Tom is the founder of Book of the Future, an applied futurism consultancy which helps organisations build a coherent vision of their future and how to respond to it. Clients include LG, NHS, Nikon and Sony Pictures among many others. Tom co-founded CANDDI, one of Manchester’s most promising tech startups. He is a regular contributor on BBC TV and Radio. He is also the resident futurist on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
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Lemn Sissay MBE was once described as “a lyrical genius that causing a storm across the country”. His work has appeared in books, articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. Lemn was the first poet commissioned for the London Olympics and he’s also the official poet of the FA Cup. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London and can be seen in The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. His Landmark Poem - Guilt of Cain - was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu near Fenchurch St Station. While Lemn resides in London, his heart remains in Manchester. Most recently, he was elected as the Chancellor of Manchester University.