David is the Founder and CXO of Agile Elephant, a digitial transformation consultancy and solutions provider. He also heads up D2C, a consulting firm which provides business and social media consulting and Cloud based solutions for content, collaboration, web publishing, online accounting and ERP. He is Chair of techUK's Software as a Service Group, a director of EuroCloud UK, on the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum, and a regular speaker at social business, social media and Cloud Computing events including chairing London's Cloud Computing World Forum in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. David organizes the Combined Social Business Sessions London (incorporating London Wiki Wednesdays), was one of the founders of CreativeCoffee Club and was part of the team that started Amplified (the Network of Networks).
By David Terrar on March 3, 2015
Summary Everybody’s talking Digital Transformation! The term is very definitely being hyped by some, and is in danger of becoming as diluted in meaning as the “cloud” term as it becomes a catch all for almost anything associated with our new connected, social media oriented world using emergent technology. However, we believe it’s an important […]
By David Terrar on February 27, 2015
This is the blog post version of my lightning talk at this year’s Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT Paris. My script for 43 slides in 10 minutes, PechaKucha style, and I finished ahead of time! My purpose was to do three things: Spend five minutes giving the Agile Elephant view of the current complex and disruptive digital […]
By David Terrar on February 24, 2015
This week I’ve been musing over the last 20 years of a World Gone Digital, and then got tempted to go back 15 years further. We’re living in an amazing time for technological change — the most disruptive for IT ever! Some Twitter conversations this week started me thinking about the way things have progressed during my […]
By David Terrar on February 20, 2015
20 years of a World Gone Digital Here are some reflections on twenty years of a World gone social and digital, triggered by the fact that I passed the anniversary of my 8th year on Twitter at the weekend. Coincidentally, 14 February was the same day YouTube came in to being 10 years ago […]
By David Terrar on January 6, 2015
When looking at some of the output from our first London conference, theEnterprise 2.0 Summit London, the story behind this well known phrase came to mind: “A picture is worth a thousand words” Most people usually think this was a Chinese proverb, some might specifically say from Confuscious. At this point avid QI watchers might […]
By David Terrar on December 15, 2014
A few things struck me today about Twitter and about one aspect of a World gone social. I subscribe to a great service called Timehop, which reminds me every day about tweets and Twitter conversations for this day but 1, 2, 3 and more years ago. It’s a great way to bring back things you […]
By David Terrar on December 8, 2014
This is a must read, dissecting the massive SAP enterprise software ecosystem and economy. Hopefully senior executives, both in SAP and in the service providers and systems integrators that operate in the SAP Nation can put themselves in their customers shoes, read this book and listen to Vinnie Mirchandani’s call for action.
By David Terrar on November 17, 2014
Riding the Digital Enterprise Wave Your business model is under threat from what we call the Digital Enterprise Wave. Are you going to ride it or go under? The digital enterprise wave from David Terrar Take a look at these slides and let me explain how the business landscape is changing. It’s driven by significant […]
By David Terrar on November 9, 2014
I’m in awe of some of my friends who have published one or more books — I regret not following through and doing it myself, so maybe I should be listening to Lao Tzu?
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By David Terrar on November 6, 2014
Professor Vlatka Hlupic launched her book The Management Shift at the Houses of Parliament last night. It’s about emergent management, shifting from hierarchical command and control to an open collaborative culture. It’s valid, backed by cogent research, but it’s stuff we know and have been talking about for a while.
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