Jahanzaib Ansari - Co-Founder & CEO, Knockri
Jahanzaib is a leader in Transformative HR Technology, and works with fortune 500’s like IBM, and helps Transform their Talent Acquisition function into a competitive advantage. As an Implementor of Change, he is often invited to share his thoughts on A.I. Transformation, The Future of Work, and Diversity, at major events in North America.
He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Knockri, an Artificially Intelligent Video Soft Skill assessment tool utilized in Recruitment. Knockri merges Computer Vision, A.I. and Industrial Organizational Psychology to short-list the best fit candidates objectively. It ensures a candidate’s name, gender, race or accent are never taken into consideration in determining desirability of a better hire. To date, Knockri has fairly assessed thousands of candidates, reduced time to fill, and has significantly increased racial and gender diversity for its customers.
Jahanzaib was recognized as Innovator of the year by Ascend, the largest Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. The fast-growing venture has been featured in numerous media outlets including: Forbes, Tech Crunch, Huffington Post, Venture beat, Business Insider, CBC, The Globe, MaRs, and many other notable publications.
The previous business he co-founded - Sartoria Darzi, was ranked among Toronto's 10 best made to measure brands in 2015 by lifestyle publication (BlogTO). The business is located in the heart of Toronto's financial district.