I'd love to have attended Enterprise 2.0 in Boston in June 2011 - but had to be content with the #e2conf tweet streams, videos, slide decks at Slideshare & of course - the fantastic blogging by Mary Abraham, Bill Ives & Emanuele Quintarelli.
Having scanned their blog posts on this recent 2011 E2.0 Conference (and create a post for my org's newly revamped KM COP on Sharepoint) - the compelling question is :
What are the key themes to emerge out of this year's E 2.0 Conference ? For me - these resonated :
- this year it wasn't Culture vs Technology Tools like in the past (See - Notes on the 2010 E.0 Boston Conference & others on the search for the killer app (application for business.)
- Collaboration inside & outside silo's & the firewalls & enabled by Technology seemed big
- COP's aka Communities or Communities of Practice were very popular & technology to enable COP's to create Business Value in solving real problems - see Community Maturity Model
- Organizational Network Analysis as a tool wasn't mentioned as much as I expected but still important to CIO's eg Hidden Power of Social Networks
- Nevertheless Expertise Location seems to have been important
- Also Connectors in networks aka Mavens did get mentioned as helping to promote & foster community
- RSS, Wiki's & Collaborative Bookmarks still in favour
- Interesting that Cloud & SaaS mentioned - but appeared not to feature hugely in the articles by Abraham, Ives & Quintarelli on the conference presentations ?
- Cloud seemed to get more coverage in the 2010 E 2.0 Boston conference
- Sharepoint & IBM products featured although some critique of Sharepoint - can't do it effectively out of the box & often need other products to get the best out of it - Newsgator seemed to be the favoured product
- Templates were favoured for Sharepoint COP's - different templates for Communities of Interest & for Organizational Communities - just as our IT geek found when she was setting up our COP's at their new home on Sharepoint
- Interesting comments from Jacob Morgan that not much to take back to use at the workplace from E2.0 2011 - even IBM's Luis Suarez "we want more HOW!
- Anarchy is not recommended nor autocratic control of COP's
- What will Mobile & Social Computing mean for the Enterprise ?
- Lots of talk about Activity Streams to reduce information overload & integrate information from different sources - ie think LinkedIn news feeds etc
- And what will Unified Communications across the Activity Streams ie integrating LinkedIn, Blogs, RSS, microblog streams ?
- Many employees self-provision & use non-approved applications to get their work done - this can mean big risks
- Implications of Big Data & its Analytics - huge scale of internet related data that doesn't fit in traditional database - may be unstructured & trying to fit this in with structured data
- So is Big Data headed for Information Overload - then there's the Datasets ...
- focus on Collaboration & ROI Analytics - Return on Investment Metrics matter
- Business Value crucial - Knowledge Management in itself is not the primary aim but creating value for the business & knowledge sharing is what is done along the way