tt100 is a non-profit company that runs a business innovation awards programme, for organisations and individuals that operate within developing socio-economic contexts. Since 1991, tt100 has been recognising organisations and individual leaders that have successfully managed their technology, innovation and people in a systemic way. tt100 focuses on identifying emerging, as well as, established business leaders across private and public sectors that showcase these tenets.
Entrants of the tt100 programme include a wide spectrum of operations and or individuals in diversified industries. Any organisation or individual that believes they are a sustainable business that is able to evidence skills, processes and practices towards the successful Management of Technology, Innovation and People in a systemic way should enter. The awards categorise organisations or individual businesses as emerging, small, medium and large. Entrants should exemplify those who through passion, perseverance and a highly developed sense of innovation, have defied all odds, and have become recognised as significant players in the global economy.
tt100 uses a unique adjudication process to assess what is embedded in organisations that demonstrate systemic thinking in the Management of Technology, Innovation, and People. tt100 uses the TIPS Managerial Leadership Framework to facilitate an adjudication process assessing the levels of agility, alignment, and engagement within each workplace.
The awards programme aims to assess the level of integration a workplace has achieved in Managing technology, Innovation and People in a Systemic manner. The purpose is to evaluate sustainable business performance with reference to these aspects.Validity of the adjudication process is promoted through a rigorous engagement process involving clear requirements and goals to be achieved by the panel of adjudicators.tt100 conducts post-award feedback sessions with participating organisations advising participants on matters that could be improved to enhance their business performance and global competitiveness
Entries Closed: Opening 2023
tt100 participants receive customised feedback on how they manage TIPS™ enabling them to improve the way they operate their organisations. A special benefit is feedback received from the adjudicatos (verbal feedback, electronic dashboard). Each participant receives a 30-minute post-awards feedback session with the chief adjudicator
Participants become part of tt100 community
Participants exhibit the organisation to other participants and guests for tt100 at the annual awards dinner
“I love working with entrepreneurs and believe we should do everything we can to help more entrepreneurs grow and thrive… People need to know and sense that you care about what they are doing, and that means sharing what you think they do well and where they could improve. It’s not always easy to give feedback but if I don’t, then who will? It could help someone.”
“Driving technology is the basis for businesses to innovate in the global landscape. This awards programme drives South African businesses to get better, gives them a platform to profile themselves in the market, and encourages them to look at how they can use technology and innovate to make the best of their business.”
“In the years we didn’t win, we networked with the winners to find out what they were doing with their systems, people or technology that we weren’t. They were willing to share and we to listen, just as when we have won, we were willing to share…None of the others (business awards programmes) are as focused on our core business as the tt100. Nobody else has a model like the TIPS model. For us, it works.”
“Our solutions are enterprise solutions, and when we started out, we asked ourselves, ‘How do we get traction and credibility among the larger companies and industries?’ Well, it helps if you can show that you are peer reviewed and being better externally. Peer review is very important, especially in early stages (of a business), Being an award-winning technology company also makes it easier to prove your credentials.”
To make the best of our resources it’s important that we foster strong and sustainable partnerships between government, universities, and industry. This is precisely why the tt100 Awards programme is so valuable. It helps identify – and I quote from the awards programme – “South African role models, who through innovation, tenacity and a passionate belief in people, have been able to take their organizations to a new level of competitiveness
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TT100 Business Innovation Awards Programme NPC is governed by all policies applicable to the Davinci Institute of Technology Management.