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Corporate Innovation Conference 2019

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Two day Conference 
06-07 November 2019
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg


The management guru, Gary Hamel once remarked that if an organisation changes at a rate slower than the external environment, it’ll soon become extinct. In a volatile business environment, with disruption the “order of the day”, the only way to survive and thrive is through innovation, not only in products and services but also business models.

This two-day conference on Corporate Innovation will feature case studies from organisations that have successfully innovated, have culture of innovation and who have improved the success rates of innovative practices. The conference will also highlight how innovation can be accelerated, how to develop an innovation DNA and how to establish and benefit from an innovation ecosystem. This event is ideal for executives, from all disciplines, who are responsible for guiding their organisation into a profitable future.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND:

  • Find out how to create and sustain a culture of innovation
  • How Do You Innovate and Improve Existing Products and Services?
  • Master the Skills for Disruptive Innovation - The Innovator’s DNA
  • The importance of Innovation Ecosystems for breakthrough results
  • Developing New Business Models to Disrupt the Market Place
  • Unpack how to build, lead and sustain the Innovative Organisation
  • Learn about a fit for purpose innovation strategy
  • Find out how to select and develop high performing innovation teams
  • Explore why most innovative programs fail and what can be done to improve the success rate
  • CASE STUDIES and INNOVATION STORIES

Who should attend:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This event is ideal for executives, from all disciplines, who are responsible for guiding their organisation into a profitable future.

“When we look at any breakthrough of significance, we never seem to find a linear path, but instead a synthesis of several diverse domains.” – Greg Satell, Mapping Innovation

“Innovation has become like a religion in business today, with innovate or die as a mantra.” – Mapping Innovation.

“Innovating is the act of creating something that is both novel and valuable.” – Manuel Sosa, Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Insead.



For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on katie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 06 NOVEMBER 2019

07:30–08:30 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–08:45

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

08:45–09:30

Create and Sustain a Culture of Innovation

Rory Moore, Emerging Technology Leader | Innovation Pioneer | Dynamic Team Lead, Accenture

09:30–10:15

How Do You Innovate and Improve Existing Products and Services?

Brad Shorkend, Co-CEO of Still Human
and Adjunct faculty at GIBS
Aneesa Ameer, Head of Innovation, Absa Life

10:15–11:00

The Innovator’s DNA – Master the Skills for Disruptive Innovation

Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Vitality Wellness, Discovery’s science-based wellness programme

11:00–11:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

11:30–12:30

The Tyme Bank Case Study

John Kane, Head Operations and Innovation at Tyme Bank

12:30–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–15:00

Innovation Stories

Nkazi Sokhulu, Co-Founder & CEO at Yalu
Siya Ntutela, Founder, Zande Africa

15:00–16:00

The importance of Innovation Ecosystems for breakthrough results

Thandi Allin Dyani, CEO at Impact Hub - invited


16:00 Wrap up and close of day one

DAY TWO  • 07 NOVEMBER 2019

07:30–08:18 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:15–08:30

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

08:30–09:15


Developing New Business Models to Disrupt the Market Place

Colin Iles, CEO Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre
09:15–09:15

Innovate to Save Lives

10:00–11:00


Cases – Making it Happen

David Torr, Founder,
UCook

Lauren Filen, CEO at Baobab Nutritional Brands

11:00–11:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

11:30–12:15

Building, Leading and Sustaining the Innovative Organisation

Adam Gottlich, Head of Behavioural Science & Innovation at Standard Bank

12:15–13:00

A fit for purpose innovation strategy

Abri Vosloo, Manager: Business Innovation & Digital, Omnia Holdings


13:00–14:00 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

14:00–14:45

Selecting and Developing High Performing Innovation Teams

Dominique Collett, Head of AlphaCode - invited

14:45–15:30

Why do most innovative programs fail and what can be done to improve the success rate

Dr Chamunorwa Togo – GM, Innovation, Sectors and Industry Development at Innovation Hub

Jesse Weinberg, Head: SME Segment at FNB South Africa
Jannie van Zyl, Executive Head: Innovation, Vodacom


15:30 Wrap up and close of conference

 

Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Vitality Wellness, Discovery
Dr Craig Nossel is currently Head of Vitality Wellness, Discovery’s science-based wellness programme. He is a regular commentator in the media, has co-authored a number of scientific publications, and holds several patents in the wellness industry utilizing behavioural economic principles. Craig completed his MBBCh at the University of Witwatersrand, and his MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science where he was awarded the Barloworld Prize for Strategy. He also studied an MPhil I Sports Medicine at University of Cape Town. Craig is a Vitality board member, as well as a board member of Reach-for-a-Dream, Kids Kicking Cancer South Africa and Laureus Sports for Good Foundation. He was previously a board member of parkrun SA and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
Dr Chamunorwa Togo, General Manager for Bio-economy at The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC).
Dr Chamunorwa Togo has extensive research experience and background in Biotechnology and general life sciences. Amongst some of his areas of interest are bridging the gap between the laboratory and market, and commercialisation of indigenous knowledge- based products.
Colin Iles, CEO Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre
Colin has 20 years of experience working for some of the top global consultancies and financial institutions in London, Frankfurt, Singapore and most recently South Africa. Throughout his career Colin has focused on designing and implementing solutions that bring positive benefits to the communities and stakeholders the organisations serve. His specific focus in his own words…“Most organisations develop and execute strategies that are no longer appropriate to deal with the existential threats that disruptive technologies bring. It’s incredibly satisfying working with today’s leaders to design models that allow them to adapt and win in this exponentially changing world.” Whether presenting, facilitating or consulting, Colin mixes his professional experiences with humour, deep research and razor-sharp intellect to ensure his audiences stretch their thinking as to where the real threats lie, and whether their organisation, their division or their teams are equipped to deal with these threats. Colin is the Global Ambassador at OpenExO, an organisation which was created by Salim Ismail, Founding Director of Singularity University, to help leaders build exponential organisations. Colin is also a founding board member of The African Institute of Financial Markets Risk Management and holds a number of a non-executive advisory positions.
Nkazi Sokhulu is the Co-founder & CEO of Yalu
Nkazi Sokhulu is the Co-founder & CEO of Yalu; a life insurance company that’s focused on reshaping the way South Africans engage with the biggest, but least understood form of insurance: credit life. Yalu brings a number of first-time innovations to the credit life market and is seeing a great take-up response from ordinary South Africans. Prior to Yalu, Nkazi was the COO and co-founder of FNB Life. Prior to FNB, Nkazi was the executive assistant to the CEO of Old Mutual, Ralph Mupita, before cutting his teeth in the company’s tied advisory distribution division. He has also worked in a number of countries as a management consultant at McKinsey. Nkazi is a University of Cape Town finance graduate, which was made possible by the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship; and obtained his MBA from Columbia University, which made possible by the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship. In his spare time, Nkazi is a member of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Audit and Risk Committee and pretends to know what he is doing in raising a 5yr old and 2yr old with his long-suffering, patient wife.
David Torr, Founder, UCook
David is an experienced founder with a demonstrated history of working in the food and beverage space, his most notable success to date UCOOK has quickly built authority as South Africa's fastest growing food e-tailer.
Thandi Dyani, CEO, Impact Hub Johannesburg
Thandi's professional life is loud and creative. She's been playing music as a DJ, teaching women and youth about tech and DJ'ing, communication and history, advocating for South African culture through music and rocking dance floor magic for more than 20 years. Creativity is also present in Thandi's day to day work and she is passionate about building communities, connecting people and to make socially innovative ideas come to life. She has worked to do just that in the social entrepreneurship, social innovation and global development field for more than 15 years. Always with that special focus on connecting the dots in ecosystems, youth, enabling impact start-ups, coworking and music - all in an African context, which today is as CEO of Impact Hub Johannesburg. Her journey includes launching an NGO, building social innovation hubs, advising social entrepreneurs, working for the Development Agency in Denmark and currently, Thandi also leads the impact venture philanthropic investment efforts of One Life Foundation. Thandi is South African and Danish, and holds a BA Global Development and a Masters of Political Communication and Management from Denmark.
Brad Shorkend, Co-CEO of Still Human and Adjunct faculty at GIBS
Brad Shorkend is an agitator and thought provoker… he works with business leaders around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee and customer experiences that translate into kick-ass innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue. He is a published author of the book “We Are Still Human!... and work shouldn’t suck.”, co-authored with his business partner Andy Golding in 2018. Brad is an accredited Consciousness Coach (2007), Results Certified Workplace Coach (2009), Multipliers Master Facilitator (2014), Design Thinker Accredited Facilitator (2013), NBI brain Preference Practitioner (2015), Evolved Coach Certified (2011), Evolved NLP Coach Certified (2011), Evolved NLP Practitioner Certified (2011), 9 Conversations in Leadership Accredited - Level 1 (2009), Purposeful Teams Accredited - Level 1 (2009) and Heart of Leadership Accredited - (2010), to name a few.
