Helping leaders navigate accelerating change
The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. This intensive program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors with the desire to have a positive impact at scale, and who want to create their organization’s future—and the world’s future—not simply react to it.
World-class experts deliver interactive presentations in an immersive classroom setting, paired with insightful discussions and activities that leverage the diverse cohort of thought leaders and innovators we convene for each session. Participants also experience technology first-hand and get a taste of Silicon Valley’s “maker” culture through SU’s iLab and off-campus visits. By convening a class of future-oriented senior influencers from over 30 countries and a broad range of industries, the program fosters insightful dialogues with uncommon partners and builds a supportive community of like-minded peers.
At the EP, you’ll learn what it means to “think exponentially” and develop the insights and framework you’ll need to design for an abundant future.
Exponential technologies are humanity’s most powerful tools for creating new opportunities and solving the significant challenges that we face. They demonstrate how the sustained doubling of price performance in computing power holds an immense potential to shape a better future. You’ll explore technologies first-hand in our Innovation Lab, which features 3D printers and scanners, robots, virtual reality headsets, drones, and a broad range of software and prototyping tools.
We’ll also provide you with a set of proven tools for integrating these technologies and nimble innovation practices into your organization, including: design thinking, lean startup processes, DIY tools, rapid prototyping, the hacker and maker movements, future forecasting, and open source approaches to innovation. You’ll uncover actionable insights about the trends that are already shaping our future including:
Together, these insights and tools will enable you to predict and evaluate how accelerating technologies are transforming your industry, your organization, your career, and your life.
While other leadership programs focus on best business practices for today, you’ll come away with an exponential vision for the future in this era of convergence and rapid change.
November 11-16, 2018 (Waitlist)
December 2-7, 2018
January 13-18, 2019
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The program fee includes your lodging and most meals for the week, all program sessions and activities with your fellow participants and luminary faculty, and our proven tools and materials.
“The nature of technological progress is exponential. These technologies, as we have seen with computer chips, get twice as capable every year or so, for the same price. The reason that information technology grows exponentially is that we can use the latest technology to develop the next.”
—Dr. Ray Kurzweil
Co-founder and Chancellor, Singularity University
“Really helped me think about the long term.”
-Daniela Tudor, CEO & Co-Founder, WeConnect
“These are like-minded people who have been grappling with the same kinds of questions that I’ve been grappling with.”
-Riaz Shah, Partner, EY
“Moves your thinking completely and shows what’s possible for the future.”
-Marcus Vinicius Freire, Executive Director, Brazilian Olympic Committee
“There are frameworks, actual tools, that people who are very successful are sharing in a very open format.”
-Ahmad Butt, CEO, Jetstone Asset Management
“It’s like somebody takes the blinders off your eyes and all of a sudden you’re able to see what’s going on.”
-Remco Hoogendijk, Innovation Manager, Sint Maartenskliniek
“It inspires you to think differently, to think out of the box, to totally re-evaluate everything that you are doing and think about ‘Am I really doing the right thing to serve the future?'”
-Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO, Lumenis
“This is not just business. It’s a world thing. It’s a people thing. And that is one of the things that I have enjoyed a lot about this program, that it’s about our world, it’s about our children, it’s about our families, it’s about more than just business.”
-Anders Bjorn Thielfoldt, CEO, Bossard DK A/S
When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll be part of a cohort of 100 dynamic leaders and changemakers from around the world who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world.
Each cohort attracts CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people that you will meet not only during the Executive Program but also once you engage with our alumni community represent the future of their industries and countries, and are often working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.
– Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3Com, Co-inventor of the Ethernet, General Partner at Polaris Ventures
Our world-class faculty have an impressive breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of topics. When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll also benefit from our impressive array of extraordinary guest speakers, including leading venture capitalists, famous entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.
The Executive Program curriculum includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities, each taught by world experts. You’ll leave with a comprehensive overview of covered topic areas, an understanding of recent major innovations, and the implications they have on industries, society, and our future. Prepare to be transformed.
Artificial Intelligence • Augmented & Virtual Reality • Digital Biology & Biotech • Medicine & Neuroscience • Nanotech & Digital Fabrication • Networks & Computing Systems • Robotics • Robocars
Data Science • Design for Exponentials • Entrepreneurship • Exponential Leadership • Exponential Organizations • Forecasting & Future Studies • Prototyping • Organizational Innovation
Disaster Resilience • Energy • Environment • Food • Global Health • Governance • Learning • Prosperity • Security • Space • Shelter • Water
We’ll show you how these technologies are impacting your business and how to capitalize on the huge opportunities they represent.
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