Tags: IBM, Global Business Services, GBS, Learning and Knowledge, Knowledge Sharing, L&K University, Community Building, Communities, Collaboration, Social Computing, Social Networking, Social Software, Budapest, Hungary
Well, no, not yet. I am not gone just yet. But I will be. Pretty much like I mentioned last week Friday, over the next few weeks, there are a number of different places that I will be visiting both attending conference events or presenting myself at some of them. And that world tour is actually going to get going next week Monday, where I will be travelling to Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of the trip is to actually attend an IBM Global Business Services Learning and Knowledge University event where I will be presenting and sharing with everyone attending the conference what my worldwide team is actually doing around the subject of Community Building, Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration and Social Computing in order to help spread the message about what we do with an audience coming from all over Europe.
Yes, that is right, the conference is meant to be just for IBM Global Business Services (GBS) employees and will get started on Tuesday afternoon till Thursday afternoon. I guess that I will probably not have much free time since I am scheduled to present every single day during the event. Four times in total. But we shall see.
What is clear though thus far is the fact that I will be spending Monday doing most of the travelling. Tuesday, Wednesday and till Thursday afternoon I will be at the conference and the rest of the time till Monday morning, when I get back home, I will be doing some more sightseeing. That is right, Thursday afternoon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday I will be enjoying Budapest, a beautiful city (I have been told) that I have never been to and which I am really looking forward to, actually.
I know there are lots and lots of things to check out and places to visit. So I guess that is going to keep me busy for a while, however, if any of you have been there already and want to recommend places that I should check out before leaving the city, feel free to append a comment over here or contact me offline. Or, even better, if you are going to be there around that time from the 19th till the 26th and would want to get together for a drink or two do let me know as well.
I am not sure what the Internet connection(s) may be like over there, so I am not sure if I would be able to create different weblog entries along the way, but if I get a connection I am sure I would be able to find a few minutes to share what my experiences have been over there thus far. We shall see how things go. Oh, and tomorrow I will be weblogging about one particular social computing offering that I have finally given in to, due to some peer pressure (Yes, you know who you are!), and which I am hoping to take it for a spin while I am there in Budapest. Guess which one is going to be ? … More later …