Tom Cheesewright: Biography highlights

Tom Cheesewright is a speaker who scares and inspires people in equal measure, with his clear and powerful stories of tomorrow. With his unique ‘Futurist’s Toolkit’ he can turn his analytical eye on any industry, impressing the audience with his deep understanding and giving them a unique take on where they are heading.

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Full biography of Tom Cheesewright

Who is Tom Cheesewright?

Tom is the Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. Tom will help you and your audience to connect tomorrow’s world to today’s experience, and make sense of what’s happening next, and why.

His clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies and charities. Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector.

These are the points at which the greatest change will take place.

Tom is a frequent presence in the media, his face, voice, and unusual name recognisable from weekly appearances on TV and radio including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, 5live, Radio 4, and TalkRadio, and in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.

His first book, High Frequency Change, was published in 2019 by LID Publishing and has been shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2020 in the ‘Leadership for the Future’ category.

Tom’s next book, Future-Proof Your Business, will be published by Penguin in July 2020.



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Prophix UC18 Keynote speaker - Tom Cheesewright
Prophix UC18 Keynote speaker - Tom Cheesewright
Tom Cheesewright - The End of Digital 4/10/2018
Tom Cheesewright - The End of Digital 4/10/2018
We are all bionic now | Tom Cheesewright | TEDxManchester
We are all bionic now | Tom Cheesewright | TEDxManchester
Tom Cheesewright: futurist at Book of the Future
Tom Cheesewright: futurist at Book of the Future
Connectivity at Virgin Media

It was great working with Tom to make Britain faster, bring the trial to life and capture the possibilities of hyperfast speeds. Tom understood what we were trying to do and added real value in the briefings.'

Richard Sinclair MBE
Executive Director
Comms Dealer

'Tom's keynote and his following on-stage interview were engaging, eye opening and thought provoking. Tom's approach and seamless presentation of relevant content hit the mark on all levels and were insightfully reflective of the conference's key themes.'

Stuart Gilroy
Freeths LLP

'Tom is insightful and thought provoking and whether on stage or around a table his knowledge and presence are palpable. I would recommend him as an expert speaker of the highest level.'

Simon King
Business Development Director
World Rail Forum

'Tom really delivered what we asked of him in our future focused keynote, leaving our audience re-evaluating their business' ability to adapt into the future with some key learnings from global industries. Tom was also great to work with ahead of the event and was an excellent chairman on the day, neatly tying the threads of different sessions together to give a lot of insight for our audience.'

Catriona Smith
BTC Europe GmbH

'On behalf of BTC, I would like to thank you for the stimulating speech you held on our Sales Meeting in Prague. You gave an engaging talk that featured a good mixture of technical issues and practical examples. The insights you shared with the audience also on a personal level, made your speech truly entertaining and opened up the opportunity for a lively debate.'

Marko Grozdanic
Managing Director

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