Nikolas is a Futurist speaker with over 20 years of research, writing and speaking experience. He has been programming computers since he was 10 years old, got onto the Internet in 1993, studied Applied Psychology and Computing at Bournemouth University (with a focus on artificial intelligence, linguistics, cognitive psychology, and organizational psychology), and has hacked his way through his career in software, management consultancy, advertising, and the sharing economy. Nikolas wows audiences with keynote speeches on: The Future of Work; The Sharing Economy; The Future of Cars; The Future of Cities; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; The Future of Education; Predictions for 2016, 2020, 2030, 2045, 2050 and beyond. He also produces amazing events, including Future Camp, Cyborg Camp YVR, PRODUCT, From Now, DARK FUTURES, and runs the popular Vancouver Futurists meetup. Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, CHCH, CHED640, CKNW, Roundhouse Radio and writes for the Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes,, Vancouver is Awesome, and Vancity Buzz.