Brett is a speaker, educator, and leader at the intersection of technology and humanity. He is the Director of Impact at Singularity University, where he works with a community spanning 100+ countries to catalyze collaboration that leverages technology to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges. He also heads up SU's global initiatives in K-12 education 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, civil society, and education. He served as adjunct faculty in community impact at a private university in Russia and published research on the evolution of human psychology through periods of social change.
As co-founder & CEO of the educational development company IDEAco, Brett launched the City X Project, an innovation and problem solving curriculum for kids which is used in over 75 countries (and in space!). He serves on the Advisory Board of TILE Talks and Awecademy, and has designed future-focused learning experiences for GEMS Education, the United States Congress, and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education.
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.