SingularityU Lagos to explore and foster the use of Exponential Technologies for Goodwith local businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs

 

{Lagos, Nigeria] — (August 7, 2017) — Singularity University (SU), a global community with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges, has established a new Chapter in Lagos. SingularityU Chapters are created in partnership with local program participants and SU alumni, and are located in some ofthe most innovative and upcoming global technology centers in the world. To date, there are 73 SingularityU Chapters in 45 countries.

“As our regional leadership teams build local communities in support of the development of exponential technologies, the ability for meaningful global and local impact grows,” said Dharmishta Rood, Director of Community Leadership. “Our new chapter in Lagos marks another milestone in the scale and scope of our Singularity University community.”

SingularityU Chapters are central to enabling local regions to jump-start innovation through the curation of events featuring local experts, sponsorship of SU Global Impact Challenges (GICs),and other initiatives at the local level. Since launching the first program in 2015, SingularityU Chapters have hosted a number of unique events focused on applying exponential technologies to create impact. In 2016 SingularityU Chapters launched nearly 200 events, involving more than 13,000 attendees.

SU focuses on positively impacting the world’s greatest challenges through the use of exponential technologies – those which are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality(AR/VR), data science, digital biology, medicine, nanotech and digital fabrication, networks and computing systems, robotics, and fintech.

“The next decade for Africa will be the decade of exponential technologies. Creating a local chapter in our city will help drive the conversation in a very constructive way to enlighten people, encourage collaboration, support projects, and stimulate interests that will open up the city of Lagos,” said Chapter leadership team member Ferdinand Adimefe. “We are launching SingularityU Lagos Chapter to help expand the reach and impact of technology in our region and will be working with the program participants in Lagos to build the Chapter’s leadership team to partner with local business and academia to host local events.”

The leadership team of SingularityU Lagos Chapter includes Aima Nwafor-Ohiwerei, Eno Ekanem, Ferdinand Adimefe, Idris Bello and Uly Ogwah.

“Singularity University’s mission is to create a global community of action. SingularityU Chapter events are designed in the spirit of Singularity University’s mission, yet powered by local leadership teams, who are at the forefront of driving ideas, impact and change using exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges in their home communities.”

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ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY (SU)

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. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweiland Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google,Deloitte, and UNICEF.

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Media Contacts:

SingularityU Lagos Chapter Uly Ogwah (lagos@chapter.su.org)

Singularity University: Diane Murphy (diane.murphy@su.org)