Managing Partner at FutureMap, Strategic Advisor to Governments and Global Companies, Bestselling AuthorBiography:
Dr. Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Khanna's book The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century was published in 2019 and his newest book Move – Humanity’s New Geography was published in 2021.
From 2013-2018 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 2006-2015, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. During 2007, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces.
From 2002-5, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution; from 2000-2002, he worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; and from 1999-2000, he was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.Achievements:
The speaker talks about:
- Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” In 2002, he was awarded the OECD Future Leaders Prize.
Parag is a scientist whose wide-ranging speeches gives us the meaning of our accelerating global complexity. His visionary and inspiring presentations connect the dots between geopolitics, geoeconomics and geotechnology. Parag introduces innovative research and insights into connectography, the field of knowledge that connects geography and connectivity in today's world. It shows trends through data-rich visualizations and provides practical advice for public and private sector decision-makers.Keynote Speaker Programs:
- The Future Is Asian: Billions of People, Trillions of Dollars
- Global Scenarios for the Post-Pandemic World
- The Global War for Young Talent
- Climate Adaptation: Humankind’s Highest Priority