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World's Exponential Technology Leaders Plan for the Next 10 Years at Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco


SU Celebrates Impact of The Power of 10 with 1,500+ Global
Leaders Making a Difference in Communities, Governments, Organizations,
Startups, Enterprises Around the World

University (SU)
, a global community with a mission to educate,
inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to
address humanity's grand challenges, will host its third annual SU
Global Summit, August 20-22, 2018, at the Hilton Union Square in San
Francisco. This Summit's theme is The Power of 10, celebrating
SU's 10th anniversary, the positive impact of technology over the past
ten years, the anticipated breakthroughs in the next ten, as well as the
tens of thousands of community members launching impact initiatives that
leverage exponential technologies to positively impact billions of
people around the world. To view the 2018 agenda, visit the SU
Global Summit webpage

More than 1,500 participants from 64 countries are expected to attend
the Summit. They include executives from large enterprises, governments,
and nonprofits, impact entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, and
engaged citizens. They all share an interest in learning how exponential
technologies will impact the future, and how they can be used to address
the world's biggest challenges—from water, food, and shelter, to the
environment, health, and education, among others. At the Summit, they
will engage with world-renowned experts and practitioners discussing the
latest technology developments; exchange stories of their own
achievements and impact; learn about new programs and methodologies for
launching moonshot projects, embracing an exponential mindset, and
creating more resilient, adaptable organizations; and discover unique
opportunities for collaboration and co-creation.

"In our first ten years, Singularity University became leader in
understanding and educating the world about the growth, convergence, and
future implications of exponentially accelerating technologies and how
they can unlock solutions to the world's biggest problems," said Rob
Nail, CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University. "We also
built a global community that's using technology to create impact
together around the world. In our next ten years, we will grow our
capabilities, reach, and impact through our expanding ecosystem of
partners, making exponential thinking and insights about the future
accessible to anyone, anywhere and catalyzing connections to ensure a
better future becomes a reality."

"The Global Summit is where the world's exponential leaders unite to
drive positive change in new ways," said Will Weisman, Executive
Director, Singularity University Summits. "We invite you to join us on
this mission and learn what you can do to impact humanity and usher in a
new era of prosperity."

In line with The Power of 10, SU will announce a variety of new
initiatives that will support the efforts of the SU community for the
next decade and beyond, among them:

  • Global Startup Program - A flagship program since 2008, SU
    revamped the formerly named Global Solutions Program (GSP) this past
    year to make it available to more people. The GSP will focus on
    helping startups 10x their ideas, go global, and build for the billion
    scale. SU will showcase the new program and begin taking applications
    for the spring 2019 cohort.
  • SU Ventures Demo Faire - Over the course of the Global Summit,
    SU Venture companies will showcase their latest breakthroughs and
    products in the Expo.
  • Digital Learning Platform - In August, SU will launch its
    digital learning platform including digital resources and new online
    courses. The new digital content is designed to bring SU and its
    exponential thinking and programs to more people around the world in
    an affordable, scalable format.
  • Enterprise Solutions - SU helps organizations reinvent
    themselves to successfully chart and pursue a path to a better future.
    SU will showcase its portfolio of enterprise solutions that help
    executives define a future vision and strategy that includes both
    profit and purpose; harness exponential technologies, digital tools,
    and new business models to create future businesses that leap ahead of
    new competitive forces; cultivate future leaders armed with an
    exponential mindset and toolset; and create a more resilient,
    adaptable, and creative culture. SU will also share new insights from
    DASH, a new digital platform that leverages predictive analytics to
    help leaders forecast and respond proactively to exponential trends
    and technologies, and advance their leadership and innovation
    capabilities through diagnostics, customized content, and courses.

