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ISDHA Conference Keynote 2008


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Keynote presentation on the 3 components of technology that complexity, confusion and conflict in organisations, especially schools. And even in the wealthier independent schools in South Africa there is a need and desire for clarity, confidence and collaboration around leadership and technology.

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ISDHA Conference Keynote 2008

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Leadership in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Driven World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramon Thomas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Leadership <ul><li>What is Leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>Clem Sunter calls for Inspirational Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>South African Elections 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2010 FIFA Worldcup </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is Ramon Thomas <ul><li>Completed B.Sc 1995 > Masters 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Service Providers (ISP) 1997-1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>National Bank of Abu Dhabi, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>ABSA – FNB 2001-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>NETucation, January 2004 </li></ul>
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  5. 5. Technology Growth <ul><li>Cellphones 33 million </li></ul><ul><li>MXit 8.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>Computers 7 million </li></ul><ul><li>Internet 5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook 850,000 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technology - Conflict - Resolution
  7. 7. Who ARE my Role Models? <ul><li>Joseph Slingers </li></ul><ul><li>John Taylor Gatto </li></ul><ul><li>Colman McCarthy </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Dr John Demartini </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Montessori </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quotes <ul><li>“ Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic .” Arthur C. Clarke </li></ul><ul><li>“ It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity .” Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>“ Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” R. Buckminster Fuller </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify .” Henry David Thoreau </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank You <ul><li>Contact: Ramon Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Tel. 041 9922-899 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>