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Dion Hinchclife

Washington, DC, United States

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital thought leader, business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in digital workplace, customer experience, and enterprise IT.

Currently the VP and Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Dion is an well-known industry expert on the topics of digital transformation, digital workplace, employee collaboration, social business, API strategy, digital business, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, ebizQ, On Digital Strategy, and the Enterprise Irregulars. He also co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O’Reilly as well as the bestselling Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons).

Dion is an Executive Fellow at the Tuck Center for Digital Strategies and was recently identified as one of the top 3 people most mentioned by CIOs. Industry analytics firm Onalytica ranks Dion as the #2 influencer globally on the subject of digital transformation. He remains a practicing enterprise architect with over a dozen in-production cloud/SaaS services in the social, mobile, and enterprise industries. He has keynoted or spoken at hundreds of leading industry conferences including CeBIT, KMWorld, IT Roadmap, Dreamforce, CIO Perspectives, AIIM Conference, IBM Connect, and other industry events. You can find Dion on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.

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Cloud 30.42
Customer Experience 31.53
Digital Transformation 44.75
Emerging Technology 30.71
Innovation 30.15
Leadership 30.27
Social 40.31
AI 32.02
Future of Work 30.40

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28 Article/Blogs
Four Strategic Frameworks for Digital Transformation
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October 18, 2018
Collectively, the world of business and IT just isn’t learning about effective ways to digitally transform nearly as quickly as it could be or should be. However, as we reflect on previous efforts, we can begin to see why this is: Lack of good storytelling, inadequate structuring for speed and

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Why Microservices Will Become a Core Business Strategy for Most Organizations
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September 07, 2018
As an industry, we have collectively returned to that eternal debate about what constitutes a largely technical evolution versus when an important digital idea becomes a full-blown business trend. This has happened before with Web sites, e-commerce, mobile applications, social media, and other well-

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Designing the Digital Workplace for the End-to-End Employee Experience
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May 10, 2018
As digital becomes instrumental to virtually every aspect of how we do our work in organizations today, two parallel and closely related concerns have joined the industry discussion. These two concerns, workforce engagement (which technology can very much help with) and the employee journey, have ...

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

The future of IT: Snapshot of a modern multi-cloud data center
ZDNet
March 16, 2018
The death knell of the traditional corporate data center continues apace outside of a few rarified domains, as powerful new types of cloud data centers emerge that are designed to help enterprises regain control and flexibility in an operating universe now mostly dominated by large commercial clouds.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018
ZDNet
January 25, 2018
Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In 2018, these threads will now become so connected that increasingly holistic digital transformation efforts will focus on more customer and worker-centric models for better organizing how they function to avoid disruption while creating value faster and more effectively.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
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January 05, 2018
In 2017, we witnessed organizations take up the mantle of digital transformation with more conviction and effort than any time before. Funding, commitment, and leadership support was at its highest level ever and only showed signs of increased dedication. Ongoing success stories from many leading ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Dreamforce 17: Live Blogging the Benioff Keynote #df17
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November 06, 2017
I’m sitting here in the vast keynote chamber within Moscone Center in San Francisco again this year for Salesforce’s annual confab. Long since an obligatory pilgrimage for those in enterprise SaaS and cloud computing, Dreamforce remains the single largest business technology event in ...

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation

What's really holding back today's CIO from digital transformation?
ZDNet
October 12, 2017
A new generation of IT leader has been arriving on the scene, more in-tune with the business, more collaborative, and with better soft skills, but a legacy tangle of tech stands in the way of moving towards the future.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

In Digital Transformation, The Art-of-the-Possible and Average Practice Are Diverging
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October 06, 2017
I’ve long noticed an interesting phenomena when it comes to more fully digitizing our organizations. Namely, that it mostly looks like what other organizations have already been doing. Because we are all almost entirely still early pioneers in a brave new technologically-infused world, this ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable
ZDNet
September 27, 2017
Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful new -- and for some -- entirely unexpected directions.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Social

Internet of Things Strategy: It Will Determine Your Organization’s Future
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September 18, 2017
Few technology developments will ultimately have the global cultural, business, and economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT.) While today IoT still looks like an industry largely concerning itself with factory automation, connected light bulbs, air conditioning controls and so on, the ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT

The Essential Digital Strategies
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August 15, 2017
The reality today is that despite seemingly endless advances and a steady river of emerging technologies, many of the key insights, strategies, and lessons in the digital age have still yet to be discovered. Looking back, we are frankly still early in the pioneering phase of digital, despite ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017
ZDNet
August 03, 2017
It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn't result in as many new targets to track as last year. Yet it's also abundantly clear the largest digital shifts by far are still ahead of us. Here's how 2017 is breaking down.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation and the Leadership Quandary
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July 17, 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 ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

Five emerging technologies for rapid digital transformation
ZDNet
June 21, 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.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Today
ZDNet
May 29, 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.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

When It Comes to Digital Transformation, Change Agents Matter Most
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May 05, 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 ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management, Leadership

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March 29, 2017

Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera
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Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again
ZDNet
March 29, 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.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social

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March 22, 2017

Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera
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March 20, 2017

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March 17, 2017

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March 15, 2017

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March 13, 2017

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March 11, 2017

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What We Know About Making Enterprise Social Networks Successful Today
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March 02, 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 ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Social

SAP
ZDNet
February 28, 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.

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, IoT

It’s Time to Transform ERP into a System of Engagement
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January 12, 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 ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP

1 Book
Social Business By Design: Transformative Social Media Strategies for the Connected Company
amazon
May 01, 2012
Social Business By Design is the definitive management book on how to rethink the modern organization in the social media era. Based on their research and work through the Dachis Group, thought leaders Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim deftly explore how the social, cultural, and technological trends provoked by the social media explosion are transforming the business environment.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social

20 Media Interviews
17 EXPERTS TELL THE MOST EXCITING IOT TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2018
Tech Jini
November 16, 2017
As a certified Google Developer Agency and reputed IoT Application Development Company, team TechJini asked 17 popular industry experts the below question-
“What According To You Is The Most Exciting IoT Trend To Watch For In 2018?”

