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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?


Welcome to the wonderful brave new world of IBM’s Watson Workspace!  .  . you may also want to follow IBM Watson Workspace ’s Twitter ID.

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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

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This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years. remain uninsured.

2013 46

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Open Business Personal KMThat’s what is at stake over here. It’s gone!

2013 119

Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness


Open vs. Closed. That’s what’s stopping us at the moment from progressing further into exploring that whole new Era of Open.

2013 81

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

2013 100

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0 And this is the best part, frankly, I am not really too sure we are ready for it just yet.

2013 74

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Indeed, an  openly  Socially Integrated Enterprise. IBM Innovation Learning Open Business And that’s it! Very much so! 

2013 66

Open Business and The Power of Habit


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Well, may be not. habit is, apparently, a reward. Well, may not.

2013 51

IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?


Perhaps even a bit on Open Business  as well, why not? . IBM Open Business TravellingAre you ready? . No doubt. Well, not really.

2013 52

Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business


That one that would thrive in an Open Business world. IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business Open Leadership Hippie 2.0

2013 50

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


and who are willing to help open up new paths for you, because they feel the timing is just perfect. Till now. That search is now over.

2017 90

Why I Fired Myself from IBM


Most people may not know this, but back in June 2005, while I was still an IBM Netherlands employee, I got laid off and after having received the well-known compensation  package  I decided that I wasn’t ready, just yet, to leave the company. So was it then my time, beginning of 2014, when I decided to quit IBM and move on? No problem.

2014 26

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business


Yet, they keep lingering around, because, after all, and, in general, we are not too open, nor transparent enough. And it shows. Over Goodness.

2013 46

Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. look forward to learning more in the coming days, and seeing how IBM brings Mail Next to market over the coming months / quarters / halves. (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo). Nice eye candy. 2.

2014 61

The Future of Open Business At Stake


That one of Openness and Transparency. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM #elsuasworkbook

2013 33

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect


No need to have multiple windows open or anything; those two aggregators will help folks get sorted out right away! Orlando, here we come!

2012 73

IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect


IBM Innovation Learning Open Business TravellingWe may as well enjoy the ride along the way, right? Well, we surely did! Somewhat.

2013 43

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


And such an eye opener! IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travellin

2011 74

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

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IBM’s business partners contribute nearly one-third of IBM’s revenue and more than half of the company’s SMB business.    

2011 49

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseYes, I was advised that it was that good. And

2012 55

Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success , and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful. The further left you go toward an open network, the more you’re exposed to new ideas. People to the left are significantly more successful than those to the right.

2015 36

IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

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This is the first in a series of notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years thanks to IBM’s support.

2013 11

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

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To this end IBM has made its Connections activity stream open to third party apps. Here is the list of OpenSocial adopters.  

2012 59

IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect


Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here! IBM Innovation Social Enterprise TravellingYes, that’s right! W00t!! Get ready!

Visit to Denmark; Thanks to IntraVision, DanNotes, and IBM Denmark

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I was in Copenhagen to present the Doing Business with IBM Connections public seminar. The seminar was hosted by IntraVision and DanNotes , and we used the IBM Lyngby facility for the day. I’ve had a great day; there was lots of discussing, exploring, and laughing together. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings

IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

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  As IBM mentioned, organizations still consider email to be their most important, mission-critical application. like this direction.

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect


Like the Opening General Session , which I thought didn’t present us with much of a WOW! IBM Innovation Open Business Travelling

2013 21

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise


IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Open Leadership #elsuasworkbook In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Rather the opposite.

2013 114

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

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Jejf Shick then came up to introduce a demo of IBM Connections Next.   Many kudos to IBM for this approach. Good choice. Agreed.

2012 28

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement


Did I give up on giving up on corporate email? Did I get tired of it and moved back to email? Was the experiment a total failure? What happened?

2013 132

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


Even more so when the vast majority of people just don’t share theirs out there openly and transparently in the first place. You see?

2012 142

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively


And then fast forward to 1997, when I started working for IBM as part of the IBM.HELP.NET project team. Is your kitchen ready? etc.).

2016 83

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


Finally, an Open Business without meetings. I am game! … And you? But perhaps enough is enough. And here is the funny thing. Or, perhaps not. .

2013 122

Doing Business with IBM Connections Workshop in Switzerland – hosted by WebGate

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today I presented the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop in Switzerland, at the invitation of WebGate Consulting. WebGate is an IBM Premier Business Partner active in Switzerland and beyond. Numerous participants mentioned the power of approaching IBM Connections from the frame of scenarios rather than features and functions.

The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement


IBM Innovation Learning Life Open BusinessOr put together in simpler terms: people no longer owning or caring for their work. Results.

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business Personal KM Work Life Integration #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0 Well, not really. Goodness!

2013 116

IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

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Over the last decade IBM has driven a significant transformation of its business model as they shifted to higher value areas, improved efficiencies, and invested in a number of firms to fill out their portfolio of software offerings. IBM’s most recent earning reports indicate a strong growth in demand for their Social Business offerings.

My IBM Connect 2013 Session Notes: Complete Listing

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Here is the complete listing of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. I was very pleased to be back again after the last two years thanks to IBM’s support. Here are my notes from 2011 and 2012     IBM Connect 2013 Notes: Opening Session. IBM Connect 2013 Notes: Monday Morning Press Q&A.  

2013 16

Viewing Activities in IBM Connections as a Kanban Board

Michael Sampson - Currents

ISW Development, the team behind the Kudos Badges gamification engine for IBM Connections, has recently taken the wraps of its IBM Connect 2014 announcement: Kudos Boards. The new offering transforms Activities in IBM Connections into a visual drag-and-drop Kanban Board style interface, for new ways of working with tasks and entries.

2014 19

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins


On January 20th 2014, I quit IBM. Earlier on this year, to be more precise, on January 20th, I announced, to my former employer, right on the same day when I was celebrating my 17th year anniversary at IBM that I was quitting my job as a Lead Social Business Enabler and that February 3rd would be my last working day. Maybe. May be not.

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