WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community empowering leaders to leverage exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all.

A benefit corporation based in NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, SU provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a business accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people.

WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR

INTRODUCTION TO EXPONENTIALS

To empower your organisation to anticipate, embrace and capitalise on exponential technologies.

AR/VR

SOLVING
GLOBAL
GRAND CHALLENGES

DIGITAL BIOLOGY/
BIOTECHNOLOGY

EXPONENTIAL
ENERGY

TECHNOLOGY
DISRUPTION
& GLOBAL IMPACT

BLOCKCHAIN

FUTURE OF SECURITY

BIG DATA

EXONOMICS

EXPONENTIAL ORGANISATIONS
2.0

WHO IS ATTENDING

Directors, C-suites, Government officials

Innovators, inventors start-up founders

Leaders and aspiring leaders

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN

DEVELOP > EXPONENTIAL IDEAS
  • Learn the disruptive implications of fast growing technologies
  • Recognize how to think exponentially about businesses
  • Predict the impact that exponential technologies will have on your business
  • Use SU’s innovation tools and methods to co-create disruptive strategies
EXECUTE > INNOVATION
  • Examine what it means to be a corporation in today’s exponential world
  • Explore best practices in innovation management
  • Identify opportunities and work with new and uncommon partners
  • Understand design for exponentials methodologies and future forecasting to develop the ability to envision new business models
UNDERSTAND > POTENTIAL 
  • Build a shared understanding of the future through collaborative activities
  • Practice design for exponentials thinking by leveraging SU methodologies
  • Evaluate the risks of being disrupted vs. being the disruptor
  • Gain knowledge of the future and leadership skills to achieve full potential

THE FACULTY

DR. NICHOLAS HAAN

Global Grand Challenges

    Elena Toufani

    Exonomics, Longevity

      Ramez Naam

      Energy & Environmental Systems

        Nell Watson

        Artificial Intelligence

          Jody Medich

          AR/VR, Design Thinking

            Dr. Michael Gillam

            Medicine, Big Data

              Raymond McCauley

              Digital Biology

                Nathana O’Brien Sharma

                Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics

                  SCHEDULE

                   

                  Jody Medich, Director of Design SU Labs and SU Faculty

                  35 min. talk

                  Exponential Data: Thriving and Surviving in the Age of “Big Data”

                  Today, the foundational strategies for a modern company to survive relies on data. That data is bigger and faster than ever before. It is said that if you are not a software company today, you will be beaten by a competitor that is. Exponentially advancing trends in machine intelligence, big compute, data automation, sensors and the Internet of Things is changing every aspect of the opportunities for how we leverage, manage and execute data strategy for our companies today. From data liquidity to centricity, late binding, backcasting and virtuous cycles, the foundations for building data strategies in companies today are more important than ever for surviving in this age of exponentials.

                  Jody Medich, Director of Design SU Labs and SU Faculty

                  45 min. talk

                  Artificial Intelligence

                  Artificial Intelligence has been around for more than 60 years. So why is it hyping now? And why is this the best possible time for companies to think of an AI-strategy? This talk explains in a clear way how AI and Machine Learning can be applied in every industry.

                  Nell Watson, Faculty, Artificial Intelligence

                  15 min. Q&A

                  Artificial Intelligence

                  Artificial Intelligence has been around for more than 60 years. So why is it hyping now? And why is this the best possible time for companies to think of an AI-strategy? This talk explains in a clear way how AI and Machine Learning can be applied in every industry.

                  Nell Watson, Faculty, Artificial Intelligence

                  45 min. talk

                  Exponential Data: Thriving and Surviving in the Age of “Big Data”

                  Today, the foundational strategies for a modern company to survive relies on data. That data is bigger and faster than ever before. It is said that if you are not a software company today, you will be beaten by a competitor that is. Exponentially advancing trends in machine intelligence, big compute, data automation, sensors and the Internet of Things is changing every aspect of the opportunities for how we leverage, manage and execute data strategy for our companies today. From data liquidity to centricity, late binding, backcasting and virtuous cycles, the foundations for building data strategies in companies today are more important than ever for surviving in this age of exponentials.

                  Michael Gillam, Faculty, Big Data, Medicine

                  15 min. Q&A

                  Exponential Data: Thriving and Surviving in the Age of “Big Data”

                  Today, the foundational strategies for a modern company to survive relies on data. That data is bigger and faster than ever before. It is said that if you are not a software company today, you will be beaten by a competitor that is. Exponentially advancing trends in machine intelligence, big compute, data automation, sensors and the Internet of Things is changing every aspect of the opportunities for how we leverage, manage and execute data strategy for our companies today. From data liquidity to centricity, late binding, backcasting and virtuous cycles, the foundations for building data strategies in companies today are more important than ever for surviving in this age of exponentials.

                  Michael Gillam, Faculty, Big Data, Medicine

                  45 min. talk

                  Energy Disruption

                  The world is bumping up against multiple environmental and natural resource hurdles – climate change, peak oil, fresh water shortages, rising prices for food, minerals, and commodities of all sorts. At the same time, a growing population and a surge in the wealth of the developing world is increasing consumption. Can innovation keep pace? What are the true limits to growth? How do we overcome the challenges that face us? The session will provide an overview of the key natural resource and environmental challenges that face us, the on-the-horizon innovations that hold the promise to overcome them, and the policies that would best encourage innovation in those critical fields. The true limits to economic and natural resource growth on Planet Earth will be presented and discussed.

