Dr Parag Khanna is a visionary strategic futurist and bestselling author. He is the founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a boutique advisory firm that marries rigorous data analysis, sophisticated scenarios, and cutting-edge mapping to generate foresight for confident decision-making.
Dr Parag Khanna is the leading forecaster of how our complex global system is rapidly evolving, making him highly sought after by the world’s most powerful corporations. He delivers data-rich visualizations that distil geopolitical, economic, and technological megatrends into a comprehensive picture of our rapidly changing world.
All of his engagements deliver strategically insightful and actionable value. Khanna has provided his expertise and foresight to over thirty governments, including serving as an advisor to the U.S. National Intelligence Council and on the Singapore government’s Committee on the Future Economy. He currently serves on the advisory boards of the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA), Geoquant, and Datarama, and previously on the Innovation Advisory Board of DBS Bank.
Khanna was a featured speaker at TED in 2016 and TED Global in 2009, with his talks garnering more than three million views online. Before founding FutureMap, Khanna was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore, as well as a senior fellow at New America and the Brookings Institution. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical advisor to U.S. Special Operations Forces.
Dr Khanna holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Khanna’s newest book is MOVE: The Forces That Are Uprooting Us and Will Shape Humanity’s Destiny (2021), a bold roadmap to harness the world’s talent pool and regenerate our societies and economies amidst today’s onslaught of disruptions. His book The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century (2019) earned high praise from Larry Summers, Jim Rogers, and many other luminaries.
- 00:16 – Your new book ‘MOVE’ is coming out this year. Can you tell us what we might expect?
- 02:24 – What are the most important issues that boards face currently?
- 04:50 – Does Covid create opportunities for companies to source talents on a global scale?
- 06:05 – In the post-covid world, how do you plan to deliver keynote speeches again?
- 08:16 – What is next for you?