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. […]
Eric Edelstein is my guest on this episode. He is a legend in the tech industry in South Africa. 15 years ago he was a financial analyst with a solid corporate career path. After a 2 hour chat with a friend about this new thing called the internet everything changed. He resigned his job and […]
My guest on this episode is John Sanei a Trend, Innnovation and Company Culture Specialist. This is a mouthful but as you listen to him talk you understand why these all fit together very well. John makes the case that it is imperative for every business to completely reevaluate it’s models and it’s thinking because […]