|[February 26, 2014]
Singularity University and CNBC Partner to Launch Exponential Finance Conference June 10-11 in New York City
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
University (SU), the widely acclaimed technology-focused education
institute and business accelerator, today announced it is partnering
with CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, to launch Exponential
Finance, a first-of-its-kind conference to explore the impact
of exponential technologies that are disrupting and reshaping finance
and the world as we know it.
Exponential Finance will take place June 10-11, 2014, in New York
City. The event will bring together top business leaders and government
officials with the next generation of entrepreneurs to engage in dynamic
and forward-thinking discussions on the exponential technologies that
are creating the next greatest wave of transition in industry, business
"In the next decade, 40 percent of today's S&P companies will not be
here," explains Executive Chairman Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, who
co-founded SU with Futurist and Google's (News - Alert) Director of Engineering Ray
Kurzweil. "AI, Robotics, Synthetic Biology, Big Data, 3D Printing,
Nanotechnology and other exponential technologies are not only
transforming how we start companies, deliver services, analyze and
invest, but also dramatically accelerating the rate at which decisions
are being made."
"CNBC's 25th anniversary celebration this year has brought
with it a heightened awareness of the tremendous changes in the last
quarter century," said Nikhil Deogun, SVP and Editor in Chief, CNBC
Business News. "The content and context this event offers will set the
tone for the next 25 years and continue CNBC's tradition of bringing
actionable information to our audience first."
CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle
Caruso-Cabrera will serve as co-emcee of the conference with SU
Diamandis and Salim
Ismail, SU Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador, and
former Yahoo VP who led Brickhouse, Yahoo's internal "ideas factory."
CNBC is the exclusive media partner and will feature live interviews
throughout the two-day conference during CNBC's Business Day programming
and on CNBC.com.
Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its
programming on the NBC Universal (News - Alert) Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/.
Finance is the first in a new series of Exponential Conferences
being produced by Singularity University. The 2014 series includes:
Exponential Finance, Exponential Manufacturing, Singularity Summit and
Exponential Medicine (formerly FutureMed).
Will Weisman, Executive Director of Conferences at SU, said that these
events "are oriented to anyone who characterizes themselves as an early
adopter, and individuals and corporate executives who want to ensure
that they are the ones doing the disrupting-not the ones being
For more information about the Exponential Finance Conference,
details of the venue, and to register, visit: http://xfin.co.
To learn more about the lineup of 2014 Singularity University
Exponential Conferences, visit: http://exponential.singularityu.org.
Singularity University's (SU) mission is to educate, inspire and empower
a generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address
humanity's grand challenges. Since 2009, SU has hosted innovators,
entrepreneurs, government and industry leaders from more than 85
countries at Graduate and Executive Programs, Global Summits and other
conferences. In 2013, Singularity University launched SU
Labs and more recently a Corporate
Innovation Exchange. To learn more, visit www.singularityu.org.
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