Jay Deragon - is an entrepreneur, management consultant, digital strategist, recognized author and life long student of change based in Nashville, TN. He has built and sold numerous businesses including a nationally recognized quality improvement program, a mobile streaming technology platform and a management consulting firm. He has worked with firms from the Fortune 500 to medium sized organizations and start up technology firms over the last 25 years and knows what it takes to create value that people want... He's provided a variety of strategic services to help organizations transition from the mental models of an ego-system to the 21st century eco-system models required to thrive... Deragon’s strategic thinking has also earned him top management consulting assignments for companies large and small—opportunities that are quite familiar to Deragon. His studies and subsequent writings over the last seven years have focus on the disruptive nature of digital technology and its impact on business as usual,. Today his blog,The Relationship Economy, is a globally recognized resource of knowledge about revolutionary changes caused by digital disruption and the subsequent opportunities for those that can see and understand the related dynamics. Deragon is a life long learner. He attended the University of Maine, with continued studies at Darmouth College, Penn State and the University of Wisconsin. He holds 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 network from Nashville, Tennessee, where he resides with his most important social network: his wife and children.