Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

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Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al."   And books and articles on virtual teaming abound. In this symposium, we will explore virtual teams and social tools—and their value in leveraging knowledge.  Our speakers will be: Jessica Lipnack, CEO of NetAge and co-author of Virtual Teams , and Suzanne O.

In the future, now: presenting virtually

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Instead of traveling to London (Windsor, to be precise), I was asked to stay put and speak from home -- an apt invitation, given the topic: virtual working. This was the most global preparation I've ever done and I say this having done quite a number of these virtual presentations.

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Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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conference in Boston. UC&C Road map – Voice: Issues, own or outsource, who is right vendor, dedicated servers or virtualized, soft phone or desktop phones, how to support analog, SIP trunking, and how to support voice messaging. Question: Are you virtualizing UC application servers?

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"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

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Lovely day spent with the Boston KM Forum's "Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al. Here's the group, snapped with my phone, just as Jeff and I started our tap dance on virtual teams.

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Trip to Boston to Attend and Present at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference


Have been having a few virtual ones, but this was the first one where we could talk in front of each other’s faces. conference time in Boston, folks! It looks like, in this blog, I am going through one of those phases that pretty much resembles the Guadiana river. I show up.

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Complete Listing of My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference Notes

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Conference in Boston so I could remember what I experienced. It was a great event and opportunity to see old friends, see some virtual friends for the first time in person, and make new friends. Views from the Top of Boston. Here is the complete series of notes I took on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 These are close to real time so I have an excuse for typos this time.

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Trip to Boston to Attend Enterprise 2.0 Conference Event


event of events: Enterprise 2.0 , in Boston, MA (Taking place June 22nd to June 25th 2009). This coming Saturday, June 20th, I will be on my way to Boston to go and prepare for plenty of exciting things happening during the course of next week. in Boston next week!

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Inc. goes virtual - for a second

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magazine carried out an experiment in February: it sent everyone home to experience working virtually. Senior Writer Max Chafkin's very good article about it, " The Case, and the Plan, for the Virtual Company." " I've complained before about how thin most of the material about virtual working really is with the endless lists of "ten ways to" and "three things that you should do." Those following the field know that Inc.

Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"

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conference in Boston. There is now embedded video so you can be virtually co-located. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes - This is the first set of notes. There will be many more to follow. I attended workshop hosted by Mike Gotta - Organization Next: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"   Mike is now Senior Technical Solution Manager for Enterprise Social Software, Cisco.

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My New Business Card for Enterprise 2.0 in Boston – Did You Get Yours Already?


event in Boston. I am sure I am not the only one experiencing this: you bump into people all over the place (Customer meetings, workshops, seminars, conference events, TweetUps, etc.

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The virtual winner: The first Pulitzer to a distributed news organization

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But until this year's Pulitzers were awarded, a truly virtual news operation had never received one. Here's a great story from NY Times reporter Brian Stelter on InsideClimateNews's virtual operations.

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Join our Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2010 Session in June in Boston

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conference in Boston on June 14-17. and I always get to see so many virtual colleagues in person   Here is a post on the panel session I participated in last year, Thoughts on Twitter and Business for Enterprise 2.0

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Hard-drive crash #2

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Call me unlucky (but it is a story ultimately about virtual teams , so thanks, sort of, computer). The restore will take approximately three days, yes, DAYS, during the biggest heat wave evuh (remember, this is Boston), so, what do you think, a power outage might be a possibility?

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A little history on the Computer History Museum (and MassNet, RIP)

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Harry asks whether I've ever visited The Computer Museum in Boston and if so whether they would be interested in the donation of a server with his ground-breaking software, Participate, on it. Alas, The Computer Museum in Boston exists no more, having closed in 1996 (what does that say about our history), its collection now belonging to The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California (i.e. A comment today on another post by Harry Stevens prompts this post.

