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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
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 WILL ATTEND THIS EVENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.
Best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, Founding Executive Director & Global Ambassador of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!
Professor at Boston University and a Digital Fellow at MIT
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 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.
Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning
Managing Director of SiMODiSA
Co-Founder of BOS Brands
CEO and Founder of Bridge Labs
Founder and Executive Director, Discovery Insure
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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.
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