Ian Neild is a "disruptive futurist" who presents on technology trends and social / business impacts.
He writes the BT technology timeline . The last two were with Ian Pearson.
The BT Technology Timeline lists possible technology changes and their impact from 5 to 50 years forth. It is used extensively by many companies around the world to help them to think about future strategy in business.
Ian has co-authored numerous patents, written many technical papers; appeared on various radio / television shows and spoken at many conferences around the world. Currently he is working on an area dubbed the "Internet of Things" looking at disruptive technologies within BTs foresight team and working on his doctorate at UCL.