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 June 6, 2016
Within the last month, two new industry reports have been released that shed important new light on how we’re going to be organizing and operating our organizations in the coming years. Many of you know my point of view in this regard: Social technology has at this point largely transformed the consumer world, yet the […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on June 1, 2016
In today’s incredibly fast paced markets and operating environments, it’s safe to say that conditions are downright tough in many organizations when it comes to getting the latest technologies out in the field and creating a positive impact for the business in a timely manner. Ironically, our prior investment aren’t helping. A major part of […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 31, 2016
This year’s round-up of enterprise technologies to watch in 2016 is more crowded than ever. This is partly due to the fact that there’s just more new tech this year, and partly because the consumer-focused side of the technology industry is creating ever more disruptive advances that enterprises are simply required to face more quickly […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 2, 2016
While there are plenty of priorities competing for the attention of the CIO’s office, one of the most persistent these days is two speed digital enablement, known most popularly as bimodal IT. What should IT leaders actually consider about this increasingly publicized concept?
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 2, 2016
By many estimates the largest provider of enterprise collaboration tools, Microsoft’s view of how to deliver effective collaboration in a complex age has been evolving of late.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 27, 2016
Software development can be carried out by almost anyone with only a little technical know-how. This is unleashing a new generation of business coder, along with a matching wave of grassroots apps that solve long-neglected problems in the enterprise.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 25, 2016
I’ve noticed lately what appears to be an emerging trend in marketing and communications leadership in some large companies. Specifically, the positions of chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief communications officer (CCO) are sometimes being consolidated into a single role, even in very large enterprises. Such consolidation has already happened at PG&E, Walgreens, and Citi, […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 19, 2016
In an era of fast change, disruptive tech, and too many priorities, what will the CIO really need to focus on this year to deliver combined technical and business leadership that will guide their organizations into the future?
By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 13, 2016
Digital engagement is once again shifting, as we can see from the main discussions at Facebook’s F8 conference this week about the new release of Messenger and its smart chatbots, or when we look at what’s happening with popular team messaging services like Slack, which is being “overrun by friendly, wonderful bots.” While bots seem […]
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on April 11, 2016
SharePoint: The most common large enterprise intranet and collaboration solution Still the most used platform for intranets, portals, and digital collaboration in medium to large enterprises today, Microsoft SharePoint began life as a document management solution over a decade ago. The new features in its latest incarnation, the brand new SharePoint 2016, show the continued […]