Dr. Petar Stojanov

Global Partner, Innovation, Talent and Future Strategy, Black

A quantum physicist turned future strategist, Dr. Petar Stojanov applies learnings from science to help governments and organisations solve complex innovation challenges. As Partner and Practice Lead of Innovation, National Talent and Future Strategy at Black, a global design and innovation advisory, his team advises on the impact of disruptive new technologies, and future-skilling the national talent that will drive the future of government and the private sector.

As a government-level adviser, Petar and his team have worked to develop regulatory and policy frameworks around disruptive technologies, accelerate national talent, and build innovation portfolios with tangible human and commercial impact extending into the billions. Petar has been invited as a distinguished speaker at the China International Big Data and Industry Expo to share his comments on the ethics of AI alongside luminaries including Robin Li from Baida and Jack Ma from Alibaba.

Petar holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Quantum Physics specializing in Nanotechnology, with dual Honours degrees in Science and Engineering from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Petar occasionally lectures on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at New York University Abu Dhabi and London Business School Dubai and is the former Futurist-In-Residence at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.


GESS Talks Arena

14 November 2021 | 11:00 - 11:20 | English | Technology and Talent: Shaping the Future of Education

The talk is an exciting and entertaining exploration of the future of education, from the technology that will shape the way we learn, to the talent and skills we will need to build in our youth to propel the UAE's future agenda forward.