Collaboration Matters have partnered with renowned collaboration and user adoption expert Michael Sampson (all the way from New Zealand) to deliver a one-day seminar on user adoption strategy for Social Business and Enterprise Collaboration environments.
Based on the newly released second edition of Michael’s successful book, this workshop will help you and your organisation formulate your own strategies to drive user adoption of the technology you wish to deploy to your users.
The seminar is to be held on Monday 1st October 2012 at the prestigious Royal Exchange location just a stone’s throw from Bank Station in the heart of the City of London.
All attendees will receive a signed copy of of Michael’s book and all refreshments will be provided.
The Developing a Social Business User Adoption Strategy seminar provides a forum for learning and engagement about encouraging user adoption for new collaboration tools. Over the course of one day, you learn about the main ideas in the book, plus have an opportunity to discuss, debate and localize what you are hearing with the other attendees.
Here are the key details of the seminar:
- The one-day User Adoption Strategies public seminar is focused on the contents of the book, and subsequent material.
- The aim is to have multiple firms represented at each public seminar, to maximize cross-fertilization of ideas.
- If you’re an intranet manager, knowledge manger, IT decision maker or in any way already involved in or planning to be involved in using new collaboration tools inside your organization then you would benefit greatly from this public seminar.
The agenda for the seminar is:
|08:30||Registration and Coffee|
|09:30||Context and Models|
|11:00||Winning Attention (Stage 1) – Group Learning|
|12:00||Cultivating Basic Concepts (Stage 2)|
|13:30||Enlivening Applicability (Stage 3) – Group Learning|
|14:30||Making It Real (Stage 4)|
|15:30||Measuring User Adoption|
|16:15||Your User Adoption Approach|
We are offering early-bird discounts for those that book before 31st August, a standard rate for those that book before 21st September, and a slightly higher rate for those that book in the final week before the event. There is also a discount for those that qualify as academic or non-profit – students, universities, higher education and charities for example.
For our third IBM Social Business Briefing (aka Wicked Wednesdays) on 25th April at Royal Exchange in London, we felt the time was right to move the discourse from thought leadership and education to a more practical footing.
Of course, we still leveraged the superb network of independent thought leaders who we are lucky to have at our events BUT at this latest event we changed / evolved the format.
On this occasion I framed the discussion on the emerging role of the Community Manager (seen by some as the ‘rock star of the Enterprise’) and then actually used a collaboration platform to discuss, collaborate and innovate around the chosen topic.
The objective or rather the output of the debate was not simply to gain a better understanding of this subject (the fastest growing job role in Social Business) but also to create a job description for the role of Community Manager which could then be downloaded and iterated by users.
To help us achieve this we introduced attendees to the Collaboration Garden – a place where the Wicked Wednesday discussion and collaboration goes on in and around the physical events.
Once inside the Garden, users could not only record their opinions and raise questions but they could also examine (through the software) the potential responsibilities and attendant tools on hand to assist a Community Manager with user adoption – e.g. gamification and social media feeds.
The overall sentiment was that this was our best Wicked Wednesday to date and pointed the way forward for future events. Weaving the use of the collaboration platform into the discussion from the start had a number of important effects:
- It forced us all ‘to drink our own champagne’
- Individuals contributed to the Garden on-premise and remotely (including from Spain and Ireland)
- It highlighted how much was lost when we simply spoke and did not record
- Live collaboration in the platform allowed for multi-threaded conversations which themselves were profoundly different to normal conversation
- Those who were not familiar with a social collaboration platform experienced it in a way that was far more refreshing and natural then the traditional demo mode
Wicked Wednesdays are all about sharing and collaborating with those who attend the latest trends, twists and turns in the Social Business journey. We take risks at this event; we have to in order to keep things fresh and real. So it was particularly gratifying to hear that the new format was warmly welcomed by those involved.
