IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

Well, nothing more than plenty of wonderful conversation after conversation around perhaps what I feel has been the main theme throughout the event: Social Business Adoption!

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. It adds up to years of meetings.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. They saw it, they dived in, it didn’t meet their needs and wants and they moved on back to where they were. .

Modern Professional Learning (MPL) meets Modern Workplace Learning (MWL)

Jane Hart

Modern Professional Learning (MPL), an approach which many professionals are now (consciously or unconsciously) adopting, involves taking responsibility for their own career and self-development through continuous learning, on demand problem solving and getting the most out of their daily work.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Innovation Meeting in Mexico | Main | The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand » November 20, 2006 An Unusual Meeting Last week I attended SC06 - the 2006 international supercomputing conference which this year took place in Tampa.

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. Adopt this once , and youll be able to adapt to any and all applications moving and and out of your IT landscape.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. I’m now walking the talk about walking meetings. I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb.

Meeting unreasonable needs

Clark Quinn

Of course, they got buy-in to do so, but you might try to work with your early adopters and help them become the local resources. I was contacted yesterday by a relatively new ID person, who was in a tough spot. This person understood the principles of Tony Karrer’s “ Before You Ask &# post, as the situation was well laid out. Some help was asked for (clearly no expectation other than, perhaps, a thoughtful reply; the circumstances were quite clear).

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Adopt vs adapt Adopt versus adapt is the central theme in Integration. For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

You’re Invited! Meet Bravais: Xyleme’s Cloud Learning Solution // Webinar Results


Results of the Meet Bravais Webinar. After the first poll, it was clear that not many people had adopted a cloud based model yet.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

” He was invited to attend Davos in January and had an opportunity to meet Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and demo their project. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Bob Sutton.

PHI Meets PST: A PST Framework for Personal Health Information

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Manitoba has a patient-focus in its preamble - I'd love to see NB adopt that. Summary of a talk by David A. Townsend (Professor of Law, UNB) at the IFIPTMA Conference in Moncton. Legislation tends to form in a pyramid state, with the statute at the top, with subordinate legislation (standards, rules, orders). They both have the status of law. Now I'm going to talk about the normativity, the values in Personal Health Information (PHI). PHI, imbued with PST values - what would it look like?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

Each entry begins with a short descriptor : " Most people want to see the upcoming meetings agenda.

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

Participants voted on the questions that would be most important for the Brainerd Foundation to consider in its strategy: How might we adopt a hybrid model of new and old power? Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. Gladwell observes that they are “exclusive, tightly knit groups of six or seven who meet in one another’s homes during the week to worship and pray.”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for. The two New York City meetings focused on Media and Content. " The next day we had a somewhat different meeting.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Immigration

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Thank You | Main | Senate Science and Technology Caucus » January 29, 2007 Reflections on Immigration In mid-January I went back to Mexico for meetings with clients and academics, as well as colleagues from IBM. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Eric comes forward to suggest that driving adoption through peer pressure , if done properly, could surely help out in the long run. But I am no longer certain that (social) peer pressure would eventually help much with those adoption efforts.

Blog Post: Are you in any doubt about the perverse outcomes targets can cause?

David Gurteen

The strategy adopted to meet them would also be of interest By David Gurteen I have never been a big fan of key performance indicators (KPIs) for a variety of reasons including they are too easily gamed, they often have unforeseen negative consequences and they can too easily become explicit targets in their own right removing the need for people to think and do the right thing in an increasingly complex world. So I was delighted to see this news-item recently.

Buyer/organisation alignment

Dave Snowden

It has been a busy weekend with our management meeting taking place in Bicester. It contrasts early and late adoption between buyer and organisation. So you have four options: Early adopter buyer in an early adopter organisation.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. The average performance uplift needed to meet business goals was determined to be between 20-25% in the next 12 months.

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

I focus on connecting with others because it’s the gift that keeps on giving – rather than a one-time win like winning a lottery or finding a parking spot, meeting others can lead to a stream of insights, rather than just one new idea. Once we’re in those environments, we can adopt a set of practices that will attract the attention of people who turn out to have great insight relative to our interests.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

The tech companies pay a one-time fee between $1,000 and $2,000 to join the vendor list, according to executives from three participating companies…Although now that the framework is live, the barriers to adoption are painfully real as well.

Moving from openness advocacy to research

George Siemens

I’ve been involved in numerous faculty/leadership meetings with different universities and colleges over the past year and openness has become one of those concepts that everyone agrees with, supports, and promotes. OER align better with faculty’s top adoption priorities than traditional materials do, and the majority of current non-users will try OER between now and 2017. But, overall, advocacy has driven adoption of openness (OER, MOOCs, open pedagogy, etc).

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I explored this question by comparing blockchain today to the Internet in the early-mid 1990s, which is roughly when the Internet made its own transition from early adopters to mainstream users. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s.


Euen Semple

Years ago I wrote that "Social media adoption happens one person at a time and for their reasons not yours". For all the change initiatives that keep people busy at work, the strategising, the PowerPoints, the endless meetings, nothing happens until one person has a conversation with another and the other person thinks "Right, I'm having some of that!". As time passes I am more and more convinced that this is ultimately how any change happens.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

In April 2011 Forrester Research estimated that 47% of users were self-provisioning technology and expected the number to rise to 60% by end 2011, and Jensen & Kline (around the same time) estimated that between 1/3 and 2/3 of employees were meeting their needs by working around L&D).

Friday Fun: You Don’t Have an Office?

Dan Pontefract

Reporter: Alright, how do you hold private meetings? dp: There are these things called ‘ meeting rooms ‘ I use my fingers to book them when necessary. dp: If you truly are going to be collaborative, adopting a mobile working strategy is helpful.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs. My participation in each of the CIO meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization.

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Why Republicans Will Win in 2020

Nine Shift

The GOP will indeed revise its positions to meet the needs of Gen Y. Essentially GOP will adopt Sander's agenda. . Two political analysts, including Michael Steele, say the disastrous presidential campaign of Donald Trump is good news for the GOP. NineShift has predicted the GOP will win the White House in 2020. We stick with that prediction.

The massive impact on economic growth of open data in government

Ross Dawson

The report looks at the massive positive economic impact of governments adopting open data policies. Government leaders must meet the real challenges of opening out data to tap that value, for everyone’s benefit.

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Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

The book’s case studies offer us hope and inspiration for urban dwellers – that if we put people at the center – not markets, technology, or government – that people can meet their own needs by sharing resources.

Flying cars are here! Will they become mainstream?

Ross Dawson

Aeromobil is designed to meet both US and EU Light Sport Aircraft regulations, which will allow it to fly at low levels, with a range potentially exceeding 1,000 kilometers at a high fuel efficiency.

What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?


If you’re looking for an LCMS for your organization, the best thing you can do is find a system that best meets your needs. How NOT to Adopt an LCMS. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Learning Content Management Systems.

Learning and Development Webinars


5 Reasons You’re Not Meeting the Needs of the Modern Learner. They have a complex set of needs that can be difficult to meet. In a webinar, Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer for Brandon Hall Group, and Tim Donohue, VP of eLearning Solutions for IHRDC, discussed five reasons why organizations are not meeting the needs of the modern learner. Learning Delivery: Meeting The Modern Learner Where They Are Part I.