Who is SingularityU South Africa Summit for?

Directors, C-suite executives, Government officials

Innovators, inventors start-up founders

Students and other young people

What is Singularity University?

Singularity University's mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges.

Singularity University (SU) is a global community that uses exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organisations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. With our community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organisations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, we have the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.

We serve these audiences with a range of products to help them understand rapidly accelerating technologies and how to apply them to positively impact billions of people. Our products include customised educational experiences that transform leaders, forward-thinking conferences that inspire and prompt action, and innovative labs that incubate and accelerate corporate innovation and social impact projects.


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Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

Networks & Computing Systems

Medicine & Neuroscience

Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication

Learn how technology enables us to solve global challenges






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Summit Speakers

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Adam Pantanowitz is a fanatical technologist, who was inspired to learn by growing up in the age of the world wide web. Since studying biomedical and electrical engineering...


Adam Pantanowitz

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009....


Alex Gladstein

Anita is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iris.ai; one of the 10 most innovative artificial intelligence startups in 2017 according to Fast Company ...


Anita Schjøll Brede

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a ...


Dr. Aubrey de Grey

As Director of International Summits, Bohdanna Kesala’s work is to bring influencers together to cross-pollinate regional...


Bohdanna Kesala

During the founding of the Thiel Fellowship in 2010, Danielle Strachman joined to lead the design and operations. She is the visionary behind the...


Danielle Strachman 

David Roberts is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His passion is to help transform the lives of ...


David Roberts

Fred Swaniker is deeply passionate about Africa and believes that the key missing ingredient on the continent is good leadership...


Fred Swaniker

Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina has been Executive Manager at South African Cities Network since 2011. She previously worked with National Treasury, the CSIR, HSRC, and ...


Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina

Jamie Wheal is an expert on peak performance and leadership, specializing in the neuroscience and application of Flow states. He has advised everyone from ...


Jamie Wheal

Jason holds a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Central Florida, and has studied at the Singularity University Graduate Summer...


Jason Dunn

Jeffrey Rogers is a facilitator, speaker and programme designer, who creates interactive educational experiences...


Jeffrey Rogers

Jody is the Director of Design for SU Labs, where she provides design and innovation direction for corporate, startup and field impact teams. She employs a radical ...


Jody Medich

Professor Mark Post first got involved in a Dutch government-funded programme investigating “in vitro meat” in 2008, when he was a professor of tissue engineering ...


Mark Post

Nastassia Arendse is the host of the Classic Business Breakfast on Classic FM, which is South Africa’s first morning business show that focuses on breaking business news, expert analysis and investment insight...


Nastassia Arendse

Nathana O’Brien Sharma is the Program Director for Faculty Affairs at Singularity University. She’s also faculty in Law, Policy, Ethics and Blockchain, where she ...


Nathana O’Brien Sharma

Nathaniel Calhoun helps guide Singularity University’s approach to changemaking and impact as a founding member and Vice Chair of its Global Grand Challenge ...


Nathaniel Calhoun

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of ...


Ramez Naam

Richard Browning is the Founder of the pioneering aeronautical innovation company called Gravity. Since its launch in March 2017, Gravity has invented, built and patented an Iron Man like flight system...


Richard Browning 

As co-founder and CEO of Mann Made – an award-winning, experiential brand agency for top local and global Fortune 500 companies – Shayne Mann has 17 years’ of experience in the media, marketing and eventing industries...


Shayne Mann

At the young age of 24, Stacey Ferreira has done what most people only dream to do in a lifetime. In 2011, she co-founded her first technology company that she ...


Stacey Ferreira

Dr Taddy Blecher is CEO of the Maharishi Institute and the Imvula Empowerment Trust, CEO of the Community and Individual Development Association and former Chairperson of the South African National Government task team...


Taddy Blecher 

Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur who is excited to bring her diversity of experience to Singularity University as Principal Faculty in ...


Tiffany Vora

As Deloitte Africa’s Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Valter Adão oversees Deloitte’s Digital and Innovation portfolios. He leads a diverse team of specialists, who create a leading digital ecosystem...


Valter Adão

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"I was invited to join the 2017 Singularity Summit through my employer and Summit sponsor, Standard Bank. As a young Manager of a team of process engineers I was extremely elated at the opportunity to be exposed to the world of exponential growth and technologies and learn how I can open my mind to solving challenges differently. It was very intimidating and exciting to be afforded the opportunity to mingle with people from different industries and backgrounds. Hearing from all the speakers and how they are enabling the #futureproof of Africa and the rest of the world, using terms such a “leapfrog” and “moon shots”, was inspiring. I feel that through my experiences and engagements at the Summit, I am able to open my mind up to solving the business problems I am exposed to with a different perspective; thinking more about the technologies available and how these may be able to change the way we do things in my team. Apart from the speakers and knowledge they shared, I especially enjoyed the challenge of the competition at the Summit, which required participants to gain points through networking, viewing the various Summit stations and posting on Twitter about the event. This put me out of my comfort zone and required me to speak to many different people from varied industries, as well as enabled me to share what I was exposed to at the Summit with the world through exciting tweets with #futureproofafrica. I am always raving about the SingularityU South Africa Summit to friends and family and I am ecstatic that I get to attend the 2018 Summit in October. Looking forward to it!"

Sarah Inder-Nesbitt, CIB Operations / Business Improvement and Support / Head: Process Excellence

"This is a great initiative to look at our differences and see how we can change lives. Having a strong MTP is pinnacle to all of us in business. If we can find what that is, we can find ways to improve our lives."

Leanne De Sirca, Product Development

"People don't realise until it's too late, things are changing... so we need to prepare ourselves and up our game through disruption and exponential thinking.”

Bandile Ndlela, Software Developer

"How do we get leadership ready for what's next, how do we get South Africa ready for what's next? There's just so much and looking at all the disruption and innovation that is coming with it is really exciting... we're here to look at what we can do differently, what are we not doing... and how we're going to work collaboratively to get that done."

Andrea Duffin, Business Development

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