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Aaike van Vugt
Aaike van Vugt
CEO, VSParticle
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Advance Manufacturing, Economies, Communities
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Aaike van Vugt has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. He is the co-founder of VSParticle, aiming to help research and industry in the production of inorganic nanoparticles with the goal to help researchers in the fundamental development of new products like batteries, catalyst, electronics, or nano-medicines.

Aaron Frank
Aaron Frank
Researcher and Writer
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

Adam Pantanowitz
Adam Pantanowitz
Biomedical and Electrical Engineer and Entrepreneur
Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Mixed Reality
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Adam Pantanowitz is a dedicated technologist who thrives on using cloud computing and machine learning to solve complex problems. He's a faculty member at SingularityU South Africa, focusing on biotechnology and envisioning a future where technology and humanity merge. He's been lecturing at the University of the Witwatersrand since 2009 and has a background in biomedical and electrical engineering, contributing to biotech and software innovations including hands-free surgery tools and CPR monitors. As a respected Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, he co-founded ventures like AURA, Tariffic, and Lawbuntu, highlighting his entrepreneurial spirit. Formerly CTO of a tax fintech, Adam's expertise expanded. Revered for his tech prowess, he shapes discussions on technology's role in humanity's future. His imaginative projects span brain-internet livestreaming, eye-controlled wheelchairs, brain transmission channels, and thought-driven robotic arms. Adam Pantanowitz incessantly seeks ways to harness technology for human advancement.

Adriana Marais
Adriana Marais
Space Technology, Foundational Concepts, Communities, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose
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Adriana is on a mission. She has a background in theoretical physics, her award-winning PhD and postdoctoral work focused on quantum effects in biology and the origins of the building blocks of life in space.

Alexandre Nascimento
Alexandre Nascimento
Visiting Research Fellow, Stanford University
Artificial Intelligence, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Transformation
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Alex Nascimento, Ph.D. is a visionary serial entrepreneur and Singularity University Faculty with over 20 years of experience in developing innovative products and technology platforms. He was the director of Samsung SmartThings in Silicon Valley and has an eclectic academic background in business, artificial intelligence, engineering, and human behavior. Alex has affiliations with renowned institutions like Stanford University and MIT, and has developed innovations and obtained patents in various sectors. He is known for his methodology for accelerated AI adoption and a systematic innovation program. With international recognition, he is a columnist and author of scientific articles and books.

Alicia Asin Perez
Alicia Asin Perez
Co-founder and CEO of Libelium
Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Quantum Technology, Robotics
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Alicia Asín, CEO and co-founder of Libelium, a Spanish IT company, is a visionary in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. With the creation of "Waspmote," an open-source sensor platform, she drives innovation in IoT. An influential speaker, Alicia also addresses data mining, security and privacy in the IoT era. Her impact extends to smart cities, precision agriculture and e-health solutions, empowering developing countries. Recognized globally, she's acclaimed for technological contributions, earning awards like the 2021 Top 7 IoT Thought Leader and the 2016 "Rey Jaime I" Award. Alicia's journey exemplifies IoT's potential for transformative social change.

Alissa Proctor
Alissa Proctor
Principal Consultant, Escient
Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose
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From childhood, Alissa Proctor envisioned a world where technology and humanity blend seamlessly, transcending limitations. She aspired to be an astronaut or a cyborg, and her love for sci-fi remains unwavering. Beyond entertainment, she sees sci-fi's profound impact on shaping reality and shaping a desirable future. With expertise in IT architecture and technology strategy, Alissa has collaborated with diverse sectors, spanning defense, utilities, education and government. Her fervor lies in exploring fresh perspectives, understanding intricate connections and championing responsibility for societal, ethical and environmental dimensions.

Alix Rübsaam
Alix Rübsaam
VP of Research, Expertise and Knowledge, Singularity
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.

Andra Keay
Andra Keay
VP Global Robotics, AMT & Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
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.

Andrea Geremicca
Andrea Geremicca
Director General @ EIIS
Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Governance, Sustainable Development Goals
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Andrea Geremicca is a leading force in sustainable innovation, serving as Director General of the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability, an Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker. Committed to driving innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, Andrea has directed the EIIS in Rome since 2020. With a background in two successful startups and training from Harvard Business School and Singularity University, he excels in propelling innovation. As an adjunct professor at LUISS and LUMSA University, he shares his knowledge, and as an Advisor and Angel Investor, he supports global startups. Andrea's insights also grace the pages of Harvard Business Review Italia, where he examines emerging trends.

Andrew Hessel
Andrew Hessel
Advisor & Co-founder, Humane Genomics Inc.
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.

Anne Connelly
Anne Connelly
Faculty - Blockchain-based Business Models for Social Impact @ Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Communities, Distributed Ledger Technology, Governance, Fintech, Sustainable Development Goals, Transformation
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Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and decentralized technology to transform the lives of people in developing countries. Anne is Faculty at Singularity University and has been an active part of the global blockchain community since 2012. She previously worked with Doctors Without Borders Canada in Central Africa and currently serves on their board of directors. Anne was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada.

Annika Steiber
Annika Steiber
Founder and CEO, Management Insights
Exponential Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation
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Annika Steiber has a Ph.D. in management of technology and acts as an evangelist, executive, investor, and author that passionately research how leadership and organizations change due to new technologies such as AI. She has published 10 best-selling books and has a long experience being a teacher, coach, and advisor in areas such as management, corporate innovation, and entrepreneurship. She is the founder and CEO of Management Insights and the RDHY Silicon Valley Research Center.

Anuraj Gambhir
Anuraj Gambhir
Anuraj Gambhir, an internationally renowned Exponential Thought Leader, blends strategic business acumen with altruistic philosophy, shaping humanity's evolution from "Mindset to Heartset." With a 30-year journey spanning five continents in the mobile ecosystem, he collaborates with giants like NASA/JPL and T-Mobile, cementing his reputation.
Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Mixed Reality
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Anuraj Gambhir, an internationally renowned Exponential Thought Leader, blends strategic business acumen with altruistic philosophy, shaping humanity's evolution from "Mindset to Heartset." With a 30-year journey spanning five continents in the mobile ecosystem, he collaborates with giants like NASA/JPL and T-Mobile, cementing his reputation. As an Innovation Catalyst and Transdisciplinary Expert, Anuraj empowers enterprises with exponential technologies, and his practical expertise encompasses executive management, entrepreneurship, disruptive tech, design thinking and well-being. Gambhir is also a smartphone design pioneer, revolutionizing mobile technology. Guided by technology and spirituality fusion, he also explores NeuroTech and spiritual-tech intersections. Additionally, Anuraj advises globally, mentors startups and teaches at top Business Schools, while advocating inclusivity in his "Wise Mirror" philosophy, aligning with UN SDGs and bridging digital divides. His trajectory reflects boundless dedication to pushing tech's boundaries for positive global change.

Arlindo Oliveira
Arlindo Oliveira
Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Transformation, Economies, Ethics
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Arlindo Oliveira is a Singularity University expert in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He is also a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal.

Barry O'Reilly
Barry O'Reilly
Co-Founder and Chief Incubation Officer at Nobody Studios
Leadership, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Transformation, Mindset, Foundational Concept
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Barry O'Reilly is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and innovation expert with over 20 years of experience in creating high performance organizations.

Bill O'Connor
Bill O'Connor
Co-Founder/CEO,InnoVista.io (Ex-Innovation @ AutoDesk)
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Innovation, Leadership
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Bill O’Connor, visionary Founder of THE INNOVATION AGENCY, and esteemed Singularity University faculty, shapes innovation landscapes from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. With a prolific decade, he's ignited over 600 innovation engagements across 50+ nations, impacting 8,000+ professionals, 4,000+ executives, and 25+ CEOs. From Google to Tesla, Bill's imprint spans industry giants. He's engaged the likes of the U.S. Department of Defense and World Bank, elevating innovation mindsets globally. Notable publications like The Economist and Forbes feature his work, and Bill's expertise extends to top institutions such as Stanford and Oxford, enriching academia through research, keynotes and workshops. Additionally, his team collaborates with the Nobel Foundation, unlocking innovation secrets through 11 Laureate interviews. And beyond consulting, O’Connor also guides disruptive startups as an advisory board member.

Brad Templeton
Brad Templeton
Founder of ClariNet
Robotics, Computing, Fintech, Foundational Concepts, Governance
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Brad Templeton is a Canadian software architect, civil rights advocate, and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the early pioneers of the Internet, having founded ClariNet Communications Corp., the first company to deliver news and information services to Internet users, in 1989.

Brian Ferguson
Brian Ferguson
CEO of Arena Labs
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Purpose, Innovation, Transformation, Mixed Reality, Wellbeing, Leadership, Robotics, Biotechnology
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Brian Ferguson has spent his career working in high-performance organizations, learning from leaders and decision-makers in national security, the military, and technology. He has used those experiences to build Arena Labs, a company pioneering the field of High Performance Medicine®️ . Arena Labs uses state-of-the-art training and technology solutions to bring the science of peak performance, creative mastery, and elite teams to modern healthcare and surgical teams. Before founding Arena Labs, Brian served in the military as a Navy SEAL and as a civilian in national security working on matters of global security policy

Bryce Goodman
Bryce Goodman
Chief Strategist, AI/ML; Advisor, Advanced Energy and Materials, United States Department of Defense
Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Governance, Ethics, Computing
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Bryce Goodman, an accomplished strategist in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), serves as Chief Strategist at the Department of Defense's Innovation Unit. His impactful role encompasses AI integration for humanitarian aid, disaster response, predictive health and more. As Kravis Senior Contributing Scientist and Innovation Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Bryce furthers his impact in environmental causes. And a respected Singularity University faculty member, he shares insights on AI's potential. Bryce's influence extends to advising the US National Security Commission on AI and consulting for Google, NEC Corporation and Deloitte. Goodman is also a cleantech startup co-founder, securing $50 million funding. His honors include Forbes 30 under 30 (Energy & Industry) and World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. With degrees from esteemed institutions, Bryce pursues a PhD in Philosophy and AI at the University of Oxford, embodying his commitment to shaping AI's societal impact.

Carlo Van de Weijer
Carlo Van de Weijer
General Manager, Eindhoven AI Systems Institute at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
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.

