Isle of Man Grand Challenge
How can we remain relevant in a world that’s
changing faster than we can comprehend?
Exponential Technologies
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Artificial Intelligence

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Robotics

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Biotech

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Manufacturing

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Computation / Networks
...
Our Advantages
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A need and desire to innovate

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Natural resources / environment

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Agility, size and access to
regula...
Focus
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Supporting environment

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Education
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Computer use is not literacy

Change attitudes and culture
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Positivi...
Focus
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Fertile and attractive for startups
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Don’t penalise failure

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Access to capital

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Focus on global opportuni...
"Borders are porous"
People, ideas, finance, jobs ...
can flow in or out
What influence can we apply?
Links
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Bits and Billions - A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK

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Lessons from the World's M...
iomgrandchallenge2013.tumbl
r.com
#iomg
c

http://goo.gl/MC86Ow
“Being afraid to fail is
almost a guarantee of
putting a glass ceiling on
the success that can be
achieved.”

Dr Astro Tel...
Isle of Man Grand Challenge - Singularity University Knowledge Transfer
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As winners of the Isle of Man Grand Challenge, Andrew and I have prepared some slides with some of the concepts and ideas gleaned from Singularity University with particular reference to improvements we can drive in the Manx economy.

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Isle of Man Grand Challenge - Singularity University Knowledge Transfer

  1. 1. Isle of Man Grand Challenge How can we remain relevant in a world that’s changing faster than we can comprehend?
  2. 2. Exponential Technologies • Artificial Intelligence • Robotics • Biotech • Manufacturing • Computation / Networks • Synthetic Biology • Digital Medicine
  3. 3. Our Advantages • A need and desire to innovate • Natural resources / environment • Agility, size and access to regulators • • Natural size for serendipity No legacy • Be cutting-edge, ignore the rest
  4. 4. Focus • Supporting environment • Education • • Computer use is not literacy Change attitudes and culture • Positivity + entrepreneurship • Healthy attitude to risk and failure
  5. 5. Focus • Fertile and attractive for startups • Don’t penalise failure • Access to capital • Focus on global opportunity • Incentivise graduates
  6. 6. "Borders are porous" People, ideas, finance, jobs ... can flow in or out What influence can we apply?
  7. 7. Links • Bits and Billions - A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK • Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government • Paul Graham’s Essays • Why Silicon Valley Can’t Find Europe (TechCruch)
  8. 8. iomgrandchallenge2013.tumbl r.com #iomg c http://goo.gl/MC86Ow
  9. 9. “Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of putting a glass ceiling on the success that can be achieved.” Dr Astro Teller “Captain of Moonshots” @ Google [X] BBC 24 January 2014

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