Keynote Speaker

Enjoy thought provoking commentary from our keynote speaker about how you can reach, grow, and innovate both your affiliate programs and overall businesses—on a global scale.

Parag Khanna

Managing Partner, Hybrid Reality
Co-Founder & CEO, Factorum

As the world becomes increasingly more connected, the affiliate space has evolved to adapt to these global trends. In this vein, we are honored to welcome leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author Parag Khanna as our CJU17 keynote speaker.

Born in India, Parag grew up in the United Arab Emirates, New York, and Germany, and has traveled to more than 100 countries on all continents. Dr. Khanna holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Parag also appears as a global contributor on CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera and other international news media. His 2008 cover story for the New York Times Magazine titled “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” is one of the most globally debated and influential essays since the end of the Cold War. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”

CJU17 will largely highlight the current international developments occurring in affiliate, making Parag an ideal keynote speaker as he discusses worldwide trends, economic ecosystems, and how global connectivity is impacting macro commerce and ecommerce trends.