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Leadership development designed to help you think like a futurist

First launched in 2009, the Singularity Executive Program (EP) has helped leaders re-frame their perspective and develop deeper understanding of the technologies shaping the future.The program's purpose is to inspire radically new ways of thinking — the kind of mindset necessary for starting new companies or reshaping organizations seeking change.

The EP is for those ready to take the next transformative leap, to own the future and become the leaders of tomorrow.

2024. OCTOBER
6—10
Mountain View, CA 
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Meet your experts

Aaron Frank
Aaron Frank
Distributed Ledger Technology, Mixed Reality, Fintech, Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking
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Aaron Frank is a researcher, writer, and consultant who has spent a decade working in Silicon Valley. As a writer, his articles have appeared in Vice, Wired UK, Forbes, and Venturebeat. He routinely advises large companies, startups, and government organizations on trends related to a broad set of emerging technologies, with a focus on augmented/virtual reality and virtual environments

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Alix Rübsaam
Alix Rübsaam
Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Singularity Foundations
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Alix is a researcher in philosophy of technology and the Director of Curated and Research Content at Singularity. She investigates the societal and cultural impact of exponential technologies. Her current research centres around two large scale projects. The first focus is on the effects of automated decision-making algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and algorithmic bias.

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Andra Keay
Andra Keay
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Ethics, Governance
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Andra Keay, as the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, spearheads the non-profit industry collective that champions innovation and the successful commercialization of robotics technologies. Beyond her pivotal role at Silicon Valley Robotics, Andra is a multifaceted entrepreneur, renowned for her establishment of the global startup competition Robot Launch, the maker space Robot Garden, and the advocacy group Women in Robotics. She extends her expertise as a mentor, investor, and advisor to startups, accelerators, and think tanks, accentuating her passion for steering socially beneficial robotics and AI into the mainstream. With a prolific career encompassing diverse dimensions of the robotics landscape, Andra Keay remains at the forefront of propelling technological innovation towards a brighter, more connected future.

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Andrew Hessel
Andrew Hessel
Biotechnology, Governance
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Andrew Hessel is a pioneering force in genomics and synthetic biology, driving transformative progress in human and animal health. As President of Humane Genomics, he spearheads the creation of synthetic viruses with profound health implications. His influence also extends to the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology, where he catalyzes breakthroughs in biological manipulation. Andrew's impact resonates through the Genome Project-write, a global initiative aimed at engineering vast genomes, including the human genome. With a history as a Distinguished Research Scientist at Autodesk Life Sciences, he excels in using computational tools to navigate life's intricacies. His overarching goal is to deepen our understanding of living systems, enabling us to harness them effectively. With multifaceted contributions, Andrew Hessel is redefining synthetic biology and genomics, propelling innovative solutions across health, science and society.

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Carlo Van de Weijer
Carlo Van de Weijer
Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Governance, Robotics, Transformation
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Carlo van de Weijer, a prominent figure in the automotive sector, boasts executive roles at Siemens and TomTom. With a master's degree in mechanical engineering from TU Eindhoven and a PhD from TU in Graz, his expertise bridges engineering and technology. Presently, Carlo directs the Eindhoven AI System Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology and serves as a Fellow for future mobility at the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He advises global ministries and industries on mobility's future and contributes insights through a weekly column in a leading Dutch newspaper, leaving a significant impact on technology and transportation discourse.

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Christian Graf von Reventlow
Christian Graf von Reventlow
Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Governance, Mixed Reality, Quantum Technology
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Christian von Reventlow is a dynamic global executive driving business transformation through customer-centric approaches, technology foresight and workforce engagement. With expertise in Digitization, 5G and Cloud/Edge computing, he's a sought-after speaker and author of "The Digital Shift: Design’s New Role as AI Transforms into Personal Intelligence." His impactful roles include Group Executive at Telstra, where he revamped consumer business strategy, and Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG, catalyzing innovation culture and deploying AI, AR and IoT. An MIT case study highlights his transformational leadership. Christian's 25-year journey spans key roles at Intel, Avaya and Tenovis, including inventing Europe's first cloud service in 2001. Armed with a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Berlin and a Master's in Physics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, he champions technology for global good. His current position as Group Executive for Products and Technology at Telstra underscores his commitment to innovation-led organizational evolution.

