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Ahmad Wani (30) serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of One Concern, a Menlo Park-based machine learning company with a mission to save and protect lives and livelihoods before and after natural disasters. In 2016, Forbes named Mr. Wani one of the world’s top innovators in its “30 Under 30” edition. A native of Kashmir, India, Mr. Wani was inspired to create One Concern, having personally experienced the devastating impact of disasters on his family and community in India.
Recognizing the enormous challenges faced by the public and private sector in the wake of a disaster, Mr. Wani set out to design a platform that marries hazard modeling with machine learning and artificial intelligence so that communities are better prepared before and after a disaster strikes.
Mr. Wani holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, with a focus on seismic engineering, from Stanford University. Before attending Stanford, Mr. Wani graduated top of his class at India’s prestigious, National Institute of Technology, earning a “Gold Medalist” award for distinction. Before moving to California, Mr. Wani performed structural design and risk analysis for critical infrastructure for the Central Government of India.