Dr. Ian


futurist, technology, trends

World-renowned futurist covering technological and social implications

Ian Pearson graduated in 1981 in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Queens University, Belfast. He spent four years in Shorts Missile Systems, in many different disciplines from mechanical engineering to battlefield strategy simulation. He joined BT Laboratories in 1985 for 22 years as a performance analyst and futurologist for the last decade before leaving and setting up Futurizon. As a futurologist he was tracking and predicting new developments throughout information technology, considering both technological and social implications. He now does exactly the same things for Futurizon, a startup futures institute. He now concentrates on mapping the progress of new developments throughout information technology, considering both technological and social implications. In between conferences, current projects include machine consciousness, social trends and advanced computing technology. As a futurologist and consultant, he lectures widely on his futures views. Ian specialises in explaining the impacts of sometimes complex technology to ordinary people and non-techy executives. He has received many awards for his papers, written several books and has made well over 300 TV and radio appearances. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Nanotechnology.

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We get the brief, agree it with the client, invoice you (30 days or less, thanks) and create the product. Thanks to HeyGen technology, the process is fast, and easy to customise to get the best result for you. Turnaround can take as little as 24-hours depending on speaker's availability.

What does it cost?

Every speaker is different, but thanks to no travel costs and other savings, the vast majority of speakers are well below £10k. The speaker gets 80% of the fee, the rest gets ploughed back into Vox Futura.

How many speakers do you have?

Currently +20, soon to be +100. We're continually onboarding speakers and identifying new talent. Find the whole roster here. Know one we should have on the books or are one? Get in touch, we'd love to talk.

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Can I still get Q&A time with the speaker?

Yes! We do this in a couple of ways. Either by taking questions before hand and working them into the presentation or agreeing for the speaker to Zoom in at the right time although, as you can imagine, this is more costly.