‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)
How to win in the sustainability revolution – business and the 21st century (November 29, 1.45pm)
Jason is an international business leader, eco-entrepreneur and author; Former CEO of a JSE listed business; Chairs a number of organizations including www.AgriProtein.com, his latest green venture. Author: The Protein Crunch.
Jason is a serial entrepreneur, passionate environmentalist and futurist who argues that industrial revolution is over and the sustainability revolution has begun. Based on this he has developed a clear vision and blueprint for business in the 21st century.
As old business models implode, new ways of doing business are emerging that will be more disruptive than the internet. Peer to peer markets, product sharing platforms and 3D printing will change the business world in the next decade. Whole new global industries are also being created that could not be foreseen five years ago. These closed loop business are driving a wave of innovation and creativity whilst changing business strategy, risk and governance.
Jason is an inspirational business leader of this nascent revolution. He has started and invested in some remarkable 21st century business, from the world’s largest insect farms, to an
empowering and profitable toilet business in the slums of Africa as well as a company that is set to replace the pesticide industry.
Jason takes business thinking, vision and action into the 21st century– he looks for profitable game changing solutions to the new business paradigms we face. Turning accepted business concepts and models upside down as he looks at business today from the perspective of the future. He explores concepts and frameworks that will define business in the 21st century. His closed systems thinking approach to his own business makes his companies profitable yet simple and brilliant.
Described by Leadership Magazine as one of ‘Africa’s most inspiring green leaders’, he is sharp, witty and above all a realist with a no-nonsense motivational and business focused approach to fixing our problems. Honorary Consul general for Pakistan in South Africa he was also awarded the 2013 United Nations Innovation Prize for Africa.