Innovative Disruption

#TheDisruptionAgenda: A Nedbank CIB and Plug and Play Tech Centre initiative

By | 2018-09-17T15:53:19+02:00 September 17th, 2018|Innovative Disruption|

Plug and Play is the ultimate global innovation platform that connects the world’s most promising startups with large, forward-thinking corporations to solve cross-sector business challenges and drive innovation, disruption and global business transformation. Their main goal is to find, invest in and accelerate great startups. The story of Plug and Play dates back to the [...]

Nedbank CIB and Aerobotics make the benefits of AgTech real for farmers around the world

By | 2018-10-19T10:35:19+02:00 September 17th, 2018|Featured, General, Innovative Disruption, Watch This|   What started as an experiment between Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (Nedbank CIB) and South African-based pest and disease management company, Aerobotics, has been commercialised into a precision farming solution. Our agri clients can now harness drone technology to assess tree crop health, identify pests and diagnose diseases. As part of [...]

Leading disruptors don’t find new ways of doing things; they find new things to do.

By | 2018-09-11T07:35:53+02:00 September 10th, 2018|Innovative Disruption|

By Stuart van der Veen; Nedbank CIB Head: Disruption and Innovation For decades, strategy and an associated positioning have been seen as the key means by which any business could successfully differentiate itself from its competitors. Business experts would typically spend thousands of hours analysing the past, assessing the present and trying to predict the [...]

#TheDisruptionAgenda: Meet The Startups

By | 2018-09-20T11:31:39+02:00 September 10th, 2018|Innovative Disruption, Watch This| The Disruption Agenda is a Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) and Plug and Play initiative that will bring 10 visionary startups from across the globe to South Africa to meet with top business leaders. Unveiling the 10 startups that are participating in The Disruption Agenda, Stuart van der Veen, Head of Disruption and [...]

Introducing #TheDisruptionAgenda – the first innovation programme of its kind in Africa

By | 2018-09-19T14:39:36+02:00 September 5th, 2018|Innovative Disruption, Watch This| The Disruption Agenda simplifies how leading corporates connect to world-class startups As part of Nedbank’s digital journey, Nedbank has expanded its corporate partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play in a move that will see the world’s largest innovation platform come to South Africa as part of The Disruption Agenda to take place in [...]

Disruption success isn’t so much about how you approach it; just that you do.

By | 2018-09-11T08:16:22+02:00 September 3rd, 2018|General, Innovative Disruption|

  By Stuart van der Veen; Head of  Disruption & Innovation: Nedbank CIB and Janade du Plessis; Head of Principal & Alternative Investment: Nedbank CIB While the initial response by large corporations to innovative and technological disruption largely focused on the wholesale acquisition of new industry entrants, this is not a sustainable approach. As new [...]