YPO UAE and Singularity University seek to drive future business leadership

The event attracted 115 attendees from 15 regions

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Published: Wed 29 May 2024, 4:31 PM

YPO UAE, in partnership with Singularity University, hosted a two-day event for entrepreneurs, to navigate the complexities of business landscape through the lens of technologies. The event brought together over 110 YPO members from different countries, promoting an environment of collaboration and innovation.

The event served as a nexus of insights, ideas, and expertise, as five distinguished experts from Singularity University delved into critical topics shaping the future of business operations and technologies. Attendees were offered unparalleled insights into advanced technologies, key innovations, and critical trends impacting the future of work, data, learning, finance, and AI.


“In an era where technological advancement outpaces comprehension, it’s imperative for executives to stay ahead of the curve. Our collaboration with Singularity University aimed to equip business leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the evolving landscape,” said Vic Bageria, Chapter Chair, YPO UAE.

The event featured workshops and lectures led by renowned experts, each offering a unique perspective on the future of business. Karan Gupta leveraged his experience with Fortune 500 companies, guided participants in understanding sources of innovation and crafting strategies to drive meaningful change. Michael Gillam shed light on the transformative potential of data models and processing tools, emphasizing their role in shaping decision-making and driving innovation. Michael Housman one of the world leading AI experts, led an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, encouraging participants to explore AI tools and prototype ideas for impactful business progress. Shuo Chen delved into the future of work, workforce, and workplace, highlighting key innovations driving productivity and business excellence, alongside insights on the future of finance and investing. Sahra-Josephine Hjorth explored the future of learning, showcasing how technology will reshape education and training paradigms, while emphasizing the importance of democratizing innovation.


The event attracted 115 attendees from 15 regions, including India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russia, Nigeria, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Ghana, Tunisia, Kenya, and South Africa. Participants commended the event as transformative, citing the opportunity to exchange ideas and workshop solutions as highlights of the experience.

“The YPO UAE team has created an experience that leaves a lasting impact, both professionally and personally,” remarked Shuo Chen, one of the event speakers. “The connections made, and the conversations sparked have the potential to catalyse transformative action on a global scale.”

Michael Housman, another speaker at the event, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The exponential program was one of the most fun and insightful experiences I’ve had. It was a pleasure to lead the AI workshop, and I look forward to continuing to help with everyone’s AI journey.”

“We were able to deliver insights on things critically impacting all industries right now and worked with attendees to help ideate and drive innovation in their respective businesses”, added Karan Gupta.

The YPO UAE and Singularity University collaboration exemplifies a commitment to fostering innovation, collaboration, and visionary leadership in an ever-evolving business landscape.



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