Dr. Gavin Symanowitz is an actuary with a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. He formerly headed up Strategic Product Innovation for Investments at First National Bank (recognized as the World’s Most Innovative Bank) for over five years. He won the prestigious ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2008, and subsequently left the bank to found FeedbackRocket (formerly GetAGreatBoss.com), a revolutionary web-based business that has won a number of international awards for innovation. Gavin was featured in the Harvard Business Review article ‘Learn How to Think Different(ly)’ and is a Thought Leader on the South African Innovation Network. He has been a regular finalist in numerous international open innovation competitions. He has also written a weekly column in Finweek on the topic of innovation.
Gavin serves as a Director on the Board of the Institute of Inventors and Innovators and as a Panelist for the III Pitch-it to the Panel™.
THE INSTITUTE OF INVENTORS AND INNOVATORS
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