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 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?
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.
By David Terrar on November 4, 2014
In an interview in Fortune Magazine, Bill McDermott talks big ideas, simplicity, reducing layers of management and empowering employees. Can he make the SAP Elephant dance?
By David Terrar on November 4, 2014
It doesn’t happen often, but his piece on “Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company” has got it wrong.
By David Terrar on January 27, 2014
At our social business event back in September, during Social Media Week London, we could feel something in the atmosphere. A mood in the room, a sense of excitement and change. Digital disruption is happening at a rapid rate. Everyone’s business model is under threat from the move to digital across all industries. The average […]
By David Terrar on November 12, 2013
As part of London’s Social Media Week we put on an event called Social Business – The Patchwork Elephant Revisited asking “What next for Social Business?”. We were kindly sponsored by our friends here at CompareTheCloud.net and we introduced the event and the speakers in an earlier post. The idea was to get 8 different […]
By David Terrar on September 27, 2013
This week is Social Media Week in London (but also Berlin, Bogota, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Toronto). There is a packed schedule of events each day, heavily oriented towards social media marketing and using social to promote your brand and connect with your customers, fans and community in general. We (Alan Patrick, […]