Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. We discuss the implications of this approach for expanding the role of public libraries from providing access to collections to becoming social innovation and community catalysts. Just published: A. de Moor and R.

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia.

computing, culture, and catalyst

Social Abacus

I dropped my Moto Q in the bath tub about two weeks ago-- as luck would have it, 4 days beyond the 1-year warranty of the handset. Because I've been indecisive about whether to replace or go iPhone, I've regressed to a pda-free state that only some of you remember once dominated. It's had a pretty profound effect on me: It gives me some of the peace of being on a desert island.

Management Support Organizations - Catalysts for Community Potential

Hildy Gottlieb

What would it look like in practice if Management Support Organizations were catalysts for Community Potential? Here is just some of what that might be: • The board and leadership of Management Support Organizations would see the organization’s purpose as being a catalyst for community wellness, vibrance, resilience - and their decisions would all aim towards those results. • (This is Part 3 of a 4-part article. Head here to start with Part 1. ).

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

event itself soon but wanted to share Bill's summary and remind folks that it's still not too late to sign-up for Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego July 27-31. Bill Ives (Portals and KM) provided a write-up of the workshop delivered in Boston last week. I've read his blog for some time as well and it was nice to meet Bill and many others in the E2.0 social circle at the conference. I'll get around to some thoughts on E2.0

Consultants as Catalysts for Community Change

Hildy Gottlieb

And so, as we have developed and executed this class, the potential for which we have held ourselves accountable is simple and direct: We intend for the attendees of the Pollyanna Principled Consultants Immersion Course to be wildly successful catalysts for community change. What will it take to ensure a consultant is a catalyst for community change? It is the end of Day 3 of our Pollyanna Principled Immersion Course for consultants.

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Thus, public libraries are getting new, societal roles as city labs and social innovation catalysts. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

To have any chance of long term success with customer communities, mindsets have to evolve beyond a fixation on cost savings to a more enlightened view of communities as a valuable catalyst for growth. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Further, communities can be a catalyst for development and innovation, and will be critical to future business models. Image © Leigh Prather.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Further, communities can be a catalyst for development and innovation, and will be critical to future business models. Image © Leigh Prather.

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Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

Together, these social innovations form a web of catalysts for social change, strengthening our precious common good. Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative.

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Apropos of Nothing

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a talk given at The Materiality of Nothing symposium at Lancaster University by Gary Sangster , Director Arts Catalyst. This is how his session was described in the programme for the day (I have added the hyperlinks).

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Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

Together, these social innovations form a web of catalysts for social change, strengthening our precious common good. Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative.

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Two reports promote people-led local solutions – Big Lottery Fund strategy and a Locality campaign

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund framework is admirably short, with the emphasis on some key principles and general statements about the way the Fund will work as an enabler and catalyst as well as grant-maker. Dawn Austwick writes: We also want to be more of a catalyst and a facilitator – recognising the feedback we got about our place in the funding ecology and civil society more broadly.

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Using Unconference in the Enterprise – Manifesting Social Business

Online Community Strategy

Along with all the great knowledge-sharing and network-building that typically happens, an Unconference can be one of the key catalysts for the culture change needed to evolve to a more social business : a day of suspended organizational hierarchy, authentic communication (no PPTs), collaboration, learning and relationship development.

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Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: The purpose and limits of KM

Platform Neutral

The next Gurteen Bristol Knowledge Cafe is going to be held in the ever-purposeful Pervasive Media Studio , Bristol, on Thursday June 11th, from 18:30. The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt.

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

In the end, such methods are just catalysts, all the knowledge is in the heads of the participants. Preparing for the future. On April 3, I attended the Chi Sparks 2014 conference on human computer interaction, to present my paper on the Kids’ Knowledge Base.

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You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

Several employees mentioned virtual connections to the thoughts of individuals such as former astronaut Buzz Aldrin as catalysts for good ideas. Would you like to show off at work with great ideas?

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Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you are looking for another reason to attend Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego, here's the brief write-up below on my social networking workshop. For additional information on Deals & Discounts for Catalyst Conference 2009 and registration. Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action. Tuesday 7/28 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (half day). Mike Gotta.

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Software Will Replace You

Alchemy of Change

And that’s usually the catalyst for software virtualization: lower cost, better service. It doesn’t matter who you are – software is going to take over more and more of what you do.

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What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

Alchemy of Change

I’m not sure sharing photos with people I don’t know is enough of a catalyst, but I for one, will be keeping an eye on Color. An ambitious new social photo-sharing service just launched. It’s called Color , and it’s getting a lot of attention for a few reasons.