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Diederick Croese
Diederick Croese
Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Impact, Leadership, Quantum
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Diederick is the Director of the Center for Quantum and Society. Previously he worked for Deloitte’s incubator where he co-founded Fast Ventures, a venture discovery technology to match larger companies with tech ventures, now part of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.

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Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
Space Technology, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Economies
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Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom is a space entrepreneur, speaker, author, and impact instigator. She is the Co-Founder of International Space Consultants and SpaceBase – a social enterprise working to democratize access to space by catalyzing space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand. Emeline is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, currently residing in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Michael Vergalla
Michael Vergalla
Robotics, Space Technology
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Michael is a pilot, researcher and entrepreneur. He founded the Free Flight Research Lab to use non-rigid airfoil platforms to advance climate science, conservation and safety. He also developed robotic free flight platforms that would end up being the basis of Airbus’s Project Monark, which he led as Project Executive.

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Naveen Jain
Naveen Jain
Exponentials, Global Grand Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Space Industry
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Naveen is an intensely curious entrepreneur who is focused on ideas that will push humanity forward. He is the author of the award-winning book Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance. His current moonshot adventures are Viome and Moon Express. As a serial entrepreneur, he previously founded InfoSpace, Intelius, and TalentWise.

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Nell Watson
Nell Watson
Foundational Concepts, Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Transformatio
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Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson, a pioneering ethics and machine intelligence researcher, has been a driving force behind some of the most crucial AI ethics standardization and certification initiatives from organizations such as the IEEE.

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Paola Santana
Paola Santana
Entrepreneurship, Drones, Governance
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Paola Santana is a lawyer, public procurement expert and tech entrepreneur, creating the next breakthrough in government systems. She's the founder and CEO of Social Glass, a software ecosystem using Artificial Intelligence to power high-performing governments.Previously, she co-founded Matternet, a Silicon Valley company pioneering drone logistics networks.

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Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Innovation
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Dr. Rodrigo Nieto, a geostrategist and defense futurist, specializes in homeland security and policing's evolving landscape. As a research professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and a Singularity University faculty member, he equips law enforcement and military leaders to adapt strategies to emerging threats. His research scrutinizes U.S. perimeter security, revealing geographic nuances. With a Ph.D. in Geopolitics and J.D. qualifications, Dr. Nieto combines legal and strategic insights. Also, an acclaimed author, he dissects global organized crime, innovation challenges, and cybersecurity policies. Recognized with the NPS LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award, he's celebrated for his teaching excellence. Additionally, fluent in Spanish, English, and proficient in French, he infuses a global perspective. Also being a private pilot, he merges intellectual curiosity with hands-on exploration, shaping security dialogues for the future.

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Tiffany Vora
Tiffany Vora
Biotechnology, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Innovation
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Dr. Tiffany Vora is a dynamic educator, writer, scientist and entrepreneur. She's Faculty and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University. Tiffany founded Bayana Science for science communication and co-founded Three Body Labs. She's driven to bridge science with practical insights for society, with degrees in Biology and Chemistry from NYU and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton. Additionally, she's mentored startups, championed diversity and inspired innovation. Her expertise spans CRISPR, genetics, climate change, space biology and more, offering a broad view of transformative technologies.

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Tiffany Vora
Tiffany Vora
Biotechnology, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Innovation
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Dr. Tiffany Vora is a dynamic educator, writer, scientist and entrepreneur. She's Faculty and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University. Tiffany founded Bayana Science for science communication and co-founded Three Body Labs. She's driven to bridge science with practical insights for society, with degrees in Biology and Chemistry from NYU and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton. Additionally, she's mentored startups, championed diversity and inspired innovation. Her expertise spans CRISPR, genetics, climate change, space biology and more, offering a broad view of transformative technologies.

