Executive Founder and Director
Space-Industry • Medicine • Exponential Organizations • Entrepreneurship • Energy • Abundance
“Fortune Magazine recently named Peter Diamandis as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.
As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He is also co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.
Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance and BOLD. He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Peter’s favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
This presentation examines human need by category (e.g., 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, and biotechnology and medicine are transforming what was once scarce into something abundant. This session 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.