Who should attend
When you attend the SingularityU Australia Executive Program, you’ll be part of a lively cohort of about 60 dynamic leaders and change-makers from across Australia who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world. Our programs attract senior management, such as CEOs, CTOs, EVPs, SVPs, and R&D leaders, as well as leading entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders who represent the future of their industries and lead initiatives that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.
About the course
Throughout the program, you will hear from leading experts in the fields of exponential technologies and global grand challenges that are most critical to Australia's future. Workshops and discussions throughout the program facilitate focused conversations about the opportunities and challenges that Australia may face in the future and how you can play a leadership role in defining that future.
Prepare to Be Transformed
Examine emerging technologies, tools, skill sets, and concepts such as innovation, disruption and future forecasting to lead your organisations today. A three-and-a-half day immersive course in Sydney.
Seats are limited, apply today!
- Understand how key technologies like AI, AR/VR, blockchain, digital biology & more are shaping the future
- Evaluate how digital transformation will impact your industry
- Recognise humanity's biggest challenges across all demographics
- Be amongst global leaders to solve for the future
Executive Program Agenda
We will set expectations for the next few days and get to know each other. We examine core SingularityU frameworks such as the 6Ds of Exponential Organisations and explain how you can use them.
4:30 Executive Registration
5:30 Welcome to Delegates Christina Gerakiteys, Lisa Andrews
Let’s Get Started
5:45 Disruptive Thinking in the Age of Transformation - Jeff Rogers
7:20 Intro to Exponentials - Thomas Kriese
8:05 Australia’s Role in an Exponential Future - Jeff, Lisa, Christina, Thomas
Reframing Your Perspective
The exponential factors driving our future are artificial intelligence, robotics and leadership. Leaders will require the ability to shift and adapt fluidly in order to positively impact humanity.
The Davos Manifesto released in January 2020 challenges businesses to redefine who they are and how they operate, this on the back of the US Business Roundtable, America’s most influential business lobby group, announcing it would embrace stakeholder capitalism in 2019.
Today we weave tools to help shift mindset and achieve maximum impact, through a journey into the future.
A Change of Mindset
9:00 Welcome & Expectations for the Day, 6Ds Review - Jeff Rogers
9:40 Developing a Moonshot Mindset - Christina Gerakiteys
11:20 The Psychology of Change - t-Hubs
Stepping into the Future
13:20 The Future of the Leadership - Brad Twynham
13:40 The Future of Mobility - Kellie Nuttall
14:00 The Future of the Internet - Brad Milliken
14:20 Discussion and Questions
Tech and Society
15:00 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Plante
Gain clarity around AI, connect with leading AI experts, and see the future of AI for your business.
16:40 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - cont’d Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Plante
17:25 Execution: Applying the 6Ds Framework from the knowledge of the day
18:10 The Daily Wrap - Jeff Rogers
Scanning the Horizon
Today we focus on further specific technologies and Global Grand Challenges that will play an important role in determining Australia’s future.
We will look back thousands of years listening to the wisdom and ways of the traditional owners of this land. Uncle Paul Gordon is a Njemba man, and one of the highest initiated Aboriginal men in New South Wales. Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri/Wolgarlu, First Nations Aboriginal man who played for Souths and authored of Defying the Enemy Within.
The focus is then on the Future of Us. What ethical considerations will be required when applying technology in the future and how will we manage its impact on society?
9:00 Welcome back and opening discussion - Jeff Rogers
The Future of Us
9:30 Programming the Future of Life - Dr. Tiffany Vora
Australia’s Challenges and Opportunities
11:20 GGC1 Looking Back to Look Forward - Joe Williams and Uncle Paul Gordon
12:20 Looking Forward GGC2 Food - Vanessa Matthijssen
12:50 Looking Forward GGC3 Environment - Ben Cooper
14:20 Looking Forward GGC4 Governance - Kathryn Sforcina
14:45 Looking Forward GGC5 Security - Peter Xing
15:10 Looking Forward GGC6 Prosperity - Lisa Andrews
15:40 GGC Card Game
The Future of Us Part 2
16:30 The Future of Us - An Exponential Ethical Debate
18:00 The Daily Wrap up (Jeff Rogers)
Forecasting & Execution
What does it mean to be exponential? What role must each of us play in creating the future? What lies at the intersection of humanity and technology? And how will you respond as leaders?
Today we develop your Execution Plan, identifying opportunities for the SingularityU Australia community to achieve set goals.
Where to From Here
9:00 Welcome Back & Expectations for the Day - Jeff Rogers
9:10 The Future’s Wheel - Jeff Rodgers
9:40 Future Forecasting - The White Hacker - Security in the Age of AI - Rob McAdam
10:40 Future Forecasting - The Future of Finance and Universal Basic Needs - Lisa Andrews
11:40 Future Forecasting - At the Nexus of Economics, Environment and Social Impact - Nicki Hutley
12:20 Q&A Discussion Future Forecasting - Rob, Lisa, Nicki
Making Change Happen
13:50 Moonshot Revisited
14:20 Reflections in Conversation- Jeff Rogers
14:50 Exponential Canvas
15: 30 Break
15:50 Close - Sam Cawthorn
16:50 Wrap - Jeff Rogers
17:00 Graduation Ceremony
18:30 Graduation Dinner
Videos and materials
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.