TT100 BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARDS
Theme: “A wearable option for the future.”
TT100 ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS
27 OCTOBER 2016
|19:00||Welcome address by Prof Edward Kieswetter, President of The Da Vinci Institute|
|19:10||Adjudication reflection by TT100 Project Owner, Prof Roy Marcus|
|19:40||Key Note address by the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor|
|20:20||The Da Vinci Institute Award for Excellence in the Management of Technology
|20:35||The Da Vinci Institute Award for Excellence in the Management of Innovation
|20:50||The Da Vinci Institute Award for Excellence in the Management of People
|21:05||The Da Vinci Institute Award for Excellence in the Management of Systems
|21:35||The Da Vinci Institute Award for Excellence in Sustainability
|21:50||The Department of Science and Technology Director General Award for Overall Excellence
|The Department of Science and Technology Minister Award for Overall Excellence
|22:00||Adjudicator response: Mr Malose Chaba|
|22:07||Closing: Dr Ronel Blom – TT100 Executive|
THE TIPS™ FRAMEWORK
THE MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY (MOT)
Here we argue that we are all technologists, every one of us who knows how to do something in a certain way and uses tools to do it, be they pencils or personal computers, machine tools or video screens. Teachers, auto designers, builders of factories or financial plans, whether we use language labs or lasers in whatever we do, we participate in the management of the technology of our age.
THE MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION (MOI)
This is essentially about how an organisation firstly capitalises on the ideation process to develop an innovative product, service, process of system and as a result to commercialise and implement such innovation.
THE MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE (MOP)
This is about the understanding of the human bridge in implementing organisational processes and how the organisational human factor is leveraged, showing how and where people make the real difference in sustaining organisational growth and competence.
THE MANAGEMENT OF SYSTEMS (MOS)
Here we focus on the synthesis of all organisational activities and performances systemically, in an attempt to solve unique problems. The re-design of a competitive landscape may result in being hyper competitive. It also assumes that one perceives reality as a combination of known, knowable, complex and chaotic dimensions.
In linking and integrating the domains (MOT, MOI, MOP and MOS) with each other, Da Vinci argues that people should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:
Integrating the dynamics of the management of technology and the management of innovation such that as the organisation develops, improves and adapts its technology needs, appropriate amounts of innovation are applied to generate real market value and profitability.
Integrating the management of technology and the management of people by ensuring that the organisation upskills (by acquisition or development) the appropriate human capabilities to match and ideally exceed the technological needs at any one time.
Integrating the management of people and the management of innovation by way of evaluating the commitment and motivation of people at the workplace. It is measured in terms of the total incentive cost within the organisation.
THE TT100 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
The TT100 adjudication probes deeply into the processes that an organisation deploys in the Management of Technology. Of key interest are the processes that are deployed to develop, implement and monitor the technology strategy. A winning company devotes attention to the technology life cycle ensuring that they have a healthy mix of Emerging, Pacing, Key, and Base Technologies. Fundamental to the effective Management of Technology are the tools deployed to maintain and enhance the competitive advantage. TT100 winners focus on improvement of quality and productivity, higher flexibility, cost leadership and new market exploitation.
THE TT100 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
Measuring the innovative capacity of the organisation embraces a spectrum of quantitative and qualitative metrics. The adjudication process interrogates the innovative capacity in three areas: Product, Process and Organisation. An important indicator is the percentage of revenue generated from products that are less than 3 years old. Furthermore, the Return on Investment from the innovation process gives a good indication of the methods used to monitor it. Innovation is linked to knowledge management and how the organisation manages the dissemination of information. Winning organisations are concerned with integration, and they leverage their effectiveness through strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing, and partnerships.
THE TT100 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE
Winning organisations recognise the critical role people play in enhancing their competitive advantage. The adjudication process probes a number of variables in an attempt to gain insight into how organisations are able to maximise the effectiveness of their employees, whilst creating a harmonious working environment. TT100 organisations are appraised on their value system and organisational climate, with the emphasis placed on mentoring and coaching, issues relating to staff retention, training and development and, most importantly, how staff are incentivised and encouraged to become part of the innovation process. They do not pay lip service to their staff – they are measured in terms of staff turnover, growth in the number of employees, and the percentage of revenue spent on training and development.
