Digitizing vs Digitally Transforming. #CeBIT14

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CeBIT 2014 was an incredible event last week. My second time speaking, my keynote this year was in the social business arena hosted by Kongress Media and covered a topic that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as we move past transactions business and well past social business, both from a customer and a product / […]

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Doing the “Social Co-opetition Two-Step” with Luis Suarez

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Look, I have a huge problem with Social Software’s war on Email. I wrote a whole post about it and we had a vigorous debate. But if there’s only one person on the planeT I’m willing to listen to on this topic, it’s the fabulous Luis Suarez from IBM. Here 12 odd minutes of Luis […]

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Networked Enterprises: Social Business Forum #sbf13

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This week I have the privilege of keynoting the Social Business Forum in Milan once again, along with esteemed industry colleagues such as R “Ray” Wang, Esteban Kolsky, Sandy Carter, Michael Brito and others. The concept of networked enterprises is something that’s top of mind for me these days as we chart the next chapter of […]

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Year One at SAP

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April marks my one-year anniversary at SAP. It’s been an incredible ride to say the least. I’m a lucky guy – I came to SAP to help build out its products and go-to-market in the social and collaborative software category. But what I really I got was a chance to get in on the ground floor […]

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CeBIT Keynote on Rethinking Work

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Last week I had the privilege of keynoting CeBIT in Hanover. The theme was “Shareconomy“. From the CeBIT website: A multistage screening process involving top executives from leading high-tech companies and user industries, international research institutes, and thousands of fans at the CeBIT Facebook fan page resulted in Shareconomy being selected for the CeBIT 2013 keynote […]

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Connecting vs Reaching

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This snippet by way of Stowe Boyd really struck a chord with me with respect to the difference between social networks and enterprise social networks. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook got called out by Maureen Dowd in this New York TImes article: “Sandberg may mean well, and she may be setting up a run for national […]

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Social’s Tussle with Email

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The Kill Email meme never really dies. Ever since the dawn of enterprise social computing circa 2006, the value proposition has been waffling between being a process killer to a portal killer and my favorite, an email killer. Stare Email in the face all you want. She’s looking back and laughing at you. Then I […]

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