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Web 2.0 and Beyond: Applying Social and Collaborative Tools to Business – London – March 2008

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you would remember how there have been a few times a couple of different conference events around the subject of social computing and knowledge sharing that always seem to have slipped through my fingers and in the end I couldn’t make it to either of them. Well, this year, it looks like the trend is changing a bit, at least, partially.

Yes, that is right. It looks like this year I am finally going to be able to make it to one of the conferences I have been looking forward to for a long while: The Enterprise 2.0 Conference – Lead the Evolution, In Boston June 2008. Finally!! As the time goes by, I’ll certainly be blogging a whole lot more about it. No doubt, since it is probably as good as it gets to talk and deal with various different topics around the subject of Enterprise 2.0.

However, there is one other conference event that I have been interested in attending for a little while ago and that time and time again, I never manage to be able to make it! And that is the one organised by the folks over at Unicom called Web 2.0 and Beyond: Applying Social and Collaborative Tools to Business, which this year is going to be held in London – March 5th to 6th 2008.

Once again, the timing for me is the wrong one, but it surely is one of those interesting events that, if you are around, you cannot miss! You would be able to find some more details about it over here, as well as under the Programme & Schedule. In this particular occasion the topics are rather spot on on what I would love to talk about for hours and hours and hours (i.e. Social Tools Hit the Mainstream; Social Computing and the Knowledgepowered Enterprise; Facilitating Open Innovation in a Distributed Community Using Free Social Software Tools; Technology Brings Power to the People; How we got here with Web 2.0; KM goes Social: From KM 1.0 to KM2.0; Case Study: Deploying, Measuring, Succeeding with Social Software, etc.).

But if there would be anything that would be of interest to me as well, it would actually be the folks who are initially going there and who will be presenting. What a fine line-up! David Gurteen, Ian Hughes, Ian McNairn, Lee Bryant, John Davies, etc. are some of the folks who would be there and although I have been following most of them for quite a while, it would surely be rather nice to be able to make it and catch up with them in person!

Alas, I guess that will have to be at another time, because, like I said, the timing has been rather bad for me once again and I will not be able to make it, but if you are planning on going, don’t hesitate to let us all know about it and, much more importantly, share your insights with us through your blog(s)! I am sure we would be able to learn a thing or two from such a fantastic bunch of speakers! Sigh … Suppose it will be another time…

Are you going to be in London from the 5th to the 6th of March 2008 and don’t have any plans? Well, not to worry, here is a blog post where I am sharing the details from a very interesting conference happening during that time: "Web 2.0 and Beyond: Applying Social and Collaborative Tools to Business". Wish I would be able to go …

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  1. Hi Manoj! Thanks a lot for the feedback! Yes, I know that it is not as accessible as you could expect, but you would have to agree with me that the line-up put together for it surely is worth while. And from what I know the quality of previous related events has been outstanding! When you look into that, it may not be that expensive any more, right? 😉

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