Mehran Gul is currently writing a book on “The New Geography of Innovation” which charts the rise of technology ecosystems outside the US. The book is based on an essay which won the Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize for writers. It will be published by HarperCollins in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US. It has also been signed for publication in Japan, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and China,
He has previously worked at the World Economic Forum and the United National Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He received his graduate degree in International Relations from Yale where he was a Fulbright scholar, Fox International Fellow, and Teaching Fellow. He received his undergraduate education at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has been a visiting scholar at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and a regional fellow with the Acumen Fund.
Is technology that is driving digital transformation or the digital natives? The millennials and Gen Z are growing up with a unique experience of digital transformation. In fact, they are driving it. This discussion will focus on their role in framing the digital revolution and projecting what's next when the young ones lead, consume and live digitally.