Reserve Your Front Seat to the Future

SingularityU Greece Summit brings the world’s leading speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together with Greek business leaders of today and tomorrow, giving us the knowledge and insight we need to compete—and win—in an exponentially changing world.

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Meet Our 2018 Summit Founding Partners

Join us in November 2018 at the SingularityU Greece Summit — and be prepared for what lies ahead.

Empowering Tickets

SingularityU Greece Summit is organizing a competition on a merit basis and invites you to join. This initiative gives students, academics and young entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend the conference for free and gain a unique experience.

Why Attend

Why you should attend

In a continuously transforming world, business needs to adapt and evolve at an accelerating pace.

Every known industry is subject to disruption, in the coming years, and SingularityU Greece Summit is here to evolve our mindset.

With a world class lineup of experts, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring workshops that will change our mindset forever.

A two day summit to leapfrog us to the future.

Through exponential trends and disruptive technologies that can lead us on a growth trajectory for self, business and our country.

By attending SingularityU Greece Summit we will :

  • Expand our horizons with a world class lineup of speakers.
  • Discover cutting edge technologies to survive disruption and grow our business.
  • Experience inspiring workshops to evolve our mindset.
  • Connect with like minded visionaries who seek ways for growth and positive change.

You attend because you are

CEO responsible for the long term survival and growth of business
C-level Executive responsible for business Strategy, competitiveness and profitability
Marketing Executive responsible for innovation, competitiveness and growth
HR Executive responsible for bringing new mindset and 21st century skills to your corporation
Government official responsible for Management and Policy Making
Business Founder/Owner exploring ways to scale and transform your business through technology
Community Leader responsible for an NGO or a Non Profit Organisation
Researcher seeking to link cutting edge technology with business

“Technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.”

—Ray Kurzweil Co-Founder and Chancellor, Singularity University

Speakers

Peter Diamandis

Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation - Executive Co-Founder of Singularity University

Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.

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David Roberts

SU Faculty - Technology Disruption & Exponential Leadership

David Roberts is one of the world’s top experts on technology disruption, innovation, and exponential leadership. He is an M.I.T. Computer Scientist & Engineer, and majored in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering where he was also a Distinguished Graduate and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an award winning CEO and serial entrepreneur, and has started ventures with over $100 million dollars of investment.

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VIVIENNE MING

SU Faculty - Cognitive Neuroscience

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students’ life outcomes. She speaks on her AI-driven research into the future of work, education, inclusion & gender in business, technology & society, and augmented intelligence.

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RAMEZ NAAM

Chair, Energy & Environmental Systems at Singularity University.

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Bing search engine. His career has focused on bringing advanced collaboration, communication, and information retrieval capabilities to roughly one billion people around the world.

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Dr. Divya Chander

SU Faculty - Neuroscience, Medicine

Dr. Chander is a physician and neuroscientist who trained at Harvard, UCSD, UCSF, and the Salk Institute. She has been on the Anesthesiology Faculty at Stanford University since 2008 and Neuromedicine Faculty at Singularity University since 2010.  She is currently working on applications of neural wearable devices to crossover consumer and medical markets.

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DIMITRI PAPALEXOPOULOS

CEO TITAN CEMENT COMPANY S.A.

Dimitri Papalexopoulos is CEO of Titan Cement Company. He is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) and sits on the Boards of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and Endeavor Greece. He attended Singularity University in 2014, as part of an ongoing (and hopefully not futile) effort to remain relevant in a changing world.

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Amin Toufani

Chair, Finance & Economics at SU

Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He has founded for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains including: artificial intelligence, peer to peer lending, bitcoin, human rights, international development, carbon offsetting, and solar energy.

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Jody Medich

SU Staff, Director of Design AR/VR

Jody is the Director of Design, where she provides design and innovation direction for corporate, startup and field impact teams. She employs a radical approach to Human Centered Design to create exponential solutions to the world’s toughest problems. She also speaks about Augmented and Virtual Reality for SU.

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Jaya Baloo

SU Faculty, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing

Jaya Baloo the CISO of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. She is recognized in 2017 as one of the top 100 CISO’s globally. Jaya works with an amazing information security team of highly driven specialists. Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom.

