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Simon Griffiths
Works at SYSPRO, Johannesburg
Attended University of the Witwatersrand
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014 - top spot Cape Town
From No. 1 Cape Town all the way to No. 52 Niagara Falls, N.Y., explore the vibrant cities and spectacular coastlines, unexpected spots and new attractions that made our list this year.
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I'll probably end up visiting some of the places they included from Europe and North America. sorry, but you're too far :( BTW, I'm not sure why they included Calgary and Niagara Falls from Canada. There are way better places to see like Gaspesie, Vancouver, Toronto or Prince Edward County in Ontario. 
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Most memorable statement I've heard this morning about Madiba was from one of his bodyguards who previously was a member of the Special Branch (the secret police of the apartheid regime), who said that Madiba changed his life in just three months
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Hemispherism. Northern hemisphere folk who only think December=winter=snow. Try to remember that for us, December=summer=sun
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Thanks Rachel :)
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The interview with +Dennis Howlett on SYSPRO's cloud journey.
The accompanying article can be found at http://diginomica.com/2013/08/08/syspros-cloud-journey/ 
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interesting maps of Internet infrastructure around S.Africa
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Among Nelson #Mandela’s many achievements, two stand out. First, he was the world’s most inspiring example of fortitude, magnanimity and dignity in the face of oppression. Second, and little short of miraculous, was the way in which he engineered and oversaw South Africa’s transformation from a byword for nastiness and narrowness into, at least in intent, a rainbow nation in which people, no matter what their colour, were entitled to be treated with respect http://econ.st/IT2DzM 
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Cape Town. San Francisco and Sydney, weep.
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BongoHive opened its first home in November 2012, nestled in a house on a quiet, tree-lined street, just blocks behind one of Lusaka's busiest shopping malls.
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talking with analyst/blogger/adviser +Dennis Howlett  on technology in Africa
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Product & industry marketing guy at SYSPRO
Employment
  • SYSPRO, Johannesburg
    Product & industry marketing guy, 2009 - present
  • Proactive Integrators
    Manager, 2007 - 2009
  • Symetrix
    General Manager, 2005 - 2007
  • JD Edwards
    SA Marketing Manager, 1998 - 2003
  • Compaq
    Partner marketing manager, 1998 - 1998
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    Alliances manager, 1996 - 1998
  • Red Brick data warehouse consultant, 1994 - 1996
  • United Bank, ABSA
    Project manager, 1986 - 1994
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Previously
UK - Pakistan - Bangladesh - India
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Technology marketing, ERP and social media geek in South Africa. Product marketing guy for international ERP vendor SYSPRO. This is my personal account
Introduction
Professional: over 25 years in IT; went from data warehousing and BI project management, to ERP sales and implementation, now product marketing; looking to the social enterprise
Personal: husband, father to 3 kids
Interests: chillin' on the weekend; cooking
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Was in BI before it became that; was using SQL before is became known; was on social media before it became a big thing.
Education
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Post grad diploma in computer science, 1985 - 1986
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    BA (Honours), MA, 1974 - 1984
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MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com: The Roman Road and Enterprise Mobility
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I had the distinct privilege of walking along several different Roman roads this week. These roads have survived thousands of years worth of

How to Enjoy Tranquility Through All of Life’s Trials
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Lately, whenever I'm in between novels and psychology books, I end up in Ecclesiastes. I never stop being amazed (and comforted) that humans

Gmail: Email from Google
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10+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun.

The 4 Types of ZOMBIE Leads
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I saw this infographic by Pardot the other day and I thought it was funny and accurate. How To Fend Off Zombie Leads infographic by Pardot.

All Things Workplace: Change: A Spiritual Issue
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We business types seem to enjoy--and gravitate towards--discussions about Change. And, it's almost always in the context of managing Change,

Six Things Your Company Has in Common with the Oakland A's - Tom Davenpo...
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Learn to Adjust Your Focus - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review
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The LinkedIn Blog » New Year, New You: 5 Career Resolutions to start th...
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Five Ways to Successfully Manage Your White Paper Project | White Paper ...
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I'm sure by now you've probably heard of the well known and frequently used expression about the 5-Ps better known as Prior Planning Prevent

Long walk to innovation
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SOUTH AFRICA likes to think of itself as punching above its weight, in business as in everything else.

Tolkien on Lewis
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‎"Friendship with Lewis compensates for much, and besides giving constant pleasure and comfort has done me much good from the contact with a

Principles of Compliance Risk Management | Corporate Integrity
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Corporate Integrity, LLC. +1.888.365.4560. info@corp-integrity.com. Download vCard. About. Michael Rasmussen; Why integrity? What is GRC? Co

Collaboration Leads to Improved Outcomes | Take Charge Product Management ©
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The Product Production Process (Part Three). Being associated with a product or product line is more than just being assigned to a project.

Viable – Manageable ERP
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Several ERP implementations suffer from what I call a “fast-food” mentality of delivering value.  Customers feel that they need to get funct

Developing a Business Case for ERP Customizations
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To customize or not to customize – that is the question which continues to be a source of contention and confusion.  On one hand, customizat

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Report Card: 2011 Top 10 SMB Technology Market Predictions
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--by Laurie McCabe and Sanjeev Aggarwal, SMB Group  Before developing our 2012 predictions, we wanted to assess how we did on our Top 10

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