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Enterprise 2.0 Conference – The Show Is just about to Start! Ready?

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Yes, that is right, folks, the show is just about to start! Early next week, the conference event of events in the area of social computing within the corporate world will begin. And like I have mentioned not long ago, I will not be able to make it this time around (Last year either!). Bummer! But that doesn’t necessarily mean that I will not enjoy the conference just as much, while catching up with it remotely. I am sure that there would be plenty of folks out there who would be blogging about the different sessions, both the keynote and elective sessions. Taking a look into the fantastic agenda put together one can only drool all over about what people would be able to experience.

But it gets better. Through a hat-tip from Susan Scrupski, who has been blogging and twittering about it, we can now check out the schedule as well through Google Calendar and keep up to date, very easily, with what is going to happen during the event itself. Pretty nifty, indeed, and something that I know I will be using quite regularly throughout the week. It is going to be difficult to actually balance it all out between a regular working week and the event itself, but we shall see how it goes. Thanks ever so much, Susan and Charlie for sharing this handy piece of work with us! Excellent stuff!

So what am I going to miss while the event takes place? Well, as a starter, a whole bunch of the folks from the Social Media Today collective are going to be there and it would have been a superb opportunity to get to know them in real life after so many online interactions. I guess it will have to be next time. They are all going to get together and hang out and it would have been great finally being able to put a face behind their excellent blogging efforts. Sigh.

Another interesting event that I am going to miss during the conference, but that I am hoping to be able to catch up with remotely, is the Enterprise 2.0 lively gentleman’s debate between Tom Davenport and Andrew McAfee, that has been going on for a little while already on the Internet and which I weblogged about myself not long as well sharing my two cents. I am really looking forward to checking it out as I would want to know how it will all end up. You can find a really good wrap up of the event at The Next Generation Enterprise Daily under the title "e2.0 Smackdown in Bean Town– Git’ch-Yer Tickets Here!". And one of the latest updates over here with all of the necessary details. It promises to be quite an interesting debate, I tell you.

Finally, apart from the superb keynote and elective sessions throughout the entire event at the Enterprise 2.0 conference starting next week, there is also something else that I will be missing about the whole thing. And that is a good bunch of different product announcements from several different companies on how they are bringing social computing into the Enterprise with a whole bunch of innovative applications taking place in this space. Gosh, I am surely going to miss seeing some of those. As an example, take a look into Mindquarry, an "Open Source collaborative software platform for file sharing (documents, images, media files, etc.), task and project management, team collaboration and Wiki editing that meshes simplicity and functionality". Don’t tell me that it is not an exciting event to be at! By the way, I will be sharing some further details around Mindquarry as time goes by… Stay tuned!

As I said, it is quite disappointing that I will not be able to make it at the Enterprise 2.0 conference (Need to do something about it for next year’s) this time around, but I am surely glad that in such a connected world as today I would have the opportunity to catch up with most of it and get lots of different impressions from the folks who are going to make it to the event next week. And on top of that there is … Twitter!!

Have a good one, folks!

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  1. It’s a pity you won’t be there. Stephan, our CEO and Lars, COO and co-founder, will be there and I am sure they would have enjoyed meeting with you. Maybe we can connect another time?

    Looking forward to reading about your thoughts on Mindquarry!

    BTW: Stephan and Lars will also blog about the event. Check out Planet Mindquarry for upcoming postings.

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