                  Ramez Naam, Chair Energy & Environmental Systems

                  15 min. Q&A

                  Energy Disruption

                  The world is bumping up against multiple environmental and natural resource hurdles – climate change, peak oil, fresh water shortages, rising prices for food, minerals, and commodities of all sorts. At the same time, a growing population and a surge in the wealth of the developing world is increasing consumption. Can innovation keep pace? What are the true limits to growth? How do we overcome the challenges that face us? The session will provide an overview of the key natural resource and environmental challenges that face us, the on-the-horizon innovations that hold the promise to overcome them, and the policies that would best encourage innovation in those critical fields. The true limits to economic and natural resource growth on Planet Earth will be presented and discussed.

                  Ramez Naam, Chair Energy & Environmental Systems

                  45 min. talk

                  Biotechnology

                  We review advances in genomics, genetic engineering, cellular agriculture, systems biology, and personalised medicine. Tools once restricted to biotechnology professionals are democratising, becoming more like personal computers and smartphones, and appearing everywhere. What does this mean for our jobs, our families, our lives, and ourselves? And what’s coming next?

                  Raymond McCauley, Chair, Digital Biology

                  15 min. Q&A

                  Biotechnology

                  We review advances in genomics, genetic engineering, cellular agriculture, systems biology, and personalised medicine. Tools once restricted to biotechnology professionals are democratising, becoming more like personal computers and smartphones, and appearing everywhere. What does this mean for our jobs, our families, our lives, and ourselves? And what’s coming next?

                  Raymond McCauley, Chair, Digital Biology

                  15 min.

                  Jody Medich, Director of Design SU Labs and SU Faculty
                  Jody Medich, Director of Design SU Labs and SU Faculty

                  45 min. talk

                  Future of Security

                  Explore the current and future effects of security. This session would address the criminal applications of robotics, virtual worlds, nanotechnology, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, bio-hacking, social data and location-based crime.

                  Nathana O'Brien Sharma, Principal Faculty, Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics

                  20 min. Q&A

                  Future of Security

                  Explore the current and future effects of security. This session would address the criminal applications of robotics, virtual worlds, nanotechnology, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, bio-hacking, social data and location-based crime.

                  Nathana O'Brien Sharma, Principal Faculty, Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics

                  45 min. talk

                  Global Grand Challenges

                  The implications and opportunities of many of the technological breakthroughs happening now and in the near future will be nothing short of disruptive to our lives, our businesses and industries, and society as a whole. A new understanding and set of tools are required to stay ahead of this exponential curve, through which we will solve some of the greatest problems facing humanity today. Once you’ve tackled these challenges, where are the opportunities to both run a successful business and positively impact lives?

                  Nick Haan, Chair, Global Grand Challenges

                  20 min. Q&A

                  Global Grand Challenges

                  The implications and opportunities of many of the technological breakthroughs happening now and in the near future will be nothing short of disruptive to our lives, our businesses and industries, and society as a whole. A new understanding and set of tools are required to stay ahead of this exponential curve, through which we will solve some of the greatest problems facing humanity today. Once you’ve tackled these challenges, where are the opportunities to both run a successful business and positively impact lives?

                  Nick Haan, Chair, Global Grand Challenges

                  45 min. talk

                  Exonomics

                  Exponential technologies have profound effects on how economies function. Exponential Economics – or Exonomics – is the study of this emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and governments. The talk covers unifying themes among disruptive trends in business strategy,financial markets, cryptocurrencies, economic policy, and risk management. Because exponential technologies have profound effects on how economies function, exonomics surveys this emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and governments. What is exonomics? How can we leverage exonomics?

                  Elena Toufani, Faculty, Finance, Economics

                  20 min. Q&A

                  Exonomics

                  Exponential technologies have profound effects on how economies function. Exponential Economics – or Exonomics – is the study of this emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and governments. The talk covers unifying themes among disruptive trends in business strategy,financial markets, cryptocurrencies, economic policy, and risk management. Because exponential technologies have profound effects on how economies function, exonomics surveys this emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and governments. What is exonomics? How can we leverage exonomics?

                  Elena Toufani, Faculty, Finance, Economics

                  45 min. talk

                  AR/VR

                  Augmented and Virtual Realities are posed to exponentially explode and transform nearly every facet of our world. Jody will explain how and why these technologies work, and the numerous medical and productivity applications already in development. Then she will discuss how AR/VR will converge with Artificial Intelligence and other technologies to bring Science Fiction to life in the very near future.

                  Jody Medich, Faculty, AR/VR, Design Thinking

                  20 min. Q&A

                  AR/VR

                  Augmented and Virtual Realities are posed to exponentially explode and transform nearly every facet of our world. Jody will explain how and why these technologies work, and the numerous medical and productivity applications already in development. Then she will discuss how AR/VR will converge with Artificial Intelligence and other technologies to bring Science Fiction to life in the very near future.

                  Jody Medich, Faculty, AR/VR, Design Thinking

                   

                  Jody Medich, Director of Design SU Labs and SU Faculty

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