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Social Computing in the Enterprise: Social Software Considerations

BarCampBuffalo_logoOn Monday, May 4, the Buffalo Technology Community held the third BarCamp unconference. This BarCampBuffalo had a theme: Social Media (aka Social Computing, Social Networking). This was a great opportunity to discuss the topic which has been on my mind: Social Computing in the Enterprise.

Though we wouldn’t think twice about it, social computing has been around since the beginning of enterprise computing. Some examples of social software include: email, blogs, wikis, instant messaging & presence awareness, media sharing, social bookmarking & search, social networking, and web conferencing. The latest wave of social computing applications and standards are often dubbed Web 2.0 or Collaborative Software.

My objectives for this open discussion were to:

  • Define Social Computing and contrast it with Social Networking
  • Highlight prevalent Web 2.0 themes
  • Discuss why we’re increasingly seeing “Everything” 2.0
  • Share the Business Drivers and Challenges of using Social Software in the Enterprise
  • Share an Enterprise 2.0 Implementation Framework
  • Cover the Value Proposition of Social Software
  • Highlight the intersection of Marketing 2.0 and Social Software

The presentation I delivered:

Social Computing In The Enterprise BarCampBuffalo Open Discussion

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Leadership & The Workplace: What Do We Expect?

BarCampBuffalo_logoOn March 31, I attended the second BarCampBuffalo. Like the first-ever event, this event was a success with a very good turnout. This time around, I chose to lead a discussion on Leadership & Management.

In one way or another, the topic of workplace leadership/management affects us all, yet we rarely discuss it in an open forum. My objectives for this open discussion were to:

  • differentiate leadership from management,
  • highlight characteristics shared by great leaders,
  • highlight responsibilities of great managers,
  • allow for an honest organizational- and self-assessment of workplace engagement.

The presentation I delivered:

Leadership & The Workplace BarCampBuffalo Open Discussion

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‘Interaction Assurance’: Options for Strong Authentication in World 2.0?

BarCampBuffalo_logoOn March 3, 2009, Buffalo held its first-ever BarCamp–appropriately called BarCampBuffalo. :-D   I saw this as a great opportunity to have the Buffalo Technology Community come together and learn from one another. Mike Brennan, Steve Poland, Chris Smith, and Chris Van Patten deserve a lot of credit for organizing this successful event. We had a great turnout–100+ Buffalo IT folks, business leaders, and other professionals.

According to the rules, all attendees are encouraged to present or facilitate a session. I chose to lead a discussion on ‘Interaction Assurance’. As we increase our online presence, we want to interact knowing our communications are secure, unaltered, and trustworthy. As I don’t have a great answer for this pain point, I wanted to learn how others have tackled this problem.

The presentation I delivered:

‘Interaction Assurance’: Options for Strong Authentication in World 2.0? BarCampBuffalo Open Discussion

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