The London Social Business Summit was blessed by beautiful sunshine, giving the rooftop venue at the Imagination Gallery a lovely atmosphere for a day of fascinating talks.
Dachis Group Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Dachis, kicked off with a typically humble introduction and then we went straight into two heavy-weight thinkers to frame the day. JP Rangaswami, Salesforce.com Chief Scientist, launched into one of his trademark thought-inspiring talks about natural patterns of life and work, and how we are learning to cope with increasing pace of change in work, life, technology, and society. Following on perfectly, Author of The Power of Pull, John Hagel put these trends into a macro-economic and business context and made some great observations about how this helps us think about change.
The final Summit in our global series, convened in Singapore, was also our first in the Asian region. Notwithstanding the cultural diversity of the region, the high levels of social media usage in personal computing could not be undervalued when preparing the agenda for the Summit, while engaging business with the range of opportunities that could be afforded by integrating these behaviours.
For the last two years, the Dachis Group has held a curated series of events around the world on the topic of Social Business, known as the Social Business Summit. We believe that helping organizations explore the relevant issues on this increasingly vital topic will help provide the background and insight to make decisions on acting on Social Business simpler and easier. As I explored recently in our Social Business series for CIOs, while social media is very much a full spectrum, company-wide activity, it will be business leaders that will provide the support to make it happen. So everyone can benefit from the information, we are releasing the 2011 Sydney Social Business Summit videos and presentation slides in their entirety. This opens up the leading-edge knowledge and experience assembled that day in a way that is very “Social Business” in nature.
We at Dachis Group are very pleased to host the Social Business Summit, which is rapidly becoming an annual signal of Spring in the world of Social Business. The Social Business Summits unfold across the world, a movable feast that brings the people who are designing the future of business to share the ideas and experiences that are shaping our picture of the 21st century enterprise.
The final in the Dachis Group Social Business Summit series, and the first to be held in Asia, was convened in Singapore at the award-winning Boathouse Restaurant on April 6. A full house actively participated in sessions presented by: Jeffrey Dachis, Dachis Group CEO and Founder; Kevin Tate, Dachis Group Vice President Business Development; Dion
The global Dachis Group Social Business Summit series launched in Sydney on March 2. The Mint, on Macquarie Street, provided the perfect atmosphere for nearly 100 people to actively engage and connect. The diverse range of speakers included Peter Kim, Dachis Group Chief Strategy Officer; Kevin Tate, Dachis Group Vice President Business Development; Dion Hinchcliffe,
Over 100 attendees gathered at the Imagination Gallery on March 24 for the second annual Social Business Summit in London. It was a full house with a packed agenda. Presenters included: JP Rangaswami, Salesforce.com Chief Scientist; John Hagel, Deloitte Director; Stuart McRae, IBM Executive Collaboration Evangelist; Dion Hinchcliffe, Dachis Group Senior Vice President; Michael Gold,
Dachis Group hosted the second annual Social Business Summit in Austin on March 10. An enthusiastic audience of over 150 attendees filled a conference room at the new W Austin ready to listen, connect, communicate, participate, engage, and take action. Dachis Group presenters included Dave Gray, XPLANE | Dachis Group Founder and Lee Bryant, Headshift
I’ve said before, that its interesting how people latch on to ‘Social Business’ but not ‘Social Business Design.’ It reminds me of both the long winded debates in the knowledge management community about the nature of ‘knowledge’ and in other circles when I’ve met marketing folks who only want to talk about promotion. In both cases, my reaction was that they were missing the bigger picture.
Over the last year, the discussion of the many business uses of social media has been coalescing into an industry-wide, interdisciplinary conversation that’s increasingly focused around the moniker of ‘social business.’ This conversation — which many think provides the clearest perspective yet on how social computing is transforming how we work — has begun to connect, integrate, and reconcile the gamut of enterprise social media into something more useful, specific, and business-directed. As we better discern the moving parts of social business and how they relate to each other, the opportunities and road ahead has resolved more clearly while emerging new horizons are also being mapped out.