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Transformational Impact: A Journey

Monday November 16 - Thursday November 19
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SingularityU Australia Executive Program

Connecting Leaders Creating Transformational Impact
Going virtual. Join us Live OnLine.

The SingularityU Australia Executive Program is a three-and-a-half day immersive experience.

Join us virtually. Travel isn't an option at the present time, and you know that now is the time for growth and preparation for the 'next' to come. 

At the Executive Program you will:

  • Understand how key technologies like AI, AR/VR, blockchain, digital biology & more are shaping the future
  • Evaluate how digital transformation will impact your industry
  • Recognise humanity's biggest challenges across all demographics
  • Be amongst global leaders to solve for the future
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Beyond Traditional Education

Discover how to create exponential impact.

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Global Cohort of Changemakers

Build a better future together.

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World-Class Experts

Learn directly from those leading the way.

Program Details

Overview

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.

If you are joining us online, you will have a seat at a workshop table. You will be included in all the experiences, including dinners. 

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Curriculum

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.

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Who you'll meet

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.

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Venue

If you join us in person, you will find Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort a premier venue. 

Situated in the Hunter Valley, this idyllic natural setting is in the heart of wine country and 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

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Investment

If you are joining us remotely, the program fee is $6, 997 (+GST) and includes all program sessions and all activities with virtual facilitation and connection. You will also receive a surprise package from us express delivery!

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Exponential Technologies Are Building The Future Today

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.

Agenda

* Program and speakers are subject to change

  • Welcome - Monday November 16

    Welcome

    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.

    17:30 Welcome to Delegates - Christina Gerakiteys, Lisa Andrews

     

    Let’s Get Started

    17:45 Set Expectations: Four Corners -Jeff Rogers

    19:20 Intro to Exponentials - Katy Cooper

    20:05 Australia’s Role in an Exponential Future - Jeff, Lisa, Christina and Katy

    20:30 Networking

  • Day 1 - Tuesday November 17

    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

    11:00 Break

    11:20 Conscious Leadership - Catherine Molloy

    12:20 Lunch break

     

    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 

    14:40 Break

     

    Tech and Society

    15:00 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Planté

    16:30 Break 

    16:40 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - cont’d Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Planté

    17:25 Execution: Applying the 6Ds Framework from the knowledge of the day- Christina Gerakiteys

    18:10 The Daily Wrap - Christina Gerakiteys

    18:30 Online drinks and networking

    19:30 Wrap

  • Day 2 - Wednesday November 18

    Scanning the Horizon

    Today we focus on further specific technologies and Sustainable Development Goals 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 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?

    9:00 Welcome and Expectations for the Day

    Looking Back

    9:30 Traditional Owners Speak - Uncle Paul Gordon & Joe Williams

    11:00 Break

    The Future of Us Part 1

    11:30 Programming the Future of Life - Dr. Tiffany J. Vora

    12:45 Lunch break

    Australia’s Challenges and Opportunities

    13:45 SDG2 Zero Hunger - Vanessa Matthijssen

    14:15 SDG15 Life on Land - Ben Cooper

    14:45 SDG 16: Peace and Justice, Strong Institutions - Kathryn Sforcina

    15:15 SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Peter Xing

    15:45 SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Lisa Andrews

    16:15 Break

    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

    18:30 Online drinks and networking

  • Day 3 - Thursday November 19

    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.

    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

    11:20 Break

    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

    12:50 Lunch

    Making Change Happen

    13:50 Fires, Floods, Pandemic and Equality - 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

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FAQ

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

Pre-Admission

  • What is the focus of the Executive Program?

    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:

    • The continued emergence of AI and machine learning that are complementing human jobs
    • The rise of “digital twinning”
    • The future design of cities
    • Biotechnology and longevity


    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.

  • What is the application process?

    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 use​s​ 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.

  • What does the program fee cover?

    Executive Program fees include the following:

    Lodging

    • Check in to accommodation at 3pm on arrival day.
    • Lodging will be at a selected hotel at the destination of the Executive Program. For more information see the Executive Program information page.
    • Rooms are single/individual accommodation. A slightly discounted rate can be arranged on request for dual occupancy of a room between two participants. You are welcome to bring a partner or travel companion to enjoy the location, staying in your allocated lodging.


    Meals

    • Meals covered by the program beginning with a Welcome dinner on the night of arrival through to breakfast on the day of departure.
    • All three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and light refreshments at break times are provided for you.
    • Some evening offsite meals may be at a local restaurant.


    Transportation

    • Transportation to scheduled activities during the Program are included when you stay at the program-provided lodging.


    Not included in Program Fees

    • Lodging for nights outside of program dates.
    • Transportation from the airport or your destination to the venue and back to the airport or your destination, is not included.
  • How quickly do I need to accept my position and pay the program fee?

    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.

  • Cancellation Policy

    • Notice up to 60 days prior to the program: full payment can be rolled over without penalty to a future EP that has availability.
    • Notice between 31-60 days before the start of the program: 50% of your payment would be applied to a future program. You will need to pay the balance to be confirmed for a future program.
    • Notice at 30 days or less: 100% of the payment is forfeited. You may rollover to a future program without having to re-apply, but will need to submit full payment to be confirmed for a future program.

Post-Admission

Transform yourself and change the future

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