Singularity University Kicks Off 2015 Speaker Series: Marc Goodman, Author Of "Future Crimes" And California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Discuss Security Vulnerability In Today's Digital World

Event is the first in a live-streamed series from Singularity University's Silicon Valley campus focused on emerging technologies

Mar 03, 2015, 07:00 ET from Singularity University

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Singularity University (SU) is hosting a new distinguished speaker series focused on the impact of rapidly advancing technologies in areas such as security, education, energy, the environment, food, global health, poverty, space and water. Kicking off the series, SU Security Track Chair and global security expert Marc Goodman discusses his latest book, Future Crimes, with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.

The event will be held Wednesday, March 4 (3:00-5:00 PM PT/6:00-8:00 PM ET) and will be open to the media and public through a Google Hangout, at:

Through the book, Goodman takes readers "deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations and even countries are using new and emerging technologies" against people. At the event, Newsom will probe Goodman on what businesses, government leaders, individuals and families can do to prepare and protect themselves as we enter a new digital world that impacts every aspect of our lives.

"At SU, we believe that security sits at the very foundation of human concern. We're proud to host this event as a way to share Marc's perspective so that we may all benefit from his insights," said Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University. "This book is ultimately a message of hope, human agency and progress."  

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Singularity University's (SU) mission is to educate, inspire and empower a generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. As a California Benefit Corporation, SU is committed to creating positive global impact through three core areas: Education, Innovation and Community. Since 2009, SU has hosted entrepreneurs, industry leaders and government officials from more than 85 countries and has prepared individuals and organizations for exponential technology changes through a series of events, conferences and education programs and within its business accelerator, SU Labs. SU's Founding Corporate Partners include Genentech, Autodesk, Cisco, ePlanet Ventures, Google, Kauffman Foundation and Nokia.

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