When north and south meet, synchronize and create together
Hannelie Venucia (previously Pienaar) from the South, as in South Africa,
is an Inspreneur, Leadership and Self-Leadership Awareness Catalyst, Innovation Strategist, Public Speaker and Author, with 28 years of experience in Business, Management, Information Technology, Human Resources and Strategy Consulting. Hannelie has served many CXO level clients and Politicians in USA, Europe, West Asia, Middle East and Africa as a trusted advisor and mentor. She delivered a ground breaking paper at the Society for Innovation in Management’s annual Innovation and Management Conference in Tokyo, Japan in February 2017. Hannelie has developed and is leading several leadership awareness, creative innovation, talent development, growth strategies, change management, potential realization and personal development initiative, courses, programs and workshops. Her latest flagship innovation course is available for enrollment at the Ubiquity University in 2017. Several universities in Taiwan and Turkey are collaborating with Hannelie to share her 'Learn with Awareness and Innovate with Awareness' short courses with their students. Hannelie has been a speaker at various events in the UK, Spain, Japan, Turkey, UAE, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa. A prolific author, Hannelie’s latest publication, ‘Sharing Corn—Leadership and Self-Leadership Awareness Journal—Constructing new models of Understanding’ is available on Amazon. Hannelie participated in the U.Lab Program of the MIT—Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA.
Ilkka Kakko, from the North, as in Finland,
is an international authority on Innovation during VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous) conditions and Serendipity Management. Ilkka is an esteemed author and experienced visionary with a very diverse professional background. He is currently busy with his PHD. His organization has developed and tested a new concept for the innovation ecosystem development, called the 3rd Generation Science Park (3GSP). Ilkka has worked in senior positions in big industrial companies and in a public innovation intermediary organization. He has also experience as an entrepreneur and as a major shareholder and board member in several other business fields like consultancy, financial services, leisure and creative industries. Ilkka has served as a board member in several publicly quoted companies in Finland. Ilkka has been a speaker at several international innovation events and has appeared on national television. He recently presented at the ”Tangerang Selatan Global Innovation Forum 2016" organized by UNESCO and WTA with the theme 'Innovation for Sustainable Development' in Jakarta, Indonesia in September 2016.