Energy • Entrepreneurship • Exponential Organizations • Medicine • Space-Industry • Abundance
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.
Peter co-authored Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. He has founded and co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League, and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Peter attended MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.
Presentation examines human need by category, water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom and addresses how a range of powerful technologies such as synthetic biology, embedded networks and cloud computing, AI and robotics, biotechnology and medicine are transforming what was once scarce into something abundant. This also explains how the rapid growth of key exponential technologies (Nano, Info, Bio) are empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments were able to achieve only a few decades ago. Such technologies will drive a period of significant disruption and/or opportunity depending on the company’s mindset. Diamandis ultimate message is that companies cannot remain stagnant. They must evolve or they will die.