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About James Davidson

7Summits Vice President of Digital Strategy, Social Media and Community Practitioner, Devoted Husband and Dad, and Karaoke Superstar!

We are a Social Business

A former boss and mentor of mine used this phrase a lot: “We need to eat our own cooking.” This has always stuck with me throughout my career. How can you advocate for social business and technology in a client project, strategy or a technical solution when you’re still using […]

Replacing or Redesigning your Portal? Consider a Community (Part 1)

In my role as a Senior Strategist at 7Summits, I have the benefit of meeting with a lot of clients during their discovery to discuss strategy, solution architecture and implementation roadmaps. One of the growing trends that I see in many corporations across all verticals and sizes (Mid, Large and Enterprise) […]

By |October 17th, 2014|External Community, Internal Community|0 Comments

Altimeter Group Partnership

If you haven’t already heard by now 7Summits has formed a strategic alliance with Altimeter Group.

 

Check out Twitter and or the press release here for more details:
Happy to announce our strategic alliance with @7SummitsAgency! http://t.co/UULwKJIGRa

— altimetergroup (@altimetergroup) October 10, 2014

Business transformation through social and online communities transcends silos and requires a […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Partnerships|1 Comment

Academically Social Webcast: “The SocialBiz and Digital Revolution of Higher Education” #highedsocbiz

For those that missed our Jive software webcast today title “Academically Social – The Social Business and Digital Revolution of Higher Education” with Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Penn Foster. We’ve posted a copy of the deck, here is a link to the presentation on Slideshare. You can also […]

#hesummit14 Social Strategies for Successful Student Engagement in Higher Education

For those looking for it, here is a copy of our presentation titled “Social Strategies for Successful Student Engagement” from the Salesforce Foundation Higher Education Summit 2014 presented by myself. Enjoy!

Salesforce Foundation HESUMMIT 2014 7Summits Social Strategies for Successful Student Engagement from 7Summits

By |June 9th, 2014|7Summits Live, Events, Salesforce|0 Comments

Gamification #201 Webcast: Winning with Gamification, a Guide to Success

For those that missed our “Jive software webcast today title “Gamification 201: Winning with Gamification, a Guide to Success” with Hitachi Data Systems and  SolarWinds. We’ve posted a copy of the deck, here is a link to the presentation on Slideshare. You can also watch a recording of the webcast here.

Thanks to Michael Torok @ SolarWinds. And […]

By |March 11th, 2014|7Summits Live, External Community, Gamification, Jive|0 Comments

The Benefits of Creating an Online Community

Originally posted on the ForeFront Magazine blog.
“A new class of company is emerging—one that uses collaborative technologies intensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’s reach to customers, partners and suppliers…”
 

This quote from a McKinsey study has always resonated with me as I consider the […]

#Jiveworld 2013

We couldn’t be more excited to be sponsors at #Jiveworld 2013, this is our 5th year! 7Summits is attending the event in full force and we’d love to meet you.

Meet our Team
Stop by and say hi to our Sherpas at our Booth P2. We’d love to learn about your business and […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|7Summits Live, Events, Social Business|0 Comments

Insight Summit Series – Spotlight on Social Business Presentation #PRSMS

For those looking for it, here is a copy of our presentation titled “Spotlight on Social Business” from the Insight PR & Social Media Summit Series  presented by myself and Rob Murray. Enjoy!

7Summits – Marquette University: Insight Summit Series – Spotlight on Social Business from 7Summits

By |October 15th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Our 2013 Forrester Groundswell Entry – MSOE Bridge Social Community

We are very excited to share our joint entry with Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) of the Bridge Admissions Social Community entry in this year’s Forrester Groundswell Awards, B2C Social Depth category:

Visit the Groundswell site for more info

With higher ed enrollment declining every year, it is becoming increasingly difficult for universities […]

By |September 16th, 2013|HIgher Education|0 Comments