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SingularityU Germany Summit 2017
May 3-4, 2017
bcc Berlin Congress Center

SingularityU Germany Summit 2017

Dear SingularityU Germany Summit Guests,

On April 20-21, 2016, more than 600 attendees ranging from CEOs of fortune 500 companies to leading young innovators from across the globe attended our first SingularityU Germany Summit, which was a huge success.

SingularityU Germany Summit returns to Berlin on May 3-4, 2017 at the new venue bcc Berlin Congress Center.
This time, our summit will not only have a new series of themes and speakers, but also a creative new summit format, which will make it highly attractive for both our old and new attendees.

SingularityU Germany Summit is designed to transfer an understanding of the strategic relevance of disruptive technologies in an era of extraordinary innovation. Solving the world’s biggest challenges are best achieved if every individual makes a contribution. That’s why we aim to ensure that a thematic diversity is part of the learning, innovation and community experience we deliver.

We are committed to fostering a dialogue and to help crafting joint courses of action in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On both days of the summit, we will be mutually learning from our SU speakers and local experts about the latest trends and cutting-edge developments in the areas of Exponential Organizations, The Future of Work, Mobility in 2025, Finance of Tomorrow, 3D Printing & Manufacturing, Ecosystem Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Life Sciences & Digital Health. Beyond traditional talk sessions, innovative and interactive new formats such as "deep-dive" sessions are also to be expected.  

If you have already participated in our first SingularityU Germany Summit, our second summit will be the continuation and evolution of your discovery journeys - no matter if you are an eager entrepreneur, a future leader, a decision-maker or an interested individual; If you are a new attendee who will make your experience with SingularityU Summit in Germany for the very first time, our summit offers you a brilliant chance to familiarize yourself with the benefit corporation Singularity University; to explore questions that are addressed to some main global grand challenges; and to exchange your own ideas and thoughts with other participants in a very interactive environment.

We are looking forward to meeting you at our SingularityU Germany Summit 2017 in Berlin!

Testimonials 2016


What is Singularity University?

"Singularity University, where the world's brightest minds convene to attack the world's toughest challenges."

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges.

Singularity University is a benefit corporation based on NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. SU provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a business accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. Since 2009, SU has hosted students and industry leaders from more than 90 countries and has prepared both individuals and organizations for exponential technology changes through a series of events, conferences and education programs. These experiences have facilitated a fundamental change in thinking to fully recognize and understand the broad implications of technology changes and more importantly, how the combined effects of these transitions will transform everything around us— rapidly.

The Founders

Selected press & media


Bastian Hauck Bastian Hauck
What will it take to close the digital divide in health(care)?
Martin Wezowski Martin Wezowski
Let’s map, build and inspire a future we all want to live in
Dr. Roman Rittweger Dr. Roman Rittweger
The Future of Health Insurance
Thomas Struzek Thomas Struzek
Digitization in Germany
Jonathan Becher Jonathan Becher
Exponential Organization
Sebastian Fittko Sebastian Fittko
Ecosystem Thinking
Maks Giordano Maks Giordano
Mobility in 2025
Lin Sebastian Kayser Lin Sebastian Kayser
3D Printing & Manufacturing
Maarten Steinbuch Maarten Steinbuch
Artificial Intelligence
Anju Patwardhan Anju Patwardhan
Finance of Tomorrow
Andrew Hessel Andrew Hessel
Marc Goodman Marc Goodman
Cyber Security
Salim Ismail Salim Ismail
Exponential Organizations
John Hagel John Hagel
The Future of Work
Andra Keay Andra Keay
Ramez Naam Ramez Naam
Global Grand Challenges (Energy)
Amin Toufani Amin Toufani
Exonomics/Exponential Economics
Dr. Zayna Khayat Dr. Zayna Khayat
Digital Health


MAY 3rd 2017
08.00 am - 09.00 am
Summit Registartion and Networking Breakfast
09.00 am - 10.45 am
Session 1
  • Welcome Speech
  • Talk: Intro to Exponentials

  • Talk: Artificial Intelligence
  • Michael Müller - Mayor of Berlin
  • Pascal Finette - SU Entrepreneurship
  • Maarten Steinbuch - SU AI & Robotics

10.45 am - 11.30 am
Coffee Break
11.30 am - 01.00 pm
Session 2
  • Talk: Ethics in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Talk: What will it take to close the digital divide in health(care)?
  • Andra Keay - SU Robotics

  • Zayna Khayat - Innovation Sherpa in Chief, Radboud University Medical Centre/MaRS EXCITE Bastian Hauck - Founder & CEO, #dedoc° Diabetes Online Community
01.00 pm - 02.30 pm
Lunch Break
02.30 pm - 04.00 pm
Session 3
  • Talk: Nanotechnology

