What role do record labels play in today’s music industry? Many expected the death of the big, bad middle man of music. While massive change has come to this industry (probably more than most) there is an important role for the labels. I chat to Andrew Mitchley, head of A&R for Gresham Records about their […]
Steve Harley has been in the IT space since the late 90s and comes from a marketing/advertising background. There has been some success in building infrastructure around the country that would allow large scale internet access. However the last mile has been largely ignored. Steve is developing a project to resolve this issue that will […]
Everyone today is somewhat obsessed with our “digital brand” from having the perfect Twitter profile to an excellent and compelling LinkedIn summary. Although we live in a technological world it is still how an individual presents themselves in person that is the number 1 brand builder or wrecker. Listen to Paul du Toit talk about […]
Damon Kalvari produced for Gareth Cliff on both 5FM and the 18 month old Cliff Central. I sat down with Damon to chat about his observations of how the internet impacted radio and how it is forcing a change of format. Also, is the podcasting platform that is Cliff Central actually working and what do […]
Richard Speechly started a company called Summerhat Mobility. They develop mobility solutions in the ERP space. Large enterprises are downing in their own inefficiency which results in massive losses. Mobile solutions can resolve these problems while at the same time engage the workforce.
Sebastian Darrington is a Big Data specialist with EMC and he talks about just how much data is being generated and the massive value that it creates. Mining that data will give great reward but it can’t be done without the knowledge to know where to mine.
Zahir Khan runs Project Isizwe whose aim is to provide free wifi to all residents of Tshwane. It has been an enormously successful project and the implications for the city and the possibilities for the country are profound. How have they succeeded and how will the project be sustained?
Matthew Banks has a job in Oracle that 5 years ago would have been laughable: Finding ways to tell stories that illustrate the role of technology in a changing world to make lives better. His background includes studies in Medieval Spanish Poetry which he believes has strong parallels to today’s technologically driven world.
Chris Clark is the Business Development Director of PDT. Since 2014 they have issued an annual “Employee Engagement Report” which analyses the levels of engagement (or lack thereof) of employees in the workplace. It makes for fascinating reading. In this episode of Spheres of Influences the report is broken down and some of the reasons […]
Ross Armstrong has a long family tradition in sugar cane farming but in 2012 he saw, what he believed was a gap in the market for affordable accounting services. With no background in accounting he started Biz Smart Solutions. The entire business is in the Cloud. There are no offices and no full time employees. […]