About Us

Unlocking Your Value

1064 Degrees Celsius is the melting point of gold. When we launched in 2017, we felt that this perfectly captured our ability to take something of worth (ie: your company) and add the heat needed to morph it into something exponentially more valuable. We have grown rapidly to become the partner of choice for dozens of Africa's top companies - and in turn have unlocked super value for our clients, through our training and consulting services.

Consulting

Most consultants suck! They only tell you what you already know in really pretty powerpoint! We hate that and are passionate about offering expertise that makes a difference.

Masterclasses

Our engaging sessions are all full of actionable insights. No irrelevant theory, no fluff, just practical, relevant and actionable knowledge.

Gamified Sessions

Through our gamified sessions, you will be able to learn, innovate and strategize through playing fun live games

Extensive Learning Programs

Our digital or innovation programs are golden opportunities for transformational learning.

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Consulting

Most consultants suck! They only tell you what you already know in really pretty powerpoint! We hate that and are passionate about offering expertise that makes a difference.

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Masterclasses

Our engaging sessions are all full of actionable insights. No irrelevant theory, no fluff, just practical, relevant and actionable knowledge.

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Gamified Sessions

Through our gamified sessions, you will be able to learn, innovate and strategize through playing fun live games

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Extensive Learning Programs

Our digital or innovation programs are golden opportunities for transformational learning.

Our Clients

“If you are searching for a company to take your people or your organization to the next level, then you have just struck gold”

Dean Furman, Founder – 1064 Degrees

Thank you for a great session with our Academy 2018 delegates last night. They were enthralled with the information you shared with them and certainly opened some eyes and minds to the numerous tools and great host of information available out there.

SUE HAYNES, HEAD STAFF | BIDVEST ACADEMY

I thought it was very informative and actually quite mind boggling. Dean is exceptionally brilliant and well informed and great sense of humour. Can’t wait to read his book.

ESTELLE DE BEER, HEAD IT STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION | SASFIN BANK LTD

Dean’s energy during his Innovation Masterclass was infectious! He is very knowledge on the subject and I learned so much, especially which tools to use during various stages of the innovation process. I would recommend the course to everyone interested in Innovation!

ZACHDA PRINSLOO, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR INNOVATION (AFRICA) | ABINBEV

Most futurist presentations are so far into the future that they are excitingly non-relevant. Dean has a warm and exponential way of connecting you to the future by allowing you to leverage tangible free technology while you listen to him. He is engaging and his thinking is divergent. He demonstrates innovation and anyone attending his session will leave with a new mind set. If you are looking to improve your business exponentially and AI is not yet in your immediate grasp

MERLE VAN RIJSSEN, SENIOR LEARNING SPECIALIST | NEDBANK

Dean Furman is my innovation go-to guru. His straight-talking, creative engagement evidences why he is one of the leading innovation experts in South Africa. Dean worked with me to create excellent, relevant content. With Dean’s help, our teams now more easily identify the possibilities around them and turn their ideas into practical action. He freely shares some of his ‘growth hacks’ so potential disruptors can benefit from his insight long after he has left the conference room. He ‘gets’ the corporate machine, helping teams think differently about their clients’ needs and cut through red tape.

MICHAEL S, HEAD OF PROPOSITION & MARKETING | LARGE INVESTMENT PLATFORM

An extraordinary man

CLIFF CENTRAL

Brilliant class – I would recommend Dean as a keynote speaker any time for companies who really want to be super successful in the marketplace. Disruption is the game plan of the future." – CEO, BluWave. "I thought it was very informative and actually quite mind boggling. Dean is exceptionally brilliant and well informed and great sense of humour. Can’t wait to read his book.

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSFORMATION, SASFIN

I hired Dean to present the Dawn of Disruption event at a YPO function as part of our Education Year, where we had around 50 YPO members and their spouses in attendance. All our events are rated and Dean received a 9.8 rating! The event was extremely educational and stimulating and at the same time a great connection exercise. One of the members called me the next day and informed me that every single YPO Chapter should be exposed to this amazing opportunity.

JANET GOLDBLATT, CFF AND YPO SPOUSE | YPO JOHANNESBURG GOLD CHAPTER

Dean Furman is authentic and engaging. His ideas and material on innovation resonates with all and he provides expert advice. As a keynote speaker at our town hall event, our audience of in-house lawyers found his presentation “Excellent!”. As a facilitator, Dean gives clear tips and actionable suggestions on how to implement innovation strategies. His suggestions were all well received and have resulted in positive outcomes.

NKULULEKO KHUMALO, COO | ABSA GROUP LEGAL

While we all know that digital technologies will play an increasingly important role and that the speed of change is only going to accelerate, many people are scared at all levels of organizations. Dean’s Dawn of Disruption is gamifying the whole topic of digital technologies. In doing so he demystifies these new technologies and opens everyone’s eyes to the possibilities that they bring. This focus on the positives and not the scary names of the technology solutions is very welcome. Having played the game myself in a YPO event, I invited Dean to play the game with my whole Senior Leadership Team of Nestlé for the East and Southern Africa Region and it was again a real eye-opener for all.

BRUNO OLIERHOEK, CHAIRMAN AND MD | NESTLE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONS

I would highly recommend the session to any company needing to communicate how technology is already disrupting our work and home lives in so many ways; and why we need to embrace and harness it for the future of our organisations.

ASHLEY TRUSCOTT, HEAD OF MARKETING | BDO

The Dawn of Disruption Game was amazing. To date our managers are talking about the ideas that came from it. The game was very insightful and helped the thinking of how to apply any technology into our own workspace. It shaped the minds of our people to apply the futuristic skills to our workforce and make it relevant.

TASKEEN KHAN, INNOVATION LEADER | FNB

In order to solicit ideas from employees, relating to identified business challenges and opportunities, Dean facilitated workshops enabling employees to delve into their own perspectives & experiences, to come up with ideas. Dean’s novel approach, that is based on a board game, ensured a substantial improvement in both quality and quantity of ideas generated. Once we shortlist ideas with scalable potential, idea teams are taken through a 12 week idea-to[1]concept development process. Dean facilitated the experimentation component of this process. Dean taught & demonstrated to the teams why and how to compile experiments to test the underlying assumptions of their concepts. Demonstrating how to identify and execute experiments fast and cheaply, enabled the teams to present concepts to Motus executive leadership, that obtained approval.

ESTE DIGUE, INTRAPRENEURSHIP | LEAD MOTUS GROUP

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