Cassidy Leventhal
Cassidy Leventhal
Principal, Achieve Partners
Artificial Intelligence, Communities, Computing, Economies, Transformation
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Cassidy Leventhal, a dynamic Vice President at University Ventures, stands among Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education. In this role, she serves as Board Member and Observer for ed-tech and future of work firms like AdmitHub, Avenica, Tiber Health and Yellowbrick. Her impact resonates through education-to-employment pathways, recognized in Bloomberg, Talent Tech Labs, Education Dive and EdSurge. She secured a $15K Pathway2Tomorrow prize featured at the US Chamber of Commerce and launched the acclaimed student-centered website, alternativestocollege.com. Cassidy's journey started at McKinsey & Company, where she excelled as a management consultant, driving transformative initiatives. Her academic prowess includes a summa cum laude degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and Phi Beta Kappa induction. Cassidy Leventhal is an expert bridging academia and the evolving workforce, shaping the future of education with unwavering passion.

Catherine Molloy
Catherine Molloy
Principal CEO @ Auspac Business Advantage
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Purpose
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Catherine Molloy is a renowned Speaker and Communication Expert with over 25 years of experience in business, training and facilitation. Specializing in leadership, sales and service, she creates engaging learning environments through potent communication techniques. And with a Masters Degree in Neuro-linguistic Programming and qualifications in Business, Leadership and Management, Catherine's impact spans various domains. Her global influence encompasses business growth, customer service and leadership, unified by the central tool of communication for success. Catherine crafted the conscious connection framework, informed by over three decades of body language and behavioral study. Her authored works, such as "The Million Dollar Handshake" and "The Conscious Leader," underscore her prowess. As a "CSP Certified Speaking Professional" and Global Goodwill Ambassador, she also champions charitable causes. Her academic excellence includes a Masters of Leadership and being in the top 15% of academics. Catherine embodies simplicity in complexity and empowers individuals with transformative tools for lasting change.

Charlene Li
Charlene Li
Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter
Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation
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For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future.

Christian Graf von Reventlow
Christian Graf von Reventlow
Professor, Cal Poly
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.

Christian Kuhn
Christian Kuhn
Digital Experience Desiger
Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Communities, Governance
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Christian Kuhn is an experienced Principal specializing in Digital Health Experience Design, User Research and Behavior Design. With diverse roles as a Consultant, Coach, Speaker and Author, he brings over two decades of expertise in deciphering how technology transforms user needs and behaviors. In 2017, Christian led the establishment and expansion of the European unit for medical artificial intelligence startup Gyant.com in San Francisco. Today, he's a driving force in start-ups, international pharma and med tech collaborations, overseeing experience consultation, research, coaching and management. Christian's commitment to understanding the intersection of technology and human interaction sets him apart. His extensive experience empowers him to shape impactful user experiences, while his insights as an author and speaker enrich the field. With a remarkable track record, Christian Kuhn remains a vital contributor to the evolution of digital health and user-centric technologies.

Christianna Taylor
Christianna Taylor
Chief Architect,Galactiv, Inc.
Leadership, Space Technology
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Dr. Christianna Taylor is a notable figure in Leadership, Strategy and Technology, specializing in transformative applications in space, AI and 3D Printing. As the Chief Technology Officer at Gantri, she guides the platform that employs 3D printing to create contemporary design lighting directly for consumers. Recognized as a Global Impact Challenge winner during her Singularity University engagement, Christianna established Intelligent Space in 2016. Her journey encompasses roles as a Concurrent Engineer abroad, Systems Engineer for small satellites at Microcosm and a NASA JPL GSRP Fellow. She's also contributed as Event Coordinator for AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Chapter and as a Global Scholar with the Kauffman Foundation. Beyond advising startups in the New Space community, Dr. Taylor interests span travel, reading and embracing challenges. Her fascination with space dates back to watching Haley's comet with her mother, and her engagement in debates about futuristic concepts like those in Star Trek demonstrates her ongoing curiosity and connection to innovative ideas.

Christina Gerakiteys
Christina Gerakiteys
Innovation and Culture Strategist
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Purpose, Artificial Intelligence
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Christina Gerakiteys, Co-CEO of SingularityU Australia, is a catalyst for transformation. She turns challenges into achievable goals, driven by her unwavering belief in human potential. Christina's focus is inspiring leaders to address major global issues using exponential technologies. After attending SingularityU's Executive Program, she launched Australia's inaugural SingularityU Chapter (SUAU) in 2018. SUAU's success led to the SUAU Global Impact Challenge and Summit, becoming the 8th Country Partner of Singularity University globally. A fully accredited SU Faculty member, Christina's influence extends to diverse events and platforms, including the SingularityU Australia Summit, Vivid Ideas and global conferences. Christina's engaging speaking style and expertise make her a sought-after keynote speaker. She leads the annual Hunter Innovation Festival, designs corporate innovation programs through UtopiaX and contributes to radio discussions. Her commitment to fostering innovation and driving change continues to shape her impactful journey.

Christyna Serrano
Christyna Serrano
Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Transformation. Governance
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Dr. Christyna Serrano is an accomplished educator and entrepreneur affiliated with UC Berkeley and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. With extensive academic credentials, she integrates technology and educational practices to prepare early-career professionals for the global market. Through Critically Conscious Design, LLC, she designs innovative training programs for ongoing development.

Corey Glickman
Corey Glickman
Founder, Greenman Black
Energy Technology, Computing, Sustainable Development Goals, Communities
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Glickman is a visionary change and innovation catalyst, activating transformative industry advancements through high-profile partnership and leadership

Daniel Hulme
Daniel Hulme
Artificial Intelligence
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Working in academia, the public and private sectors, Daniel is a globally recognised expert in AI as well as its applications and the social, commercial, economic and ethical implications. In a world where many believe access to more and more data will lead to ever better decision-making, he looks at what AI really is, as well as identifying the current and future challenges and opportunities for emerging technologies. Daniel provides a radical new framework for thinking about AI, and discusses how organisations can practically adopt these technologies and avoid being seduced by the hype. He argues that whilst these technologies are incredible at creating growth and streamlining operations, for companies to stay innovative they need to also use AI to unlock the creative capacity of their workforce. Daniel also covers the macro impact these technologies may have on business and humanity over the coming decades.

Daniel Kraft
Daniel Kraft
Biotechnology, Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Transformation, Communities, Governance, Mixed Reality ,Exponential Thinking
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Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator and is serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force.

Darlene Damm
Darlene Damm
Co-Founder, Matternet & Co-founder, DIYROCKETS
Artificial Intelligence, Communities, Distributed Ledger Technology, Economies, Governance
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Darlene Damm, Faculty Chair and Head of Social Impact at Singularity University, brings a wealth of experience spanning two decades. Advocating for global solutions and abundant futures, she navigates the intricate interplay of exponential technologies and social change. At Singularity University, Darlene highlights how these technologies drive abundance while addressing complex issues like technological unemployment and ethics. Her journey seamlessly merges technology and social impact. As the founder of DIYROCKETS, she pioneered crowdsourced space tech in 2012, and co-founding Matternet in 2011, she reshaped medical deliveries with drones in developing nations. Before Singularity University, Darlene empowered youth across Asia and the US, contributing to economies. Her role at Ashoka led to significant funding and partnerships with tech giants, while initiatives like StartEmpathy impacted over 30 countries. Darlene holds a degree from Stanford University, a master's from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and her patent, speaking engagements and publications attest to her expertise in technology, innovation and social change.

David Bray
David Bray
Principal & CEO at LeadDoAdapt (LDA) Venture, The Stimson Center
Exponential Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Governance, Computing
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Dr. David A. Bray is a dynamic leader experienced in turbulent environments. He has led in bioterrorism response, served in Afghanistan and directed a bipartisan National Commission on R&D. Currently, he incubates a global Center at the Atlantic Council and advises tech-focused startups. Acknowledged as a top young influencer by Business Insider and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Dr. Bray’s impact is evident. With a background spanning technology, government and academia, Bray transformed the FCC's IT systems, earned CIO 100 Awards and delivered impactful speeches worldwide. As a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard and Faculty Member at Singularity University, he also shares insights on impact and disruption. He's a passionate advocate for the Future of Work, Governance and Augmented Communities, emphasizing human-focused collaboration and individual choices.

David Hunt
David Hunt
CEO of Cainthus
Biotechnology, Energy Technology, Economies, Communities
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David Prestin
David Prestin
Senior Transformational Lead, Vestas
Energy Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Transformation, Innovation
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David Roberts
David Roberts
CEO, GEDI Training
Leadership
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David Roberts is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business disruption, exponential technology and exponential leadership.

David S. Rose
David S. Rose
United States
Leadership, Singularity Foundations, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Fintech, Economies
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David S. Rose is an Associate Founder of Singularity University, and the founder of SU’s Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics program. An Inc. 500 CEO and serial entrepreneur, he is an active investor who has founded or funded over 100 pioneering companies, and is the New York Times bestselling author of both “Angel Investing” and “The Startup Checklist”.

Diederick Croese
Diederick Croese
Director, Centre for Quantum and Society
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.

Divya Chander
Divya Chander
Physician, Neuroscientist, Futurist, Founder, Global Keynote Speaker
Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Communities, Purpose, Innovation, Ethics, Governance, Wellbeing, Mixed Realities, Space Technology
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Dr. Chander is a physician, neuroscientist, and futurist who trained at Harvard, UCSF, UCSD, and the Salk Institute. She is Chair of Neuroscience and Faculty of Medicine at Singularity University, Visiting Scholar in Medicine (Bioinformatics) at Stanford (where she was on the Anesthesiology faculty for 8 years), and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. Her postdoctoral research allowed her to use light-activated ion channels inserted in DNA (optogenetics) to study sleep and consciousness switches in brains. Her goal is to understand neural mechanisms of consciousness, the evolution of human consciousness secondary to human augmentation, and how mapping consciousness in humans may help us to understand consciousness and intelligence in other life forms (e.g. animals, non-terrestrials).

