Thomas Kriese, VP of Community Development and Engagement, is kicking off the alumni session of the Singularity 2017 Global Summit and the regular Singularity 2017 Global Summit.Thomas is discussing the 73 global chapters and the goal of reaching 100 chapters by the end of the year.
Rob Nail and Peter Diamandis will be discussing Singularity University and the Global Summit and the larger activities.
Prior to Singularity University, Rob Nail co-founded Velocity11 in 1999, building automation equipment and robotics for cancer research and drug discovery. After being acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2007, he traded the CEO role for a General Manager role attempting to be a catalyst for change at a big company. He gave up in 2009 to go surfing, then found his true calling and biggest challenge yet with Singularity University. He was recently a director at Harman (HAR), on technology and audit committees. He helped Harman explore options for long-term growth in a rapidly changing automobile industry, ultimately resulting in ~$8 Billion acquisition by Samsung. As their largest acquisition in history, it brings Samsung directly into the automobile and autonomous car market.