In the post pandemic world, we stand at the precipice of possibilities. We can either accelerate our journey towards a more equitable and sustainable future or expedite our extinction. If we want to thrive, we need to collectively reimagine and design the future at an exponential pace. We need to be dreamers and more.
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INK is India’s leading platform for exchange of cutting-edge ideas across a wide spectrum of science, technology, community and culture. INK accelerates the journey of game changers that includes people with transformative ideas by helping them build their personal brand and narrate their stories on the global arena. INK delivers exceptional leadership development programs by bringing together a unique set of speakers, coaches, and mentors. For over a decade, INK has worked with global brands to curate and execute enriching experiences, events, and conferences.Visit site
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Co-Founder & CEO, INK Talks Co-Curator, Singularity India Summit
As the Founder and CEO of INKTalks, Lakshmi has built one of India’s leading platforms for exchange of cutting-edge ideas across a wide spectrum of science, technology, community and culture. Lakshmi brings over three decades of experience in the corporate world, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Lakshmi has been instrumental in identifying unusual game changers of all ages, coaching them to communicate their stories, and curating a powerful network of resources that help turn great ideas into reality. A dynamic storyteller and an interviewer with a penchant to help global leaders connect the dots and share their professional and personal stories, Lakshmi has worked with them to help build their personal brand and narrate their stories on the global arena.
As an insightful interviewer, she has interviewed notable leaders across various domains on radio, on stage as well as online. Her interviews bring out the behind-the-scenes brilliance of leaders across disciplines like Oscar winning director James Cameron, Magsaysay award winner Prakash Amte, billionaire philanthropist Anu Aga, iPod designer Tony Fadell, inaugural executive director of Google.org and member of the team at the W.H.O that eradicated smallpox, Dr. Larry Brilliant – to name a few.
As a keynote speaker, Lakshmi has inspired youth and corporate leaders alike. She talks on a range of topics like future of technology, women leadership, women in tech, youth leadership, and diversity as a competitive advantage. Lakshmi has spoken at global conferences such as the TED conference in the US, the DLD Conference in Germany, and WIRED conference in the United Kingdom and at corporations like Accenture, Oracle, Intel, KPMG, Google, Deloitte, BankInter Spain, RAI Italy.
As an influential writer, Lakshmi empowers her community through her engaging posts and thought-provoking content for her digital audience to learn about leadership challenges in everyday lives, and explores ideas on how to navigate through them in challenging times. In addition to posting regular columns on LinkedIn, she has written for leading global publications including Fortune, Open Magazine, Deccan Chronicle, San Jose Mercury, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Lakshmi’s journey began at Intel, where she was part of Intel’s transformation from a chip company to a consumer brand and an industry influencer through important investments. Later, she joined the American India Foundation, where she streamlined diaspora charitable giving and raised over $30M in her five-year tenure. Following that, she co-hosted TEDIndia along with Chris Anderson, unleashing a surge of stories from India to appear on some of the most powerful platforms across the globe.
Lakshmi is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being named as “Inspirational Icon” at the Audi Ritz Awards in 2015, Forbes Magazine’s 2010 list of “Women to Watch in Asia”, Alumni award from Portland State University in 2010.
Chief Operating Officer, Singularity Group
Dermot is an integrator and process expert, driving excellence in business operations as a tool for rapid growth. Dermot began his career as a biochemist with Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals in their state of the art bio-manufacturing facility in Cork Ireland. After moving to California in 1994, Dermot quickly transitioned from the laboratory to operations and project management with Syntex, Roche, and Yamanouchi. Dermot’s commitment to the impact of process re-engineering was strengthened during his leadership of the automation of the monoclonal antibody production process at Medarex (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2008), combining process re-engineering, custom software development, integration, and massive change management to allow four technicians to produce nine times more R&D samples than sixty scientists had produced prior to automation.
Dermot joined SU in 2016. Leveraging rapid prototyping, experimentation and customer focused development to build dynamic tools and interfaces, Dermot is creating the infrastructure and operational effectiveness needed to scale SU’s global community of customers, experts and partners.
Today Dermot leads the day to day operations of Singularity Group and is driving the recovery post-Covid.
Dermot received his a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biochemistry from National University (Galway Ireland) and his MBA from Pepperdine University.
Singularity Expert: Innovation Strategist, 10X Mindset Catalyzer, Moonshot Thinking
Sally Dominguez is a thought leader in resilience, sustainable innovations, and exponential mindset.A futurist and inventor with seven international product awards, Sally pioneered two new product categories that are now mainstream, and has been named one of Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally coaches Fortune500 Companies in moonshot thinking and 10X leadership, and has worked most recently in the innovation areas of green hydrogen, electric transportation, and the convergence of work, transport, home and decentralized green energy.
Singularity Expert: Artificial Intelligence
Anita is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai; one of the 10 most innovative artificial intelligence companies in 2017 according to Fast Company. Iris.ai is an AI Science assistant, able to read and connect scientific knowledge, that will grow up to be the world’s first AI Researcher within a decade.Anita was announced by Forbes to be one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. She throughly enjoys her time on stage, has done two TEDx talks and 500 startups, SU Global Grand Challenges Awards and TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield alumni.Anita has never had what she refers to as “a real job” and Iris.ai is her fourth own startup. The past 10 years of her career have spanned over 9 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, performing theatre for babies, reducing energy consumption in the process industry through heat exchanger network optimization, getting 30 (mainly middle-age, male) engineers to dance to ABBA in front of their co-workers, facilitating solar light business creation in Kenya, being in the centre of several startups crashing and burning, organizing entrepreneurial conferences and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry. She also dropped by 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.
