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28/03/2020

Senta Cermaková - Director of Innovation at Deloitte Czech Republic

Senta Cermakova is a Director of Innovation at Deloitte Czech Republic. Her main role involves the development of the firm's strategic projects in the area of new technologies and innovation, and she is also involved in the acceleration and support of start-ups to facilitate their development and growth, both on the domestic market and abroad. Senta teaches Critical Thinking in Business Futurology as part of the CEMS International Master program at the University of Economics in Prague, and engages in social innovations in education and mentoring. She leads several mentoring and internship programs: SheXO, which empowers women in C-suite positions; KidsXO, which educates talented kids in the technologies of the future; 3XO, which brings together seniors with a business background; and a leading internship program at Deloitte Czech Republic. At Deloitte, she won the Central Europe Regional Impact Award twice, once for the startup program and once for transforming the company.

Senta graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, specializing in biocybernetics. Technology has been part of her entire professional career; prior to joining Deloitte she worked for Hewlett-Packard, most recently as the Worldwide Director of Customer Programs. In 2011 she became the first woman to win the Czech Business Person of the Year competition.