The Summit 2019
See what happened when innovators came together in Edmonton
We brought the SingularityU Canada Summit to Edmonton, Alberta in April 2019 to share how Canada is leading the future of technology and innovation.
About SingularityU Canada Summit
Empowering a Global Community of Innovators
The 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit was devoted to reinforcing Canada’s global role as a key technological innovator. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of how exponential technology will benefit nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Expert panel presentations, open discussions and product demos allowed attendees to experience the future. The Summit successfully brought together like-minded forward-thinkers into a growing network of thought leaders, trailblazing practitioners, and impact startups.
2019 Summit In Review Report
Presenters are hand-selected based on their leadership and knowledge of exponential technologies, innovation strategies, and global impact trends
SingularityU Faculty, Energy / Founder, Kamangir
Dr. Irwin Adam
Future of Food Faculty, Phd, Founder, Future Food Studio
Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)
Co-Founder & CEO, SingularityU Canada
Dr. Taddy Blecher
CEO Community Individual Development Association and Maharishi Institute
Dr. David Bray
Impact & Disruption Faculty, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet and Senior Fellow, Institute for Human-Machine Cognition
CEO, Thought Leadership Lab
Machine Learning & AI Developer, The Knowledge Society (TKS)
Dr. Divya Chander
Faculty Chair, Neuroscience, Singularity University
Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Faculty
Governance & Security Faculty
Biomedical System Design and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Victoria
Philip Marc Edgcumbe
Chair, Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation
Robotics Faculty, CTO and Co-Founder, Clearpath
Dr. Suzanne Gildert
Robotics & AI Faculty, Founder and CEO, Sanctuary AI
Dr. Cynthia Goh
Disruption Strategist & Keynote Speaker
Cleantech Faculty, Vice President, Growth Services at Mars Discovery District
Future Strategist, SE Health
Dr. Sonny Kohli
Biotech Faculty, Executive Director, Amino Labs
Futurist, Product Designer
Chief Innovation Officer of The Natural Step Canada, Director of the Energy Futures Lab
Co-founder and CMO, SingularityU Canada
Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt
Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google / Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Principal Facilitator, SingularityU
MBA/MPA 2018, Stanford GSB + Harvard Kennedy School
Founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization
Lisa Kay Solomon
Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at SingularityU
Creative Technologist, Strategy Consultant, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Tiffany Vora
Faculty Director & Vice Chair, Singularity University Digital Biology and Medicine
CEO, JWN Energy
View recordings and presentation slides from the 2019 Summit
Host City and Venue
Edmonton Convention Centre
Last year, we worked with a diverse group of strategic partners to host the SingularityU Summit in Edmonton, AB. Located in the heart of western Canada, Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and is home to over 1.3 million people. While various cities in Canada have been recognized for their innovative initiatives, Edmonton is one that is leading the way in AI, big data, and healthcare. The city is made up of like-minded, enterprising business people, who are technologically driven and entrepreneurial-fuelled.
9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N9
For me, the idea of a Canada embracing technology and not resisting it with fear, is what needs to happen, this idea of a mindset shift. I think we’re at the best place, this is ground zero for technology.
Be prepared to learn how the growth of exponential and disruptive technologies will impact your company, your career and your life.
The SingularityU Canada Summit will inspire Canadian businesses to lead in the transformation and growth of a globally competitive, clean economy through exponential technologies. As a founding member, we are thrilled to help Canadian businesses to better understand and profit from these opportunities.
My experience at SU in Silicon Valley was thought-provoking and inspiring. I spent time with incredibly smart, forward-thinking innovators and business leaders who looked at a world with limitless possibilities fuelled by visionary ideas. Bringing SU to Canada will enable dreamers, innovators and leaders the opportunity to collaborate on bold ideas that will shape the future.
Global Grand Challenges
We believe the convergence of exponential technologies will empower the global community to solve the world’s BIGGEST challenges. At the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit, we focused on challenges concerning Health, Energy, Prosperity, and Citizenship
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