Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. The technology speaker has a personal motto that is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. The business speaker is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. He is also the co-founder of Space Adventures and Zero Gravity Corporation.
"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
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times and a common topic during his technology speaking engagements.
He has won multiple awards, including the first Heinlein Laureate, the 2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award, the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when he was an 8th grader.
The business speaker earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
"Peter Diamandis is one of the country's great entrepreneurs and thinkers. He is one of the most popular speakers at the TED conference. I find him to be a provocative, great, entrepreneurial thinker. As one of the leading entrepreneurs around, he is going to kick off our meeting in an important way inspiring us about speed, innovation and what’s going on in the world today."
"Peter's keynote blew me away. I've been presenting for years and do it for a living, and Peter is at the top of the game. His personality shines through and is extremely authentic. He is a pretty amazing dude!"
"We had the pleasure of having Peter Diamandis present at our strategic planning retreat with the leaders of our member academic medical centers. The depth of his understanding of how technology is transforming our industry is extraordinary. Peter's insights sparked an exchange of new ideas that will influence how we meet the needs of academic medical centers and those they serve, now and in the future. I only wish we had the opportunity to have our CEOs spend an entire day with him!"
"Peter gave the featured Keynote to my first All-Executive meeting in my new role as CEO and made it a huge success. Several employees came up to me later to say that he was the best speaker we’ve ever had. His presentation on innovation and exponential technologies was very thought-provoking discussion and extremely valued."