Chief Strategy Officer at 7Summits, Inc., Dion focuses on the topics of strategic online communities, workforce collaboration, digital transformation, Social Business, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), open business models, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, On Web Strategy, InformationWeek, ebizQ. He is a judge for the famed CIO 100 Awards each year and works with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to drive successful digital change. He co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O'Reilly as well as the best-selling Social Business By Design (Spring, 2012) from Wiley.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on July 18, 2017
The data now shows that a near majority of organizations today are undergoing digital transformation in some shape or form. By digital transformation I don’t mean IT automation of the business of course, but wholesale rethinking of some or all of the business in digital terms. It’s the greatest game in the business world right […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 5, 2017
What is the most important factor in realizing technology change today? Is it having the right technology or tools? Perhaps leadership support, as that is cited by so many (including myself) as a top success factor. Maybe it’s the right strategy, or roadmap? However, when it comes to what actually matters most, I have found […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 1, 2017
These days, digital channel proliferation is making it more complex than ever to connect with and satisfy customers, whose own expectations of service are growing rapidly. Maintaining a coherent digital experience appears to be an essential element of the solution.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 4, 2017
The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world. Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 30, 2017
After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that’s led to several new approaches that have real potential to become digital workplace breakthroughs.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 3, 2017
It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been over ten years now since the first early enterprise social networks (ESN) emerged on the market to make their initial forays into our organizations. They showed us then — and I believe even more now today — the bright new possibilities for how we might work […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on March 2, 2017
A series of strategic communications this month demonstrates that SAP is not just serious about cloud, but is betting the business that it can create the most contemporary, compelling, and capable enterprise cloud platform.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 13, 2017
The IT industry has steadily been moving beyond its roots in data management and record keeping for a few decades now, approximately since the advent of corporate e-mail. As I’ve tracked over the years, this trend is more broadly known as the shift from systems of record to systems of engagement. Over the years, we’ve […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 3, 2017
A funny thing happened along the way to using technology to better connect with the marketplace: The CIO and CMO both decided to have a hand in it. How will they agree and align in 2017 as digital becomes central to the end-to-end customer experience?
By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 20, 2016
I had the opportunity to attend SAP TechEd in Barcelona recently in order to assess the software giant’s latest enhancements to their platform. In the process, I also gauged its readiness to fully support that urgent IT priority of our time, digital transformation.