The "you never know" principle

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Soon thereafter, Don said we had to meet his son, David , who lived in Boston and who was doing work with similarities to ours. Tags: Boston Virtual Teams Clients Me Writing Publishing Networks and Networking Collaboration Books Coincidences Web 2.0

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Try this at home

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One of the times I heard it was at a face-to-face meeting this morning in Boston. Useful but we agreed that we would have learned more if it had been virtual. Tags: Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual Teams Three times in the past day I've heard this from employers: people who work from home are more productive. This is not data (though there's plenty out there). The meeting was informational and we sat around a table looking at each other. No handouts even.

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Foucault via John Hancock

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His home, the Old State House, is in the heart of old Boston, about a stone's throw from Fanueil Hall. " ** Post on distinctions in virtual teams came from the interviews I did to prep for this conference. Tags: Consulting Storytelling Virtual Teams

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Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Your Virtual Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Read about Guided Insights blended facilitation services and our Bridging the Distance Webinars for more about fostering greater collaboration among your teams, whether face-to-face or virtual. Todays social networking tools make it easier than ever for virtual teams to collaborate.

Going it alone

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In this age of collaboration (telecommuting, virtual teams, remote working, etc), we might take a page from people who spend time alone (and not like this-alone, at the computer), according to " The power of lonely " by Leon Neyfakh in yesterday's Boston Globe. Collaboration Telecommuting Texting Virtual TeamsSome heartening research for introverts.

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Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

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Thus, we've convinced two of our favorite colleagues, Virginia Adamson from Volvo IT and Mike Prevou from Strategic Knowledge Solutions to schlep to Boston and hold forth with us. Co-author of six books, she is an expert on virtual teams, networked organizations, and social media.

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Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

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percent rate drop seen in the first quarter of 1982, when the economy was in a recession that lasted 16 months," according to Lucia Mutukani's " US economy weakens ," in the Feb 29, 2009, Boston Globe.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

November 13, 2007 Future of the Corporation I min Boston at a conference called Future of the Corporation. The dinner speaker was RobertKuttner, founder of American Prospect and a Boston Globe columnist. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Thanks to Christopher Penn - A Google/Twitter Tip for Finding People by Role

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, through Chris B, I (virtually) met Christopher P and signed up for his newsletter. Try this search on Google (not Twitter, but Google): "VP Marketing" Boston site:twitter.com. It looks for people who are Vice Presidents of Marketing in the Boston area, restricted to Twitter.com. Christopher Penn is a friend of Chris Brogan, who is a friend of mine. There's some neat stuff in it each month. and there's always something in there to make me smile.

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Chocolate at Work: A Lighter Post for August

Partnering Resources

So it looks like Boston just moved up to the top of my cities to visit next!” And in this world of virtual teams, it’s even important to create these personal connections. Maya hosts a chocolate tasting. If you know me, you know that I love chocolate.

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Open Enterprise 2009 - Charlene Li Interviewed by Stowe Boyd


conference in Boston in June, I thought I would touch base on that very same subject again, specially after having gone through another one of the superb interviews they are currently doing at the moment.

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event


conference that took place in Boston, MA, a few days back, by yours truly, but the truth is that in the last couple of days I have been distracted by what seems to be raving the Social Web as of late: Google’s attempt to get social with Google Plus. Good to Be Back in Boston!:

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 7 (Open Enterprise 2009 with Oliver Marks)


conference in Boston in June. conference in Boston! Conference , Boston , E2.0 , E20conf , Social Software Adoption , Telecommuting , Business Value , Benefits , Enterprise 2.0

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Diebold on Re-Imagining Effective Work: Executives Don’t Have to Work Out of Head Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

His chief strategist works and lives 2,100 miles away in San Jose; his chief marketing officer is in Boston. For Mattes, building a virtual management team is crucial to Diebold’s turnaround.

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Gardner Museum’s New Interactive Web Site

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Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has launched a newly designed exploratory website at www.gardnermuseum.org. The design invites visitors to virtually explore the galleries and collection. In addition to structural and navigational improvements, the museum’s new site “aims to engage online visitors with meaningful explorations that reflect the unique, multi-sensory experience of a physical visit to the Gardner Museum and its interior courtyard and galleries.”.

