SALIM ISMAIL

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

Salim travels extensively sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organisations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers. His book, Exponential Organizations, quickly reached No. 1 on Amazon's Best-Sellers in Business Management and was named Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year. His captivating, educational, and downright jaw-dropping presentations have been called "mind-blowing" and "the best talk I think I've ever heard".

MARSHALL VAN ALSTYNE

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

Salim travels extensively sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organisations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers. His book, Exponential Organizations, quickly reached No. 1 on Amazon's Best-Sellers in Business Management and was named Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year. His captivating, educational, and downright jaw-dropping presentations have been called "mind-blowing" and "the best talk I think I've ever heard".

PAUL NUNES

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

Paul Nunes is a managing director at Accenture Research. His research focuses on IT–led changes in business and marketing strategy, with a specific focus on the changes occurring in consumer behaviour and marketing channels. Nunes served as co-architect of Accenture’s High Performance Business research initiative and leads the company’s High Performance Business research program. His research on business strategy has helped to shape the company’s strategic vision as well as its critical imperatives for change. He is co-author of three books, Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation, Jumping the S-Curve: How to Beat the Growth Cycle, Get on Top and Stay There and Mass Affluence: 7 New Rules of Marketing to Today’s Consumers. He has made numerous contributions to Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and other publications and his research findings have been featured in influential publications, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com.

WILLIAM MZIMBA

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

William Mzimba is the Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa and Chairman of Accenture Sub-Saharan Africa. He also leads the Financial Services practice in South Africa. Mzimba joined Accenture in 2000 and was appointed Chief Executive in September 2006, bringing with him invaluable experience in various industries, including government, utilities, manufacturing, information technology and telecommunications. His strengths lie in strategic thinking, corporate governance, high-growth implementation business models and leveraging technology as an enabler. His strategic understanding of the market coupled with his entrepreneurial approach to business has delivered measurable operational improvements and financial performance growth for Accenture. Mzimba’s broad understanding of the Africa business landscape has enabled him to lead Accenture’s business on the continent and drive the company’s market entry strategy. He is recognised as one of the continent’s preeminent business and thought leaders. He has provided commentary on Africa’s market opportunities in global media platforms, including CNN and CNBC Africa. He currently serves on the global Accenture Corporate Citizenship Council, and is Non-Executive Director of Foodforward South Africa. He also sits on the Business Unity South Africa Board of Trustees.

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IN A DISRUPTED WORLD, INNOVATION IS VITAL

The Accenture Innovation Index creates a national benchmark for innovation in South Africa. We bring the best of Accenture, DaVinci and TransUnion to assess the innovation capabilities of companies entering the Index. The winners create a national showcase of the most innovative companies.

ABOUT THE INDEX

The Accenture Innovation Conference is an exclusive, glittering event that celebrates fresh thinking and doing, bringing some of the most inspiring and innovative companies and individuals to the podium to share their winning approaches. Accenture Innovation Index winners and finalists will be invited to attend this event to showcase their achievements.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

ACCENTURE INNOVATION
CONFERENCE

THE ACCENTURE INNOVATION CONFERENCE IS A GLITTERING INVITATION-ONLY EVENT THAT CELEBRATES FRESH THINKING AND DOING, BRINGING SOME OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO THE PODIUM TO SHARE THEIR WINNING APPROACHES. INNOVATION INDEX WINNERS AND FINALISTS [link] WILL ATTEND THIS EVENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT OUR SPEAKERS:

SALIM ISMAIL

Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

MARSHALL VAN ALSTYNE

Professor at Boston University and a Digital Fellow at MIT

PAUL NUNES

Paul Nunes is a managing director at Accenture Research. His research focuses on IT-led changes in business and marketing strategy, with a specific focus on the changes occurring in consumer behaviour and marketing channels.

WILLIAM MZIMBA

William Mzimba is the Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa and Chairman of Accenture Sub-Saharan Africa. He also leads the Financial Services practice in South Africa.

2016
HIGHLIGHTS

On 12 October 2016, Accenture hosted 300 executives, small business owners, government policy makers, institutional decision-makers, heads of academia and opinion shapers, who came to hear an outstanding line-up of international speakers talk about how innovation can disrupt, change and drive organisations and countries.

