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Our unique take on the accelerating technologies of our age will prepare you to mitigate new challenges in our converging world, and capture the innovative spirit that we foster here in Silicon Valley.
Nowhere else on earth can you spend a week learning about cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics, extracting and looking at your own DNA, 3D printing yourself as a statue, visiting Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies, and sitting inside a driverless car; all while forming personal relationships with the thought-leaders of our time.
Humanity’s most powerful tools for innovation.
They demonstrate sustained doubling of price performance. Our unique perspective focuses on the power of their convergence and their implications.
"The nature of technological progress is exponential. These technologies, as we have seen with computer chips, get twice as capable every year or so, for the same price. The reason that information technology grows exponentially, is that we can use the latest technology to develop the next."
"CEOs are desperate to know this stuff. Everyone’s trying to figure out what’s coming next."
—Mike Federle, COO, Forbes Media
Rich Learning Environment
In a mixture of lectures, workshops, site-visits, informal evening discussions, pitch sessions, and free time in the innovation lab, you will radically shift your perspective of the future and your ability to leverage new technologies in a highly competitive world. Our onsite Autodesk Innovation Lab offers 3D printers, robots, virtual reality headsets, drones, a laser cutter, 3D scanners, and a broad range of software and prototyping tools.
We’ll also provide you with a set of tools for integrating these concepts and nimble innovation into your organization: lean startup processes, DIY tools, rapid prototyping, the hacker and maker movements, future forecasting, change management, and open source approaches to innovation.
Singularity University’s Executive Program is geared around six exponentially growing fields, each taught by world experts. Participants come away with an overview of each field including recent major disruptive innovations and their implications, and a roadmap of how each participant’s industry will be transformed.
Key technologies covered in the program include:
Biotechnology + Bioinformatics
Since the completion of the human genome project in 2001, genetics has been transformed into a digital information technology: faster, easier, and cheaper to do year over year. These advances are expected to accelerate for decades to come, and to deliver a sustained wave of bio-based innovations to medicine, agriculture, energy, and more, with potentially world-changing ramifications. This session will review the advances and shifting dynamics in biotechnology that involve genomic technologies, synthetic biology, systems biology, and personalized medicine. This track covers the exponential growth in biotechnology and bioinformatics, focusing on four areas:
- Genome technologies (genomics and proteomics, ultra-rapid, low-cost gene sequencing, and statistical and computational extrapolations of large biological databases).
- High-speed, full-genome, consumer-based sequencing and personal gene analysis and ethics.
- Intelligent design: ultra-rapid, low-cost DNA writing, selective gene manipulation/substitution, and ethics of gene modification.
- Microfluidics and single-molecule technologies
Faculty + Speakers
Our faculty are real-world experts in exponential technologies and practitioners of their application in organizations. Our small size allows you to enjoy an intimate collaborative environment with our faculty and guests.
EP also features an array of extraordinary guest speakers: leading venture capitalists, famous entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts. Recent speakers have included:
Founder and head of the Google Glass project.
A leader of the open source software movement.
John Eisen, PhD.
Expert in the human biome.
Astro Teller, PhD. Head of Google X
"Singularity University is an opportunity to bring people from every conceivable walk of life with people that share a common aspiration that is to do better, to be better, and to make a positive impact on people’s lives"Register
—Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor
Your Fellow Participants
Your interdisciplinary classmates from around the world will deepen your understanding and perspective. You and many of your fellow participants are thought leaders so we organize an “unconference” to showcase their ideas and spark new conversations.
CEOs, CTOs, R&D teams, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, thought-leaders. For 5 years SU has enabled innovators and leaders to keep pace with exponential technological change, and outperform their peers.
Be prepared to join a group of 80 dynamic participants from around the globe and learn how to recognize growth opportunities now, and in the coming decades.
CEOS + CTOS
Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Meet the Founders of Our SU Labs Companies
SU Labs is a start-up company accelerator of local and global start-ups, corporate innovation teams, expert faculty, and strategic partners. These companies are innovating in areas that include cultured leather and meat, distributing products by drone networks, and smartphone medical diagnostic devices.
- How will artificial intelligence and machine learning complement human jobs?
- How will the next generation of ‘digital natives’ leverage their skills in a new labor market?
- How will automation affect our labor markets?
- How do we design cities when cars are autonomous?
- Who owns the rights to your DNA?
- How can our policies keep pace with accelerating change?