Eduardo Ibrahim
Eduardo Ibrahim
Autor, Best Seller: Economia Exponencial
Exponential Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology, Fintech, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation, Economies
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Eduardo Ibrahim has a singular background, combining software engineering and behavioral finance in such a way as to enable him to design computational economic models that unifies artificial intelligence techniques and Nobel Prize's theories of behavioral economics. His use of exponential technologies and behavior science aim to implement complex adaptive systems, based on human's interactions in real-time. By using deep learning and different approaches of behavior data collection, including sensors and gamification, these models allow economic sustainability for industries and satisfaction for consumers. Ibrahim wants to show us how machine learning will make machines more intelligent and less biased than us, rebuilding the economy and the world as we know it.

Eleonora Cogo
Eleonora Cogo
Senior Associate Climate Finance, ECCO Think Tank
Energy Technology, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Grand Challenges, Innovation, Leadership
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Eleonora Cogo boasts 15 years of expertise in climate change and sustainability, spanning roles in both corporate and government sectors. Notably, she served as Senior Scientific Manager at the Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and played a pivotal role in UN climate negotiations that culminated in the Paris Agreement. With a background in Environmental Engineering and an MSc in Environmental Management, Eleonora's impact extends to her board position at the Adaptation Fund. Her career features key roles in emission reduction projects and trading schemes. An MBA from IE Business School and participation in Singularity University's Global Solutions Program showcase her dedication to innovation. She introduced 'Change Game,' a groundbreaking video game that simplifies climate change complexities and earned an Italian Video Game Awards nomination. As an Expert at Singularity, Eleonora is an influential speaker on innovation, technology and climate change, exemplifying her commitment to global transformation.

Elie Losleben
Elie Losleben
Trauma Specialist
Wellbeing, Foundational Concepts, Transformation, Leadership, Ethics
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Elie Losleben is a dynamic speaker guiding leaders in navigating change while preserving well-being. With over a decade of experience leading Code Innovation in global development projects, she's backed by UNICEF, UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Elie's insight from post-conflict Liberia emphasized well-being's role in impactful work, inspiring her to teach aid workers to combat burnout. She's empowered thousands in person and online, and rooted in neuroscience and trauma research, Elie teaches evidence-based strategies for personal resilience in the face of stress. Holder of a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the American University in Cairo, she's also integrated well-being into Singularity University programs since 2014. Elie's an Edmund Hillary Fellow, based between the Bay Area and New Zealand, championing effective leadership and well-being amidst rapid change.

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
Co-Founder of International Space Consultants and SpaceBase
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.

Enrico Dini
Enrico Dini
Inventor & Pioneer of Digital Concrete
Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Global Grand Challenges, Organizational, Innovation
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Enrico Dini, born in Pisa, Italy, in 1962, is a trailblazer in mechanics, automation and robotics. With a degree in Civil Engineering from Pisa University, he has dedicated his career to advancing manufacturing through automatic machines. Enrico collaborates with esteemed institutions like Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and high-tech companies, propelling innovation in mechanics and robotics. His work also extends to the Department of Engineering of the Production "Ulisse Dini" of Pisa. Enrico is renowned for his pioneering work in D-Shape 3D Printing Building technology, set to revolutionize architectural design and construction. His expertise spans automation, robotics integration, manipulators, conveyors and prototypes. Enrico's visionary contributions highlight his role in reshaping industries through cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions.

Erick Thürmer
Erick Thürmer
CEO of Thürmer Tools | Founder of TwentySeven | substitute for the Danish Parliament |Advisory Board Member of the Disruption Taskforce, Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs | Keynote speaker | Author
Advanced Manufacturing
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Erick Thürmer is the visionary CEO behind Thürmer Tools' transformation from a traditional tool business into a leading digital and purpose-driven 3D company. Known for bold moves like firing his entire board of directors to champion agility and innovation, Erick has repositioned his family's century-old business at the forefront of digitalization in Denmark. An alumnus of Singularity University and a prominent member of The Disruption Council, Erick is deeply engaged in global and political affairs as a substitute member of the Danish Parliament. He continuously explores the intersection of technology, business, and humanity to address global challenges. Erick's leadership has earned him the titles as The Spiritual CEO and advocate for purpose-driven digitalization, making him a compelling voice in the field of exponential technologies.

Esther Wojcicki
Esther Wojcicki
Chief Education Advisor at Knack & Chief Academic Adviser @ Pressto.ai
Purpose, Leadership, Governance
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Esther Wojcicki is a renowned global educator, acclaimed for revolutionizing education through innovative practices. As the founder of the largest scholastic media program at Palo Alto High, she earned recognition as the 2002 California Teacher of the Year. A MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow in 2009, Esther's impact extends to her roles as Chair of Creative Commons and PBS Learning Matters, along with board memberships in organizations like the Freedom Forum and Newseum. She's also authored influential books, including "Moonshots in Education" (2014) and the bestselling "How to Raise Successful People" (2019). With three honorary doctorates, Esther is dedicated to empowering parents, educators and leaders for success at home, in classrooms and in the corporate arena. Her transformative contributions continue to shape global education and leadership paradigms.

Gary Bolles
Gary Bolles
Partner at the consulting firm Charrette LLC
Leadership, Singularity Foundations, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Communities, Purpose
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Gary is Singularity's Chair for the Future of Work and co-founder of career advisory service eParachute. His LinkedIn courses on leadership and organizational development have been taken by over 1 million learners.

Greg Sherwin
Greg Sherwin
Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose
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Greg Sherwin, an esteemed Singularity University expert in Digital Experimentation, is a standout engineering leader with VP/SVP roles at Silicon Valley startups like CNET Networks, NBC Internet and Singularity University. He co-founded LearnStreet and spearheaded the American Red Cross website, and from satellite control systems at Johns Hopkins to high-energy research at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Greg's expertise shines. Additionally, as a senior principal engineer at Farfetch, he builds retail ecosystem platforms. Sherwin also mentors Lisbon startups and advises the House of Beautiful Business. With a remarkable journey, Greg is the go-to authority to decode Digital Experimentation's value and guide its application for businesses to excel in our complex world.

Gregg Maryniak
Gregg Maryniak
Co-Founder, XPrize
Space Technology, Energy Technology, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Exponential Thinking
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Gregg Maryniak, the Co-Founder of the XPRIZE Foundation and its original Executive Director, is an influential figure in aerospace innovation. He serves as Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees member. With accolades like the Tsiolkovsky Medal from Russia and the Vision to Reality Award from the Space Frontier Foundation, he's recognized for groundbreaking work on space energy and resources. Gregg also testified before the US Congress and the President's National Commission on Space about energy and space tech. Maryniak’s roles span from CEO of the Space Studies Institute to Senior Scientist at Futron Corporation, showing his deep involvement in advancing space exploration. He's an Associate Founder of the International Space University, and as Vice Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation, he promotes innovative thought. At Singularity University, he co-chairs the Space and Energy tracks. His 2017 book, "Fearless Experiments with Microcomputers," introduces microprocessor technology to adults and youth, reflecting his commitment to exponential tech education.

Habib Frost
Habib Frost
Medical Doctor, CEO of Neurescue
Biotechnology
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Habib Frost is an Entrepreneur, Inventor, Researcher and Physician. He graduated as the youngest Medical Doctor in Denmark at the age of 23 and was elected Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017.

Hod Lipson
Hod Lipson
Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University in New York
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Innovation, Transformation, Economies, Ethics
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Hod, an expert on AI and robotics, understands both the current and future potential of AI. His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots has captured the world's attention. He has co-authored over 300 papers that have been cited more than 27,000 times.

Ignacio Juarez
Ignacio Juarez
Energy Expert and CEO
Energy Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Transformation, Governance, Economies,Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Purpose, Leadership
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With over 15 years of experience as a CEO, I am on a mission to digitalize, decentralize, decarbonize, and democratize access to clean energy worldwide. As an expert speaker at Singularity University, I share my insights and ideas on the energy industry and future trends and inspire others to join me in creating a sustainable and equitable future. For my work, I have been recognized as an MIT Innovator Under 35, FastCompany Most Innovative Company X2, FastCompany World Changing Idea, and TIME Best Invention.

Isabel Van De keere
Isabel Van De keere
Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Communities
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Ja-Nae Duane
Ja-Nae Duane
4X Entrepreneur; Innovator; Bestselling Author; Behavioral Researcher
Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology, Mixed Reality, Foundational Concepts, Distributed Ledger Technology
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For over 20 years, Ja-Naé Duane has been on a mission: improving the lives of a billion people. A renowned behavioral scientist, innovator and expert in global systems, she specializes in leveraging emerging technologies like VR/AR, AI and blockchain to shape the future. Ja-Naé collaborates with corporations, governments and universities, guiding them to transcend limitations and embrace exponential innovation. Notable entities such as PWC, Samsonite and Deloitte have benefited from her insights. As a top-rated Singularity University speaker and author of "The Startup Equation," Ja-Naé excels in empowering startups and multinational firms, redefining business models for global impact. Recognized by The Associated Press, NPR and BusinessWeek, she holds degrees from prestigious institutions like Brown University and I.E. Business School. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on the future of information systems, Ja-Naé is also a research fellow at MIT's Center of Information Systems Research.

Jack Sim
Jack Sim
Founder, World Toilet Organization
Purpose, Communities, Global Grand Challenges, Impact
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Jack Sim's transformative journey encompasses multiple dimensions. From a third-world upbringing to witnessing first-world development since 1957, he transitioned from a school dropout to roles like Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS and Teacher at Singularity University. His evolution from a commercial businessman to a dedicated social entrepreneur reflects a move towards global systemic change. Shifting from local advocacy to global impact, Sim overcame bureaucratic challenges to earn a Master's in Public Administration, embodying his expertise. Known as "Mr. Toilet," he founded the World Toilet Organization and the BoP HUB, advocating for sanitation on a global scale. His efforts led to UN World Toilet Day's establishment on November 19, addressing critical sanitation issues worldwide. Sim's influence extends internationally, acknowledged as an Ashoka Global Fellow and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur awardee. With humor and factual insights, he defies taboos surrounding sanitation, bringing the issue to global attention.

