Jonathan Ledgard is a leading thinker on risk, technology, and nature in Africa. He mobilises investments in artificial intelligence and robotics in emerging markets and advises to head of state level. As a director at the avant-garde École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne he invented the droneport concept for Africa. Previously, he spent two decades as an award-winning correspondent for The Economist, reporting lead stories from many countries and several wars - including a decade as Africa correspondent. His novel Submergence was a New York Times Book of the Year and was adapted for Hollywood by Wim Wenders. He works with major artists on nature-based installations.