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South Africa


Cape Town

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Western Cape

Speaker Bio

Throughout his career, Colin Iles has focused on designing and implementing solutions that bring positive benefits to the communities and stakeholders the organisations serve.

His specific focus in his own words…“Most organisations develop and execute strategies that are no longer appropriate to deal with the existential threats that disruptive technologies bring. It’s incredibly satisfying working with today’s leaders to design models that allow them to adapt and win in this exponentially changing world.”

Whether presenting, facilitating or consulting, Colin mixes his professional experiences with humour, deep research and razor-sharp intellect to ensure his audiences stretch their thinking as to where the real threats lie, and whether their organisation, their division or their teams are equipped to deal with these threats.

Before setting up his own innovation consultancy, Colin was held various Managing Director roles at Barclays and Standard Bank, founded the award-winning Equinox Leadership Centre and helped instigate the creation of The African Institute of Financial Markets Risk Management at UCT.

Keynotes that challenge your thinking
If you simply want to learn more about exponential technologies then Google is your friend.

If, on the other hand, you want an interactive, tailored keynote, that will be provocative, humorous and will challenge your audience to consider how they must think differently to survive in an exponential world, then let’s connect.

Workshops that challenge your approach
The business models that were critical to your organisation's success, are now becoming your biggest threat.

Colin offers a range of leadership workshops which explore the impact of exponential technologies on organisational processes, introduces models that the fastest growing companies in the world are using and shows you and your teams practical steps that can be taken immediately to experiment with these new ideas.

All workshops can be run online for groups of 10 and upwards.


Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


- The power of purposeful leadership
- The attributes of exponential organisations
- Scaling autonomous decision making
- It's 2025 - Why did we fail?
- Introducing Outside-in thinking
- Adapt of die

Keynotes can be custom developed for clients interested in the themes of innovation, culture, leadership and strategy.
All topics are available as either keynotes (with Q&A) or facilitated strategy development workshops.

Expert On:

What I Do
I help leaders unlock their organisations potential so they can thrive in an exponential world.

Why I Do It
The most profitable companies of today have a secret. They focus on creating services that benefit society. Helping large corporates execute new strategies, is I believe, the most effective way I can contribute to making a better world.

Open hours today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday


  • Sunday


  • 01/25/2022 6:07 am local time

Live Fee Range
Virtual Fee Range
Booking Requirements

1. Up to 1 hour Keynotes - R30K (virtual) / R40K (physical).
2. Hosting online interviews -

e.g. The inspire series - R20K per 1 hour interview / run in blocks of 5 interviews. (note I usually find the panelists from my network)

e.g. 3 hour interview - R50K for 3 hours of hosting /interviewing their team

3. Facilitation and workshops - -Full Day : R75K (range has been between R50K to 120K)
-Half Day : R45K

4. Other services
-Innovation leadership coaching - R4K per hour

Contact Me:
  • South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • Western Cape
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Contact Calendar
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        • Pepsico
          11/09/2020 at 1:36 pm

          Colin designed and facilitated an impactful leadership offsite, I am do glad we took the risk. Pepsico

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • Transnet
          10/18/2020 at 1:42 pm

          Colin invokes a lot of thinking, a lot of emotions and he challenges a lot of conventional beliefs you may come in with. He is an amazing guy. Transnet

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • SAB Miller
          09/25/2020 at 1:37 pm

          Thanks Colin! We left the day completely turned upside down! SAB Miller

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • Ecobank
          08/15/2020 at 1:46 pm

          Impactful – I strongly recommend this for my colleagues. EcoBank

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • City of Joburg
          07/11/2020 at 1:39 pm

          What impressed me most was the insight and the amount of research and study that was done around municipalities that made it easy to engage. City of Joburg

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • ABSA
          03/08/2020 at 1:46 pm

          I learnt more from this single experience than i have ever have from any other Business School workshops I have attended. ABSA

          Keynote Talk - Live

        • MiWay
          02/12/2020 at 1:44 pm

          Amazing day, great facilitation and awesome ideas. MiWay

          Keynote Talk - Live

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