James Bellini

James Bellini

First British member of US futurology think-tank The Hudson Institute

Future & Technology

  • Topics: Future, Technology, Innovation/Creativity, Management
  • Languages: English, French


  • Impact of emerging technologies and the wireless world
  • Possible futures: scenarios for the next 20 years and beyond
  • Global shift: the new realities of world economic power
  • Corporate Psyche: key to future business success
  • Future of Work and the Workplace in the Digital Age
  • Communication in the 21st Century
  • The social, political and economic dimensions of building a post-carbon economy

James Bellini describes himself as 'an historian of the future' with a close interest in key trends and strategic challenges facing current and future business into the 2020s and beyond.

Bellini was the first British staff member of the US futurology ‘think tank’ the Hudson Institute. He has also worked with the Henley Centre for Forecasting, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Global Future Forum and worked for a number of years in advertising and corporate communications. In 2007 Bellini was elected Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, founded by Nobel Laureate Glenn Theodore Seaborg. In 2015 he was awarded the Professional Certificate in Coaching (with Merit) by Henley Business School.

Bellini also has more than twenty-five years experience as an award-winning TV broadcaster. He presented The Money Programme for BBC TV for three years before moving to Newsnight and Panorama and then to various independent networks. He was Editor and studio presenter at Financial Times Television and Sky News for seven years, heading up their financial and business coverage. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).


' an excellent facilitator ... wouldn't hesitate to use him again '

' an outstanding contribution ... very thought provoking '

' many thanks for chairing our event ... we've had great feedback '

' fascinating overview of likely future
trends '
British Insurance Brokers Assoc

' an excellent speech ... would welcome him back '
Churchill Insurance

' feedback was overwhelming for his session ... they loved it '

' I have discovered the impact an excellent speaker can have '
Business In The Community

' You were absolutely brilliant ... feedback has been fantastic '
Alternative Media Company

' one of the best facilitators I've worked with '
Original Concepts Marketing


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