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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

Welcome to the wonderful brave new world of IBM’s Watson Workspace! . . Not replacing and wiping out entirely our human potential, but, instead, augmenting our capability through enhanced, trustworthy and advisory commentary from IBM Watson itself.

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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.        Bob Piccano opened the session.    He has moved to a new post leading the big data efforts across IBM.

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Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Open Business Personal KM

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Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness

Elsua

You would remember how at the beginning of the year I decided, for myself, to start making the move away from Social Business into Open Business , and how, just recently, I also decided to move further along from driving adoption of Social Business into facilitating the adaptation to Open Business.

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

Elsua

Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. 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

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

Elsua

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Elsua

In the world of social networking for business it’s never been about mandating and forcing certain behaviours or a specific mindset (That one of Openness , for instance). ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.

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

Elsua

On January 20th 1997, while I was holidaying in The Netherlands, I started my adventure into the corporate world with a new job at IBM, as a Customer Support Representative for the Mainframe. Perhaps even a bit on Open Business as well, why not? . IBM Open Business Travelling

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Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

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

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Why I Fired Myself from IBM

Elsua

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? So, while we were talking, he asked me why I made the decision of leaving IBM after everything I have (helped) build over the course of time.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

and who are willing to help open up new paths for you, because they feel the timing is just perfect. Freelancing General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership

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Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

Yet, they keep lingering around, because, after all, and, in general, we are not too open, nor transparent enough. so by you not opening up enough in terms of what you do, what you are working on and who you are collaborating with, you are not helping your network(s) help you.

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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. Mail Next was introduced in the Opening General Session, and then there was a very well attended full hour session later in the day; mail is still clearly a hot topic for many. I’m attending IBM Connect 2014 as an analyst, so with my analyst hat on at the end of the day: 1. (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo).

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The Future of Open Business At Stake

Elsua

In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools. That one of Openness and Transparency.

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

Elsua

And like every year, it is time for that yearly pilgrimage to what, to me, is *the* main IBM event of events on the topics of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Social Business and, specially, this time around more than ever. IBM Innovation Learning Social Enterprise Travelling

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

Elsua

Louis got us all three organised (without even sending a single email across, by the way, but collaborating through IBM Connections Activities < W00t! IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Travelling

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

Elsua

And such an eye opener! It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

IBM provided a session for bloggers featuring IBM business partners who are helping their customers become social businesses and served sushi and sashimi whish was much appreciated. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.

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

Elsua

More than anything else because of a single key concept that permeates throughout the TED Talk and which I have been advocating for a long while as one of the biggest advantages of making use of social technologies, whether for work or for personal use: Openness.

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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.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

One of the enablers of this tighter integration is the use of Connections with the OpenSocial Foundation,  a standards board that IBM  and other firms such as Microsoft, Google, Atlassian, and Jive collaboratively develop or utilize.

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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. Of course, we can equally apply the core idea to our individual, group, and organisational work too (please click through to Medium to see the chart): According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success.

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

Elsua

This year, more than ever, we will be seeing how Lotusphere has become more socialised than ever before and the IBM Connect parallel event that got kicked-off last year surely has improved, and tremendously!, Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here!

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IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

  As IBM mentioned, organizations still consider email to be their most important, mission-critical application. Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Ed Brill, IBM’s new leader for social collaboration on how email use is changing because of social media.

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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. Many of the people in the room already had IBM Connections available in their organizations. The vast majority agreed, however, at the challenge of how to explain IBM Connections to the people they work with. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings

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

Elsua

So much so that on the #ptisocialbiz session that I co-presented I stated how my main objective for 2013 is going to be to drop the Social Business moniker and instead adopt Open Business. Like the Opening General Session , which I thought didn’t present us with much of a WOW!

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Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

A few months back I wrote about transitioning from Adoption into Adaptation in order to achieve maximum impact to become a successful social / open business. IBM Innovation Learning Open Business Open Leadership #elsuasworkbook

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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.

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

Elsua

A couple of months back I was talking about this with one of my fellow IBM colleagues, and very good friend, Rawn Shah , and while brainstorming on something that I am hoping to be able to share very soon (Which I am sure plenty of folks out there have been waiting for it for a while!),

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Elsua

Even more so when the vast majority of people just don’t share theirs out there openly and transparently in the first place. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Open BusinessA couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team. Finally, an Open Business without meetings.

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The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement

Elsua

And, finally, my favourite quote on what that two-way street concept for Employee Engagement would be all about not only in the Social Era, but also on the Open Business Era: Do or do not. IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business

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. In my book Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) on which the workshop is based, there are a couple of case studies aligned with each of the ten core scenarios. IBM Connections Michael''s Happenings Uncategorized

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation

Elsua

A couple of days back, I celebrated my fourth month on the new job as a Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM and it just feels like such a long long time ago already. IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business Personal KM Work Life Integration #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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

Portals and KM

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. IBM projects $16 billion in business analytics revenue by 2015.

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

Elsua

Who would have thought cooking together would provide just the perfect level of healthy friction you would need to help your team(s) members collaborate more openly and effectively to get even more work done? Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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My IBM Connect 2013 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

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. IBM Connect 2013 Notes: Four Major Trends Shaping Social Business in 2013. IBM Connect 2013 Notes: Creating a Smarter Workforce – Panel.

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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. Wouldn’t it be great if when you updated your Board everyone else that has that Board open has it refreshed instantly.

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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins

Elsua

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. I am incredibly thankful, an equally grateful altogether, for all of the wonderful 17 years that I have spent at IBM. And IBM has been a key enabler of that.

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