SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018 Bringing the World Leading Edge to Southeast Asia for the First Time

General Press Releases Tuesday March 20, 2018 14:04
Bangkok--6 Aug--FleishmanHillard

An important step in changing the landscape of the region's innovation scene as Singularity University takes world-renowned leaders to Bangkok to examine the opportunities exponential technologies are offering to industries, global economies, and our everyday lives

Exponential Social Enterprise Co., Ltd. and Singularity University (SU), the acclaimed collectives of Silicon Valley's thinkers and innovators focusing on empowering leaders to transform industries and global challenges through exponential technologies, has announced its first summit in Southeast Asia, "SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018" in Bangkok. The summit is to be held at InterContinental Bangkok, on 19 – 20 June 2018.

"SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018" is among the first series of events and initiatives brought on by Exponential Social Enterprise Co., Ltd. - an organisation aiming to push forward Thailand's potentials for growth beyond the existing economic models and social development.

"With the success since its first launch in 2008, Singularity University has been the staple of the global innovation community," said Dr. John Leslie Millar, Head of Exponential Social Enterprise Co., Ltd., "Having its mindset on bringing the positive changes to the world through the use of exponential thinking and solving global challenges, SingularityU Summits are known for being the main stimuli for real changes and solutions. For almost a decade, they had brought together top leaders and experts in a series of events, conferences, and education programs, to provoke meaningful discussions, and actions that will make real impacts to businesses, industries, societies and global communities."

In the two-day summit, SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018 will tap into how the fundamental change in thinking affects the broader implications of technological advancements and how the combined effects of these transitions will transform everything around our daily lives. Participants can expect topics such as: Disruptive thinking, The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence, The Future of Digital Health and medicine, The Future of Energy, Finance of Tomorrow, and Global Grand Challenges.

"For Southeast Asia, it is time for us as a community to realise our potential and step away from our position as the regional hub for innovations, to the emerging tank of thinkers and innovators.

For Thailand, it is increasingly urgent for the country on its way to become the region's centre for businesses, to leverage The National Agenda, 'Thailand 4.0', from a direction for strategic framework, to the real solution for future challenges," added Dr. Millar. "However, the first step is to help leaders and decision makers in both government and private sectors understand what exponential technology is, how it has been the key catalyst in the global transformation for the past decade, and help them visualise what the future would look like with the exponential thinking mindset. Understanding the potential we have if we would explore beyond our known territory is the key for real changes for Thailand and the region, and our goal is for this summit to be the threshold for the opportunity of future collaborations among various sectors, globally and regionally"

Thailand's top business leaders such as banking, property, with special introduction from SingularityU Bangkok Chapter joined SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018 announcement at FYI Building on 20 March 2018.

"It has been the aim of SingularityU Summits to inspire changes by exposing new questions about the impact of innovation on productivity, talent, industries, and public policy," said Natthaphol Vimolchalao, SingularityU Bangkok Chapter ambassador. "It has been our aim for the Summit to mark the 'before and after' picture for Thailand and other countries. We hope that this will spearhead a series of initiatives that will foster innovation in Thailand's industries"

SingularityU Thailand Summit is supported by leading Thai and international organizations, including Ananda Development, SCB, Deloitte, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), National Innovation Agency (NIA), Startup Thailand, and Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Thailand chapter.

Examples of speakers include:
David Roberts, Vice President of Singularity University and one of the world's top experts on disruptive and exponential technology
John Hagel, Co-chair of World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on the Future of Platforms and Systems and Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge
Daniel Kraft, Chair of Singularity University's Exponential Medicine and a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist
Vivienne Ming, Theoretical neuroscientist and a co-founder of Socos, a company that combined machine learning, cognitive neuroscience, and economics to maximize life outcomes in education and the workplace.
Ramez Naam, Computer scientist, futurist, angel investor, and award-winning author
Mandy Simpson, Chief Executive at Wellington based consultancy Cyber Toa
Nathaniel Calhoun, Managing Director of Singularity University's Global Solutions Program (GSP) and Vice Chair of Global Grand Challenges
For more information and ticket sales, visit SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018 website at

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.

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.

Our collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. Our offerings include educational programs, conferences, innovation workshops, corporate and startup accelerators, social impact programs, and online news and content.

Our global community spans more than 110 countries and includes entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions. With over 370 impact initiatives, the SU community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance.

A certified benefit corporation, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations such as Google, Deloitte, Genentech, and UNICEF. SU is headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. To learn more, visit, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @SingularityU.


The SingularityU Thailand Summit is brought to Bangkok, Thailand by Exponential Social Enterprise Co., Ltd. Exponential Social Enterprise Co., Ltd. is an organization aiming to push forward Thailand's potentials for growth beyond the existing economic models and social development. We want to share our experiences and arrange seminars to prepare for exponential change that will affect all sectors, including business industry, society and the community.

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