• Exponential Transformation - UK book launch with Salim Ismail

    ****** TICKETS FROM EVENTBRITE BELOW ****** https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exponential-transformation-uk-book-launch-with-salim-ismail-tickets-62363984356 We live in a world of exponential technologies, which accelerate our capacity to innovate. However, all our management thinking and organizational dynamics are set up for a linear, predictable age. As investor David Rose has said, “Any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st”. Join Salim Ismail for the UK book launch of the Exponential Transformation - the companion to the worldwide bestseller “Exponential Organizations”. Exponential Transformation is the detailed implementation handbook for becoming an Exponential Organization (ExO). The book describes how to run your own 10 week ExO Sprint to speed up your company transformation and overcome the internal “immune system” response that normally blocks successful change. It is a must-have resource for those seeking to apply Exponential attributes in their organizations and be the disruptor, instead of the disrupted, in their industry. Companies such as Visa, Procter & Gamble, HP, and Black & Decker have already benefited from running their own ExO Sprints and investing in the initiatives that were designed. The evening will consist of some short presentations followed by a panel and Q&A, followed by drinks on the riverside balcony. The first 40 people to buy a ticket will also receive a free copy of Exponential Transformation which retails for £25.99 on Amazon and is only available from 31st July online. You can pre-order the book on Amazon by clicking on this link. The launch is being hosted by Fieldfisher law firm at their offices, and by Singularity University’s London Chapter and OpenExO. The launch has been kindly sponsored by Finastra and Chappuis Halder. Salim Ismail: Salim is Founding Executive Director of Singularity University and Co-founder and Chairman of OpenExO, a global transformation ecosystem that connects world-class professionals with organizations, institutions and people The ExO consulting ecosystem consists of more than 500 coaches, advisors and ecosystem members from 29 countries doing business in 24 different languages. OpenExO and the global consulting team at ExO Works transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking through the ExO Sprint, a proprietary process to achieve 10x performance for organizations of all types. Salim founded and led some of the most influential tech companies at the foundation of our digital society, including PubSub Concepts and Angstro, which Google acquired in 2010. He led Yahoo!’s internal incubator, Brickhouse, and is an XPRIZE Foundation Board member.

  • Smart Cities with James Ehrlich of Singularity University

    Greetings all, Happy New Year ! May 2019 fill with happiness, joy and success for everyone. Singularity University London Chapter is back! Our first event of 2019 is an impromptu meetup with one of SU Faculty very own James Ehrlich. James specializes in smart cities around critical infrastructure. James lead his Stanford spin-off company ReGen Village during 2016 Global Grand Challenge and won! James has very kindly agreed to share his experiences and knowledge on Smart Cities during a quick meet up with London’s SU community. Come and meet like-minded individuals! Here are some details on the meet up: • Date – Friday 18th of January 2019 • Location – Finastra, 1st floor 4, Kingdom Street, London W2 6BD Agenda: • 1700—1715 – Welcome • 1715—1730 – SU Introduction • 1730—1815 – Smart Cities & ReGen Introduction by James • 1815—1835 – Q&A • 1835—1900 – Networking There are a few pubs and restaurants around Paddington Central for those who like to stay for more! Please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/preview?eid=55004107767 The London Chapter Team look forward to seeing each and everyone of you! For if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Chapter Team: [masked]

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  • Blockchain & Crypto - Investment Strategies and how to navigate opportunities

