Kian Gohar is a Futurist and Innovation Strategist who inspires the world’s largest companies to adopt new technologies and business models to thrive in an era of exponential change. With over a 20-year innovation career, Kian has been a venture capitalist, a business school professor, built multiple successful start-ups, advised companies, organizations, and governments around the world on innovation strategy. Kian is founder of Geolab, an innovation venture lab based in Los Angeles at the intersection of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and social impact.Read More
Most recently, he spent 6 years working with the XPRIZE Foundation, Singularity University, and Deloitte Consulting in building the world’s leading ecosystem for corporation innovation called IPP. As Executive Director of IPP, he’s worked side by side with renowned technologists and strategists like Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, Salim Ismail, and John Hagel in helping CEOs and their teams understand their company’s massive transformative purpose, and personally teaching them how to use new technologies, crowds, and business models to build moonshot success stories for their companies and industries. Kian is an innovation facilitator and has coached the C-suite of over 40 Fortune 500 companies on how to amplify innovation, harness new technologies, and adopt exponential thinking.
He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and London School of Economics.
Kian is a master innovation facilitator and has coached the C-suite of over 40 Fortune 500 companies on how to amplify innovation, harness new technologies, and adopt exponential thinking. He’s led over 100 successful client workshops and he can help your company achieve similar innovation success.
Innovation & Convergence in the 21st Century
What will the world look like in 10 years and how will technology change the future of your business? Kian’s keynote highlights the major technology trends that are changing every major industry, including the convergence of AI, robotics, sensors, human computer interfaces, 3D printing, and digital medicine, and will inspire your team to prepare for an exponential future.
The Future of Work
New technologies and innovation such as AI, robotics, automation virtual reality and augmented worlds are changing every major industry all across the world, and will impact how we do work in the future. This keynote will explore the implications on work, organizations, and learning development, and will offer advice on how to future-proof your career.
The Global Implications of Technology Change
We live in a new normal where market and political turbulence will define the next decade. Kian’s keynote explores the intersection of public policy and new technologies, and advises corporate and public policy leaders on how to adapt and adopt new technologies to act faster in a rapidly evolving digital world to avoid a “Great Rebellion.”
The Future of Mobility
By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in metropolitan areas. With this growth, we’ll see increased traffic density, energy consumption, and pollution. Kian’s keynote explores trends in urbanization, infrastructure and development, and offers solutions using shared, connected and virtual mobility.
Crowdsourcing & The Sharing Economy
One of the most significant implications of connectivity is the rise of the “crowd economy.” Work, insights, experience, and money can all be aggregated and matched in an environment of increasingly distributed global work. Kian’s keynote explores crowdsourcing and the sharing economy, and suggest ways that corporations can scale faster, cheaper and more creatively by harnessing the power of the crowds.
“We invited Kian to speak in front of a select group of our clients to help them understand future trends. He provided an amazing overview on the impact of new technologies on business and industry, and everyone walked away with a powerful new mindset!”
“Kian’s views on the future of work at the World Economic Forum Africa Summit showed that we can’t build a 21st century digital economy with 20th century business models. I found his insights on how to build a future foundation for our young people in Africa extremely valuable.”
“Kian’s keynote on exponential technology at our Economic Summit was both thrilling and thought provoking. His style of delivery is engaging and approachable, and he blends intelligence and humor to relay complex ideas in a straightforward manner that appealed to our audience of business executives and elected officials.”
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