Ben Hammersley was born in Leicester, England in 1976. He lives in London. Ben is a writer, technologist, and advisor to governments and corporations. He is also Editor at Large of WIRED magazine. Ben’s career has followed parallel paths. As a journalist and writer, he has covered first technology, and then foreign affairs, for the majority of British broadsheet newspapers. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iran, Burma, Lebanon, the Philippines, and other conflict zones, made documentaries for radio and TV for the BBC, and helped pioneer multimedia journalism for The Guardian and the BBC. Meanwhile, as a technologist, Ben has written four books, with a fifth on the way in 2012. He speaks internationally on the effects of the internet on modern society, and especially on the topics of post-digital geopolitics, and the demographic bubble.
Speaker, Broadcaster, Consultant for the BBC and WIRED
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
City of Residency: Los Angeles, U.S.A.