Breakfast

Thursday 9 September 2021

07:45

Azeem Azhar

Entrepreneur, investor, author

Exponential: How to Bridge the Gap Between Technology and Society

Azeem explains out how we can harness the power of tech to serve our real needs – fostering new ways of doing business, innovative forms of politics, and fresh approaches to national defence.

Azeem Azhar

Azeem is the founder of Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast exploring the political economy of the Exponential Age, reaching more than 200,000 readers around the world.

He is an active startup investor, with investments in AI, work-from-home and climate change.

He is on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute and sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm acquired in 2015. He has had senior roles in global media businesses and started his career as a journalist where he was a writer for The Economist and The Guardian.

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

'Azeem Azhar is one of the best-regarded thought leaders in the industry. But more importantly, he has a broad understanding of the exponential ways technology can be used to solve our biggest problems, shape our society, and bridge cultural divides.'

Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify