Beyond Traditional Education
Discover how to create exponential impact.
The SingularityU Australia Executive Program is a three-and-a-half day immersive experience. In October we will 'lockdown' at the beautiful Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort situated in the Hunter Valley.
At the Executive Program you will:
Throughout the program, you will hear from leading experts in the fields of exponential technologies and global grand challenges that are most critical to Australia's future.
Workshops and discussions throughout the program facilitate focused conversations about the opportunities and challenges that Australia will face in the future and how you can play a leadership role in defining that future.
The SingularityU Australia Executive Program curriculum is designed specifically to address opportunities and challenges that are uniquely Australian. This includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities, each taught by a member of our world-class faculty. You’ll leave with a comprehensive overview of covered topic areas and an understanding of recent major innovations and the implications they have on industries, society, and our future.
When you attend the SingularityU Australia Executive Program, you’ll be part of a lively cohort of dynamic leaders and change-makers from across Australia who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of our changing world.
Our programs attract senior management, such as CEOs, CTOs, EVPs, SVPs, and R&D leaders, as well as leading entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders who represent the future of their industries and lead initiatives that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort is a premier venue in the Hunter Valley region. An idyllic natural setting in the heart of wine country makes for a great city escape and an ideal environment for transformation.
Coupling luxury, self-contained villa accommodation in one, two and three bedroom configurations with thoughtful in-room appointments and elegant furnishings, each apartment features a modern kitchen, fireplace, spacious living and dining areas and private balcony overlooking the resort’s verdant bushland and 18-hole championship golf course.
Check In: November 16
Check Out: November 20
Join the SingularityU Australia Executive Program to explore how accelerating technologies are impacting your business and to meet change with resilience and success. Be part of the Australian cohort to discover how you can take advantage of these huge opportunities to benefit yourself, your organisation, and society as a whole.
* Program and speakers are subject to change
The Hunter Valley
We will set expectations for the next few days and get to know each other. We examine core SingularityU frameworks such as the 6Ds of Exponential Organisations and explain how you can use them.
4:30 Executive Registration
5:40 Video from Peter
Let’s Get Started
5:45 Disruptive Thinking in the Age of Transformation - Jeff Rogers
7:20 Intro to Exponentials - Katy Cooper
8:05 Australia’s Role in an Exponential Future - Jeffrey, Lisa, Christina
The Hunter Valley
Reframing Your Perspective
The exponential factors driving our future are artificial intelligence, robotics and leadership. Leaders will require the ability to shift and adapt fluidly in order to positively impact humanity.
The Davos Manifesto released in January 2020 challenges businesses to redefine who they are and how they operate, this on the back of the US Business Roundtable, America’s most influential business lobby group, announcing it would embrace stakeholder capitalism in 2019.
Today we weave tools to help shift mindset and achieve maximum impact, through a journey into the future.
A Change of Mindset
9:00 Welcome & Expectations for the Day, 6Ds Review - Christina Gerakiteys
9:40 Developing a Moonshot Mindset - Christina Gerakiteys
11:20 Conscious Leadership - Catherine Molloy
Stepping into the Future
13:20 The Future of the Leadership - Brad Twynham
13:40 The Future of Mobility - Dr. Kellie Nuttall
14:00 The Future of the Internet - Brad Milliken
14:20 Discussion and Questions
Tech and Society
16:40 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - cont’d Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Plante
17:25 Execution: Applying the 6Ds Framework from the knowledge of the day
18:10 The Daily Wrap - Christina Gerakiteys
The Hunter Valley
Scanning the Horizon
Today we focus on further specific technologies and Global Grand Challenges that will play an important role in determining Australia’s future.
We will look back thousands of years listening to the wisdom and ways of the traditional owner
We will look back thousands of years listening to the wisdom and ways of the traditional owners of this land. Uncle Paul Gordon is a Njemba man, and one of the highest initiated Aboriginal men in New South Wales. Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri/Wolgarlu, First Nations Aboriginal man who played for Souths and authored of Defying the Enemy Within.
The focus is then on the Future of Us. What ethical considerations will be required when applying technology in the future and how will we manage its impact on society?
7:00 Light Breakfast
7:30 Depart for Baiame Cave
Expectations for the day en route
9:30 Morning tea
10:30 Return to Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
The Future of Us
12:00 Programming the Future of Life - Dr. Tiffany J. Vora
Australia’s Challenges and Opportunities
13:45 Looking Forward GGC2 Food - Vanessa Matthijssen
14:15 Looking Forward GGC3 Environment - Ben Cooper
14:45 Looking Forward UN GGC4 - Kathryn Sforcina
15:15 Looking Forward GGC5 Technology - Peter Xing
15:45 Looking Forward GGC6 Finance - Lisa Andrews
GGC Card Game
The Future of Us Part 2
16:45 The Future of Us - An Exponential Ethical Debate (based on all the information that has been presented throughout the day. Set topic/s for debate. Application to business, considering GGC and Davos report etc. 10 minute organise groups and clarity on topic, 30 minute prep, 30 minute debate 20 minute discussion)
18:00 The Daily Wrap up - Christina Gerakiteys
The Hunter Valley
Forecasting & Execution
What does it mean to be exponential? What role must each of us play in creating the future? What lies at the intersection of humanity and technology? And how will you respond as leaders?
