Workshop: Social computing, August 8th, San Francisco

Hi - I'm a little late in putting up this note, but better late than never.  I'll be out in San Francisco next week for a workshop on social computing with Charlene Li.  Three great reasons to attend:

  1. A strong content plan (see the agenda).
  2. A diverse attendee list, representing seven different industries.  That makes for great discussion.
  3. Fantastic panelists to wrap up the day:  Anil Dash (SixApart), Mike Walsh (Leverage Software), Todd Parsons (BuzzLogic), and Jeremiah Owyang (PodTech)

I believe Forrester clients can use service units to register and everyone can contact events directly.

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How to Talk About Consumers

I was privileged to speak at a client conference in Fontainebleau last week.  We were discussing Organic Branding and the importance of companies developing more collaborative relationships with their consumers to build brands using Social Computing tools.

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An Experiment In A Community-Driven Research Agenda

by Rob Koplowitz.

This September 25-26 at the Forrester Technology Leadership Forum in Carlsbad California, Matt Brown and I will be presenting a session on Social Computing coming to the enterprise. As we began the process of creating an agenda for the session we were immediately struck by the thought that this session should not be driven by the two of us (as charming and articulate as we may be) but by the community that is interested in the topic. In other words, you all should be setting the agenda for a session on social computing, not us. If social computing has the ability to change how work is done, let's put it to work. We always want feedback after a session, but here's a chance to get way ahead of the game and tell us what want before the event.

To that end, we have set up a Wiki to allow the community to drive the process. Matt and I will build the session agenda directly from the input into the Wiki, so if you have areas you'd like to see highlighted, stories to share, words of caution or encouragement please let us know. Willing to help? Access the Wiki here and let's get started!

We'll provide updates on how it's going (both the good and the bad) right here.

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