Founder of New World Same Humans AND SFRU, a Strategy and Futures Research Unit WHOSE mission is to understand and to help organisations respond and innovate to this changing world


Keynote Speaker Category: Future Trends, The Future, The Future of Cities, The Future of Technology, The Future of Transport, The Future of Work, Trends,


David is an internationally recognised expert on consumer trends, innovation, and social change. He is the Founder of New World Same Humans: a weekly newsletter on trends, technology, and society, and a community to exchange perspectives on our shared future. For more information on David see his full Bio below: –

Co-author of Trend-Driven Innovation.

In the media:
Automation vs Humanization. The 21st Century most powerful trends. 
Startup Venture Capital 

Fifteen Seconds Festival 2016 – Keynote David Mattin, TrendWatching


David is an internationally recognised expert on consumer trends, innovation, and social change. He is the founder of New World Same Humans, a weekly newsletter on trends, technology, and society, which goes out to 14K subscribers each week.

Between 2012 and 2020 David was the Global Head of Trends & Insights at TrendWatching, the leading consumer trends firm.

David’s business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere from Fast Company to the Guardian to Google Think Quarterly. As an experienced broadcaster, David has also written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4.

He is co-inventor of the Trend-Driven Innovation method, and co-author of a book by that name published by Wiley in 2015.

In 2018 David was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption, which brings together leading experts from industry, academia and the public sector promote innovative thinking on the future of consumerism.

An in-demand speaker, David has spoken on trends, technology, business and social change at leading conferences all over the world, including The Next Web, 15 Seconds, and the NEXT Conference. He’s presented to global teams and boardrooms at a wide range of leading brands, including Mastercard, Virgin, Google, Universal Music, Marriott, and many more.

Our audience got a huge amount. David provided an inspiring presentation on trends and innovations relevant to our key markets, fitting in really well with the theme and spirit of our conference. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Later presentations referred back to it so I know our audience got a huge amount from the session.

Derren YoungGLOBAL HEAD OF LEARNING, Universal Music Group UK



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