Singularity University and INSEAD announce partnership to develop leaders to transform business and society

Partnership to co-design intensive learning experiences and co-develop joint research on cutting-edge topics in technology and the world.

Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe
20 August 2019

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, and INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announced a strategic partnership to co-develop a series of intensive, immersive executive learning programs and conduct joint research that will inspire and educate leaders to transform business and society. 

The learning program series, Future of X: Seizing the Opportunity, will define and examine X, the most relevant and pressing issues in technology and the world, the first ‘X’ being artificial intelligence and machine learning. These experiential courses will use multiple modalities including faculty-led activities, hands-on workshops with emerging technologies, and interactive experiences.  
Together, INSEAD and SU will create distinct, immersive learning experiences that add to both of our schools’ executive education offerings,” said Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation at INSEAD. “Upon completion, participants will be equipped with knowledge, new ideas and skills they can immediately use to seize concrete opportunities to drive real change in their organizations and communities.”
The series will begin in January 2020 with the first program, The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity.  Over four days in Silicon Valley, participants will personally navigate the transformational effects that AI is having on their organization and the world.  Seats will be limited and interested attendees are encouraged to register early at the following link. Executives around the world are encouraged to apply.
Leveraging our respective faculty and expertise, INSEAD and SU are uniquely positioned to develop leaders who can drive positive change in the world,” said Kyle Nel, executive vice president of SU’s Uncommon Partners Lab.  “The partnership will provide the global community with cutting-edge content to drive game-changing impact within communities, organizations and industries across the world.”


About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. Our research, teaching and partnerships reflect this global perspective and cultural diversity.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 155 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,300 degree participants annually in our MBAExecutive MBA, Specialised Master's degrees (Master in FinanceExecutive Master in Change) and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 12,000 executives participate in INSEAD Executive Education programmes each year.

INSEAD continues to conduct cutting-edge research and innovate across all our programmes. We provide business leaders with the knowledge and awareness to operate anywhere. These core values drive academic excellence and serve the global community as The Business School for the World.


About Singularity University 

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better 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 in Silicon Valley, SU was founded at NASA Research Park in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. 
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