Julia Hobsbawm OBE
Author and specialist in social health and connectedness
Julia Hobsbawm founded the 'knowledge networking' business Editorial Intelligence and consults, writes, teaches, talks and blogs on a number of topics including entrepreneurship, the role of behavioural networks in politics and society, business productivity and the subject she has defined on modern knowledge networking – social health.
She is the world's first professor of networking, having been made honorary visiting professor by London's Cass Business School and at the University of Suffolk. She is the author of several books and articles covering communication, business, the media and the future of the workplace. She has written and presented the five-part BBC Radio 4 series ‘Networking Nation’ and is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum's agenda blog.
Hobsbawm's new book, 'Fully Connected' was published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2017 and was made book of the week by The Times Higher Education Supplement. It was praised by INSEAD and London Business School's Professor Herminia Ibarra as, 'Stellar...a must-read for individuals and policymakers alike' and by Andrew Keen as, 'The most profound book about connectivity published this century’.
Professor Hobsbawm was awarded an OBE for services to business in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2015.
With a confident, engaging style, Julia invites audiences to consider their social health and their relationship with technology, asking profound questions and challenging thinking.