Singularity University Australia/NZ 2014 Launch with Dr Clarence Tan and Zezan Tam

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For those who missed the SU GIC ANZ 2014 launch, video presentation is here: http://youtu.be/D9FQecF70o8
Details of competition can be found here: singularityau.org

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Meet Zezan Tam, the inaugural Singularity University Australia Global Impact Competition Winner tonight!


Singularity University Global Impact Competition @ Griffith University Launch

 

Singularity University is a think tank organization based at the NASA Ames Research Park in the heart of the Silicon Valley, California.  Their mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.  Their Graduate Studies Program empowers participants with the tools, knowledge, skills and mindset for delivering real humanitarian impact to 1 billion people.

 

This week we are launching the Global Impact Competition Australia & New Zealand 2014.  We are inviting applicants to propose innovative solutions on Climate, Environment and Energy that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, fossil energy use, or facilitate adaptation to climate change in any sector. The innovations can be of any type, including social technology, policy interventions, and social ventures.

 

The winner of the Global Impact Competition will be given automatic acceptance and full sponsorship* to the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program (worth over $30,000) from June-August 2014 at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.

 

To find out more, visit http://gic.singularityu.org/australia

 

Please come to our Launch Event to hear more about this Competition

 

Griffith University Nathan Campus

Tuesday 15 April

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5:00pm to 6.30pm.

 

RSVP – Not Required

 

 

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Clarence Tan – Ambassador of Singularity University

Dr Clarence N.W. Tan is currently the Australian and Malaysian Ambassador for Singularity University, a think tank based in NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. He is also the founder of Bond Wireless, an Australian-based award-winning wireless software applications and services company.

 

He received the Queensland government’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University in the Gold Coast of Australia and a founding member of the Gold Coast Angel Investors Group which has funded a number of innovative companies. Dr. Tan obtained his Ph.D. from Bond University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computers) from the University of Southern California, where he went on to simultaneously complete a Master of Business Administration (Finance), and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

 

Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin). He has a number of academic publications including a book, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in the area of soft computing and mobile applications. In addition Dr Tan holds a number of patents in mobility technology globally.

 

He has been an invited keynote speaker in a number of events including the London Business School Alumni event in Singapore, the Awesomemest Fest in Bali, the Global Investment Panel for Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park, the World Computer Congress in Brisbane, etc.

 

 Zezan Tam – Inaugural Winner 2013

Zezan Tam is Founder of TutorU and is on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative. 

 

TutorU is a startup with a vision of using web technology to make it easy for tertiary students to find the tutors they are looking for. 

 

Zezan was previously Associate at The Boston Consulting Group in both Melbourne, Australia and Copenhagen, Denmark; Tutor at University of Melbourne Department of Economics; Macroeconomic Intern at the Australian Government – Department of the Treasury; and Investment Consulting Intern at Watson Wyatt – Investment Consulting Division. 

 

He earned his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Actuarial Studies, at The University of Melbourne in 2009.

 

Competition Sponsors & Supporters:

 

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Talk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb 24, 2014


Hi giving a talk in KL on SU and the GIC Malaysia competition. Message me for a password invite as its an invitation only talk at MindValley.

Info: Radical Technologies That Are Changing the Future of Humanity – What I Learned at Singularity University” by Dr. Clarence Tan
Time: February 25, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm 
Location: Mindvalley’s Hall of Awesomeness, Menara UOA, Bangsar

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-i-learned-from-singularity-university-tickets-10536742681

Clarence Tan – Afest Bali – YouTube


A video of the presentation that I gave at Awesomemest Fest in Bali 2013 on What I did one summer in Singularity University. Thanks to the fantastic team at Mindvalley for organizing it. Mindvalley is also the the project coordinator for Singularity University’s inaugural Malaysian Global Impact Competition. Thanks to Vishen at Mindvalley and the financial sponsor of Malaysian GIC, my dear friends, Ayub and Meng Lee!

Clarence Tan – Afest Bali – YouTube.

WAC2013 – Singapore, Singapore on 26th September 2013 | Event | London Business School WAC 2013


Honored to be a keynote speaker next week at the London Business School Worldwide Alumni Celebration event in Singapore!

WAC2013 – Singapore, Singapore on 26th September 2013 | Event | London Business School WAC 2013.

Visit to KL – April 2013 – Talk on Singularity University this Saturday, April 6, 10 am at Mind Valley, Bangsar


Hi All, a mixed trip to Malaysia. Great to be back home, fantastic to connect with so many new inspiring network of friends. Sad to say farewell to my favourite and last surviving aunt. Enjoyed the discussions I had from the talks I gave at EduCamp and Rotary Subang on Singularity University and Exponential Technologies. Looking forward to doing an encore at Mind Valley tomorrow morning at 10 am before I leave KL next week, Details here:

    • Mindvalley @ 29th Floor Menara Uoa Bangsar, 5 Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Taman Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
    • *BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND*

      If you had 1 billion dollars, what would you do to impact the lives of a billion people in 3 years?

      Singularity University believes in the power of 10^9+. What’s that? The power of exponential impact- by utilizing disruptive and accelerating technologies to solve humanity’s hardest problems.

      Last year, they brought together a class of 80 gamechangers already at the top of their field and challenged them to work together in 10 weeks to come up with interdisciplinary solutions like never before. FutureMed, security systems, education, film- you name it, they’ve got it.

      One high performing individual that graduated from SU was our very own Dr. Clarence Tan and his mission is to give back what he’s been given.

      As an ambassador for Singularity University and Adjunct Professor of Griffith University, he will be here to talk about Singularity University and the impact of Exponential Technologies to Industries and to host a discussion afterwards.

      http://www.arch.bond.edu.au/s/865/magazine/feature2col.aspx?sid=865&gid=1&pgid=1098

      https://drctan.wordpress.com/

      Prepare to be mind-blown. 😉

      Trailer video here > http://vimeo.com/38072831

      HOW TO GET THERE?

      1. Google Maps > http://goo.gl/maps/gNRWx
      2. If you’re using LRT, Bangsar LRT sorta shares the same building with Menara UOA.
      3. If driving, you can park at an open space near Menara UOA (RM3 per entry)
      4. Enter the left lobby from the main entrance and register with your IC.
      5. Take the lifts in “High Tower” to the 29TH FLOOR

      PS- this event is open to anyone looking to learn something new. 🙂 Orrr if you think you can be the next Malaysian admitted into their Graduate Programme or know someone at the top of their field who fits the bill? COME LAH~