Desmond

Latham

ENTREPRENEUR - EDITOR - INTERWEB BOUNTY HUNTER 

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WHO I AM

Re-engineering businesses in the media sector is my speciality. People blow a gasket when their systems change and I've made changes at corporations, small business and government. From strategic budgeting to human resource rejigging, system flow analysis and production logjams, from equipment and software to audience, that is what I do. And I've been doing it for quite a while with success (mostly). As a pilot who also flies drones, I'm always up for aviation action. 

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Editor, Business Day TV

Rosebank, South Africa

Head of multimedia, frayintermedia

Johannesburg, South Africa

Chief Director, Products & Platforms, GCIS, Pretoria,  South Africa

Immediate past 

2014
2017
2018
2018
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Johannesburg

South Africa

Contracted to run four directorates at GCIS as Chief Director of Products and Platforms. These include social media accounts,  electronic information support for websites, Vuk'uzenzele Newspaper (1.7m copies printed per month), PSM Magazine, SAnews wire feed, content services (translations etc). 

PAST & PRESENT

Head of Multimedia, planned and managed a series of projects including SADC Success Stories, developed social media training for corporates, NGOs, government, specialist in digital production of all types. Built websites, launched live casts and managed multimedia reporters. 

Business Day TV editor, assigning producers, ENGs (camera operators), story selection, video editing, final production, live programming management, script writing, leading a dynamic group of business reporters. Web integration with TV, multichannel management and finance reporting partnerships.

Qualified drone pilot with valid license, various options exist for solutions which include filming.

Drone functions are backed up by a pilots license and real aviator experience combining the concept of UAV with flying generally. 

2017-2018

2014-2017

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