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Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

What matters is that the website has also given away thousands of free tickets to sporting events around the country, and acting as a catalyst for reconnecting veterans, who may not have seen one another in years. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

We had a very stimulating day – with lots of questions from the audience - in which we explored this lively and quickly evolving field from many different angles, including topics like virtual communities as catalysts for advancing scholarship, the role of librarians in virtual research environments, and critical success factors for science collaboratories.

Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this post is an article by Jonathan Franzen in the New York Times Opinion Pages called “ Liking Is for Cowards. If you’ve ever felt true love, then you know that sometimes love hurts – a lot.

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Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Burton Group's Catalyst conference will be in San Diego, July 27-31. Catalyst is a very unique attendee experience. If you missed the live webcast today on enterprise social networking, you can listen to the replay my following this link: Enterprise Social Networks: A Field Research Study. The webcast will show up under "Recorded" with a date of March 18, 2009. It's about 45 minutes in length. Feel free to leave comments/questions here and I'll answer them as quickly as possible.

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mindjet Catalyst. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool. Catalyst sets out to mimic the way people work together in the same room to solve problems, which Raskin said online conferences lack. Catalyst team members can simultaneously video-conference while modifying a shared document on an online "white board." Catalyst automatically notes which team members made what changes and for which tasks or deadlines individuals are responsible.

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CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

If the group continues to learn after the course is over, the course then becomes the catalyst for the beginnings of the community. This is the fifth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick. I am finally getting the rest of the series up.

Portals as Community Hubs


It is a catalyst for the building of relations between people, applications, and business processes. The main project I have been working on since last September is as the leader of the implementation of the student web portal of Tilburg University.

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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


From being blamed from all sides for everything that goes wrong, to become the catalyst enablers helping transform not only the way we all work, but also, essentially, the corporate cultures we breathe in day in day out. Language matters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself about how important it is to build a narrative you would feel rather comfortable with when interacting with other people, whether your peers, your customers, your business partners, even your competitors.

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Mr. Community President

Making CommunitySense

We were wondering if anybody would have any idea how we as a community of social change catalysts could practically link up with the now permanent campaign for social change forming around the Obama nucleus? [The text of an e-mail I just sent to the Community Informatics Researchers-mailing list ]. What a wonderful moment in emancipatory history we have just experienced!

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Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


Can you find them within your own organisation and empower them to become those catalysts of change, pretty much like Kevin Spacey has done for the Entertainment industry? .

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Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

In that way, each employee becomes a well spring of "new" ideas, and a potential catalyst for infusing those ideas in our organizations. . recently tweeted this after mulling over the differences I’ve seen while working with various clients.

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Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

We see Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a major catalyst in this next phase. Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April.

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Simple is beautiful


The basic idea of that project is that as many children as possible in developing countries should get a cheap laptop, as this would be a crucial catalyst for improving their education and work prospects. Since yesterday, I am the happy owner of an Asus Eee laptop. No, it's not yet another machine with more cycles, megabytes, and features.

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Keeping Wall Street Like Cairo, Not London

Alchemy of Change

This promising catalyst that might have helped us all to find the courage to take our own stand, to give voice to our frustrations and work to protect this great country from further excesses of Wall Street — all of this will have been wasted.

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From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

This may then be a catalyst in order to take action. Blogpost is written in collaboration with Francois Walgering from MOOCfactory and Sibrenne Wagenaar from Ennuonline. More and more trainers and facilitators use online platforms for online interaction to facilitate learning.

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Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


They were, essentially, the change agents who were helping act as catalysts for that business transformation that was becoming a full socially integrated enterprise.

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Will Mobile Devices Usher in a Renaissance in Local News?

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this series was the announcement in May that Google News was rolling out “ news near you&# for your phone. P art 5 of 5: Could the decline of local newspapers be a prelude to a renaissance in local news ?

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Decentralized communities & Spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Per the book, there are five elements that help to make such a system successful: circles, a pre-existing network, ideology, catalysts, and champions. To help shape that ideology, you need catalysts and champions who help raise and direct the circle. This is where the brains of the catalysts and champions play key roles.

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Quietly Letting History Write Itself

Evolving Web

Major news sources will still provide us with details, surely, but the stream is simultaneously a good will gesture, an inexpensive resource, and a catalyst for conversation.

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Social Media in Intl. Dev: Simone Staiger

Nancy White

Evaluating E-Consultations as Catalysts for the Youth HIV/AIDS Movement. Next in the podcast series on social media in international development is a dear friend and colleague, Simone Staiger discussing the design, technology and facilitation of a global e-consultation.

How to plan your social engagement success

Ant's Eyeview Blog

While the assessment will give you a stage “score,&# its real value may be as a discussion catalyst with your team. As you plan for the year ahead, it’s time to consider how social media will change your company or brand in 2011.