    WeWork Waterhouse Square, Fusion Lab (Room 4003B), 4th Floor,

    ******************** SIGN UP AT EVENTBRITE ********* SIGN UP LINK ----->>>> https://bit.ly/2A9edUE There has been much talk about blockchain technologies and new cryptoassets as one of the most disruptive innovations of our lifetimes. Does this present an investment opportunity? What are some considerations in setting an investment strategy in this space? Together we will explore this new landscape to better understand the fundamentals of blockchain investing, some best practices, some potential risks and the evolving future. Who else better to guide us on this topic than Matthew Le Merle from Silicon Valley. Speaker Bio: Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital - the most active early stage venture investors backing more than 175 companies a year. In the blockchain and crypto domains, Matthew is General Partner of the Keiretsu Capital Blockchain Fund of Funds, an advisor and/or investor with BitBull, Bitwise, Blockchain Capital, Blocktower, Castle Island, Future Perfect and Pantera. He also provides advisory services through his teams at Fifth Era Blockchain and Blockchain Generation and is a project advisor at ACX, Atlas Money, Codex, Hadron, Liquineq, ReadyUp and Veridium. Earlier in his career, Matthew spent 21 years as a strategy, operations and corporate finance advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs, boards and executive teams with McKinsey & Company, and as a practice leader with A.T. Kearney and Monitor Group where he led both firms’ West Coast practices and at Booz & Company. He was also a corporate executive at Gap Inc. where he was SVP strategy and corporate development and SVP global marketing. Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, bestselling author and keynote speaker. He received a B.A. (Double First) and Master’s from Christ Church, Oxford, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was born in London, UK, and is now a dual US/UK citizen and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and London, UK with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children. This event is made possible thanks to the speakers, SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork. Schedule: 18:30 – 19:00 Registration & Networking drinks sponsored by WeWork 19:00 - 19:05 Welcome and introduction 19:05 - 19:30 Introduction and talk by Matthew Le Merle 19:30 - 20:00 Fireside chat / Q&A and audience discussion 20:00 - 20:30 Networking and drinks ABOUT THE TEAM THAT’S BRINGING YOU THE EVENT SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork have teamed up to put on a series of events on Blockchain. Our intention is to educate and inspire the WeWork, SingularityU London Chapter and wider London communities. The idea is for the series to bring someone who has no understanding or knowledge on Blockchain to be able to by the end of the series have an idea of how to integrate Blockchain in their every day. The series will begin with the basics of what Blockchain is and what it means -a Blockchain 101. Overtime, we will build up to more in-depth topics; the audience will vary, but the idea is to scale up from people who had no knowledge to people with increasing amounts of theoretical and finally practical expertise on the wider Blockchain concept. WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY Singularity University is a learning center based at NASA Research Park - founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis - whose goal is to explore the impact of accelerating and exponential development in technology. Singularity University’s ambition is to positively impact 1 billion lives and its mission statement is “to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

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  • Blockchain: How to evaluate an ICO and invest in cryptocurrencies

    REGISTRATION VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-how-to-evaluate-an-ico-and-invest-in-cryptocurrencies-tickets-46493629698 DESCRIPTION Blockchain: how to evaluate an ICO and invest in cryptocurrencies is meant to help get the cryptic effect out of our understanding of cryptocurrencies. The goal of the session will be to go through the concept of an ICO and why blockchain is so central to it. And how to differentiate between all these ICOs and the c. 1,600 different currencies that are currently out there. It is intended for people who might want to have an ICO, evaluate ICOs, invest in crypto or are just curious but havent had a good forum to ask their questions, however basic they may be. Come prepared to learn, to ask questions and have fun with those around you. We brought together an esteemed panel of specialists who should help debunk any myth and clarify any doubt you have on the topic. James R. Poulter – CEO of Blockchain Reserve James is the CEO of Blockchain Reserve, an investment bank helping exceptional later stage management teams conduct token issuances. Blockchain Reserve has a team across 7 countries, runs 20+ events each month, has one of the most widely read weekly newsletters in the space and invests via their syndicate - the Reserve Syndicate – a regulatory compliant contribution pool for their network. Pierre Noizat – CEO and Co-Founder of Paymium Pierre is the CEO and Co-Founder of Paymium, a start-up specialising in Bitcoin trading and payment applications since 2011. They are currently building a new crypto exchange and an ICO launchpad, blockchain.io . Prior to Bitcoin, Pierre has been involved in cryptography since the 90’s through successful digital pay television ventures such as DirecTv or Canal+. He is a frequent speaker on all matters Blockchain and author of many books and publications on the topic. Pierre holds an MSc from Ecole Polytechnique and an MBA from Columbia University. Elliott Callender - Founder & CEO of Nodeunlock Elliott founded Nodeunlock after becoming besotted by the potential for blockchain technology to change lives immeasurably. He has spent over a decade in the financial services world, simplifying investing with BNY Mellon, consulting for Wealth Management & FinTech firms and running accelerated learning programmes. Abel Tedros - Founder/Head of Growth of Fantastic Mr.Wolf Abel has been obsessed with everything decentralized since 2015. He's a product growth specialist who's helped companies like Monzo, Hubspot and Gigster create hyper-growth and has advised protocols like orchid protocol and simple token. He's now obsessed with making learning about blockchain as simple as possible. Dylan Davies – Innovation and Strategy Lead at Mastercard Dylan is man of few words, but many questions… He works within the space of innovation and strategy for large financial institutions, with the goal of making them a little faster/interesting. Overtime Dylan has embedded himself into the blockchain community as a thought leader, speaker, facilitator, moderator, and all around entertainer Come join us! Pay as much as you think it is worth (suggested £ 10 at your own discretion). The venue requires each attendee to register on MeetUp /Eventbrite to attend the event for security reasons. This event is made possible thanks to the speakers, SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork.

