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Dion Hinchcliffe
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What are the best practices and key lessons learned in enterprise social collaboration so far? I'll be debating what these are tomorrow in a major online event at 9/14 at noon ET with +Tony Byrne at his most cantankerous (or provocative, we don't know which yet.)

There's still time to sign up. Hope to see you and bring your toughest questions.

https://marketing.realstorygroup.com/acton/form/5009/00d9:d-0002/0/-/-/-/-/index.htm

cc +James Davidson +Lee Bryant +David Terrar +Sameer Patel +Ellen Feaheny
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Be sure to catch myself and +Tony Byrne in a live online Town Hall Debate on September 14th at Noon EDT.

We'll be wrestling with the hot questions on the digital workplace and enterprise social networks, including topics like "Why do we still have e-mail, is that good or bad?", "What are the best practices that actually work?", "What are the secrets to gaining adoption and sustained traction?"

Bring your questions + your challenges. Hope to see you there.

cc +Real Story Group +7Summits +Rob Hogervorst +James Davidson +Paul Stillmank +Ted Colpo

tinyurl.com/TownHallDebate


There is plenty of enthusiasm around enterprise social collaboration. However, underneath the many case studies also lies confusion and sometimes consternation about ongoing challenges and missed expectations. Digital workplace leaders are seeking best practices and answers to some very ...
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How can we make the technology landscape of our workplaces more engaging, supportive, rewarding, and less confusing? A) Move away from a one-size-fits-all mentality and embrace an ecosystem of tools aligned with your workers various needs and personas. B) Create a better 'front door' for your digital tools. I explored this in detail on ZDNet over the weekend:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/can-we-achieve-a-better-more-effective-digital-workplace/
As a confluence of new apps and devices steadily flow into the enterprise, they're encountering a growing sense that the digital workplace has become too complex and fragmented to be properly effective. What can organizations do?
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Looking forward to my conversation with the Sean McCormack, CTO of one of the U.S.'s most storied brands, Harley-Davidson. Watch us this Friday at 3pm ET.

I'll be co-hosting the show with +CXOTalk founder +Michael Krigsman. Hope you'll join us and ask Sean some good questions via Twitter.

https://www.cxotalk.com/interview-sean-mccormack-chief-technology-officer-harley-davidson
Sean McCormack is the Chief Technology Officer for Harley Davidson Motor Company. Prior to joining Harley Davidson, Sean held numerous leadership roles at Manpower International, most recently Chief Architect with global ownership for all key platforms across 82 countries and 5 lines of business.
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My analysis of the new models the organizations can use to keep up with #tech  change and #digitaltransformation
 
Networks of Excellence
Innovator's Dilemma-IT Edition

Keeping pace, let alone leading the pack, is nearly impossible under the shackles of legacy systems.
+Dion Hinchcliffe does an excellent job of framing the problem, and an even better job of sketching out a buffet of solutions. Or paths to solutions is a better way to look at it.

One paragraph really cuts to the heart of the matter:
Most enterprises are not responding effectively to these pressures as a growing percentage of the IT resources are consumed - fully 82% of the budget in the average organization -- just to keep existing systems operating, right as traditional IT skills are falling behind. Skill levels are becoming challenged as new enterprise products and platforms have also become far more sophisticated and complex than in previous generations, further opening up a learning and capabilities gap.

82% going towards maintenance. How many other ways can we say, "Untenable"? A healthier number would be under 50%.

That arrow in the illustration below? That points at the Valley of Death that eventually most companies will have to cross.

What Hinchcliffe calls a Network of Excellence, I have dubbed it a High Value Network, which is an outer layer of my Smart Swarms System, a system designed for this very purpose of continual transition and transformation.

This is awesome for me, as it supports perfectly the role of Network Value Orchestrator I've developed, a role I am looking to bring to one of several Vancouver area companies.
With the digital world changing today faster than ever before, here's a look at what some top organizations are doing today to adapt more sustainably to the rapidly shifting technology landscape.
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Lots of new #collaboration  and #intranet  news from Microsoft with regards to #SharePoint.

https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/the-future-of-sharepoint

A new SharePoint mobile app, think of it as an intranet in your pocket!

· Updated OneDrive apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that will allow seamless access to files in SharePoint and OneDrive

o New intelligent discovery capabilities powered by Microsoft Graph are available today in the OneDrive app for Android, and in SharePoint Team Sites this summer.

· A redesign of SharePoint homepage and document libraries for simplicity and use intelligence from the Office Graph to help surface the most relevant sites and content.

· Integration with PowerApps as well as the SharePoint Framework to address a spectrum of needs from lightweight to heavy duty customizations.

· Free migration from Box, Google Drive or SharePoint Server through the FastTrack customer program.

· General availability of SharePoint Server 2016.
Today, we unveiled a new cloud-first, mobile-first roadmap for SharePoint along with innovations that empower people and organizations to discover, share and collaborate on content from anywhere, on any device.
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New Post: What's the organizing principle for today's digital workplace. I take a look at the four common models are used successfully, as well as one that doesn't seem to work.

