StraightTalk engages in open, authentic conversations with no holds barred. Our guests are known and emerging pioneers, mavericks and game-changers — from historians and economists to CEOs and medical experts — who are all single-minded about transforming the world we live in. At StraightTalk, we influence the influencers.


StraightTalk grew out of an intuitive sense that our current business conversations and climate have left us ill prepared for these volatile times. We have created a global, not-for-profit forum that seeks to: 

Meet the Host

Af Malhotra is a tech founder, active investor and dedicated philanthropist. He has a distinguished career in technology, having held leadership roles in global companies including Amstrad, Fujitsu, and most recently Gartner. 

Af has acquired graduate and post-graduate degrees from Goldsmiths College, University of London (Anthropology), Kingston Business School (MA in Business), and Harvard Business School (Executive Education). He is also a guest lecturer at London Business School (LBS)  and Queen Mary’s, University of London.

Af is a regular contributor in the media, having been featured as a ‘technology entrepreneur and visionary’ on BBC News, CNBC Live, HuffPost, Financial Express Magazine, The Times, Raconteur, Bloomberg, International Finance Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Today, Af is deeply immersed in and speaks about the “three big transformations” that – he believes – will impact the future of humanity: #DigitalWorldOrder #ClimateRealism #DiversityEconomics