"I think of innovation as a mountain. You can only climb by having a clear, shared, unwavering objective. You have to build a small and preferably insulated team of people, with total autonomy. You will make the most progress by implementing a rapid build-test-fail cycle. If you fail, pivot to find a new route if you must, just not a different mountain."
Mayor Parks Tau
"With a triad of resources feeding into progress - capital (business), institutions (education and R&D) and infrastructure (ICT, transport, electricity and water)—the implication is that the design of cities is of paramount importance to the efficiency of a nation's innovation engines."
We identified and measured innovation in two categories: Top Innovative Concepts and Overall Innovation Masters (Zenith Award and Apex Award).
The Top Innovative Concept category sought out a great South African product, system or service innovation that had been commercialised.
The Overall Innovation Masters Awards included listed or unlisted companies, non-governmental or public organisations, from any industry and of any size in terms of turnover.
The Accenture Innovation Index 2014 Overall Master Apex Award went to Angel Shack (Pty) Ltd. Pictured from left to right: Lee Naik, Managing Director – Accenture Digital; Hilton Anthony, AngelShack; Linda Trim, Leap; Ludwick Marishane, Managing Director - Headboy Industries.
Easy Equities – First World Trader (Pty) Ltd were recognised as the Top Innovative Concept. Pictured from left to right: Lee Naik, Managing Director – Accenture Digital; Charles Savage, Easy Equities; Ludwick Marishane, Managing Director - Headboy Industries.
Leaders in innovation meet at the Accenture Innovation Conference 2014. From left to right: William Mzimba, Chief Executive of Accenture in South Africa; Charles Savage, Easy Equities; Lee Naik, Managing Director – Accenture Digital; Antony Meltzer, Blue Strata; Romain Orlin, Blue Strata; Ludwick Marishane; Lisa Bodell; Greg Brandeau; Linda Trim, Leap; Hilton Anthony, AngelShack.
The Da Vinci Institute offers Certificate, Diploma, Masters, Bachelors and PhD programmes in the Management of Technology, Innovation, People, Systems (TIPS™) and Business (B). By integrating the TIPS™(B) framework.
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