Global Head of Trends & Insights

David Mattin

The Future of Consumerism

November 17 — h. 10:15 - 10:45

The world – politically, economically, socially, technologically – is in flux. That’s not news, fake or otherwise. But what does this all mean for the future of live communication?


David Mattin, Head of Trends & Insights at TrendWatching, has over 12 years experience in writing and speaking about technological, social and cultural change.

An in-demand keynote speaker known for high-energy and inspiring sessions, David speaks regularly at leading conferences. He delivered a keynote on trends and technology at The Next Web in both 2015 and 2016, and delivered the opening keynote at the NEXT Conference in both 2015 and 2016. He’ll be back to open NEXT once again in 2017.

David also speaks regularly for a wide array of brands, including eBay, Havas, American Express, Virgin and Condé Nast International.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, David’s career began at the features desk of The Times. Since then, his business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere from Fast Company to the Guardian to Google Think Quarterly. An experienced broadcaster, David also has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio.

At TrendWatching, David leads trend thinking. As an innovation and consumer insight expert, he is regularly quoted across UK broadsheets and by international media. David is the co-author of Trend-Driven Innovation, published by Wiley.

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