Upcoming: Elfter Wikiwednesday Stuttgart am 28.07.2010

Organisiert mittels Wave und Doodle steht nun der Termin für den nächsten WikiWednesday Stuttgart fest – am 28.07.2010 treffen wir uns wieder im CoWorking Space Stuttgart. Eintreffen ab 18:00, richtig los geht es wie immer gegen 19:00.

Dieses Mail wieder in konventionellem Rahmen, sprich mit Sesssions, Kurzvorträgen und Erlebnisberichten (Wikisym!, Wikimania!, Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston! – es sollte genug Interessantes geben).

Ich würde dann in der Tat ein paar Worte zur Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston sagen, mit speziellem Fokus auf Wiki-relevantes. Weitere Vorschläge und Themenwünsche wie immer willkommen, am besten in der öffentlichen Wave eintragen (oder hier kommentieren).

Upcoming: BarCamp Bodensee 2010

Well, buzzing a lot prevents me from blogging more – sad truths of an ever evolving digital smarter work knowledge worker’s lifestyle. But then again, other than with Google buzz (and this movie we all know and love) the first rule of BarCamp is “You talk about BarCamp”.

And the http://barcampbodensee.mixxt.eu/ this weekend is something we better talk about – an international event, attracting people from France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark et al.

Denmark? Yes, I am happy that Kim Bach is making the trip from Copenhagen. I met him last year at reboot – another international event drawing geeks in literally droves – and we had the great time that’s facilitated by an athmosphere of kindness to strangers and intellectual curiosity. Yes, my reboot experiences are fueled by both the shared understanding and the sparkling contrarian discussions – it’s a very special climate and I am sad that this year will be a year of breath-taking and pausing (there’s a substitute for those that can’t live without their yearly rebooting fix experience). And for crying out loud I can’t even make it to the Ersatz because I’ve got a major event lined up. More on that later.

For now, let’s blog about the proposed sessions at #bcbs10, there’s some interesting stuff in there, my selection:

You see, I am cheating a bit about the interesting proposed sessions, but I really do hope that we can do some collaborative, live-documenting the BarCamp in Wave this year:

Yes, that’s the second rule of BarCamp: You blog wave about BarCamp …

Upcoming: DNUG Workshop am 9. Juni

Ja, das steht auch vor der Tür – nächste Woche in Berlin bei der Frühjahrskonferenz der deutschen Notes User Group:

In dem Social Media Workshop am 9. Juni gehen Stefan Pfeiffer, Marketing Manager Lotus, IBM Deutschland,  Thorsten Zoerner, Solution Architect Business -Experte bei der IBM, Martin Koser, Enterprise 2.0-Berater und Blogger, und Lars Basche, Social Media Consultant bei Text 100, auf diese und weitere Fragen ein und geben Antworten. Die Teilnehmer erhalten einen Einblick in die Möglichkeiten, die Social Media ihnen im internen und externen Einsatz eröffnen und bekommen Tipps für ihre konkrete Situation.

Ich freue mich darauf die Notes & Connections Familie wieder zu treffen und bin gespannt welchen Verlauf der Workshop dieses mal nehmen wird (hier der Blogpost zur Diskussionsrunde bei der Herbstkonferenz in Fulda 2009). Spannende Fragen gibt es ja genug, Stefan hat hier einige davon gesammelt: “Wie sollten Unternehmen anfangen mit Social Media? Worauf sollten sie achten, um nicht in Fettnäpfchen zu treten? Welche Relevanz haben Social Media im B2B-Umfeld? Wie bereitet man seine Mitarbeiter vor, welche Hilfestellungen benötigen sie? Was ist machbar und was nicht? Wie behält man bei der Informationsflut den Überblick und trennt Relevantes von Unwichtigem? Welche Ziele können erreicht werden und wie lässt sich Erfolg messen?”

Mein Part wird es sein, die Implementierungs- und Change Management Aspekte herauszuarbeiten, und damit den Teilnehmern Wege aufzuzeigen, die gangbar sind. Natürlich sind die Erfolgsfaktoren von “Corporate Social Media” abhängig vom Kontext des jeweiligen Unternehmens, dennoch lassen sich hier schon einige generische (und eine Reihe von praktischen) Erfahrungen und Best Practices vermitteln.

Upcoming: elfter WikiWednesday Stuttgart

Nachdem der zehnte Jubiläums-WikiWednesday Stuttgart ein Erfolg war (dank der Bühne im Innenhof des H7 wurde niemand wirklich nass …) sollten wir daran gehen den elften WikiWednesday zu organisieren.

Dieses Mail wieder in konventionellem Rahmen, sprich mit Sesssions, Kurzvorträgen und Erlebnisberichten (Wikisym!, Wikimania!, Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston! – es sollte genug Interessantes geben). Ideen und Wünsche wie auch Terminwünsche direkt in die Wave bzw. die darin enthaltene Doodle-Terminabstimmung eintragen):

Upcoming: IOD Information on Demand 2010, Rome

I am about to hop into the car, to quickly catch a plane to get to Rome for the IBM Information on Demand EMEA conference – an event focusing on information management and analytics (including a heavy leaning towards Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise 2.0, yes, too).

