COVID-19: The State & Future of Pandemics

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COVID-19: The State & Future of Pandemics

Author: Singularity University

Singularity University is grateful for the 23,000+ people that attended from all over the globe that participated in this informative and inspiring event. Singularity’s three-day... Read more

What You Will Learn

  • Practical steps to manage fear and uncertainty surrounding health and work
  • Strategies for adapting to future challenges like COVID-19
  • The impact that challenges like COVID-19 have on society

Pre-requisites

None.

Introduction to COVID-19, Viruses, and Pandemics

Perspectives from Responding to Other Outbreaks including SARS, Monkeypox, and Influenza

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Apr 29, 2020 / 26m

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In this session, Dr. David Bray aims to answer the following questions: What did we learn from responding to SARS? What did we learn from responding to the Monkeypox outbreak in 2003? What did we learn from responding to the Anthrax Events of 2001?

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  1. Perspectives from Responding to Other Outbreaks including SARS, Monkeypox, and Influenza

A Practical Guide to Staying Healthy during COVID-19

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Apr 29, 2020 / 35m

35m

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Nell Watson serves on the Coronavirus Task Force at The American Association for Precision Medicine and is Founding Council Member of the International Society of Digital Medicine. In this session, you'll hear from Nell about: How to keep yourself and others healthy, our duty to society, our path together as human species as we fight this war on the virus.

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  1. A Practical Guide to Staying Healthy during COVID-19

Slowing Contagion

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Apr 29, 2020 / 34m

34m

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In this session, Amory B. Lovins covers how improving the immune and repair competences of the general population, while not conferring immunity, could help to slow contagion of COVID-19. Physicist Amory Lovins is cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute (and was its Chief Scientist 2007–19, now a contractor); advisor to major firms and governments worldwide, chiefly on advanced energy efficiency; author of 31 books and 660 papers; and recipient of the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards. An honorary architect, Swedish engineering academician, and former Oxford don, he has taught at ten universities. In 2009, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers. In 2016, the President of Germany awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit. He has worked in or around ~20 disciplines including medicine, but is not a physician.

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Curing Diseases & DNA

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Apr 29, 2020 / 51m

51m

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In this session, you'll explore how the use of exponential genomics technologies provides tools to find “ground truth” about the latest pandemic. You'll also encounter information about diagnosing and curing diseases faster, better, and cheaper, and how to help prepare for the next bio-based challenge.

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Pandemics and Resilient Cities

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Apr 29, 2020 / 50m

50m

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Creating mayoral networks, enhancing city detection capacities, adopting early and sustained layered interventions, redesigning and repurposing cities, and shoring up pandemic preparedness are all key to accelerate global cooperation for current and future pandemics. Robert Muggah is a speaker, writer and social entrepreneur on issues of security, cities, climate adaptation and new technologies. He is co-founder of the Igarapé Institute – an award-winning think and do tank working on data-driven safety and justice. He is also co-founder of the SecDev Group - devoted to disrupting digital risk and strengthening cyber security. Robert has worked in over 50 countries with the UN, World Bank, governments, cities and businessess. The author of eight books - including Terra Incognita (out in 2020), he is a regular contributor to the Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Financial Times, Guardian, New York Times, and Wired and gave TED talks in 2014, 2017 and 2019.

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Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

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Apr 29, 2020 / 33m

33m

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Leaders are a fulcrum in our global and community response to COVID-19. In this session, Elie Losleben talks through simple public health actions leaders can model and support that will slow the spread of the pandemic and lessen the stress on our systems.

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  1. Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Future Implications and Considerations

How Crowdsourcing and Mobile Devices Helped to Monitor Epidemics during the 2014 World Cup and Olympics 2016

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Apr 29, 2020 / 43m

43m

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How did crowdsourcing and mobile devices help to monitor epidemics during the 2014 World Cup and Olympics 2016? In this session, Onicio Leal shares why participatory surveillance can offer early detection of disease outbreaks. Dr. Onicio Leal is a biomedical scientist; epidemiologist; PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology, post-doc researcher at Center for Child Well-Being and Development, Department of Economics - University of Zurich; and the co-founder and executive director of Epitrack. Research topics include: digital epidemiology, digital health, technologies to fight epidemics and diseases outbreaks.

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  1. How Crowdsourcing and Mobile Devices Helped to Monitor Epidemics during the 2014 World Cup and Olympics 2016

Food for Earth: Unleash the Regenerative Power of Food during and beyond the CoronaV-ERA

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Apr 29, 2020 / 33m

33m

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How do global epidemics affect and effect the future of food? Sara Roversi walks through how recent events, such as COVID-19, show us that the future of food must be more sustainable and accessible for all and how our unsustainable food systems models are contributing to climate change and virus proliferation. Sara Roversi is a systemic thinker and disrupter in the food ecosystem. She works with globally recognized high-profile think tanks on setting the agenda for the sustainable food industry. She’s often a sparring partner of key decision-makers in business and government institutions. She founded the Future Food Institute in 2014. By analyzing food from both the viewpoints of culture and accessibility, she has begun to map the places where the food and cultural revolution is taking place. She studies its dynamics, identifying the new niches of fruition and consumption that use the potential of technology and new knowledge generated by data. She is motivated to solve one of the most significant challenges of our era: feeding humans in a healthy way and by taking care of the ecosystem that is hosting us.

