Dion Hinchcliffe: Social Business by Design book launch in Australia

As social media uses and technologies rapidly evolve, it is becoming harder for businesses to move fast enough to absorb these changes to stay with the curve. Using social technologies is vital to ensuring established businesses meet consumer needs and expectations before more agile competitors come into the market.

Social Business by Design by Dion Hinchcliffe and Peter Kim of the Dachis Group, due for release in May, is the first major exploration of why and how to transform the enterprise in the social business era in order to rethink the modern organisation.

Headshift Asia Pacific is delighted to announce that Dion Hinchcliffe will be in Sydney to launch the book!

We have arranged this exclusive visit as part of our strategic services offering to provide our clients with the very best analysis and advice. We are committed to ensuring business and technical leaders have the competitive information they need to guide their companies to social business success.

In addition to a number of events, Dion will be conducting two half day workshops in Sydney on May 17th: Social Business 101, and Consumerisation of IT.

This will be the only time these transformative and highly engaging workshops will be available in Australia this year.

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to get the latest IT and business strategy direct from a top industry leader.

Workshop details:

Social Business 101

The social media era has arrived and organisations are looking for ways to grapple with the many implications to their business. Companies are increasingly seeing the benefit and need to approach social media activities with integrated external and internal efforts. Professionals can no longer rely on point solutions and isolated activities — no brand, department, or employee is an island in the social landscape. Today, firms can learn from the lessons of early adopters and craft a solid plan for success that includes formulating a winning strategy, applying appropriate game-time tactics, and measuring for meaningful return on investment.

This session provides a cohesive and readily approachable introduction to social business that is immediately actionable by executives, line managers, and workers.

Participants at this session will learn:

  • What social business is and why it matters
  • The key tenets to social business success
  • Strategy and tactics to apply your own situation

When: 9am-12pm, Thursday 17th May, 2012

Who should attend: This workshop will be relevant to people working in different management roles, including sales & marketing, customer service, HR and operations.

Where: Ripple Effect Group, East Sydney.

Cost: $275 (excl. GST) per person (includes a signed copy of the book).

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

To book this workshop, please use our online registration and payment page here. Please note, that places are strictly limited.

Consumerisation of IT

Employees have begun driving the use of consumer technology in the workplace—bringing their mobile devices, Web apps, and social networking experience with them from home—but the trend goes even deeper than that. It’s a fundamental shift away from IT creating and managing the organisation’s IT assets to accepting that employees now own significant swaths of technology and will lead the enterprise march into the future. Dion has watched organisations large and small struggle with this convergence of mobile, social, cloud and big data, and has helped them prevail in their quest to harness it for innovation to transform the way the enterprise does business.

Dion will explore the new IT landscape and share his consumerisation experiences in the field to set the stage for consumerisation in your organisation by showcasing real-world companies that represent the new generation of IT and business. Participants will be equipped with strategies that will enable them to take steps towards managing the trends and keeping ahead of current trends.

When: 2pm-5pm, Thursday 17th May, 2012

Who should attend: This workshop will be relevant to people working in different management roles, including sales & marketing, IT, customer service, HR and operations.

Where: Ripple Effect Group, East Sydney

Cost: $275 (excl. GST) per person (includes a signed copy of the book).

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

To book this workshop, please use our online registration and payment page here. Please note, that places are strictly limited.

About Dion

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognised business strategist, enterprise architect, and keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in social business, Enterprise 2.0, and enterprise IT. Dion understands the importance of applying these changes to businesses and implementing them to achieve success.

Dion currently works with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to devise strategies to help them adapt their organisations to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. He is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of Web 2.0, SOA, and Enterprise 2.0 and has presented or keynoted at Web 2.0 Expo, CeBIT, Business Integration Forum, Interop, JavaOne, SOA Web Services Edge, Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Office 2.0, and many other major business and software conferences. He is extensively published in leading industry periodicals and journals, including the Microsoft Architecture Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and SOA/Web Services Journal, and is currently Contributing Editor to the Social Business Journal.