Puerto Vallarta will be the host city for the first summit of SingularityU Mexico, where the brightest minds will teach how to use exponential growth technologies to solve the main problems of the country.
Singularity University, is a global community of innovation and learning located at the NASA Research Center in Silicon Valley, using global and technological trends.
Vivian Lan Agami, director of SingularityU Mexico Summit in Jalisco, said that “in Mexico there has been a surprising response in terms of innovation”, and considered that the Mexican entrepreneurial ecosystem “has advanced to surprising levels in the last five years. This gives us hope that we can grow exponentially in these aspects as a country,” she said.
Converging technologies are accelerating human progress and creating unexpected opportunities at an unfathomable pace. Each year, SU Global Summit brings together a world-class collection of thinkers, leaders and doers to help redefine the future of business, technology, and humanity as a whole, Lan Agami explained. “The goal is that government, industry, academia and civil society find a plan together to become a power in innovation.”
“I would love to see more entrepreneurs taking more risks. It is simpler to grasp a concept already tested and tropicalize it, but Mexico has all the capacity to generate innovation of its own talent, all elements are there, we just need to believe it and know that nothing happens if we fail, as long as we keep trying. It is the way to take greater risks and to reach much more further,” she added.
The specialist recognizes that what is missing is articulation in the Mexican entrepreneurial ecosystem. “There is capital, entrepreneurs, circumstances, but we need to trust each other to really work together. If we take away the fear of failing and we begin to collaborate, the result will certainly be surprising,” she insisted.
It is expected that more than 1,000 people will discuss robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy and other important industries to be a power in innovation.
Key speakers included: Dr. Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder and Executive President of Singularity University, who does not regularly attend summits abroad. David Roberts, a leading global expert on disruptive innovation and exponential growth. And Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-born American businesswoman who was the first female and Muslim space tourist to go to space.
The State of Jalisco is key in the development of the event, to be considered by different sources like the Silicon Valley of Latin America. With the promotion of an innovative culture and various incentives promoted by the government in collaboration with universities and the private sector, the entity has formed a system of clusters of different industrial sectors, generating a greater growth in each one of them.
The SingularityU Mexico Summit in Jalisco will provide 50 scholarships to different entrepreneurs and donate 150 tickets so that civil society can participate in this event. The event will be held on November 8-9 at the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center.
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