Azeem Azhar - Zebra Insights

Azeem Azhar


Artificial Intelligence

Job Title

Founder | Venture Partner | Global Future Council on Digital Economy & Society


Exponential View | Kindred Capital VC | World Economic Forum


London, United Kingdom




Azeem is an award-winning entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor. He is one of the leading thinkers bridging the gap between two cultures—that of technology on one end, and humanities on the other—to provide a holistic understanding of our near future. He does this from the vantage point of a 25-year career as an entrepreneur, investor and analyst in the tech industry.

Speaking Topics

  • Exponential Age and exponential view
  • Trends Preparing for 2030
  • The creator economy
  • The journey to decarbonise economy
  • Digital Transformation, Leadership, Ethics, Regulation
  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Political Economy and Society
  • Climate Change, Humanity
  • The Future and Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Business, Commerce and Enterprise

Expert Profile

The expert is a strategist, analyst, product entrepreneur, influencer and writer with a passion for all things technological. Currently, he is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, Advisory Member of HFS Research & Advisor at CognitionX.

He is on a mission to explain how our societies and ways of life will change under the force of exponential technologies. He is determined to bring together the two cultures of innovation and tech and of business, society and policy and help us understand the real implications of the changes we are witnessing.

Previously, he’s been an award-winning entrepreneur founding the VC-backed, PeerIndex, which was acquired in 2014. He’s also invested in more than 30 startups, with exits to Microsoft & Amazon, amongst others. The early part of his career took him to journalism, where he covered technology at The Guardian and The Economist. He has also had strategy and innovation roles at the BBC and Thomson Reuters, and was on a non-executive board at Ofcom, the UK’s converged communications regulator.

In addition, he is a LinkedIn Influencer with 450,000 followers and more than 31,000 followers on Twitter.