Sanjay Khanna is resident futurist at Baker McKenzie, where he advises senior leaders in business, government and civil society on complex twenty-first century risks and opportunities. Sanjay advised Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance as part of a global Baker McKenzie team.
Sanjay was a strategy consultant to Insurance Bureau of Canada and Centre for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change: Climate Solutions Program. Ford Motor Co.’s chief futurist invited Sanjay’s contributions to Ford Trends 2017 and Ford Trends 2018. Sanjay was a founding member of the Loblaw Food Council, launched in 2016 by Loblaws, Canada’s food and pharmacy leader.
Sanjay’s interdisciplinary activities involve academic and industry collaborations in artificial intelligence and robotics; mobile and ubiquitous computing; ethics, law, future of work and smart cities; global health, public health and public safety; disaster risk reduction, environmental and climatic change; strategic foresight and change leadership; and strategic foresight, design thinking and innovation.
Sanjay is a board member of Rethink Sustainability Initiatives and a board advisor of Institute for Advancements in Mental Health. Sanjay co-authored a peer-reviewed article on public health risk communications for extreme weather and climate change and authored peer-reviewed a book epilogue on reducing disasters with early warning systems. He organized one of the world’s first expert gatherings on the emerging psychological, social and cultural consequences of climate change.