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Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Innovation
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Dr. Rodrigo Nieto, a geostrategist and defense futurist, specializes in homeland security and policing's evolving landscape. As a research professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and a Singularity University faculty member, he equips law enforcement and military leaders to adapt strategies to emerging threats. His research scrutinizes U.S. perimeter security, revealing geographic nuances. With a Ph.D. in Geopolitics and J.D. qualifications, Dr. Nieto combines legal and strategic insights. Also, an acclaimed author, he dissects global organized crime, innovation challenges, and cybersecurity policies. Recognized with the NPS LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award, he's celebrated for his teaching excellence. Additionally, fluent in Spanish, English, and proficient in French, he infuses a global perspective. Also being a private pilot, he merges intellectual curiosity with hands-on exploration, shaping security dialogues for the future.

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Nell Watson
Nell Watson
Foundational Concepts, Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Transformatio
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Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson, a pioneering ethics and machine intelligence researcher, has been a driving force behind some of the most crucial AI ethics standardization and certification initiatives from organizations such as the IEEE.

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Christian Graf von Reventlow
Christian Graf von Reventlow
Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Governance, Mixed Reality, Quantum Technology
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Christian von Reventlow is a dynamic global executive driving business transformation through customer-centric approaches, technology foresight and workforce engagement. With expertise in Digitization, 5G and Cloud/Edge computing, he's a sought-after speaker and author of "The Digital Shift: Design’s New Role as AI Transforms into Personal Intelligence." His impactful roles include Group Executive at Telstra, where he revamped consumer business strategy, and Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG, catalyzing innovation culture and deploying AI, AR and IoT. An MIT case study highlights his transformational leadership. Christian's 25-year journey spans key roles at Intel, Avaya and Tenovis, including inventing Europe's first cloud service in 2001. Armed with a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Berlin and a Master's in Physics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, he champions technology for global good. His current position as Group Executive for Products and Technology at Telstra underscores his commitment to innovation-led organizational evolution.

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Carlo Van de Weijer
Carlo Van de Weijer
Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Governance, Robotics, Transformation
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Carlo van de Weijer, a prominent figure in the automotive sector, boasts executive roles at Siemens and TomTom. With a master's degree in mechanical engineering from TU Eindhoven and a PhD from TU in Graz, his expertise bridges engineering and technology. Presently, Carlo directs the Eindhoven AI System Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology and serves as a Fellow for future mobility at the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He advises global ministries and industries on mobility's future and contributes insights through a weekly column in a leading Dutch newspaper, leaving a significant impact on technology and transportation discourse.

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Andra Keay
Andra Keay
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Ethics, Governance
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Andra Keay, as the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, spearheads the non-profit industry collective that champions innovation and the successful commercialization of robotics technologies. Beyond her pivotal role at Silicon Valley Robotics, Andra is a multifaceted entrepreneur, renowned for her establishment of the global startup competition Robot Launch, the maker space Robot Garden, and the advocacy group Women in Robotics. She extends her expertise as a mentor, investor, and advisor to startups, accelerators, and think tanks, accentuating her passion for steering socially beneficial robotics and AI into the mainstream. With a prolific career encompassing diverse dimensions of the robotics landscape, Andra Keay remains at the forefront of propelling technological innovation towards a brighter, more connected future.

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Andrew Hessel
Andrew Hessel
Biotechnology, Governance
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Andrew Hessel is a pioneering force in genomics and synthetic biology, driving transformative progress in human and animal health. As President of Humane Genomics, he spearheads the creation of synthetic viruses with profound health implications. His influence also extends to the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology, where he catalyzes breakthroughs in biological manipulation. Andrew's impact resonates through the Genome Project-write, a global initiative aimed at engineering vast genomes, including the human genome. With a history as a Distinguished Research Scientist at Autodesk Life Sciences, he excels in using computational tools to navigate life's intricacies. His overarching goal is to deepen our understanding of living systems, enabling us to harness them effectively. With multifaceted contributions, Andrew Hessel is redefining synthetic biology and genomics, propelling innovative solutions across health, science and society.

