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. There were about 15 people attending the workshop today – that being a mix of participants from end user organizations as well as some of the WebGate consultants.

Is Facebook the future of call-centers ? The Air France KLM Switzerland case - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Air France KLM Switzerland case. The Air France KLM Switzerland case. Facebook is becoming a call center and the community manager a problem solver and a connector like the Air France – KLM Switzerland case shows. I recently found this long and interesting video in which Alain Pezzoni from Air France KLM Switzerland talks about their social media strategy. This is Air France KLM Switzerland, not Air France KLM global and this fact is important.

Opening General Session at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of comments from Femke about the agenda and logistics: - Why Switzerland? Peter Van Buul, Sales Leader at IBM Switzerland welcomed all the attendees. Stuart McIntrye is opening Social Connections V in Zurich. This is the fifth event, in the fifth country. We have seen a growing number of attendees, and increased support from the sponsors. The conference has become bigger and better each time. Why are we running Social Connections?

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An Update on my European Tour – Eight Engagements in 10 Days

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wednesday May 14 – Doing Business with IBM Connections ( Switzerland, with WebGate ). Thursday May 15 – User Adoption Strategies ( Switzerland, with WebGate ). Friday May 16 – Innovation Day (Switzerland, with WebGate). Friday May 16 in Switzerland was going to be a second run of the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop with WebGate. At the end of next week I’m heading to Europe for a two week workshop tour.

2014 114

Workshops in Europe in October

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wednesday October 8, Practice of Collaboration Workshop in Switzerland with a client (private workshop, in-house). I will be presenting a round of workshops in different European cities in October. The first week of my tour is booked, and there are various organizations with some interest in the second week. I’ll have to wait to see what comes of that interest, and whether those move through to firm bookings.

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Europe in May 2014 – Seven Workshops, Three Countries

Michael Sampson - Currents

Switzerland (Zurich). I will be presenting three workshops in Switzerland with WebGate, on May 14 to May 16. For an added bonus, I currently plan on spending a long weekend in London between the Norway workshops and the Denmark and Switzerland ones. In less than eight weeks I will be back in Europe to present seven workshops in three countries. It’s going to be a great – albeit full-on – visit in early May, and I’m greatly looking forward to it.

2014 114

Appreciating Home

Michelle Laurie

Two French friends and former colleagues from Switzerland came across the land and sea to visit the small corner of BC I call home. I have recently returned from two weeks vacation. What can I say? . We travelled across varied landscapes, enjoyed friends and new people, ate, drank and laughed along the way. Thanks to all who shared their time with us. Once I again, I am thoroughly convinced, this is a great place to live!

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Europe Trip in February-March 2010. Is there an opportunity to work with you?

Michael Sampson - Currents

and various locations (Netherlands, London, Switzerland, Vienna, etc.). With many thanks to Kurt (conference chair), I will be presenting three sessions at IntraTeam 2010 in Denmark during March 2-4. I have a workshop to do on user adoption strategies, and two conference presentations (collaboration frameworks, and SharePoint Roadmap). given that I'll be in Europe, is there an opportunity to work with you? Perhaps: - I could do a day of inhouse consulting. -

Report on the User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in Copenhagen on October 12 with IntraTeam

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a good day - there were delegates from Dubai, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, and Denmark - and they entered into the day with enthusiasm. Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting the User Adoption Strategies Masterclass in Copenhagen, in conjunction with IntraTeam. The day was a mix of presentations and scene setting from me, and small group discussions and reporting back to the wider group by the delegates.

An Update on my Trip to Europe in October – Two Workshops in London

Michael Sampson - Currents

You can see my current schedule which includes Poland, Switzerland, Netherlands, and now London. I will in Europe for the first couple of weeks of October, presenting public and private workshops in various cities. On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 October, I will be in London to present two workshops. Monday is the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop, and Tuesday is User Adoption Strategies workshop. The two workshops are hosted by Social 365 and Stuart McIntyre.

