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Getting Sociable at Symposium Barcelona

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 4, 2011  |  2 Comments

Gartner’s big European event starts next week in Barcelona, a welcome change from Cannes, in my own opinion. Social is inevitably a hot topic, and I look forward to speaking with many customers over the four days of the conference. I will be doing two workshops (defining a social media strategy, and creating a SharePoint […]

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Cannes Symposium 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 19, 2010  |  1 Comment

Symposium is usually an intense experience, and this year was no different. This year 3300 attended the event, a 21% increase over last year. It was the biggest EMEA Symposium in the last ten years. Close to 100 analysts did 200 presentations, almost 2200 1on1 meetings, and about 40 user roundtables. Personally, I did 26 […]

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What People Asked About on My European Social Media Tour

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 17, 2010  |  1 Comment

Last week, I had the chance to do a quick tour around Europe with Ed Thompson talking to over 300 people about social media in London, Utrecht, Zurich, Milan, and Frankfurt. I talked about developing strategy, and Ed covered social CRM. While five cities in five days is a quick pace, it’s not out of […]

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Interesting analysis, but not really mine

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 27, 2010  |  2 Comments

Last week I did a Gartner webinar on trends in social software. These are fun to do, because I get to talk to lots of people at once rather than the one on one inquiries I usually do. They also generate a fair amount of discussion and comment on blogs, Twitter and in the media, […]

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Talking Social at United Nations Agencies

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 20, 2010  |  5 Comments

I haven’t been blogging or tweeting much in the last couple weeks. I’ve had my head down while getting the magic quadrant for externally-facing social software ready for review and finishing the bulk of work on the Cannes Symposium agenda. Neither of these are completely finished yet, but both are close enough for people to […]

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My New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 30, 2009  |  9 Comments

Last year, I did a blog post on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Traditionally, many blogs publish their predictions and personal resolutions around the end of the year. So I won’t. Instead, I want to talk about my anti-resolutions for 2010.They are “anti” in a couple different ways. The main one is […]

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Looking Back on Cannes Symposium

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 9, 2009  |  4 Comments

The time period after an intense conference like Symposium closes down is always a bit strange for analysts. We inhabit an isolated world with the delegates, revolving around presentations, workshops, 1 on 1 meetings, receptions, meals and (usually not enough) sleep. It’s the same for attendees, but there are a slew of people making sure […]

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Using Twitter at Events and Conferences

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 6, 2009  |  23 Comments

We have been experimenting with using Twitter at several of the recent Gartner events. I have the most experience with the PCC conference in London, but have also been watching what has happened at the recent CRM, Enterprise Architecture and BPM conferences. I started to collect some of the best practices we have found to […]

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How Gartner Symposium Happens

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 31, 2009  |  5 Comments

Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo conferences are a mammoth undertaking. For the second year, I get to serve as the chair for the European conference, to be held in Cannes November 2-5, 2009. I work together with colleagues organizing Symposia in Cape Town, Sydney, Tokyo and especially Dave Cearley, the Orlando chair. The series of Symposium conferences is […]

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Ideas Sought for What Symposium Could Look Like

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 6, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

I am just beginning to produce materials for the Spring conference season, but planning for Fall Symposium is beginning to get underway. I am always looking for ways to make the Symposium conference experience more effective. Last year in Cannes, we tried these innovations (at least for us) Using an online chat system to collect […]

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