Latham & Watkins, in conjunction with Silicon Valley-based Singularity University, co-hosted an Innovation and Exponential Technologies Summit. Held in New York City, the event featured a range of new technologies that are reshaping business, regulatory frameworks and the economy. Singularity University faculty — including internet entrepreneurs, software architects, researchers and inventors — shared their frontline experience in AI, machine learning technologies, robotics and the Internet of Things spanning a number of industries including medicine and healthcare, automotive, financial services, manufacturing and retail.
“We’re seeing a convergence of disruptive new technologies that will fundamentally change how companies do business and how financial markets operate,” said Latham & Watkins partner James Gorton, Chair of the firm’s Strategic Client Committee and moderator of the event. “The showcase event provided both our clients and our partners deep insight into a number of fast-emerging technologies and the implications for commerce, economic policy and regulatory frameworks.”
“We were thrilled to partner with Singularity University on this event. The accomplished faculty shared their real-world experience and strategic insight, which encouraged a provocative and fresh look at the changing competitive landscape,” added LeeAnn Black, Chief Operating Officer at Latham & Watkins. “The positive feedback and deep level of engagement among the attendees reflect the disruptive power these accelerating technologies have for companies and the marketplace. It was an exciting event and I think there was a real sense of optimism in the room, mingled with a degree of anxiety about the amount and pace of change that is taking place across industries.”