David Mattin

David Mattin

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David Mattin is an experienced broadcaster, writer, speaker, and an internationally recognized expert on trends, technology, and social change. Mattin is the creator of New World Same Humans, which reaches over 22,000 subscribers each week, where he shares trends to supercharge incumbent organizations, helping clients learn a simple, powerful framework that empowers them to start spotting their own trends. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide range of organizations to help them understand and respond to what lies ahead. In addition to writing and speaking, he works with a hand-picked selection of leading brands and nonprofits to help them make sense of how the world is changing and what it means for them. His business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere, and he speaks regularly at leading conferences and brand events around the world. Today, he sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Consumption, which brings together leading experts to imagine new futures for business and consumerism. He is also the co-host of What's NEXT and a contributing editor of Los Angeles Review of Books.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Mattin was Global Head of Trends and Insights at TrendWatching, the leading independent consumer trends firm.

  • He was a Columnist for British Airways, where he wrote a monthly column on the present and future of business and consumer culture.

  • He was an Advisor for Constellation AI, dedicated to improving quality of life and extending human capability through AI.

  • He was a researcher and features writer for The Times, where he wrote features, interviews and cover stories for T2.

  • He is the co-author of the book, Trend-Driven Innovation, and has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 .


  • David has spoken on over 150 keynotes across 5 continents and 40+ countries.

  • He speaks regularly at leading conferences worldwide, including The Next Web, Cog X 2021, 15 Seconds, and the Next conference.

  • He has spoken at the topics of the metaverse, Web3, the future of work, and the tech-fueled trends to reshape human and consumer behaviors in the 2020s.


  • David's writing has appeared in every UK broadsheet, and a wide range of international newspapers and magazines.

  • His business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere, including Fast Company, Guardian, and Google Think Quarterly, among others.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.