Ben A. Shneiderman
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Computer Science
Partner, Volterra Consulting and
Fellow of the British Academy of the Social Sciences
Paul Omerod is an economist, author and entrepreneur. He is a Fellow of the British Academy for the Social Sciences and in the 2007/2008 academic year was a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham. In July 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Durham for the "distinction of his contributions to the discipline of economics." Paul presents regularly at a wide range of business and academic events. He recently was a keynote speaker at, for example, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and the TTI/Vanguard conference in Washington DC on Taming Complexity. Speaking internationally, his seminar and speaking engagements have taken him to Zurich, Vienna, Lake Maggiore, Brisbane and Sydney.
For many years Paul has been a keen hill walker. He notes a specifically British obsession with hills is to tick off lists of summits one has climbed. He is number 54 on the all-time list of those who have climbed all the 2,000 foot summits in England and Wales.