Published: 23/09/2020 08:48
Jamie Susskind is a barrister and an author. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he has held fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. The Evening Standard has said he, "could be one of the great public intellectual rock stars of our time".
The central concern of Jamie's work is that advances in digital technology are transforming the way humans live together, but that we are not yet ready - intellectually or legally - for the changes that are taking place. Jamie's first trade book, Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech was awarded the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize for 2019. The previous recipients of this prize were the Nobel Laureates Mohammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz, and professors Francis Fukuyama, Niall Ferguson, and Sir Paul Collier.
Jamie appears regularly in the print and broadcast media and has a significant online following. He has been invited to speak around the world - to heads of state and government, to think tanks and universities (including Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, and Stanford), to technology companies (including Microsoft and Google) and in the private sector. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, the Daily Telegraph, Fast Company, and the New Statesman.You can view his keynote here.