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Kian Gohar, speaker

Kian Gohar

    • Futurist, CEO, Venture Capitalist
Fee Range

$15,000 - $20,000

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Innovation and Convergence in the 21st Century

Innovation and Convergence in the 21st Century

CNBC Interview on the Future of Work

CNBC Interview on the Future of Work

TEDx - Will we need to trust strangers in the future?

TEDx - Will we need to trust strangers in the future?

Kian Gohar is Founder & CEO of Geolab, an innovation venture lab in Los Angeles that explores impact-driven innovation moonshots to tackle grand challenges. He is a master facilitator and has coached the CEO and leadership teams of over 50 companies in the Fortune 500 on topics as diverse as innovation, disruptive technologies, exponential thinking, the future of work, the future of mobility, and leadership.

Previously, Kian founded and was Executive Director of the world’s leading corporate innovation ecosystem, called the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP.biz), a joint venture of two of the world’s most advanced futurist organizations: the XPRIZE Foundation & Singularity University.

His 20-year innovation career spans venture capital, academia and startups around the world. Early in his career, he was a venture capitalist in the UK and China investing in early stage digital media companies, and was a Luce Scholar and faculty member at China’s leading business school.

Kian is passionate about the intersection of technology, society and policy. A sought-after public speaker, Kian has presented at the World Economic Forum, been featured on CNBC and Axios, delivered a popular TED talk, and co-authored a seminal report called “The Work Ahead” about the future of work. He speaks 5 languages, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, and Northwestern.


The future arrives at different speeds for everyone, so how do you best prepare yourself, your leadership and your organization for a mindset shift to amplify your innovation 10x? Reflecting on his expertise building literal moonshots to space for the XPRIZE Foundation and Singularity University, Kian will give you a step-by-step leadership guide on how to build a one-way ticket to the future, how to challenge conventional wisdom, how to build courage for responsible risktaking, and how to make your company’s dreams come true.



What will the world look like in 10 years and how will technology change the future of your business? In this keynote, Kian will highlight the major technology trends that are coming down the technology labs in Silicon Valley and changing every major industry. Kian will explore advances in the convergence of AI, robotics, blockchain, sensors, human computer interfaces, 3D printing, and digital medicine, and will then give concrete takeaways to inspire your team to prepare for an exponential future.



As new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics advance, how will the the future of work and organizations evolve? In this keynote, Kian will bring a wealth of expertise from advising 50+ companies in the Fortune 500 to help you explore what it means to be an exponential organization, and how your organization can leverage work and insights, right now, from the crowds and ecosystem partners, to scale faster, cheaper and more creatively. This keynote will showcase best practices from the world’s leading companies on how to build a culture of innovation

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