Irfan Khan Accepted Into Forbes Technology Council

Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.

San Jose, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2019 — Irfan Khan, president and CEO of Bristlecone, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community of world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Khan has spent his two-decade career building customer-centric organizations. This includes doubling the size of Bristlecone over the last four years. Bristlecone is part of the $20 billion Mahindra Group.

Khan was vetted by a review committee and selected for Forbes Technology Council membership based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Irfan Khan into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Khan has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Khan will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Khan will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“For a company to become antifragile, ready to thrive in chaos, it needs to complete a digital transformation focused on achieving unprecedented agility and collaboration,” said Khan. “Forbes Technology Council provides a platform for guiding and navigating organizations willing to be part of that transformation. I look forward to networking with some of the world’s leading technology professionals and bringing into the discussion the importance of customer-centric antifragility.”


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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Over the past 20 years, Irfan Khan has built customer-centric organizations, achieved record company growth, and welcomed clients’ involvement in product development, customization, and features. Khan has helped drive transformation, leading with focus, trust, and vision. A Microsoft Alum, Khan is one of the world’s foremost experts on building transparency into supply chains. His insights on blockchain technology and the future of business have been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine. Khan also serves as a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council.

Khan has engineered partnerships with MIT and has thrust Bristlecone onto the global stage for supply chain solutions, creating high-performance ecosystems and in-house innovation via Bristlecone Labs. He has successfully led organizational changes and process improvement in markets across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.


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