Siya Ntutela, Founder, Zande Africa
Siya Ntutela is a diverse leader and entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience in investment banking. In 2010 Siya left the corporate world to start his consulting company Bonsai Capital which was later merged to The Business Council (TBC) where he is now part of the Board Members. In 2015 he launched Zande, a working capital financing company that provides micro-financing to small and medium enterprises, specifically Spaza Shops in the informal sector. His passion is to promote financial inclusion by providing financing to small and medium enterprises.
Lauren Filen, CEO at Baobab Nutritional Brands
After 28 years working in Senior roles in the Marketing/Commercial/General Management in large Multi-Nationals and Corporates she made the decision to agree to run a new start up business called Baobab Nutritional Brands in 2018. They have incredible investors who have provided the R45 Million needed to build a state-of-the-art plant in Johannesburg. Baobab Nutritional Brands understands the dire need for affordable and nutritious products to support Mothers in Africa and enable them to give their children the best possible nutrition that they can afford. Job creation is also a priority for the Baobab Team and they aim to give 5000 unemployed Mothers a job and income stream over the next 5 years. That way they can afford to give their children a more nutritious diet and we start making a real difference in the lives of our precious children.
Adam Gottlich, Head of Behavioural Science & Innovation at Standard Bank
Adam is a Behavioural Economist with a passion for decision science and consumer behaviour. He is an international award-winning project manager and someone who is always up for a challenge. He is very interested in fintech, User Experience design, micro-insurance products, and behavioural change interventions and how they could potentially alter the financial services landscape on the continent.
Abri Vosloo, Manager: Business Innovation & Digital, Omnia Holdings
Abri is an experienced MBA professional who is passionate about innovation, digital businesses, platforms, data science and technology. He has over 10 years leadership, innovation, digital product development, strategy and managerial experience.
Dominique Collett, Head of AlphaCode (Fintech investment specialist at RMI Holdings)
Fintech investor and innovation architect trying to deliver solutions that make Africa a better place for all. Dominique is an investment professional with a specific focus in financial services. Having worked in various strategy positions and been a founding member of a successful entrepreneurial fintech business, she is now part of the executive team of the JSE listed RMI and RMB Holdings, the holding companies of many of Africa's leading financial services companies (FirstRand, Discovery, OUTsurance, MMI Holdings and RMBSI) with operations spread across Africa, the UK, US, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to strategic and governance oversight of certain portfolio companies, she heads up RMI’s fintech initiative, AlphaCode, aimed at identifying and investing in early stage financial services companies. While RMI provides both seed and growth capital to early stage fintech/financial services businesses, the focus is on the entrepreneur with RMI playing the role of evergreen capital provider and long-term partner.
Jesse Weinberg, Head: SME Segment at FNB South Africa
Jesse’s general approach towards both his professional and personal life is one of enthusiasm and optimism; he is best described by his ability to “bridge the gap” between Business and Technology; to translate business requirements into technology solutions, and vice versa by translating technology requirements into business solutions.
Rory Moore, Emerging Technology Leader | Innovation Pioneer | Dynamic Team Lead, Accenture
Rory is the Innovation Lead for Accenture in Africa and is responsible for driving Accenture's efforts to bring more innovation to its clients. A key responsibility is bringing Accenture's Innovation Architecture to life as a practical approach to successful and sustainable innovation. Rory leads the Liquid Studio which specializes in rapid application development and is the first of its kind on the African continent. The Liquid Studio is a dynamic team that brings the best of Lean, Agile and Design Thinking into a fast paced environment, and provides a practical space for concept development and proof of value with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Immersive Reality and Blockchain
Jannie van Zyl, Executive Head: Innovation, Vodacom
Jannie van Zyl is an Electronics Engineer and an ICT veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. A serial entrepreneur, he started a number of ICT companies but eventually succumbed and joined the corporate world, holding executive positions at Dimension Data, WBS and now Vodacom. In 2013 he created Vodacom’s Innovation Department and is responsible for disruptive and incremental innovation and strategy initiatives across commercial and technology under which Vodacom won the INSEAD Innovation League award for South Africa in three consecutive years. Jannie recently received the MyBroadband Honorary Award for Contribution to Broadband in South Africa and also received an Innocentrix ‘Corporate Entrepreneur’ award for driving innovation, an award Jannie says really just means “troublemaker”.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Would you like the opportunity to market your company’s products and services to delegates at this conference?

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Katie van der Schyff katie@knowres.co.za
   
   
   

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REGISTRATION FEES
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06-07 November 2019 - Corporate Innovation Conference
R8 500.00 Excl.VAT

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  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
 
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  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person attends free of charge!
  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!

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