Thought leadership lecture for Laurie Young – The future of the professions

Posted on: February 3, 2016

On Monday evening I attended the Inaugural Lecture for Laurie at Allen & Overy’s offices where there main speakers were Richard Susskind and his son Daniel. James Luke from IBM was also interviewed and there was a panel discussion with representatives from Allen & Overy, The Law Society, the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and […]

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Futurologist Chris Yapp on “The professional firms of 2020”

Posted on: November 3, 2015

At the recent Professional Marketing Forum conference (I wrote a review for the magazine which was published on 1st November) http://www.pmforum.co.uk/magazine/ futurologist Chris Yapp gave his view on the future of professional firms. He referred to the recent research by Deloitte/Oxford University which focused on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots to show […]

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Future trends – technology perspectives from Ian Pearson of Futurizon

Posted on: October 6, 2013

At the recent Professional Marketing Forum conference,   Ian Pearson (BT’s lead futurologist for 16 years) provided some provocative food for thought to add into our environmental (SLEPT or PEST) analyses and scenario planning with his views on the future trends in technology. He drew a broad landscape by charting how we have moved from the […]

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