Giving a talk on Singularity University and EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ITS IMPACT ON INDUSTRY in Brisbane on Oct 30, 2012 530 for 6 pm at HopgoodGanim Lawyers Level 7, Waterfront Place 1 Eagle Street Brisbane.
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND ITS IMPACT ON INDUSTRY – Based on NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley (INOVSFIA5)
Singularity University was established 3 years ago as a non-profit University based in NASA Ames research Park in Silicon Valley sponsored by the likes of Google, Nokia, Cisco, Autodeck, Kauffman Foundation and ePlanet. Every year SU selects 80 people from around the world to attend its prestigious Graduate Studies Program which runs for 10 weeks. The mission of SU is to assemble educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technology to address humanityis grand challenges.
Dr Clarence Tan is a graduate of the 2011 program at Singularity University and the team leader for a project in the security area to shine a light on the problem of corruption using crowd sourcing technologies. He will speak about his GSP experience, the meeting with luminaries like Steve Wozniak, Chris Anderson and the various site visits including Google, Facebook, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and NASA. More importantly his presetantion will focus on the expontential technologies that are happening now and how they will impact industries. Dr Tan has just returned from his visit this year to SU.
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Dr Clarence Tan
Clarence Tan is the founder of Bond Wireless an Australian based award winning wireless software applications and services company. Dr Tan obtained his PH.D. from Bond University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, where he went on to complete a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Dr Tan was selected as one of the 80 individuals from 35 countries for the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program in 2011 at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. He was also the recipient of the Queensland Government prestigious Entrepreneur in Residence Fellowship in 2012 at Bond University. He is Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University.
Dr Tan is a Fellow of the ACS and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australiasia. He has over 45 publications, including a book. In addition he holds two patents in mobility technology.
An interesting proposal from the scientists that brought us the Maglev, “ Currently, launching 1 kg (2.2 lb) of payload into LEO by rocketcosts about $10,000. The researchers estimate that StarTram could do the same for just $50. For space travelers, Startram could decrease the cost from $20 million (the current cost of sending a person to the International Space Station) to about $5,000.”