Jayant Narayan

Lead, Climate Technology, World Economic Forum

Jayant Narayan is currently leading various Forum initiatives on AI and climate technologies under the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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, including C4IR India. He is part of UNESCO's expert group to operationalize ethical recommendations on AI and also part of World Bank's working group on Law and technology under the Law, Justice and Development Forum.

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