Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

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    1. Ciao Rob! Many many thanks, my friend, for the heads up and for the kind wishes! It’s greatly appreciated! Having a real blast with it so far and enjoying it quite a bit! 🙂

      Hope things are going all right with you as well! We must catch up some time soon, too!

  1. Hi Luis
    congratulations for the new role…Well deserved and i have to say, I am sure you’ll thrive in this role and take the team knowledge to the next level…

    Which is Open and connected…

    Also, your influence, knowledge and approach will benefit them immensely… enjoy the adventure…

    1. Hi Ralph! Thanks ever so much for the kind comments and for the props! Well, that’s the idea, for sure! I was hired into this job for my openness and for my transparency, understanding how there may be items I may just need to keep for myself, I am hoping to push the limits on those big time and see how far I can go. I am already starting to see the benefits of moving into the other side and get an idea of what they challenges and opportunities are in order to channel through that extra bit of energy and passion into getting the most out of it all. So far it’s going great!

      Specially, in the last couple of days where I have just been challenged about everything I have truly believed in the last 12 years and counting on social networking and it’s been quite an interesting exercise to see if I am ready to take such challenge… Once the conversations I am currently having in a forum fade away I can tell you whether I survived… or not 😉 hehe

      Thanks again for the wonderful feedback comments!

  2. Hi Luis

    Massive congratulations on your new job. It sounds amazing!

    What’s as amazing is this narration, sharing with us all how you are going about your work and what you’re thinking about in order to do it.

    What’s really fun though is that with the way you write about your work and how far you are letting us in makes me feel like I have a mentor (maybe you’ve invented MOOMs – massive online open mentoring), but does commenting on what you are doing mean I’m also appraising your performance? 😉

    Seriously though I really look forward to sharing your journey.

    1. Hi Casson, thanks a lot for dropping by and for the wonderful feedback comments! Gosh, I am blushing now as I keep writing these few words!! Much much appreciated every single one of those sentences! Thanks for that!

      Well, that’s what I am hoping to achieve myself. Like I said, feeling that this blog is going to turn more into my personal journey on how and what I learn about the new gig and what I get to do on a daily basis. It’s going to be an interesting experience because it’s going to help me reflect on what I will be bumping into along the way, in terms of challenges and opportunities, but surely starting to see why I was hired into this job. Fascinating experience so far!

      RE: MOOMS > Massive Online Open Mentoring, Whoaaahhhh!! LOVE IT!!! Thinking that while I may be acting as a mentor, I am the one who is going to be mentored by a good bunch of you folks and everything who take the time to read these writings and then come up with such wonderful and inspiring insights!

      Seriously, I heart that notion of MOOMS and when we make it worldwide famous I will remember where to give the credit for that inspiring concept! W00t!!

      RE: “does commenting on what you are doing mean I’m also appraising your performance?” < I actually did some of this last year where I collected what, at the time, I called #elsua360 where I was collecting 360 Feedback and the experience was just phenomenal! Like LinkedIn Public Endorsements but on steroids!! So this year, with the new adventure, I am aiming higher and expanding on that experiment I run last year. It will be fun and, not to worry, I will be blogging about it, too! 🙂 hehe Many thanks, once again, for taking the time to drop by and for the wonderful insights!

    1. Hi Keith, many many thanks, my friend, for the heads up and for the kind props! Yes, it’s been quite an interesting journey over the course of the last couple of weeks and judging from the interactions I have gone through so far, there is still *a lot of* work to get done! Even for myself in terms of having conversations with folks who keep challenging my own beliefs on Social / Open despite all of these years gone by!

      GREAT FUN!!

  3. Luis,
    this is so much fun to read about. I’ve followed your progress, don’t ask me how I came across you or your presences but I’ve enjoyed the journey.

    Now, congrats, this is so much fun as separate we might be I am really happy to hear this news and will continue to follow your progress but more, I want to follow your ideas and IBMs in this so important space.

    1. Hi Andrew! Thanks much for the heads up and for the kind wishes! Greatly appreciated! Happy to see we are finally conversing and getting to interact some more. Surely look forward to further insights and interactions and, once again, do appreciate the kind wishes! Thanks again!

  4. Congrats Luis;

    You have been an inspiration, taking a stand in 2001, to live social rather than just talk about it. That role as evangelist/rebel inspired many to take up the charge.

    I was humbled by your positive feedback to Timereaction at Connect 2013, and carry those words with me when the lows of an entrepreneur rear their ugly head. I am excited about what you can contribute to the social ecosystem , and am confident that the decision IBM took will reap profound benefits for all of us lucky enough to be associated with the IBM Brand.


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