Azeem Azhar

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Speaking Topics:

  • Artificial intelligence and singularity
  • The future of jobs and automation
  • Technology and humanity

Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur and analyst. He serves as the Vice President of Venture Foresight at Schibsted Media Group. Outside of his work, Azeem is known for one of the most respected newsletters in tech industry, Exponential View. Among more than 20,000 readers are investors, academics, CEOs and journalists from around the world. Azeem is member of the editorial board of the Harvard Business Review.

Azeem built a successful startup: his venture-backed startup PeerIndex which applied machine learning to large-scale social media graphs to make predictions about web users was acquired by Brandwatch in 2014. As an investor he invests in tech startups, particularly in the AI sector.

Previously, Azeem held corporate roles at Reuters and the BBC, and had served as an editor at The Economist and The Guardian. In the early part of his career, Azeem covered technology at these two publications.

Azeem has spoken on television and radio (BBC, Sky, CNN, among others) and lectured or spoken at London Business School, Harvard, Europas Conference and dozens of other places.


Top UK voice on Linkedin
(alongside Sir Richard Branson and Sir Martin Sorrell

NY Observer: Top Newsletter to Expand Your Mind
Business Insider: Top UK Twitter voice on technology

Evening Standard Influencer Awards: London’s 1000 Most Influential

Europa’s Startup Awards: Grand Prix (best company) and Best Social Networking Platform

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The Exponential View:




  • City:
    London, UK

    Europe & UK


    Upon Request

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

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