Bárbara Silva

Barbara is a Catalyst of Innovation Ecosystems. She advises business leaders, corporations and governments in their innovation strategy and in the design of new business models to face the economy of disruption and shape the industries of the future in Latin America and Europe.

In 2016, Barbara introduced the first Singularity University Summit in Latin America, a global conversation about exponential technologies and their impact on business, public policies and society that is taking place in countries like Denmark, Japan, Germany, Italy , Holland, Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

Recently, she was appointed as a representative for South America by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International), a non-profit research center that brings the most advanced R & D from the laboratory to the market located in Silicon Valley.

Barbara is part of the Innovation Committee of Sofofa and the Productivity Commission of the Chamber of Commerce of Santiago. He was Vice President of the Innovation Committee of Open Beauchef of the University of Chile.

Her passion is to democratize women's access to innovation tools. In 2012 she was the one who initiated the women's movement in innovation in Chile and South America connecting South American women with the knowledge and network of successful women in Silicon Valley. Then he created "HER GLOBAL IMPACT", his non-profit organization that focuses on the training and acceleration of women entrepreneurs.

She won the award for innovative young women at the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in 2013 and was the first Latin American woman invited to attend the G8 Summit in 2013 in London. In 2014 he was recognized as one of the 100 young leaders of Chile and is currently a member of the global Cartier Women's Initiative Award Jury.

Mentor, speaker and promoter of diversity and companies with the purpose, Barbara brings a Latin American perspective in a global world, her work has appeared on CNN several times.

Bárbara was born in Valparaíso, Chile, has a degree in Social Sciences and the title of Psychologist was honored by the UAI with the Scholarship of Academic Excellence. He has a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master's Degree in Innovation from Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Barbara was the first Chilean woman to study at Singularity University in 2012 and received a scholarship from Heidi Roizen, investor of the DFJ investment fund in Silicon Valley to attend Draper University in 2014.

She is currently Associate Professor of the Adolfo Ibáñez University, for the executive training programs of the most important business school in Chile.


Daniel Kraft

Founder of Exponential Medicine

  • MD from Stanford University, Pediatrics in Harvard, Specialist in Oncology and Bone Marrow transplant.

Topic: Digital Medicine & Neuroscience 

Jaya Baloo

(CISO) Chief Information Security Officer in KPN Telecom

  •  Tufts University, Massachusetts

Topic: Cybersecurity, Cryptography & Mass Surveillance

David Roberts

Former Vice President of Singularity University. Chairman in HaloDrop and in 1QBit.

  • Ex Officer U.S. Air Force, B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from M.I.T., MBA from Harvard

Topic: Corporate Disruption

Pilar Manchón

Director of Cognitive Interfaces at Amazon

  • English Philology from Universidad de Sevilla, Master in Cognitive Science and Natural Language from University of Edinburgh
  • Co Author of "Humanizing Conversational Agents: Indisys Practical Case Study in eHealth"; "Modeling Multimodal Multitasking in a Smart House"

Topic: Science and Cognitive Interfaces

Nicholas Haan

Vice President of Impact and Faculty Chair of Global Grand Challenges at Singularity University

  • PhD in Geography from Clark University, Bachelor's in Genetics from U.C. Berkeley

Topic: Global Challenges & Innovation with Purpose

Ramez Naam

Founder of Apex NanoTechnologies - Member of the World Future Society

  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy at Aurora Illinois.
  • Author of "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet" ; "More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement".

Topic: Energy & Environmental Systems

Margaret Burgraff

Vicepresident of Mobile and Communications Group (MCG) at Intel Corporation.

  • Computer science and economics from University College in Cork

Topic: Leadership in times of Digital Transformation 

Larry Keeley

President & Co-founder of Doblin Group

  • Topic: Innovation Strategy

Amin Toufani

CEO of T Labs, Moonshot Launchpad

  • AI from University of British Columbia, MBA from Stanford University & MPA from Harvard

Topic: Exponential Economic Models, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence

Denisse Goldfarb

Microsoft Human Resources Director 

  • Psychologist from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Singularity University

Topic: Talent and Culture in the Digital Era

Robert Pearlstein

Vice President, Global Business Development at SRI International, Inc

  • MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, AeA Executive Management from Stanford University.
  • Co Author "Built for Global: Navigating International Business and Entering New Markets"

Topic: Automation in Mining & Construction

Gary Bolles

President of the Future of Work of Singularity University

  • Co Founder of eParachute.com; Partner in Charrette LLC

Topic: Future of Work

Muriel Clauson

Founder de Oppticity. Co Founder udexter.

  • Industrial and organizational Psychology & Philosophy PhD from University of Georgia
  • Co Author of "Organizational Career Growth and Proactivity: A Typology for Individual Career Development"

Topic: The Future of Organizations

Philip Edgcumbe

Project Lead de Alzheimer’s XPRIZE. Co-founded Lume Biotics

  • MD-PhD at the University of British Columbia
  • Co Author of "Augmented Reality Imaging for Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Surgery"

Topic: Health Systems

John Hagel

Founder and Co-chairman Center for the Edge

  •  B.Phil. from Oxford University, MBA & JD from Harvard University
  • Author of "Out of the Box"

Topic: Corporate Innovation


Alejandra Mustakis

President of the Asociación of Entrepreneurs of Chile (ASECH)

  • Industrial designer Universidad Diego Portales

Temática: Startup Ecosystems

Kyle Nel

Lowe's Innovation  Lab Executive Director

  • MBA University of Wisconsin

Topic: Retail Innovation 

Greg Barton

Founder BNAmericas

Founder BNAmericas

Topic: Disruption in the Media Industry


Jorge Carey

CEO de Turner Chile

  • Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Master of Laws from Duke University


Ándres Alonso

Vice-president of the Board of the National Independent Electric System Operator of Chile

  • Associate Researcher of the Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering of USM.
  • Industrial Electrical Engineer of USM.
  • GSP11 Alumni from Singularity University in Silicon Valley, USA.
  • Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK.
  • A. in Astrophysics from the University of Columbia, USA.

Topic: Disruption in the Electrical Industry: Mining and Distribution.

Gabriel Gurovich

Board Member in Chile Global Angels, Mentor in Founder Institute  and Board Advisor in Fundación Mustakis.

  • Industrial Electric Engineer
  • Exponential Technologies from Singularity University

Topic: Crowdsource & Politics: The  Emergence of  Co-Legislation

Bárbara Silva

CEO at SingularityU Chile & Colombia

CEO  at BeSTinnovation


Jury at Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

Additional speakers will be announced soon!