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GIL 2014: Africa - The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa - 14 August, 2014

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08:15
REGISTRATION, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND ONLINE GIL COMMUNITY TOUR
09:00

WELCOME TO GIL JOURNEY

Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan
09:15

KEYNOTE:

DISRUPT, COLLAPSE & TRANSFORM

Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director EIA, Frost & Sullivan

To survive and thrive in the future business environment, both as an individual and as a company, innovation has now become an essential ingredient. This keynote is focused around why innovation is critical to success, where innovation comes from, how to become a visionary innovator and what are your next steps. Whether you are inspired about future prospects or anxious about the negative impacts the future will bring, this research-based talk will bring some valuable insights to your life and future strategy. Faced with increasing complexity, companies are at the precipice of change. This thought-provoking keynote will encourage companies confronted with the rising pressure of innovating in fresh and exciting ways to look at new trends that are creating widespread disruption, collapsing industries and transforming spaces to give context to the opportunities ahead for growth.

09:30

KEYNOTE:

THE NEW MEGA TRENDS - IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS, CULTURE, SOCIETY AND CAREERS

Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director EIA, Frost & Sullivan

This presentation provides visionary insights into the impact of Connectivity and Convergence on our future lives, driven by the rapid proliferation of connected devices and services. These new services will create innovative applications,  enable seamless access and ubiquitous connectivity in the main sectors of home, work and city. The entire gamut of connected living and smart city applications is expected to reach a market potential of over a trillion dollars by 2020, prompted by the convergence of products, technologies, industries and even competition. This visionary session will showcase compelling case studies of companies and will help you paint a picture of how Connectivity and Convergence, along with other global Mega Trends, will transform the way we work and our personal lives in years to come.

10:00

INTERACTIVE THINK TANK I:

COVER STORIES OF NEWS IN 2020 DRIVEN BY MEGA TRENDS, MARKET TRENDS AND  TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

What will be the next big game-changers from 2014 to 2020? After hearing about country-specific Mega Trends and the Mega Trends of the Market and Technology, each industry table will brainstorm together about what a cover story in a major national or trade magazine or newspaper would look like in 2020. What would the headline be? What are some of the key implications for business, and for our personal lives? What opportunities for growth might be highlighted in this cover story? We will think as teams together about how the Mega Trends of today will drive and determine the big news stories of tomorrow.

10:45 EXHIBITION, REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK
11:15

EXECUTIVE ADDRESS:

2014 GROWTH, INNOVATION & LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTATION

11.45

INTERACTIVE 360 DEGREE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & CONVERGENCE OPPORTUNITIES IN TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS, INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Moderator: Mark Simoncelli, Global Director, Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan

IT and Telecoms: Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Transportation & Logistics: Mani James, Operations Manager, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Healthcare: Etienne van Wyk, Programme Manager, Healthcare, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

12:45 GROWTH SUCCESS STORY: INDUSTRY INSIGHT BY DHL EXPRESS


Charles Brewer, Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa,DHL Express

13:00
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
14:00

GROWTH SUCCESS STORY: INDUSTRY INSIGHT BY NEOTEL

Sunil Joshi, CEO, Neotel

14:15

EXECUTIVE BULLETIN:

TECHVISION 2020 - WELCOME TO THE POWER PACKED WORLD OF TOP 50 TECHNOLOGIES

Mani James, Operations Manager Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Disruption everywhere is a frightening prospect for most companies unaware of new technologies that will soon arrive to threaten market position and send product development teams into tail spins. This discussion will cover recent research by Frost & Sullivan to highlight the top 50 disruptive technologies with a powerful message around what you should do to get ahead of the threat.

Key Take Aways:

  • Identify the technologies impacting your business today and in the future.   
  • Build a case to track technologies in a converging world.   
  • Create awareness with your team for the need to look at disruption.
14:30

INTERACTIVE THINK TANK II:

BLUE SKY INNOVATION

Mark Simoncelli, Global Director, Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan

There are some challenging questions currently facing senior executives and influential thought leaders in business. For companies operating in today's tough economic climate, innovation is key to developing a competitive edge and driving long term revenue growth. Blue Sky Innovation is a methodology that complements traditional innovation practice. It introduces new aspects to the innovation process to incorporate varied information sources in a flexible, but structured manner, to nurture ideas into new and breakthrough innovations.

Key Take Aways:

  • Understand why you should approach innovation differently in your company.   
  • Learn how the Blue Sky Innovation process differs from traditional innovation management.   
  • Discover how to approach Blue Sky Ideation.
15:00

GIL BITE:

CONNECTING AFRICA - LEADING CELLULAR INNOVATION IN AFRICA, FOR AFRICA

Alpesh Patel, CEO and Founder, Africa, Mi-Fone

15:15 EXHIBITION, REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK
15:45

INTERACTIVE CEO PANEL:

BEST PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES IN ACTION

Moderator: Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Share, engage and inspire new ideas and fresh perspectives for implementing best practices with CEOs of this year's Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award recipients.

16:45

THE GIL JOURNEY AND NEXT 365 DAYS

Dorman Followwill, Partner, Director EIA Frost & Sullivan

Birgitta Cederstrom, Global Commercial Director, Growth Innovation and Leadership, Frost & Sullivan

17:00
NETWORKING RECEPTION
18:30 2014 AFRICAN BEST PRACTICE AWARDS BANQUET REGISTRATION AND CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
19:00 2014 AFRICAN BEST PRACTICE AWARD BANQUET DINNER