Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

The opening general session included: Keynote Speaker: Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager, Social Business ; and other speakers, including Kurt De Ruwe, CIO, Bayer; and Premier Healthcare. The celebrity guest was Michael J.

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Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. He said we will see a change in how organizations are structured. Home improvement changed in the 80s to the big box store from small stores. They funded Acquia and helped it get started (see  Acquia Provides Drupal Commons to Support Open Source Enterprise Collaboration ).  Andy said that social media did not change their culture.

Anger, Social Change and a Major “Aha”

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, an incident involving Rush Limbaugh, Robert Egger, a YouTube video and a small hew and cry led to my blog question asking, “Where, if at all, is the place for anger in social change?”. Social Change? Just look at the words themselves: Social Change. Changing the World.

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

21st Century Organization

We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models. The challenge I see for organizations is to direct our inherent ability to change and/or speed it up.

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, IBM is kicking off the Opening General Session for IBM Connect. Some notes : - The opening band is They Might Be Giants. Celebrating 20 years at Lotusphere; marking the start of the next 20 years. - Joe wanted to do more with other people, so started an open collaborative organization called HitRecord; see hitrecord.org. The goal - to change the way front office business processes are done.

2013 141

3 Lessons in Changing the Way We See Things

Hildy Gottlieb

When we change the way we see things, things change. That has been the thread in all the lessons we learned from Creating the Future’s first ever Change-the-World Scholarship Campaign. And so, herewith, our top lessons, as we celebrate the success of that campaign!

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Big Lottery, Media Trust and People Powered Change. Positively.

Social Reporter

It’s absolutely about local to local news but it’s also about celebrating what’s happening in our communities across the UK and bringing those stories to the widest possible audience – yes on TV but also online and in print. I was tempted to carry on the discussion by highlighting the apparent dissonance between the Media Trust plan and Asset Based Community Development advocated on Big Lottery’s People Powered Change site.

2011 136

The State of Surveillance We, The Good People, Are Creating


Syndicalism and being part of a movement is more important that to actually change things. Well, because, if anything, we are doing everything else but change the world. How can we treasure and celebrate her legacy?

2016 207

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases


If you have got a chance to influence both behaviours and mindset you will have a great opportunity to witness your own change initiatives succeed n the long term. Connect, share, collaborate, innovate AND learn out in the open, transparent and public to everyone.

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The Power of Pull + Social Business Edge + 140 Character Conference= ?

21st Century Organization

Change is in the Air and in Business It's spring in New York. The world is visibly changing with damaging winter storms given way to the joy and promise of blossoms and green. Photo: John Hagel & John Seely Brown at "Power of Pull" Celebration, NYC, April 12 1.

2010 159

The Home You Never Left


That’s essentially what I’ll be doing myself from here onwards as an opportunity to come back home, to come back to those special social spaces we once treasured and loved dearly for how they helped and allowed us to change the world as we knew it and make better people out of ourselves altogether.

2016 130

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


Open Direct Messages : By far, it’s one of my favourite capabilities from Twitter, as it allows everyone out there with a Twitter ID to reach out to me, via a direct message, without having to worry whether we follow each other or not.

2016 141

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins


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. I have had some absolutely stunning and beautiful work experiences working in an environment where a crazy idea, executed with lots of passion and brain, can change your life for good.

2014 175

On the Road Again, on Another Special Day


So while the rest of the world has already embarked on a massive celebration (Happy St. I am also celebrating something rather special, so I thought I would let folks out there know about it, since I keep getting asked time and time again. Life Open Business Travelling

2013 207

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler


I cannot believe that, in just a few minutes from now, I will be celebrating the first month anniversary in my new job as the Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM and I hardly did notice how fast and furious it’s gone by. Organisation Change Management.

2013 236

The Cultural Impact of The Future of You


Well, if you take a look into the article you would see how Dr. Chamorro celebrates three suggestions he thinks are going to work really well for knowledge workers, but perhaps he forgets how the whole thing changes as soon as you enter the corporate world. Open Business

2013 220

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?


However, the conversation is changing. And it’s changing for the better, in my opinion. It’s down back into a culture shift, a new mindset, about inspiring a new wave of working habits where people become more open, public and transparent.

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Evaluating and reflecting on OldGlobeMOOC

Jenny Connected

To evaluate and reflect on the learning experience of myself and a colleague in the Old Globe MOOC, I have used the Footprints of Emergence framework developed by Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and myself to explore the relationship between open and prescribed learning in open learning environments.

Latest Facebook Changes a Mixed Bag for Nonprofit Page Admins


One thing that did ring true is that Facebook is constantly changing, and not every change is award-winning. The latest changes came February 10, when the non-fiction Facebook staff deployed a range of changes to Facebook Pages, including substantial changes to the Pages layout. In this post, I list the major changes and tell you what they mean for nonprofit organizations. First, I cannot universally label these changes as “improvements.”

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


That’s actually one of the reasons why I haven’t been actively sharing content across, but I have been observing how my networks have been interacting during that week, without me, and, interestingly enough, things have changed quite a bit and not sure it’s for the better.

