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Hamoon Ekhtiari

Founder & CEO, Audacious Futures


A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon is the Founder & CEO of Audacious Futures, a global launchpad for bold innovation re-imaging the future at the intersection of technology, humanity, and philosophy. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Innovation for the Executive Vice President at a $30B telecom and technology company. Prior to that, Hamoon was the Founding Director of Studio [Y], a leadership and innovation academy at MaRS, Canada’s largest innovation hub. He has also founded a social enterprise which raised $1M in its first year, helped build Deloitte’s consulting business in the Caribbean, and taught as adjunct faculty. Hamoon is a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, an AdR Fellow at University of Cambridge, a recipient of University of Waterloo’s Alumni Achievement Medal, and a Canada Millennium Scholar. He is passionate about unlocking the potential of people, organizations, and societies to re-imagine and invent the future.