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Kian Gohar - XPRIZE Foundation & Singularity University

Futurist, entrepreneur, and innovation expert, Kian Gohar helps inspire the world's largest companies to harness disruptive technology trends transforming industry in the next decade and beyond. Kian is a master facilitator and has coached the C-suite of over 40 companies in the Fortune 500 on topics as diverse as technology disruption, transformational innovation, exponential thinking, the future of work, crowdsourcing, the future of mobility, emerging markets, and leadership. Kian is founder of the world's leading ecosystem for corporate innovation called IPP – a joint venture of the XPRIZE Foundation & Singularity University – and he is founder of Geolab, an innovation advisory lab. His 20-year innovation career spans venture capital, academia and startups around the world. A sought-after public speaker, he has presented at the World Economic Forum, and been recently featured on CNBC. Kian speaks 5 languages, was a Luce Scholar in Shanghai, China, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, and Northwestern.