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Dion Hinchcliffe joins The Futurum Group


The Futurum Group, a leading global tech advisory, research, intelligence and media firm announced the appointment of Dion Hinchcliffe as VP and Practice Lead, CIO. A highly sought-after technology expert, Dion brings over 25 years of experience and recognition for his strategic advisory with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. At The Futurum Group, Dion will lead the CIO Practice and will oversee the buying insights data designed for the CIO community, by the CIO community.

Hinchcliffe will work closely with The Futurum Group’s Chief Product Officer Deepak Surana, to help re-imagine and mature the company’s CIO dashboards and data offerings. “Joining the team at Futurum allows me to bring to reality my vision for transforming the way CIOs are engaged in strategic decision making. An important aspect of this is delivering data and generative insights using the latest technology platforms,” said Hinchcliffe. “In 2024, CIOs require actionable data and insights based on ground truth. They seek guidance from trusted advisors that can help them navigate the disruptive trends of the day including how to address board pressure, how to act quickly on AI, and how to navigate the rapid shifts in the cloud,” he added.

The appointment of Dion Hinchliffe comes at an opportune time as Artificial Intelligence materializes across multiple industry verticals. Demand for high-quality data intelligence designed for strategic decision making is at a record high as organizations contemplate new roadmaps and go-to-market approaches for AI solutions in hardware, software, and services.

“I’m very excited to have Dion at the forefront of our engagement with the broader CIO community. The Futurum Intelligence Platform provides actionable insights that empower the IT decision maker,” says Daniel Newman, CEO of The Futurum Group. “Dion’s unique research approaches incorporate his extensive experience and high visibility in the CIO world. This will grant the CIO community enhanced strategic solutions and services as Futurum continues its accelerated growth journey,” he added.

Dion’s CIO insights and research keeps a close eye on emerging trends, preferences and transformations across the CIO cohort group. Some of the most recent stats unearthed in his research:

  • 91% of CIOs are more extensively automating business and IT processes to drive business results, the leading approach to creating more value in 2024
  • 83% of CIOs plan to situate generative AI in a revenue generating or cost reduction capacity in 2024
  • 76% of CIOs are prioritizing strategic data management this year to support analytics, AI, and data-based initiatives

Dion’s appointment is effective immediately. Some of his initial public engagements as Futurum Group’s VP and Practice Lead will include SAP Sapphire in early June, and the annual Digital Enterprise Show in Malaga, Spain.

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