A Life of Innovation and Excitement
Over the years, Jason has been recognized by many as one of the most forward-thinking thought leaders on technology, culture and brand-building. He continues to be a prominent figure in digital transformation seminars all across the world. “I also sit on several international boards and attend and speak at several conferences where I get to hear and learn what trends are happening.”
To begin with, English currently serves on multiple boards of the world’s premier leadership organisation (YPO). In 2017, Jason was elected as one of only 250 global leaders to be part of a group of technology creators who focus on the most futuristic and advanced technology developments globally. He has also been featured on numerous media platforms including Entrepreneur SA, Legacy project, CNBC, Entrepreneurial Edge, Tech Crunch, Business Times, Yahoo Finance, Silicon Review and CEO Review to name a few.
Jason maintains that digital media will forever remain a key contributor to the overall success of their organization, as well as the businesses they serve. “Our focus is to deliver content that speaks to our values which are safety, people first, agile and responsible,” shares he. A disruptive and progressive marketing team that always remains in tune with the latest trends creates breakthrough campaigns and strategies, enhancing the digital visibility of the CG Tech brands.
In his free time, Jason can be spotted looking for his next adrenaline dose at the F1 race track or the airfield. A qualified helicopter pilot, drone pilot, avid race car driver, and motorcycle racer, Jason says, “I love to do anything that’s dangerous enough to get me killed.” Danger aside, he is also about to release his authored book –The Oros Effect, which talks about how the leaders of today can effectively scale and transfer their vision, beliefs and values and communicate them in a way that will never stop developing and remain everlasting.
Community involvement and upliftment are one of the primary focuses of the CG Tech group of companies. Whether it is by acquiring small businesses and scaling up their operations through careful project management and technology, or by contributing to local schools and government institutions, the corporate-social arm of the company is deeply rooted within the South African community.
Social initiatives at CG Tech range from funding the South African robotics team (The Springbots), eye care for disadvantaged children, and school upgrades, all the way to wildlife conservation, the development of local professional athletes, and more. Jason says, “We invest in our communities in a way that enhances them. Projects we support must add value at a local community level, or must be of national or international interest, or should have a 75% chance of saving a life.”
Into the Future
In today’s business era, emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data gathering have become a part of our daily lives. Not only have these empowered the consumer but have also become a necessity for organizations to function and perform at the highest standards. With organizations becoming increasingly complex and competition becoming stiffer than ever, regardless of the industry, technology deployment, digitalization, and organizational transformation have become predominant for companies to survive.
At CG Tech, Jason and his team of thinkers and innovators continue to pave new paths via their strategic management expertise, enforced by new-age innovations. The organization continues to expand its global footprint, onboarding and training new teams, as well as continually scouting for like-minded innovators to join the company and be a part of a legacy of serving, solving, and uplifting.
“For me, it’s to create businesses that we can look back on and be proud of. Proud of in the sense that we made a positive impact on the communities within which we operated, the people that worked for us, the clients we served, and the supply chains that supported us,” says Jason. Needless to say, for Jason English, his partners and CG Tech, the best is yet to come.