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

By | 2018-10-19T10:35:19+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

To deliver the full benefits of big data, agriculture stakeholders need to take small steps

By | 2018-05-28T13:07:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Agriculture, Finance, Innovative Disruption|

By Zhann Meyer; Head of Agricultural Commodities: Nedbank CIB   While big data and digital innovation is most certainly playing a part in revolutionising agriculture across the globe, the diversity and complexity of the farming landscape in Africa means that the disruption is likely to take place at a much slower pace on this continent [...]