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Azeem Azhar is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor, influencer and curator of Exponential View as well as a Senior Advisor in Artificial Intelligence to the CTO of Accenture.
Azeem Azhar is the writer of Exponential View which concentrates primarily on technology, business models, the political economy and society. Azeem is also the Senior Adviser in Artificial Intelligence to the CTO of Accenture and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society.
Azeem Azhar is a strategist, analyst, product entrepreneur, influencer and writer with a passion for all things technological. Azeem is also the Senior Advisor of Artificial Intelligence to the CTO of Accenture, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, Advisory Member of HFS Research and Advisor to CognitionX.
Azeem runs the very popular newsletter on the societal implications of technology called Exponential View which has garnered more than 30k 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, Vodafone, Oracle and dozens of other places.
The early part of Azeem’s career took him to journalism, where he held corporate roles at Reuters and the BBC, and served as an editor at The Guardian and The Economist
Azeem founded PeerIndex in 2010 where they applied machine learning to large-scale social media graphs to make predictions about 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 speaks on television and radio (BBC, Sky, CNN amongst others) and has lectured or spoken at London Business School, Harvard, Techcrunch and dozens of other places.
In 2017 Azeem was accepted onto the editorial board of the Harvard Business Review and from March 2018 Azeem was appointed as a member of Cairncross Commission for Press Sustainability, acting as an advisor on the future of high quality journalism.
Azeem was named in the Top 10 must-know Influencers driving the business conversation in the UK and beyond by LinkedIn November 2018.
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Digital Ethics
- Society and Trust
- The Regulation of Technology
- Locating People with Technology
- The Future of Computing
- Business, Commerce and Enterprise
- Digital Transformation
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Technology and Humanity
- Work, Jobs and Employment and the Future
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