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Thanks for dropping by. My name is Guy Clapperton. I’ve been a tech journalist for 30 years and I love to interview experts on what's coming up.

I’ve called this podcast and the presentations I do with it “The Near-Futurist”. Click on "About" to find out more about my speaking; meanwhile the podcast episodes are below and there's a new one every month.


Speaking at your event


"Guy recently hosted our client event: Tomorrow's Technology Today. He gave an enlightening keynote speech in addition to chairing the Q and A session, where he fielded questions from a live audience.

"The day was transitioned to a virtual event because of Coronavirus and Guy’s experience and knowhow ensured this was a smooth and hitch-free process.   He worked closely with our team, preparing for the day which helped to ensure we were well co-ordinated. Feedback from clients has been terrific and they found the session not only but interesting but thoroughly engaging."

Michael Morrell, CEO, Mediahawk


"Not only was Guy well recerived by the audience at our customer conference, he was easy to work with in the lead up to the event, very personable and spent time interacting with our delegates.

"His professional, entertaining and well-tailored presentation especially for our audience helped in the overall success of the day. I would be happy to recommend Guy for future events."

Andrew Tavener, head of marketing, Descartes UK





"I would recommend Guy wholeheartedly to any organisation seeking first-rate moderation from a truly world-class speaker."

Peter Ryan, Ryan Advisory


"Both the presentation and the content really impressed me. If you work in a technology conference, you run conferences and you're looking for a speaker then I do strongly recommend you speak to Guy."

Michael Beale, regional president, Professional Speaking Association East of England



You: are running an event, you need a speaker to add value for your clients and prospects.

Me: I’m Guy Clapperton, technology journalist and commentator for 30 years.


My aim as a keynote speaker is to add value to your event by setting your delegates thinking about how they run their business and how they approach technology: are they running according to old rules when the world has changed? By the time they leave, they’ll have strategies to revise their thinking regularly – and run better businesses as a result.

After all this time I’ve spotted trends coming and going; I was one of the first journalists in the UK to be paid for online writing, I wrote one of the first books on social media for business. Take a look at the video at the top of this page for an idea of what I could do for your business.

If you want your delegates challenged to think differently, to Stop, Evaluate and Act so they get to the SEA change, I’m happy to help.


If you’d like me to speak at your event, please contact my agent, Zipporah Wright at Jillie Bushell Associates,


Guy Clapperton is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association