Driving directions from your iPhone. The cancer treatments that save countless lives. The seed hybrids that have slashed global hunger. A Skype conversation while flying on a Virgin Airlines jet across the continent in just five hours. Where did these everyday miracles come from?
Probably the leading educational organization in the world today is Singularity University, which brings together the top thinkers in the world in the fastest moving technologies (biotech, AI, robotics, nanotech, energy, medicine, computing). Singularity University, founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, is advising world governments on how to think about the future of technology and is also driving the technology design thinking for the next World Expo in Milan in 2015.
Salim Ismail is the founding Exec. Dir. and current Global Ambassador. He will describe some of the key breakthroughs SU is seeing across all these disciplines and discuss the societal and business impact of these innovations. Specifically, where to look for that next billion dollar industry and what are the societal implications of some of these breakthroughs.
Salim is a former Vice President of Yahoo and has 8 startups under his belt. His last company was sold to Google in August 2010. He is advising several countries and industries about how to think about disruptive change.
Date & Time: October 1st, 2011, 9:30am
Location: Bergamot Station / Building I
Address: 2519 Michigan Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International
Host's Message: Breakthrough Innovations and their Impact on Society