The Accenture Innovation Index 2016 winners were announced and the key findings from the research discussed. Watch the video below to recapture highlights from the Conference, including inspiring quotes from the speakers and comments from the panel.

The Accenture Innovation Index annually measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation in South African organisations.

The Index is designed to provide a national benchmark for innovation, providing businesses and policymakers with an authoritative and objective snapshot of the state of innovation within their organisations and in South Africa.

In partnership with the Da Vinci Institute and TransUnion, Accenture applies best practice research approaches to provide a confidential customised innovation diagnostic report that identifies each participant's innovation strengths and weaknesses; benchmarks their innovation within their industries; and presents strategies that may help them gain competitive advantage. The programme culminates in the Accenture Innovation Conference where the findings of the Index are presented and the winners are announced. The Index also allows participants to submit concepts for consideration in the Innovation Conference showcase and awards.

Participation is open to all South African organisations—small, medium and large; listed or non-listed; NGO; public or private—with a commercialised product, process or service.

MEET THE 2017 ACCENTURE INNOVATION
AWARDS FINALISTS

We are thrilled that for this year's Accenture Innovation Index Awards over 70 incredible companies registered. It has been an amazing journey. We have been presented with cutting-edge concepts thought out by driven individuals and teams. Here, narrowed down to three per theme, are the finalists. Finalists will present their innovation at the exclusive, invitation-only Accenture Innovation Conference on October xx at xxx in Johannesburg.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE SELECTED FINALISTS (IN RANDOM ORDER):

ColonyLive

COLONYLIVE helps radio and TV stations engage with their audience through a worldclass cross-platform engagement engine, providing an "engaged audience metric" and facilitating audience assisted broadcasting through SMS, e-mail, instant messaging and social media. COLONYLIVE actively mines each interaction for demographic, psychographic, sentiment and interest information and builds a comprehensive profile of each audience member to create "micro in-market audiences". This allows placement of highly relevant, focused advertising into audience members' everyday online browsing. This service means that stations can for the first time breach the digital divide and "rent" access to a micro in-market audience directly or participate in the COLONYLIVE revenue share programme.

www.colonylive.com

ThisisMe - Fast FICA

Thisisme brings trust into transactions through proprietary, true identification technology. Through full verification, with a client's permission, it is able to verify that a client is indeed "who they say they are", mitigating the risk of fraudulent activity or money-laundering. It enables a business to reduce fraud, automate know your customer (KYC) checks, improve onboarding and increase revenue, while providing an on-demand, seamless customer experience. Thisisme is privacy (POPI) compliant and ensures that clients are the owners and guardians of their personal information.

www.thisisme.com

Solar Turtle

SolarTurtle is an ultra-secure solar solution in a box. Shipping containers are converted into small, mobile solar power stations. The solar panels fold securely into the container to prevent theft. SolarTurtles are community owned shops that enable students to recharge their phones, ICT devices and bring light to their homes (via sales of solar home kits and battery packs). They also work as micro-grid connections to power schools and businesses.

www.solarturtle.co.za

HearX's HearScreen TX

The HearX group offers the world's first clinical smartphone hearing test solutions. Its aim is to provide healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere. HearScreen is based on smartphone technology, enabling a layperson to conduct a hearing test remotely with access to only the screening device and mobile data. HearScreen TX is an innovative mobile health application for clinically valid, time-efficient, low-cost screening with pure tone audiometry.

www.hearxgroup.com

Bramhope Group - Bramhope International School of Innovation (BISI)

Bramhope Group is a leading supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), corporate workwear and other health and safety-related products. The Group is widely recognised, through multiple awards, as innovative. "In a world that is changing at an incredible speed, innovation has become our most important weapon," says the company. Four years ago, it launched the Bramhope International School of Innovation (BISI). BISI is an incubator for young innovators in support of the transition of young people to work-readiness. Partners and sponsors are invited from private/public sectors, tertiary institutions, innovation hubs and training providers.

