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Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation

Dr. Peter Diamandis was recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”.

He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation which leads the world in designing and operating
large-scale incentive competitions. Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.

He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution thatcounsels the world’s leaders on exponentially growing technologies.

In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company
designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroid for fuels and precious materials. He is the also Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero Gravity Corporation.

Diamandis is a New York Times best-selling author of two books: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and
BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.

He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical
School.

His motto is, “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Guest Keynote: Transforming Scarcity to Abundance

Diamandis is The New York Times best-selling author of ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think (#1 on Amazon, #2 on New York Times). In this book, Diamandis shows us how technology is turning areas of scarcity into abundance. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies (AI, Robotics, Sensors, Networks, 3D Printing, SynBio, etc.) and the power of the crowd are converging to better the lives of billions.

This keynote is an antidote to pessimism. Diamandis examines human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom—and shows the audience detailed evidence on the revolutionary improvements in these areas over the past century. He addresses how a range of exponential technologies are transforming what was once scarce into abundance. Humanity’s grandest challenge is providing abundance, and this keynote addresses how we rise to meet it.

As President Bill Clinton says, “Abundance shows us that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. The health care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 1990s, which is to use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose.”

This presentation will help you:
•Understand the “exponential road ahead”: where it is, and where it’s going;
•Formulate how to transform scarcity into abundance and provide leadership with an enthusiastic view of the future;
•Recontextualize the world’s grandest challenges as the world’s biggest business opportunities.

Meet the analysts face to face.


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Name
Gartner Catalyst Conference 2017
Location
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl,San Diego,CA92101
Starting on
2017-08-21
Ending on
2017-08-24