Invitation to Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition Closing Event with SU Chief Impact Officer


Happy to announce that Emeline Paat Dahlstrom
Chief Impact Officer & Exec VP, (https://singularityu.org/bio/emeline-paat-dahlstrom/) Operations of Singularity University will be coming from NASA Ames Research Park to the Gold Coast for the final judging and closing event of the Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition on Tuesday 13th May 6 pm at G40_Auditorium Lecture Theatre, Griffith University. For any Australians/New Zealanders that have not entered the competition to win a fully sponsored place at the prestigious Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, deadline is May 9, 2014. Go to singularityau.org for more details! See you on May 13, 2014.

Sponsors for the SU ANZ GIC 2014: Packard Foundation, Griffith University, CIty of Gold Coast, Baldock Foundation and organization support from Silicon Lakes.

 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom talk abstract on May 13, 2013: 
Title: Harnessing Exponential Technologies to Create Global Impact

Singularity University is a unique educational institution that is leveraging exponential thinking and disruptive technology to address and find solutions to global problems. Chief Impact Officer & EVP of Operations, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom will talk about SU’s impact strategy and the ecosystem of doers creating an abundant future. 

With her background and experience in new space & the private space industry, she will talk about how exponential technology is particularly disrupting how we see the future of space exploration in the near term. As part of SU’s mission,she will also discuss in general new SU programs and initiatives and how it relates to the projects and companies that SU is presently incubating to further the organizations mission.

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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

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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Singularity U’s Global Impact competition comes to Malaysia | Digital News Asia


I am proud to iannounce the naugural Malaysia Global Impact Competition has been launched to send one Malaysian to the prestigious Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program 2014 in NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, USA.

Thanks to financial sponsors, Alyah Abdullah and Ayub Ali, and Vishen Lakhiani and his awesome team at MindValley for organizing the competition.

Singularity U’s Global Impact competition comes to Malaysia | Digital News Asia.