Kian Gohar

How blockchain technology is leading us to a decentralized economy

Futurist, entrepreneur, and innovation expert, Kian Gohar inspires the world’s largest companies to harness disruptive technologies to transform industry. He is the founding Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Program – a joint venture of the XPRIZE Foundation & Singularity University – and the world’s leading corporate innovation ecosystem.

His innovation career spans venture capital, startups and academia, in London, the US and China, where he was a Luce Scholar and visiting professor of Social Entrepreneurship at CEIBS.

Kian is passionate about the intersection of technology, society and politics. He has presented at the World Economic Forum, been featured on CNBC, and co-authored a seminal report called “The Work Ahead” about the future of work. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and graduated from Northwestern, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Business School.

Kian Gohar

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