Director of Impact, Singularity University

Brett is director of impact at Singularity University and regularly speaks around the world on the future of learning, communities of action, and the business and social implications of technological disruption. Prior to joining SU, Brett spent nearly a decade in international development as the head of an NGO working in global security, weapons reduction, and civil society. His work since has included lecturing at a private university in Russia, publishing research on the evolution of human psychology through periods of social change, and launching educational programs that have reached more than 75 countries. Along the way, Brett has made second homes in the middle of Siberia and in the mountains of Transylvania. (Yes, the former gets cold. No, the latter does not have vampires.) He loves to tell stories, feed people, and give far more high fives than he probably should.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… connect uncommon collaborators around a powerful vision for the future.

I’m looking for partners that can help me with… leveraging and enhancing the capacity of the Singularity University community to apply technology to global issues.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… any moment at the end of an undertaking that required dozens of hands to make happen, when we could recall the birth of an idea and know we had seen it through to completion.

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… solutions for dynamic governance and citizen-driven innovation.