Peter Diamandis - The best way to predict the future
Peter Diamandis Speaker Profile:
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector.
Peter Diamandis attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received his undergraduate degree in molecular genetics and graduate degree in aerospace engineering. After MIT he attended Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. In 2005 he has was also awarded an honorary Doctorate from the International Space University. 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!”
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Achieving Innovation and Breakthroughs
Diamandis is a dynamic inspirational speaker who provides real value to his audience by showing them how to drive and incentivize breakthrough thinking within their company in order to achieve clear, measurable and objective results.
Based on the success of the Ansari X PRIZE (which stimulated the creation of billion-dollar private spaceflight industry) and the success of the $10M Progressive Automotive X PRIZE, Diamandis explains how to incentivize breakthroughs. Diamandis explains how traditional thinking, risk-aversion and incrementalism will cause the demise of companies unable to cope with the coming decades of disruptive innovation.
Through concrete examples and lessons, Diamandis addresses two options:
Internal: How to create a culture of innovation within your company;
External: How to incentivize the outside world to help you solve your biggest problems;
Diamandis explains how the rapid growth of key exponential technologies (Nano, Info, Bio) are empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments were able to achieve only a few decades ago. Such technologies will drive a period of significant disruption and/or opportunity depending on the company’s mind-set. Diamandis’ ultimate message is that companies cannot remain stagnant. They must evolve or they will die.
Creating an Age of Abundance
Diamandis has co-authored “Abundance” (Simon & Schuster, Feb’12) in which he lays out how we will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis.
Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. The authors document how four forces—exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion—are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
In his keynote address, Diamandis examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom—Diamandis addresses how a range of powerful technologies such as synthetic biology, embedded networks and cloud computer, AI and robotics, biotechnology and medicine are transforming what was once scarce into something abundant.
Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge — this is a Keynote about how we rise to meet it.
Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovation
Diamandis provides an overvview of the key exponentially growing technologies, covering such topics as:
Computational Systems3D printing
Diamandis discusses how breakthroughs in these areas will transform products, companies, industries and even society over the next twenty years. He provides key insights on how human society has transformed from “Local & Linear” to “Global & Exponential.” This change is causing the creation of new billion dollar start-ups out of nowhere, and the demise of 50-year-old billion dollar companies overnight.
Through Diamandis’ work as Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University (www.singularityU.org) and Chairman/CEO of X PRIZE (www.xprize.org), he addresses the impact that exponentially growing technology has on companies, governments, and humanity. He speaks to the potential of creating a world of abundance, and the empowerment of small groups of “do-it-yourself” technologists to do what only governments or large corporations could do before.
Opening the Space Frontier
Diamandis is the leading figure in the Space Commercialization industry, having founded and run many of the leading companies such as Zero Gravity Corporation, Space Adventures, the Rocket Racing League, and International Space University to name a few. He is the recipient of the Economist No Boundaries Award, the Heinlein Award, Armstrong, Lindbergh, Von Braun, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for his work. In this engaging, fun and visionary presentation Diamandis outlines Humanity’s future in space — how we will travel there, build industries and launch future civilizations.
“Dr. Diamandis’ electrifying presentation created incredible energy in the room and challenged everyone to raise their ambition and think bigger. Over the years, we've hosted a long list of globally visionaries at our previous events, including Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Stephen Covey, Tony Hsieh and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama – and Peter's presentation received as much enthusiasm and awe as any of the greatest talks our audience have ever experienced. Among several globally recognized speakers who presented at our recent SimpleWealth event, Peter was named the favourite speaker (by a factor of 3) – and that's a remarkable achievement. If you're looking for a inspirational, thought-provoking presentation that will provide a powerful sense of optimism and action in your audience, book Peter for your event NOW. You will not regret it.”
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“If you ever have the chance to see Peter Diamandis speak, run don't walk to get a seat. Awesome inspiration.”
“I've shared the stage with Branson and the Dalai Lama. And in my entire life, NO SPEECH has inspired me to get out and kick butt in the world like you did at SANG. Thank you for that.”
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