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Shivvy Jervis

Founder and Chief Futurist at FutureScape 248 Ltd

London, United Kingdom

The next Internet, emotionally perceptive software, augmented commerce, and heartbeat ID – how might ground-breaking advances such as these shape how we work, earn, and learn? What are some of the biggest myths around digital transformation, and how can an ‘inventor mindset’ take us from Industry 4.0 to a more human-centered Humanity 5.0?

Recently ranked in the global top 10 for trailblazing entrepreneurs of Asian origin, Futurist and Broadcaster Shivvy Jervis takes hundreds of thousands each month on a discovery of the most remarkable innovations that will influence both our ’now’ and our ’next’. Watch her in action below.

A four-time award winning trends forecaster and founder of ambitious forecasting lab FutureScape 248, Shivvy Jervis is cited by the World Economic Forum as “a thought leader beyond compare” and TED Talks as “having the remarkable capacity to uncover the truly relevant notions from all the noise”.

Jervis’ energised speeches on ‘human-perception’ AI, immersive workplaces, digital identity and the future Internet of Things have earned an astonishing 24 pieces of industry recognition. This includes a hattrick – Britain’s Role Model of the year 2020, Influencer of the Year 2019 and Woman of the Year 2019 by public vote.

Shivvy has led a highly-lauded fireside chat with Britain’s former PM David Cameron and headlined the same event – watch here. In the first half of 2020 alone, Shivvy is envisioning the Future of global cities in 2040 for the office of the Mayor of London, keynoting for the United Nations and filming a new documentary on the most radical breakthroughs that will define this decade.

With over 12 years of broadcasting experience, 14 million+ viewers watched Shivvy demystify future innovation in award-winning web series’ Digital Futures and The Trailblazers (both of which she created). More recently Shivvy investigated the future of cities and aviation for two-part series Discovery Channel documentary Piloting the Digital Future. A former contributor to CNN Asia and Reuters, Shivvy has also fronted mini-investigative feature Six Jobs of the Future, chaired live debate series Ringside Sessions and hosts the NextTech Insider interview series.

Shivvy Jervis is equally at home headlining an event, chairing a high-level summit or presenting a broadcast. Her audiences term her ‘riveting’, a ‘true expert’ and above all, ‘uncompromisingly passionate’.

Available For: Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: London, UK
Speaking Topics: Future of Work, Digital Transformation, ‘Human-Perception’ AI

Shivvy Jervis Points
Academic 0
Author 29
Influencer 195
Speaker 16
Entrepreneur 0
Total 240

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Innovation
Theatre: United Kingdom
Media Experience: 15 years
Last Media Training: 11/15/2020
Last Media Interview: 10/15/2020

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.09
AR/VR 30.44
Big Data
Change Management
Cybersecurity 30.05
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 30.25
Emerging Technology 30.20
Entrepreneurship 31.04
Future of Work 30.49
Innovation 31.52
Leadership 30.35
Lean Startup
Open Innovation 30.34
Startups 30.09
IoT 30.07
RPA 33.73
HealthTech 30.23
Management 30.15
Social 30.58
Design Thinking 30.09
Business Strategy 30.08
Cloud 30.20
Blockchain 30.19
Ecosystems 30.21

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation


20 Article/Blogs
Graphic: The Digital Divide is real - which advances might help?
February 24, 2021
Over 1 billion kids have been locked out of virtual learning this past year. 3.7 bn of the world remain unconnected to the Internet. Think this sounds farfetched? It's true. Which advances might help?

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship

Bitesize Graphic: Jobs we envision demand surging for into 2025
January 17, 2021
Many current, in-demand job specialties and skill sets didn’t exist a decade ago. This pace of change is set to accelerate. An oft-quoted finding from the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals that as many as 65% of children currently in their first year of primary education will end up working in a job role or type that doesn’t yet exist.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Future of Work

[Graphic] Which seven areas will hit our mainstream radar in 2021?
January 09, 2021
Augmented Commerce as the next phase of e-commerce, the use of Nano-technology in buildings and health treatments, a call for Neuro-diversity in the workplace and emotionally aware software… bring it on.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Report| The learning evolution anyone?
November 20, 2020
What will it take to propel the act and field of learning forward? Even just five years from now, more than one-third of the skills we believe are essential for today’s workforce will have changed. What are those desirable skills FutureScape 248 anticipates to be in demand from 2020 to 2025?

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Tags: AR/VR, Future of Work

Will Operators fail to become IoT businesses? Inaugural broadcast of Ericsson Ringside Sessions
June 26, 2018
The first Ringside Session powered by Ericsson is a wrap and it was a pleasure to be invited to chair it.

