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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley

Monday March 28 - Friday April 1 2022


Coupling luxury, self-contained villa accommodation in one, two and three bedroom configurations with thoughtful in-room appointments and elegant furnishings, each apartment features a modern kitchen, fireplace, spacious living and dining areas and private balcony overlooking the resort’s verdant bushland and 18-hole championship golf course.


On-site Resort Facilities

Cypress Lakes Resort has a variety of leisure facilities including:

Sports Bar
Walking Tracks
Fitness Centre
Heated Spa
Tennis Courts
Bicycle Hire
Swimming Pool

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Golf & Country Club

Located in the beautiful wine district of the Hunter Valley, Cypress Lakes Golf Course is a picturesque 6,487 metre par 72 18-hole championship golf course and is ranked among the top resort courses in Australia.

Unveiled in 1992, Cypress Lakes was designed by Steve Smyers of Florida. From the Black championship markers, the layout is a length of 6,467m par 72, but reduces to 5,520m from the men’s White tees with the ladies facing a distance of 5,216m.

Each tee and green offers stunning panoramic views of the Hunter Valley’s famous vineyards and the surrounding Brokenback mountain range. This Championship layout boasts dramatic fairways shapes and elevation changes, 60 strategically located bunkers and generous greens that are in superb condition year round. Significant golf course infrastructure investment by the Oaks Hotels group is quickly catapulting Cypress Lakes to the top of must play resort destinations in Australia.

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Additional Accommodation

Delegates are welcome to book additional accommodation for an extended stay or for family members direct with Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

Phone: 02 49931555 



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Exponential Technologies Are Building The Future Today

Join the SingularityU Australia Executive Program to explore how accelerating technologies are impacting your business and to meet change with resilience and success. Be part of the Australian cohort to discover how you can take advantage of these huge opportunities to benefit yourself, your organisation, and society as a whole.


* Program and speakers are subject to change

  • Welcome - Monday March 28

    The Hunter Valley


    We will set expectations for the next few days and get to know each other. We examine core SingularityU frameworks such as the 6Ds of Exponential Organisations and explain how you can use them.

    4:30 Executive Registration

    5:30 Welcome to Delegates - Christina Gerakiteys, Lisa Andrews

    5:40 Video from Peter


    Let’s Get Started

    5:45 Disruptive Thinking in the Age of Transformation - Jeff Rogers

    7:20 Intro to Exponentials - Katy Cooper

    8:05 Australia’s Role in an Exponential Future - Jeffrey, Lisa, Christina

    10:00 Wrap

  • Day 1 - Tuesday March 29

    The Hunter Valley
    Reframing Your Perspective

    The exponential factors driving our future are artificial intelligence, robotics and leadership. Leaders will require the ability to shift and adapt fluidly in order to positively impact humanity. 

    The Davos Manifesto released in January 2020 challenges businesses to redefine who they are and how they operate, this on the back of the US Business Roundtable, America’s most influential business lobby group, announcing it would embrace stakeholder capitalism in 2019.

    Today we weave tools to help shift mindset and achieve maximum impact, through a journey into the future.

    8:00 Breakfast


    A Change of Mindset

    9:00 Welcome & Expectations for the Day, 6Ds Review - Christina Gerakiteys

    9:40 Developing a Moonshot Mindset - Christina Gerakiteys

    11:00 Break

    11:20 Conscious Leadership - Catherine Molloy

    12:20 Lunch


    Stepping into the Future

    13:20 The Future of the Leadership - Brad Twynham

    13:40 The Future of Mobility - Dr. Kellie Nuttall

    14:00 The Future of the Internet - Brad Milliken

    14:20 Discussion and Questions 

    14:40 Break


    Tech and Society

    15:00 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Planté

    16:30 Break 

    16:40 The Future of AI: Seizing the Opportunity - cont’d Nicolas Aidoud, Simone Plante

    17:25 Execution: Applying the 6Ds Framework from the knowledge of the day

    18:10 The Daily Wrap - Christina Gerakiteys

    19:00 Dinner

  • Day 2 - Wednesday March 30

    The Hunter Valley
    Baiame Cave

    Scanning the Horizon

    Today we focus on further specific technologies and Global Grand Challenges that will play an important role in determining Australia’s future.

    We will look back thousands of years listening to the wisdom and ways of the traditional owner

    We will look back thousands of years listening to the wisdom and ways of the traditional owners of this land. Uncle Paul Gordon is a Njemba man, and one of the highest initiated Aboriginal men in New South Wales. Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri/Wolgarlu, First Nations Aboriginal man who played for Souths and authored of Defying the Enemy Within.

    The focus is then on the Future of Us. What ethical considerations will be required when applying technology in the future and how will we manage its impact on society?

    7:00 Light Breakfast

    7:30 Depart for Baiame Cave
             Expectations for the day en route

    8:30 Arrive at Baiame Cave - Looking Back to Look Forward GGC1 - Joe Williams, Uncle Paul Gordon

    9:30 Morning tea

    10:30 Return to Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

    11:00 Break

    The Future of Us

    12:00 Programming the Future of Life - Dr. Tiffany J. Vora

    13:00 Lunch

    Australia’s Challenges and Opportunities

    13:00 Lunch

    13:45 Looking Forward GGC2 Food - Vanessa Matthijssen

    14:15 Looking Forward GGC3 Environment - Ben Cooper

    14:45 Looking Forward UN GGC4 - Kathryn Sforcina

    15:15 Looking Forward GGC5 Technology - Peter Xing

    15:45 Looking Forward GGC6 Finance - Lisa Andrews

    GGC Card Game

    16:15 Break

    The Future of Us Part 2

    16:45 The Future of Us - An Exponential Ethical Debate (based on all the information that has been presented throughout the day. Set topic/s for debate. Application to business, considering GGC and Davos report etc. 10 minute organise groups and clarity on topic, 30 minute prep, 30 minute debate 20 minute discussion)

    18:00 The Daily Wrap up - Christina Gerakiteys

    19:00 Dinner

  • Day 3 - Thursday March 31

    The Hunter Valley

    Forecasting & Execution  

    What does it mean to be exponential? What role must each of us play in creating the future? What lies at the intersection of humanity and technology? And how will you respond as leaders? 

    Today we develop your Execution Plan, identifying opportunities for the SingularityU Australia community to achieve set goals.

    8:00 Light Breakfast

    Where to From Here

    9:00 Welcome Back & Expectations for the Day - Christina Gerakiteys

    9:10 The Future’s Wheel - Meredith England

    9:40 Future Forecasting - The White Hacker - The Cyber Security Impact - Rob McAdam

    10:40 Future Forecasting - Implementing Abundance - Lisa Andrews

    11:20 Break

    11:40 Future Forecasting - At the Nexus of Economics, Environment and Social Impact - Nicki Hutley

    12:20 Q&A Discussion Future Forecasting - Rob, Lisa, Nicki

    12:50 Lunch

    Making Change Happen

    13:50 Fires Floods and a Pandemic - Discussion Moderator - Christina Gerakiteys

    14:20 Moonshot Revisited - Christina Gerakiteys

    14:50 A Preferred Future

    15: 30 Break

    15:50 Close - Sam Cawthorn

    16:50 Wrap - Lisa Andrews and Christina Gerakiteys

    17:00 Graduation Ceremony + 60 Second Reflection

    18:30 Graduation Dinner

  • Departure - Friday April 1

    Delegates will depart after breakfast or at their leisure.

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