Inaugural Singularity University Summit to be held in SA


Singularity University, a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges, has announced it will hold its first international summit on the African continent in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23-24.

The two-day SingularityU South Africa Summit is being hosted in collaboration with Standard Bank, and with key strategic partners such as Deloitte, MTN and SAP.

The event will convene exponential thought leaders, Singularity University faculty, and organisations from around the world to provide participants with insights into emerging exponential technologies and how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in the region.

“Singularity University is proud to be working with Standard Bank and Mann Made Media to host this first-ever SingularityU South Africa Summit, and to connect with Africa’s leaders and organizations shaping the future,” said Rob Nail, associate founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Singularity University.

“South Africa represents a microcosm of the challenges facing humanity worldwide and is fast gaining a solid reputation as a global centre. Through this Summit, we hope to connect and inspire leaders in the region to effect global impact.”

Mic Mann, organiser of the SingularityU South Africa Summit, said South Africa has a unique opportunity to play a vital role in shaping an abundant future for all Africans.

“Our ability to leverage and develop accelerating technologies in the coming years, will allow us to leapfrog legacy systems and compete in the global economy and have a massive impact on our growth and economic health. It is of the utmost importance for us to bring Singularity University to South Africa to educate, empower and inspire leaders and future leaders in Africa,” he said.


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