If you would remember, a few weeks back I created a weblog post over here where I was mentioning a very interesting conference event that would be taking place later on this year in September in London around the subject of Social Network Tools and Their Business Application: Blogs, Podcasting, Instant Messaging, RSS and Wikis. Back then I mentioned how that event would be something that I would be really looking forward to and will try to see if I can make it although I still cannot confirm if I would be there or not. Either way, earlier on today I receive an e-mail from Julie, one of the organisers of the event, where she pointed me to the actual agenda they have put together for the two days conference. And I must say that I am impressed. Very impressed.
You would be able to download the brochure from here, if you would want to read some more about it, but by the looks of it the list of speakers is very good. I have gone through the listing of the different sessions and there are some of them out there that I would certainly be looking forward to. Like, for instance:
- Euan Semple’s "The Quiet Revolution – how social computing will change the workplace"
- Lee Bryant’s "Informal Knowledge Sharing with Social Networking"
- Duncan Brown’s "The Influence of Social Network Technologies: Who’s Influencing Whom?"
- John Davies’ "Combining Wikis & the Semantic Web: towards Web3.0?"
- Lloyd Davis’ "Creating an In-House (Social) Media Empire"
- Stowe Boyd‘s "Social Media: Blogs and Participatory Culture"
- James Lappin’s "Social Bookmarking Inside the Organisation: connecting people to people and to information"
- Karen Eden’s "The bottom line: What’s in it for me?"
That sounds like a pretty packed up event, right? It surely does, but as you will be able to see it would certainly be worth while attending the event. Even more so since I have also noticed that one of my IBM fellow colleagues, Ian McNairn, will also be speaking on the subject "What is IBM doing with Web 2.0 tools, Concepts and Mash-Ups and Why?" to probably discuss and mention some of the different IBM Web 2.0 tools that I have been touching base on over here in the last few months. So I would be able to catch up with him again since last time we met each other was back in 2003, at an IBM Knowledge Management conference.
As I said, I am not sure just yet if I would be able to make it or not but one thing for sure is that if I manage to make it I will certainly be looking forward to it. Lots of great speakers, lots of great topics to cover, a packed up agenda and on top of that, London, one of my favourite cities. Can it get better than that ? I doubt it. Will you be there?