There’s something in sports called the number one draft pick – and we feel like we got that with our next speaker.
We wanted someone who can articulate what a post-Covid world would look like and have an optimistic view of how innovation is going to help society, our world and our lives on the other side of the pandemic. And that someone is Peter Diamandis. You may or may not have heard of him so you can learn more about Peter in his bio below.
Part of what he does is to work with entrepreneurs and business leaders to think through exponential growth. For Peter that means the convergence of all types of technology coming together faster than we think. In fact, he even published a book just before Covid called “The Future is Faster Than You Think.”
We get to hear from Peter not just to dream big about what it means to have flying cars and mine minerals from an asteroid, but how technological innovations will change our lives for the better in the next few years. And how urgency in challenging times—like the pandemic—accelerates the innovation timeline. Peter is on the front lines of these innovations; he’s in the room with the people who make them happen; and his organization is putting up money to make them happen faster than anyone ever expected.
We hope you’ll join us on March 11 for this fascinating conversation that will enlighten us on some of the things we may not have known were possible, yet are going to be plausible in just the next few years.
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About Peter H. Diamandis, MD
Founder, Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
Executive Founder and Director, Singularity University
Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.
As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is co founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies, and co-founder and Vice Chairman of Celularity, Inc., a cellular therapeutics company.
Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World. His newest book in this series of exponential technologies—The Future is Faster Than You Think—was released on January 28, 2020.
He earned degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from the MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Diamandis’ favorite saying is “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”