Deloitte, Singularity University & XPRIZE Alliance Creates Success With the Innovation Partnership Program


The Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), an executive program formed through an alliance between three recognized leaders in advancing innovation – Deloitte, Singularity University, and XPRIZE – today concluded its second four-day session for an expanded group of 70 C-suite executives representing 24 Fortune 500 companies including, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, SAP, Shell, and DOW. The alliance was created to spur global economic development and business commerce, while supporting a mission to help humanity solve its greatest challenges.

The IPP is a highly selective and curated executive education experience designed to accelerate corporate innovation and ensure that member companies stay ahead of the ever steeper innovation curve. IPP empowers senior executives to overcome pervasive barriers to scalable, repeatable innovation. At IPP, participants brainstorm with a cadre of top Silicon Valley experts to push the boundaries of exponential technologies and crowd-driven business models, which are radically transforming today’s entire business landscape.

The membership-based multi-year program, consists of a wide array of workshops, lectures, and interactive sessions on crowdsourcing innovation, the rapid advancement of exponential technologies and how to innovate through incentivized competitions. A special program feature is the opportunity for business leaders to meet innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs to expand their partnership ecosystem across Silicon Valley and reach across global markets to connect the most knowledgeable industry leaders and innovators in an unprecedented summit.

Since the first IPP session in March, program membership has grown by over 75%, and is almost at capacity.

The last IPP in early October was kicked off by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and chief executive officer of XPRIZE and executive chairman of Singularity University; Rob Nail, associate founder and chief executive officer of Singularity University; and Marcus Shingles, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader in Deloitte’s Innovation Group

Each member of the alliance brings its expertise to program participants. Deloitte is widely renowned for their strategic consulting and innovation practices. Singularity University is a preeminent authority on teaching exponential technologies. And XPRIZE is widely recognized as the world leader in crowd sourced innovation and incentive competitions.

The impact and business relevance of exponential trending technologies is a main topic, including digital medicine, biotechnology, sensor technologies, big data, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and advanced robotics. A signature element of IPP is a discussion led by Deloitte on corporate innovation, including presentations on “Scaling Edges” by John Hagel, Co-Chairman of Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, “Ten Types of Innovation” by Larry Keeley, Director, Doblin, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and the “3 Rules of Innovation” by Michael Raynor, Director of Deloitte Consulting.

Participation is limited to ninety executives from thirty Fortune 500 companies. These iconic leaders will leverage their diverse expertise and experiences to solve specific business challenges, forge beneficial alliances and revolutionize their industries.

If you’re interested in bringing your corporate leadership team to this exciting program, contact : Kian Gohar, IPP Executive Director at [email protected].

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Current IPP Partners

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