James Ehrlich
James Ehrlich
Director Compassionate Sustainability, Stanford University School of Medicine/CCARE - Founder, ReGen Villages Holding
Artificial Intelligence, Energy Technology, Robotics, Purpose, Innovation
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James Ehrlich is the visionary Founder of ReGen Villages, a pioneering company born from Stanford University, focused on creating self-sustaining and resilient communities for the future. Ehrlich holds key roles, including Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University School of Medicine's Flourishing Project, Faculty at Singularity University, Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and former White House Appointee for Regenerative Infrastructure during the Obama administration. In 2016, Ehrlich established ReGen Villages as a European Union-based impact-profit venture. Its unique VillageOS™ operating system employs AI and machine learning to conceptualize, design and autonomously manage regenerative neighborhoods. Collaborating with industrial partners, universities, governments and financial institutions, Ehrlich envisions global replication of ReGen Villages, contributing to a green post-COVID transition.

Jamie Metzl
Jamie Metzl
Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker
Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Transformation
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Jamie Metzl is is one of the world’s leading technology and healthcare futurists and Founder and Chair of the global social movement OneShared.World, a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, a faculty member of NextMed Health, and a Singularity University expert. In 2019, he was appointed to the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on human genome editing.

Jaspreet Bindra
Jaspreet Bindra
Founder - Tech Whisperer Ltd. | Ex-CDO Mahindra, Microsoft, TAS
Distributed Ledger Technology, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, Transformation, Leadership
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Jaspreet Bindra boasts 24 years of impactful leadership in global tech giants, Indian conglomerates and startups, with expertise in digital transformation and blockchain. He currently heads Digital Matters, offering insights on Blockchain, AI and Digital Transformation, and is working on a pioneering blockchain startup in the Future of Work sector. His best-selling book, 'The Tech Whisperer: On Digital Transformation And The Technologies That Enable It,' is a pivotal reference in the field. Jaspreet leads Singularity University in Gurgaon, India, and serves as a reseller partner. He's a prolific speaker, educator and columnist for Mint, India's esteemed business newspaper. With advisory roles in diverse entities, including ThoughtWorks and Mahindra Group, his extensive background also includes being SVP-Digital Transformation at the $20 billion Mahindra Group. Additionally, Jaspreet has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Retail Platinum Award for Management Excellence at Microsoft and Digitalist of the Year by SAP and Mint.

Jaya Baloo
Jaya Baloo
Chief Security Officer, Rapid7
Cybersecurity, Quantum Technology, Computing, Purpose, Innovation, Leadership, Governance
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Jaya Baloo, currently Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Avast Software has worked in the cybersecurity area for nearly 20 years.

Jeffrey Rogers
Jeffrey Rogers
Principal at the boutique advisory firm be radical
Exponential Thinking, Purpose, Leadership
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Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright
Director of Knowledge, Singularity
Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Innovation, Transformation,Ethics, Communities
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Jenny Wright is not only a multifaceted expert but also the Director of Knowledge at Singularity, where she has spearheaded initiatives in thought leadership and creative strategy. Drawing from a rich background in library science, learning design, and visual art, Jenny has positioned herself at the forefront of Generative AI exploration across various domains, including a special focus on film and game design

Jody Medich
Jody Medich
Creative Strategist, Future of Technology & Society @Google
Mixed Reality, Innovation
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John Hagel
John Hagel
Futurist (Ex- McKinsey, Atari and Sequoia, and the Boston Consulting Group)
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Purpose, Leadership, Transformation
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John Hagel III brings over 40 years of expertise as a consultant, entrepreneur, speaker and author. Having recently retired from Deloitte, he penned "The Journey Beyond Fear" and founded Beyond Our Edge, LLC, offering change-focused programs. Also, as founder of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, he pinpointed overlooked business prospects. With a background including McKinsey & Company and Atari, Inc., John is also a Singularity University faculty member and a Santa Fe Institute Board of Trustees member. His impactful books like "The Power of Pull" and recognition as an industry thought leader showcase his profound contributions to business literature. John's insights resonate in influential publications, marking his extensive influence and pioneering spirit in the business realm.

John Sanei
John Sanei
Futurist & Associate Partner Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies
Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Leadership
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John Sanei is a futurism luminary, renowned for his captivating keynotes, transformative strategies and advisory prowess. With an emphasis on shaping the narrative of uncertainty, John leverages his expertise to propel organizations into the evolving landscapes of work and leadership. His counsel has guided businesses to harness AI's potential, foster agile cultures and navigate the complexities of tomorrow's challenges. Brands like Coca-Cola and Oracle have benefited from John's profound insights. A global expert at Singularity University and a faculty member at Duke Corporate Education University, his multidisciplinary approach blends neuroscience, psychology, leadership and AI. As a 5-time bestselling author and co-host of The Expansive Podcast, John amplifies his impact, encouraging others to embrace the future with audacious curiosity and confidence.

Jon Yeo
Jon Yeo
Communities, Computing, Leadership, Purpose, Wellbeing
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Jon works with Leaders and Changemakers to understand strategic influence. While leading TEDxMelbourne, he saw the YouTube data for, "what causes someone to pause, rewind or abandon a TED Talk?". He combined this data to better understand how to design for empathy, engagement and simplify complexity. Jon has been the Licensee for TEDxMelbourne since 2009 and is a past National President for Professional Speakers Australia If Jon has any "spare" time, he works with Youth, Youth at Risk and Diversity and Inclusion programs of major international organisations.

Jonathan Brill
Jonathan Brill
Futurist
Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Transformation
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Jonathan Brill, the Global Futurist at HP, is a transformation architect with a 20-year background in product innovation. He navigates the complexities of tomorrow's landscape through strategic foresight and technological innovation. With a proven track record, he has cultivated growth pipelines for renowned global brands, startups and institutions like the MIT Media Lab, yielding over 325 products and $27 billion in revenue. Jonathan's expertise extends to crafting user experiences, evident in his design of interactive exhibits, virtual reality installations and retail spaces. An accomplished speaker and thought leader, he shares insights on future industries, user interfaces and product strategies. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jonathan's curiosity delves into the science of gustatory perception, consulting with top chefs and sharing his research on platforms like TED. His fusion of forward-thinking vision and practical proficiency propels innovation in technology and business.

Jonathan Knowles
Jonathan Knowles
Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue —The Sylvia Earle Alliance
Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Leadership, Communities
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Jonathan explores the dynamics of large-scale, long term change with a focus on beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of applied innovation. Jonathan is a founding Singularity Expert and has worked at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk.

Jos Dirkx
Jos Dirkx
Founder, Beenova AI
Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Transformation, Exponential Thinking, Communities
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Jos Dirkx is a renowned media advisor, global speaker, author and world traveler. Originally from The Netherlands and born in Rio de Janeiro, she's lived in twelve countries and visited nearly 100. Passionate about transformative storytelling, EdTech and creativity, Jos founded Girls & Football SA and heads Meet Anna, focusing on human-based tech design. She's driven by Beenova AI, an AI and EI infused learning platform for 21st-century skills. With early years in Bangladesh and Senegal, Jos launched initiatives for equality, global education and diversity. Her goal is equitable education through socially conscious content and advanced tech. As an experienced international speaker, Jos tackles global challenges with ease, drawing from her diverse background to inspire audiences.

Jose Morey
Jose Morey
CEO and Founder of Ad Astra Media LLC
Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence,Space Technology, Innovation, Transformation, Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking, Ethics, Governance
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José Morey, M.D., also known as the first Intergalactic doctor, is Founder and CEO of Ad Astra Media where he provides role models and educational STEAM content to encourage more diversity in STEAM related fields. Dr. Morey has served as an advisor and thought leader to the world leading emerging technology companies and government agencies including, Liberty BioSecurity, IBM Watson, NASA, White House, Intra-American Development Bank, UN World Food Programme, Hyperloop, and Forbes. He has helped to drive innovation across world leading multidisciplinary teams that sit at the epicenter of genetic intelligence, national defense biotechnologies, precision medicine and augmented human performance. Additionally, Dr. Morey is a Fellow for the Eisenhower Foundation and holds faculty positions at Singularity University and the University of Virginia and at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a mentor for MIT Solve and IDEAS programs and has been featured on Forbes, Nature, Univision and NASA360.

Juan Miguel Lavista
Juan Miguel Lavista
Chief Data Scientist, Microsoft
Artificial Intelligence, Communities, Ethics, Governance
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Juan Miguel Lavista is the General Manager and Lab Director of the Microsoft AI For Good Research Lab, leading a team of data scientists and researchers in AI, Machine Learning and statistical modeling. He drives Microsoft's AI For Good initiatives, including AI For Earth, Humanitarian Action, Accessibility and Health. Juan's pioneering work on sudden infant death syndrome has been published in top journals and covered by global media. With a strong background in data science, he joined Microsoft in 2009, contributing to randomized experiments and Bing's data mining efforts. As the editor of the Microsoft Journal of Applied Research, he shapes the company's data science discipline. Juan also holds degrees in computer science from the Catholic University in Uruguay and a graduate degree in Data Mining and Machine Learning from Johns Hopkins University. He's an experienced speaker, presenting globally at conferences, universities and TEDx events.

Julie Legault
Julie Legault
Founder & CEO, Amino Labs
Biotechnology, Communities, Ethics, Purpose
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Julie Legault, a Montreal-based designer-entrepreneur, excels in translating intricate technologies into user-friendly experiences. With degrees from Concordia University, Royal College of Art and MIT Media Lab, Julie's career has been dedicated to making complex concepts accessible. Her work, spanning collaborations with celebrities like Rihanna and Imogen Heap, has been showcased in global publications and exhibitions. Driven by a mission to bridge the gap between technological innovation and public understanding, Julie founded Amino Labs, an MIT spinout, democratizing genetic engineering through interactive experiences. Recognized as a fellow of the Coaching Fellowship program for young women leaders of impact, Julie remains committed to shaping transformative products and experiences that inspire cultural change.

Jun Axup
Jun Axup
COO at E11 Bio
Biotechnology
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Jun Axup is Chief Science Officer and Partner at IndieBio, the world's leading life science accelerator.

Karen Tay
Karen Tay
Co-Founder, Her Life Ally
Governance, Communities
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Karen Tay has held senior leadership positions across the start-up and government worlds.

Kellie Nuttall
Kellie Nuttall
Lead - Deloitte's Analytics and AI practice in Australia
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Leadership, Ethics
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Kellie leads Deloitte's Analytics and Artificial Intelligence practice in Australia and specializes in the Future of Mobility and the impact these technologies will play in shaping tomorrow's transport system. Kellie also has a PhD in consumer decision making and nudge psychology, and is particularly interested in the consumer psychology of transport decision making.

