Deloitte and Singularity University Extend Their Relationship to Foster Innovation Worldwide
Increases Emphasis on Leveraging SU and Deloitte’s Innovation Capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., – June 8, 2017 – Singularity University (SU) and Deloitte recently announced a renewal and expansion of a four-year alliance to bring opportunities for innovation to entrepreneurs and large organizations around the world. Leveraging their collective capabilities, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Singularity University educate and catalyze organizations regarding the disruptive impact of exponential technologies, and accelerate their transformation journeys to envision and realize exponential opportunities.
The alliance is wide reaching. Deloitte is the premier consulting sponsor of the SU Exponential Summit Series, as well as of the International Summits held around the world in Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa. Additionally, Deloitte is a founding member of SingularityU Netherlands, working closely with SU’s business partners in the Nordics and across Europe. Together with XPRIZE, Deloitte also collaborates with SU on the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), an invite-only membership program to engage Fortune Global 500 CXOs on topics of technological disruption and innovation strategies to unlock new value for their businesses. IPP today includes 25 Fortune 500 corporate members. Participants in all these programs include Deloitte’s clients and the network of SU’s global community of 125,000 members representing individuals, startups, and large organizations in 115 countries as well as 200,000 social media followers.
A prime example of the strong collaboration between Deloitte and SU is this week’s Exponential Finance Summit taking place in New York City. Over 700 global executives, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, insurance and banking executives, and venture capitalists are convening over three days in New York City to explore and create the future of the financial services industry. Participants will learn how disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, nanotechnologies, and crowdfunding, among others, can be leveraged for exponential growth, and to help address the global challenges the world is facing.
Deloitte and SU continue to expand their alliance to empower a global community with the mindset, skillset and network to embrace exponential opportunities, including topics of global importance such as Smart Cities and the Future of Work.
“We live in a time where unprecedented change is disrupting nearly every way we work and live. Our personal and professional lives are shifting in response to new technologies and business models that are changing what’s possible and calling for us to respond and adapt, or fall behind. Since 2014, over 1,300 Deloitte clients have participated in SU programs around the world, empowering them to envision and realize significant exponential growth and efficiency opportunities,” said Andrew Vaz, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Global Chief Innovation Officer. “The Deloitte/SU alliance is critical to our joint mission of helping organizations recognize and embrace opportunities to grow and differentiate themselves during an era of significant disruptions, while making the world a better place.”
“We are gratified that our long-term alliance with Deloitte is being renewed and welcome their expanded involvement in new global events and programs,” said Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder of Singularity University. “Together we bring the technical expertise, global networks, business acumen, and future vision to help organizations of all sizes innovate and grow exponentially.”
To learn more about any of the SU programs and events and Deloitte innovation resources, go to www.su.org and https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/strategy/topics/innovation-consulting.html.
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