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Jayant Narayan

Project Lead, World Economic Forum

Jayant Narayan is currently managing the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Action Alliance – a collaborative platform to accelerate benefits of AI while mitigating its risks. He works with leaders from across the public and private sector on issues related to technology and AI strategy, deployment and governance.

Jayant has a B.Tech in electrical engineering and started his career as a software engineer, working for Fortune 500 clients in retail, pharma and automotive industry. He later transitioned to public policy, served on the board of an educational NGO and worked on various policy issues with GIZ's Indo-German Environment Programme, including new and emerging policy areas like India’s law on electronic waste recycling.

He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University. In his previous roles at the World Economic Forum, Jayant has been instrumental in launching the Forum’s Global Lighthouse network – a network of factories leading on technology and innovation. In his most recent role, he also helped build the strategy and operations for the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. Jayant is also part of the strategy team for C4IR India.

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