Nir Kshetri, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Nir Kshetri is Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA. He has authored twelve books and about 200 academic articles. His books and articles have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese and other languages. He has been ranked among the world’s top 0.03% researchers in the 2021 list of the World’s Top Researchers by Stanford University. Nir’s work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Economist, Al Jazeera, Public Radio International, Scientific American, and Bloomberg TV. He has provided consulting services to Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, various UN agencies and a number of private companies. He is a two-time TEDx speaker about the roles of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence ( ) and blockchain in fighting poverty ( Nir has travelled to more than 100 countries.

8:30 - 9:00

Monday 01th Aug

Blockchains’ energy consumption and environmental impacts: Political and social discourses and key argumentations