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, has established a new Chapter in ABUJA. SingularityU Chapters are created in partnership with local program participants and SU alumni and are located in some of the most innovative and upcoming global technology centres in the world. To date, there are 173 SingularityU Chapters in 72 countries.
“As our regional leadership teams build local communities in support of the development of exponential technologies, the ability for meaningful global and local impact grows,” said Dharmishta Rood, Senior Director of Community Leadership. “Our new chapter in Abuja marks another milestone in the scale and scope of our Singularity University community.”
SingularityU Chapters are central to enabling local regions to jump-start innovation through the curation of events featuring local experts, sponsorship of SU Global Impact Challenges (GICs), and other initiatives at the local level. Since launching the first program in 2015, SingularityU Chapters have hosted a number of unique events focused on applying exponential technologies to create impact. In 2018 SingularityU Chapters launched 405 events, involving more than 56,000 attendees.
SU focuses on positively impacting the world’s greatest challenges through the use of exponential technologies – those which are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), data science, digital biology, medicine, nanotechnology and digital fabrication, networks and computing systems, robotics, and fintech.
“Abuja is an emerging centre of innovation and the focus of our new chapter will be fostering tech for good and within our community,” said, Paul Omugbe, Chapter leadership team member. “We are launching SingularityU Abuja to help expand the reach and impact of technology in our region, and we will be working with the program participants in Abuja to build the Chapter’s leadership team to partner with local business and academia to host local events.
The leadership team of the SingularityU Abuja Chapter includes Patricia Eromosele, Paul Omugbe, Ighodalo Eromosele, Mariam Chukwuemeka, and Joshua Agbomedarho. Singularity University’s mission is to create a global community of action.
SingularityU Chapter events are designed in the spirit of Singularity University’s mission, yet are powered by local leadership teams who are at the forefront of driving ideas, impact and change using exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges in their home communities.