Dion Hinchcliffe, Chief Strategy Officer, 7Summits

Dion Hinchcliffe

Chief Strategy Officer7Summits


Dion Hinchcliffe is well-known industry thought leader, business strategist, enterprise architect, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and digital transformation consultant.

He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the leading online community strategy and design firm, 7Summits, is a widely followed ZDNet Contributor, and judges the CIO100 Awards for CIO Magazine every year. Dion works closely with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to drive successful change with new digital methods including online communities, enterprise social media, digital business models, Internet ecosystems, workforce collaboration, and the future of work. Recently, Robert Half Inc. identified Dion as one of the top 20 people globally that IT leaders mention most. He can be found on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe

Previously Worked

Chief Strategy Officer, Adjuvi
Chief Strategy Officer, Dachis Group

Dion Hinchcliffe Content

Digital Transformation in Insurance with Harford Mutual

Although insurance has long been protected from digital disruption, the industry faces serious challenges in its current form. This episode will explore the digital transformation of insurance with a leading industry CIO.

Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry, with UNIQA Insurance Group

The financial services industry, including insurance, is undergoing rapid change in response to new technology, FinTech startups, and shifting customer expectations. On this episode, we talk with the CIO and Chief Digital Officer at a large insurance company to understand digital transformation in this important industry.

Digital Transformation and the CIO with Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware

Chief Information Officers are on the front lines of digital transformation. Not only are CIOs responsible for managing change, but the role can affect both the internal organization and customers. On this episode, we explore these issues with Bask Iyer, the CIO of VMware.

Digital Transformation of Government with Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC

Local government is changing with the times. This conversation with the CIO of the City of Asheville, Jonathan Feldman, discusses digital transformation in the public sector, and explores how local governments are evolving to meet the digital needs of civic society. Jonathan shares his insights on innovation and progress in city government and how to achieve digital transformation.

Innovation at Harley-Davidson with Sean McCormack, Chief Technology Officer

Everyone knows Harley-Davidson for motorcycles, the company has deep roots in technology, manufacturing, and a variety of business areas. On this episode, Harley's Chief Technology Officer, Sean McCormack, shares the company's innovation story.

Financial services and digital transformation with 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.

Digital Transformation in Health Care with Preston Simons, CIO, Aurora Health Care

Health care is ready for digital transformation. Changing consumer expectations combined with new technologies have pushed even the largest health care providers to innovate and improve patient care. On this episode, Preston Simons, CIO of Aurora Health Care, discusses transformation in this important field.

What is Digital Transformation?

If digital transformation is not your daddy’s e-commerce platform, what is it?

The New CIO Mandate

The New CIO Mandate

Digital Diaspora in the Enterprise: Arrival of the CDO and CCO

Digital Diaspora in the Enterprise: Arrival of the CDO and CCO

Going Beyond ‘Bolt-On’ Digital Transformation

Going Beyond ‘Bolt-On’ Digital Transformation By Dion Hinchcliffe

A CIO's Guide to the Future of Work

A CIO's Guide to the Future of Work By Dion Hinchcliffe

How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

How Leaders Can Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation By Dion Hinchcliffe

Essential CIO Priorities for Digital Business in 2014

Essential CIO Priorities for Digital Business in 2014 By Dion Hinchcliffe

The Role of the CIO in Digital and Social Business Transformation

The Role of the CIO in Digital and Social Business Transformation By Dion Hinchcliffe

Digital Priorities for the C-Suite in 2015

Digital Priorities for the C-Suite in 2015 By Dion Hinchcliffe

Should the CIO or the CMO Take the Lead on Big Data?

Should the CIO or the CMO Take the Lead on Big Data? By Dion Hinchcliffe

Three Tips for Digital Transformation

Three tips to success: Engage and enable everyone around innovation. Don't turn digital business into a silo. Make the right investments.

Success Factors for Digital Transformation

Three things influence digital transformation success: the ability to create new things; the ability to execute, and the ability to evaluate outcomes.

CIO and Chief Digital Officer

The CIO vs. CDO world: The CIO's world is IT and operations -- the back office. The CDO's world is business -- creating new opportunities from existing assets.

Attributes of Top Performing CIOs

Top performing CIOs are both visionary and good executors. They understand how to manage risk around technology experimentation and business innovation.

Long-Term Investment and Digital Business

Becoming a digital business is a multi-year investment. The challenge for public companies is sacrificing quarterly profits to invest in the future.

Digital Transformation and Organizational Culture

Organizations should see digital transformation as a change that brings opportunity. Easing the transition takes working with an organization's culture.

Challenges of Creating a Digital Business

There are plenty of reasons why digital transformation is hard. There are the typical issues associated with change, but there are also business issues.

Digital Business and Networks of Value

Today's digital economy is really about the ability of networks to create value for itself. New, fast-growth startups succeed at tapping into these networks.

What is a Digital Business?

Digital businesses are less about owning assets and more about using networks to deliver goods and services to customers.

Orchestrating Digital Transformation

Building a digital business involves creating new operations. Quickly changing this extensively requires more than edicts from the top.

Who Should Lead Digital Transformation?

Everyone is part of the digital transformation effort, so you need leaders at all levels, from the grassroots to the executive suite.

Can a CIO Lead Digital Transformation?

CIOs, of course you can lead the digital business transformation. But it's going to take changing perspective, attitude, and adding some different skills.

Technology Budgets and Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is not free. Whether the LOB is going digital alone or coordinating through IT, technology budgets must dramatically increase.

Digital Transformation and the CIO

CIOs, why should you cede being the center of a digital transformation effort to someone else? This is the clarion call to be part of the business.

Digital Transformation and Marketing

Digitalization has transformed marketing by massively increasing the scale, complexity, and pace of interactions within the marketplace.

Digital Transformation and Operations

Becoming a digital business will cause companies to examine how they operate and what elements should be automated.

Social Business and Collaboration, with Dion Hinchcliffe, Chief Strategy Officer, 7Summits

Dion Hinchcliffe is the Chief Strategy Officer at Dachis Group. In addition, he is a Columnist for InformationWeek.and has been quoted or featured in BusinessWeek, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, Forbes, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal.

Digital Transformation and the CIO, with Dion Hinchcliffe, Chief Strategy Officer, 7Summits

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and in-demand keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in social business, digital strategy, and enterprise IT.