Inter Orbis was set up to investigate, analyse and document the impact technology is having on business, society and culture. The company helps individuals and organisations understand how to derive maximum value from available technologies, in four areas:
- Defining the capabilities that can deliver the fastest possible return on investment, with the best results
- Understanding how technology can positively influence innovation and the creative process
- Helping organisations tell their stories and using the right tools to engage with their stakeholders
- Working with contextual factors such as productivity, efficiency and wellbeing, at home and in the workplace
To achieve these goals, Inter Orbis offers content production, hands-on facilitation and strategic advisory services to its clients. From technical specification to high-level architecture, from social media advice to audience engagement strategy, from short blogs and articles to thought leadership papers, from presentations to conference hosting, all of Inter Orbis’ services emphasise how to communicate and assure the positive impact of technology.
Jon Collins is principal advisor at Inter Orbis. With over 20 years’ background in the technology industry, Jon has a deep understanding of the global technology infrastructures, architectures, security and governance models required, as well as hands-on experience of delivery in a variety of sectors. Jon is co-author of The Technology Garden, offering clear advice on sustainable IT delivery. He has written numerous papers and guides about getting the most out of technology, and is an accomplished speaker, facilitator and presenter.
In Jon’s varied career he has acted as IT manager and software consultant, project manager, training manager, IT security expert and industry analyst. In recognition of his insightful, yet down-to-earth approach, Jon was named European analyst of the year by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations in 2009. Jon is a founding partner of Delivery Cell One, an innovative public sector consulting firm, and is community director at Maven Cast, the hybrid events company behind Digital London.
Outside of technology Jon has authored several books about music including bands such as Marillion and Rush, both recognised pioneers in using the Web to interact with their audiences. He has acted as an ambassador for Action Aid, and is active at a local level as a secondary school governor and chairman of the local village hall. Jon is currently writing two books about the impact of technology, and is researching a novel about the violinist, Paganini.