A hackathon for talented programmers, a debate about the future with 8-year-olds and participation of promising students from the region – these are just some of Deloitte’s activities as part of the global Singularity University (SU) summit. The event will take place on 5 and 6 March 2018 and will be hosted in Prague for the first time. Since 2013, Deloitte has been a global platinum partner of Singularity University.
Singularity University is an educational and innovative organisation using technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges. It seeks to show where civilisation is heading and what it will be like in the coming decades. It presents technological trends and seeks to foster and encourage discussion about the future of education, banking, artificial intelligence, medicine, ethics and criminality, to name a few.
Deloitte Czech Republic has launched several additional activities as part of the summit. “In our view, it is essential to respond to clients’ growing needs as they wish to understand what the future and technologies will bring and how it will affect their firms,” says Senta Čermáková, Deloitte’s Innovations Director.
Individual events will invite the widest possible public, ranging from children and students to clients and representatives of major Czech firms, to participate in a cross-generational debate about technologies and their future.
“We wish to also give people who are not actively engaged in business and for whom the entry fee is too high an opportunity to participate. We will primarily involve the young generation, which is directly affected by the issues addressed by SU. Young people are the ones who will be living in the future we are now creating,” adds Senta Čermáková.
Deloitte will stage multiple cross-generational activities:
The Hackathon will also be replicated in other countries where SU will be held in the future. The partners of Prague’s Hackathon include Juicymo, an app developer, Myia, a developer of interactive conference tools, and Economia, a publishing house.
For more information visit www.deloitte.cz/SUPrague.