Innovation for a Competitive Edge – Business Breakfast

Innovation is an essential Forth Industrial Revolution skill

Innovation is a learnable and valuable business skill.

Companies and organisations that are not innovative will not be agile enough to survive the changes in society brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Innovation is not a creative accident that other organisations stumble over but rather an intentional, learnable skill that is required by all sectors of an organisation.

A small business needs to innovate to be noticed and to stand out from a jungle of competitors and a large, successful organisation needs to innovate in order to keep growing over and above last year’s results.

Innovation is not a skill to be delegated to a few savvy stars in the company, but should be nurtured in all levels of the organisational hierarchy as well as accessed from external sources.

During this session you will:

- Define the competitive edge innovation gives to your organization

- Intentionally develop innovation practices

- Identify the origins of innovation

- Bring unexpected innovation into your organisation

- Reward frustrated users for being innovation inspirations

- The difference between incremental and radical innovation

- The different parts of your organization that can benefit from innovation

- How simple this can be. I promise.

The Presenter

Charlotte Kemp is a futurist, author and trainer.

As a futurist, Charlotte loves exploring the origin and natural destination of things that interest her, as well as understanding to what extent we can influence the major themes in our lives.

As a business owner, Charlotte knows what it is like to lose a business and feel helpless and also how to now plan a better, more robust strategy to make businesses more sustainable as they face uncertainty, volatility and change in the market.

Charlotte serves on the Board of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and has served on the Board of the Global Speakers Federation.

Cape Town Guest Presenter

Bruce Wade

Bruce Wade is a master story engineer. He has been instrumental in assisting in the growth of over 650 businesses over the last 14 years, all through identifying and enabling their inner strategic story to be written, told and understood.

Bruce Wade, often confused as a super hero is a husband, father of two, a Speaker, Author, Innovation Coach and Facilitator, Bruce is the creator of The Sphere of Mankind, the Business Narrative Strategy and author of Exploit Yourself and Brain Gym for Entrepreneurs.

​ ​Bruce is founder and partner at EM Solutions, an Innovation Accelerator based in Woodstock and serves as the Chair of the Innovation Initiative at the Cape Chamber of Commerce and as President of a Toastmasters club.

At the Cape Town meeting, Bruce will be presenting a session called: "The Innovation Model for Success". This 7 step approach to innovation will assist businesses in understanding and implementing one of the required critical skills for success over the next 5 years.


Book here

Bring your leadership team, managers, sales, marketing and HR professionals.

R750 + VAT per person

R4,000 + VAT for table of 6

Randburg, Gauteng - 22 November (Thursday)

Steenberg, Cape Town - 20 November (Tuesday)

Bookings are done via Quicket. Please contact us for any necessary paperwork to support the booking.

Time: 8 for 8.30 to 11.30 am. Tasty, warm breakfast is included.

  • Charlotte is the driving force behind our Mastermind group of speakers. She is organised and pays attention to the details that make the group effective. As the leader of our discussions she manages the flow of the conversation and ensures we are all engaged. I commend Charlotte for the time and energy she puts into the task of keeping our group running smoothly.
    Lois Strachan
    Professional Speaker
  • Charlotte is the only travel guide to the future that you will need. Her ideas and techniques will help navigate your company from here today into the future without having to leave your boardroom. We have worked with Charlotte on a number of occasions and will again: her open, caring, humble approach to facilitation gives one a sense of control over the process, yet guided with care and precision through the content. Brilliant.
    Bruce Wade
    EM Solutions
  • Charlotte has shown such a high level of passion towards the benefits of Master Mind groups that her enthusiasm got me hooked.

    Not only did she hook me, she also was willing to hold my hand in getting the ball rolling with setting the group up. She was extremely helpful and guided us where we needed help. We now have our Master Mind group up and running and I'm sure it will be a success based on the coaching and mentoring that Charlotte has afforded us.

    Jason Sandler
    Professional Speaker
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