Founder and CEO, UnGroup and Cordless Group, futurist, author and adviser
Ross is an author, futurist and adviser on the new world of work. He specialises in predicting the impact of emerging technology on the way we will work, shop, learn, consume leisure and live. Much of his focus has been on workplace innovation, advising organisations such as McKinsey & Co, Marks & Spencer, EY, Allen & Overy, Penguin Random House, GSK, Barclays, Macquarie Group, BBC, PwC and Boston Consulting Group on innovation and future concepts. He founded his business in 1994 with the publication of The Cordless Office Report. Since then he has written a number of books on the future of work, including The Creative Office, The 21st Century Office, and Space to Work (all co-authored with Jeremy Myerson). He has also contributed to a number of other books and reports. Ross’ most recent book (co-authored with Myerson) is called Unworking: The Reinvention of the Modern Office. It offers a panoramic view of the development of the modern office over the past 100 years and presents a manifesto for “unworking” – unlearning old habits and rituals established for an outdated office and creating new ones fit for an age of digital technology, design innovation and diverse workforces.