Salim Ismail is a sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He travels extensively addressing topics including breakthrough technologies and their impact on a variety of industries.

Salim has spent the last four years building Singularity University based at NASA Ames and before that built and ran Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal incubator. His last company, Angstro, was sold to Google in August 2010.

He has a unique perspective and track record on how to innovate, how to turn cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and how to apply leading edge thinking to invigorate entire industries.

“Salim spoke at our offsite event and totally electrified the group. His insights on the internet and coming breakthroughs in accelerating technologies were mind-blowing”

                                                      “The best talk I think I’ve ever heard”



Recent videos

Salim speaks at a State dinner Keynote at LeWeb 2010 on Neuroscience Speaking at Google Zeitgeist 2010


Recent Post

RIP Steve Jobs
POSTED AT Oct 06, 2012  |   Blogging | Leave a comment

One year later, most people tend to remember where they were when they heard the news.  I was moderating one of our Singularity University Executive Programs and the news pretty much stopped the class.  We took a few minutes at … Continue reading

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Three Singular Years
POSTED AT Sep 10, 2011  |   Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We just closed out our third spectacular third at Singularity University.  Aaron Saenz has a great summary of the final Team Project presentations. It’s been a hell of a twelve month period for me personally and my primary focus has been … Continue reading

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Handing over the ‘Rains’
POSTED AT Oct 13, 2010  |   Blogging | Leave a comment

Today we announced that Neil Jacobstein was joining the Singularity University team as President.  This is an incredibly welcome addition and I can’t wipe the smile off my face, as Neil is also a good friend with whom we’ve all … Continue reading

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Unplugging Internet Identity
POSTED AT May 08, 2010  |   Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We’re coming up to the next Internet Identity Workshop (May 17-19) and with all the hubbub about the dilution in Facebook’s privacy policy (see Cory’s excellent post about it here), I had to add my 2cents to the fray.? Note … Continue reading

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A most Singular project
POSTED AT Feb 03, 2009  |   Blogging | 20 Comments

NASA Ames Exploration Center Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid Over the last 2-3 months, a lot of people have been watching my tweets and listened to my various conversations wondering what exactly I’m up to. I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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