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Experts place bets on software vs. scientists in big data profits race
theCUBE
November 07, 2017
Big data is flooding into companies faster than they can figure out what to do with it.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

'Data Science As A Service' Is Almost Here, Making It Even More Important To Understand Data
Forbes
November 06, 2017
The data-driven organization, as it comes about, will most likely to be led or guided by Batman, not Superman. That’s because few people really have super-human powers, but do have access to the tools and technologies to help make things happen -- just as Batman did.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

22 EXPERTS PREDICT HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL IMPACT THE ENTERPRISE WORKPLACE
acuvate
October 11, 2017
Artificial Intelligence is the hottest buzzword in the tech industry. There have been a lot of predictions and speculations on how AI is going to take the world by storm.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Law schools need to introduce social learning
Lexblog
October 02, 2017
I’m headed back to the Midwest this week to speak to another law school class. I have to tell you, nothing gets me more jazzed than speaking to law students about the opportunities they have to use the net to learn, network and build a name.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

7 Cloud Influencers You Should Be Following on Twitter
Solutions Review
September 26, 2017
Keeping up with the latest in cloud computing can be a Sisyphean struggle. As soon as you think mastered the subject, a new wave of developments come along, and you feel like you’ve been tossed back to the beginning again. While Twitter can be an invaluable resource, it can be a bit overwhelming. With 243 million unique users, it’s tough to find the people actually worth following.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Become a data disruptor
IBM Big Data & Analytics
September 13, 2017
Conversations from fast track your data

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Tags: Digital Transformation

You Don’t Have A Strategy if You Don’t Have the Work
SIMON TERRY
September 07, 2017
The commonest error in plans to develop social collaboration in an organisation is the most obvious error. Too many plans aren’t focused on the work. You don’t have a strategy for realising the value of collaboration in your organisation if it doesn’t focus on the work of your organisation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Report: CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs leading top digital transformation efforts
TechRepublic
September 06, 2017
CIOs, CTOs, and chief digital officers (CDOs) are the executives leading top digital transformation initiatives worldwide, according to a new list from Constellation Research.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Every Business is a Technology Business
Huffington Post
September 05, 2017
According to Gartner, global IT spending is projected to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017. Data Center Systems represent $171 billion spend in 2017. The explosion of data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices and video streaming has created a great demand for bandwidth in data centers.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

How to create a company culture that can weather failure
CIO Magazine
August 09, 2017
In technology, things go wrong all the time, sometimes catastrophically. But if you stop paying attention after you fix the immediate problem, you’re missing out on the benefit of learning from experience.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Community as a means for organizational change
Bind
August 02, 2017
The larger and more formal the organization, the more immune to change. For communities or social intranets, this means that after implementation it takes a lot of time to change the behavior of employees. Do you first have to tackle the organizational culture before you purchase a social platform? No, in this blog I show that offering a social platform to employees is instrumental for any large-scale organizational change.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Insights on the Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)
SAP
August 01, 2017
Hear from 21 academics, entrepreneurs, engineers, and writers about their thoughts on where they see the Internet of Things (IoT) is headed. These futurists share the impact they foresee for businesses and for the customers these businesses need to attract, engage, and keep.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT

Episode 31 – IoT and Analytics, a conversation with Dion Hinchcliffe of Constellation Research
The IoT Heroes Show
July 13, 2017
When I heard Dion was going to our Leonardo Live event in Frankfurt (July 11th-12th in Frankfurt) to talk about analytics and IoT I reached out to him to ask him to come on the show to talk about just how vital analytics are to the Internet of Things.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, IoT

9 experts answer your top data science & machine learning questions
IBM Big Data and Analytics
June 16, 2017
Recently, I had the honor of speaking with a number of the world’s most influential thought-leaders in the fields of data science, data analytics, machine learning and digital transformation

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Digital Transformation

Top 5 Bot Maker Experts You Should Hear Keynote
Entrepreneur
June 01, 2017
A Chatbot Bot maker is an answer to many of the past year's exponential growth in messaging apps over social media apps. There are lots of great free chatbot tools to make it easy to get started.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

The 50 first dates problem of CX
Customer Think
May 04, 2017
Came across an interesting article recently recapping many of the current themes and trends being discussed in customer experience.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

Will Jive's Acquisition Revive the Company's Fortunes?
CMS WIRE
May 02, 2017
Jive CEO Elisa Steele took the stage at the company's JiveWorld conference in Las Vegas today to reassure customers and partners alike following yesterday's announcement of its acquisition by ESW Capital.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR ENTERPRISE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Marginalia
April 14, 2017
It is hard to create effective digital workplace transformation. The shiny new technology fashions attract a lot of attention, which can distract from the real needs of a diverse workforce. But Dion Hinchcliffe, industry analyst, thought leader, and ZDNet columnist, is redressing the balance.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The CIO Imperative: Customer Experience, Agility and Scale
Huffington Post
April 13, 2017
I was pleasantly surprised when my DisrupTV co-host Ray Wang, CEO and founder of Constellation Research, informed me that Dion Hinchcliffe had joined his firm. I consider Ray and Dion as two of the very best and most respected software enterprise analysts and thought leaders.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

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Portrait of a modern multi-cloud data center
ZDNet
March 16, 2018
Built and operated in Amsterdam by Interxion, and dubbed AMS8, this data center was designed from the ground-up to capitalize on the latest trends in enterprise cloud computing.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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