Short version: Social business and communities are at the top end, but a new emergent digital workplace is coming into its own.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-the-organizing-principle-of-todays-digital-workplace/
As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be.
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What are the most important channels for digital experience and engagement today? I made a detailed examination of this on ZDNet this weekend, from online community and APIs to Internet of Things and virtual reality.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-bar-for-digital-experience-is-rising-in-exponential-times/
Most companies are still plugging away, digital channel by digital channel, at creating the experiences they think their customers expect. But the game has changed decisively as entirely new customer-facing technologies emerge.
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My latest examination of +IBM's enterprise collaboration vision and strategy from a conversation with IBM's product manager for collaboration, Ed Brill. If you're a large company, IBM's collaboration solutions will likely be on your short list to consider. My analysis of what they have and where it will take you today.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/exploring-ibms-vision-for-enterprise-collaboration/
The company that first brought the industry the then-breakthrough technology of groupware in the 1990s is now moving towards cognitive collaboration for differentiation, says IBM's new head of product management for collaboration, Ed Brill, as he grapples with the company's many offerings in the space.
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It was terrific to host my first +CXOTalk episode today with ING Bank's #CIO  Ron van Kemenade. We talked #innovation , #devops , collaborative IT organizations, #fintech , and much more in a wide ranging chat with the IT leaders of one of the largest financial services organizations in the world.

A big thanks to executive producer and #CXOTalk  founder +Michael Krigsman for making it happen.

Watch the whole show:

https://www.cxotalk.com/financial-services-digital-transformation-ron-van-kemenade-cio-ing-bank
Financial service is undergoing major disruption and transformation. On this episode, we hear from Ron van Kemenade, CIO of ING Bank, who shares his strategy and explains the impact of digital transformation on banking.
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Next in week in Paris is Enterprise Digital Summit, a must-attend confab of top industry practitioners if you're interested in the Future of Work, digital transformation, social business, and collaboration. I'll be giving the closing keynote about the latest developments in the industry. There still a few seats if you want to sign up at the community pricing level. Hope to see you there!

cc +Kongress Media +Bjoern Negelmann 

http://www.enterprise-digital.net/promotion/community
European Conference Initiative on the Digital Transformation of the Work Organization & the Enterprise
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It's been a while since I took a close look at Microsoft's collaboration strategy. Their latest approach to team-centered #collaboration, with supported tools connecting into the team is a smart one, and will give them the flexibility they will need to take on nimble competitors like Slack. Here's my latest analysis of what the software giant is up today to when it comes to enabling teamwork on ZDNet.

cc +Microsoft Corporation +Slack +ZDNet 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/examining-microsofts-current-vision-for-enterprise-collaboration/
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.
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Chief Strategy Officer, business strategist, enterprise architect, keynote speaker, book author, blogger, & consultant on #socbiz & next-gen enterprises.
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Dion is an internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, and best selling author who works hands-on with clients in the Fortune 500, federal government, and Internet startup community. A founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars, Dion helps lead the industry by evolving the thinking for next-generation businesses in various online channels  including ZDNet's influential Enterprise Web 2.0 Blog, On Web Strategy, InformationWeek, and ebizQ's Next-Generation Enterprises

He is extensively published in leading industry periodicals and journals including the Microsoft Architecture Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, SOA/Web Services Journal.. His thought leading work has been covered in BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, CNET News, Wired Magazine, CIO Magazine, and many other well-known periodicals. He is also co-author of Social Business By Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2012.)

In addition to helping companies deliver effective digital transformation, social business strategy, and Enterprise 2.0 performance improvement solutions as the Chief Strategy Officer of 7Summits, Dion is also is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of enterprise technology, business strategy, workforce and customer engagement, collaboration, Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0, SOA, and has presented or keynoted at Web 2.0 Expo, CeBIT, Business Integration Forum, Interop, JavaOne, SOA Web Services Edge, Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Collaboration Tech Fest, and many other major business and software conferences.

He is currently exploring the concept of the Next-Generation Enterprise as an infinite renewing and sustainable target for digital transformation.

He can be reached at dion.hinchcliffe@7summitsinc.com or on Twitter.

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  • 7Summits Inc.
    Chief Strategy Officer, 2015 - present
    I head up the strategy side of the house for the world's leading online community strategy and design firm. In addition, I spend time speaking, writing, and researching to further establish the market for enterprise collaboration, customer engagement, and digital experience.
  • Adjuvi
    Chief Strategy Officer, 2014 - 2015
    I conduct market-making research on the strategic intersection of technology and business. This includes developing thought leadership to help guide executives on their journey to update their organizations for the 21st century. I speak, lecture, and deliver workshops around the world on high impact topics related to Adjuvi's change and performance management business for digital/social, including workforce collaboration, social business, digital business models, Internet ecosystems, and the future of work. Finally, and most importantly, I consult and advise directly with senior executives at client firms in North America, Europe, and Asia to connect the latest advances and ideas to their business to drive high impact results. Responsible for making the market in social business change and performance management for Adjuvi, as well driving business development for the consulting line of business.
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    Chief Strategy Officer, 2012 - 2014
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    Executive Vice President, 2010 - 2013
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