Bramhope Group

CrashDetech

With an average of 47 road fatalities per day, South Africa is one of the world's most dangerous countries in which to drive. Time is a critical factor in emergencies and delays in receiving appropriate medical attention can be fatal. CrashDetech is a smartphone application that runs silently in the background on your phone. It automatically detects serious vehicle crashes and reduces emergency response times by pinpointing the crash location. It also ensures appropriate medical attention by providing vital patient information. We'll know when you need us.

www.crashdetech.com

MWC Project Control Services

MWC Project Control Services offers Project Controls Based on Earned Value Management Principles.

We don't sell software, we sell a methodology that allows project teams to close the most common gaps in project controls. These include setup of an integrated WBS including all the control accounts, establishment of a master schedule and integrated performance measurement baseline, agreement of thresholds and performance, integrated baseline review. The methodology is able to answer three fundamental project control questions: what is the monetary value of the work planned, what is the monetary value of the work earned, and what is the actual cost for the work accomplished.

www.earnedvalue.co.za

SSG Consulting Key 360 app

SSG Consulting is a project- and business management consulting company, traditionally specialising in MEGA-projects in the Mining, Construction and Engineering Industries. SSG is branching out into more. SSG's KEY360 suite of business and project management systems was developed in response to a lack of suitable tools in the projects industry to achieve full benefit from applying good project management practices. The KYY360 suite is available in South Africa and international markets. Continuous innovation ensures that it remains a leader in meeting the industry's increasingly sophisticated needs.

www.ssgconsulting.co.za

COMMUNEX Medical Aid Self Help Kiosk

Communex Technologies is a technology and communications solutions company which focuses on the fusion of technology and tailored communication platforms. It delivers user friendly, simplified, bespoke, personalised service, and access platforms (Kiosks) to various industries. Among others, it has engineered and developed a communications platform and process to connect with members of the Government Employees Medical Scheme. This system will facilitate the flow of information and assist members to access and interact on a regular basis with the Scheme. The solution aims to address access, excellence, simplicity, innovation, sustainability, efficiency, member centricity, and clear communication.

www.communex.co.za

FNB First National Bank - FNB Connect

FNB Connect is an Internet service provider (ISP) and mobile virtual network operator which operates as a business unit within FirstRand Bank Limited.

www.fnb.co.za

FNB First National Bank - FNB nav - Home

FNB's nav Home allows prospective home buyers to search nearby properties to find their perfect first home. It offers a free instant property value estimate, speeds up the process with instant pre-approval and more. The nav» Home feature can be found on the FNB App.

www.fnb.co.za/ways-to-bank/digital/navHome

InterGreatMe - Risk-based KYC and client onboarding

InterGreatMe is an Identity Management Platform that is user and consent driven. It enables a user to link all their personal information to their profile, and have it validated and verified. With a tap of a button, this platform allows users to be instantly onboarded with any service provider.

www.intergreatme.com

ACCENTURE INNOVATION INDEX
2016 WINNERS

PURPLE GROUP

- EASY EQUITIES: TOP CONCEPT OVER R35M TURNOVER

www.purplegroup.co.za

STANDARD MICROGRID

- TOP CONCEPT - EMERGING ORGANISATION

www.standardmicrogrid.com

SSG CONSULTING

- OVERALL INNOVATION MASTER OVER R35M TURNOVER

www.ssgconsulting.co.za

COLONYHQ

- OVERALL INNOVATION MASTER UNDER R35M TURNOVER

www.colonyhq.com

ACCENTURE INNOVATION
INDEX INSIGHTS 2016

In 2016, three key themes, Engagement, Resources and Digital, gained momentum, and emerged as receiving stronger focus by Innovation Leaders and Value Champions in South Africa. These trends separated them from the Laggards.

2017 INNOVATION INDEX FINDINGS WILL BE RELEASED ON THE 17 OF OCTOBER 2017.

Insights 2016

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INNOVATION INDEX
PAST REPORTS

Past Accenture Innovation Index findings were published as part of a Forbes Africa innovation supplement along with a series of research-based innovation articles, and industry and cross-sector insights.

Forbes Report
Forbes Report