Monthly Archives: February 2009

Why GFC explains everything (to Australians)

This morning an email from a client mentioned the GFC. Earlier this week another client was talking about the GEC (which has the advantage that you can pronounce it, while GFC has to be spelled out). When this morning I Twittered about how we have a new acronym that doesn’t need to be explained, I

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A quick review of of media coverage and commentary on the Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum yesterday. Let me know if there’s anything missing here. Computerworld: Social networking in business: plan less for less pain Coverage of the social networking panel at the Enterprise 2.0 Forum ITNews: Westpac reality check on Web 2.0 Review of comments

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Tomorrow morning I am delivering a keynote at the National Growth Summit, looking at how fast-growing companies can tap technology trends to build growth and opportunities. The presentation is below (usual caveats – this is not intended as a stand-alone presentation but to accompany my speech). I’ll write more about this soon, but now I

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Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum #1 on Twitter today

Back from a fabulous day at Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum. I don’t have time for a full debrief now as I have to finish preparing for my keynote at theNational Growth Summit tomorrow. Certainly a highlight of today was the Twitter activity at the conference, with by some measures the event reaching #1 on Twitter

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Blogging and Twittering at Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum

Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum is on tomorrow in Sydney (my regular readers might be glad that I’ll be a little more diverse in my blogging activity after that ). Everything has come together extremely well, both on the fantastic content and speakers, and in getting extremely good attendance, showing that Enterprise 2.0 is squarely on

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To complement our one-day Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum in Sydney on 24 February, Future Exploration Network and Optus Business are running an Enterprise 2. 0 Executive Briefing over lunch in Melbourne on 5 March. The Melbourne event is certainly no substitute for the in-depth content, workshops, and insights that will be available for the full

Continue reading Melbourne: Enterprise 2.0 Executive Briefing on 5 March on transforming organizations with web and mobile technologies

For many, many years I have felt that the vast majority of conferences were very poorly run, continuing to apply ancient, didactic approaches. That’s one of the reasons that a few years ago I started running events, organizing the Future of Media Summit, which annually links Sydney and San Francisco, the Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum

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The Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum is coming together extremely well. It is fantastic to see that while other sectors of the economy are struggling, organizations recognize that they must engage with the critical issue of transforming how they work using web and mobile technologies. We have confirmed a number of fantastic speakers at the event

Continue reading New speaker announcements: Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum – David Backley, Peta Hopkins, Annalie Killian, Peter Williams, Chris Yates and more…

Detailed insights from a successful iPhone app developer

My brother Graham Dawson’s iPhone app OzWeather finally hit the #1 spot for paid apps in Australia in late January. After a couple of weeks at #1 it has been knocked off by Wobble Bikini Fun. However the fad apps quickly come and go – while they can generate a fair bit of revenue in

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Recently I have been immersing myself in the Enterprise 2.0 space, organizing the second annual Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum which is on in two weeks now, writing the Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Report which will be launched at the same time (slightly afterwards for the international market), and helping a variety of large organizations to drive

Continue reading Enterprise 2.0: Competitive differentiation occurs at the intersection of technology and culture

In the lead-up to the Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum, a podcast interview with me has just been launched on Stan Relihan’s Connections Show, which is one of the top rated business podcasts in the world. Next up on the show after me is Vint Cerf, the ‘father of the internet’, so that will definitely be

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We are very excited to have JP Rangaswami doing the keynote at Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum (by video from UK). For those who haven’t come across JP’s work – you should have! For the inaugural Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum last year, our international keynotes were Andrew McAfee, the Harvard Business School professor who coined the

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