About the Author
Jonathan Sapir has over 30 years experience helping clients leverage information technology to build their business. After starting out as a system engineer for IBM, Jonathan built a successful mid-size consulting firm in Chicago in the 1990's, then grew a software product development company which was acquired in 2007. Returning to consulting, Jonathan started a new company, SilverTree Systems, Inc., to help companies migrate to the Cloud. Jonathan has previously written two well-received books: Igniting the Phoenix: A New vision for IT in 2003, which foretold many of the ideas that have become reality, especially in the areas of enterprise social software, cloud computing, and self-service application development; and Power in the Cloud: Using Cloud Computing to build information systems at the edge of chaos in 2008, which looked at building information systems in the context of complex adaptive systems theory.
"I'm an avid follower of Jonathan's thoughts and body of work. When starting down the current path of Web 2.0 three years ago, Jonathan's book & interviews captured exactly what is now transpiring in terms of business transformation. I have quoted Jonathan on many, many occasions; his insights into understanding emerging key business issues both from the IT perspective and the line-of-business have been truly visionary." - Rod Smith, IBM VP Emerging Technologies
"Jon is a wonderfully talented, exceptionally creative, and forward-thinking luminary who can add significant value to any organization and leap-frog their thinking. Jon has proven time and again that he can think things through, not only at a practical level, but also at a level of fore-thought that few venture." - Ron Schmelzer, Senior Analyst, Zapthink