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Why tech innovation is critical to future growth in South Africa [and Africa], as well as the creation of wealth and a better future for all.

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Why this matters

  1. 1. this_matters ¡ really !
  2. 2. <ul><li>A closed system offers little prospect for growth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Every country/business [ on it’s own ] is a closed system R500 velocity helps but growth is limited
  4. 4. So to generate real growth you need to… attract value from outside R1,000 $100
  5. 5. <ul><li>South Africa’s growth </li></ul><ul><li>is dependant </li></ul><ul><li>on our ability to create </li></ul><ul><li>and sell to the world! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why does this </li></ul><ul><li>really matter? </li></ul>tech [+] innovation
  7. 7. Export of natural resources SA has grown up as a … resource economy
  8. 8. Patents granted Intellectual property is not our strongest suit
  9. 9. Research and development expenditure Nor is research and development
  10. 10. GDP wealth Just a coincidence then that Africa is so poor ?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Fair to say then: </li></ul><ul><li>application of </li></ul><ul><li>brains </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>… should generate growth + wealth
  12. 12. so… this matters !!! [!] [to all of us]
  13. 13. #fastforward _lets.go.together_
  14. 14. [connect.with.me] outthink.co.za twitter .com/ darrengorton friendfeed .com/ darrengorton linkedin .com/ darrengorton Darren Gorton
  15. 15. credits <ul><li>Xbox business avatars </li></ul><ul><li>www.worldmapper.org – map 71, Metals exports [2002] </li></ul><ul><li>www.worldmapper.org – map 165, R&D expenditure [2002] </li></ul><ul><li>www.worldmapper.org – map 167, Patents granted [2002] </li></ul><ul><li>www.worldmapper.org – map 169, Absolute wealth 2002 [2002] </li></ul><ul><li>“ HiYA!” by Jerome Love, via flickr </li></ul><ul><li>“ LP640 Roadster Photo Shoot 14.jpg ” by VOD Cars, via flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Various photos via 123rf.com </li></ul>

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