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SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY
10X FUTURE VISIONING
NOV 7 & 8, 2019 | SUNTEC CONVENTION CENTRE

TECHNOLOGY THAT DELIVERS THE CONSUMER NEED FIRST WILL BE IN THE FRONT SEAT OF BUSINESS DISRUPTION

THE FUTURE IS PROMISING!

Whether rethinking staid industries or creating new businesses, technology that understands and delivers the human need first will be in the front seat of business disruption.

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 programmes, innovative partnerships and a business accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilise these technologies to positively impact billions of people.

WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

LONGEVITY
BIOMEDICAL

AI

LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD
AR/VR

FUTURE OF FOOD
BIOTECH

GLOBAL IMPACT
FUTURE’S WHEEL

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BLOCKCHAIN

NEUROSCIENCE

WHO IS ATTENDING

Participants who are part of the core leadership team and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in equivalent seniority to be effective change agents.

C-suite, board members, government personnel

Innovators, inventors, start-up founders

Senior leaders, business unit leaders

WHY?

‘I think we need to be training people on how to change the world’.
Larry Page, CEO, Google, speaking at the Singularity Founding conference.

Future vision
Reframe your thinking with an in-depth overview of technology and trends

Future forecast
Create an opportunity map for the next 20+ years

Future narrative
Develop a compelling, tangible artifact that brings your vision to life

THE FACULTY

Rob Nail

Leading in the Age of Disruption | Exponential Organisations

    Neil Jacobstein

    Chair Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

      Dr Ryan Bethencourt

      Future of Food: Feeding the Next 3 Billion

        Brett Schilke

        The Future’s Wheel

          Aaron Frank

          Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

            Dr Aubrey De Grey

            Longevity: How to Defeat Human Aging

              Shuonan Chen

              The Future of Work: Entrepreneurship and Value Drivers

                Kyle Nel

                Uncommon Learning: Leveraging Tech and Behavioral Science

                  PROGRAMME

                  Stay on the cutting edge.
                  Explore the opportunities and implications of exponential technology and connect to a global ecosystem that shapes the future and solves the world’s pressing problems.

                  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
                  Participant Arrival and Registration
                  8:55 AM - 9:10 AM
                  Opening Speech
                  SU Moderator - Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

                  CEOs today must be the masters of many domains. It’s no longer enough to just know one thing – you need to be a futurist, technologist, innovator, and humanitarian.
                  In this talk, Singularity Associate Founder and CEO Rob Nail shares a case study on a traditional company navigating an exponential future.

                  Rob Nail, CEO & Associate Founder
                  10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
                  BREAK

                  45 min. talk

                  What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Three key techniques for developing AI: reverse engineering the brain, machine pattern recognition and deep learning, and data/knowledge engineering.

                  Neil Jacobstein, Chair Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
                  Neil Jacobstein, Chair Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
                  12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
                  Networking Lunch

                  The implications and unintended consequences of a particular technology.

                  This group exercise is a way to explore the implications and unintended consequences of a particular trend or technology. It’s a great way to explore how business and markets might be impacted as well as uncover unexplored opportunities.

                  Brett Schilke, SU Staff, Director of Impact
                  2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
                  BREAK

                  45 min. talk

                  With a rapidly growing global population, our world is surpassing its natural carrying capacity, which begs the critical question: how will we feed the next 3 billion people born over the decades ahead? This is just one factor that’s triggering the largest transformations of the food and agriculture industries since humanity first domesticated plants and animals over 10,000 years ago.

                  This talk dives into the future of food, explores the prospects of cellular agriculture and clean meat, and discusses how embracing GMO technologies can help grow more food and possibly even save our planet.

                  In this session, you will:
                  – learn about the powerful opportunities biotechnology is creating within the 15 trillion dollar protein and meat markets
                  – understand the difference between cellular and acellular agriculture
                  – see how organisations and startups are innovating with clean meat, fermentation technology, and vertical farming
                  – discuss the current scientific and regulatory challenges ahead of us as new food industries blossom across the globe
                  – explore ways to prepare for the end of food scarcity, the rise of food abundance, and the massive entrepreneurial opportunities still ahead

                  Dr Ryan Bethencourt Faculty, Biotechnology, Future of Food
                  Dr Ryan Bethencourt Faculty, Biotechnology, Future of Food
                  SU Moderator - Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
                  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
                  Participant Arrival and Registration
                  SU Moderator - Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

                  30 min. talk + 15 min Q&A

                  Spatial computing technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) have seen an impressive pace of development in recent years. Everything from training and development, manufacturing, education, and more will be upended by these new computing tools.

                  In this session, you will explore the way these platforms unlock human potential by leaving the world of 2D screens and moving computing into our three-dimensional lives. You will learn how these augmented and virtual reality concepts will reshape the way we live, work, and play in the years ahead.

                  Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
                  Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
                  10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
                  BREAK

                  45 min. talk

                  For the first time in human history, radical life extension is no longer an impossible fantasy. Exponentially growing technologies such as artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology have given rise to a paradigm shift in human lifespan research that is beginning to turn science fiction into science fact.

                  Current trends point to possible changes in human evolution, and the likely emergence of the Homo Vivus – humans with radically extended lifespans.

                  This talk covers the cutting edge of research into human longevity and its massive socio-economic implications.

                  Dr Aubrey de Grey, SU Faculty, Longevity
                  Dr Aubrey de Grey, SU Faculty, Longevity
                  12:25 PM - 1:25 PM
                  Networking Lunch

                  45 min. talk

                  Entrepreneurship is the most efficient way of solving a problem–one can be entrepreneurial whether it is running a startup or working inside a large corporation. With exponential technologies including artificial intelligence, AR/VR and blockchain that rapidly change how we do business as well as how we recruit and retain talent, the future of work will be shaped by entrepreneurial minds who can effectively leverage these exponential technologies and its value drivers to bring the most innovative
                  solutions.

                  This talk covers how entrepreneurship drives value creation in the workplace, how one can be more entrepreneurial in their current role regardless of job title, as well as case studies of how entrepreneurship and exponential technologies are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work for some of the most renowned startups and corporates.

                  Shuonan Chen, SU Faculty, Entrepreneurship, Blockchain
                  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
                  BREAK

                  45 min. talk

                  From conceiving new ideas, to developing and introducing new products or experiences, there are many frameworks for innovation such as design thinking and lean startup.While all these frameworks have merit, they tend to overlook our most fundamental limitations: our brains. All people develop cognitive biases that drive our behavior, and these subconscious responses are nearly impossible for people to articulate.

                  Advancements in neuroscience and machine learning are enabling us to gain deeper insights into unstated reactions to new technological experiences. This technology allows us to quantify reactions that are inherently qualitative, such as our emotions, attention and attitudes. These insights can be applied to predict likely behavior and improve the likelihood of success when developing new concepts and products.

                  Kyle Nel, EVP, Uncommon Partners Lab Corporate Innovation
                  SU Moderator - Aaron Frank, Principal Faculty, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

                  All information stated is correct at time of printing and may be subject to change without notice at the discretion of SIM.

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