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 13, 2015
In the early days, online communities were typically fairly informal discussion sites created by a groups of enthusiasts on some subject, or they were slightly better-organized forums put together by activists passionate on a topic, often around political issues or an open source software project. In those nascent days very few businesses were involved in […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on June 29, 2015
A significant issue has been developing in digital collaboration for the last several years, and it’s now starting to become somewhat acute. I’m referring here to the pronounced trend towards app, environment, and channel fragmentation. Over the last few of years, I have been speaking with beleaguered IT managers who are struggling to cope with […]
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on June 24, 2015
A recent conversation with Adobe CIO Gerri Flickinger underscores how IT leaders can and should lead digital transformation from the front by looking outward.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on June 10, 2015
This is now the question that is top of mind in a large number of enterprises today, as speeding up adaptation to rapidly evolving digital markets is now not just a requirement to grow today, but increasingly to survive. This is not incautious language and I’ve been pointing to the relatively urgent data for several […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on June 8, 2015
We believe the short answer to whether organizations should make the switch, is that most companies will inevitably tend to Holacracy-style models over time. It’s the natural, better way to work in today’s connected, digital organization.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 27, 2015
Long known for an expansive set of straightforward yet highly capable Web services backed by a long-term strategic vision, Amazon had a head start from the beginning. But it dominates today for other more subtle reasons that IT leaders must consider.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 26, 2015
I’ve spent much of my Memorial Day Holiday here in the United States pondering the Red Queen effect vs. network effects, seminal laws of technology and business both, that are often held as gospel by their adherents who believe they are the natural and intrinsic properties of their operating environments (digital ecosystems in this case.) […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 21, 2015
As I examined the case examples below, and talked with many top CIOs about how they were operating their departments over the last several years, it’s clear that the contemporary IT organization — at least ones that are successfully leading their organizations into the future — are now wielding a new kind of power. I […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 20, 2015
As business and IT leaders prepare for their next budget cycle this year, more emerging and not-yet-adopted technologies must be considered as candidates than ever before. Yet despite the seemingly endless flow of new applications, devices, and services, it’s always important to sort the latest digital innovations into the strategic and tactical, into what is […]
By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 14, 2015
Far from maturing, the collaboration tool space is busier than ever evolving, branching out, and multiplying. But are organizations able to adopt so many different ways of working together?