Today we develop your Execution Plan, identifying opportunities for the SingularityU Australia community to achieve set goals.
8:00 Light Breakfast
Where to From Here
9:00 Welcome Back & Expectations for the Day - Christina Gerakiteys
9:10 The Future’s Wheel - Meredith England
9:40 Future Forecasting - The White Hacker - The Cyber Security Impact - Rob McAdam
10:40 Future Forecasting - Implementing Abundance - Lisa Andrews
11:40 Future Forecasting - At the Nexus of Economics, Environment and Social Impact - Nicki Hutley
12:20 Q&A Discussion Future Forecasting - Rob, Lisa, Nicki
Making Change Happen
13:50 Fires Floods and a Pandemic - Discussion Moderator - Christina Gerakiteys
14:20 Moonshot Revisited - Christina Gerakiteys
14:50 A Preferred Future
15: 30 Break
15:50 Close - Sam Cawthorn
16:50 Wrap - Lisa Andrews and Christina Gerakiteys
17:00 Graduation Ceremony + 60 Second Reflection
18:30 Graduation Dinner
Delegates will depart after breakfast or at their leisure.
You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.
Our SingularityU Australia faculty have an impressive breadth and depth of expertise across a wide range of topics. When you attend an Executive Program, you’ll also benefit from our impressive array of extraordinary guest speakers, including leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.
The Executive Program curriculum includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities, each taught by current experts. You’ll leave with a comprehensive overview of covered topic areas, an understanding of recent major innovations, and the implications they have on industries, society, and our future. Prepare to be transformed.
We'll provide you with a set of proven tools for integrating these technologies and nimble innovation practices into your organisation, including: design thinking, DIY tools, future forecasting, and open source approaches to innovation. You’ll uncover actionable insights about the trends that are already shaping our future including:
Together, these insights and tools will enable you to predict and evaluate how accelerating technologies are transforming your industry, your organisation, your career, and your life.
While other leadership programs focus on best business practices for today, you’ll come away with an exponential vision for the future in this era of convergence and rapid change.
The application process for the Executive Program is not based on a reservation system, but rather, each applicant must apply and is reviewed based on his/her individual merit.
The first step is to submit an application. Your application will then be placed in the queue for the admissions team to review. If you do not receive an acknowledgement notice in your inbox, please check your spam folder (and mark as safe if found there) as your email filter may treat our communications as spam.
SingularityU Australia uses a holistic review to consider many factors including seniority and influence in one's industry or organization, passion for having a positive impact in the world, and a desire to join the SU community.
As each applicant is individually reviewed, please be thoughtful with your responses on the application. The application should be completed by the applicant, not by an assistant, as information should be reflective of the applicant's passions and viewpoints.
The review process could take several days or weeks.
When an applicant is approved for admission, an Offer of Admission notice is released. The applicant must complete registration and payment via the custom link in the offer notice within the stated time frame. Once both steps are completed, we will send welcome and logistics information for travel planning.
Executive Program fees include the following:
Not included in Program Fees
The offer of admission notice will include all the information for you to complete registration and payment. To confirm your seat in the program, you must proceed to accept the offer of admission by completing registration within two weeks of the notice, and payment within 30 day terms.
Once registration and payment are completed for the program, you will receive an email from the with logistics information that will be helpful for your travel arrangement planning. A month prior to the program commencing, you will receive final travel, agenda, faculty and other important details.
Pre-Reading is not required for the program. However, you can get a head start learning about SingularityU's foundational concepts by reading these pieces from our Singularity Hub website.
Exponential Leaders: How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World
Moore’s Law: Will the End of Moore’s Law Halt Computing’s Exponential Rise?
Law of Accelerating Returns: Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is
Linear vs Exponential Thinking: How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future
The Six Ds of Exponentials: The 6 Ds of Tech Disruption: A Guide to the Digital Economy
Abundance: Why the World Is Better Than Ever—and Will Get Better Still
Massively Transformative Purpose: The Motivating Power of a Massive Transformative Purpose
Moonshot Thinking: This Is How to Invent Radical Solutions to Huge Problems
Here is a list of items we recommend that you bring.
Dress code is business casual.
Here are a few things we recommend: