Category Archives: Events

Enterprise 2.0 Conference – Pre Conference Thoughts

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is just round the corner and I think this year is going to be very interesting from a number of perspectives.  In particular I’m very keen on seeing how the downturn is affecting;

* the number or E2.0 projects underway
* the way people are looking at ROI in light of the financial pressures
* how vendors are positioning themselves against very tight corporate budgets

The number of companies currently running collaboration and KM2.0 initiatives is definitely down on last year, there’s no question of that.  However on the flip side people’s radars are more finely tuned for identifying potential projects when budget restrictions are finally lifted.  So it will be interesting to see where the most interest is shown and who’s case studies inspire the most discussion.

The one thing I’ve heard about past Enterprise 2.0 conferences is there has been too much hype about the ‘potential’ of social software and not enough about the real business benefits.  I don’t think that will be the case this year.  Companies don’t have the time or patience for hype, so expect to hear frank discussions on the real power of Enterprise 2.0.

I’ll be sure to attend Lee Bryant’s  session “Transition Strategies for e20 Adoption”. It’s great to have a UK ambassador like Headshift at an such a high profile conference.

The other topic I will be closely watching is how Sharepoint is discussed.  Will it get the bashing it has at previous conferences? Or will there be a widespread but reluctant acceptance of it’s enterprise 2.0 abilities?

If you are attending from the UK give me a shout, it would be good to meet up.

Note: picture courtesy of ITSinsider

Off to Boston for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference

It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally attending the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, 22-25 June.  For a few years now I’ve *almost* got there, once to speak and twice to attend, however things didn’t work out.  This year I’ll be there as an attendee with Antoine from the Knowledge Plaza team.  It will be good to catch up with the E2.0 crowd, many of whom I have been speaking to for years but not had a chance to meet.

I’m particularly looking forward to seeing R. Todd Stephens take to the stage and hear about his work at AT&T.  It’s billed to be a great event and well worth the trip from the UK.

If you are going to be in town on these dates please do let me know and say hi!


ScotWeb2 – June 19th Edinburgh – 2009

I’m pleased to say that I’ll be attending ScotWeb2 on the 19th June in Edinburgh.  I’ve heard good things about it and am looking forward to catching up with Alex Stobart and his associates.  If you’re going, say hi!

We are very pleased to be able to bring you the second ScotWeb2 event on June 19th 2009 once again taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Have you heard of twitter, Facebook and You Tube and want to know more ? This event will appeal to the following

  • ICT people ; teachers ; life-long learners ; communications ; marketing ; PR
  • ICT Developers. programmers ; social media ; digital enablers
  • Campaigners from NGO and third sector
  • Public, private and third sector employees
  • Business and social enterprises
  • Academics ; students ; FE and HE
  • Health ; Police ; Fire services

This follows on from the success of our first ScotWeb2 event last October

The event showcases enterprising, innovative and entrepreneurial behaviours in the web 2 world

Say hello at Online Information

I’ll be at the Online Information exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday this week.  On Tuesday I’ll be giving a presentation about the work I’ve been doing with the Knowledge Plaza guys which includes a run down on Social Search, and how the product came to market after a pilot at one of the largest consultancies in the world.

Tuesday evening the Knowledge Plaza team will be buying the drinks at the l-restaurant at 2 Abingdon Road Kensington.   I also have 100 of these 2GB USB drives to give away preloaded with my presentation.  So come say hi at booth 794 or join us for a drink on Tuesday.

London Wiki Wednesday

The London Wiki Wednesday sessions are back in full swing.  I’ll be attending the next one being held on the 1st October at The British Computer Society who are providing the food, beer and wine.

If you’ve not been before you can check out the format on the London WikiWed wiki.

I’ll probably be doing a 5 min talk on the wiki integration work we have been doing with the Knowledge Plaza folks.  In fact, I’d like to see a dedicated session at some point discussing the finer points of wikis inside of broader applications.

See you there!

This Month: Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp in London

Benefit from the very same material as delivered in private to a host of fortune 500 companies such as AOL, TIME WARNER, BEST BUY and SWISSCOM.

On the 30th September Dion Hinchliffe’s Web 2.0 University team will deliver the very first Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp in the UK.  Book your place now as space is very limited.

The Web 2.0 University is a direct product of extensive research by Hinchcliffe and Company and O’Reilly Media into the business models and design patterns being used by the most innovative companies on the web.  The material and delivery is specifically tailored for a management audience with the focus on emerging business models, opportunities and analysis of real life business examples.

With a maximum of 40 attendees, delegates will benefit from a highly interactive and tailored delivery of the very latest research, case studies and opportunities presented by Web 2.0.

This is a chance for any executive, manager, innovator or decision maker to learn how to transform their products and services using Web 2.0 design patterns.  The material presented really is the most thoroughly researched and actionable available in the UK.


More Details

Designed by well-known Web 2.0 expert Dion Hinchcliffe, the Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp is a strategic, one day event for a management, executive, and senior technical audience to gain a thorough briefing on the rapidly evolving world of Web 2.0 and why it matters to any business. Designed for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike, Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp provides a thorough, formal grounding for creating highly competitive, next generation businesses.

Used by companies around the world to galvanize their online product development efforts, Web 2.0 University is the premier, strategic education event designed to take companies and their capabilities into the 21st century.

Lead by highly-rated, expert instructors, Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp brings the very latest techniques that presents numerous proven approaches to building innovative and fast-growth online businesses based on peer production, rich user experiences, software ecosystems, strategic data capture and ownership, mashups, open APIs, social software, and much, much more.

If you’re building and delivering next-generation online products and services, this intensive, day-long course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the revolutionary world of Web 2.0—a set of design patterns and business models that are reshaping the face of the Web.

Join the over 4,600 graduates of Web 2.0 University today in the inaugural debut of Web 2.0 University in the United Kingdom by Applied Trends and Scott Gavin. Web 2.0 University is available in North America (, United Kingdom via Applied Trends, Italy and Germany via Reply and Australia and New Zealand via Acid Labs.

Web 2.0 University is coming to the UK!

I’m pleased to announce the Web 2.0 University is coming to the UK!  I’m working with Dion Hinchcliffe to bring the Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp to London on the 30th September 2008.


The Web 2.0 University is a collection of one-day courses developed by Dion Hinchcliffe and O’Reilly Media (the firm that coined the term Web 2.0).  The deliveries are deliberately aimed at the management to executive level, to provide a thorough overview of the topic and explore the many ways Web 2.0 can transform business.

So get your IT & business management to attend.  They’ll come back educated and inspired to adopt Web 2.0 approaches!

It’s a great pleasure to be working with Dion and the Web 2.0 University team.  It’s also a good thing for the UK as this part of Europe is often overlooked when it comes to topics such as Web 2.0 and business innovation. 

I’ll be posting more information as we start the marketing, but I wanted you guys to be among the first to know!

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