Achieving Innovation and Breakthroughs

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Session Abstract

Based on the success of the Ansari X PRIZE (which stimulated the creation of the billion-dollar private spaceflight industry) and more recently the launch of the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE, Peter H. Diamandis discusses how to incentivize innovative thinking and breakthroughs. He explains how traditional thinking, risk-aversion, and incrementalism causes the demise of companies unable to cope with the changes brought by disruptive innovation. Diamandis discusses how the rapid growth of key exponential technologies (nano, info, bio) is empowering individuals and companies to do what only governments were able to achieve in past decades. With the message of “evolve or die,” Diamandis is a dynamic, inspirational speaker who provides real value to his audience by showing them how to drive breakthrough thinking focused on achieving clear, measurable, and objective results.

About the Speaker

Peter H. Diamandis, MD
Founder, Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation and Executive Founder and Director, Singularity University

Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions.  He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.

As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is also cofounder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.

Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author of two books: Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World. His newest book in this series of exponential technologies—The Future is Faster Than You Think—was released on January 28, 2020 and is expected to also hit the NY Times bestseller list He earned degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from the MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’ favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.” 

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