Peter  Diamandis, MD

Peter Diamandis, MD

Recently named one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" - by Fortune Magazine Peter Diamandis, MD is passionate about solving some of the world's grand challenges. His focus is on driving breakthroughs in products, companies, industries and humanity. A NY Times Best-Selling author, innovator, and founder of The X PRIZE, Diamandis works with Fortune 100 companies, government leaders and captains of industry. Over the past 15 years, his many awards for technology and innovation, include The Economist's "No Boundaries" award for "meta-innovation -- driving innovation in the way people innovate." Called "one of the best speakers ever" by numerous CEO-level audiences, Diamandis' positive message and passion for innovation are inspiring and infectious.

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Peter Diamandis, MD is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.

Diamandis is also the co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the Singularity University (www.singularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity's grand challenges.

Diamandis is coauthor of the New York Times best selling hardcover book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think which was #2 on the NYTimes List and #1 on Amazon.

Diamandis has founded or co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world's top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.

Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. Diamandis' personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!"

What Does Peter Diamandis, MD Speak On?
1. Creating a Culture of Innovation & Breakthroughs: Diamandis not only transforms companies, he transform industries. His pioneering work in the field of incentive competitions and commercial space has taught him how to create a culture of innovation that provides dramatic breakthroughs. He delivers key lessons and techniques to executive teams and associations worldwide.

2. The Coming Age of Abundance -- Understanding Humanity's Future: Diamandis is the New York Times bestselling author of "ABUNDANCE: The Future Is Better Than You Think" (#1 on Amazon, #2 on NY Times). Diamandis demonstrates how accelerating technologies allow for innovations that will be able to meet the basic water, energy, food, education and health needs of humanity and lead to a world of abundance within our lifetime.

3. Exponential Technologies Causing Disruptive Innovation: What exponentially advancing technologies will transform or disrupt your company and industry over the next two to 10 years? How will artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic biology and infinite computing transform your business and industry? How can we use these powerful technologies to leapfrog our competition?

4. Transforming Your Company from "Linear" to "Exponential": In 2012, Kodak Corporation, a 100-year-old, Fortune 100 company, went bankrupt. In this same year, Instagram (also in the photography business) was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion with only 13 employees. This is a classic "linear" versus "exponential" company. Diamandis shows companies the Exponential Tools that will either transform them or put them out of business.
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    "Peter Diamandis has been thinking big and bold for decades. His work with X PRIZE, Singularity University and Abundance is extraordinary. Not only has he opened up the personal spaceflight industry, but his work is making a significant dent in solving humanity's grand challenges."

    - Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes

    "The first person in this generation to realize the importance of prizes was Peter Diamandis. He set up the X PRIZE which then led to SpaceShipOne and Virgin Galactic. Without Peter commercial spaceship travel wouldn't have happened. He is a very unique individual."

    - Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group

    "The X PRIZE Foundation is working on challenges such as how we educate our kids, provide drinkable water to the world, ensure a cleaner environment, solve our energy problems, and solve the climate crisis. Personally, I'm excited to work with the indefatigable Peter Diamandis and the Foundation to help create the prizes that are going to inspire and motivate innovators to drive these radical breakthroughs."

    - James Cameron, Producer/Director, Explorer