Summary of My Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

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It remains one of my favorite events in this space and is an especially good venue to meet many of the people I often only encounter on a virtual basis. Boston Conference. I did a series of ten posts covering sessions at the recent Enterprise 2.0 Conference. This is the fourth year that I have participated and it is becoming like a reunion.    Here are the posts.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Finally, Decent Internet Access


conference event I attended in Boston, MA in mid-June. event in Boston.

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Keeping Wall Street Like Cairo, Not London

Alchemy of Change

We are now seeing this choice play out on Wall Street and the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other cities. Most Americans have yet to even hear of these demonstrations, thanks to a virtual news blackout in mainstream media outlets.

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Social Computing Magazine – Great Enterprise 2.0 Content Source

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conference in Boston, June 22 – 25. Application Development with New Service Virtualization and SOA Governance Offerings. Here is a very useful source for new on enterprise 2.0, Social Computing Magazine.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez


event in Boston is approaching really fast and before you know it it’s already here! My answer was pretty much along the lines where we may not have a choice any longer in today’s distributed and rather virtual working environment… or do we?

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My TEDxBoston 2010 Session Notes: Part One

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  Boston has invested to seed these cross-fertilizations for local economic growth through Boston World Partnerships.   Farmville has more participants than Twitter and you have to return to water your virtual plants at a certain time. He said why Boston for this?   Boston is number one on many innovation measures: more investment per capita, more VC firms per capita, more universities per capita, etc.

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Enterprise 2.0 Conference – What to Expect – Day 1


event in Boston, starting next week Tuesday, 23rd of June 2009. Well, I have been doing online facilitation, online virtual communities / community building since 2001 and I still feel I’m at the beginning of the learning curve.

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A networking week that was

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I missed, however, a great meeting of the Boston KM forum (one of my principal local networks) on Web2.0 Today (also 20th century) I got a copy of the new book, Knowledge Management in Practice , that includes a chapter co-authored by my partner Joe Hutchinson and myself, but that also includes chapters by Boston KM Forum colleagues Larry Chait and Lynda Moulton and by two folks I saw last fall at a Conference Board of Canada KM event, Dave Pollard and Albert Simard.

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Wrap Up of 2nd Annual Community Manager Day: Voices Around the World #CMAD « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I had nothing to do with the first group (Boston) leading the first ever physical event, but then quickly suggested that other regions (even my local area SF) to step up. link] 2011 Boston Community Manager Appreciation Day [.]

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Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

The teams considered that they were quite active users of 'virtual team technologies' (60%). Such a diagnostic could be very complimentary to other quantitative predictors of team/project performance such as the DICE Method described in The Hard Side of Change Management by Hal Sirkin, Perry Keenan and Alan Jackson of Boston Consulting Group. Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote


This time around to Boston, MA, to attend and present at *the* Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to capture plenty more new insights, key learnings, new relationships, continue to nurture good old ones and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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Community Indicators in Times of Stress

Nancy White

Mom and Dad took us to hear Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops when they played at San Francisco’s Stern Grove. Even more, the soundtrack itself is a community indicator, a virtual choir of hundreds of voices, recorded around the world and brought together.

News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Breeze is an example of a virtual workplace. It demonstrates how you can use modular software to design and build a web-based, virtual work environment. In tough economic times, Killeen pointed out, SharePoint Server offers the added benefit of keeping corporate travel to a minimum, since employees are able to conduct virtual meetings with one another rather than having to get on planes to visit remote sites. Virtual meetings in SharePoint? CorasWorks Breeze.

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News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Project Wonderland is a Java-based virtual world platform which has been piloted by a few educational institutions, including Boston College, U.K.’s Write and Google Wave. Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. " Now people who use both Wrike and Wave just need to add Wrike as a contact to a new wave, and this wave will be automatically turned into a task in Wrike.

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