In the inaugural episode of this recurring new series, I was joined by Stefano Gastaut, Vodafone; Berit Svendsen, Telenor; Per Roman, GP Bullhound, Arash Ashouriha, Deutsche Telekom and Arun Bansal from Ericsson to debate whether operators will succeed in becoming IoT businesses.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT

The Future Workforce: What skills will you need to thrive?
June 01, 2018
Advanced AI, Mixed Reality, Biological Security - the workplace of the future is already starting to look very different. So what skills will you need to thrive? This might surprise you...

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Tags: AI, Future of Work

Why #AI will save, not destroy us
January 03, 2017
Despite it feeling to many like a 'future tech' concept, Artificial Intelligence has actually been around prominently since the mid 90’s – in fact, John McCarthy coined the term back in 1955, defining it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines".

On this edition of Digital Futures, we wanted to explore where this tech is being used now, if it’s evolved successfully from its initial goal of making intelligent machines and what you and I as consumers need to know about.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, RPA

#techforgood: A 'USB connector' for the disabled
October 12, 2016
Meet Oliver Armitage, who as a 17-year- old, spent a great deal of time conjuring up ways to integrate bionics with disability.

Intelligent TV programming on the subject and seminal events such as the Paralympics bring physical disability to the forefront, but how many of you were aware that the number of amputees worldwide stands at over 10 million or that each year, more than one million people lose a limb in this tragic way globally?

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Tags: Innovation, HealthTech, Entrepreneurship

#techforgood: The app that could be your medical lifeline
July 27, 2016
I was instantly riveted by this mobile community connecting cancer fighters, survivors and supporters, which is why they made the cut to feature in our YouTube series The Trailblazers (which showcases founders using tech-for-good).

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Tags: AI, Innovation, HealthTech

Why future tech is about way more than 'disruption'
March 04, 2016
A mood-impacting empathic wearable, potentially life saving cyclist gear, tremor-stabilising glove and a “timelooper.” Have I piqued your curiosity yet?

Digital technology advances don’t have to be about paradigm shifts, global domination and annihilating the competition.

In fact, the majority of technology trailblazers I find truly worth keeping an eye on are dedicating their inventions to a meaningful purpose. The categories below show it’s possible for startups to be driven by compassion and a sense of vocation, rather than the single-minded focus on completing a successful exit and buying that villa in Italy.

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Tags: AR/VR, Digital Transformation, Innovation, HealthTech

Silicon Valley vs London? Hacker House's Jen Arcuri debates
March 04, 2016
“I won’t give you the sort of answers that most people will.”

I’m assured this fervently by the charismatic Jennifer Arcuri at the outset of our interview. The refreshingly frank founder of thought leadership network InnoTech and cyber security outfit Hacker House is quite the firebrand – and not one to mince words. It’s precisely why I wanted to feature Arcuri in the second of our digital economy themed mini-specials within the wider, long-running Digital Futures series. You can find episode one, with UK’s digital minister Ed Vaizey, here.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Innovation

[Video] The Trailblazers: Meet the rule-breaking inventor of GiveVision!
September 25, 2015
Unveiling ambitious, 15-part series 'The Trailblazers'... where my co-curator Danny Bartlett and I will be discovering those millennials (18-35) whose incredible ventures use #techforgood. And our first episode kicks off with Stan Karpenko of GiveVision!

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Leadership

More Women Need to Give Others a Leg Up, reveal tech industry insiders
June 16, 2015
We're the lead adopters of new gadgetry, are fast becoming the top decision makers in software adoption and make up 52% of gamers.

But the broader brush figures are still grim - less than a quarter of women take on STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and maths). And it would take a million new female hires in this space to hit critical mass in the UK alone!

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Leadership

Meet The Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine
May 11, 2015
Turns out us Gen Y-ers (16-34 year olds, a.k.a Millennials) will account for a whopping 75% of the workforce in less than a decade. And that's just in the U.S.

Report after report finds that this is the most diverse and educated generation to date. We're also deeply spirited, proactive and enterprising. This despite - even owing to - having inherited an uncertain economy rife with unemployment and inequality.

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

Don't Spend a Fortune on App Discovery... Try this Instead.
February 04, 2015
A year ago, I started tracking the progress of a business incubated by Wayra’s accelerator programme. Today, they're well on their way to eliminating the advertising middleman (of the apps world!).

In fact, Tappx are now the world’s largest open cross-promotional app community. I'm so impressed by the 'open' ethos behind this - and the credible traction it's built up - that I felt I had to highlight the idea and their trajectory.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Business Strategy

Do incubated startups out-survive those who go it alone?
December 23, 2014
It turns out the average survival rate for startups backed by an accelerator is 92%. And this is nearly 20% more than those who choose to do it independently, reveals this new study.