The agenda is clear: Detailing information strategies that bring or sustain competitive advantage.

Yes, providing just the right information timely and accurately (well, I expect to hear about business intelligence, reporting, decision support systems, management information systems et al.) to provide business insight and wisdom (how do we get from data to information to knowledge to “I know and know how to act and decide”). Collaboration is essential here – it’s got a place in adding meaning, insight, experience and eventually connected, shared understanding to information. While this “socially intermediated knowledge” may be more tacit and fuzzy (mustn’t be a bad thing) it’s also potentially quite trustable (a whole bunch of interesting questions are popping up here, ie. how do we tell which source of infomation is trustworthy? how do we evaluate, tag and classify our social sources? does social proximity mean more than perceived level of expertise? on and on …)

I am really happy to be able to participate in this event*, and the opportunity to hear keynote speaker Magnus Lindkvist:

[who] will address the challenge of having too much information, suggest new filters to extract useful information, and explore new lenses with which to see the world that, in turn, can be used to go above and beyond market expectations.

Hmm, new lenses sounds interesting – I assume this will mean a combination of principles, methods and tools, of which the tools are probably the most easy to grasp (not to say that the Cognos Business Intelligence cloud doesn’t sound impressive)? Applications and processes are another perspective to check out, and I think that’s where the conference is kicking in, ie. exploring “independent foundational information tools”, “enterprise information plans and roadmaps”, how to leverage “industry specific expertise and assets for rapid time to value” (sic!), “centralizing best practices by establishing competency centers” and all in all “getting [us all] started on [our] information-led transformation journey”. All “quotes” were snipped from the information agenda obviously:

What is the information agenda?
IBM’s Information Agenda approach has a proven track record of helping companies in your size and industry respond and adapt quickly to unpredictable, up-to-the-minute changes in information, whether it’s on a global level, or the next cube over.
Utilizing IBM’s best-in-class software and consulting services, this approach is designed to help your business develop a customized implementation roadmap in a matter of weeks. What’s more, our solutions can also help you reduce IT spending by leveraging existing investments.

And there’s also a part on social media, I guess here we’ll explore the relations between internal social media, konowledge and innovation management and the tweaking of business models (by leveraging cute technologies). And that’s exactly my cup of tea, so I am looking forward to joining the discussions:

Social media are platforms for interaction and relationships, and have the potential and power to affect everyone in your business – sales, marketing and technical employees – as well as your customers, investors, analysts and the press. Meet some of the social media experts from IBM at IOD EMEA 2010 who can help you better understand social media, decide whether or not it’s appropriate to use in your business model, and if so, how to get started using key tools to grow your business.

So follow the official blogger blog, search for the hashtag #iod2010,  watch the livestream of general sessions and keynote speakers and if you’re there don’t hesitate to stop and say hello. I am not sure what and when I can share stuff, obviously the wifi needs some kind words.

* Disclaimer and disclosure – 1. IBM invited me to the event and covers T&E 2. I know and like both geeks and suits at IBM – trust me, I will disclose if it’s important for you to know …

Upcoming: WikiWednesday Stuttgart am 26. Mai 2010

Update: Rescheduled to May 26, see the Wave for location and more

How to use Google Wave when organizing events …

… put to practice for the next WikiWednesday Stuttgart:

Ideen und Anregungen am besten direkt in die Wave eintragen …

Upcoming: More Enterprise 2.0 Community Events

Now, just now I was writing about my session proposal and my expectations for the upcoming Lotus JamCamp – especially in terms of the benefits of open communication and direct feedback that a BarCamp setting provides – and I’ve got fitting news on top:

One is the very ambitious Enterprise 2.0 Forum at Cologne this week (which I can’t visit as it’s colliding with re:publica and the intertwined Lotus JamCamp events where I’m an active stakeholder) – but anyway I am going to listen from afar what gets tweeted and blogged. I hope that Joachim Niemeier, who is moderating the event will also post a summary come time, and make up for me missing Euan keynoting (“How-to manage the Enterprise 2.0 (r)evolution?”) and the rest of the event, including the workshops tomorrow.

Then – and for crying out loud I am going to miss that one too – there’s the third International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 at Milano June 9 & 10.

In the past two years I attended them, ie. went to Varese and then, last year to Milano, but it’s so close to my (pre-scheduled) flight’s departure for Boston’s e2conf that I can’t combine them two. And one needs to find some time for actual customers in between all this conferencing …

So I am looking forward to meeting up with Emanuele, Sameer and Hutch over some Irish beers instead of Italian wine, weird bartering it is. But again joking aside, the agenda is looking nice, combining three topical tracks and an OpenSpace BarCamp-alike venue and room for discussion. And plenty of topics are on the slate, from “internal collaboration, customer engagement and open innovation” to:

– Setting up the strategy and building the business case
– New organization schemes and leadership models
– Nurturing adoption and cultural change
– Business drivers, metrics and return of the investment
– Community management and customer engagement frameworks
– How to socialize business processes: BPM 2.0, CRM 2.0, PLM 2.0
– Best practices and lessons learned through case studies
– From marketing to social CRM
– Social Media Marketing and PR 2.0
– Intranet 2.0
– Idea management and prediction markets
– Social softwares and collaborative platforms