Singularity Expert: Entrepreneurship, Blockchain
Shuo Chen is a General Partner at IOVC, where she focuses on early stage venture investments in Silicon Valley with a focus on future of work and enterprise/SaaS. She is also Faculty at UC Berkeley and Singularity University. Shuo is appointed by California Governor Gavin Newson to serve as 1 of 13 voting members on California’s Mental Health Commission as well, which includes overseeing ~$2.6 billion annually in state budget and advising the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.
In her venture role, Shuo has invested in companies now acquired by Goldman Sachs, Ford, Caterpillar, Binance and Dialpad, as well as now unicorns including Boom, Checkr, Grubmarket, Instacart and Rescale. She has helped portfolio companies close deals with Amazon, Apple, Google, Mercedes-Benz and NASA among others, as well as scaled portfolio companies into Europe and Asia.
Singularity Expert: Fellow Philosophy of Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Alix is a researcher in philosophy of technology and the Director of Curated and Research Content at Singularity. She investigates the societal and cultural impact of exponential technologies. Her current research centres around two large scale projects. The first focus is on the effects of automated decision-making algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and algorithmic bias. She works to create understanding about how decisions made in the design process can lead to unwanted and biased outcomes, and to empower leaders to build AI that is equitable, fair, and just. The second project comprises an analysis of the digitalisation of information, its effects on decision making, and on ethics. The focus here is to reposition decision makers vis-à-vis the way they inform themselves, to investigate and challenge computational paradigms, and to envision an approach to ethics that befits 21st century dilemmas.
Serial entrepreneur, Associate Founder, Faculty member & former CEO of Singularity University
He advises organizations on making the shift from linear to exponential mindset, identifying long-term technological threats and opportunities, and making a positive impact.
Rob is a technologist, engineer, serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and father of two small kids who remind him daily that his past is mostly irrelevant to their future. He is equally excited and terrified by this future and is passionate about creating tools, content and networks that can shape an equitable and inclusive future of abundance for all.
Singularity Expert: Impact, Entrepreneurship, Disruption
For over 20 years, behavioral scientist Ja-Naé Duane dedicated herself to one mission: Make life better for one billion people. This award-winning innovator and expert on global systems focuses on helping corporations, governments, and universities understand and develop systems of the future using emerging technology such as VR/AR, AI, and blockchain. Ja-Nae guides companies forward, helping them get out of their own way to create exponential innovation and future forecasting. She has had the pleasure of working with companies such as PWC, Samsonite, Constant Contact, Natixis, John Hancock, AIG, Deloitte. A top-rated speaker within the Singularity University community and the author of the bestseller, “The Startup Equation,” Ja-Nae at helping both startups and multinational firms identify new business models and pathways for global scale.
Singularity Expert: Innovation in Legacy Organizations
Kris Østergaard is the co-founder and Chief Learning & Innovation Officer of SingularityU Nordic, a country partner of Singularity University, as well as a Singularity Expert, member of Singularity University.As the Chief Learning & Innovation Officer of SingularityU Nordic, Kris is responsible for designing and running education and innovation programs for organizations as well as startups in SingularityU Nordic’s +7,000 square meter innovation campus based in Copenhagen.Kris is the author of Transforming Legacy Organizations: Turn Your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future; translator of the best-selling business book Exponential Organizations into Danish; and also the co-author of The Fundamental 4s: How to Design Extraordinary Customer Experiences in an Exponential World.
SingularityU South Africa Singularity Expert
Taddy Blecher is part of the SingularityU South Africa Singularity Expert, with a focus on Exponential Education. He is CEO of the Maharishi Institute and the Imvula Empowerment Trust.Taddy is a pioneer of South Africa’s free tertiary education movement and has helped establish six free-access institutions of higher learning. He also co-founded the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship with Sir Richard Branson.Taddy is a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader of the World. He has also received two honorary doctorates.As a qualified actuary and management consultant, Taddy is passionate about the approach of Consciousness-Based Education, which develops the full potential of every student.SingularityU South Africa Singularity Expert, MemberI am a member of the SingularityU South Africa Singularity Expert, with a focus on the future of education. As a pioneer of the free tertiary education movement in South Africa I have helped establish six free-access institutions of higher learning. I believe that access to holistic education is necessary for transformation, equality and the economic development of the country.
Singularity Expert: Blockchain, Governance
Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In his work Alex has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders, technologists, journalists, philanthropists, policymakers, and artists to promote free and open societies. Alex’s writing and views on human rights and technology have appeared in media outlets across the world including The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, The Guardian, The New York Times, NPR, TIME, WIRED, and The Wall Street Journal. He has spoken at universities ranging from MIT to Stanford, briefed the European Parliament and US State Department, and serves as Singularity Expert, at Singularity University and as an advisor to Blockchain Capital, a leading venture firm in the fintech industry. He frequently speaks and writes about why Bitcoin matters for freedom. He currently lives in the San Francisco area, and you can reach him at alex @ hrf.org. He co-authored “The Little Bitcoin Book” in 2019.
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