Kian Gohar
Kian Gohar
Founder and CEO, Geolab
Leadership
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Kian Gohar is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and futurist, and inspires organizations to build high performing exponential teams

Kris Verburgh
Kris Verburgh
General Partner & Head of Science, BOLD Longevity Growth Fund
Biotechnology, Governance, Wellbeing
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Kris Verburgh, born in 1986, is a distinguished medical doctor who graduated with top honors from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is a researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA) at the Free University Brussels (VUB), specializing in aging, nutrition, metabolism and preventive medicine. He coined 'nutrigerontology,' a field studying the connection between nutrition and aging-related diseases. Besides medicine, he explores evolution, consciousness and neuroscience. Authoring three science books by age 25, his debut work earned him the title of Europe's youngest science book author and an Eureka Science Prize nomination. His third book, "The Food Hourglass," analyzes how diet influences aging. A recognized expert, Verburgh's media engagements include newspapers, radio, TV and frequent lectures on medicine, health and science.

Kris Østergaard
Kris Østergaard
Head of Research & Publishing at Rehumanize Institute
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Governance, Communities
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Kyle Hermans
Kyle Hermans
CEO, Be Courageous
Leadership, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Transformation, Purpose, Wellbeing
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Kyle facilitates the world's breakthroughs, having collectively facilitated, advised, and trained the senior leaders of 120+ Fortune 500 companies across multiple countries and industries. Kyle is Founder and Chief Exponential Officer of Be Courageous, the global growth platform helping leaders and their organizations master their exponential future today through courageous breakthroughs in culture transformation, enterprise strategy, insight-led innovation, design science, and impactful organizational engagement. Kyle has held the positions of Partner at Lippincott/Oliver Wyman; Senior Director of Innovation Capacity and Organizational Effectiveness at GAP Inc. (across a portfolio of six global brands); Senior Director of Employee Experience at Old Navy; and Principal of Synecticsworld, the premier global innovation consultancy. Kyle holds a BA in Marketing and Design from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, is a certified master practitioner of NLP in both North America and Europe, and a certified master facilitator and master practitioner of TRIZ problem-solving patent methodology. “My purpose is to breakthrough impossible. My mission is to positively shape the thinking and actions of the world through courageous action. I believe when we tap into our inner courage anything can be achieved.”- Kyle Hermans

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews
Chief Executive Officer, WAVIA
Distributed Ledger Technology, Innovation, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Transformation
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Lisa Andrews is a visionary catalyst for global betterment, striving to level the playing field and unlock human potential. With a background in data, engineering and finance, she leads impactful projects that deploy cutting-edge technology to address pressing world challenges. An accomplished entrepreneur, Lisa received the Hunter Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018. Her collaborations span esteemed institutions like Singularity University, the United Nations and ACTAI, as well as initiatives like the Extreme Tech Challenge and 2030Vision. By aligning efforts with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, Lisa pioneers solutions to global issues through exponential technologies. Lisa envisions a future where humanity and technology collaborate seamlessly, forging a path of positivity for the next century. Beyond her mission, she indulges in reading, globe-trotting and kite surfing, embracing the diverse dimensions of life.

Luke Haverhals
Luke Haverhals
CEO and Founder of Natural Fiber Welding
Energy Technology, Biotechnology, Innovation, Economies, Transformation, Communities
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Luke Haverhals is the CEO and Founder of NFW. Luke earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Iowa and is an analytical chemist and materials scientist. He has used his expertise to explore all-natural alternatives to petroleum-derived synthetic plastics while serving as a Research Professor at the US Naval Academy. There, he developed a vision to develop bioneutral, high-performance materials from renewable natural nutrient inputs and this has become the foundation for NFW’s ecosystem of patented, paradigm-shifting material technologies. In an industry awash with incremental solutions, Luke is leading NFW to drive a moonshot systems-level shift away from petroleum-derived products and toxic chemistries. Luke’s professional mission is to collaborate with and empower material scientists, manufacturing workers and engineers, investors, change-makers, creators, and brands around the world to create a fully circular, holistically sustainable, low-carbon material economy from the ground up. Luke was named 2022 IPOEF Inventor of the Year. Luke is a Fortune+Salesforce Ecopreneur, Unreasonable Group Fellow, Business Insider Climate Action 30, Forbes Council Member, and World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer, and graduate of The Circulars Accelerator, Fashion for Good Scaling Programme, and the Nation Science Foundation I-Corps Program.

Marian Cook
Marian Cook
Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking, Purpose, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation, Artificial Intelligence
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Marian helps organizations thrive in the future as a senior advisor and guest lecturer on Corporate Innovation and Innovation Ecosystems, Future of Cities and Future of Work. She is a seasoned executive, educator, and author with in-depth experience digitally transforming public and private sector enterprises. She is a trusted advisor to heads of governments and Fortune 500 companies worldwide on strategy, innovation, technology and enterprise transformation. Currently, Marian serves as Principal at Slalom Consulting focusing on emerging technologies, innovation and digital transformation. She also leads a gubernatorial advisory board composed of heads of innovation from large corporations in the State of Illinois. Additionally, Marian serves as Head Learning Facilitator for MIT’s Blockchain Course, and the Corporate Innovation and Innovation Ecosystems course, offered on-line by the Sloan School of Management. Previously, Marian spent her career in senior executive roles working for and advising leading global organizations across multiple sectors. As a result, Marian was asked to serve as Chief Strategy Officer, Department of Innovation & Technology, for the State of Illinois, working for the Office of the Governor. There she led digital transformation strategic planning and initiatives that gained national recognition.

Mark Bonchek
Mark Bonchek
Chief Epiphany Officer of Shift Thinking & Harvard Business Review contributor
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Leadership, Purpose, Transformation
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Mark Bonchek, a transformative thinker, empowers change through reshaping mindsets. As Shift Thinking's CEO, he guides organizations to shed outdated mental models, fostering growth, engagement and performance. Singularity University's faculty member, Mark ignites an exponential mindset, urging leaders to embrace transformative leaps for abundant possibilities. With nearly 50 articles in Harvard Business Review (HBR), he's a key voice in innovative thinking discourse. Mark's pioneering journey spans two digital decades, foreseeing trends and making them relevant. Roles like Strategos Institute's Director of Research, TomorrowLab@McKinsey's COO and Truman Company's CEO showcase his impact. Through Shift Thinking, he equips companies like SAP and ABC with tools for digital-era success. Originator of the Thinking Styles assessment, Mark also helps individuals gauge collaboration strengths. His HBR article on thinking styles ranked among the top ten in 2015. A captivating speaker, he tailors talks for maximum impact.

Mark R. Hatch
Mark R. Hatch
Foundational Concepts, Leadership, Purpose, Transformation
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Mark R. Hatch is an esteemed entrepreneur and speaker renowned for his expertise in advanced manufacturing, innovation, and digital strategy. He has held pivotal roles in various industries, including packaged goods, healthcare, and retail, focusing on disruptive technology and intrapreneurship. With a track record of raising significant investments, Mark has orchestrated strategic partnerships with major players like Autodesk, GE, and Ford. His insights have been shared at prestigious platforms such as the White House, Singularity University, TEDx, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mark's prominence extends to major media outlets like ABC, CNN, and The New York Times, where he has been quoted. As an author, he has penned influential books on the maker movement, solidifying his reputation as a thought leader. Holding faculty positions at Singularity University and Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business, Mark shapes minds and empowers organizations with his deep knowledge of innovation and strategy.

Melanie Rieback
Melanie Rieback
CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security
Computing, Governance, Ethics, Leadership, Exponential Thinking, Cybersecurity
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Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first non-profit computer security consultancy company. It’s a collective of hackers who aim to disrupt the computer security market with their ideals — give 90% of profits to charity (the NLnet Foundation), release all their tools into the open-source, invite customers to actively participate, and generally optimize for openness, transparency, and community service.

Michael Gillam
Michael Gillam
Chief Executive Officer, HealthLab
Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Biology, Deep Learning, Biotech, Data Science, Neuroscience
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Michael Gillam, MD, FACEP, is CEO of HealthLab, a discovery automation company for "big data” in healthcare. He helped build and sell companies to both WebMD and Microsoft and is dual board certified in emergency medicine and medical informatics.

Michael Housman
Michael Housman
Data Scientist, Technologist and Keynote Speaker
Artificial Intelligence, Communities, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose
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Dr. Michael Housman is the founder and CEO of AI-ccelerator where he helps organizations decipher and leverage advances in artificial intelligence. He’s spent his career leading technology teams at early-stage companies, having architected platforms to hire job applicants, communicate more effectively with customers, catch fraudsters, and transact real estate. His research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, presented at dozens of academic and practitioner-oriented conferences, and profiled by such media outlets as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic. Dr. Housman received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his A.B. from Harvard University.

Michael Vergalla
Michael Vergalla
Test Pilot, Researcher & Founder at Free Flight Lab
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.

Misha Byrne
Misha Byrne
Partner, NeuroPower Group
Ethics, Leadership, Foundational Concepts, Wellbeing, Leadership
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Misha Byrne, a Singularity University expert in Neuroscience & Performance, applies his social-cognitive neuroscience background to delve into performance enhancement. Now a behavioral strategist and consultant at The Future Academy X (Munich) and Partner at NeuroPower Group (Australia), he aids business leaders in embracing digitalization and AI by using brain insights. His role spans easing tech adaptation, optimizing team performance and fostering human-centered businesses. Misha's portfolio includes creating an AI personality for a leading Japanese car manufacturer, driving digital transformation in healthcare and promoting peace initiatives among Indian and Pakistani doctors. An influential editor of NeuroPower: Leading with Neurointelligence, his focus now revolves around infusing science, empathy and practicality into the Future of Work, blending technology, diversity and collaboration to cultivate high-performance cultures.

Muriel Clauson Closs
Muriel Clauson Closs
Co-founder, Anthill
Artificial Intelligence
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Muriel Clauson, PhD is the co-founder of Anthill. Anthill is a ML-enabled HR service center for the deskless workforce. Anthill is focused on helping workers in manufacturing and supply chain roles have the same support in their careers as their desked peers. Muriel has been an active researcher and advisor on the future of work and artificial intelligence.

