Deloitte announces its first Top Technology Talent Competition


14 Feb 2011

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Deloitte is calling on university students across Ireland who can deliver innovative ideas on how technology can solve business problems to participate in its first Top Technology Talent Competition.

Participants who submit entries that make the short list will be invited to present their business plans to a judging panel of technology industry experts in April, where the overall winner will then be selected.

Deloitte seeks ideas on how technology can provide greater efficiency, agility or revenue to organisations today. They are also interested in proposals on new technology ideas, on making better use of information, or ideas for specific organisations or sectors.

The winner of the 2011 Top Technology Talent will have a choice of a €1,000 prize or four weeks’ paid work experience in Deloitte’s technology integration practice, which would allow the winner to not only gain experience at Deloitte, but it would also enable the winner to develop their idea further. Deloitte will also profile the winner and the finalists on its website.

“Deloitte’s Top Technology Talent competition is all about finding the finest minds amongst the next generation of technology talent. It’s one thing having an understanding of how technology works but quite another understanding how to successfully use it to enhance a business. The competition reflects the kind of challenges that Deloitte’s clients present our technology consulting business with every day," said Harry Goddard, partner, Technology Integration, Deloitte.

“The competition is a great way to engage with talented students and we are excited about seeing what ideas we will receive. Students at Ireland’s third-level institutions are producing great ideas that are commercially viable, and we hope that this competition will help in making these great ideas a reality. By promoting these ideas, we can showcase the potential that Ireland Inc can capitalise on,” Goddard added.

The closing date for all entries is the 21 March 2011.