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Accenture SA releases Technology Vision report

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Markets editor Evan Pickworth chats to Accenture SA Technology Strategy MD Lee Naick about the Technology Vision report, which was released by Accenture SA to highlight key trends in the technology industry

Companies which prize innovation tend to be leaders in a range of best practice

Judging at the innovation showcase.
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Fostering an innovative culture through employees and offering rewards for great ideas is key

Research and development agenda must support efforts, says Hanekom

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN
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Publicly funded R&D agenda needs to be effectively balanced to support entrepreneurial effort and genius of private individuals and organisations, says Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom

Bank lets the small things inspire the big ‘aha moments’

Innovation Master – Zenith Award: First National Bank. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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FNB reaps the benefits of its out the box thinking, writes Evan Pickworth

Recognition for concepts which can change lives

Top concept: Lodox Systems Xmplar-dr. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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Of the organisations that participated in the index, 73% indicated improvements in quality of life among their communities

Keeping pace with the next major discovery

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Accenture wants companies to strive to become more nimble and innovative, writes Evan Pickworth

A panel discussion at the awards dinner included journalist Jeremy Maggs, The Da Vinci Institute’s Prof Roy Marcus, Discovery CEO Adrian Gore, Accenture CEO William Mzimba and Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom.

It’s tough in SA when you’re just the little guy

Conditions do not favour small business development, writes Evan Pickworth

Financial institutions are leading the way

Business Day Reader’s Choice Award: Absa. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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Companies within the financial services industry are the clear frontrunners when it comes to innovation

Print-on-demand service does it by the book

Innovation Master – Apex Award: Paperight. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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Organisers of Accenture Innovation Index impressed with ability of smaller companies to overcome many challenges using innovation as key focus

Taxing process determines winners

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The winners at the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index and Awards had to earn their stripes the hard way

Lack of financing can stonewall great ideas

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Small businesses surprised adjudicators at the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index and Awards with ability to overcome economic challenges and bring groundbreaking ideas to market


Winners of the Accenture Innovation Index Awards


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FNB named best large company innovator

First National Bank named South Africa’s best large company innovator at the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index

Business Day Reader’s Choice Award: Absa Bank

Business Day Reader’s Choice Award: Absa. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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Absa Bank wins Business Day Readers’ Choice Award for the most innovative concept at the Accenture Innovation Index Awards

Innovation Master – Zenith Award: First National Bank

Innovation Master – Zenith Award: First National Bank. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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First National Bank has been named as Innovation Master, receiving the Zenith Award at the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index

Innovation Master – Apex Award: Paperight

Innovation Master – Apex Award: Paperight. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
349 day(s) ago

Paperight, which is in the print-on-demand business, named as Innovation Master, receiving the Apex Award at the inaugural Accenture Innovation Index

Top concept: Lodox Systems Xmplar-dr scanner

Top concept: Lodox Systems Xmplar-dr. Picture: JEREMY GLYN
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The winning concept title goes to Lodox Systems, which developed a full-body X-ray scanner for trauma and forensic pathology


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Pockets of excellence, but room to improve

Panellists for the Accenture Innovation Index launch event: Gidon Novick from Discovery Vitality, William Mzimba from Accenture, Eleni Giokos from eNews Channel Africa, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom, Professor Roy Marcus from the Da Vinci Institute
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Aim is to create model to provide insight and develop trends about innovation in South Africa

A new era of innovation: cloud and the future of business

A new era of innovation: cloud and the future of business
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The flexibility that cloud computing makes possible for infrastructures, services and processes means that it is also capable of driving significant innovation

SKA project helps local e-school plan

SKA staff member Daphne Lekgwathi shows Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom the new R2.5m e-schools project at Carnarvon Primary School. Picture: TAMAR KAHN
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SA’s foray into e-learning programmes for schools needs to proceed cautiously to ensure it is effective, says science and technology minister

Homegrown truck tracker’s popularity on the rise

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Santam, Libra Brokers develop ‘telematics’ system that provides 24/7 feedback to reduce number of accidents involving haulage trucks

VIDEO: Sasol launches low sulphur diesel at own pumps

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SA’s home-grown multinational petrochemicals company Sasol has launched a 10ppm diesel fuel into the domestic market on its own forecourts

OPINION: Take pride in what we have achieved — and raise the bar

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South Africa has seen a number of successes after almost 20 years of democracy but still faces many structural challenges, writes Colin Coleman

Development: how SA fares among others

Brand SA CEO Miller Matola. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
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Brand SA works hard to position the country as an investment destination and trade partner, says its CEO, Miller Matola

10 facts about strong innovators

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What is the difference between strong innovators and the rest of the market?

New Cloud era is poised to shake up IT industry

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The forces shaping IT today included the Cloud, big data, social, and mobile

South African insurers missing a trick, says Google

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Hail warnings in Joburg prompted a flurry of online searches last week, but no corresponding rise in related ads

Water-treatment innovation to benefit Sasol gas-to-liquids plants

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Technology developed by Sasol and General Electric expected to make plants substantially more efficient

SA scientists to oversee design of SKA

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South African scientists are to lead two of the 10 teams that will design the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

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Take up the innovation challenge, ensure economic growth and job creation

South Africans are naturally innovative. It is in our culture to be innovative, writes Hayley Walters

The economics of innovation: from profligate to frugal?

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Once we bring a frugal mindset to innovation, we’ll see a lot more innovation and realise that words like ‘breakthrough’ and ‘game-changer’ only serve to muddy our thinking, writes Kishore Swaminathan

Stellenbosch, the Silicon Valley of South Africa

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World-renowned winemaking town and home of Mxit is gaining a reputation as an innovation hub, writes Bekezela Phakathi

OPINION: Philanthropy for think-tanks can deliver a better future

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For South Africa to reach its fullest potential, there is a need for projection into the future in addition to concerns about present urgencies, writes Jeffrey Sehume

Opinion

Small innovations add up to big business

If you are an entrepreneur running a small business, what’s your strategy for standing out from the crowd?

Banking innovators focus on poorer market in SA

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Smaller and more entrepreneurial enterprises are competing with traditional banks in providing for the banking needs of the lower-income market, writes Gillian Jones

The new standard in making cars: innovating sustainability

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The automotive industry is evolving to incorporate environmental consciousness, writes Larry Khumalo

Hello Doctor will now be on call for MTN customers

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MTN Group will offer mobile health services across its markets after partnering with Hello Doctor, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Health

Intellectual property reforms will hurt economy

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Government’s propsals to reform SA’s intellectual property regime will hinder trade and industry more than encourage it, writes Jasson Urbach

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Accenture Innovation Index

Creating an innovation environment
Geoff Rothschild … everybody should take the opportunity. Picture: KATHERINE MUICK-MERE

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