Kia Afcari

Change Agent

Kia Afcari is a change agent and consultant focused on organizational culture, innovation and diversity. He’s on a mission to transform the workplace by leveraging culture, purpose and passion. Kia has worked with NGOs in West Africa, foundations in Silicon Valley, and was most recently tasked with changing the administrative culture of UC Berkeley’s 8,000 staff. He recently won Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Silver Award for Innovation for his culture work at UC Berkeley.

My Sessions

Does Innovation Need Diversity?

Ballroom Salon III

Innovation is the bedrock of enterprise growth and sustainability. However, underneath every organization are hidden neuropsychological forces that get in the way of true innovation. In this talk, culture and inclusion leader Kia Afcari shares the latest research on how unconscious bias, creativity and diversity affect corporate innovation. In this session, participants will learn: A clearer definition of corporate…


Ask the Experts

Ballroom Salon III

In Ask the Experts, speakers are invited back on stage to interact with the audience in a dynamic question and answer session. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the speakers on people management topics, generate questions and share ideas.