Accenture, Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute have officially announced the 2017 Innovation Index winners during the Accenture Innovation Conference, held today, 17 October 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The awards ceremony honoured top businesses at the forefront of innovation across various sectors.
“All participants were assessed based on their level of advancements in innovation – from the ability to modernise their products and solutions, to how they take them to market,” says Ntombi Mhangwani, Accenture Africa Director for Integrated Marketing and Communications.
“We paid special attention to their concepts, product developments, process and system designs, as well as how they delivered and commercialised their offerings. We also looked at their commitment to projects across the organisation, including senior management; and ability to make use of ever evolving technology in all its forms as a way of improving value to customers and operational procedures.”
The 2017 Accenture Innovation Index winners are:
Overall Innovation Master (turnover in excess of ZAR35 million): First National Bank (FNB)
Overall Innovation Master (turnover less than ZAR35 million): Bramhope Group
Large Enterprise (joint winners) Concept category: InterGreatMe and FNB
Medium Enterprises Concept category: KEY360 App
Small Enterprises Concept category: HearScreen TX concept
Emerging Enterprises Concept category: ColonyLive
All winners will receive a customised innovation diagnostic that identifies innovation gaps and strengths, provides a benchmark by turnover and sector, and includes strategies that may help them to improve their businesses and gain competitive advantage.
The Accenture Innovation Index measures, recognises and rewards innovation and systems of innovation in organisations of all sizes in the South African public and private sectors every year.