Amil Khanzada

Country representing

Japan

Languages

English
Japanese

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Current organisation

Eiheiji Town, Fukui

Current role

Evolution Ambassador

Skills and Expertise

Data analysis
Information technology
Nutrition
Software development
Teaching and training

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Environment
Health
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Right now, my main focus is on starting a new movement called ZenIT, which aims to solve several major issues in Japan (overtime work, urbanization, non-global mindset, aging population, cultural loss), but have big dreams to transform the entire global IT work culture to be more focused on inner peace. ZenIT combines the cutting-edge technology of Silicon Valley with the highly-developed, ancient practices of Zen and meditation. For this venture, I have the full support of Eiheiji town, the happiest region of Japan and the “headquarters” of Soto Zen (15,000 temples worldwide). It is a not-for-profit movement and we also regularly run workshops for kids! Prior to this, I made the below positive impacts in the Silicon Valley, my hometown: 1. Teaching Yoga and Martial Arts sessions every day for almost a year to my coworkers, friends, and mom as a healing pathway for significant health issues. 2. Giving several presentations to dozens to hundreds of my coworkers regarding nutrition, health, and life philosophy, as well as bridging the communication/culture gaps between the China and US offices with presentations. 3. Sharing with my friends and family several documents and a short book about my journey in personal development.