From Silicon Valley to Prague, a second appointment to discover the know-how and the vision of those who see a future already possible
Mountain View (CA) and Prague (Czech Republic), December 07, 2018
Singularity University (SU) - „the Silicon Valley version of an MBA“ - has announced that it will hold its second international summit in Central and Eastern Europe. The SingularityU Czech Summmit will take place in Prague at Žofín Palác on April 1-2, 2019 in renewed partnership with Deloitte Czech Republic.
“Creating abundance is not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet: it´s about creating a life of possibility.”
Co-founder, Singularity University
World renowned experts from the global high-tech industry and science will come to Prague for two days to present new trends and developments in the fields of mobility, artificial intelligence, computing, robotics, medicine, neuroscience, blockchain, and security. The main goal is to inspire and empower Czech and Central European leaders and influencers to understand the exponential technologies that are changing the world and human society as we know it. The SingularityU Czech Summit, which was held for the first time in March 2018 in Prague (Palác Žofín), will explore the newest frontiers of ethics in business, and security, the future of work and education, and new models of growth and organisations. In the last edition, more then 700 attendees reached the venue and 25 high-profile speakers from Silicon Valley, Czech Republic and other European countries brought the newest from science and technology.
As specified by the Managing Director of SU Czech Summit Eva Hanáková, there are four local businessmen who stand behind the idea to bring Singularity University into Czech Republic and are the main pilars of this event. Tomáš Krsek is the chairman of the board of Škoda Transportation, a leading European manufacturer of vehicles for city and railway transport, and founder of a private investment company Bohemia Industry, Jan Sýkora chairs the board of WOOD & Company, a leading investment bank in Emerging Europe, Radek Pokorný who is the founding partner of the Prague-based law firm Pokorný, Wagner & Partners and Martin Kúšik, the founder of the investment family office Odyssey 44. Together they founded Prometheus XXI that is the official organizer of the summit.
They have one thought in common, which is wanting to help and add something positive towards the future of Czech Republic and put together people, who care about the future, examine how technologies will shape our future, and explore ethical leadership in a world of rapid change.
This time, about 800 attendees from Europe and worldwide are expected, among them business owners, CEOs, managing partners, top level politicians and scientists, as well as talented students. Corporate Czech Republic realizes the importance of change and the influence of innovation and technology across all sectors. In response, this unique summit in Prague is going to present a display of advanced technologies, extensive debate, and collaborative discussions, offering an exchange of ideas and existing best practices in the fields of healthcare, cyberspace, AI, robotics, big data and finance. In addition to expert presentations, participants will also explore questions ranging from trending technological changes across the globe, to their impact on industry growth and region-specific challenges.
Confirmed speakers to date:
Amin Toufani | Future of Economics, Economics
Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He was formerly the director of strategy and Vice Pre¬sident of Strategic Relations at Singularity University. He is giving insightful talks on exonomics, or exponential economics. Amin explains macro-economic trends of exponential technologies and their impact on financial markets, policy, and risk management.
Alex Gladstein | Exponential Democracy
Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and Vice President of Strategy of the Oslo Freedom Forum. Across his career he has promoted free and open societies. He focuses on the relationship between technology and human rights and in particular on decentralized forms of governance.
Larry Keeley | Corporate Innovations
Larry Keeley is a strategist who has worked for over three decades to develop more effective innovation methods. Larry is President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, an innovation strategy firm known for pioneering comprehensive innovation systems that materially improve innovation success rates and innovation returnon investment. Doblin is now a unit of DeloitteConsulting LLP, where Keeley serves as a Managing Director.
Raymond McCauley | Digital Biology, Future of Medicine
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the fo¬refront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture’ is affecting every one of us.
Pascal Finette | Entrepreneurship, Future of Leadership
Pascal heads up everything Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, including the Startup Program, Global Expansion and the Entrepreneurship Track where he in¬spires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intract-ble problems leveraging exponential technologies.
What: SingularityU Czech Summit
When: 5. – 6. April 2019
Where: Prague – Palác Žofín
Main topics: artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, cryptocurrency, blockchain, smart cities, future of education, microrobotics, new hacking tools, jobs of the future and more…