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Larry Cannell
Research Director
6 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry

Larry Cannell is a Research Director in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Collaboration and Content Strategies service. Mr. Cannell covers enterprise collaboration and social software, search, content management, and open-source collaboration and content solutions. Read Full Bio

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My Enterprise 2.0 Session Proposal

by Larry Cannell  |  January 6, 2012  |  Comments Off

Just a quick note to let you know that I have submitted a session proposal to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and to ask for your support in getting this on the agenda. You can help by posting a comment or “Liking” the submission (available here).

The session is based on a Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) report by the same title. You can read more in this blog post.

Session details

The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

The widespread adoption of Facebook, the embrace of activity streams by business applications, and the success of smartphone applications have significantly changed information worker expectations since Enterprise 2.0 was introduced in 2006. Post-2.0 technologies are enabling the Social Online Workplace, a worker-centric yet social environment facilitating ongoing discussions that are seeded by messages coming from individuals, business applications, and collaborative tools.

This is an opportunity for the IT organization to get out in front of this change and start planning how to provide social infrastructure within an enterprise architecture. While the initial application of these new architectural components should be on improving worker effectiveness by enabling ambient awareness of activities within a sphere of responsibilities, the social online workplace can also become a powerful new knowledgebase.

Attendees of this session will learn:

  • The relevance of activity streams and social network sites to enterprise IT environments
  • The concept of the Social Online Workplace
  • The value of a consolidated activity stream and social graph
  • How social infrastructure can be contextually surfaced to support natural work flows
  • The impact of social infrastructure on existing IT components, such as email, document management, and search

Thank you for your support. The session proposal is available here.

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