The first ever SingularityU South Africa Summit 2017 (#futureproofAfrica) is taking place on August 23-24, 2017 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, and promises to provide participants with insights into emerging exponential technologies and how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in the region.
Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community that empowers a global community with the mindset, skillset and network to create an abundant future.
SU is using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all, and its collaborative platform empowers individuals and organisations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology.
“For the first time in South Africa, leading-edge speakers from SingularityU will join South African leaders and innovators for an unforgettable experience,” says Mic Mann, Co-Organiser SingularityU South Africa Summit.
“The world is changing at an extraordinary rate, a rate like never before, and it is our responsibility to shift the South African mindset in this regard, which is why the SingularityU South Africa Summit is focused on how we can positively impact billions of people’s lives.”
SingularityU Summits are two-day conferences held across the globe to help local leaders understand how exponential technologies can be used to create positive change and economic growth in their region.
Summits become an annual point of connection and inspiration for the local community, a catalyst to accelerate a local culture of innovation, and an opportunity to highlight breakthrough technologies, startups, and ideas.
A grass-roots movement of South African alumni and supporters have come together to ensure South Africa seizes this unique opportunity to lead the way by launching the first annual SingularityU South Africa Summit.
Corporate South Africa realises the importance of change and the influence of innovation and technology across all sectors and therefore the SingularityU South Africa Summit is being hosted in collaboration with Standard Bank, Global Partners Deloitte and key strategic partners, MTN and SAP, and is being produced by Mann Made Media.
“The future is undoubtedly digital and Standard Bank is mindful of the opportunity that these changes will bring for us,” says Jenny Pheiffer, Executive Head: Group Brand, Sponsorship and Events at Standard Bank.
“The ongoing ability to understand our client’s behaviour and demands is becoming increasingly critical as our customers are demanding faster, more seamless, real-time and integrated banking experience, and we are using cutting-edge technologies to make this a reality.
“We are extremely well poised to become the digital banking leader in Africa beyond 2020, and this partnership with SU will be an immense experience for all who attend and will work to expand our collective thinking.”
This unique summit will 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, finance, and design.
In addition to expert presentations, participants will explore questions ranging from trending technological changes across the globe, to their impact on industry growth and region-specific challenges.
The Summit will also showcase African entrepreneurs and innovations in the interactive exhibitor halls.
For more information, visit the SingularityU South Africa Summit website.