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The Victorinox Shop in Geneva

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm sure there are a few of them in Switzerland, but I've visited the Victorinox shop in central Geneva three days in a row now. My parents visited Switzerland in 1988, and brought back a Victorinox Swiss Champ for me (as above, but it was in traditional red).

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Growing body of research into MOOCs

Jenny Connected

There has been a call for papers on MOOCs for the EMOOCS2014 conferenc e in Switzerland in February … … and a similar call from the journal Distance Education for a special issue to be published in April 2014. In the last few months the number of published research papers, which focus on MOOCs has significantly increased and this looks to continue. In May eLearning Papers published a special issue on MOOCs – MOOCs and Beyond.

2013 180

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

The members of our design team live in Namibia, Switzerland, Suriname, Nairobi and the Netherlands. Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF.

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The Ethics of Autonomy

Jenny Connected

Assisted suicide is not legal in the UK, so those who wish it have to travel to the Dignitas Euthanasia Clinic in Switzerland. In seeking to find out more about what choosing to die would involve – Terry Pratchett travelled to Switzerland with two UK citizens who both made this choice and followed it through.

2011 119

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014

Chris Collison

It was lovely to meet up again with old friends from MAKE winners Schlumberger and Syngenta, and to see the experience shared both ways with new clients like the IOC who hosted our meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland and gave us a private tour of their brilliant Olympic Museum.

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Waking up in Cambridge

Viv Mcwaters

Pete has already cycled across France and is about to enter Switzerland on his epic cycling tour across Europe. This morning I woke up in Cambridge.

2013 141

Posters. Yes, posters. Surprisingly effective social media!

Chris Collison

After my poster renaissance moment last week in Switzerland, it’s a +1 from me for this form of social media.

A Busy Next Four Weeks.

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the evening of Easter Saturday, I'm flying to Auckland, then Hong Kong, then London, then Switzerland, for a week of onsite work with a client. - The next four weeks are what I'm calling "busy"! Monday and Tuesday of next week, I'm in Auckland for client work and book research. Then I have two days in the office to get another client project finished. Easter Friday is a holiday. -

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

Portals and KM

Geneva, Switzerland. Zurich, Switzerland I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

2014 131

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

Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

It attracts a loyal group of delegates – university teachers, school teachers and trainers of companies, from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, some of whom attend year after year.

2014 208

We have touchdown. User Adoption Strategies hits distant shores

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruud got his copy in Switzerland. Thursday and Friday last week contained a few hours of full on book packaging and dispatch. About 80 copies of my new book User Adoption Strategies had to be sent out, so by the time the appropriate ones were signed, the Custom forms filled out, the cover letters written, and what not, it was a big process.

Work nostalgia

Michelle Laurie

Since moving from Switzerland (and my job at IUCN), I have been finding a variety of work that I find challenging and interesting. The photo above is of edible berries found in the forests’ of Guyana.

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Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Over the last year, David hosted a Kanban gathering in Iceland, Jergen had his Stoos meeting in Switzerland, and Dave et al hosted an event called CALM in England. Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures.

2012 208

Observations about Geneva after a Day

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a bank holiday in Switzerland yesterday, and almost everything was closed. I took three walks in different parts of Geneva yesterday. A few observations about life here, as an outsider: - There are two classes of cars on the road. Small compact ones, and big bold ones. Not much in between. Based on the prices for clothing in the luxury shopping district, some people are willing to pay a lot for what they wear. I shook my head in disbelief. -

2011 109

Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Springer Open: Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland. Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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Almost Time to Head Off

Michael Sampson - Currents

As per my trip schedule , I have stops in Santa Monica, Chicago, Atlanta, St Louis, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Switzerland, and maybe Paris. It's almost time to bid farewell to New Zealand for a couple of weeks, and head to the US for a week of consulting and workshops, and then across to Europe for the same. What's the word for such travel? Grueling, I think. Anyway. I'm looking forward to meeting and speaking with many new people.

