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 like Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, Oculus, Whatsapp, SpaceX, Tesla, etc...
Disruption is also coming from data-driven tech giants who are entering into adjacent fields: Google and Apple entering the automotive industry, Apple the music industry, Facebook the global telecom industry, and IBM-Watson into Healthcare.
Much of this transformation is a result of rapidly accelerating exponential technologies such as Infinite Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D printing Synthetic, Sensors, Networks, and Synthetic Biology.
Diamandis is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University (SU), the leading institution for the study of exponentially growing technologies. He counsels many of today’s Fortune 500 executive teams and world leaders on the impact of these technologies. In addition, Diamandis is the Founder or co-Founder of 17 companies using the exponential technologies to transform a number of industries.
In this high visual and powerful keynote, Diamandis gives the audience a true understanding of the immediacy of these disruptions, providing them an urgency to innovate and transform old business models. His message: 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.
Transforming Scarcity to Abundance
Diamandis is the New York Times bestselling author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (#1 on Amazon, #2 on NYTimes). 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 conspiring to better the lives of billions. Diamandis’ keynote is the antidote to pessimism.
In his keynote address, Diamandis examines human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom—and shows the audience detailed evidence how there has been a revolutionary improvement in these areas over the past century. He addresses how a range of powerful technologies such as synthetic biology, embedded networks and cloud computing, AI and robotics, biotechnology and medicine are transforming what was once scarce into something abundant. Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a keynote about how we rise to meet it.
As Elon Musk says, “Diamandis does a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world.”
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.”
BOLD Thinking for an Exponential Organization
A company (and leadership’s) mindset is a huge factor in determining its results. This keynote examines the mindset and thinking required today to succeed during this exponential age. Where should a company be looking to grow 10x bigger, rather than 10-percent bigger? What does it take for a company to become an Exponential Organization? How do you become Uber rather than Kodak?
In this keynote, based on the work from his book Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Diamandis examines Billionaire Thinking at Scale and presents case studies and concrete takeaways from Larry Page, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.
He also looks at the importance of Bold, Moonshot thinking and provides insights coming from GoogleX’s work and their innovation principals.
Diamandis explains the importance of adopting a Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) to drive mindset and attract the best employees. He also explains the attributes of today’s “Exponential Organization” that are going from concept to billion-dollar valuations in record time.
During this keynote, Diamandis uses personal examples to emphasizes each of these points while he both inspires and teaches his audience. He draws from his own bold, Moonshot companies, specifically: through the XPRIZE he speaks about solving the world's Grand Challenges; through Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), Diamandis discusses transforming the healthcare industry; Finally, through Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI), Diamandis shows us how to rethink scarcity and see how we will soon have access to vast resources.