Dale Patrick DEACON
DAO Project Facilitator, Technologist, Writer & Memetic Strategist
Dale Patrick Deacon, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a technologist (the study of innovation) and memetic (the study of ideas and ideology) analyst, specializing in the subject of technological change management. His works generally cover what he calls the "intersection of technological innovation with the personal and societal coping-mechanisms deployed within fluid environments".
He has been influential in the fields of information technology, marketing and multimedia.
Born and raised in the 80s and 90s, during the political and social revolution of South Africa, Deacon was raised by, civil engineer, Shaun Deacon and pioneering female business woman Patricia "Tish" Deacon. His brother is artist, musician, and producer, Ryan Deacon.
Career & Experience
After graduating from the University of Johannesburg (RAU), Deacon began his career as an independent consultant in the field of business analysis with the consulting firm, Stuart King and Associates. After several years assisting governmental parastatals digitize their infrstructal monitoring and reporting systems, he spent a brief period consulting for financial industry giants Hollard Insurance and Standard Bank. He then went on to become the youngest project manager at the burgeoning digital agency, League Digital.
Throughout the years, he has represented and consulted a number of local and international corporate entities in both the public and private sectors, notably to a number of financial institutions in Africa's economic hub of Sandton, Johannesburg.
Deacon writes and speaks on the intersection between technological flux and the interpersonal and intrapersonal memetics (The study of beliefs, thoughts, attitudes and value systems). An element of his work focusses on the impact of rapidly advancing technological progress and our psychological adaption to these advancements. This field of study has inextricable links with strategic decision-making within governance structures.
The more widespread and ubiquitous that information technology becomes, the more apparent its effect on the human psyche becomes. Accommodating for this shift before the fact drastically improves the probability of gleaning an economic or informational advantage over one's competition.
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