Below is our recent interview with Nuri Djavit, CMO at Singularity Group:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Singularity Group is a global impact organization that helps leaders transform amid disruption by imagining and creating breakthroughs powered by exponential technologies.
Over the past decade, we have worked with more than 75,000 leaders from corporations, nonprofits, governments, investors and academia to create positive impact that improves the wellbeing of people and the health of the planet. Working with over 250,000 impact-minded innovators across the Singularity network and 50 chapters and partners across six continents, Singularity has helped launch over 5,000 social impact initiatives including 200 startups working at the intersection of technology and impact.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: The Hacktivist, which is part of a strategic partnership with award-winning Asian Scientist Magazine, follows Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang, a gray-hat hacker who rose to international fame in 2001 after clashing with tech giant Microsoft over his guide to modifying the Xbox. Today, Huang is suing the United States government to restore users’ rights to own and use their technology autonomously.
The Hacktivist’s virtual screening takes place on September 22, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST, and will be followed by a 45-minute panel discussion featuring researcher, hacker and activist Andrew “bunnie” Huang alongside a diverse panel of participants.
The short film documentary swept the 2022 film festival circuit, having garnered the following awards:
- Official Selection at Science Film Festival 2022
- Official Selection of the Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival in the Sky
- Official Selection at New Jersey Documentary Film Festival
- Official Selection at Milledgeville-Eatonton Film Festival
- Finalist in The Raw Science Film Festival
- World Film Carnival Outstanding Achievement Award (Documentary Film)
- World Film Carnival Outstanding Achievement Award (Debut Filmmaker)
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Singularity Group’s leadership development programs and custom enterprise solutions are highly immersive, participatory experiences designed to help participants think like futurists. During these uncertain times, we help leaders to not only keep up with the pace of change but to see beyond it.
Through the Singularity Executive Program, leaders obtain:
- Unique perspectives on the future through the Singularity lens of exponential technologies and their convergence.
- Hands-on programming to shift mindset through immersive workshops, projects and unconferences.
- An intimate network of like-minded leaders designed to foster connections that last long after the program ends.
In addition, the company’s custom enterprise programs compel leadership teams to think differently, see opportunity amid disruption, and drive transformation within their organization. We work with hundreds of enterprise organizations to identify key outcomes and develop a customized program built upon proven frameworks for strategy, leadership and innovation.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: In addition to hosting the virtual screening of the award-winning documentary The Hacktivist on September 22, 2022, Singularity will be producing two Executive Programs – one in October and one in November 2022. The Executive Program is our five-day flagship leadership development program that takes place in Silicon Valley. Eighty thought leaders from around the world will come together during each program to shift their mindset by diving deep into the power of exponential technologies and their implications on business, community and the planet.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: At Singularity, we have a grand mission to positively impact a billion people by working with entrepreneurial leaders to create or change companies and communities. Leaders who come to Singularity want to work on huge problems, what we refer to as “moonshots.” Those who have succeeded have done so not just by building a product or company or moonshot, but because they are solving real problems they have personally experienced (corruption, political instability, infrastructure, etc.).
Today the alumni from our startup programs have founded over 200 new companies, and 99 of those startups pioneered new industries in the process or were the first in their countries to offer their solution! Some of these startups are in places like Europe and the United States and others are in Nepal, East Africa, Central America and Myanmar. In addition, we have over 50 chapters around the world working on solutions to local problems in their communities or regions. One project we’ve been very excited about is our recent partnership with Unlimited Tomorrow to raise $1 million dollars through our GoFundMe campaign to deliver free prosthetic arms to 100 war victims in need.