The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analysing large data sets — so-called big data — will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.— McKinsey & Company
Oresti Patricios is the CEO of Ornico Group, a company that monitors and simplifies “big data” for companies wishing to grow and/or manage their reputations.
Patricios founded Ornico in 1984.
Ornico services 300 local advertisers, either directly or through their agencies.
The company opened Nigerian offices in 2010 as part of a major African expansion drive.
It currently operates in 14 countries on the continent.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
I grew up in Cyrildene in Johannesburg.— Oresti Patricios
When everybody yings you must yang.— Oresti Patricios
When I did my Social Media MBA Myspace was rocking. Twitter was nowhere.— Oresti Patricios
Young people has the most amazing minds!— Oresti Patricios
I was diagnosed with cancer. While I was undergoing chemo I wasn’t working much; it was really boring staying home. It was a great opportunity to do an MBA.— Oresti Patricios
Nigeria is a crazy place.— Oresti Patricios
We felt that if we could get Nigeria right we could get it right anywhere.— Oresti Patricios
Kenya is an exciting space to be in at the moment.— Oresti Patricios
I change things on a continuous basis; it drives people crazy!— Oresti Patricios
Sandton is a bubble. Town is where it’s at.— Oresti Patricios
Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Blu Blood cofounder Osman Osman for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the underrated turnaround guru for this weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.
The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Paarman about how she turned her brand into a household name.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Isaac Mophatlane (Co-Founder and CEO of Business Connection) for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.
Mkhwanazi – son of an entrepreneur – founded a web design firm (Csonke.com) with R2000 when he was 17 and still in school.
Tourism is a shining, job-creating light in an otherwise struggling South African economy.
Bruce Whitfield interviews "Dr Eve" Wasserman about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc).
Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…
In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...
What does the wealthy executive who once lived on streets, selling fruit, believe about money?
Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.
Each week Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money. Enter the powerful Phuti Mahanyele...
Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?