A message from our CEO, Rick Parry​

Welcome to the first edition of what will become a quarterly newsletter for the Progress Community in Sub Saharan Africa!

Twenty years ago I was appointed as the Sales Director of Realtime Computer Services, the original Progress Distributor in South Africa. Now, 20 years later, after various iterations, and as the Chairman and CEO of AIGS, I still find myself in the privileged position of heading up Progress's presence in Sub Saharan Africa!

The overriding role hasn't changed much over the years, but the detail is very different today and requires a new approach and different emphasis.

The one thing that remains constant is the need for clear and regular communication – something that at AIGS we have not been too good at in recent years – and we have vowed to commit to vast improvement in this regard. The newsletter is designed to be just one of these improvements!

AIGS is a small but highly talented team of people and we have "restructured" to ensure that this team is more readily available to you, the Progress Community. You will read more about the team members in the first article of this Newsletter.

At a personal level I will be less visible – there are better suited and more qualified people to be in the frontline. However, I remain committed to you, the Progress Community, and – No! I am not retiring yet!!

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