Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Co-Founder Singularity University
From Disruption to Sustainable Growth (12.00pm – 2.00pm, Monday March 23rd)
From Linear to Exponential Growth: Using disruptive technologies to leapfrog your competitors (9.30am, Tuesday March 24th)
Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation; Co-Founder Singularity University; Named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine; international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance-The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times. His new book BOLD will be released shortly.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”