Do different – This unique opportunity enabled participants to use and develop their Disruption by design (Dbyd) mindset and skillset.

During an intense 6-hours hack-a-thon, participants had the opportunity to be part of the team that tackled a key challenge facing Canada—the future of our education. Participants co-created with a diverse set of stakeholders to generate transformational ideas to disrupt the future of education and learned first-hand how hack-a-thons can drive value within their organization.

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Change in the digital age impacts every industry, and education is no exception. Now is the time to rethink how education is developed and delivered to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. To spark this exploration, Deloitte hosted a hack-a-thon with 150 diverse stakeholders—ranging from business executives to high school students to innovators—to create an immersive experience and take Dbyd strategies into the Canadian education system.


Participants worked in teams to create an agile solution for a large-scale problem using innovation, analytics & AI, and digital strategies. Their solutions were showcased to a judging panel of industry influencers and change-makers. The hack-a-thon is win-win: participants dive into real opportunities using new strategies, and the Canadian educational system benefits from real, transformative ideas.

Featured keynote

Our keynote speaker for the Hack-a-thon event was a world-renowned authority on educational reform.

Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, OC, is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative ( and a recognized global authority on educational reform, who advises policymakers and local leaders alike on providing leadership in education. He is a former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a professor emeritus of the University of Toronto, and holds honorary doctorates from several universities around the world. He is also a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012. Visit for more information.

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