Deloitte set to co-host SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019

15 October 2019 2 min. read
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The SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 is set to kick off in Johannesburg on the 16th of October, and the final lineup of speakers for the event has now been announced. Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte is among the hosts of the event, alongside a number of other big names. 

More than 25 speakers are set to contribute at the event, hailing from both a South African and an international background. The theme of this year’s summit is to discuss and dissect some of the biggest challenges facing the South African market currently, particularly in the domains of technology and the workforce.

This is the third edition of the SingularityU South Africa Summit. Deloitte is a Global Partner of the Event, while telecom giant MTN and Absa are strategic partners of the event. The Development Bank of Southern Africa is among the hosts as well. Classic 1027 is the Radio Partner with this year’s summit.

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019

This is the second event of the year that Deloitte and MTN have set up in collaboration with SingularityU. In May, the trio teamed up with other hosts to organise the Exponential Financial Summit in Cape Town, which acted as a forum for some of the leading innovators and experts from across the globe to elaborate on exponential technology and the future direction of the business world.

Speakers at this event hail from a variety of backgrounds, including Academia, Sustainable Energy Technology, Medicine and Foods, among a range of others. The experts will discuss the potential that technological innovation holds for various aspects of the economy within South Africa and across Africa as well.

“We believe we have the ability to unlock the potential lying in the African continent and solve some of the major issues that face us as a nation. I’m positive about South Africa’s future,” commented Shayne Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa.

Mann’s Partner and co-CEO Mic Mann added, “As part of our mission to future proof Africa, we have assembled an outstanding speaker line up to address Africa’s most pressing challenges and the technologies that can help address these. Innovation holds the key to the exponential solutions that can solve our education, energy, health, poverty, food and water challenges.”