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Three years ago we took an in depth look at the emerging Social Business world. We called it a “patchwork elephant” as it is very large, in the room, but it’s hard to see the whole thing!
This year we will look at what lessons we can learn from the last 3 years since our first event, what is happening today, and where it is all going.
This event is for people interested in discussing the evolution, current state, and future of Social Business, We will discuss issues such as the implementation challenges it will face, how it integrates with existing systems today, what impact new technologies eg cloud technology. mobile computing and personal production will have, which industries and parts of companies are likely to be early adopters, what is the impact on how work is organised and done, and what is still required for it to succeed.
The session will feature talks, Q&A sessions and case studies from companies, consultants and academics working in various parts of the Social Business value chain.
The aim is to leave attendees with a good appreciation of where social business came from and where it is today, and the opportunities – and threats – going forward. For those already working in the area it will give visibility of more of the whole area from a variety of other viewpoints. Also the event is an opportunity to meet like minded interesting people from the London/UK scene, we will repair to a pub nearby afterwards!.
Our star-studded speaker line up is, in strict alphabetical order:
– Will McInness, Nixon McInnes
– Mat Morrison, Star Media
– Anne-Marie McEwan, The Smart Work Company
– Luis Suarez, IBM
– Neil Usher, WorkEssence
(Bios are available below, follow the links. Twitter Hashtag is #smwsocbiz)
The event is sponsored by ComparetheCloud.net
The Patchwork Elephant Crew are:
– Janet Parkinson, Technotropolis
– Alan Patrick, Broadsight
– David Terrar, D2C