Sean Temlett is the CIO (Chief Innovation Officer) at iCampus and visiting lecturer in strategic marketing at The Graduate School of Business UCT. He is a renowned ‘gapologist’; helping companies discover new opportunities through innovation. Sean had a 10-year career at Wits Business School and in 2004 and 2007 Sean was awarded the Wits Business School Award for the best lecturer at the School.
Sean has 14 years experience in retail and investment banking, culminating in the development of a full transactional banking capability for Investec Bank and a gold medal award for the bank from The International Retail Banker for the most profitable new retail banking product in 2000. Prior to that Sean spent 10 years in retail banking where he became the youngest ever recipient of the Permanent Bank chairman’s award for the most outstanding employee in the group and recipient of the Old Mutual Business Builder of the year award. Together with Gail Kelly (now CEO of Westpac in Australia) he negotiated and implemented South Africa’s first co-branded Visa Card; the Nedbank/Voyager Visa product suite.
In 2011 Sean completed an 11-month sabbatical at Duke University where he attended the PhD programme in strategy and innovation. He is currently a PhD candidate at Wits completing a longitudinal investigation of endowment traps in SA banks.