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Emerging Digital Technologies for Epidemic Management: Obstacles, Opportunities and Outcomes

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Apr 29, 2020 / 31m

31m

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Dr. Sonny Kohli discusses the mindset shift of virtual care now being viewed as just healthcare to millions of people during this pandemic. While many health care Administrators are still slow to adopt digital paradigms, the pandemic is highlighting how this needs to change and what new tools are coming that will help us virtually manage future outbreaks. Dr. Sonny Kohli is a practicing Physician of Intensive Care in Canada and founding faculty of HC at SU Canada. His team was the recipient of the Bold, Epic Innovator award in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition for their Vitaliti Tricorder. Their spin off company, Cloud DX, is now a provider of Remote Patient Monitoring technology across the globe, and currently focusing their resources on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Emerging Digital Technologies for Epidemic Management: Obstacles, Opportunities and Outcomes

How Can You Use Data to Monitor Your Lifestyle (From Food to Exercise) to Boost Your Body’s Resilience Against Diseases?

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Apr 29, 2020 / 32m

32m

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How can you use data to monitor your lifestyle (from food to exercise) to boost your body’s resilience against diseases? Dr. Sabine Seymour is an entrepreneur, researcher, and athlete. As a technologist, Sabine conceives products at the intersection of sensors, data, and the body. As an economist, she develops wealth distribution and asset ownership models for citizens who generate biometric and environmental data using distributed technologies. Her recent venture SUPA® is democratizing data by tokenizing the body™. Her think tank MOONDIAL is the nexus between silicon and style™ for clients like Intel, Siemens, GE, and Disney. Dr. Seymour was the inaugural professor and director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons School of Design in New York, led the research project BODYMETAPHOR with co-researcher Miriam Steele at the New School of Social Research, conceived Computational Cellulose at Aalto University, and was the Chair of the Rockefeller Foundation funded Computational Fashion Research Initiative at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. She authored three books: Fashionable Technology, Functional Aesthetics, Computational Fashion, and currently works on Social Data Capitalism.

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The Future of Safe Living in Self-Reliant Neighborhoods

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Apr 29, 2020 / 35m

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What might the future of our health look like if we live within self-reliant neighborhoods in peri-urban and rural developments with doorstep access and agency to natural resources? James Ehrlich, CEO of ReGen Villages, discusses. James is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine - Health and Human Performance department as part of the Stanford Flourishing project. James is also a Faculty member at Singularity University, a Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center, and was appointed to an (Obama) White House task force on Regenerative Infrastructure.

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The Future of the Past: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New Normal

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Apr 29, 2020 / 36m

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No matter what happens now, the COVID-19 pandemic will fundamentally change the structure of our world at every level. While the new normal has not yet been defined, now is the time to start planning for it. Rather than sit around during our quarantines, we must begin laying the foundation of the world to come. Jamie Metzl is a technology and healthcare futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and a member of Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine faculty. He’s also a member of the World Health Organization international advisory committee on human genome editing, and author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity (paperback release April 7, 2020).

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How AI Can Be Leveraged for the Increasing Threats of Future Pandemics

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Apr 29, 2020 / 28m

28m

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We have learned that the Public no longer “trusts” people in power to make the right decisions in regards to COVID-19 next steps. With Artificial Intelligence being underutilised, particularly by Public Health Officials, to augment decision making during this pandemic, how can AI can be utilised in the future? Potential options include: Building a trusted assistant the population can trust; augmenting decision making by public health officials; and accelerating the ability for critical care to be scaled effectively. Brad Twynham is a Technology Strategist with 25 years as an innovator and advisor in the Enterprise Computing Space. He is also on the Board of a Number of AI based Medtech Start Ups and one the Largest Public Health Administration Organisations in Australia. Brad is passionate about reshaping the current health system and utilising exponential technologies to re-imagine a more equitable health system for all.

