Based in California, USA

Jim Ware, PhD, is a professional speaker, a workplace futurist, and a meeting design strategist. A former Harvard Business School professor, he has invested his entire career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world – and enabling them to succeed.

Jim is the founder and executive director of The Future of Work…unlimited, a research and advisory firm based in northern California. He is also the global research director for Occupiers Journal (publisher of the widely-acclaimed Work&Place journal), and a partner in the London-based FutureWork Forum.

He has co-authored several books and research reports about the digital economy and its implications for leadership and organizational performance. His most recent book is Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (Indie Books International, 2016).

He is also the lead author for several major research projects sponsored by RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and IFMA, the International Facilities Management Association.

A recognized expert in fostering collaborative inquiry that produces both learning and action, he is currently focused on orchestrating strategic conversations that enable organizational leaders to take charge of their own future.

Jim holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He is the immediate past president of the northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association, and a former president of IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council. He lives and works in northern California.