Dr. Ashkan Fardost


Global Speaker

Nominated for Sweden’s Speaker of The Year and delivered 500+ keynote speeches in over 20 countries.

I work exclusively with Speakersnet: A global speakers’ bureau that represents a limited number of Sweden’s most influential speakers with a solid international reputation.

For booking requests and other inquiries, please send an email to info@speakersnet.se or call +46 8 545 688 66.

VIDEOS


Talks & Interviews

The Sales Conference @ Avicii Arena, 2022

A firebrand talk on how the internet revolution changes product communication and sales as we know it.

SHE Conference @ Stockholm, 2022

What if our approach to diversity and inclusion is broken? In this talk, I challenge the current trends in inclusion and diversity and show how we are falling into the same dangerous traps that created the need for them in the first place. I propose how the internet age requires us to completely re-think our ideas of inclusion and diversity if we truly want to achieve equality.

TEDx Talks

My contribution to TEDxÖstersund is one of the most watched internet of things talks. At TEDxBerlin I predict how genetic medicine will replace lifelong symptomatic treatments.

Interviews

I had the honor to be a guest on A Quest for Success — an in depth conversation led by Swedish entrepreneur and investor Isabella Löwengrip. We discussed everything from artificial intelligence to the future of education (with English subtitles).

MY MISSION


What you can expect

MY MISSION


What you can expect

Selected Appearances


The Talk


Information technology is the driving force of history.

The nature of an information technology—be it written language in a book, moving pictures on a television screen, or a continuous blast of media through the various shapes of the internet—affect how we think. Therefore, the dominating information technology in a society sets the stage for how people view the world, build and organize institutions, and essentially, how they measure and create value.

Every now and then a new information technology emerges and becomes dominant. The consequence is revolution. Information technology is the driving force of history.

That’s what I passionately study: How information technology shapes industries, societies and human behavior. With insights from history, anthropology and technology, I aim to elucidate this process. A process that is radically changing how we communicate, collaborate, lead and create value.

From science and innovation to culture and politics, I cover a wide array of topics to help you adapt to a chaotic yet exciting new world. Drawing from my experiences in the music industry, startup world, new media and academia, my goal is simple:

To help you understand and leverage the internet revolution.

ABOUT


A short biography

I study how technology and digitalization shape industries, society and human behavior


I’m a former artist and music producer. By using my love for computers, the internet and Napster as a mass medium, I was signed to the global music giant Armada Music in 2003—at 17 years of age.


Being a science nerd, I moved on from music to science and received my PhD degree in organic chemistry from Uppsala University in 2015. My main focus areas were the discovery of new palladium-catalyzed reactions and microwave-irradiated chemistry.

Eventually, my love for computers, music, and the internet drew me back into the Stockholm tech scene, as I joined the music-tech startup Soundtrap. In 2017, Soundtrap was acquired by Spotify. 


Today I teach at the international business school Hyper Island, invest in startups, run one of Sweden’s fastest growing podcasts, and speak globally.

CONTACT


Make a booking request or get in touch

I work exlusively with Speakersnet: A global speakers’ bureau that represents a limited number of Sweden’s most influential speakers with a solid international reputation.

For booking requests and other inquiries, please send an email to info@speakersnet.se or call +46 8 545 688 66.

Please send an email to hello@ashkan.io if you would like to contact me directly.