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Aaron Frank
Aaron Frank
Distributed Ledger Technology, Mixed Reality, Fintech, Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking
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Aaron Frank is a researcher, writer, and consultant who has spent a decade working in Silicon Valley. As a writer, his articles have appeared in Vice, Wired UK, Forbes, and Venturebeat. He routinely advises large companies, startups, and government organizations on trends related to a broad set of emerging technologies, with a focus on augmented/virtual reality and virtual environments

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Program Logistics
Date
October 6-10, 2024
Location
The Ameswell Hotel Mountain View, CA
Program fee
$14,900
Average cohort size
100
Duration
5 days (Sun-Thurs)
Number of sessions
23
Daily schedule
8am to 9am
Meals
3 meals/day
Transportation & hotel costs
Not included

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...of attendees say their favorite part of the week was meeting and collaborating with the other participants.

More than 92%

...of attendees say the program had a positive impact on their personal and/or professional development

More than 80%

...of attendees say they were able to apply what they learned at the Executive Program in their organization

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DAY 01
9:00AM PT

Registration

10:30AM PT

Welcome + What to Expect This Week

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

11:55AM PT - 1:00 PM PT

Intro to Exponentials

Aaron Frank

1:00 PM - 2:15 PT

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:15 PT

Creating Impact in an Exponential World

Anne Connelly

3:20PM - 5:50PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

4:50PM - 6:00PM PT

Fireside Chat

Naveen Jain

7:00PM PT

Dinner, Drinks & Networking

DAY 02
7:15AM - 9:00AM PT | Optional

The Silicon Valley Mindset

Jonathan Knowles

9:00AM - 9:30AM PT

Opening

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

9:30AM - 10:35AM PT

Blockchain and the Future of Decentralized Societies

Anne Connelly

10:45AM - 11:45AM PT

Topic: Robotics (Title To Be Announced)

Andra Keay

12:25PM - 1:30PM PT

Topic: Space (Title To Be Announced)

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

1:30PM - 2:45PM PT

Lunch

2:50PM - 4:10PM PT

Decoding the Metaverse: Toward a New Spatial Internet

Aaron Frank

4:45PM - 5:45PM PT

Implications: Ethics for an Exponential Age

Nell Watson

5:45PM - 6:30PM PT

Ethics Debate

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

6:45PM PT

Salon Dinner

DAY 03
9:00AM - 9:20AM PT

Opening

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

9:20AM - 10:20AM PT

Digital Biology

Tiffany Vora

10:30AM - 11:30PM PT

Future of Mobility

Dr. Carlo van de Weijer

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT

Topic: Quantum (Title To Be Announced)

Diederick Croese

1:10PM - 2:40PM PT

Lunch

2:45PM - 4:45PM PT

AI Workshop: Building Inclusive
Automated Decision-making Systems

Alix Rübsaam

5:25 PM - 6:25PM PT

To Be Announced

Andrew Hessel

7:20PM PT

Dinner in Mountain View

DAY 04
9:00AM - 9:20AM PT

Opening

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

9:35AM - 10:40AM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

10:40AM - 12:10PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

12:10PM - 1:40PM PT

Rapid Prototyping

Mike Vergalla

1:50PM - 3:00PM PT

Lunch

3:00PM - 4:00PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

4:10PM -5:10PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

5:45PM -6:45PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

6:45PM - 8:00PM PT

Dinner

8:00PM PT

Unconference

DAY 05
9:00AM - 9:30AM PT

Opening

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

9:30AM - 10:30AM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

10:55AM - 11:55PM PT

Cybersecurity

Christian von Reventlow

12:00PM - 1:00PM PT

To Be Announced

Paola Santana

1:05PM - 2:35PM PT

Lunch

2:40PM - 3:40PM PT

To Be Announced

Singularity Expert

3:45PM - 4:30PM PT

Reflection + End of program

Aaron Frank & Alix Rübsaam

4:30PM - 5:00PM PT

Graduation + Program Close

5:00PM PT

Closing Reception

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Consumer fields

18%
Consumer fields
Energy

7%
Energy
Finance

21%
Finance
Business services

5%
Business services
Technology

13%
Technology
Manufacturing

16%
Manufacturing
Health

7%
Health
Government

13%
Government

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