#futureproofAfrica​

Kyalami International Convention Centre
16 & 17 October 2019

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#BeExponential with SingularityU 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

SOLD OUT!

Standard

R18,500

per person

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

Price valid: 25 September 2019
Limited availability

late mover

R20,350

per person

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

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Effective from 1 March 2019, SingularityU South Africa is proudly level 2 BBBEE as a result of the 51% equity ownership of SingularityU South Africa by The Invincible Empowerment Trust. SingularityU South Africa clients will earn R6.25 BBBEE procurement recognition for every R1.00 spent with SingularityU South Africa.

Summit Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Summit Schedule

DAY 1
09:30 OPENING VIDEO
Shayne Mann & Nastassia Arendse Welcome and opening of the summit
Laila Pawlak Exponential Mindset
Ramez Naam Exponential Connections
Stafford Masie Reimagining the future of humanity
11:10 BREAK
Rachel Sibley Extending Reality: Why, When, & How to Leverage VR & AR for Impact
Alix Rübsaam AI or Death? Redefining what it Means to Be. Human in the Software Age
Suzanne Gildert Should robots have rights
13:15 LUNCH
Ramez Naam Energy Abundance for South Africa
Sivan Ya'ari Solar Africa
Murendeni Mafumo Nanotechnology and Water
16:10 BREAK
Arturo Elizondo The Future of Protein
Geci Karuri-Sebina Feeding Future Cities in Africa
David Bray The Data Science Tsunami Meets Smart Food Supply Chains and Global Stability
18:10 CLOSING AND WHAT TO EXPECT DAY 2
18:15 RECEPTION
DAY 1 TRACK 2 END TIME
11:10 Tanya Knowles Blockchain Workshop 00:35:00 11:45:00
13:30 Rachel Sibley, Alix Rübsaam, Suzanne Gildert, Ashley Anthony Panel : Convergance of Ai, robotics and AR/VR and the impact on society 00:40:00 14:10:00
16:15 Sivan Ya'ari, Murendeni Mafumo, Ramez Naam, Nastassia Arendse Water & Energy Panel 00:25:00 16:40:00
18:15 RECEPTION 04:00:00 22:15:00
DAY 2
08:00
09:30 Nastassia Arendse Welcome
Habib Frost Your hearts second choice
Benji Rosman & Tilly Lockey What's possible in the future - In Coversation with Tilly Lockey
Kim Hulett Hacking Sex and playing g-d
10:55 BREAK
Bas Verkaik Around the world in 80 days on a revolutionary electric motorbike
Adetayo Bamiduro The convergence of sustainable mobility, financial services and digital identity
Andres De León How HyperloopTT is reshaping the future of mobility
Mic Mann Accessing the global economy
13:10 LUNCH
Valter Adão Restructuring the future of work
Women Panel Women in the workplace
Kris Østergaard Transforming legacy organizations
Adam Pantanowitz Step Change
16:10 BREAK
David Bray Why Leaders Should Embrace Exponential Change, Collaborate, and Co-Existence
Amin Toufani Exponential Business Models
18:20 END
DAY 2 TRACK 2 END TIME
11:10 Biotech & Medicine Panel 00:20:00 11:30:00
13:00 Activation on the track 00:40:00 13:00:00
15:45 Phathizwe Malinga Internet of Things Workshop 00:35:00 16:20:00

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.

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Strategic Partner

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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