Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari, Director, Strategic Programs, Office of the Executive Vice President, TELUS. A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon is currently the Director of Strategic Programs, Office of the Executive Vice President at TELUS. Previously, he was the Founding Director of Studio [Y] at MaRS, Canada’s largest innovation hub and the co-founder of CatalystsX, a social enterprise that raised nearly $1M in its first year. Prior to that, Hamoon spent several years at Deloitte where he helped build the company’s consulting business in the Caribbean. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo, where he completed both his degrees, and worked at Family Services Toronto. He is a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, a recipient of University of Waterloo’s Alumni Achievement Award, and a Canada Millennium Scholar. Hamoon writes and speaks frequently on the future of work, learning, and economy and is currently curious to learn from your audacious ideas about how we might reimagine and redesign the University of the Future.