Peter Diamandis, MD

Founder, Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation and Executive Founder and Director , Singularity University

"The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself."

Fortune Magazine recently named Peter Diamandis as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.  

Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University; a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build a better future for all.  

As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He is also co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies. 

Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance & BOLD.  He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Session Info

Tuesday, June 11 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm General Session

Exponential Tech: Innovation & Disruption on the Road Ahead

The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies are predicted to disappear in the next 10 years. Competition is no longer the multinational overseas; instead, it’s the exponential entrepreneur creating companies such as Uber. Much of this transformation is a result of rapidly accelerating exponential technologies. During this Keynote, you will get a real sense of exponential growth, the origins of Moore’s Law, and understand how the 6 D’s -- Digitization, Deception, Disruption, Dematerialization, Demonetization and Democratization -- will impact your products and services. In this highly visual and powerful keynote, Diamandis gives the audience a true understanding of the immediacy of these disruptions. Today’s companies cannot remain stagnant. They must evolve, or they will die. You are either disrupting your own business model or someone else will.

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