Ian Khan: Biography highlights
Ian Khan is a CNN-featured Technology Futurist, director of the highly acclaimed documentary “Blockchain City” and best-selling author of “7 Axioms of Value Creation”.
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The future is driven by convergence: on the one hand, the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & the Internet of Things and on the other, the convergence of Trust, Automation, & Experiences.
For GCC’s, Public & Private entities creating and delivering impact and value, the future is least likely to be about financial results, as automation and technology will ensure profitability. What will remain is impacting the lives of people, solving problems and anticipating obstacles before they arrive.
Khan delivers impactful sessions on helping understand the colossal changes that the world of tomorrow will undergo and why unlocking human potential should be the first goal on any GCC’s agenda. He also elaborates on the “7 Axioms of Value Creation” methodology and elaborating on why Purpose, Execution and People are the driving force behind success, aligning perfectly with the ACT Pillars for GCC’s.
Khan is a regular contributor to numerous publications including McGraw Hill and Forbes as well as a founding member of the Government Experience (GX) initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office, UAE.
One of the most widely quoted experts on Blockchain, Ian is on a mission to “Unlock Human Potential” by helping understand how technology can help us become more Efficient, Happy and more Human. He has spoken at industry conferences including Microsoft Worldwide Conference, World Government Summit, Money2020, SWIFT and helped hundreds of organizations with their digital transformation journey.
He is also a founding member of IOTAC (Internet of Things Association of Canada), Canada’s Only Internet of Things Advocacy group and Nonprofit dedicated at providing a platform & advocacy support for IoT initiatives in Canada. Passionate about helping newer generations develop key technology understanding, Ian also works with educational institutions & nonprofit organizations. His recent work includes Chang School (Ryerson University), Schulich School of Business (York University) and others. Ian is also the host of the Innovation Times podcast that interviews Thought leaders, helping shape the future of the world through meaningful conversations. Ian is also member of the Association of Global Futurists, a member of the National Speaking Association and the World Future Society.
He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son and has local presence in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, London and Dubai.
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Big Data Toronto
Ian presented key technologies that are changing the business landscape. His message highly resonated with the audience.'
Windsor Essex Development Corporation
'Thank you' for your inspiring, informative, and thought provoking presentation.'
'Ian delivered a highly targeted and relevant session covering IoT.'
'A very powerful and authentic message.'
'An honest & clear message that helps understand what tomorrow will bring.'
'Ian presented on key technologies that are changing the business landscape today. His message highly resonated with the audience.'
Ian's speaking topics
Why the Blockchain Revolution changes every transaction forever
Distributed ledger technologies such as Blockchain have changed the very fundamentals of how transactions work. No longer deemed a disruptive technology but a fundamental technology, Blockchain or as it is also known the Distributed Ledger is going to be one of the most profound technologies of our era. With a highly complex method of storing information and guaranteeing secure transactions, Blockchain is changing the very face of Banking and Financial transactions. More industries that need governance and privacy are looking at Blockchain as a saviour and enabler of privacy and accountability. In this session, learn why Blockchain is so massively impactful and how this will change the essence of every transaction.
The Transformative Journey from Disruption to Value Creation
Learn why going from being disrupted to becoming a value creator can change the fate of your business. Some of the worlds largest and most successful companies follow a code of excellence. Among all these companies, the code is similar and has seven key areas that everyone adopts, fuelling massive success. Learn about the 7 axioms of ultimate success and how you can be a leader in what you do by not disrupting anything, but by becoming a value creation focused organization.
Why every city should strive to become a Smart City
Technology is penetrating every area of our lives. The idea of Smart Cities changes the way we interact and use our everyday surroundings. From our homes to cars to our workplaces, every aspect of our environment is set to change due to the technology and innovation explosion. Learn from examples of the world's leading Smart cities such as Barcelona & Amsterdam to cities that want to be the first in everything such as Dubai. Learn what Smart infrastructure means and the path to enable it.
Digital transformation trumps every other decision
Believe it or not, even today there are millions of companies that still use fax. More than there is also a paper in use in almost every office in the world. These are not problems on their own, but signs that something's not right. As technology has progressed so have new ideas and processes that make perfect sense. As businesses struggle to embrace digital technologies, we look at why this is a necessity and despite the lack of resources, funding and everything else, why the power of Digital Transformation Trumps every other initiative you may undertake.
Why the Internet of Things Changes Everything with Data
Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast changing industry and catapulting us into the 4th Industrial Revolution. Gain insider knowledge on how IoT systems are affecting specific industries, its uses and the path forward. Also learn about the power of information that is generated by IoT devices and how it can be used for a positive change.
Emerging Tech Trifecta and the Value Creation Explosion with Iot, AI & Blockchain
Learn about the three transformative technologies that will reshape 99.9% of what we do and how we do it. Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial form the technology trifecta that is slowly leading the path to unlock a tremendous amount of value. These three technologies are revolutionary in nature and will shape positive outcomes in the era of the 4th Industrial revolution. Learn the How and the Why of the technology trifecta and apply the knowledge to your business to inspire, grow and become successful.
Meaningful Conversations - The 7 Axioms of Value Creation
Meaningful Conversations sets you up for success in todays era of technology disruption. From the authors book, learn about the 7 key axioms of value creation and how your organization can build a highly successful enterprise that truly innovates. Learn about the 7 core axioms of value creation and how you can use these to create positive change.