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Azeem Azhar

Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar
Azeem Azhar

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Azeem Azhar is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor and curator of Exponential View.


Azeem Azhar is the writer of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society.


Azeem Azhar is a strategist, analyst, product entrepreneur and writer with a passion for all things technological.

Azeem runs the very popular newsletter on the societal implications of technology called Exponential View which has garnered more than 11k subscribers including investors, academics, and journalists around the world. Up to recently Azeem was also the Vice President at the global media company Schibsted Media Group.

Previously, Azeem has been an award-winning entrepreneur, backed by VC, with a successful exit; an investor in many tech startups, especially in the AI sector; held corporate strategy roles at Reuters and the BBC. Azeem has spoken on TV and radio (BBC, Sky, CNN, amongst others), FT Columnist and lectured or spoken at LBS, Harvard, TechCrunch, WHU Founders Conference, Medialaan, Deutsche Telekom and dozens of other places. Azeem started his career as an editor at The Economist and The Guardian.  

The early part of Azeem’s career took him to journalism, where he covered technology at The Guardian and The Economist. Azeem has also had product strategy and innovation roles at the BBC and Thomson Reuters.

Recently Azeem was founder and CEO of PeerIndex, a venture-backed startup which applied a lot of machine learning to large-scale social graphs to make predictions about social web users. Brandwatch acquired PeerIndex in 2014.

Previously, Azeem has been an award-winning entrepreneur and an investor in many technology startups, especially in the Artificial Intelligence sector.  Azeem has spoken on television and radio (BBC, Sky, CNN amongst others) and lectured or spoken at London Business School, Harvard, Techcrunch and dozens of other places.

Azeem has recently been accepted onto the editorial board of the Harvard Business Review.

Topic Areas: 

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Business and Commerce
  • Digital Transformation
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Technology and Humanity
  • Work, Jobs and Employment

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

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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.

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

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