Transforming Canada's Exponential Impact
The SingularityU Canada Executive Program is a three and a half day course that brings together fearless Canadian innovators, executives, and entrepreneurs to discuss topics key to the future of our country, including exponential technologies, the global grand challenges, and forging a path toward an abundant future for all Canadians and the world. This intensive program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofits, as well as scientists, educators, and other leaders who want to shape Canada’s future.
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“Be prepared to learn how the growth of exponential and disruptive technologies will impact your company,
your career and your life”
Founder of 3Com, Co-inventor of the Ethernet, General Partner at Polaris Ventures
The SingularityU Canada Executive Program is designed to focus on the exponential trends, topics, and challenges that are most important to our country and to our people’s future in an intimate, classroom environment. We’ll be bringing together a mix of SingularityU faculty from around the world, including newly appointed, Canadian-based faculty, along with a curated group of senior leaders from across the country for this special 3.5-day program. We begin with a half day on October 21st, followed by 3 full days.
The program begins with an overview of the exponential technologies that are driving our future, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, additive manufacturing and digital biology. We’ll also examine core SU frameworks such as the 6Ds of Disruption and moonshot thinking and explain how you can use them to shift your mindset and achieve the impact you want to make in the future.
During our second day, we’ll focus on specific technologies and global grand challenges that will play an important role in determining Canada’s future in key industries such as energy, health, citizenship, and economics. We’ll also explore ethical considerations about how we apply technology in the future and manage the impacts they may have on society.
On our final day together we will reflect on what it means to be exponential and the role that each of us can play in creating the future—not only as individuals but also as a cohort. You’ll plan your next steps and identify opportunities for the SU community to help you to achieve your goals.
“The nature of technological progress is exponential. These technologies, as we have seen with computer chips, get twice as capable every year or so, for the same price. The reason that information technology grows exponentially is that we can use the latest technology to develop the next.”
—Dr. Ray Kurzweil
Co-founder and Chancellor, Singularity University
Who You’ll Meet
When you attend the SingularityU Canada Executive Program, you’ll be part of a lively and diverse cohort of dynamic leaders and changemakers from across Canada 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.
Faculty and Curriculum
The SingularityU Canada Executive Program curriculum is specifically designed to address opportunities and challenges that are uniquely Canadian. This includes exponential technologies, transformational practices, and relevant global challenges and opportunities taught by our world-class faculty, including newly appointed Canadian faculty. 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.
What to Expect
Open your eyes and mind to the power of exponential technologies and the skillsets and frameworks you need to succeed in a rapidly changing future. Special classroom facilities are designed to inspire participants to think differently. The program will be a unique experience, with global experts leading challenging conversations, a curated attendance list of diverse senior leaders, and a few special surprises throughout.
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics • Digital Biology & Biotech • The Future of Medicine • Nanotech & Digital Manufacturing • Networks & Computing Systems • Blockchain & Digital Currencies
Design for Exponentials • Entrepreneurship • Exponential Organizations • Forecasting & Future Studies • Organizational Innovation • Policy, Law & Ethics • Synthesis & Convergence
Global Challenges & Opportunities
Learning • Prosperity • Citizenship • Security • Energy • Environment • Food • Disaster Resilience • Global Health • Space • Shelter • Water
“Attending SU was a mind-bending experience. It provides an understanding of how accelerating technologies will transform our personal future, and the future of our companies.”
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada
Exponential technologies are building the future today
Join the SingularityU Canada Executive Program to explore how accelerating technologies are impacting your business and to meet change with resilience and success. Be part of the first Canadian cohort to discover how you can take advantage of these huge opportunities to benefit yourself, your organization, and society as a whole.
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