James is an international futurist; conference facilitator and TV broadcaster. He describes himself as ‘an historian of the future’ with a close interest in key challenges faced by current and future management up to ‘Horizon 2030 – and Beyond’.
With many years’ TV broadcasting experience specialising in live studio programmes, Dr Bellini is also a regular choice as moderator at leading conferences for business and government around the world. He has built a reputation as a no-nonsense and informed chairman-inquisitor in areas such as pharmaceuticals, information technology, financial services, manufacturing, the future workplace and public services.
In 2003 he joined the Advisory Board of the Global Future Forum, a worldwide network of futures professionals. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Global Innovation Forum, a global think tank founded by Nobel Laureate Glenn T Seaborg.
He is much in demand as a futurist and recent speaking and conference moderating invitations have taken James to Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, the United States, Malaysia and to practically every country in Europe. He was engaged by the UK Cabinet Office helping communicate the launch of its e-government strategy.
His publications include Rule Britannia [Jonathan Cape] and High-Tech Holocaust [David & Charles, Sierra Club]. His most recent book, The Bullshit Factor: The Truth about Corporate Disguises, Lies and Denial, examines the psychological roots of corporate behaviour and wrongdoing. It was published by Artesian Publishing.
“Returned from the PMI EMEA Leadership Institute Meeting … Excellent talk on the future.” Marc De Cantillon, Project Management Institute
“Fascinating forward view” Paul McMahon, Secretary, Construction Industry Council
“Excellent first speaker, Dr James Bellini, at Property Drum
conference talking about the future and global transition – Fascinating.” Michael Stephen Day, MBA, FRICS, FNAEA, FARLA
“Such an interesting speaker” Future Water Association
“James Bellini was fantastic… A brilliant speech – definitely the highlight of the Forum” Thomson Reuters