#futureproofAfrica​

Kyalami International Convention Centre
16 & 17 October 2019

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#BeExponential with Singularity University South Africa

The power of change through collaboration

Who is SingularityU South Africa for?

INVESTORS, C-LEVEL SUITE EXECS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

INNOVATOR’S, INVENTORS, ENTREPRENEURS

STUDENTS AND FUTURE LEADERS

What is Singularity University?

Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.


Our collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. We offer educational programs, courses, and summits; enterprise strategy, leadership, and innovation programs; programs to support and scale startups and promote social impact; and online news and content. The SU community includes entrepreneurs, corporations, global nonprofits, governments, investors, and academic institutions in more than 127 countries. With over 5,000 impact initiatives, our community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance.

Learn about exponential improvements in tech

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ROBOTICS​

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS​

NETWORKS & COMPUTING SYSTEMS​

MEDICINE & NEUROSCIENCE

NANOTECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL FABRICATION​

Learn how technology enables us to solve global challenges

At Singularity University, we believe that leveraging the convergence of exponential technologies will set us on the path to solve our global grand challenges and shift from an era of scarcity to abundance.


In addressing each of the 12 global grand challenges, we aim to ensure that basic needs are met for all people, the quality of life is improved, and that future risks are mitigated.


Each of the global grand challenges are interrelated and interdependent. As we solve for the water challenge, we also address the health challenge. As we make progress against the education challenge, so we also address the prosperity challenge.

RESOURCE NEEDS

ENERGY

Ample, accessible and sustainable energy for the needs of humanity.

ENVIRONMENT​

Sustainable and equitable stewardship of Earth’s ecosystems for optimal functioning both globally and locally.

FOOD​

Consumption of sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain healthy and active lives for all people at all times.

SHELTER​

Secure, safe, and sustainable shelter for residence, recreation, and industry for all people at all times.

SPACE

Safe and equitable use and stewardship of space resources and technologies for the benefit of humanity and our future as a multi-planetary species.

WATER

Ample and safe water for consumption, sanitation, industry, and recreation for all people at all times.

SOCIETAL NEEDS

DISASTER RESILIENCE

Effective and efficient disaster risk reduction, emergency response, and rehabilitation that saves lives  and livelihoods, minimises economic loss, and builds resilience both globally and locally.

GOVERNANCE

Equitable participation of all people in formal and societal governance that is in accordance with principles of justice and individual rights, free from discrimination and identity-based prejudices, and able to meet the needs of an exponentially changing world.

HEALTH

Optimal physical and mental health, including access to cost-effective prevention, early diagnosis, and personalised therapy for individuals and communities.

LEARNING

Access to information and experiences that build knowledge and skills for all people at all stages of their lives for personal fulfilment and benefit to society.

PROSPERITY

Equitable access to economic and other opportunities for self-fulfilment where all people are free from poverty and able to thrive.

SECURITY

Safety of all people from physical and psychological harm, including in virtual worlds; and protection of physical, financial, digital systems.

Get your tickets today!

Over two days, the summit features inspiring talks from top international experts, interactive attendee sessions, valuable networking opportunities and more. Watch this space for more details!

Corporate Packages and Student Ticket enquiries please contact: christal@susouthafrica.org.

 

*Buy 10 or more tickets and receive a 10% discount. 

EARLY ADOPTER

R16,650

per person

2 day summit
16 & 17 October 2019
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
International Convention Centre

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Standard

R18,500

per person

2 day summit
16 & 17 October 2019
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
International Convention Centre

late mover

R20,350

per person

2 day summit
16 & 17 October 2019
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
International Convention Centre

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Summit Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Summit schedule to be announced soon!

Summit Partners

At each Summit for SingularityU South Africa, we bring on a selection of partners and work with them to drive their strategic goals. We deeply incorporate these partners into our events to provide everyone with greater value while enhancing the overall Summit experience for participants.

In collaboration with

Global Partner

Strategic Partner

DBSA

“The DBSA’s vision is to build Africa’s prosperity and there is no doubt that technological innovation will provide the impetus for rapid development in South Africa and the region. Technology now makes it possible to change the way services are delivered and the DBSA has been investigating solutions to infrastructure problems using new techniques and products.

 

Our relationship with Singularity gives the Bank additional insight into global innovation and how exponential technologies can help to address specific challenges, particularly in South Africa, where there are still huge divides.”

DELOITTE

“Innovation plays a major role in any industry, and so in an unpredictable and constantly shifting business environment, we aspire to act as connectors between ideas, areas of expertise, industries, people and geographies such that we accompany organisations as they navigate through the future. 

 

Our alliance with Singularity University affords us the opportunity to participate as a global partner in the annual SingularityU Summit. Globally, SingularityU Summits have developed into a point of inspiration and connection for the local community, an opportunity to highlight breakthrough ideas and technologies and a catalyst to accelerating a local culture of innovation. For Deloitte, it’s tremendously exciting to be part of the third annual SingularityU Summit in South Africa as we continue to walk with our clients on an exponential journey to #futureproofafrica.”

MTN

“MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life and in giving back to our communities in an impactful way. As such, MTN consider it important to understand the potential change that rapidly evolving social and technological developments could have on our environments and communities. The partnership with SingularityU South Africa affords us the opportunity to stay on top these developments.”

ABSA

“We are living in a time of extraordinary change and technological disruption. But one thing is clear: if this Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to ring in a new era of social progress and strengthened societies, we need to improve access to technology and educate everyone so they can fully benefit from the opportunities it opens up,” Without a decisive plan for inclusivity at all levels of our society, this Revolution will fail the very people it should benefit the most. We are therefore excited to be a part of SingularityU South Africa’s journey as it embeds our commitment to partnering with different thought leaders to ignite change and redefine the future of our continent.”

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Event Organisers

Hotels

Guest Houses

A shuttle service will be provided to and from the event for delegates staying within the following guest houses.

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is situated in Midrand in the province of Gauteng ideally positioned between the 2 major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The name “Kyalami” (liberally translated) means “My Home” in Zulu, one of South Africa’s official languages.


Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre stands proud as the preferred destination for a wide variety of public as well as private events in the growing metropolis between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and has once again taken its place as the premier motoring and motorsport facility in Africa.

Cnr R55 & Allandale Road, Kyalami, Midrand, 1684