I know you all know this, but for the record here is the official press release about my new role at Headshift:
HEADSHIFT APPOINTS JAMES DELLOW AND RAMPS UP ENTERPRISE 2.0 CAPABILITIES
3 March 2009
Headshift, a leading enterprise social computing consultancy has expanded its local team with the addition of Senior Business & Technical Consultant James Dellow.
Dellow is a well regarded information management consultant and influential Enterprise 2.0 blogger. He will support Headshift’s clients on the technical side of their social software implementations as well as provide expertise on the organisational aspects of these projects.
According to Anne Bartlett-Bragg, Managing Director of Headshift Australasia, Dellow brings extensive experience working with large organisations to implement web 2.0 technologies.
“There is significant interest from large organisations looking at ways to meet their business objectives by harnessing web 2.0 tools, in particular, the strategic integration of social networks both inside firewalls. Naturally, the larger the organisation, the more complex a social software implementation is without the right expertise.
James understands the often complex technical considerations that large organisations must take into account, plus the ‘people and process’ aspects to a project. He has a rare combination of skills and we’re exceptionally lucky to have him on board.”
Despite the current economic conditions, Headshift Australasia continues to see interest from organisations who want to capitalise on the rapidly emerging usability and benefits that enterprise social computing offers.
“Headshift are one of the few global organisations that truly understand web 2.0 and social technologies and how they can be best applied to meet business objectives. They have a wide range of both internationally and local case studies that highlight how the power of social software can add quantifiable value, said Dellow.
“My role is to work with organisations to help them find a balance between working with their current IT system and implementing new and powerful social computing tools which provides significant benefits to corporations their staff and/or clients. I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
"Professional areas of focus for Dellow include enterprise social computing strategies, understanding the value of emerging Web 2.0 technologies like RSS, and the creation of user-centered information workplaces."
Dellow has worked in consulting roles with a wide range of government, professional services and blue chip companies such as AMP, ASIC, BHP Billiton, BlueScope Steel, CSC, Ernst & Young, and Rio Tinto. He also completed a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) at UNSW in 2005.
James Dellow’s blog can be found at http://chieftech.blogspot.com
You read more about Headshift on their Website of course and if you want to contact me, while I do have a new Headshift email address, don’t worry as my old contact details still work.