1 April 2019, 2:15pm – 4:45pm
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Co-founder and CEO of Neurozone
1 April 2019, 2:15pm – 4:45pm
An organisation is a complex composition of living individuals. Just as bodily cells organise to form organs, which in turn connect to form systems making up the human organism, an organisation can also be viewed as a functional living organism.
The living organisation co-exists within an ecosystem (the market) where it needs to use its collective capacity in the form of knowledge, skills and expertise to allocate resources, through high-end innovation and then use a moral and goal-directed guide to distribute these resources fairly to stay alive, survive and to ultimately thrive.
A core capacity of any living organism/organisation is resilience. Resilience forms the springboard to enable and accelerate high-end innovation.
The analogies are so striking that intricate knowledge and understanding of the brain/body system; how it builds resilience and how the brain enables high-end innovation, provides profound new insights for professionals and leaders to harness and optimise the human capacity of any organisation.
Dr Etienne van der Walt, is an accomplished neurologist, co-founder and thought leader of Neurozone. He led the team at Neurozone who developed the Neurozone model of brain performance and the behavioural code for high performance, combining neuroscience, biometrics and data-analytics. The products derived from these findings are widely used today to enhance human capacity. Etienne delivers keynotes and presentations internationally, explaining how the brain/body system can be optimised for high-end innovation. Etienne lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
3 April 2019, 11:00 AM
Co-founder and CEO of Neurozone
Etienne is an accomplished neurologist with a special interest in cognitive neuroscience, and authority in early childhood brain development. Etienne’s 14-year career as a clinical neurologist means he has a deep understanding of the anatomy, biology, and physiology of the brain and the human nervous system. In more recent years, his professional and personal fascination with the remarkable discoveries coming from the various brain sciences has led him to believe in the vast potential of this new knowledge to enhance human capacity. The realisation of this vision is the founding of Cape Town based Neurozone ®, a neuroscience business dedicated to the application of brain science to enhance human capacity.
At the heart of the business of Neurozone ® is a proprietary working model of brain performance. Conceived and developed by Etienne, this model builds on the anatomy, biology, and physiology of brain performance to identify key drivers that can be individually and collectively enhanced for resilience and high performance for thriving in life. The model draws on research from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry etc. and its impact in large organisations has been validated and is currently being used in various industries to enhance human capacity by focusing on the brain/body system. As a result, Etienne has developed a keen understanding of the neurobiological substrates, principles and insights that underpin organisational behaviour and performance.
Etienne is the founder of AmazingBrainz™, an organisation dedicated to the design of programs for the brain stimulation of young, developing children – especially in disadvantaged communities. Etienne worked as a neurologist in South Africa, the UK, and the Netherlands and currently spearheads the development of the Centre for Brain Performance Sciences in Cape Town in collaboration with the Stellenbosch University. As an avid keynote speaker, Etienne engages with diverse audiences of leaders, professionals, educators, and parents on the amazing human brain and its applications as foundational knowledge in a variety of fields where resilience and optimising human capacity takes center stage.
In addition to his Medical and Clinical Neurology degrees, Etienne also holds BSc degrees in Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics as well as Integrated Physiology and Virology.
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