Passionate about solving some of the world’s grand
challenges, Dr. Peter Diamandis is focused on driving breakthroughs in
products, companies, industries—and humanity.
Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE
Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive
prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known
for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million
Progressive Automotive X PRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, the
Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy and
Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial
space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial
companies in this sector. As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity
University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google,
Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to
utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically
accelerate their business objectives. Additionally, Diamandis is 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.
In his keynote presentations, Diamandis focuses on the
importance of innovation and he looks to the future in explaining how
exponentially advancing technologies will transform our companies, our
industries, our governments and our lives over the next 5 to 10 years.
Diamandis is the author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You
Think (February 2012) which shows how exponential technologies, coupled
with the DIY movement and the on-line connectivity of the “rising billion” will
enable an age of global abundance providing water, energy, food, shelter,
education and healthcare in unprecedented availability for humanity. He is also
the author of BOLD, How to go BIG, Create WEALTH and Impact the
World (February 2015), a how-to guide for using exponential technologies,
moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while
also positively impacting the lives of billions.
Executive Longevity™ Specialist and Transformational Speaker
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