CIO Job Requirements 2012

Portals and KM

Rob Preston recently wrote about What CIOs Want In Their Successors in Information Week. Rob talked with four CIOs in the U.S. Dave Bent, CIO of United Stationers was quoted, "They may be brilliant technologists, but without the business engagement and leadership skills, they will not make it to the higher level." This implies that future CIOs need to move around their department and gather a variety of skills and perspectives.

2012 126

CIO Dilemma - Social Software vs ERP

Governance in a Networked World

The bigger issue appeared to be how CIOs deal with the fact that their clients merely "tolerate" the existing ERP/CRM/BI enterprise apps but are really excited about the social software stuff. Of course CIOs have always had delimmas like this.

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The Four to Five Year Tenure for CIOs

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Patrick Thibodeau recently wrote an interesting piece for ComputerWorld, CIOs aren't CIOs for long. He talked about the relative sort tenure for CIOs and conveyed as assessment by Frank Petersmark, CIO of Amerisure Mutual Insurance: “The first year as CIO is the honeymoon. For example, Gartner states that the average CIO tenure is less than five years.  This may allow CIOs to be more strategic.

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Are CIOs Ready to Bite? - Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

Portals and KM

This post covers the keynote: Are CIOs Ready to Bite? Panelists include: JP Rangaswami , CIO and Chief Scientist, BT Design and Murali Sitaram , VP/GM Enterprise Collaboration Platform, Cisco. But many CIOs continue to cite concerns around security, privacy and a lack of enterprise-grade, interoperable solutions. Have we reached an impasse in business-wide adoption or are CIOs beginning to show signs of Enterprise 2.0 JP said it took IBM 40 years to be evil.

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


Luis will be driving the successful adoption of Connections across IBM, in support of our Workplace of the Future goals of transforming the way employees work in a globally integrated enterprise. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth! The wait is over.

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IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

I am looking forward to attending IBM's Connect 2013 next week. In IBM's  2011 IBM CMO Study  they interviewed more than 1,700 of the world’s most prominent Chief Marketing Officers – face to face – to find out what they feel is important for their success. IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes.  Here is a relavnt post.

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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session.    He has moved to a new post leading the big data efforts across IBM. IBM is moving from systems of transaction to systems of engagement.

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IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

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. Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager led the opening session which began with a very loud and good rock band. Their CIO spoke.

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Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


As most of you know, I have been working for IBM during those 12 years (And still going strong!); My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

Notes from IBM's Social Business Success Story #ibmsocbiznz @socialbizguy

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vaughan Rivett from IBM New Zealand is presenting on the IBM Social Software Success Story. what IBM has done in becoming a social business: -. the vision at IBM - from Steve Mills, to "harness our collective intelligence across IBM and ultimately across our ecosystem." IBM has created an internal corporate social networking platform - which includes person profiles, file sharing, communities, and much more. -. 1) Is Facebook blocked in IBM? -.

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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. Call out to the IBM Champions. IBM Platform for Social Business - the "motherboard of your organization." IBM Connections 4.5 - nested folders, social tagging, document workflow. -. Social Edition (coming in March), IBM Connections Content Manager 4.5 IBM Docs will be expanded with more tablet capabilities. Gerd Friedrich, CIO, Bosch.

2013 141

IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software


Continuing further with some of the highlights from IBM ’s Lotusphere 2009 event that I attended in Orlando, FL, in January 2009, I thought I would cover what, to me, was one of the most inspiring and thought-provoking moments throughout the entire event.

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IBM SJ 46-4 | A model for CIO-led innovation

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Azua The CIO (chief information officer) organization at IBM has adopted the idea of a participatory Web and is engaged in leveraging employee talent to address the persistent information technology challenges facing global enterprises. This new model of innovation has become an important component of the IBM product and service strategy, as it has generated new solutions that have met quick market success. IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5: About IBM Privacy Contact

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Notes on CCS112 IBM Connections Rollout and Adoption at Colgate

Michael Sampson - Currents

CIO sent out one email. Mitch Cohen presented on the rollout and adoption of Connections at Colgate. I arrived 5-7 minutes late, so missed the first piece. My notes on Mitch's session: - Are getting ready for Connections 4.0. Plan to get new servers, then move the data over when it's ready. best practices: -. meet with small teams. It's not intuitive about how you could use Connections. -. agree on the business need. -. give many examples. -. circle back for progress. -.