THE TT100 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SYSTEMS
In a growing world of complexity, managing an organisation using a Systems approach is no longer a luxury, but an essential element if an organisation wishes to be in the race. Emphasis is placed on testing the validity of the strategic intent, and applying basic Systems Thinking. These organisations spend quality time upfront, debating the merits of new processes, products, and systems before making an investment, changing the product mix, or discounting. The culture that pervades the organisation is one of constructive engagement and recognition that every person in the organisation, irrespective of their position, has an important contribution to make. It is evident that these organisations are better prepared to solve problems in a more elegant way and find that they have fewer fallouts due to reactive decision-making.
THE TT100 AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY
For this award, the organisation and its management are evaluated on the overall contribution within their chosen marketplace, and to the South African society as a whole. The essence of this award is the value that the organisation contributes to both its internal and external communities. Such an organisation demonstrates not only a unique ability to manage the TIPS™ elements within its own operations, but also demonstrates its ability to manage its impact on the environment. The package includes evidence of the organisation’s ability to contribute to organisational ecology.
These companies demonstrate a holistic approach to managing their operations and are a role model that all companies, in both the private and public sectors, should strive to emulate.
THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DIRECTOR GENERAL AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE – EMERGING AND SMALL ENTERPRISES
THE MINISTER AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE – MEDIUM AND LARGE ENTERPRISES
The ultimate accolade for any organisation is to be conferred these awards. This organisation does not only deliver superior financial results, but displays all round excellence. From the development of their strategy, to the way they interact with their internal and external environment, the organisation displays an important attribute in the form of a ‘fractal quality’. As such, irrespective of where you engage with the organisation, the same professionalism and commitment to their stakeholders will pervade.
LIST OF ENTRANTS
Campus Labs (Pty) Ltd
Cyber Czar (Pty) Ltd
EPLAN South Africa
Fuel Decontaminant (Pty) Ltd
Global Beverages (Pty) Ltd
IoT.nxt (Pty) Ltd
JoinCircles (Pty) Ltd
Kirkonsult (Pty) Ltd
KliqConcepts (Pty) Ltd
Kusasa Information Systems (Pty) Ltd
Litabe Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Mafikeng Innovation Hub
Magnetic Field Force (Pty) Ltd
Memeza Shout (Pty) Ltd
Mochocho IT Consulting
Mpilo-ende Fortified Foods (Pty) Ltd
Niche Integrated Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Rethink Education (Pty) Ltd
RocketMine Aerial Data Solutions
SVA Innovate (Pty) Ltd
Traffic Barricade (Pty) Ltd
Tuluntulu (Pty) Ltd
VNI Consultants CC
BOSS Office Projects (Pty) Ltd
COLONYHQ (Pty) Ltd
Focused Professional Consultants (Pty) Ltd
Hazleton Pumps International (Pty) Ltd
LucidView (Pty) Ltd
MechCaL (Pty) Ltd
Metro Minds (Pty) Ltd
Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
Systemic Logic Innovation Agency (Pty) Ltd
Technetium (Pty) Ltd.
Verirad (pty) Ltd
Willys Technology Innovation (Pty) Ltd
X/procure Software SA (Pty) Ltd
Accsys Pty Ltd
Cornastone Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (T)
Vulindela Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd
African Oxygen Limited
Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd
Altech Netstar (Pty) Ltd
Altech Multimedia (Pty) Ltd
De Beers Technologies South Africa (DebTech)
Franklin Electric South Africa (Pty) Ltd
I CAT Environmental Solutions
QK MEATS SA (Pty) Ltd
|Bennie||Anderson||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Carin||Stoltz-Urban||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Csaba||Varfalvi||Rimflow Business Incubation (Pty) Ltd|
|Isaiah||Engelbrecht||The Growth System|
|Kenneth||Mabilisa||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Mamohloding||Tlhagale||Department of Science and Technology|
|Marcus||van Niekerk||Kubwa Advisory|
|Marizanne||Burger||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Marlize||Schwar||Barclays Africa Group|
|Mike||Davies||Optimum Learning Technologies Pty Ltd|
|Mmbodi||Rambau-Nesengani||The Industrial Development Corp (IDC)|
|Ntsane||Moleleki||Department of Science and Technology|
|Nyakallo||Tsatsi||The Department of Science and Technology|
|Raldu||Nel||Blank Canvas Intl.|
|Raymond||Toga||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Ronel||Blom||The Da Vinci Institute|
|Ross||Saunders||CQS GRC Solutions (Pty) Ltd|
|Shirley||Lloyd||The Department of Higher Education and Training|
|Storm||Thomas||The Da Vinci Institute|