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Business Impact, Leadership, and Strategies for Today

Polarizing the Positive and Negative of Pandemics and Putting it into Action

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Apr 29, 2020 / 51m

51m

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Discover how to shift your mindset in times of crisis to help you create a massive action plan. Lisa Andrews has a financial, data, and engineering background and is working on how to give everyone a fair start in life and maximise human potential at each stage throughout life. She has dedicated her life to having a positive impact in this world, currently through 3 main channels: 1. IA Impact 'removing the friction of financial, human and community capital;' 2. SingularityU Australia 'Educating, empowering and inspiring leaders to use exponential technology to solve the world's grand challenges;' and 3. Ignite Alliance 'helping aspirational businesses grow.' Lisa strongly believes that we live in a time where there isn’t a problem we have that can’t be solved with technology. Lisa is currently working on projects with organisations such as Singularity University, the United Nations, ACTAI, the Extreme Tech Challenge, EO and many others. All with a focus on solving the worlds greatest challenges with exponential technologies. As a future maker and planner - she sees the first step being achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the second creating a vision for the world in the next 100 years, the third, how we can all have a 10,000 year legacy.

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Using Virtual Worlds in a Time of Travel Disruption

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Apr 29, 2020 / 38m

38m

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Step into the new (virtual) world. Aaron Frank walks you through an introduction on using social virtual spaces to connect people inside those spatial environments across distances. Aaron Frank is Principal Faculty at Singularity University. He is a writer and lecturer based full time at SU where he focuses his time researching the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies and their impact on business and society.. His writing has been published at Forbes, Wired UK, Vice, and Venturebeat.

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Five Ways Your Leadership Must Change To Thrive With Remote Work

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Apr 29, 2020 / 46m

46m

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COVID-19 has forced organizations to do what so many have put off — embrace how to work with remote, virtual, and distributed teams. This is more than a technology and tools or policy issue; it’s a matter of changing how we lead teams suddenly forced to work in new, unfamiliar ways. This will be a 40-minute presentation/workshop with 20-minutes of Q&A. Charlene Li is a New York Times bestselling author and expert on digital transformation and disruptive growth strategies. For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including her newest release, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Businesses Transform While Others Fail, and Open Leadership as well as co-author of the critically-acclaimed book, Groundswell. Charlene is an entrepreneur who founded and ran Altimeter Group, a disruptive industry analyst firm that was acquired by Prophet in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in tech and business, she has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and leadership. Charlene also serves on the regional board for YPO, a global network of CEOs.

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Remote & Distributed Work during Crises

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Apr 29, 2020 / 48m

48m

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This session, led by Gary A. Bolles, aims to cover the following points: We need to overcome our natural tendency to under-prepare for emergencies; workers and teams need to think differently about how, where, and when they work; and organizations need to shift to a new way of thinking about work roles. Gary A. Bolles is the Chair for the Future of Work for SU, focusing on the strategies to help create a human-centric future of work for individuals, organizations, communities, and countries.

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Updates from the Field: How Governments and Organizations Are Responding

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Apr 29, 2020 / 55m

55m

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Dr. Eric Rasmussen takes you through the efforts being taken both in the US and Internationally to combat the spread of the virus. Dr. Eric Rasmussen has been a board-certified internal medicine physician for roughly thirty years. After Stanford medical school, he entered the US Navy and deployed to Bosnia three times, Afghanistan twice, and Iraq for eight months at the onset of that war. He later became both Fleet Surgeon for the US Navy’s Third Fleet and the Chairman of an Academic Department of Medicine in Seattle. He also spent nine years as a Principal Investigator with DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, before retiring from the Navy and becoming the founding CEO of the TED Prize awarded to Larry Brilliant at Google.org to improve global infectious disease outbreak detection. He now leads an international disaster response team for the Roddenberry Foundation (supported by the Star Trek franchise) and is the CEO of IHS, a multi-national consulting group specializing in the humanitarian sciences.

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Fake News and Media’s Role in Global Emergencies

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Apr 29, 2020 / 46m

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Media plays a critical role in emergencies as one of the key ways to safely inform the general public. James Del dives into the Media’s business model and why, in a field that relies on capturing your attention, "fake news" can spread faster than facts. He shares his own list of excellent resources at hand to remain informed and how you can help stop the spread of misinformation. James is the head of media at Singularity University and the publisher of Singularity Hub and Futurism.com, a news site dedicated to futuristic science and technology. He’s spent the last 12 years working in and around media and advertising, and studied Intellectual Property in the Digital Age at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

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How You Can Take Action during Times of Uncertainty

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Apr 29, 2020 / 49m

49m

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In this session, Christina Gerakiteys discusses 6 steps that will take you from ideating to executing a Moonshot. Christina Gerakiteys is Co-CEO of SingularityU Australia. Christina is a catalyst for change and has a talent for alchemizing the impossible into the possible. She knows human potential is unlimited. Christina is passionate about experiential learning and is a sought after corporate and university program designer and facilitator. She lectures regularly in Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship where she encourages Moonshot Thinking.

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Closing Thoughts with Dr. Tiffany Vora

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Apr 29, 2020 / 37m

37m

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Dr. Tiffany Vora shares her closing thoughts on the Summit. Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur. Tiffany earned her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry at New York University and her PhD in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She previously worked in drug discovery and taught at Stanford University and the American University in Cairo. She has founded two startups, and is currently Faculty and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University,

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