Five FAQs about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais

Five FAQs about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais

We have been talking about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais for a long time now, but it is completely natural that there are still some doubts about it. To clear them out, here are some frequently asked questions about this one of a kind event.

What is SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais?

SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais is the first event about exponential technology taking place in Portugal. Exponential technology refers to technologies that double in power or processing speed every year.

The event will bring the world’s leading speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together with Portuguese leaders of today and tomorrow to give the knowledge and insight needed to compete and win in an exponentially changing world.

Where and when will it be happening?

As its name suggests, SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais will happen in the sunny city of Cascais, in the newly inaugurated Nova SBE Campus. October 8th and 9th are the selected days to this summit organized by Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Beta-i and Nova SBE and supported by Galp Energia, Ageas, and Semapa. Write them on your planner.

What will be the main topics?

Over the course of two days, you’ll hear from world experts in exponential technologies, from Silicon Valley and beyond, and learn what the implications are for you. From governance to neuroscience, there will be space to discuss economics, the future of organizations, exponential energy, the human potential and the future of education and jobs.

Who is coming?

On stage there will be more than 20 speakers, including well known speakers, such as Esther Wojcicki, considered the most influential educator in contemporary times, David Roberts, one of the main specialists in the world in disruptive technology, Amin Toufani, a specialist in emergent economies and finance, Vivienne Ming, a neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur named one of Inc. Magazine’s 10 Women to Watch in Tech, amongst others.

Will I just listen to these world leading speakers?

Besides talks and debates, there will be one stage dedicated to workshops and showcases, a way of creating an engaging experience and not just a regular summit, where you listen and go home.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet all the speakers as well as the chance for networking in a high-level environment, trying all kinds of tech demos and trying out the delicious catering option, an important factor at any summit.

I want to go. How can I confirm my presence?

There are still some tickets available, but if you really want to go you must confirm your presence ASAP. You can get your tickets to these extraordinary two days here.

See you there!

The first SingularityU Cascais Lisbon Chapter is here to change your mindset

The first SingularityU Cascais Lisbon Chapter is here to change your mindset

The first SingularityU Cascais Lisbon Chapter is happening on July 11 at IDEIAhub – Palácio Sotto Mayor. And what is this? Well, it’s an event to introduce the community to Singularity’s view and mission and to introduce people to an exponential mindset. More than that, this Chapter leads the road to SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais, on October 8 and 9, 2018. A summit organized by Beta-i, Cascais Municipality, and Nova SBE, with the support of the founding partners Ageas, Galp and Semapa, to debate and create the future. 

These Chapters – this is just the first one – have the goal to to educate, empower and inspire leaders through 4 core areas:

  • Connection: Creating and facilitating an engaged local community
  • Events: Facilitating events about exponential technologies and global grand challenges
  • Innovation: Sharing information about local innovations with the SU community
  • Impact: Focusing on impact in collaboration with Singularity University

It’s no secret: the world’s changing, whether we like it or not, due to technologies such as AI, Blockchain, 3D Printing or VR and we need to be ahead. SingularityU leverages exponential technologies to solve humanity’s grand challenges, which is basically to find ways to use those technologies in our favor, to fight challenges such as food, shelter, disasters and even learning.

On July 11, at IDEIAhub – Palácio Sotto Mayor, from 6pm to 8pm, our panel composed of Startup Founders, Policy Makers and Corporate Leaders, will share their experiences with Singularity University as alumni from several different programs and discuss questions such as what is the exponential mindset? Why do we need it?  Will the future be exponential? How can Portugal leverage these new technologies in an exponential context? That’s why the theme of this chapter is exactly: “Introducing Portugal to the international mindset”.

The panel is composed of Sofia Couto da Rocha, Founder at SkinSoul; Paulo Pisano, Chief People Officer at Galp Energia; Pedro Corte Garcia, Co-Founder at mov.e and Ricardo Marvão, Co-founder at Beta-i and  SingularityU Cascais Lisbon Chapter Ambassador.

For more information on Chapters check the SU Chapter page and get to know some examples of Chapters held last year in the 2017 Year in Review Report. Make sure you register for the Chapter here.