About James Wallman


James Wallman

Sector Specialist

Department for International Trade

James Wallman

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James Wallman is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, futurist, keynote speaker, and government adviser.

He has written 2 bestselling books about the experience economy, Stuffocation (Penguin, 2015) and Time And How To Spend It (Penguin, 2019), which contains the world’s first method for designing time and experiences based on scientific evidence.

The Financial Times named Time And How To Spend It a Book Of The Year 2019.

Based on the unique set of insights from the book, Wallman has given keynotes and run workshops on experience design for firms including Avis, Black Tomato, Marriott and the National Portrait Gallery.

Wallman is founding an organization with a mission to connect the world’s leading creators of experiences from sectors including UX, CX, EX, immersive theatre, and experiential marketing. This new org is called the WXO, the World Experience Organization.

Wallman runs strategy, innovation, and futures consultancy The Future is Here. Clients include VISA, KPMG, KFC, HSBC, IDEO, Facebook. He has given talks from TEDxManchester and TEDxLSE to the Collision Conference in Las Vegas, Google HQ in California, and 10 Downing Street.

His opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, and Wired. He has appeared on TV and radio from the ABC to the BBC, the CBC and MSNBC.

He advises the British government on the experience economy: he is a ‘Sector Specialist, Experience Economy’ at the UK’s Department for International Trade.

He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford; an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London; and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

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