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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar

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Azeem Azhar is an award winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor and #bestseller geopolitics author. He produces Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society.


UK based Global Futurist and Exponential Thinker Azeem Azhar helps leaders break down the complexity of emerging technologies and understand their impact on economies and society. He is a corporate innovator, serial entrepreneur and technology investor; Founder, Exponential View; Host, “Exponentially” on Bloomberg TV; Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University; Co-Chair, Global Futures Council on Complex Risks, World Economic Forum; Award-Winning, Bestselling Author, “The Exponential Age” (2021); Named one of Vox’s 2023 Future Perfect 50 and to the Thinkers50 2022 Radar List.


Azeem Azhar is a keynote speaker on the impact of technology on society and how it is changing the way we live. He is an award-winning entrepreneur and has over 25 years’ experience working as a strategist, analyst and investor in the tech industry.  He is the Founder and producer of leading newsletter, ‘Exponential View’, which explores the intersection of technology and society, the economy and the future. Exponential View is a key source for senior leaders and policy-makers, and has 187,000 subscribers worldwide. The spin-off podcast is distributed by Harvard Business Review and ranks in the top ten technology podcasts in the UK, and top 50 in the US. Guests have included Yuval Harari, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Elif Shafak, among many others.

He is the author of the book “Exponential: How Accelerating Technology is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It” (2021), which instantly became an Amazon bestseller in Geopolitics on day 1 of its release.

He founded data analytics firm, PeerIndex, which was later acquired by Brandwatch.  He is an angel investor, he has invested in 30+ startups, including early-stage startups in AI, renewable energy and female healthtech. Azeem is a venture partner at early-stage VC firm, Kindred Capital and advises several global firms’ senior management teams.

He sits on the Global Futures Council on Digital Economy and Society, part of the World Economic Forum. He is also on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute and quantum computing startup, Beit.

He has worked in senior positions in several global media businesses, and started his career as a journalist, writing for The Guardian and The Economist.

Speaking Topics include:

  • Technology
  • Digital Transformation, Leadership, Ethics, Regulation
  • Business Models
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Geopolitics, Political Economy and Society
  • Climate Change, Humanity
  • The Future
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Business, Commerce and Enterprise
  • COVID-19 Research, Data, Impact, Post COVID-19

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I love the way Exponential View carefully brings together and celebrates many different perspectives, and I look forward to being challenged and inspired by it every week.

Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder, DeepMind

Exponential View is a must read and always provides a thoughtful perspective on our exponential world.

Daniel Ek, Founder Spotify

While populist politicians lower the standards of public discourse and cynically ignore science and shun data-driven debate, Azeem reminds us each week in Exponential View what the curious mind can learn.

Tom Glocer, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters

The juiciest source I know for what’s new in the world of artificial intelligence, biotech, and the near future.

Kevin Kelly, Senior Executive Editor at Wired Magazine

Still blown away by Azeem's newsletter. Excellent and useful aggregation of AI and 'exponential tech' news.

Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large at TechCrunch

Azeem's talk on the the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity was a captivating blend of history, philosophy and technology.

Ciaran O'Leary, General Partner Blueyard Capital, Berlin

Azeem delivered a high-energy, authoritative overview of artificial intelligence that hit the sweet spot for our audience.

Andrus Virg, Director, Estonian Space Office

Azeem delivered a knowledgeable presentation on artificial intelligence to a demanding audience. He brought humour and in-depth understanding to this key topic.

Neil Murray, NordicNext

Azeem Azhar delivered a riveting talk on exponential change and what it means for global business. He left us inspired and ready to act.

Lars Silberbauer, Senior Global Director at LEGO Group