Be Part of the Exponential Future

Singularity University empowers a global community with the mindset, skillset and network to create an abundant future. For the first time in South Africa, leading-edge speakers from SingularityU will join South African leaders and innovators for an unforgettable experience.

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SingularityU South Africa Summit 2017

August 23-24, 2017

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit


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(2 Day Event)

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(2 Day Event)

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"Singularity University, where the world's brightest minds convene to attack the world's toughest challenges."


Singularity University (“SU”) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s 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. A certified benefit corporation, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations such as Google, Deloitte, Genentech, and UNICEF.

SingularityU Global embodies the alumni community of Singularity University. Our alumni are at the forefront of driving ideas, impact, and change using exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges in local communities. Singularity University is a platform for education and action that is focused on understanding how exponential technology can be leveraged to drive global impact. Singularity University aspires to create a global community of doers. SingularityU Global activities are designed in the spirit of Singularity University’s mission but powered by our alumni community around the world.

SingularityU Summits are two-day conferences held across the globe to help local leaders understand how exponential technologies can be used to create positive change and economic growth in their region. Summits become an annual point of connection and inspiration for the local community, a catalyst to accelerate a local culture of innovation, and an opportunity to highlight breakthrough technologies, startups, and ideas. A grass-roots movement of South African alumni and supporters have come together to ensure South Africa seizes this unique opportunity to lead the way by launching the first annual SingularityU South Africa Summit.

Speakers to Date

Ramez Naam

Co-Chair, Energy & Environmental Systems

David Roberts

Distinguished Faculty, Innovation and Disruption

Raymond McCauley

Digital Biology

Mandy Simpson

Chief Executive
Cyber Toa

Carlo Van de Weijer

Strategic Area Smart Mobility

Nicholas Haan

Global Grand Challenges,SU

Larry Keeley

President & Co-Founder
Doblin Inc

Jaya Baloo

KPN Telecom

Alex Gladstein

Chief Strategic Office
Human Rights Foundation

Vivienne Ming

Cognitive Neuroscience


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I am thrilled that Singularity University is bringing its remarkable eye-opening programme to South Africa. There is no doubt that Humanity’s Grand Challenges are magnified on our continent, and in South Africa in particular, understanding the possibilities that exponential technologies hold will be crucial in addressing these challenges. The pursuit of Radical Technological Transformation offers hope that inequality, poverty and unemployment can be addressed and that a better future can be created for all in our beautiful country and extraordinary continent.

Nic Kohler. Group Chief Executive | Hollard   

“Our technology, our machines, are part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.”

Ray Kurzweil   

"Be your own scientist. Find the simplest idea or thing that you can test, prototype, try it and see.”

Raymond McCauley   

“If ever a continent needed exponential thinking to overcome it’s many challenges - it’s Africa”

Simon Carpenter CTA SAP South Africa   

Singularity University gives you an in depth understanding of the future world of disruption. You come out of the conference with an ability to assess problems differently. In short attending SU is a game changing experience

Stephen van Coller - MTN VP : Digital Services, Data   

“Technology is a resource-liberating mechanism. It can make the once scarce the now abundant.”

Peter Diamandis   

In the end, our minds and their ability to create new ideas are the ultimate source of all human wealth. That's a resource nearly without limit."

Ramez Naam   

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