Topic: Creating Impossible to Possible And Eliminating the Fear Associated with Exponential Technologies.
Christina Gerakiteys, Co-CEO of SingularityU Australia, is a catalyst for change with a talent for alchemizing the impossible into the possible.
An eternal optimist and idealist, Christina’s mission is to inspire and empower leaders to find solutions to humanity’s grand challenges. Through SingularityU, she seeks to open hearts and minds to the abundant possibilities and hope for humanity presented by exponential technologies.
After attending the Executive Program at SingularityU (NASA Ames, Silicon Valley), Christina opened the first SingularityU Chapter in Australia (SUAU) in April 2018. SUAU has since launched the SUAU Global Impact Challenge and the SUAU Summit. Currently in Country Partnership Phase 2, Christina is on track to becoming fully accredited SU Faculty. She is the host of the SingularityU Australia Summit podcast, Inspire for 5.
Christina is passionate about experiential learning and is a sought after corporate and university program designer and facilitator, her curriculums driven by design thinking, engagement, purpose and play. She lectures regularly in Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship where she encourages Moonshot Thinking – a disruptive exploration into what is possible rather than settling for current mindsets.
Christina has worked closely with members of Simon Sinek’s team to create an organisational and personal self-discovery program.
Christina has created a series of workshops and innovation programs based around her lifelong learning journey, combining lessons in Mind, Body, Heart and Soul, the pillars of self-actualisation.
Her engaging style, depth of knowledge and authentic desire to impact the planet for good, have made Christina an in-demand key-note speaker. She has presented at the SingularityU Australia Summit, Vivid Ideas, Creative Innovation Conference and Inspiring Women Leaders Digital Conference in Madrid. Christina also produces the annual Hunter Innovation Festival.
A second generation Australian, Christina stems from a line of Greek entrepreneurs including her grandfather who arrived in Australia at 15 and left the inspirational legacy of the nation’s favourite sweets – Violet Crumble and the Choc-Top ice-cream.
As founder of UtopiaX, a business focused on creativity and innovation, Christina writes for several publications and is a frequent guest on radio where she speaks on business and the crucial role these factors play in success. She is a regular contributor to the award-winning Front-End Innovation blog and will publish her second book The Multiplier Effect: Celebrating Success One Failure at a Time, in 2019.
Christina is currently writing her PhD in Creativity and Innovation, is a director on several companies, and is an active advocate for several innovation committees.