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  • Blockchain Beyond The Hype - Limitations / Issues of Decentralized Tech

    WeWork Waterhouse Square, Fusion Lab (Room 4003B), 4th Floor,

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-beyond-the-hype-tickets-45799572755?aff=eand For the third part in the SingularityU London Blockchain Series, we wanted to peel away the hype and explore the limits and key issues around and affecting blockchain. Blockchain is THE buzzword of today. It has been touted as having the ability to change the world immeasurably - but is it the panacea that everyone says it is? What are the problems with blockchain technology and how do we truly solve them? We welcome Elliott Callender and Abel Tedros from Nodeunlock to help us put things into perspective. Nodeunlock is a blockchain education company with a vision of making blockchain simple to understand. Elliott is Founder & CEO of Nodeunlock. He founded Nodeunlock after becoming besotted by the potential for blockchain technology to change lives immeasurably. He has spent over a decade in the financial services world, simplifying investing with BNY Mellon, consulting for Wealth Management & FinTech firms and running accelerated learning programmes. Abel is Founder/Head of Growth of Fantastic Mr.Wolf. Abel has been obsessed with everything decentralised since 2015. He's a product growth specialist who's helped companies like Monzo, Hubspot and Gigster create hyper-growth and has advised protocols like orchid protocol and simple token. He's now obsessed with making learning about blockchain as simple as possible. Come join us! Pay as much as you think you got out of it(suggested 10 gbp at your own discretion other than the minimum admin fee). The venue requires each attendee to register on MeetUp /Eventbrite to attend the event for security reasons. This event is made possible thanks to the speakers, SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork. Schedule: 18:30 – 19:00 Registration & Networking drinks sponsored by WeWork 19:00 - 19:40 Welcome and Blockchain Beyond The Hype 19:40 - 20:30 Audience interaction, Q&A 20:30 - Networking/drinks ABOUT THE TEAM THAT’S BRINGING YOU THE EVENT SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork have teamed up to put on a series of events on Blockchain. Our intention is to educate and inspire the WeWork, SingularityU London Chapter and wider London communities. The idea is for the series to bring someone who has no understanding or knowledge on Blockchain to be able to by the end of the series have an idea of how to integrate Blockchain in their every day. The series will begin with the basics of what Blockchain is and what it means -a Blockchain 101. Overtime, we will build up to more in-depth topics; the audience will vary, but the idea is to scale up from people who had no knowledge to people with increasing amounts of theoretical and finally practical expertise on the wider Blockchain concept. WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY Singularity University is a learning center based at NASA Research Park - founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis - whose goal is to explore the impact of accelerating and exponential development in technology. Singularity University’s ambition is to positively impact 1 billion lives and its mission statement is “to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

  • AI: Beyond the Hype

    RocketSpace

    DESCRIPTION With artificial intelligence (AI) making headline news in the mainstream media, the promise of automation, computer-brain interfaces and super intelligence is ever greater. But are we really that close to the singularity point? Join us and the 5 AI industry experts to navigate the world of AI - assess the future impact and unravel what is reality and what is hype. Using real life examples, our panel of experts will share their expertise and experiences and will assess where AI is at today and where it can be in 20 years. Open to all levels - from beginners to experts. *TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ai-beyond-the-hype-tickets-44446696265?aff=es2* MEET OUR PANELLISTS: Dr Bruno Marnette, CEO & Co-founder, Prodo.AI. Bruno is co-founder and CEO of Prodo.AI, a London-based company developing cutting edge Deep Learning systems to simplify and automate software development. He holds a PhD from Oxford and previously worked at Palantir, where he built a wide range of AI-powered products for Enterprise customers. Krishna Visvanathan, Co-founder & Partner, Crane VC. Krishna has been a venture capitalist for the last 19 years co-founding Crane Venture Partners. Krishna is involved in B2B investments, including AI. His prior investments include The Cloud Network Limited, Icera Semiconductor Inc, Qosmos SA, SportPursuit Ltd. to name a few. Dr Ed Challis, CEO & Co-founder, re:infer. Ed has gained his extensive knowledge on AI at UCL and since applied it at re:infer. Building on the latest advances in deep learning and natural language understanding, re:infer turns unstructured communications data (emails, calls, messages, reviews, social) into structured, annotated data to facilitate detailed business analytics and automation at scale. Dr Alan Mosca, CTO & Co-founder, nPlan. Alan is a lecturer and researcher of AI at the University of London. He is the founder of Malet Labs, bridging the gap between machine learning and underdeveloped areas of the world, and the co-founder and CTO of nPlan, using machine learning to solve the construction industry’s crisis. The panel is chaired by Sri Sharma, CEO & Co-founder, Increasingly AI. Sri is an award winning entrepreneur – Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and Deloitte Tech Fast 50. He has previously founded and sold two digital marketing technology businesses. Most recently he won a Google awarded scholarship to study futuristic technology at singularity University, NASA. SCHEDULE: 18.30 – 19.00 – Arrival 19.00 – 20.00 – Introductions and Panel discussion chaired by Sri Sharma 20.00 – 20.30 – Audience interaction 20.30 – 21.00 – Networking We believe in transformative power of our events however recognise that each event can bring different value to individuals. As a result, all our events are donation based. We recommend £10 per ticket. You will be contributing to our future events, creating a strong community of exponential thinkers.