  • Talk: Mobility in 2025

  • Introduction: Medibus Project
  • Andrew Hessel - SU Nanotechnology, Biotechnology
  • Maks Giordano - Managing Director and Co-Founder of Kreait
  • Christian Gravert - Head of Health Management, Deutsche Bahn Arwed-Ralf Grenzbach - Executive Director, SingularityU Germany Summit
04.00 pm - 05.00 pm
Coffee Break
05.00 pm - 05.45 pm
Deep-Dive Sessions
  • The Future of HR
    Markus Trost - Partner, Odgers Berndtson Christine Scheffler - Chief HR Officer, Webhelp Group
  • Drone-to-Vehicle Technology
    Gilbert Heise - Head of Brand Management & Consumer Insights, Volkswagen
    Salim Yüksel - Future and Trend Research, Volkswagen
    Victor de la Vela - Airbus
    Jochen Werner - Airbus
    Andreas Beer - Hyve
  • Digital Health: Virtual Brain
    Graeme Moffat - VP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Muse Petra Ritter - BrainModes Group Head, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Medibus
    Christian Gravert - Head of Health Management, Deutsche Bahn Mirko Bass - Business Development Manager EMEAR, Cisco Joachim Seybold - Deputy Medical Director, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
05.45 pm - 7.00 pm
Session 4
  • Talk: Cyber Security
    Marc Goodman - SU Policy, Law and Ethics
  • Summary of the Day
    Pascal Finette - SU Entrepreneuership
07.00 pm
Networking Reception with food & drinks
MAY 4th 2017
08.00 am - 09.00 am
Summit Registartion and Networking Breakfast
09.00 am - 11:00 am
Session 1
  • Talk: Exponential Economics
    Amin Toufani - SU Exonomics, Bitcoin/Blockchain
  • Talk: Finance of Tomorrow & The Future of Health Insurance
    Anju Patwardhan - SU Finance Cryptocurrency Roman Rittweger - Founder & CEO, ottonova
  • Talk & Panel Discussion: Digitization in Germany
    Thomas Struzek - Head of SAP Services EMEA, SAP Martin Wezowski - Chief Designer, SAP Innovation Center Network & Chief Innovation Office Stephan Balzer - Ambassador SingularityU Berlin Chapter
11.00 am - 11.45 am
Coffee Break
11.45 am - 01.00 pm
Session 2
  • Talk: Ecosystem Thinking
    Sebastian Fittko - Founding Partner, katapult: NOW and Berlin Innovation Hub Lead, Innogy
  • Talk: The Future of Work
    John Hagel - SU Corporate Innovation and Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge at Deloitte
01.00 pm - 02.30 pm
Lunch Break
02.30 pm - 03.15 pm
Deep-Dive Sessions
  • The Future of Decision Making
    Nicolai Andersen - Partner & The Garage Leader, Deloitte
  • Innovations for a World with Zero Hunger
    Bernhard Kowatsch - Head of Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator Hila Cohen - Private Sector Partnerships Lead & Project Manager, United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
  • 3D Printing & Manufacturing
    Lin Sebastian Kayser - CEO, Hyperganic Nicole Srock.Stanley - CEO/Founder, dan pearlman
  • Data Transformation
    Marc Drüner - Professor of Marketing & Innovation Management, Steinbeis University Berlin
03.45 pm - 04.45 pm
Session 3
  • Talk: Global Grand Challenges - Energy
    Ramez Naam - SU Energy & Environmental Systems
  • Talk: Additive Manufacturing
    Lin Sebastian Kayser - CEO, Hyperganic
04.45 pm - 05.30 pm
Coffee Break
05.30 pm - 06.30 pm
Session 4
  • Talk: Exponential Organizations
    Salim Ismail - SU Exponential Organizations Jonathan Becher - Chief Digital Officer, SAP
  • Summary of the Day
    Stephan Balzer - Ambassador SingularityU Berlin Chapter
06.30 pm
End Day 2



Tickets and Pricing

For the purchase of Corporate Tickets (purchase of more than 10 tickets at one time), please directly contact:
Ms. Ding Ding
Project Manager SingularityU Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 - 72 62 675 26
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Venue & Travel

SingularityU Germany Summit 2017 will take place in Berlin on May 3 and 4 at bcc Berlin Congress Center




The building complex was constructed in the early 1960ies by architect Hermann Henselmann and focuses on functionality and transparency.


The bcc is found in the immediate vicinity of the Fernsehturm at Alexanderplatz, right in the center of Berlin. The location's excellent public transport connections ensure an easy arrival and minimized commuting times.

Please note: The program fee does not include accommodations.


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Curages Conference Management GmbH
Schönhauser Allee 10/11
D-10119 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 7262675 - 26

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