Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, Jamie Wheal, to speak at SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018 confirms renowned author of Stealing Fire, and Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, Jamie Wheal, as a speaker at its second annual summit

26 June 2018, Johannesburg: If you are looking to heighten your creativity, increase your performance, and accelerate your problem-solving abilities, then you need to make sure you’re in your seat when Jamie Wheal addresses the audience at SingularityU South Africa’s Second Annual Summit taking place on 15th and 16th of October 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Harnessing Flow


As a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance, and Director of Programs for the Flow Genome Project, Wheal has worked with Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, Deloitte, and Nike, and performance-driven institutes such as the U.S. Naval War College, and Red Bull’s athletes. His latest best-selling book, co-authored with Flow Genome Project co-founder Steven Kotler, is entitled ‘Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionising the Way We Live and Work.’ It addresses how leading Silicon Valley executives and Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and Green Berets have harnessed rare, controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform their competition.


“I’m looking forward to sharing some of our findings at the Second Annual SingularityU South Africa Summit,” says Wheal, “I’ll be discussing how we can all tap into our true human potential, harness Flow, and how it has the potential to change both the future of work, and the future of humanity.”


Think exponentially


“As technology changes with increasing speed, so our ability to keep up with this change is equally important. We have to think about the human enhancements that exponential technologies bring with them. Jamie Wheal will educate us our on how to harness true human potential. And I believe that exponential technologies will help bring back our humanity, as we’ll have more time to focus on what really matters,” says Mic Mann, Founder of Mann Made and co-organiser of SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018.


The 2018 Summit will offer a display of advanced technologies from African and global innovators that will enable delegates and their organisations, to keep pace with advances in science and technology, including in the areas of biotechnology and nanotechnology.


Delegates at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018 can again expect compelling presentations, and discussions on emerging, exponential technology innovations that could be used to create positive change and foster economic growth on the continent. Included in this years’ speakers’ line-up is popular Singularity University speaker David Roberts, who will be joined on stage by:


  • Aubrey de Grey – biomedical gerontologist, mathematician and longevity expert
  • Jason Dunn – co-founder of Made in Space
  • Tiffany Vora – Singularity University Principal Faculty in Medicine and Digital Biology
  • Jody Medich – Director of Design for SU Labs, speaking about Augmented, Virtual and Extended Reality
  • Stacey Ferreira – Entrepreneur and bestselling author of 2 billion under 20

Now in its second year, the two-day SingularityU South Africa Summit – hosted in collaboration with Standard Bank, Global Partner Deloitte and Strategic Partners MTN, SAP, HP and Liberty – continues its quest to accelerate South Africa’s culture of innovation. It’s bringing some of the world’s most forward-thinking individuals, and our society’s most curious minds together to get people thinking and finding solutions that could #futureproofAfrica. Early Adopter tickets are already sold out and Standard Tickets are now on sale until 15 September 2018, after which Late Mover Tickets will be available.


To learn more about the SingularityU South Africa Summit and to buy your ticket, visit: https://2018.singularityusouthafricasummit.org/

Contact Edelman South Africa to secure your media pass.