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.

Neil Desai
Neil Desai
Corporate Director and Cybersecurity Executive
Computing, Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Transformation, Governance, Innovation
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Neil Jacobstein
Neil Jacobstein
Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Robotics, Innovation, Computing
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Neil Jacobstein is the Chair of the AI and Robotics Track at Singularity University and a respected Singularity Expert. As a MediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, he specializes in augmented decision systems. With a history as Teknowledge Corp's CEO, he's been at the forefront of AI application since its early days. Neil consults on AI/ML projects for major corporations, and his expertise extends to a broad range of partners from NASA to Deloitte. He contributes to the XPRIZE COVID Pandemic Alliance and serves on the Earth and Life Studies Committee for the US National Academy of Sciences. An interdisciplinary thinker, Neil's talks on AI, robotics and ethics have garnered global recognition. He's also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, committed to sustainable technological advancement.

Nell Watson
Nell Watson
Trusted Advisor ∙ AI Philosopher ∙ Advocate @ IEEE, Apple, EURAIO
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.

Nestor Maslej
Nestor Maslej
Research Manager at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Artificial Intelligence
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Nichol Bradford
Nichol Bradford
Executive-in-Residence for AI + HI at The Society for Human Resource Management
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Purpose, Innovation, Transformation, Leadership, Communities
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Nichol Bradford, co-founder and executive director of the global non-profit and ecosystem Transformative Tech.org, works to empower the health, happiness, and fullest potential of every human by catalyzing new visions, opportunities, and wellbeing technologies for all. She ignites new ways to use technology to expand beyond our perceived limits and reach our fullest potential by working with talented researchers, founders, and investors across the globe who build exponential tech for human health and happiness that will redefine wellbeing for the next decade. As the largest and most respected authority on wellbeing technologies, Transformative Tech.org has members in 72 countries and 450 cities, and their tentpole events online or in-person attract 1K+ attendees.

Nicholas Haan
Nicholas Haan
Co-Chair, United Nations Advanced Technology and AI Working Group for Food Security Analysis
Impact, Governance
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Dr. Nicholas Haan is a moonshot agitator for solving the world’s biggest challenges and creating a future that’s good for people and the planet. He draws from his multifaceted background to enable leaders to cultivate new mindsets, insights and skills necessary to thrive in the digital transformation era.

Nick Davis
Nick Davis
Founder, Innovation Leader and Technology Futurist
Exponential Thinking, Leadership, Purpose
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Nick Davis is an influential figure in the realms of innovation, entrepreneurship and social impact. As the Faculty Chair of Corporate Innovation at Singularity University, he spearheads research and thought leadership in this domain. Nick is also a Venture Partner at Bold Capital and the Chief Platform Officer at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, addressing food scarcity issues. A prominent author, his Amazon #1 Best Seller "Future Ready: A Changemaker's Guide to the Exponential Revolution" highlights the evolving business landscape. With a 15-year career spanning Executive Education, Corporate Innovation, Venture Capital and startups, Nick also possesses expertise in corporate innovation, social impact and entrepreneurship. He's adept at identifying trends, developing concepts and establishing innovation labs. Additionally, Nick's journey includes studies at The Ohio State University, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and The Esade Business School, along with service in the US Navy's Military Intelligence.

Onicio Leal Neto
Onicio Leal Neto
Researcher & Professor
Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Innovation, Governance, Communities
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With 12 years of dedicated work in groundbreaking healthcare innovation, Onicio Leal Neto is steadfast in his mission to propel the digital transformation in data-driven health and epidemiology. His efforts are channeled through Epitrack, a science-focused enterprise he co-founded, aiming to connect scientific advancements with tangible health requirements. Through this initiative, he aims to facilitate the integration of these innovations into society's everyday life, making them more practical and impactful. On top of his entrepreneurial journey, Onicio also serves as a researcher affiliated with the University of Zürich. Here, he diligently bridges the gap between academic research and real-world health problem-solving. His dual roles, as both an entrepreneur and researcher, allow him to tackle health-related challenges from multiple angles, ensuring his contributions have a lasting impact on healthcare systems and practices.

Paola Santana
Paola Santana
Founder and CEO, Social Glass
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.

Pascal Finette
Pascal Finette
Chief Heretic and Cofounder @ be radical.
Foundational Concepts, Exponential Thinking, Innovation, Transformation, Leadership
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Pascal Finette is a Co-Founder at be radical, shaping innovative initiatives. As Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation, he guides transformative business approaches. He's also a Venture Partner at BOLD Capital Partners, a $250M VC fund by Peter Diamandis. With leadership roles at Google.org, Mozilla and eBay, Pascal brings expertise in tech startups and Venture Capital. He leads TheHeretic.org, inspiring impactful change. Pascal's commitment to innovation drives his role in entrepreneurship and BOLD Capital Partners, amplifying his influence in revolutionizing business

Patricia Suflita Wilson
Patricia Suflita Wilson
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Leadership, Transformation, Purpose,Social Technology
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Patricia Suflita Wilson is a highly successful chief executive, evangelist, chief marketing officer, board member, and public speaker committed to making the world a better place. Over two decades, Patricia has earned a reputation for her integrity, sound business judgment, demonstrated financial acumen, and superior communication skills. Formerly, she was CEO of Make-A-Wish, responsible for leading the overall direction of one of the largest chapters nationwide, and created a permanently restricted endowment for future sustainability. Her work helped to build one of the most recognized and respected brands. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Patricia held leadership roles at PBS/NPR stations WHRO and KQED, the 5th largest public broadcaster. She also produced several educational public TV series before serving as executive director of a science and wildlife environmental museum. Currently, Patricia is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant to several startups (marketing, branding, web architect, social media, community engagement, publicity, philanthropy plans, etc.) She also serves on the board of directors for Illuminate (Bay Lights) and Friends of the Urban Forest.

Patrick Halford
Patrick Halford
CEO, Gaoithe Advisory
Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, Transformation, Robotics, Space Technology, Innovatio
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Patrick Halford specializes in cross-industry mobility and groundbreaking business models. He advises venture capitalists and holds board positions in startups focusing on drones, healthcare and AR/VR. With deep ties to government institutions, he contributes to Denmark's and Finland's drone innovation programs. A key figure in Denmark's 2016 national drone strategy, Patrick is now part of a team building a new airport and drone innovation hub in Finland. He passionately engages in education, lecturing at CBS and Hanken SSE on exponential technology trends, organizational challenges and business model innovation. Patrick's mentorship extends to life sciences networks and startup programs like the Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME). He's a prominent keynote speaker at robotics and drones conferences, moderating executive panels. Sharing Nordic growth insights on LinkedIn, Patrick fuels conversations about innovation and progress.

Paul Saffo
Paul Saffo
Futurist
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation
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Paul Saffo is a renowned technology forecaster based in Silicon Valley, who teaches forecasting at Stanford University and chairs the Future Studies and Forecasting track at Singularity University.

Penny Locaso
Penny Locaso
Founder, HackingHappy.co
Exponential Thinking, Communities, Leadership, Wellbeing, Transformation
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Voted among Australia's top female entrepreneurs, Penny Lacaso is the world's first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million people by 2025 how to intentionally adapt for lasting happiness. She's pioneered a pedagogy and tool to amplify the Intentional Adaptability Quotient™ in individuals and organizations, humanizing the future. Penny is a guest lecturer at Singularity University, collaborating with tech and AI leaders. Partnering with giants like Google, Microsoft and Deloitte, she transforms lives and companies by infusing humanity into innovation. In recent years, Penny reshaped her life: leaving a 16-year executive career, relocating her family and founding BKindred. Unable to find education on future-proofing happiness, she created it. Penny's advocacy for fearlessness led to a viral LinkedIn post, sparking a movement by delivering a keynote in her bathing suit to embrace discomfort. Also an acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker, Penny's insights grace publications like the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

Peter Cabral
Peter Cabral
Executive Vice President - Head of Business Development & Smart Cities, UNICOBA & Managing Partner, Mount Olive Partners
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computing, Governance, Foundational Concepts
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Peter Cabral is a Political Scientist specialized in Economy, Business Administration and Computer Science/Programming, with a focus on Urban Mobility, Smart Cities and Public-Private Partnerships. He leverages disruptive technologies to drive social, economic and sustainable development, emphasizing the triple bottom line framework. A key advocate of Digital Placemaking and Urban Regeneration, Peter pioneers Sharing and Collaborative Economy Solutions. He led the deployment of Bicycle Sharing in LATAM/Brazil and Argentina. A seasoned Business Executive, he also excels in B2G, B2B and B2C operations, nurturing startups and advising on Smart City Solutions. A public speaker and coauthor of “Mobilidade, Muito Além de Trânsito," Peter contributes through papers and articles on Urban Mobility and Smart City Design.

Peter H. Diamandis
Peter H. Diamandis
Founder, Abundance360 + Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE + Co-Founder, Singularity
Singularity Foundations, Innovation, Impact
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Peter Wicher
Peter Wicher
Editor and Writer, FutureResolve
Biotechnology, Communities, Impact, Sustainable Development Goals
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With over three decades of experience in Silicon Valley, Peter Wicher is a seasoned professional specializing in business strategy and product marketing. He has been a key player in early-stage startups in AI, IoT and education technology. As a senior executive in the semiconductor industry, Peter's work at companies like 3dfx and Trident Microsystems significantly advanced computer graphics, video and 3D gaming, yielding nearly $1 billion in revenue from his system-level product contributions. Beyond technology, Peter co-authored an early IEEE paper on integrated sensors and holds a U.S. patent for a widely-used video design. With a background in education, he spent two years teaching young adults with learning disabilities, emphasizing the untapped potential in everyone. Peter is a prolific writer, sharing his insights on exponential leadership through Singularity University's blog and founding FutureResolve.com. As a Speaker and Facilitator, he leverages his executive, technological and educational background to guide clients in navigating the future with emerging technologies and innovative solutions to global challenges.

