IBM’s 6th iForum: “Capitalising on Innovation” – Zurich 26th to 28th November

Today is my first day back at work after having enjoyed a superb holiday unwinding from everything and re-charging my batteries. So, as you can imagine, I am now on full catch up mode with plenty of e-mails and RSS feeds to go through, but it surely is going to be an exciting week and for various different reasons, which I am sure I would have the opportunity to let you know about.

To get things started, and just as I have now been able to finalise the details, next Sunday (25th November) I will be flying out to Zurich, Switzerland, to attend IBM‘s 6th iForum (Innovation Forum) till the 28th of November around the subject of Capitalising on Innovation where I will be speaking on the subject of Social Computing @ IBM.

I am about to finish off with the slide deck I will be using over the next couple of days and will probably be sharing it in Slideshare, since quite a few folks from the audience are actually non-IBM folks. As you may have guessed from the above title I will be speaking about social computing and how it has impacted IBM over the last few years. I will be including on that deck a number of different screen shots from the various social software tools we currently use, some of which you have read some more about over here, but I think it would still be an interesting session.

It is the first time that I attend such event where a mix of IBMers and IBM customers will get together to talk about Innovation, so I am looking forward to the experience, even more when I have found out from the agenda put together that the fantastic, and ever inspirational, Roo Reynolds will also be presenting at the same event! And all along with a bunch of other IBMers I have known for a while, some of whom I have been working with in the past and whom I haven’t seen for years! Yes, I know, you can see where all of that excitement is coming from, eh?

I will be arriving in Zurich on Sunday early evening and will be staying at Four Points by Sheraton, Sihlcity Zurich, so if you fancy getting together for a drink that evening or an early morning coffee, since the event starts at 12 noon, local time, by all means, give me a shout. Drop me an e-mail or contact me through Twitter (or Facebook) and we will get together for a drink or two!

I am not sure what the Internet connection would be like both at the hotel and during the event itself, but I will do my best to try to blog the conference, or, at least, some of the various different sessions, specially after having read (And agreed 100%!!) with the superb blog post that Stuart Henshall has put together on Presenters Failing the Social Media Communications Test. I hope I will not fail the test this time around. Let’s see how it goes…

(At least, we still have got Twitter, right? :-) )

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  • [...] It’s blatantly a merge of my 2 or 3 most recent presentations, but combines things in a new order and is probably an improvement on what I did for the IET. I’m wondering if I have tome to come up with something totally new for the IBM iForum next week (and Online Information 2007 the on the 6th December). [...]

  • [...] Also via Twitter, I noticed that Elsua will be at the same gig. I’ve never met either of these gents, but I read them regularly.  Some day we may meet in the real world. Next time I’m in Barcelona I’ll be looking Elsua up. [...]

  • Luis – have you posted the slide deck you reference here?

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    Hi Dennis! Thanks a bunch for the feedback comments! No, I haven’t shared the link to the slide deck. I will be doing so over the course of the next couple of days after I pruned a couple of slides with some sensitive material.

    This time around it is going to be as well a different Slideshare link since I am planning as well in putting together the audio recording I did while delivering the slides, so you may want to listen to it as well.

    Stay tuned, because that is coming up shortly. Thanks again for the feedback and for dropping by!

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  • [...] As most of you folks already know, I have been back from an incredibly exciting week in Zürich, Switzerland last week, after attending IBM’s 6th iForum about "Capitalising on Innovation" and so far the last couple of days I have been doing some serious catchup on everything that is going on at the moment, both inside and outside of work. That is why I have been quiet over here in the last couple of days. However, not to worry, regular blogging is going to start up again. And I am going to resume those blogging activities by sharing over the course of the next couple of days some of the different insights from the various presentations I attended and several of the different conversations I had during those three days. [...]

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