Jay Profile PicThe Relationship Economy blog is a narrative about the intersection of technology with the human network by Jay Deragon.

Jay Deragon – is a NextGen digital strategist, recognized author and public speaker based in Nashville, TN. His business background includes  building and selling numerous businesses over the last 25 years  including web based offerings, a mobile technology platform and a management consulting firm. He has provided management consulting services to small firms and Fortune 500 firms over the last 25 years and knows what it takes to make business meaningful and valuable.

He’s provided a variety of strategic digital services to help organizations develop new product strategies, enter new markets, defend against competitors and improve revenues.  Mr. Deragon is ranked one of the Top 50 over 50 digital marketing authorities by the Global CMO NetworkFeatured in CMO Magazine

He’s provided strategic digital services for companies worldwide. Industries served include: Aviation, Financial, Insurance, Wireless, Education, Cable, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Entertainment, Media, Retail and Technology.

Deragon’s renown in the strategic implications of social technology which has also earned him top management consulting assignments for companies large and small—opportunities that are quite familiar to Deragon.

Featured In Chief Strategy Officer MagazinePrior to his focus on social technology, Deragon was a highly sought consultant who  led global and Fortune 500 companies and start up enterprises to organizational success. Deragon attended the University of Maine, with continued studies at Darmouth College, Penn State and the University of Wisconsin.  He hold an array of certifications, including Quality Engineer, Quality Function Deployment, Advanced Risk Management, Statistical Process Control, Hoshin Kanri, D.I.S.C Instructor, Organizational Change Management and Strategic Planning.

Today, Deragon runs his global presence from Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his most important social network: his wife and children.

The best education I’ve received came as the result of being introduced to W. Edwards Deming’s teaching in the early 80’s. I participated in the Deming Users Group and became associated with some of the top thinkers and teachers of The Deming Philosophy, Profound Knowledge. After years of study and practice the related knowledge still applies today especially to use of social technology to organizational improvement and innovation.”

How I View The World

sunshine on the eartEarly in my professional career, in the early 1980s, I was introduced to  Dr. W. Edwards Deming and his teachings.

The Deming Philosophy has stuck with me since then, and subsequently when I view business and market developments I always tend to view them through the lens of Profound Knowledge. This can be both a curse and a blessing. Social Technology is a kinetic system that should be continuously improving and not confined to parts of the system. Social technology is largely being applied to marketing, advertising, PR and recruitment. These silo efforts are and will continue to disrupt ‘systems’ because efforts and communications are disconnected.

Profound knowledge creates order out of chaos. Without it social technology creates disorder and chaos. To learn how to use profound knowledge requires a knowledge, not social, network. Know the difference? You can read this ‘Profound Knowledge & Social Technology‘ to learn more about how I view the world.

To learn more about my professional life you can review my Linkedin profile here. email: [email protected]


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Nick Moreno June 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I just participated in the Webinar give by Jay Deragon on Social Media in Financial Institutions. Can I have a copy of the power point thumb nails as a refresher.

Nick Moreno June 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

How do I login to the 1pm webinar?

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