More than 75 global experts will present leading-edge research and
perspectives on exponential technologies that will shift how we solve
the world's most significant challenges of growth and development, among

  • Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Co-founder, Singularity University, The
    Future is Faster Than You Think
  • Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder, Singularity University, SU
    State of the Global Union: Building a Global Community
  • Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Singularity University, Director of
    Engineering, Google, The Power of 10: An Exponential 10 Years
  • Erik Anderson, Chairman of the Board, Singularity University, Founder
    & CEO, WestRiver Group, SU in the Next 10 Years and Exponential
    Business Models workshop
  • Kay Firth Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence & Machine
    Learning, World Economic Forum, Building Ethical AI
  • Meighan Stone, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; David
    Kirkpatrick, Founder, Techonomy, Social Media & Responsibility
  • Vivienne Ming, CEO, Socos, Future of Human Potential
  • Andrea Hoffman, Founder and CEO, and Peter Classen, Chief
    Transformation Officer and Sr. Strategist, Culture Shift Labs, The
    Path to Growth, Innovation, and Abundance Through Diversity and
  • Raj Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft, Thoughts
    from the Front Line of Autonomous Transportation
  • Dr. Daniel Kraft, Chair, Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity
    University, Digital Medicine
  • Danica Remy, CEO, B612, Mapping the Solar System
  • Neil Jacobstein, Chair, AI & Robotics, Singularity University; Dr.
    Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO & Founder, Opnwatr; Pablos Holman, Intellectual
    Ventures, The Ethics of Exponential Technology moderated by
    Georgia Frances King, Ideas Editor, Quartz
  • Dioselin Goselin, Sr. Director of Engineering, Mixed Reality at Work,
    Microsoft, Ubiquitous Mixed Reality: People, Places, and Things
  • Anne Connelly, Vice Chair of the Board, Blockchain Canada; Cara
    LaPointe, Sr. Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation,
    Georgetown University, Blockchain for Good moderated by Laura
    Shin, Crypto Journalist & Host, Unchained Podcast
  • Wolfgang Fengler, Lead Economist, World Bank, Making
    Everyone Count: How Data Can Change the World
  • Mei Mei Hu, CEO, United Neuroscience, Democratizing Brain Health
  • Jun Axup, Chief Scientist, IndieBio, Food is Exponential Medicine
  • Suzanne Gildert, Founder & CEO,, Introduction to
    Exponentials: Robotics
  • Allan Cook, Managing Director and Digital Reality Business Leader,
    Deloitte Consulting LLP, Digital Reality: Transforming the
  • John Hagel, Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte Services LP, Future
    of Work and the Individual,
    and Symposium: Moving from Pressure
    to Opportunity
    – the Challenge of the Big Shift
  • Steve Hatfield, Principal, Future of Work Market Leader, Deloitte
    Consulting LLP, Organizations and the Future of Work
  • Geoff Tuff, Principal, Innovation and Applied Design Practices Leader,
    Deloitte Consulting LLP, Panel: Turning Exponential Insights into

"We live in a time where unprecedented change is disrupting nearly every
way we work and live. Our personal and professional lives are shifting
in response to new technologies and business models. These forces
challenge us to respond and adapt, or fall behind. In particular,
organizations must adopt new ways of partnering externally to rapidly
develop new capabilities and offerings. Singularity University provides
critical impetus and education to help organizations accelerate their
innovation transformations—and Deloitte is focused on innovating towards
a technology-driven future by serving our clients' multi-faceted needs,
beginning with operating the latest technologies, exploring new business
models, and leveraging a broad ecosystem of collaborators and startups
globally. Deloitte creates transformational solutions and
operationalizes change, innovation, and preparedness," said Nishita
Henry, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Deloitte is the Platinum Sponsor of Singularity University Summits,
which includes the Global Summit, Exponential Medicine and SingularityU
International Summits, which take place throughout the world. Deloitte
is a founding member of SingularityU Netherlands.

To learn more about SU programs and events, go to
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community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest
challenges and build a better future for all. SU's collaborative
platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to
learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating
technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital
biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research
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