Meet the speakers

Keynote speaker

  • Azeem Azhar

    Azeem Azhar

    Entrepreneur, Investor and Author


    He is the founder & curator of the hugely popular Exponential View newsletter which explores the political economy of the Exponential Age. It reaches more than 200,000 readers  around the world. Azeem also hosts Exponential View podcast which is distributed by HBR and brings together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds such as Elif Shafak, Yuval Noah Harari, Mariana Mazzucato, Nick Clegg, Nina Schick.


    Azeem began his career as a journalist where he was a writer for The Economist and The  Guardian and later spent 25 years as an analyst, entrepreneur & active early stage  start-up  investor, with multiple exits to the likes of Microsoft and Amazon.


    He is a fellow of RSA and sits on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute and on WEF's  Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society.


    Azeem has been chosen LinkedIn Top Voice in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 with a following of  424k +.


    Azeem has advised CEOs of global corporation and is frequently invited to share his insights on  climate tech, venture capital, start-ups, the internet.


    In 2020, Azeem co-authored the State of Climate Tech, a global analysis of venture capital  trends in climate change investing, with PwC.


    His first book, Exponential, which explores the transition to the Exponential Age has been  published by Penguin Random autumn 2021 to great acclaim.