Attendees will hear from speaker and strategist Mqondisi Gumede on how to think outside the box.
Founder and CEO of the OMG Mqondisi Gumede says people are always looking to him for for practical ideas around execution and how they can get from concept/idea to execution. He will, therefore, be sharing his key insights on big thinking at the Get Smart Summit on 21 February 2019 at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
“There is something big that we all need to be doing,” says Mqondisi. “Big Thinking is a critical component of everyday activities, which involves thinking differently and creatively about challenging situations. The key to thinking big is innovation in so far as finding the edge between staying relevant and outperforming your competitors. It’s a about finding out what the people that you're serving are aiming at and wedging yourself between them and that aim of theirs."
Mqondisi has extensive experience in the interconnected fields of Strategy, People, Marketing and Technology. In his many roles over the years, Mqondisi has advised the likes of KPMG, Momentum, eBucks, SA Tourism, flySAA.com, Coca-Cola - ECABU region (the 27 country East and Central Africa Business Unit) and Eskom, while playing a role in the delivery of solutions for many more leading brands such as Yokohama Tires, Bonitas, and the re-launched African Bank. Mqondisi also spent three years at South Africa's largest alternative building technology company, ImisonTM, last occupying the position of General Manager: Operations.
The Get Smart summit will see senior finance and HR professionals coming together to network amongst peers, share notes in a casual and relaxed environment and rotate through three unique speaking tracks where they will be able to pick up some top tips from Mqondisi, along with the following speakers; Lee Naik, CEO,TransUnion; Megan Pydigadu, group FD, EOH Holdings; Rob Katz, CEO, Peregrine Holdings; and Jon Foster-Pedley, the dean of Henley Business School.