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Dr. Deon Cloete

Individual South Africa, East and South Africa

Dr Deon Cloete (PhD) is a systemic innovation specialist that researches the roles of cross-scale change agents in co-creating transformative change through complex adaptive systems applications in social-ecological/social-technical systems. He is an experienced facilitator of complexity thinking, systems change, and strategic foresight interventions with a focus on ‘systems change co-curation’ for just transitions. He researches and consults national, regional, continental, and global stakeholders in the health, mining, automotive, and energy sectors, but also a wide range of other development agencies, research groups and organisations, national and local governments. As Lead of SAIIA Futures programme he responsible for conducting complexity-informed research to advance futures literacy and anticipatory governance in the context of disruptive technologies, providing policy and planning decision support for leaders, decision-makers, policymakers, and multilateral institutions. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, School for Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, and has presented his research internationally. He is also a guest lecturer at various institutions and speaker in a variety of platforms on Complex Adaptive Systems, Systemic Change, Organisational and Systemic Design, Futures Literacy, Strategic Foresight, Anticipatory Governance, Systems Entrepreneurship, and Systemic Innovation. Deon has 20 years of business experience and currently holds a position as Director at Step Above Aerial Technologies and Mapping. He’s also the Founder and Principal Consultant of Transformability, a small consultancy that facilitates systemic change interventions, systems leadership journeys and workshops.

Operating in:
South Africa

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