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Notes on CCS105 Bayer MaterialScience - Integrating IBM Connections and Microsoft Technologies

Michael Sampson - Currents

There were also 2500 people on Yammer, so CIOs decided to go for a common social collaboration environment. 1) CIO as frequent blogger and commentor. -. (2) difficulties in making IBM's plug-in working within a SharePoint Farm environment. -. Need some changes from IBM. -. Bert Oberholz and Cindy Schlebusch from BMS are talking about BMS's implementation of Connections, and the integration with Microsoft technologies.

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More IBM Research on Enterprise 2.0 – Activities and Other Tools

Portals and KM

Here is some interesting research from IBM on the effects of a set of enterprise 2.0 Activities, Bluemail, & CoScripter: Sharing and Reusing Work in the Enterprise by Tara Matthews & John Tang of the IBM Almaden Research Center. In the recent IBM Activities version, each work activity has a list of members and contains entries, optionally organized into sections. tools.

2008 100

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shaw, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Working across the IBM enterprise, we have a fairly extensive network of social ecosystems involving hundreds of thousands of members across many geographical regions.

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month's Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Working across the IBM enterprise, we have a fairly extensive network of social ecosystems involving hundreds of thousands of members across many geographical regions.

Online Community Expert Interview: Rawn Shah, IBM

Online Community Report

This month’s Online Community Expert interview is with Rawn Shah, Practice lead with the Social Software Adoption team in IBM. Within the 400,000 or so employees in IBM, there are several thousand communities of various combinations of users.

21st Century Organizations @ Business of Community Networking: IBM, Avon, CondoDomain, AMA Boston & the National Collegiate Scouting Association

21st Century Organization

Here are some enterprises to watch: IBM -Given the many times we've written about IBM's capacity to leverage knowledge deep within the organization (through JAMS) and from outside to inform their strategy ( for example to rethink patent management p95 ), it was no surprize hearing Mark Bonchek, Chief Strategist Soundbridge , describing his company's work creating and supporting IBM's CIO Executive Advisory Council.

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. Within the CIO Org.

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Knowledge Is … All About Working Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder!


The first one is coming from IBM under the heading “ IBM Business Solutions: CIO Collaboration Tools for a Smarter Planet &# and it lasts for nearly one minute. I love it when it happens! You know, that “ Serendipity Doing Its Magic&# thing.

2010 227

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given


But till then, how about if one of these days you come to work and you bump into a rather controversial article, a superb read, actually, that questions the whole social business industry, right where it hurts the most: Social Networking for Business doesn’t count much on today’s CIO’s top priorities , after all. Not all CIOs though, but about 100 of them who took part in the survey study, which I still think is significant enough to notice.

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Big Blue’s Collaboration Challenges with Mark Hennessy


The interview itself was hosted over at Forbes’ CIO Network , where I hoped the embedded options would be a rather pleasant user experience to go through overall, but I guess I was asking for a bit too much.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

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Dear Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Yers … Can We Please Move On?


The latest culprit of that reflection is a recent article published by Gary Curtis in CIO UK Magazine under the title “? that’s how the IBM Social Computing Guidelines have been brought to life , back in 2005, with their updated versions in 2008 and 2010.

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Notes on SW105 Colgate Palmolive and David Jones

Michael Sampson - Currents

Got the go ahead for a pilot with 1,000 employees - called the new environment built on IBM Connections as The Thread. -. workshops - on adoption (to form an Adoption Strategy, based on what people / teams / groups / departments would use IBM Connections for), workshop with Marketing (for branding), workshop with IT and HR. -. Collaboration portfolio - a wide range of collaboration tools from IBM. -. Also used the IBM Connections app. -.

2013 128

A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace – Wear Sunscreen


If you would remember, there have been a few other publications that have echoed, in the recent past, what I have been doing so far (Starting with The New York Times , Forbes and CIO , amongst several other dozens) and Mashable’s piece is the latest one on that very same topic.

IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Social Networks with New Enterprise Adaptability Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Practice Reviews Technology/Leaders The Enterprise Tags Architecture CEO China CIO CTO CMO Collaboration Culture Customer Experience Development Digital Hollywood E-Business Economics Economy Empowerment Enterprise Enterprise 2.0 IBM has also developed Web 2.0 IBM’s experience.

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A World Without Email – Year 2, Weeks 28 (Going on an e-mail Diet)


For now, let’s move into that intriguing article I bumped into last week and which came to me through one of my fellow IBM colleagues, Stefan Pfeiffer , through Twitter, and which I think you are going to find rather interesting as well, like I mentioned above.

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Stop Runaway Software Development Projects - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research by Evans Data estimates that 49% of such projects run over schedule; an IBM survey of CIOs puts the percentage at 62%. Through its Rational suite of products and the community, IBM is trying to help developers resolve those issues. ".

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

Rawn is best practices lead in the Social Software Enablement team in IBM Software Group. In this book Rawn brings together patterns and best practices based on his experience managing worldwide online communities at IBM. I wrote a bit about the 2005 Jam that drew 52,000 IBM employees.

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2009: Enterprise 2.0 - Innovate Through Acquisition?

Collaborative Thinking

I thought this was an interesting clip from a CIO magazine article. This is a great quote to start the year - from an article by CG Lynch in CIO magazine " Web 2.0, Social Networks in '09: The Year of Consolidation, Not Innovation ": IBM, for its part, has more aggressively shown willingness to move forward with Lotus Connections, which right now has a better design than the social software features in SharePoint, which is largely still a document management system.

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Forrester on Using Social Computing To Boost IT Productivity

Portals and KM

CIOs should enthusiastically embrace social media as a means for boosting IT productivity while also giving IT staff the experience needed to support Social Computing initiatives across the enterprise.”. The report suggested that CIOs should actively encourage IT staff to participate in internal communities to both ask questions and provide answers. A recent IBM study. IT is sometimes portrayed as the bad guy or the obstacle in the enterprise 2.0

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews - Doug Heintzman on Social Business

Portals and KM

IBM set up some individual interviews for the bloggers and press. Prior to this assignment he was the Director of Technical Strategy for IBM Software Group. In the past 17 years Doug has held various positions in consultancy, sales and marketing, and technical engineering with IBM in both Canada and the US.   Times have changed and I like the new social direction that IBM/Lotus is taking. I asked him why IBM chose Social Business, both as a concept and as a term. 

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Analytics Made Easier for IT and the Analysts

Portals and KM

Meta noted that in a 2009 IBM survey, more than 2,500 chief information officers from around the world were asked, “What kind of visionary plans do you have for increased competitiveness?” In response, eighty-three percent of these CIOs identified analytics as a priority. Meta S. Brown recently discussed Why IT Doesn’t “Get” Analytics (and Why the Time is Right for Change).

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Social Business for SMBs

Portals and KM

It covers “Social Business for SMBs,” (Speakers: IBM Clients - The Law Offices of LaVan & Neidenberg, Czarnowski, and others). IBM has been a provided to SMB for a long time.   Roxanne is CIO from the Fashion Institute in the Los Angeles area.

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My Favorite Tweets for November 2010

Portals and KM

IBM Case Manager In Depth by @ skemsley [link] via [link] Nov 23. RT @ lbenitez : Reading: Forrester says IBM is fabulous at Social Media [link] Nov 23. Gartner: IT leaders, CIOs must focus on social media usage [link] via [link] Nov 21. CIOs Used to Ask ‘Why,’ Now They Demand to Know ‘When’ [link] Nov 8. RT @ minassian : IBM Social Software improves collaboration at Bayer - [link] Nov 7.

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My Favorite Tweets for January 15 - 31 2012

Portals and KM

Why Every Company Needs To Be More Like IBM And Less Like Apple [link] by @markfidelman +! RT @ellenfeaheny : JIRA+ Enterprise Activity in IBM Connections, by AppFusions: [link] via @youtube. IBM, other tech results point to robust IT demand #ls12 [link]. Why Every Company Needs To Be More Like IBM And Less Like Apple RT @ellenfeaheny : JIRA+ Enterprise Activity in IBM Connections, by AppFusions: [link] via @youtube.

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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. Jejf Shick then came up to introduce a demo of IBM Connections Next.

2012 188

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


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Notes on KEY101 Industries Get Social

Michael Sampson - Currents

The second day of IBM Connect 2013 is just beginning. For IBM and its customers. Adam Klaber, Managing Partner, Global Business Services, New Markets, IBM. IBM is investing significantly in upskills its services capabilities. Dan Pelino, GM, Global Public Sector, IBM. Bill Fandrich, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA. Four years ago started the journey with using IBM portal technology. Are using IBM Connections.

2013 118

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 1 to 20 – (Back to Basics)


Yes, I am referring to the absolutely delightful interview I had the pleasure to be invited to by Rudy Karsan , CEO of Kenexa, an IBM company, and which he then wrote about on this rather insightful blog post under the heading “ Introducing The Smarter Workforce Profile: Luis Suarez “ .

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