We are planning our next Wicked Wednesday/Social Business Briefing to take place in June and in keeping with our need to innovate we are experimenting with moving the venue from the Royal Exchange to a comfortable, friendly, coffee shop in the city which should be fun.
For more information, feel free to contact us directly.
Social Connections (the IBM Connections user group) is back, returning for its third event.
Scheduled for Friday 22nd June 2012 at the IBM Labs in Dublin, this is the best chance you’ll have this year to hear directly from IBM Connections customers, consultants, partners, advocates and developers. Yes, developers too! By the kind invitation of IBM we are going direct to their European development base in Dublin, home to many members of the IBM Connections coding team. We’ll have sessions from IBMers on topics such as customisation, widget development, installation and management of Connections. Given that Connections 4.0 is imminent, you may get a sneak peak of what’s coming up in the future too!
However, this is a User Group rather than an IBM education event, so it won’t just be IBMers speaking. With two tracks (Business and Technical) we’re after the best of the best from around the community to speak at the event. As we’ve had at SocCnx I and II, the event will have a mix of customer case studies, adoption advice, technical show-and-tells, panel Q&As, and a few sessions we just can’t predict right now!
The call for session abstracts is open now, and closes on 30 April 2012, so if you would like to submit an abstract to be considered (for a 30minute session) please register for the event today and submit your idea. We’re particularly keen to hear from those outside the usual ‘bubble’ so if you’ve never spoken at Lotusphere or any of the other LUGs please don’t let that put you off. The Social Connections crowd are a very friendly bunch and we’d love to hear some new voices! If you have any questions, please contact Sharon or Stuart for more info.
All the details are at SocialConnections.info, so please head over there to register and to submit an abstract.
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With just 6 days remaining before Collaboration University Chicago and 13 days to CU London, we are reviewing final presentations and can tell you that there is really some great new technical info this year. With new versions of everything (and Sametime 8.5 indepth coverage) there are going to be more than a few revelations at this year’s conferences. Here’s a sample of what the experts are preparing for you!
* Warren Elsmore has labored many many weeks getting Sametime 8 on Linux, so you don’t have to.
* Gab Davis has slain more dragons than we can count working through various permutations of LTPA and LDAP to get the WebSphere-based Sametime 8.5 Meeting Center going.
* Viktor Krantz has created several new Quickr 8.2 hook examples and “variations on a theme.”
* Troy Reimer has created three reusable examples (that everyone takes home) and has been deconstructing some six-figure development projects so you can understand how to plan for Quickr development.
* Chris Miller is having alphabet soup every day. LDAP, SSO, LTPA, SMTP, SSL…you get the idea.
* Julian Robichaux and Jerald Mahurin have written sessions for others to deliver on data transfer, migrations, and support.
* Carl Tyler has cooked up new Sametime API examples, and will show you how to customize the new Sametime 8.5 web client – very cool stuff here.
* Mitch Cohen and Stuart McIntyre have teamed up to get you up and running on Connections 2.5, and show you how to make the biggest impact with light customization.
* Tim Clark and Kat McGivney are preparing lab machines, working on VM transfers onsite and generally being indispensable.
* Our IBM guest speakers Louis Richardson, Darren Adams, David Kajmo, Miki Banatwala, and Rob Ingram are showing us the future…and how Quickr kicks Sharepoint squarely in the ECM.
* We’re already planning the first of our three live webinars for December – $297 worth of additional training that is included for CU 2009 attendees.
There are slots remaining, and the ROI is pretty clear, so register online today.
Dates: September 14-16, Chicago and September 21-23, London
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.CollaborationUniversity.com
CU in Chicago and London!
All the best,
Your Collaboration University Team:
CU SpeakersCarl Tyler, Chris Miller, Gabriella Davis, Warren Elsmore, Rob Novak, Viktor Krantz, Troy Reimer, Julian Robichaux, Jerald Mahurin, Stuart McIntyre, Mitch Cohen, Mike Smith, Melissa Rieke and our friends from IBM!