cheesewright has delivered keynote speeches and hosted conference sessions for large audiences and small, including:

Futurist speaker Tom Cheesewright has spoken at TEDx
GEO Business
Pinsent Masons
Association of Language Travel Operators

Media Profile

Tom is a frequent presence on TV and radio, appearing across the BBC from the Breakfast sofa to Newsround and World Business Report, and as a regular contributor to 5live and Radio 4. He has shared his thoughts on the future with Channel 4′s Sunday Brunch, Channel 5's Saturday Breakfast, Sky News, the Guardian, Evening Standard, Entrepreneur Magazine, Stuff and MSN. He has consulted on TV shows for Channel 4, including In The Future, and Phil Spencer's Home Hero.

What Clients and Audiences Say


“Tom tailored his session to our audience, opened their eyes to the possibilities of the future and stimulated a lively debate.”

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"Tom is a total pro. From start to finish he was great to work with, knew the sector inside out and had great thoughts and ideas for how best to engage the audience. On the day he was brilliant, calm, professional, insightful and engaging. He was the perfect host for our biggest event and handled the day brilliantly – often having to act on the spot."


"Tom's approach allowed him to offer insight to a room full of experts, bringing together seemingly disparate themes to show how they would affect our members' businesses. The audience were buzzing with questions by the coffee break!"

"Tom's presentation was very thought provoking. In the subsequent strategy day that followed his talk, his words were used a number of times by the team to rationalise proposed strategies, validating their impact."

Pinsent Masons

"Tom gave an engaging and insightful talk. He covered a wide and complicated subject matter, yet found a way to put highly technical issues into a more practical context that our guests could easily understand. He was able to help people see past the fog of their everyday issues and challenges and instead look at the bigger picture and focus on the future.”

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"Tom's broad knowledge helped him to ask smart questions of a wide range of speakers, and his energy and professionalism kept everything flowing throughout what was a great event."

Futurist Speaker: Biography

Tom Cheesewright is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future and creator of the Futurist's Toolkit, a suite of tools for agile organisations.

Through consulting, speaking and media work Tom helps people to see, share and respond to a coherent vision of tomorrow. Clients range from charities and public sector organisations to FTSE100 enterprises and global technology corporations, They include BASF, LG, Nikon, Sony Pictures, the NHS, Manchester University, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Tom followed a degree in Mechatronic Engineering with a career in the tech industry, working with global brands such as BT, EE and IBM, and subsequently founding a series of technology-driven companies. Most recently Tom co-founded venture-backed big data analytics start-up CANDDi, of which he remains a shareholder. He acts as an advisor to a number of technology-driven start-ups including fast-growing Internet of Things platform, Republic of Things.

As well as a being a popular futurist speaker, Tom is a frequent presence on TV and radio, appearing well over a thousand times in the last five years. He is a frequent contributor across the BBC, from the Breakfast sofa to Newsround and World Business Report, and provides comment and analysis to 5live and Radio 4. He has shared his thoughts on the future with Channel 4's 'Sunday Brunch', Channel 5's 'Saturday Show', Sky News, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, Entrepreneur Magazine, Stuff and MSN.

Futurist speaker Tom Cheesewright

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Make an Enquiry

Futurist speaker Tom Cheesewright is represented by Sarah Power at the Don't Panic Speaker Bureau.

To find out more or to book Tom for your event:

Call Sarah on 01706 828855 or email sarah.power@dontpanicprojects.com.

Or, just complete the form on the right.