JD-OD.com is the brainchild of Jon Reed and Dennis Howlett. We wanted to develop a site to showcase and discuss the latest developments in the broad on-demand IT world but in video commentary format. JD-OD.com is the video sister site of the recently launched diginomica.com. In diginomica’s case, Den and Jon are joined by three other bloggers in the co-founding team.
This site concentrates on providing video content, supplemented with concise but hopefully useful text content, as well as text time stamps so you can get to the section of the video that interests you quickly The main idea is to give readers as many options as possible for consuming video content, including email and RSS notifications. We’ve made an effort to cater for mobile devices and iPhone/iPad in particular.
The menus allow you to locate videos based on conferences, types of stories, and of course there is keyword search. There are now more than 200 videos on the site. In each case we are trying to bring a story or key issue to life. We try to get better with each shoot. The goal? Unfiltered, honest conversations with the most professional production possible.
Jon Reed is an independent (ahem!) analyst, SAP Mentor and Enterprise Irregular who blogs and videocasts on enterprise trends. He is a co-founder of JD-OD.com (2012) and most recently, diginomica.com. Co-founded by Jon and four other long-time enterprise bloggers, diginomica is focused on providing original commentary focused solely on the enterprise, without the consumer tech hype and fluff.
In 2012, Jon and video partner Dennis Howlett launched JD-OD.com – a video commentary web site for the on-demand enterprise .The founding of JD-OD.com in 2012 with video partner-in-crime Dennis Howlett marked a shift towards a dedicated approach to video production.
Jon is the driving force behind JonERP.com (launched in 2007) an interactive web site that features Jon’s long-running podcast and video series. Jon’s client services are focused on the creative integration of media into a mold-breaking business strategy. Jon is the author of three non-fiction books, including the “how-not-to” Resumes from Hell and the SAP Consultant Handbook.
Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week. Today, apart from being a blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.
His primary focus is assisting buyer organisations in their software selection and implementation methodologies for business applications. He also provides focused advice on the SaaS/cloud/on-demand space to buyer organisations with a focus on professional services businesses..
He is a board advisory member to Constellation Research is an SAP Mentor Alumni, and was honored as a top contributor to SAP Community Network in both 2009 and 2010.
A ZDNet blogging veteran with a loyal following, Dennis now blogs primarily on diginomica.com.