Joe Little is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling and Senior Advisor to the Chief futurist at Deloitte.
He has 37 years of industry experience at BP, BAe (Space and Comms) and beyond. His primary focus in the last decade and half has been researching emerging technology, educating executives and business leaders on their likely impact and disruption.
He has presented keynotes at many conferences as well as at The Royal Society, Stanford, MIT Sloane, University of Edinburgh Business School and IE Madrid. In addition to this he has co-authored chapters in 2 books "Learning in 3D" with Karl Kapp and Tony O'Driscoll and "Next Generation Learning Unwrapped" with Nick Van Damm.
In 2009 he was part of an expedition to Antarctica, taking 50 of the brightest climate change champions to the Peninsula.
As well as mentoring students and faculty at the University of Stirling he continues to advise several businesses and start-ups primarily introducing technologies into large companies.
He a certified Futurist with the Institute For The Future and was accepted into the Association of Professional Futurists in 2020. He has been a Fellow of the oneScotland initiative and an ambassador for the Scottish Business Network. Until September 2021 he was a certified Project Management Professional with the PMI.
In 2021 he took up the honorary role of Digital Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Stirling and was awarded and Honorary Professorship in July 2022.
He is the co-author of “The Entrepreneurial Campus Blueprint” which was formally launched as policy by the First Minister for Scotland on 28th June 2023.
In June 2023 he helped author a report on the Future of Space for Deloitte NExT Futures team.