Pioneering Authority on AI Strategies That Drive Competitive Advantage; Visiting Professor, Oxford Saïd Business School
Technology speaker Peter Diamandis is a world-renowned authority on exponential technologies. He is the Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, Executive Founder of Singularity University, a pioneer in the commercial space field, and a bestselling author. Organizations book Peter Diamandis for his understanding of what the future holds, and for his enthusiastic embrace of the technologies that will get us there.
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Peter Diamandis is a top technology keynote speaker, world-renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist with special interests in exponential technologies and commercial space flight. A versatile speaker, Peter Diamandis galvanizes audiences on the topics of exponential technology, innovation, startups, philanthropy, and commercial space exploration.
As the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, he has overseen the development and administration of more than twenty major awards supporting deeply innovative projects that benefit humanity on a global scale.
The $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private space flight may be the foundation’s most famous award. Current XPRIZE initiatives include awards for rapid COVID-19 testing, rapid training of under-skilled workers. and rainforest research. XPRIZE has also partnered with industry leaders to launch the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE for carbon-capture innovation.
Diamandis is especially active in the commercial space-exploration sector. At age 25, while studying for his MD at Harvard Medical School, he took a leave of absence to earn a master’s degree at MIT in aeronautics and astronautics. Upon returning to Harvard, he completed his medical degree while serving as CEO of satellite-launching company International Micro Space.
Diamandis has founded, cofounded, or served as the CEO of more than a half-dozen commercial-space firms.
As the cofounder of BOLD Capital Partners, Dr. Diamandis has pioneered the application of exponential technologies to major problems. These include longstanding challenges in the fields of education, longevity, and natural-resource management. He has founded or co-founded more than 20 companies that develop innovative and transformative approaches to humanity’s grandest questions.
Some of the world’s largest corporations seek Dr. Diamandis’s counsel on matters of technological innovation and incentivized development. As a speaker, Peter Diamandis draws on this experience to reveal how technological innovations are transforming our economies, our public sphere, and our very lives.
Dr. Diamandis also shares his perspectives on exponential technology in his bestselling books. Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think (2012) describes how exponential technologies offer unprecedented opportunities. These technologies, argues Dr. Diamandis, can provide basic resources more readily and equitably than ever before in human history.
BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World (2015) is a primer on using exponential technologies and crowd-based tools to benefit humanity while generating personal wealth.
The series’ third title, The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020), takes a broader view of exponential technologies. It reveals how technological advances are shaping our lives, from our most personal everyday moments to the ways that we govern ourselves and tend to our natural resources.
Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. We will also experience more upheaval than ever before.
During this gripping and insightful keynote, Diamandis outlines a road map to our near future, describing how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and every company. What happens as AI, robotics, and virtual reality crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s biggest industries? How will this change the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?
Diamandis will also explain why the rate of technological acceleration is, itself, accelerating. He will examine a number of Meta-trends, as desired by the event, from among the following list of 10 Meta-Trends:
1. Increasing global abundance
2. Accelerating Demonetization & Democratization
3. Everyone, everywhere is connected at gigabit speeds
4. Everything, everywhere is connected (IoT/IoE)
5. You can know anything, anytime, anywhere
6. Autonomous personalized transport (fast + cheap)
7. Increasing Human Intelligence (AI Support + BCI)
8. Increasing Human Longevity “Healthspan”
9. Capital Abundance: Access to capital everywhere
10. Globally Abundant Cheap Renewable Energy
Diamandis not only transforms companies, he transform industries. His pioneering work in the field of incentive competitions and commercial space has taught him how to create a culture of innovation that provides dramatic breakthroughs. He delivers key lessons and techniques to executive teams and associations worldwide.
Diamandis is the New York Times bestselling author of “ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think” (#1 on Amazon, #2 on NY Times). Diamandis demonstrates how accelerating technologies allow for innovations that will be able to meet the basic water, energy, food, education and health needs of humanity and lead to a world of abundance within our lifetime.
What exponentially advancing technologies will transform or disrupt your company and industry over the next two to 10 years? How will artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic biology and infinite computing transform your business and industry? How can we use these powerful technologies to leapfrog our competition?
In 2012, Kodak Corporation, a 100-year-old, Fortune 100 company, went bankrupt. In this same year, Instagram (also in the photography business) was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion with only 13 employees. This is a classic “linear” versus “exponential” company. Diamandis shows companies the Exponential Tools that will either transform them or put them out of business.
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