SingularityU India Summit Returns to Mumbai to Showcase Local and Global Contributions to Solving the World’s Biggest Challenges

Two-day conference, held in association with INK and in collaboration with Deloitte, will host international speakers covering innovations in healthcare, pharma, cyberspace, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, design, and finance

MUMBAI – ​February 22, 2017 – Singularity University (SU), a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to solve the world’s biggest challenges, has announced a second SingularityU India Summit to be held April 7-8, 2017 at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Mumbai. The two-day Summit, hosted in association with INK and in collaboration with Deloitte, convenes exponential thought leaders and organizations from around the world, enabling participants to gain insights into emerging, exponential technologies and how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in the region.

SingularityU Summits are two-day conferences held across the globe that demonstrate how life, society, and industries are being reshaped to build a more abundant future for everyone. The Summits feature influential leaders in science, technology, and innovation who address global trends being impacted by the rapid rise of technology and analyze future challenges that face global businesses, organizations, and industries.

The 2017 SingularityU India Summit will offer extensive debate and interactive workshops, thanks to the expanding list of experts and exponential technologies being covered, including healthcare, cyberspace, AI, robotics, big data, finance, and design. In addition to expert presentations, the Mumbai Summit is organizing workshops with various speakers. Participants will explore questions ranging from trending technological changes across the globe and their impact on industry growth to region-specific challenges and an exchange of ideas and existing best practices.

“Singularity University is proud to be working again with INK to host a second Singularity Summit in Mumbai convening the exponential leaders and organizations who are shaping the future,” remarked Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University. “India represents a microcosm of the challenges facing humanity across the world, and it also is fast gaining a solid reputation as a global center not only of technological and financial innovation but also of positive social innovation and impact. This powerful combination is fueling positive change in Asia and beyond. Through this Summit, we hope to connect and inspire leaders to effect global impact.”

INK is India’s foremost platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and advancement of visionary thought leadership. The global sponsor of SingularityU Summits is Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services network, with an extensive practice in innovation.

Speaking on INK’s collaboration with Singularity University, Lakshmi Pratury, Founder and CEO of INK and the Director of SingularityU India Summit, said, “There was instant alignment in the way SingularityU and INK understood the criticality of innovation and bringing communities and business leaders together. We are delighted to partner and host the Summit for the second consecutive year in India. The Summit will focus on how innovation enabled by exponential technologies will play a game-changing role in diverse fields including AI, robotics, biotechnology, medicine, finance, cybersecurity and energy among others. The Summit is aimed at accelerating a local culture of innovation, and an opportunity to highlight breakthrough technologies, startups, and ideas in a young, vibrant economy like ours.”

Mr. Rajarshi Sengupta, Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, commented that “Deloitte is a knowledge partner with SU and a principal sponsor of many of its programs. We are working with SU to help our clients explore the impact of exponential technologies, identify the implications and opportunities, and help them build the innovation discipline within their companies. Deloitte is pleased to support the second edition of SingularityU Summit in India in association with INK and looks forward to another successful Summit this year.”

Speakers this year include:

  • Salim Ismail (Global Ambassador; Founding Executive Director, Singularity University)
  • Raymond McCauley (Track Chair, Biotechnology and BioInformatics, Singularity University)
  • Brad Templeton (Networks & Computing Chair, Singularity University)
  • Neil Jacobstein (Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Co-Chair, Singularity University)
  • Joe Paradiso (Director, Responsive Environments Group,  MIT Media Lab)
  • Larry Keeley (Innovation Guru, President, Co-founder at Doblin Group, Director of Deloitte Consulting, LLP)
  • Bill Briggs (US and Global Chief Technology Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP)
  • Divya Chander (Faculty- Medicine, Singularity University)
  • Aaron Maniam ( Director, Industry Division, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore)  
  • Nicholas Haan, (Chair, Global Grand Challenges, Singularity University)
  • Additional speakers to be announced in the weeks to come

In 2016, SingularityU India Summit was widely appreciated for the quality of content and speakers.

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ABOUT SINGULARITYU SUMMITS

SingularityU Summits are two-day conferences held around the globe to help local leaders understand how exponential technologies can be used to create positive change and economic growth in their region. Summits become an annual point of contact and inspiration for the local community, a catalyst to accelerate a local culture of innovation, and an opportunity to highlight breakthrough technologies, startups, and ideas. SingularityU Summits are attended by the general public, government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, impact partners, and educators, and may include educational tracks for government and youth. More at: http://singularityuglobal.org/

ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Singularity University (“SU”) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations such as Google, Deloitte, Genentech, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @SingularityU.  
SingularityU contact (US): Diane Murphy, diane.murphy@su.org

ABOUT INK

INK is India’s foremost platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories. Known for the annual INK Conference, INK Asia, INK Salons, and programs such as INK Fellows, we are a community that accelerates the journeys of game changers. Learn more at http://inktalks.com.

INK contact (India): Shantha Shankar, shantha@inktalks.com

ABOUT DELOITTE
Deloitte drives progress. We advance the aims of our clients and their stakeholders, striving to make them leaders wherever they choose to compete. We focus on making a tangible positive difference by combining strategy with action and delivering measurable impact. We form unique collaborations to find smarter insights, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial ways to move ahead. We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. We believe that when our clients succeed, and when society succeeds, so do we.

Deloitte shares Singularity University and INK’s desire to facilitate programs and initiatives that drive innovation, increase knowledge and awareness with respect to critical issues and common challenges, and help business organizations recognize and exploit exponential technologies.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. Deloitte India refers to DTTL member firms in India.

Deloitte Contact (India): Sagarika Mamik Gupta, sagarikagupta@deloitte.com, +91 9711284005


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