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Perry Hewitt

I work with organizations to develop effective and measurable digital strategy and practice for advancing through digital, social, and mobile ... More »I work with organizations to develop effective and measurable digital strategy and practice for advancing through digital, social, and mobile technologies. In other words, I help companies do the internet better in ways that advance their business and make life better and simpler for their users.

How Harvard’s Paving the Way in Digital Communication

Harvard’s Chief Digital Officer Perry Hewitt sees the dashboard as a way to empower the Harvard community. For anyone interested in, say, @GreenHarvard, they can follow the RSS feed and experience a lens on Harvard that’s not solely a feed of what’s going on at the University. ...

Social Media for Colleges: How to Control the Message

“Sometimes, people just don’t know who to ask for advice.” Harvard’s Chief Digital Officer Perry Hewitt agrees, claiming, “Social is people, so get them together!” At a university entrenched in digital thinking, from the Berkman Center to the Nieman Lab, the best way they’ve found to ...

Digital Life Millennials 'benefit and suffer' from hyperconnected lives: report

The resulting acceptance of bombast for fact is damaging in nearly all fields of formal inquiry.” Perry Hewitt, Harvard University director of digital communications and communications services, also interviewed by Pew, has a different take: “It seems easy to decry the attention span of ...

Want to Improve User Experience? Ask These 6 Questions

We asked a few UX professionals--(Cliff Sexton, user experience director at CareerBuilder.com, Perry Hewitt, chief digital officer at Harvard University, and Catalina Naranjo-Bock, user experience design researcher at Yahoo) what questions they'd add to the list. Their responses are also ...

Digital Printing Hot Spot

At Harvard, there is Perry Hewitt who describes her mission as “comprehensive digital strategy to meet needs in communications, engagement, and transaction.” More recently this is becoming an important role for large companies using digital technologies for marketing, advertising, and ...

Harvard College Connection aims to get low-income students to apply to college

“We still have much to learn about how to use the power of social media in encouraging greater access to higher education,” chief digital officer Perry Hewitt said in the press release. “Certain media may work better with some students than others—and we may also find that some ...

Sree Sreenivasan and Perry Hewitt to Keynote at 2014 Chief Digital Officer...

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sree Sreenivasan, the first Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will team up with Perry Hewitt, the first Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University, to give a joint keynote address at the 2014 Chief Digital Officer Summit...

Harvard’s Chief Digital Officer Perry Hewitt: In 10 Tweets

A large part of the muscle behind Harvard’s social media savvy is Perry Hewitt, the Cambridge school’s Chief Digital Officer. Since joining the school three years ago (after a stint at Cambridge social media analytics startup Crimson Hexagon), Hewitt has overseen the redesign ...

50 Digital Marketing Metrics [SLIDESHARE]

Perry Hewitt, Chief Digital Officer for Harvard University, defined the necessary steps of building a high-performing digital team. "Digital is part technology, part content strategy, part marketing art - and science," said Hewitt. The science part of marketing requires the ...

Protected Tweets

For many, a macro approach seemed adequate, i.e., “Don’t be stupid.” But as my friend Perry Hewitt, chief digital officer at Harvard University, reminded me in a tweet: @ peterhimler one would be surprised by the level of variable interpretations of that word! (See also: “don’t be evil”) ...

CDO Club Identifies Top 10 Most Influential Chief Digital Officers On Klout

Vivian Schiller, former CDO of NBC News; Dave Linabury, Ann Arbor Digital Marketing Agency; and Perry Hewitt of Harvard University (tied for 4th); 6. Ken Burbary of Campbell Ewald; and Paul John Pena (tied for 6th); 7. Darren Herman at the Media Kitchen; and Rob Norman of Group M Global ...

Harvard launches effort to encourage more low-income high school students to apply to elite colleges...

We still have much to learn about how to use the power of social media in encouraging greater access to higher education, Perry Hewitt, chief digital officer at Harvard, who will work directly on the new initiative, said in a statement. Certain media may work better with some students ...

Heather Goult: Three Out Of Five Girls Say They Feel Pressured It's Not Surprising They Feel So Ha

I also admire Perry Hewitt, Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University. She leads an incredible team in providing one of the best digital presences in the world of academia and is someone fantastically interesting to listen to and learn from. The survey highlights some truly ...

Young adults in an age of 'hyper-connectivity'

" Perry Hewitt, director of digital communications and communications services at Harvard University, said the technological evolution has taken young people "out of the business of memorizing facts and rules, and into the business of applying those facts and rules to complex problems. " ...

Collaborating Better, Despite Distance

Ideally, all team members should be invested in the entire project life cycle, suggests Perry Hewitt in the Harvard Business Review. Some mobile teams may also ignore data-driven insights, focusing instead on the aesthetics or emotion behind a decision. As a manager, you’ll need to bring ...

Still Smokin': Where the 50 on Fire Education Winners are Now

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Winners of Harvard's 2013 President's Challenge and Deans' Challenges

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Austin sees Crimson

“Harvard today has a significant digital footprint,” said Chief Digital Officer Perry Hewitt (left). “Not only for the 375,000 alumni we have worldwide, but also the people anywhere in the world who are able to connect and engage with Harvard content online.” AUSTIN, Texas — Harvard’s ...

Rapid-fire exchange

Perry Hewitt, the University’s chief digital officer, said she applauds the positive power of social media to “break down silos” and integrate and disseminate rather than control information across campus. Users, however, should know the often hidden risks inherent in going viral online. ...

TranshumanTech: [tt] Book Review: "The Circle" by Dave Eggers (NYT)

"It's more of a stark look in the mirror," said Perry Hewitt, who has worked at tech companies and is now chief digital officer at Harvard. "It's ...

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