Festival Staff / April 26, 2021
Join us Wednesday, September 15 at 3pm Arizona time (6pm EST) for Authors In Conversation with tech author Azeem Azhar as he discusses his new book "The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics and Society" with moderator Joaquin Ruiz. Reserve your spot here.
Azeem Azhar is the creator of the Exponential View, a global platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by nearly two hundred thousand people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. Over the last three decades, Azhar has founded and invested in a number of successful tech companies bought by firms like Amazon and Microsoft. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, a senior advisor at PwC, and a contributor to publications including the Financial Times, Prospect, and the MIT Technology Review. He served as the Economist’s first ever internet correspondent. He lives in London.
Joaquin Ruiz joined the University of Arizona Geosciences Department in 1983. He was appointed Vice President of Global Environmental Futures in 2019. As a scientist with equal abilities in chemistry and in geology, Dr. Ruiz addresses many first-order problems in the Earth Sciences, such as the development of new isotope systems for studying ore deposits and the tectonic processes involved in the growth and evolution of Mexico. His research team addresses problems ranging from the origins of life to present-day climate change.