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Carlo Van De Weijer

SU Faculty, Mobility, Automotive

Dr. Van de Weijer is director of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology, alongside his work for TomTom. He is chairman and member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups, and advises governments and industries around the world on the future of technology and mobility.

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Alex Gladstein

SU Faculty, Blockchain, Governance

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has spoken at universities ranging from MIT to Stanford, presented at the European Parliament, and participated in Singularity University events from Berlin to Johannesburg. He has also spoken at a range of blockchain and cryptocurrency events about why bitcoin matters for freedom.

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Jyotika Virmani, PhD

Senior Director, Planet & Environment, XPRIZE

Dr. Jyotika Virmani joined XPRIZE in 2014 with more than 10 years of experience in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences, including both research and leadership positions. As Senior Director in Prize Operations, she is the Prize Lead for the next Ocean XPRIZE. Prior to this, she was the Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE.

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John Hagel

Director & co-chairman of Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge

Mr. Hagel’s distinctive expertise involves perspectives on the emergence and evolution of new business models enabled by the Internet, restructuring opportunities created by e-commerce and new approaches to strategy under high uncertainty

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Larry Keeley

President, Co-founder at Doblin Group; Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Larry Keeley has worked for over three decades as an innovation scientist. He helped pioneer the specialized field of innovation effectiveness, and has taught thousands of Masters and PhD innovators both at Kellogg’s MMM Program and at Chicago’s highly regarded Institute of Design. A globally recognized teacher, speaker, writer, and thinker, he fervently champions the strategic combination of design and business. 

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Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis

Founder & Director, Interactive Robots and Media Lab

Nikolaos is the founder and director of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRML), and a PhD graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include human–robot interaction, and especially verbal and non-verbal communication with robots, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and cognitive systems.

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Stefano Gastaut

Director, Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT)

Stefano leads Vodafone’s Internet of Things (IoT) business unit where he is responsible for driving Vodafone’s IoT growth, business strategy, products and profit and loss at a global level, including the Vodafone Automotive business.

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Tomas Björkman

Applied philosopher and social entrepreneur

Tomas Björkman is an author and social entrepreneur with great interest in science and philosophy. He used to be an investment banker and property developer working all over Europe. He has founded several companies and organizations, including Investment Banking Partners AB. He has also served as chairman of EFG Investment Bank.

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Dimitris Vassilakis

Musician

Dimitris is an internationally acclaimed, award winning Greek saxophonist, vocalist, researcher, educator and composer. Awarded album of the month from BBC Music magazine and 2nd jazz album of the year from the BBC for “Labyrinth”. This album has become the subject of study at several universities and has been presented at Yale University and at musicological conferences.

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Alexis Papahelas

Journalist

Alexis Papahelas is currently the Executive Editor of Kathimerini newspaper. He was named among the most influential Europeans of 2015 by POLITICO magazine. For many years, he worked as a correspondent for Greek media in the United States, and has interviewed some of the most important personalities of our times: from Bill Gates and President Obama to Yasser Arafat. He will be hosting a ‘Fireside Chat’ with Peter Diamandis at the Summit.

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Dr. Nikos Mylonopoulos

Master of Ceremonies
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL BUSINESS

Dr. Nikos Mylonopoulos teaches digital transformation, enterprise systems, agile management, business analytics and change management at a at post-graduate level, (MBA and Executive Education). At this year’s Summit he will assume the role of Master of Ceremonies.

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What is Singularity University?

Singularity University, where the world’s brightest minds convene to attack the world’s toughest challenges. – Bloomberg TV

Singularity University is a benefit corporation based on NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Singularity University’s mission is to prepare Global leaders & Organizations for the Future. To explore the opportunities and implications of exponential technologies and connect to a global ecosystem that is shaping the future and solving the world’s most urgent problems.

Singularity conferences transform how leaders think about the future and guide them in building new capabilities to get there successfully. They enable organizations to better understand and anticipate the potential impact of exponential technologies and trends, and to take action.

Event Venue

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1, Athens 115 21