Peter Xing
Peter Xing
Data & AI Specialist, Microsoft
Biotechnology, Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledger Technology, Transformation
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Peter Xing is a renowned keynote speaker and prolific writer, focusing on transhumanism and emerging technologies. He co-founded Transhumanism Australia, a community of technologists committed to leveraging science and technology to transcend human biological limitations. At KPMG, Peter drives technology and growth initiatives, enabling organizations to thrive amidst rapid change. An advisory board member at SingularityU Australia, he actively contributes to shaping their vision. Additionally, Peter is an executive member of Science Party Australia, advocating for evidence-based policymaking. With his compelling talks and insightful writing, Peter bridges the gap between technology and its societal impact. His multifaceted roles reflect his dedication to advancing knowledge, innovation and the responsible use of transformative technologies.

Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil
Co-founder, Singularity & Inventor, Futurist @Kurzweil Technologies
Singularity Foundations, Exponential Thinking
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Ray Kurzweil is a world class inventor, thinker, and futurist, with a thirty-five-year track record of accurate predictions. He has been a leading developer in artificial intelligence for 61 years – longer than any other living person. Called the “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, he was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc.magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS selected him as one of the “sixteen revolutionaries who made America.”

Raymond McCauley
Raymond McCauley
Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious
Biotechnology, Ethics, Community, Wellbeing, Innovation, Leadership, Governance,Exponential Thinking,Foundational Concepts
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Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, inventor, investor, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life -- biology, genetics, medicine, longevity, agriculture -- is affecting every one of us. He uses storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now, and what opportunities they lead to. He has been described as a “DNA Tsunami,” and his work and profile have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, CNBC, Science, and Nature. Raymond is: Principal of Exponential Biosciences; a theme advisor to ARK Invest; Founding Faculty and Chair of Digital Biology at Singularity University (http://singularityu.org/); Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious (http://biocurious.org/); part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina ($ILMN, www.illumina.com), with past positions at Ingenuity Systems, Genomera, NASA, and other organizations. Raymond creates, advises, and develops biotech-related startups. "I think kids should hack biology the way they do Legos, and there should be more biotech startups than Starbucks. I want to do for science communications what Disney did for cartoons."

Rob Gonda
Rob Gonda
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Biotechnology, Social Technology, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation, Wellbeing, Governance, Communities
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Rob Nail
Rob Nail
Co-founder and Director of Alite Design
Exponential Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Purpose, Transformation, Communities,Innovation, Leadership, Mixed Reality, Robotics
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For more than 8 years as Associate Founder and CEO of Singularity University (SU), Rob was teleported into the future through the eyes and work of some of the greatest thought leaders and changemakers of our time.

Robert Suarez
Robert Suarez
Innovation, Biotechnology, Leadership, Exponential Thinking
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Robert Suarez originates, develops and grows sustainable impact ventures and initiatives in the areas of regenerative ecosystems, circularity and humane tech. After spending two decades working in design and innovation for large corporations, startups and impact partners, Robert knows what truly drives innovative ideas into market - understanding the needs and behaviors of people, systems and planet, leveraging emerging technologies and applying the right business models to scale new solutions.

Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Rodrigo Nieto Gomez
Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
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.

Rolando Zubiran
Rolando Zubiran
Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, Innovation, Communities, Transformation,Social Technology, Exponential Thinking
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Ryan Kushner
Ryan Kushner
Head of Philanthropic Partners and Co-founder @ Third Derivative (D3)
Energy Technology, Innovation, Transformation, Governance, Communities, Purpose
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I am an expert in climate tech investing, innovation, commercialization and acceleration. Currently the Head of Philanthropic Partners and Co-founder @ Third Derivative (D3), the largest climate accelerator in the world (a project of Rocky Mountain Institute). D3 now has the largest cohort of climate tech startups in the world, a $2M SPV to fund portfolio companies which have raised $680M in external funding, $4T in market cap across corporate partners and $8B in deployable funds across VC partners.

Sabine Seymour
Sabine Seymour
Co-founder and Chairwoman, Pony Earth & Founder and Data Economist, Moondial
Biotechnology, Distributed Ledger Technology, Computing, Governance, Sustainable Development Goals
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Dr. Seymour is a distinguished data economist and future synthesist, renowned for her expertise in #tokeneconomy #ReFi, specializing in #biometric and #environmental #data, #wearabletechnology and #digitalhealth to foster regenerative living. With impactful roles in entrepreneurship, academia and advisory boards across the USA and Europe, she's collaborated with giants like Disney, Intel and NASA. Dr. Seymour also curates interdisciplinary teams, using distributed technologies to create sustainable financial models. A European Commission expert reviewer, startup mentor and co-founder of ventures like PONY EARTH and SUPA, she coined "Fashionable Technology" as Parsons School of Design's inaugural professor. Celebrated for her visionary work, she's a Singularity University Portugal faculty member, green initiative advocate and startup mentor.

Sally Dominguez
Sally Dominguez
Futurist
Artificial Intelligence, Exponential Thinking, Purpose, Innovation, Transformation, Ethics
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Sally Dominguez is a futurist inventor and entrepreneur specializing in resilient strategies and technology convergence. She coaches leaders in Moonshot Thinking and sustainable transformation. Sally teaches innovation at PUCRS, StartSe and Stanford, and co-hosts "The Next Billion Cars" podcast.

Samantha Snabes
Samantha Snabes
Advance Manufacturing; Energy Technology
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Samantha Snabes is a Reservist in the Air National Guard and the Catalyst for re:3D where she facilitates connections between others printing at the human-scale and/or using recycled materials to access locally driven manufacturing in 50+ countries. As a serial entrepreneur, she currently volunteers as the Immediate Past Global Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship. Previously, she served as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for the NASA HQ and Deputy Strategist supporting the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Life Sciences Directorate after selling a start-up for a DARPA-funded, co-patented tissue culture device.

Sharron McPherson
Sharron McPherson
Co-Founder and a Director of the Centre for Disruptive Technologies (CDT)
Economies, Innovation, Space Technology
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Sharron is co-founder and executive director at The Centre for Disruptive Technologies which leverages an impressive Africa-wide and global network of experts in disruptive technologies to advise government and businesses on the implementation of digital transformation strategies. In addition, she is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer – Project Finance at the University of Cape Town – Graduate School of Business where she focusses on smart city technologies and sustainable, nexus investing for development. Sharron is also an enterprise development expert having launched some of the first impact investment funds in Africa. She is co-founder & shareholder of Women in Infrastructure Development & Energy (WINDE). WINDE is one of the largest and most impactful women’s infrastructure investment consortiums in Africa. She is also a founder of the Adventure Capitalists Network which invests in game changing ideas being developed by teens and university students.

Shuo Chen
Shuo Chen
General Partner at IOVC
Exponential Thinking, Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Transformation, Distributed Ledger Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Leadership
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Shuo Chen is a General Partner at IOVC, where she focuses on early stage venture investments in Silicon Valley with a focus on future of work and enterprise/SaaS. She is also Faculty at UC Berkeley and Singularity University. Shuo is appointed by California Governor Gavin Newson to serve as 1 of 13 voting members on California's Mental Health Commission (as the first Asian American Commissioner), which includes overseeing ~$2.6 billion annually in state budget and advising the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.

Simon Torrance
Simon Torrance
Senior Independent Advisor
Computing, Leadership, Innovation, Transformation, Economies, Exponential Thinking, Fintech
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Simon is a senior independent advisor to Boards and Leadership Teams on business model transformation, platform strategy and digital ventures. He works across multiple sectors and geographies, helping to define and execute breakthrough new growth opportunities for incumbent organisations. Simon is a member of the World Economic Forum's 'Digital Platforms & Ecosystems' executive working group, co-founder and Chair of the world's biggest event on platforms, the Platform Economy Summit, author and presenter of the New Growth Playbook (www.newgrowthplaybook.com) and co-author of a new book, 'FIGHTBACK - how to win in the digital economy with platforms, ventures and entrepreneurs'.

Simone Planté
Simone Planté
Founder, HumAIn Capital
Foundational Concepts, Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, Transformation
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Simone Planté holds a wealth of experience spanning 20 years, encompassing technology companies worldwide. With roles in investment banking, entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, she stands as the Founder and Managing Partner of Sydney-based HumAIn Capital. Specializing in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech investments, Simone is dedicated to fostering positive human impact through technology. Her passion for bridging Offline (human systems) with Online (AI systems) drives her work. Beginning her career at Morgan Stanley corporate finance, Simone collaborated with technology pioneers in Silicon Valley. She then ventured into successful tech startup ventures, following which she lived abroad in San Francisco, New York, London and Hong Kong for over two decades. Now back in Australia, she brings her global perspective to contribute to technology's transformative potential.

Sophia Symeou
Sophia Symeou
Co-Founder and Director, Bill Fairies & Founder and Director, INS, Workforces for the Future
Communities, Exponential Thinking, Transformation
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Sophia Symeou is a distinct entrepreneur who believes that businesses can uplift communities. With strong humanist values, she's a staunch advocate for equality. Sophia has pioneered frameworks that enhance individual and organizational capabilities, reshaping talent utilization and team dynamics. A change agent, executive and social worker, she's a recognized leader in offering practical HR and people management solutions. Sophia's innovative approach integrates business potential with societal progress, reflecting her commitment to inclusive growth.

Tiffany Vora
Tiffany Vora
Scientist & VP, Innovation Partnerships, Explore Mars Inc.
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.

Tim Boyle
Tim Boyle
Foundational Concepts, Innovation, Leadership, Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Robotics, Exponential Thinking
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Vanessa Gavan
Vanessa Gavan
Founder and Joint Managing Director, Maximus International
Leadership, Purpose, Transformation, Wellbeing, Communities
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Vanessa Gavan is the visionary Founder & Joint Managing Director at Maximus, an innovative leadership firm in Australia. Her role encompasses shaping the firm's strategic direction, fostering enterprise capabilities, nurturing relationships and curating distinctive offerings. Drawing from extensive experience, strategic partnerships and robust research, Vanessa combines business acumen with empathy. She's an entrepreneur, psychologist and trusted advisor to leaders seeking progressive solutions, advocating for robust leadership and lasting impact. Having witnessed the profound effects of both exceptional and lacking leadership, she considers leadership a privilege and a duty. Vanessa believes in aligning personal purpose with forward-looking visions to build transformative organizations. However, she underscores that this aspiration must be supported by tangible capabilities and disciplined execution to achieve significant impact. Her commitment lies in fostering leadership excellence, driving meaningful change and empowering visionary companies to thrive.