  • Blockchain Series: R3 Architecture: Simplifying the complex in finance

    WeWork Waterhouse Square, Fusion Lab (Room 4003B), 4th Floor,

    For the second event in the SingularityU London Blockchain Series we are diving into Blockchain Architecture and welcoming Harrison Comfort from R3. R3 is an enterprise software firm building blockchain platform Corda, designed specifically for financial services. Blockchain, also known as the incorruptible ledger is claiming to transcend businesses and financial services across the globe.We are bringing our audience for a deeper dive into Blockchain architecture, to understand what is under the hood beyond the hype. Harrison Comfort joined R3 in 2015 and is responsible for driving commercial outcomes through R3’s robust partnership network. Before joining the Sales team, Harrison was Vice President of Finance, and supported the R3 fundraising process and conducted business cases in trade finance and cross-border payments. Prior to R3, Harrison served as an associate at Oak Hill Capital Partners, specializing in financial technology investments, and as an analyst at Bank of America’s global leveraged finance division. *TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-series-r3-architecture-simplifying-the-complex-in-finance-tickets-44855487972 And you decide how much you are willing to pay. Our suggestion is £10, but really, anything goes. Your donation will help us continue running events and educating on exponential technologies. This event is made possible thanks to SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork. Schedule: 18:30 – 19:00 Registration & Networking drinks sponsored by WeWork 19:00 - 19:40 Welcome and presentation by Harrison Comfort 19:40 - 20:30 Audience interaction, Q&A 20:30 - 21:00 Networking/drinks ABOUT THE TEAM THAT’S BRINGING YOU THE EVENT SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork have teamed up to put on a series of events on Blockchain. Our intention is to educate and inspire the WeWork, SingularityU London Chapter and wider London communities. WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY Singularity University is a learning center based at NASA Research Park - founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis - whose goal is to explore the impact of accelerating and exponential development in technology. Singularity University’s ambition is to positively impact 1 billion lives and its mission statement is “to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

