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What Is MiX i3?

MiX i3 is an internal innovation competition designed to provide a platform for our people to showcase their great ideas. The goal is to encourage everyone to bring their great ideas to light.
This event is a cornerstone of MiX culture, so we encourage everyone to put forward ideas and help us bring MiX i3 to life year after year. The level of participation in this contest determines its success - any idea is worthy and could be the next big thing that sets us apart from our competitors.

MiX i3 2024

At MiX, we pride ourselves on our ability to develop innovative, imaginative, and inventive technologies.
We are all eager to see our ideas contribute to the products we create, and how our creations improve customers’ lives and businesses. We are Titans of Industry in fleet management, and we strive to keep it that way.

The Event

The competition is an off-site event that all CSO staff are invited to attend. Each team taking part this year will be given a few minutes to present before re-joining the audience to watch the other teams’ presentations.
Event Details
Date: 14 March 2024
Time: 11:30 – 16:30 SAST
Venue: Stellenbosch Flying Club

The Teams

Team Rally

  • Chad Singlee
  • Johannes Engelbrecht
Team Rally

MiX Evo 2.0

  • Christo Snyman
  • Alfred Kidd
  • Jako de Wet
  • Sizaan Greyling
MiX Evo 2.0

MiX Visionaries

  • Ross Haupt
  • Stephan Visagie
  • Eugene Bauling
  • Alain Hendrikse
MiX Visionaries

MiXed Directions

  • Johan Grobbelaar
  • Martin Lottering
  • Wynand Scheepers
  • Cameron McKenzie
  • Carlo Putter
MiXed Directions

Wild Card

  • Jayson Beaton
  • James Hamilton
Wild Card

MiX Window Smashers

  • Serge Dikamba
  • Richard Hobson
MiX Window Smashers

Team ArCANe

  • Murray Buchanan
  • Peter Futter
  • Marco Bronkhorst
  • Richard Marsh
  • Ryan Maggott
  • Jono Makepeace
Team ArCANe

The Panel

This year, one award will be voted for by you, the MiX public, while the other three awards will be voted on by a panel of six expert judges.

The Wildest Idea will be open to you the MiX public to vote on. It’s up to you to recognise ambition and decide which concept you think is the most “out there”, so make your vote count!

Each award will also have an appointed expert judge within the panel to make a swing vote in the event of a close call or draw.

Jim-Zeitunian

Jim Zeitunian

CTO
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Jim-Zeitunian

Glen Mitchell

Head of Product Management
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Jim-Zeitunian

Catherine Lewis

Executive VP: Technology/Managing Director CSO
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Jim-Zeitunian

Ronel Spies

Global Sales Manager
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Jim-Zeitunian

Edwin Loubser

Software Team Lead - Lightning
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Jim-Zeitunian

Martin Rademeyer

Firmware Engineer
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Awards

There are four awards you could win, and you may even win all four if your idea is worthy!

The Best Overall Concept, The Game Changer, and The Most Attainable will be voted on by a panel, while The Wildest Idea will be voted on by the audience.

Each award-winning team member will get a trophy polo shirt unique to each award, which they can wear to work with pride!

There will be a cash prize for each award to be shared equally amongst members of winning teams.
Other MiX SWAG to be announced at the event.
The team's name and members will be listed on a plaque of honor which will be mounted in the office.

Most importantly, you win bragging rights!
Each award-winning team member will get a trophy polo shirt unique to each award, which they can wear to work with pride!
There will be a cash prize for each award to be shared equally amongst members of winning teams.
The team's name and members will be listed on a plaque of honor which will be mounted in the office.
Most importantly, you win bragging rights!
Other MiX SWAG to be announced at the event.

Best Overall Concept

“Nikola Tesla”

  • The concept that is the best in all measures.

  • Given to the brightest among us, these innovators are going to go on to change the world.
  • This award carries a R50 000 cash prize for the team.

The Game Changer

“Alexander Fleming”

  • The concept that has the most potential to be a game changer for our business.
  • This award goes to the revolutionaries; they challenge the status quo and think outside the box to come up with something truly extraordinary.
  • This award carries a R30 000 cash prize for the team.

The Most Attainable

“Thomas Edison”

  • The concept that would be the fastest and most affordable to realize with the lowest risk.
  • The genius behind these inventors is that their logic and research ensure they come up with a highly realistic and attainable idea.
  • This award carries a R30 000 cash prize for the team.

The Wildest Idea

“Leonardo Da Vinci”

  • The most ‘out there’ concept.

  • The individual/s receiving this award are not limited by reality but driven primarily by imagination and mad ideas well ahead of their time.
  • This award carries a R30 000 cash prize for the team.

Last Year's Event

    Last Year's Winners

    MiX Evo

    • Christo Snyman
    • Alfred Kidd
    • Sizaan Greyling
    • Jako de Wet

    i^3OT

    • Jono Makepeace
    • Jacques van Wyk
    • Peter Futter
    • Richard Marsh
    • Arnold Visser

    Team Thunderstruck

    • Ross Haupt
    • Edwin Loubser

    Team Winston

    • Winston Arendse

    Mix Air

    • Eddie Oosthuizen
    • Johan Grobbelaar
    • Timothy Butler
    • Chad Singlee
    • Edwin Loubser

    The Imagineers

    • Lauren van der Vyver
    • Shawn Hancock
    • Lizette Akker
    • Rudolf du Toit
    • Daina Eadie

    i^3OT

    • Jono Makepeace
    • Jacques van Wyk
    • Peter Futter
    • Richard Marsh
    • Arnold Visser

    If you missed it or would like to watch the event again you can watch it here:

    More MiX i3 Info

    This annual initiative is an opportunity to put your ideas on stage for all of MiX by Powerfleet to see. The event will be streamed and recorded so that we can share the presentations with anyone throughout the business for maximum visibility - who knows what it could lead to!

    At the very least, we will get to show off what we are capable of and have fun along the way!

    Perhaps this year, you too will join our league of champions as Titans of the Industry.

    FAQs

    How/when will we allow people time to work on this?
    When you register your concept, we will discuss how much time is needed. Within reason and as far as we can accommodate, we will provide time during working hours.
    How in-line with current project work can the innovation project be?

    It can’t be the same, but if you have innovative angles or boosters to what you’re currently working on, that would be acceptable.

    Will we be able to revive an old project?
    Yes, however, it must have an innovative angle.
    Can someone be in only one team if they are approached by different teams?
    You can only be a part of one team; however, this will run annually, giving you time to contribute to a new idea each year.
    Must the projects be customer-facing, or can we create tools to make our internal work easier?
    As long as the idea benefits the company in any way, it is acceptable.
    If I have a concept, but not necessarily have the resources to bring this to reality, would this still be eligible?
    We have various departments at MiX with all the people and resources we imagine you will need. If you feel that you need additional resources, discuss this with Russell.
    Do we need to build a working model of the concept?
    You need to demonstrate proof of concept and functionality, whether that be through digital, physical, mechanical, electronic prototypes, or a combination of them. Present your concept however, you think you can best display what your innovation does.

    Contact Russell Simmonds If You Have Any Further Questions

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