Vincent Vuillard
Vincent Vuillard
CEO Hive & FutureWork Studio | Transformation Expert | TEDx Speaker | Ex-McKinsey | Former Naval Aviation Officer
Leadership, Innovation, Transformation, Foundational Concepts, Economies
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In 2018, Vincent Vuillard embarked on a transformative journey as the co-founder of FutureWork Studio. His mission: to revolutionize work dynamics by crafting innovative collaboration methods and solutions tailored to address complex challenges, while dismantling traditional organizational barriers. Vincent's professional odyssey began as an officer in the French naval forces, honing his leadership skills in demanding environments. Transitioning to McKinsey & Company, a global consulting powerhouse, he delved into comprehensive transformations within corporate landscapes spanning America, Asia and Australasia. This journey culminated in steering the global strategic capabilities of a $20 billion organization. Throughout these roles, Vincent discerned the potential to elevate organizational and community outcomes by unleashing individual and team prowess. His firsthand experiences are the bedrock of his pursuits, manifested both in his research and pragmatic implementations. Vincent's trajectory echoes his conviction that novel approaches to collaboration can shape a brighter future, igniting untapped potential and reshaping the way we work for the better.

Vivian Lan
Vivian Lan
Innovation, Exponential thinking, Transformation, Foundation of exponentials
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Innovation for social good and the use of technology to help humanity are Vivian Lan’s biggest drives, who in addition to studying graphic design at CDMX, majoring in fine arts in New York and being a Montessori teacher, has always been involved in projects of social impact. As a social entrepreneur and consultant with experience in leadership, innovation and design, Vivian believes in tackling global grand challenges through creativity and collaboration; working together to change the world. After several years of working with marginalized communities in Mexico, Israel and Kenya, in 2011 she launched a cost-free social media campaign to help the hunger in Africa caused by the drought, in which she raised $ 100,000 USD in 10 days, brought together 57 international volunteers and delivered 40 tons of food and medical care to 20,000 affected people.

Wolfgang Fengler
Wolfgang Fengler
CEO, World Data Lab
Communities, Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, Innovation, Sustainable Development Goals
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Wolfgang Fengler is a renowned economist and Lead Economist at the World Bank for Europe and Central Asia. With 20+ years of global experience, his expertise spans economics, innovation and competitiveness. He launched data models like population.io and worldpoverty.io, earning recognition from Bill Gates and the title "big data virtuoso" by DER SPIEGEL. Wolfgang's work has been featured in FT, ECONOMIST and CNN. Co-authoring influential publications, he's known for "Delivering Aid Differently" and "Africa’s Economic Boom". Beyond economics, he's a football enthusiast who organized Kenya's "Nairobi Mini World Cup" for kids. With a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Wolfgang drives economic discourse and data-driven change globally.

Yunwen Tu
Yunwen Tu
User Experience Designer and Food Designer, The SIX
Biotech, Innovation
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Yunwen Tu, who’s also being known as Tutu, is a user experience designer and food designer currently working at The SIX, a business design consultancy dedicated to finding creative solutions for clients through the Design Sprint and Design Thinking process.

Yvonne Cagle
Yvonne Cagle
Astronaut, NASA
Space
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Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and consulting professor for Stanford University’s department of cardiovascular medicine and its department of electrical engineering.

Singulaity Guest Speakers

Amber Straughn
Amber Straughn
Astrophysicist, JWST
Artificial Intelligence
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Dr. Amber Straughn is an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where she serves as the Deputy Project Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope Communications.

Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang
Co-Chair, Forward Party
Governance, Fintech
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Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician known for his 2020 presidential campaign as a Democrat, which was centered on a proposal for Universal Basic Income (UBI) dubbed the "Freedom Dividend."

Anousheh Ansari
Anousheh Ansari
CEO, XPRIZE
Artificial Intelligence
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Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder of Prodea Systems, a technology firm. She gained fame as the first female private space explorer when she flew to the ISS aboard Soyuz TMA-9 in 2006, a journey she funded herself.

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington
Co-Founder, The Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
Leadership
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Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She co-founded The Huffington Post, a popular news and blog site in 2005, which quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked, and cited media brands on the Internet.

Caroline Yap
Caroline Yap
Managing Director, Global AI Business, Google Cloud
Artificial Intelligence
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Caroline Yap is the co-founder of Dryad Networks, an environmental IoT startup aimed at mitigating wildfire risks through ultra-early detection systems installed in forests. She has a background in business administration and has dedicated her career to sustainable environmental solutions through technology.

Cathie Wood
Cathie Wood
Founder, CEO, CIO, ARKInvest
Economies, Exponential Thinking
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Cathie Wood is the Founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Invest, an investment management firm that focuses on disruptive innovation and offers investment solutions to investors seeking long-term growth in the public markets

Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
Former CEO, YouTube
Social Technology
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Chad Hurley is the American co-founder and former CEO of YouTube, one of the largest and most popular video-sharing websites globally.

David Sinclair
David Sinclair
Co-Director, Center for Biology of Aging Research, Harvard Medical School
Biotech, Innovation
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David Sinclair is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, known for his research on aging and lifespan extension. His work focuses on understanding why we age and how to mitigate age-related diseases.

Deblina Sarkar
Deblina Sarkar
Founder, Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek Lab at MIT
Artificial Intelligence
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Deblina Sarkar is a nano technologist and an Assistant Professor at MIT Media Lab where she leads the Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group. Her work innovates at the nexus of technology and biology, creating new ways to interface with the human brain

Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, X
Artificial Intelligence
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Elon Musk is a billionaire entrepreneur and business magnate known for founding SpaceX and co-founding Tesla Motors and PayPal. Through SpaceX, he aims to reduce space transportation costs to enable Mars colonization.

Emad Mostaque
Emad Mostaque
Founder & CEO, Stability.ai
Artificial Intelligence
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Emad Mostaque is the CEO and co-founder of Stability AI, the company behind the artificial intelligence model Stable Diffusion.

Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures
Computing, Innovation
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Eric Schmidt is best known for being Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011, helping grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.

Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz
Founder & CEO, Acumen
Impact
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Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to eliminate global poverty.

Jared Kaplan
Jared Kaplan
Co-Founder, Anthropic
Artificial Intelligence
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Jared Kaplan is the co-founder of Anthropic, an AI safety and research company. Kaplan, who holds a PhD in physics from Stanford University, has focused his career on developing scalable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems.

Joe Gebbia
Joe Gebbia
Co-Founder, Airbnb
Social Technology
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Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb, an online marketplace for lodging, primarily homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities.

Kai-Fu Lee
Kai-Fu Lee
AI Expert, Former President, Google China
Artificial Intelligence
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Kai-Fu Lee is a Taiwanese-born American computer scientist, businessman, and writer, renowned for his work in artificial intelligence (AI). He has been a key figure in shaping the AI landscape in China and globally.

Marc Benioff
Marc Benioff
Co-Founder, Chairman, Co-CEO, Salesforce
Computing
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Marc Benioff is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing leader that has reshaped the software industry.

Martine Rothblatt
Martine Rothblatt
Founder, CEO, Chairman, United Therapeutics Corp
Biotech, Innovation
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Martine Rothblatt is an American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and former CEO of SiriusXM Satellite Radio and the current chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company she founded to save the life of one of her daughters.

Michael Saylor
Michael Saylor
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, MicroStrategy
Artificial Intelligence
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Michael Saylor is an American entrepreneur and business executive who co-founded MicroStrategy, a company providing business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. Saylor is known for his strong advocacy of Bitcoin, having transformed his firm's cash reserves into a substantial Bitcoin portfolio starting in 2020

Mustafa Suleyman
Mustafa Suleyman
CEO, Microsoft AI
Artificial Intelligence
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Mustafa Suleyman is a British entrepreneur and activist from London. He co-founded DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence company bought by Google in 2014. Suleyman has led DeepMind's applied AI division, which uses AI to solve real-world problems, including energy use reduction and medical research.

Palmer Luckey
Palmer Luckey
Founder, Anduril
Artificial Intelligence
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Palmer Luckey is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Oculus VR, which revolutionized virtual reality technology with the creation of the Oculus Rift.

Peggy Johnson
Peggy Johnson
CEO, Magic Leap
Mixed Reality
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Peggy Johnson is the CEO of Magic Leap, an augmented reality company focusing on interactive technology and spatial computing.

Raj Gokal
Raj Gokal
Co-Founder, Solana
Fintech
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Raj Gokal is Co-founder of Solana, a highly functional open source project that banks on blockchain technology’s permissionless nature to provide decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions.

Sal Khan
Sal Khan
Founder & CEO, Khan Academy
Impact
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Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Sam Altman
Sam Altman
Co-Founder & CEO, OpenAI
Artificial Intelligence
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Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI, a research organization that aims to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity. Previously, he was the president of Y Combinator, a startup accelerator known for its part in the rise of companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe.

Steve Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Future Ventures
Artificial Intelligence
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Steve Jurvetson is a venture capitalist and an early investor in SpaceX, Tesla, and deep learning companies.

Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins
#1 Life & Business Strategist
Leadership
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Tony Robbins is an American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist, known for his self-help books including "Unlimited Power" and "Awaken the Giant Within." As a life and business strategist, Robbins advises and counsels Fortune 500 executives, athletes, and world leaders.

Tristan Harris
Tristan Harris
Co-Founder, Center for Humane Technology
Artificial Intelligence
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Tristan Harris is a former Google design ethicist and a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. His work focuses on the ethical and humane use of technology in society. Harris has been a vocal critic of the ways social media manipulates users by exploiting their attention, dubbing himself the "closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience."

Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla
Founder & Managing Director, Khosla Ventures
Artificial Intelligence
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Vinod Khosla is an Indian American billionaire engineer, businessman, and venture capitalist. He is the founder of Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Sun Microsystems. Khosla is known for his wide range of investments in various sectors, particularly in clean technology and biomedicine.

Vivienne Ming
Vivienne Ming
American Theoretical Neuroscientist and Artificial Intelligence Expert
Artificial Intelligence
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Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent institute exploring the future of human potential

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