The games we play

Viv Mcwaters

Recently I attended a MASHLM Humanitarian Summer School in Lugana, Switzerland. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of games, play and movement. It was three days exploring games for humanitarian and development work led by Pablo Saurez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Eric Gordon from the Harvard University Engagement Game Lab. And a special callout to Paulo Gonçalves, Founder and Director of MASHLM, who made it possible for me to attend.

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Culture: Hofstede on culture embedded in management theories

Joitske Hulsebosch

Switzerland scores low on the power distance scale (34 out of 100), higher on individualism (68 out of 100), very high on the masculinity scale (70 out of 100) and average on uncertainty avoidance (58 out of 100).

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here are the results in tabular and map form: Many responses per country: United States: 29; United Kingdom: 17; Netherlands: 10; Switzerland: 7; Canada: 6; Ethiopia: 6; India: 5.

2013 173

The web at 20

Endless Knots

Twenty years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee, then a researcher at Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or CERN, in Switzerland, handed in his proposal for a new kind of computer network. Truly informative piece about history of web by Hiawatha Bray in today's Boston Globe, " Woven deep into our lives."

In the future, now: presenting virtually

Endless Knots

And I did a Skype session with the woman who would introduce me that day and frankly I have no idea where she was when we spoke -- Switzerland, maybe?

2013 187

Leaving Norway; London for the Weekend

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now onto London, and then Denmark and Switzerland next week. I have been in Norway over the past five days, and am now awaiting a plane out of here (it’s still some hours away, however). I arrived in Norway early evening on Saturday (after flying in from New Zealand), tried to get into the Norway time zone on Sunday, and then presented three workshops from Monday to Wednesday at Rosenholm.

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


2012 234

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks - January 09

Portals and KM

Geneva, Switzerland. Zurich, Switzerland I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Super Competent by Laura Stack - Recommended Reading

Michael Sampson - Currents

Part of my reading over the last fortnight, as well as on the plane trip from New Zealand to Switzerland, has been Super Competent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best , by Laura Stack, the productivity pro. Her key thesis is that being competent ("average") is not enough, and that what will really set people apart in these difficult economic and employment times is becoming more than competent - super competent even.

2011 109

Thoughts on Conversation: Enterprise 2.0 Workshop at Somesso 09

Evolving Web

Somesso is an Enterprise 2.0 / business social media firm based in Switzerland. Last week I had the good fortune to conduct a one-day seminar on Enterprise 2.0 for the Finance Industry in Zurich. I attended Somesso 09 as an instructor with Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 University.

Social Media is Hazardous

Online Social Networking

I just returned from My Social Media Mission Abroad in Basel, Switzerland, where I discussed social media with our watch brands attending the Baselworld 2011 event.

My Social Media Mission Abroad

Online Social Networking

I’m writing from Baselworld 2011 , the giant international watch and jewelry expo that takes place yearly in Basel, Switzerland. The watch show, with its grand and intricate exhibits, is very exciting.

Growing Our Social Media Group

Online Social Networking

As Social Media Director , I flew with our team to Basel, Switzerland in March to attend Baselworld , the grandest and most important watch and jewelry event of the year. I work at a watch company for which social media and web marketing are key tools for accelerating its business expansion.

The 1-minute guide to the digital divide

e-Moderation Station

Even If you live in a resource rich country (let’s say Switzerland or Australia), where in theory technology is affordable and available, not everybody always has access to new technologies. Image by Lisa on Flickr.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – May 2010

Portals and KM

Geneva, Switzerland. Zurich, Switzerland I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

2010 130

Social Media Collaboration at Baselworld

Online Social Networking

I’m still fatigued from My Social Media Mission Abroad in Basel, Switzerland and bruised from my tumble in the Rolex booth but please, don’t get me wrong.