Kaila Colbin, Australia and New Zealand Ambassador, Singularity University
Kaila Colbin is the New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University. In 2016, she spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand Summit, the first in Australasia, with more than 1,400 attendees.
Kaila is a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, the starting point to make things happen in Christchurch; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts; Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd; and a Director of Transition Holdings Ltd, the Christchurch agency responsible for tourism, major events and economic development.
Kaila is a certified ExO consultant, a Climate Project Ambassador who trained with Al Gore, and a Project Management Professional. She is a renowned national and international public speaker, sought after by corporates, government agencies, industry groups, and more.
A native New Yorker, Kaila is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University and has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22.
Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.
Riding the exponential wave of change
What do nanotechnology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and robotics have in common - and more importantly, what do they have to do with leadership?
Join futurist and thought leader Kaila Colbin for a startling look at the dramatic implications of exponential technologies - and some insight into how we might better prepare New Zealand Education Leaders to adapt and thrive in a dynamically changing world.