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Tristan Hall
Works at Samsung Electronics Sub-Sahara Africa
Attended British International College
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Best moment in this episode for me, the guys who says we celebrate people's birthdays where all you had to do is not die for 365 days but we let people who have changed our lives walk around without knowing they have had an impact for the better on us.

Listen to this episode and reflect on the lollipop moments you have had in your life. (You will have to listen to this to understand what that means) then maybe pass this thought on.

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Is leadership only reserved for the extraordinary few? Who has what it takes to disrupt the status quo? In this hour, TED speakers share ideas about what it takes to forge a new path. (Original broadcast date: January 17, 2014)
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So listening to a recent episode where the discussion turned to more deaths by selfies than sharks... the one thing that has bugged me with this story in the different places I have seen it is that it doesn't put perspective on it.

How many more people take selfies vs swim or surf in the ocean. I think you will find the ration tips back in the favour of the sharks.

Car accidents would take it a step further and that is a regulated sector.

Regulation is not the solution.
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This is part 2 of a great podcast I would encourage everyone listen to...check out both.
When we go online, we present a digital version of ourselves. How do we transform when we interact inside our screens? In this episode, TED speakers explore the expanding role of our "second selves".
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These guys are so Note serious!

New Galaxy Note 4 ad is four minutes of puntastic silliness Galaxy Note 4 -- Note Pun Intended
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This is so awesome. A camera drone that lives on your wrist... the future of wearable technology is amazing.
Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven't yet been done -- that, maybe, no one had even thought of...
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The Ebola situation is rather concerning.

http://m.ewn.co.za/2014/09/18/ebola-death-toll-rises-to-2-630
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Google wants developers to make apps Android One friendly http://www.androidauthority.com/android-one-apps-526292/
In a new blog post, Google gives advice on how to make apps more friendly towards Android One and other lower-end devices with the goal of reaching the next five billion.
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This #podcast is a must listen. All about #Silos in #organisations . Very very interesting.
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So today I begin working for a new company by starting a new role working in the Africa Region HQ for Samsung with a focus on the smartphone side of the business. Exciting times ahead.
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No doubt about it, the screen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is amazing. Love using mine.


Samsung GALAXY Tab S - Start seeing with your bra…: http://youtu.be/xdYCr6E7kyM
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Regional Product and Marketing Manager for Mobile Phones at Samsung Electronics Sub-Sahara Africa.
Skills
Product Management, Marketing, photography, writing, speaking, training and publishing. Business in Africa.
Employment
  • Samsung Electronics Sub-Sahara Africa
    Product and Marketing Manager, 2014 - present
    Regional Product and Marketing Manager for Mobile Phone Division in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Sony South Africa
    Product Manager, 2014 - 2014
    Product Manager for the Alpha category in the Digital Imaging Division of Sony South Africa.
  • Comment Media
    Co-Founder, 2010 - 2014
  • PhotoComment Magazine
    Editor, 2008 - 2014
    Editor and writer of PhotoComment magazine in South Africa
  • Sony
    Product Specialist - Alpha, 2009 - 2010
    Working in the marketing department on contract to help grow Alpha camera market share in South Africa shortly after the product being launched in the market.
  • Peldon Technologies
    Sales Manager, 2006 - 2008
    Sales of photo printing products across most of South Africa. Managing a small team of other regional sales representatives. Supporting and training on products.
  • Kameraz
    Retail Salesman, 1998 - 2004
    Camera salesman.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Entrepreneur gone straight now serving as Regional Product & Marketing Manager for Sub-Sahara Africa in the mobile phone division of a big multinational brand.
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All consumingly passionate is how I have been described from my earliest working career. I would spend hours, days and weeks devouring books on photography which was the springboard for a weekend warrior position in the photographic retail store, Kameraz, located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Looking back on my career now in 2015, I have been fortunate to branch into out fields of interest, like technology, working currently as the Product and Marketing Manager for the Mobile Phone division of Samsung Electronics Sub-Saharan Africa Regional HQ.

Prior to this, I worked as the Digital Imaging Division Head in Sony South Africa where a few years earlier I had been contracted in as the Product Specialist for the recently launched Alpha camera range.

In the past decade I have also had the opportunity of co-founding two companies and a photography magazine (PhotoComment). Some of these chapters ended well - for example selling one of the companies - and others sadly fell victim to the economic factors of the time.

These days as I travel to various countries across Africa, I am inspired by the creativity and innovation that exists within so many of the continents diverse population.

My desire is to further work within the rapidly advancing business and technology landscape of the continent and perhaps in some way, make a difference in some small way.

When I am not working and travelling, my time is spent with my family who today, are my reason for being. A husband and father to two boys keeps one on your toes and offers immeasurable rewards.
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Husband, Father, Marketer and Product Manager. Advocate of Smart Phones in Africa.
Education
  • British International College
    A'levels, 2001 - 2002
    Studies Psychology, English Literature, Business and Economics
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The hotel ticks the essentials tick boxes. I was ill on my trip here and found the staff a little unaccommodating on some of their rules to ease my discomfort from being so ill. I cannot comment on the food etc because of how sick I was.
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First time travelling to this airport and a good experience. The duty free mall is great. Navigating the check in area took a little getting used to however.
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Still my best airport experience on the continent and a good overall experience to some overseas airports given the size and traffic difference. Sure the old wing for international departures still feels a little behind the times compared to the newer Domestic terminal but all in all a nice airport that I enjoy returning home to every time I fly.
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My wife and I have eaten here a few times of late thanks to a very good first experience. The food has been fresh and top class and always served with a smile. If you like Greek food this a great option to try.
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Only been here once but it was a great experience. Easy to move between the three terminals and things seem rather efficient and friendly.
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I work next door to this mall and as such was going to give is a poorer review based on my biased view that has formed over being a little bored with it as a lunch venue but having reconsidered, this is perhaps my favourite small mall. Getting in and out of the parking can be frustrating given its location on a very busy road like William Nicol, but once inside there almost always seems to be sufficient parking. There are some great places to eat with good variety (unless you work next door as mentioned) including Italian, Indian, Fish, Meat and more. Actual stores for shopping can be limited but there is a nice mix of regular needs (like Checkers) and destination stores (including Yankee candles and more). The Woolworths Food in this mall is by far my favourite and restored my faith in the brand following some bad experiences at other stores. Sadly cannot say the same for the Foodlovers Market at this mall. Despite being further than a much larger malls closer to where I stay, I have still on occasions made the trip on a weekend to do Nicolway for some shopping.
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To be fair, I have only eaten here once for a team dinner. The food however was great and the service friendly. There is a good atmosphere and vibe while still allowing someone like myself (with my poor hearing) to engage in conversation at dinner without straining too much and having to ask people to repeat themselves.
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