James Harkin

Forecaster of Technological Trends

james harkin

James Harkin is an Irish journalist, technology speaker, author and trend analyst who is available for hire as a keynote or corporate speaker through Champions.

He is the director of Flockwatching, a company that utilizes information gathered from blogs, social media networks and the internet to create an understanding and outcome of social changes, new media and consumer trends in mass observation, James Harkin is a fascinating and current business speaker.

James has written essays, comments and reportage for the like of The Guardian, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The London Review of Books, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Economist, The American Prospect, The Nation and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

He is also an accomplished book writer. His latest full-length book, “Niche: The Missing Middle Of Business, Politics, Culture And Life”, was published in the UK and Commonwealth countries in March 2011, and prior to that released “Big Ideas: The Essential Guide to the Latest Thinking”.

Prior to becoming a technology speaker James spent a number of years working as a futurologist for think-tanks and consultant agencies across the globe and has gained critical acclaim as a journalist – he is one of the few reporters who provided coverage from the besieged Syrian city of Homs during their civil war.

As an academic technology speaker James has presented at some of the most prestigious institutes in the world. He is a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University and was a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, for the academic year 2013-14.

With years of intense and diverse experience, James has made a name for himself as a profound, inspirational and reliable business speaker and trend spotter.

To hire prolific speaker and global journalist James Harkin as the business speaker for your event contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 27 29.

  • Technological Trends
  • Social Media
  • International Technology
  • Government & Media

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