Azeem Azhar


Azeem Azhar is a strategist, analyst, product entrepreneur, influencer and writer with a passion for all things technological. Azeem runs the very popular newsletter on the societal implications of technology called Exponential View which has garnered more than 24k subscribers including investors, academics, and journalists around the world. Up to recently, Azeem was also the Vice President for the global media company Schibsted Media Group.

Previously, Azeem has been an award-winning entrepreneur, backed by VC, with a successful exit; an investor in many tech startups, especially in the AI sector; held corporate strategy roles at Reuters and the BBC. Azeem has spoken on TV and radio (BBC, Sky, CNN, amongst others), FT Columnist and lectured or spoken at LBS, Harvard, TechCrunch, WHU Founders Conference, Medialaan, Deutsche Telekom and dozens of other places. Azeem founded PeerIndex in 2010 where they applied machine learning to large-scale social media graphs to make predictions about web users. Brandwatch acquired PeerIndex in 2014.

To book Azeem Azhar as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Azeem delivered a high-energy, authoritative overview of artificial intelligence that hit the sweet spot for our audience.” – Andrus Virg, Director, Estonian Space Office
“Azeem delivered a knowledgeable presentation on artificial intelligence to a demanding audience. He brought humour and in-depth understanding to this key topic.” – Neil Murray, NordicNext
“Azeem Azhar delivered a riveting talk on exponential change and what it means for global business. He left us inspired and ready to act.” – Lars Silberbauer, Senior Global Director at LEGO Group

When at corporate events, Azeem is known to cover the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • The Future Of Computing
  • Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin
  • Business, Commerce & Enterprise
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Transformation
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Technology & Humanity
  • Work, Jobs & Employment & The Future

Watch Azeem deliver a keynote speech, here: