Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light.

2018 141

Did You Know? Social Networks in Spain


At the same time, the main reason why I wanted to include a short reference to this video clip over here is because, contrary to what most people think, Spain is sitting on the top 10 (At #7 at the moment!)

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Painting of Street Reflections, Marigny, New Orleans

Portals and KM

This painting shows the reflections in the street after a rain at the intersection of Chartres and Spain in the  Marigny section of New Orleans.

2013 151

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America.

2012 234

Do you have more to know?

Chris Collison

I’m always embarrassed by my inability to speak another language, having never really progressed beyond my schoolboy French and Spanish. I’m frequently humbled by clients and friends around the world whose command of English and desire to learn more puts me to shame.

2014 46

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency. Agency is one of those words that, if you work in education, is very familiar, but when it comes down to it, are we clear about what it means?

2018 187

Finding Time to Reflect while on Vacation


“ Indeed, every year, during the course of the summer I have been enjoying tremendously that pilgrimage back home to see my family in León, Spain, where I was born and raised, and catch up with them for a few days to see what they have been up to.

2013 217

Secret of my (our) success

Viv Mcwaters

Other talented people I’d like to hang out with more are all over the planet - in Canada, Zambia, the US, England, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, New Zealand (and there’s a few others in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth…) But I digress. Half jokingly I often say that I hang out with talented people, and that’s the secret of my success. It’s only partly a joke because it happens to be true.

Enjoying a Disconnected Life in an Interconnected World


As much as we all love being interconnected with our family and friends, our peers, our customers and business partners, etc.

2011 188

Why I’m an IBMer


specially after I graduated from university as an English teacher in Salamanca , Spain, in 1995 (Who would have thought about that, right?).

2009 130

Networks for Humanitarian Aid

Joitske Hulsebosch

Miguel from Spain raised the cultural differences at national level. In Spain for instance, the kinship networks (families) are very important and people invest quite some time in those.

Solutions for An Ageing Population in the Era of Open Business


And that’s just for the US, country where perhaps ageing is not as alarming as in other countries like Japan, Spain or Italy. In Spain, as another example, how many of you are somewhat aware of Eurojoves ?).

2013 236

A Special Day


Well, to me, it was March 17th, 2004, when I decided to come back home and live in Gran Canaria , Spain.

2011 191

Moments of Happiness They Can’t Take Away from You


But then again, just like Spain has done with its national football team, there has got to be a time when that has got to stop, when power, greed and money no longer rule, where we can ponder about what things were wrong, how we could address them and try to fix each and everyone of them.

2012 186

Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation


Those were the first few words that came to my mind earlier on today, after having returned, over the weekend, from a short holiday break in Barcelona , Spain. . Summer is over. ‘ Back to work. Back to blogging!

2016 189

Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Disclaimer: I was offered a trip to South of France because of my Klout score (I was already in Spain at the time so reluctantly said no) and a free use of a car over summer. I just came up with a new term.

2012 253

Social Media Flies Past Email and Search for Web Usage

Portals and KM

Ross also lists the top countries in social media and blog usage: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, U.K., I can remember when Email and Search were the top two in Web usage (aside from porn). Of course, I can remember when there was no Web. Times have changed. Ross Dawson recently shared (on his blog) a new Nielsen report with detailed statistics on online activity that I learned about from his Twitter feed. 

2011 126

Gran Canaria – Celebrating the Mini-Continent


In fact, all along, I have always felt it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life, next perhaps to the one I have made 10 years later when, just recently, a bit over a month ago, I decided to make a move from IBM after 17 years of service in three different countries: The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It’s the second longest place I have ever lived in, apart from my family place, back in mainland Spain (León). Today is a special day for yours truly.

2014 149

¡Campeones y Punto!


Yes, Spain won the World Cup 2010 Final against The Netherlands (0-1) held in South Africa just a couple of days ago! Because from that date and for the next four years Spain, my home mother country, is the 2010 World Cup Champion!

2010 158

Learning that Sinterklaas doesn't exist = double loop learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

At this age, you are not supposed to believe in Sinterklaas, hundreds of years old, coming by boat from Spain and bringing all the presents. Image via Wikipedia Sinterklaas time again in the Netherlands!

Social Media Revolution 2010 – Back to Blogging!


And all of that while I was taking a few days off, while in Barcelona, Spain, as I was preparing for another event that I’m sure I’ll have an opportunity to blog about shortly. Like I mentioned on my last blog post over here , I was hoping that after the Enterprise 2.0

2010 173

Twouble with Twitters and Smarter Collaboration Your Way


Today has been one of those where in some parts of Spain it has been a bank holiday and in some others it hasn’t. It’s Father’s Day (By the way, Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there! )! So I have been lucky enough to enjoy a day off.

2009 130

El Cielo de Canarias


As usual, and like I have been doing already for a few weeks now, it’s time to get started with another week at work and share that inspiring video clip that would help set the stage on what promises to be another exciting week.

2011 182

Technologies of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

He talked to us about how he had first thought about this in Tokyo 13 years ago when observed how people were using their mobile phones; about the organized demonstrations in the Philippines, Korea, Spain, the Ukraine, Los Angeles, Chile and Egypt.

2013 210

Trips to Madrid and Barcelona to Present at Lotusphere Comes To You


All of that, of course, if I managed to have a good connection to the Internet, although having the events hosted in Spain is going to make things a lot easier this time around … Yay for iPhone tethering!!

Trips to Madrid and Barcelona to Present at Lotusphere Comes To You


All of that, of course, if I managed to have a good connection to the Internet, although having the events hosted in Spain is going to make things a lot easier this time around … Yay for iPhone tethering!!

Trip to Madrid and Barcelona to Present at Lotusphere Comes to You on Enterprise 2.0


Tomorrow I will start with a half and half vacation / business trip into mainland Spain. The last couple of days have been rather hectic at work, more than anything else as I was going through the final details for my next business trip that will start tomorrow. Well, not exactly tomorrow.

Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Proceedings of INTED2013, 7th International Technology, Education & Development Conference , Spain, pp. Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

2017 114

Manifiesto por una Red Neutral


Over the last few days there has been plenty of discussion on the topic of whether Net Neutrality should really exist, or not, in a country like Spain, amongst several others ; the topic is not unique to this country either, since a bunch of others are questioning the very same thing.

2010 189

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez


I decided to approach both my local resource management team, as well as my, at the time, project manager and ask them whether they would allow me to work remotely from another country, in this case, Spain, my home country.

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again


So that leaves me out to use the 3G and the 3G Modem while in Spain, right? For many times I have been travelling to mainland Spain, to rather big cities, right in the city center, and yet the 3G connection is incredibly poor.

2011 204

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Three responses per country: Brazil, Nepal, South Africa, and Spain. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

2013 173

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


currently taking place in South Africa (GO Spain!!! It looks like, in this blog, I am going through one of those phases that pretty much resembles the Guadiana river. I show up. I don’t. I show up. I don’t. Goodness! I need to stop that before I go insane myself!

Boston 196

#Movistar – The Cost of Lying to Your Customers


Today is, officially, my first day at work for 2015 after the Christmas holidays. I am writing officially on purpose, because after 61 days I am still waiting for Movistar (That Queen Between that always wants to get paid , but fails to deliver on customer service big time!)

2015 186

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


After I left the country and before I started working in the IT industry, I was a cook, as I mentioned in another blog post last week, in several different types of restaurants in multiple countries (Spain, France, Germany, UK, etc.

2016 173

X Seminario Compartim – Las Organizaciones en la Epoca de la Participacion y las Redes Sociales por Luis Suarez


To get things going I’m going to start with the most recent event I presented at and which took place last week, while I was in Barcelona, Spain.

2010 182

another six (or seven) degrees

Engineers without Fears

US, Canada, Spain, Scandanavia & Australasia are heavy per capita users of Messenger. Jure Leskovec (CMU) and Eric Horvitz (Microsoft) have just published this paper analysing 30 billion IM conversations* on Microsoft Messager over one month. Staying power & age: Young folk have more conversations but older folk have longer conversations with more messages. Paths within between people in the communications network have a median length of 7 nodes.

Spain 36

Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service – “La Bicha”


As you may have noticed from my social networking activities from last week, I decided to take a few days off, with the summer holidays, and head over to mainland Spain, to visit my family in León , where I was born and raised many moons ago.

2012 176

How Long Before We Start Taking More Seriously Both Privacy and Security in Enterprise 2.0?


If not, have a wander around in countries like Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, France, Spain, etc.

2010 182

Southern Soul Food in Washington DC

Portals and KM

The Africans, the French Huguenots and the Sephardic Jews from Portugal and Spain influenced the cooking with foods from their homeland.” I was recently in Washington DC for the KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I still get excited to walk around our capital and enjoyed looking at the buildings and taking in a few museums while there. Growing up in New Orleans I am partial to Southern food so I looked for this offering in DC. Below are my findings.

DC 133

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?


(I was hoping to be able to share this blog post while I was on vacation with my family in León, mainland Spain, but apparently lack of reliable (NOT!!)

2011 192

Gran Canaria – A Mini-Continent to Rediscover


2016 158