Google Hangout On Air: Cross-functional Collaboration and the Future of Professional Learning

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Do our current business models work in light of the rise of social business? Rawn Shah asserts no. With many throwing different theories around, Shah lays out a logic for his arguments and why this works for many business models. And this intrigued us for how this will change professional education and overall collaboration.

This Tuesday, May 1st, at 11:30am ET, Social Media Week founder Toby Daniels will be talking with Rawn Shah via Google Hangout On Air to learn more. You’re invited to join us. Find us here and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Want to know more about Shah before tomorrow? This may help: Rawn Shah explores collaboration and social business methodologies within and beyond organizations. He writes the Connected Business blog on, and is the author of seven books, his latest being “Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs” (Wharton School Publishing/Pearson, 2010). For a decade, he was a columnist and editor for technical journals such as JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, Network Computing World, Windows NT World Japan, IBM developerWorks. He is currently Social Business Strategist for the Worldwide Enablement team in IBM Collaboration Solutions focused on business processes, determining the business value of collaboration technologies, and governance and ethics in social business.

Connect with Shah here:
Book: Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs
Twitter: @rawn
Linkedin: Rawn Shah
Side anecdote: He is also a martial arts sensei and has taught Japanese swordfighting for over a decade.

Nicky Yates

Director of Communications, Social Media Week

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