2013 219

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work


Did it help change your perception of those colleagues from those generations you work with on a daily basis? ” Open Business

2013 213

Influencers- Friend or Stranger?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Digg has changed it’s social networking strategy from spotlighting key influencers who “digg&# a lot of articles to collect followers (crowd gatherers) to news from your friends. Usually you need a lot of votes and a big following to break through But changes are afoot.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


Open Business #elsuasworkbook Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence.

2013 235

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint


Well, that’s exactly what I have been doing in the last few weeks: learn , unlearn, relearn , and continue to help change the world of work. Right after I announced I was joining Change Agents Worldwide , a lot of things have happened, as I am sure you would be able to guess, including my first business trip as an independent freelancer to the Enterprise 2.0 celebrating my birthday shortly afterwards (@elsua v4.2 Social Business, Open Business, etc.,

2014 176

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

March 18, 2008 The Proust Questionnaire E ach month Vanity Fair asks a celebrity the answer to a series of questions that Marcel Proust initially answered, twice, seven years apart, to measure how he hadchanged in the interim. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? I wouldnt presume to change them or their situation. And: Things arethe way they are for a reason -- if you want to change them, firstunderstand what that reason is.

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Looking back – KM highlights from 2014 (part 2)

Chris Collison

Being exposed to the sheer breadth and depth of M&E activity in the development sector – and the natural way in which Knowledge Management dovetails into this important work was an eye-opener. Continuing from my top ten KM consulting highlights (in no particular order!) from 2014… 6.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I spent the past weekend at my in-laws in Vancouver, celebrating aspecial birthday. But since my last visit there Ive Let-Myself-Change a lot. It is tolerable if yourevery attractive, or a celebrity with an entourage, but otherwise not. Let-Self-Change & Self-Experimentation. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Whether that will change as the firehose ofinformation gets ever-wider remains to be seen. With the cult ofleadership so well entrenched, especially in the US, it will require ahuge change in attitudes before we learn and accept that both our expectations andour adulation of leaders are wildly misplaced. Let-Self-Change & Self-Experimentation. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

2007 35

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface. Together, these social innovations form a web of catalysts for social change, strengthening our precious common good.

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2010 WOW List!

Hildy Gottlieb

Last year we began a tradition I am eager to uphold – creating the WOW List, to publicly celebrate all we accomplished towards our goals throughout the year. Hooray for successful change of dialogue and language!

2010 79

Fundraising Decisions and Transparent Engagement

Hildy Gottlieb

What if openly engaging in fundraising decisions actually builds a stronger organization – not just raising more money, but providing critical information we might not otherwise have (or might only find out the hard way…)?”. Watching Clients Create Change – and FAST!

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface. Together, these social innovations form a web of catalysts for social change, strengthening our precious common good.

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New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

I don’t find my home in the UK alien, limiting or sad, but I do feel more relaxed here in Kerala than I have for years, so it’s interesting to reflect on why this is and what could be changed at home to replicate this feeling.

2018 139

Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

Will students be happy with the changes? The ILIaD inaugural conference will give staff, students and external participants the opportunity to answer these questions and showcase and celebrate educational innovations. Higher Education is assailed by change on all sides.

2014 207

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist


The Internet changed my life 17 years ago, and my relationship with it is still going strong. And, instead, how sharing it openly and transparently, through the (Social) Web, would give us an opportunity to change how the business world works – and for that matter, society as a whole.

2014 240

Media Sandbox showcase and publication launch

Platform Neutral

The creative media industries are going through a period of rapid change. This event celebrates the achievements of those six commissions and will include a showcase of all six, plus open discussion addressing the challenges posed by multiplatform technologies.

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Exhibit BE: Last Two Days

Portals and KM

It was part of the city wide Prospect 3 art experience and is a “community-centered celebration of street art’s transformative energy.”  As a board member of the RDLN Foundation that owns the property, Thomason was able to get support to open it to the public.

2015 163

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Want to know how to change Facebook to Talk Like A Pirate? First, Changing Facebook to Pirate Speak. How do I change my language settings? Change your Facebook page to have Christmas Holly on it. Change your Twitter avatar to be Santa Claus.

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Our women’s magazines that think it’s fine to photoshop young celebrities in damaging positions? Someone criticising you publicly, using terminology that is aimed at creating drama, rather get you to change your mind, and focuses on responses from the crowd is trolling.

2012 284

Big Lottery funds UK-wide Your Square Mile digital platform on SocialGo

Social Reporter

As part of the announcement of a People Powered Change event this month, the Big Lottery Fund has confirmed that it will be funding the Your Square Mile initiative – currently part of Big Society Network – to build a UK-wide digital platform.

2011 211

The Casuarina Project: Community Leadership 10 years on

Viv Mcwaters

We explored such topics as the dynamics of change, understanding group roles, designing and staging events, conflict, controversy and negotiation, and planning for a community project to be implemented in the second year. What a great way to celebrate 10 years!

2011 151

Twitter: @Anywhere announcement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more. Social Actions Change the Web Challenge. (1). Twitter just announced @anywhere platform – notice who is missing? Google!

IBM THINK Forum – Servanthood – A New Kind of Leadership


Worth while having a look, specially, given the context of where Sam is coming from, i.e. celebrating those 100 years of existence from IBM itself and laying down the ground for the upcoming challenges for the next 100 years!

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