Exodus of talent perhaps due to rigid education testing system. Brian Lim, GSP14 class at Singularity University, a Singaporean who now is living in Australia and spearheading the space startup initiative.
Announcement by Salim Ismail, Singularity Unviersity’s Global Ambassador of his new book, Exponential Organizations at the Exponential Finance in NYC today!
Pre-order your book at:exponentialorgs.com | Exponential Organizations.
After speaking to over 800 people at TEDxYouthKL, will now be speaking at the Global Innovative Youth Conference on July 4, 2014!
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.
Julio was helping me to raise the additional amount of funds required for the Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition as he was making videos to bring 117 entrepreneurs to the Antarctica with his group, The Unstoppables next January. Check out the website if you are an entrepreneur that have always wanted to visit Antarctica at http://unstoppables.com.au/
Probably going to be my shortest talk ever! If you are on the Gold Coast, do come and listen to not only me but six others awesome speakers!
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
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
5:00pm to 6.30pm.
RSVP – Not Required
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:
Please come to one of our Launch Events to hear more about this Competition.
Zezan Tam, last year’s winner and myself will be at the launch on Tuesday April 15 at the Nathan Campus.
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Monday 14 April
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Griffith University Nathan Campus
Tuesday 15 April
5:00pm to 8.30pm
Have you ever dreamt of an idea will change the world? An idea, a technological innovation, a business, that will improve the lives of every person on earth? Or maybe like us, you’re still on the cusp of it. Maybe you want that little bit more inspiration.
Your opportunity is here. Dr Clarence Tan is coming to campus, and he wants to speak to YOU!
When: Monday 31st March 6pm – 8pm
Where: 14 – 132 (Sir Llew Edwards Building)
Dr Clarence Tan was selected to attend the prestigious Singularity University @ NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, where he was able to turn an idea into the reality of using exponential technologies to impact 10 billion people positively. Tan was the team leader for a project in the field of security that is using crowd sourcing technologies to shine a light on corruption.
Clarence is visiting UQ to speak about his SU experience, the meetings with luminaries like Steve Wozniak, Chris Anderson etc and the various site visits including Google, Facebook, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, NASA, etc. But more importantly, Clarence will talk about the the most recent technological innovations, and how they can have an exponential impact on society.
Entries to Attend Singularity University have opened. With the prize of attending Singularity University’s (SU) Graduate Studies Program, SU holds competitions around the world to identify outstanding students and promote entrepreneurship that will positively impact regions around the world.