I'm a firm believer in context, so three caveats up front: 1) Of those programmes able to quantify the number of startups still operating, the survival rate reaches almost 92%, compared to a two-year survival rate of 75.6% for all small businesses. 2) While the ever-evolving nature of the UK entrepreneurs scene means no study can claim to be definitive, I see this report as simply a snapshot of the ecosystem in 2014. 3) There is some distinction between an accelerator and incubator as eloquently laid out in the report, but as both are startup programmes, for the purpose of this blog I've used them interchangeably.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Startups

70%+ of Gen Y-ers Want to Impact their Local Worlds
November 16, 2014
A fresh update to the largest-ever survey of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe has found that today's Gen Y demographic are strikingly optimistic about their prospects for the future.

I find this very heartening, given most of my younger peers have had to kickstart their careers during a post-downturn phase that has made the hiring market more ruthless and unpredictable than ever.

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Leadership

[Video] How small biz can go head-to-head with the big players
September 04, 2014
What's keeping small business owners up at night in this digitally driven marketplace?

Given small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide (most of us won't have been aware of this), I wanted to explore this with the video. Hit play and tell me what you think?

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Business Strategy

Can the 'Open Web' compete with the iOS-Android duopoly?
August 12, 2014
41 years ago, the very first mobile phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper!

We've seen the smartphone's value in our lives skyrocket over the past few years. And the device's explosion is powering a union of two of the most innovative tech platforms - the internet and mobile communication.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

What to expect from your Connected Car
August 12, 2014
For years we've trusted car mechanics to keep one of our biggest financial investments in working order. But do we really know the ins and outs of our car? How often are we getting ripped off for repairs? And critically, how many of you know about the fantastic connected car services already available? (e.g. syncing your car to emergency services so they receive vital info instantly in the case of an accident)

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Leadership

1 Keynote
Accelerating Human Potential Through Automation
December 03, 2020
Shivvy will be delivering a very special keynote on the future of human potential, and we promise this is one you won't want to miss!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, RPA

2 Media Interviews
DEBATE: What steps are vital to accelerate progress?
Digital Bulletin
April 12, 2021
What steps are vital to ensure women are better represented in the technology industry and the C-Suite? We caught up with experts to find out...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

Humanity 5.0 I Shivvy Jervis I Hager Forum
November 03, 2020
During the live-talk on 3rd November, Innovation futurist and keynote speaker Shivvy Jervis introduced us her “Humanity 5.0” concept. Through active dialogue and moving multimedia, in less than one hour, she presented us some digital and technological breakthroughs. She focused on the most human centred advances as she believes “it is crucial to take humanity and people to the same pace as technological development”.
In this talk, you will discover which innovations will enhance our capability, how to use technology for social good and create lasting impact on organisations, society and citizens.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

1 Speaking Engagement
Accelerating Human Potential Through Automation
Avantra Summit 2020
December 03, 2020
On Thursday, December 3rd at 11am EST, Avantra hosted a first-time web conference to leave you tinglingly full of hope for the year ahead. The Avantra Summit 2020 is a more enriching way to spend 90 mins than sitting through another (sub-par) web conference. Say no to accepting the slow grind towards the end of a year dominated by uncertainty, and come together with like-minded technologists for an event like no other you’ve attended this year.

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Tags: Cloud, Innovation, RPA

3 Videos
How 'smart' can our cities get & will aviation really take off?: Shivvy Jervis on Discovery Channel
April 23, 2021
Follow one of Europe's only female, Asian Futurists Shivvy Jervis , as she goes on a high-octane investigation of one of the world's most advanced cities - Singapore

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Six Fascinating Jobs of the Future (there's an Ethicist & Immersive Workplace pro in there)
April 15, 2021
Europe's top female Futurist Shivvy Jervis (
) uncovers six fascinating jobs for which demand will skyrocket in the next few years. What is an Immersive Workplace coordinator or 'Emotive AI' pro? Will happiness go out of style? Will tech ethics become critical?

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Get 'A-commerce', Emotive AI & IoE on your radar for 2021
February 03, 2021
How will 'augmented commerce' & emotive AI influence you or your org? Shivvy Jervis (, Forecaster and Founder of FutureScape 248 releases a snapshot forecast for three prime areas of significance for 2021 and beyond.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

1 Webinar
How can we stay creative, resilient and happy in this new world?
February 15, 2021
Join Bruce Daisley, former European Vice President of Twitter and best-selling author of “Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat”, and technology futurist Shivvy Jervis in our next webinar tomorrow at 10am GMT.

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Tags: Innovation, Open Innovation, Future of Work

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