  • Blockchain 101 - Introduction

    WeWork Waterhouse Square, Fusion Lab (Room 4003B), 4th Floor,

    Blockchain here, blockchain there, we hear about Blockchain everywhere – but what makes it so newsworthy? Why is it seen so transformational and how can it be turned into a commercial opportunity? Our 6-part speaker series aims to explore 360 degrees of Blockchain. Whether you have never heard of Blockchain, are a keen ICO investor or are looking for ways to apply it to your business – we have an event just for you! ‘Blockchain 101 – An Introduction’ is the first event in the series. The focus is to build a solid base knowledge on what Blockchain is. It will demystify the term and explore what Blockchain actually is and why it has become so interesting. We are pleased to announce John Whelan as our first speaker. He is the Director of Innovation at Banco Santander responsible for its blockchain lab. John's Blockchain involvement is diverse e.g co-chairman of tech committee on Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, founder/CEO of Coinist Inc., and worked as a President with Ripple in their earlier years. In his lifetime he has also founded a startup, spent time in the management consulting world and experienced the supply curve meeting the demand curve in the trading pits at The Chicago Board Options Exchange. John has an MBA in Finance and a degree in Chemical Engineering. You will have a chance to learn from John, discuss burning questions with your peers and ask any questions that might be bugging you... And you decide how much you are willing to pay. Our suggestion is £10, but really, anything goes. Your donation will help us continue running events on exponential technologies. This event is made possible thanks to SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork. Schedule: 18:30 – 19:00 Registration & Networking drinks sponsored by WeWork 19:00 - 19:40 Welcome and Intro to Blockchain 19:40 - 20:30 Audience interaction, Q&A 20:30 - Networking/drinks Registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchain-101-an-introduction-tickets-42983278142?ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend ABOUT THE TEAM THAT’S BRINGING YOU THE EVENT SingularityU London Chapter and WeWork have teamed up to put on a series of events on Blockchain. Our intention is to educate and inspire the WeWork, SingularityU London Chapter and wider London communities. The idea is for the series to bring someone who has no understanding or knowledge on Blockchain to be able to by the end of the series have an idea of how to integrate Blockchain in their every day. The series will begin with the basics of what Blockchain is and what it means -a Blockchain 101. Over time, we will build up to more in-depth topics; the audience will vary, but the idea is to scale up from people who had no knowledge to people with increasing amounts of theoretical and finally practical expertise on the wider Blockchain concept. WHAT IS SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY Singularity University is a learning center based at NASA Research Park - founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis - whose goal is to explore the impact of accelerating and exponential development in technology. Singularity University’s ambition is to positively impact 1 billion lives and its mission statement is “to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

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  • Disrupting Ourselves, Rethinking Leadership and Driving Compassion Exponentially

    Sign up link here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/9-beyond-our-boundaries-disrupting-ourselves-rethinking-leadership-and-driving-compassion-tickets-37155629488 On September 28th, Singularity University is delighted to host a special event with Nipun Mehta in London. Our world today faces unprecedented challenges, rooted in multiple forms of disconnection. By losing connection to nature, we have created a systemic divide; by diluting connection with each other, we have manifested a social divide; and by ignoring connection with ourselves, we have deepened our spiritual divide. As these chasms widen at an alarming rate, everyone longs for reconnection. How can technology help us reconnect? Today's social networks connect loose ties, but it dramatically cheapens our deep friendships. Big data helps us make smart decisions but it discounts our intrinsic connection to deep data. Artificial intelligence is now helping us automate the status quo, but we don't have any algorithm for inner transformation. And ultimately, if compassion isn't something we need to acquire but rather something we need to discover within ourselves (as science tells us), how can we build next generation technologies with a foundation of kindness and service? Our speaker, Nipun Mehta, will share insights around these edges and stories from his global experiments at the intersection of technology, volunteerism and gift economy. He is the founder of ServiceSpace, a "labor of love" ecosystem of more than 500,000 members, whose projects range from DailyGood to KindSpring to Karma Kitchen. Nipun has received many awards like Dalai Lama’s Unsung Hero of Compassion award and in 2015, President Obama appointed him to a council on poverty and equality. His speeches on wide-ranging topics, underscoring a need for greater generosity, have reached millions world-wide. His mission statement in life simply reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

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  • SingularityU London Summit Organisation Working Committee

    Sign up link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/singularityu-london-summit-organisation-working-committee-tickets-37138869358 Do you think we should bring the SingularityU Summit to London? Have you got event production and management experience? How about sponsorship, sales, social marketing or would just like to learn and become a volunteer? Have a look at the roles below and let us know if you have the skills and would like to help. Join us at the meeting or let us know by email. We'd like to bring the community together and validate appetite, interest and collaboration. A subset of the substantial effort provided below. Project Manager: Internal communication, Meetings, scheduling, and administration, Post-event administration, Local transportation, Post Event / Video / Editing, Post-event editing, Branding, Uploading to SingularityU YouTube Channel Production: Event Production Lead: Legal, Stage management, Backstage, Lighting, Audio / Video, Photography, Audience management, Sanitary setup, Events / dinners / VIP receptions / parties Marketing: Communications Lead: Social media, Growth Hacker, Public relations, Design, Online / Web / SU Web page updates, Post-event communication, Stage design, Audience curation, Ticketing, Storytelling: blogging, social media, video Sponsorship: Partnerships Lead: Sponsor acquisition, Partnership communication / Activation, Community Ecosystem builder Registration: Signage, Check-in, Security Content: Speaker / Faculty Curator: Speaker scouting, Speaker coaching, Speaker liaison, Hospitality

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