Ajaz Ahmed, Founder of AKQA, presented at the Sydney Semi Permanent Creativity and Design Festival in 2018, where the theme was "Creative Tension as Inspiration".
Ajaz founded the creative innovation agency AKQA aged 21. AKQA today employs around 2,100 people across 23 studios in 15 countries worldwide. Clients include Nike, BBC and Rolls Royce. AKQA is the winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, the highest accolade bestowed on business in the UK. Ajaz co-authored the two best-selling business transformation books Velocity and Limitless. All proceeds from his books and speeches are donated to charities voted for by employees of AKQA. Ajaz’s thoughts and essays: http://www.akqa.com/ajaz/