A quantum physicist turned disruptive innovation and future foresight expert, Dr. Petar has navigated a career that has spanned three continents across multiple industries. Discovering early in his career that innovation is much closer to science than it is to business, Dr. Petar applies scientific methods to solve complex innovation challenges as Partner and Practice Lead of Innovation and Future Strategy at Black, a global design and innovation advisory, and as Futurist-In-Residence at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
As a government-level advisor, Dr. Petar is invited to chair forums and facilitate discussions at the highest echelons of government and regional family offices to develop regulatory and policy frameworks around disruptive technologies and innovation, as well as working within organisations to build cultures of innovation, accelerate talent and create innovation portfolios with tangible human and commercial impact extending into the billions. His team has worked with EXPO 2020 and Dubai 10X, and worked with Dubai Police’s Transport and Rescue Unit to imagine, design and execute their ‘2019-2029’ vision for future mobility.
In his off-hours, Dr. Petar is executive producer and host of the scientific documentary series ‘Scienced’, exploring pioneering new businesses based in the UAE solving global challenges through disruptive technologies, and occasionally lectures on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at New York University Abu Dhabi and London Business School Dubai.