Last year at Lotusphere 2009, we were told that conference attendance was up from the previous year. Since I did not attend LS08, I cannot make a comparison; however, the attendance - at least in the product showcase where I spent 3 days - seemed light.
As I think ahead to Lotusphere 2010, I wonder what it will be like this year.
If you are a vendor of products or services for Lotus Software, I'd be curious to get your thoughts on-line or off-line and I would be curious to know if you think we will see a lot of traffic in the product showcase this year.
Started in KM in 1996 at DEC. KM was something on the side.
Reflecting on his 13 years in KM: (I'll try to come back an fill in details later)
1. Collect content: Connect People
Key influencer: Patrick Lambe
2. Try things out; improve and iterate
Key influencer: Tom Davenport
3. Lead by example; model behaviors
Key influencer: Carla O'Dell
4. Set goals; recognize and reward
Key influencer: Nancy Dixon
5. Tell your stories; get others to tell theirs
Key influencer: Steve Denning
6. Use the right tool for the job; build good examples
Key influencer: Tom Stewart
7. Enable innovation; support integration
Key influencer: Verna Allee
8. Include openly; span boundaries
Key influencer: Larry Prusak
9. Prime the pump; ask and answer questions
Key influencer: Etienne Wenger
10. Network; pay it forward
Key influencer: Hubert Saint-Onge
11. Let go of control; encourage and monitor
Key influencer: Clay Shirkey
12. Just say yes; be responsive
Key influencer: Chris SollisonC
13. Meet less; deliver more
Key influencer: Seth Godin
Here are some of my notes from his presentation on resetting the enterprise with Enterprise 2.0 technologies.
Why does Enterprise 2.0 work?
People want to help
- Stop obsessing about risks
Lower barriers to altruism
Beware of the 'one best way' and slotting people into a predefined workflow
Emergent tools allow altruism and innovation
Ask "How much workflow, this process, this structure, is necessary to be successful at this time?"
make it easier to corect mistakes instead of hard to create them
use tools that let structue appear
Strategy may be dead
Time for a Chief innovation Officer instead of Chief Strategist
Don't nail it down up front. Set the direction and the outcome.
Innocentive - open source problem solving for problems that stump the home organization
Question credentialism. Innocentive lets anyone, regardless of credentials look at this.
Build communities that people want to join
Example: Verizon Customer support open source
Createed method of identity and the ability to acquire status reputation and identity
With a little bit of technology facilitation, crowds can be very wise
Enable peer review
Experiment with collective intelligence (wisdom of crowd)
Better collaboration is not the only goal
"Narrate your work" (Dave Weiner) Do this over time and let people link to it and talk about it.
Increated awareness, not of solutions, but of people behind the solutions
Sitting this one out is a bad idea
Look at technology with fresh eyes
We're not going back to business as usual
How to succeed with Enterprise 2.0
How to snatch defeat from the laws of vistory
- Declare war on the existing enterprise
- Allow waled gardens to flourish
- Accentuating the negative
- Try to replace email
New entrant needs to be 10x better than incumbent (e-mail is not going away)
Where you can succeed is where there is a blank space in technology landscape (no incumbent)
Fall in love with features
Think iPod - all it does is play music.
Overuse the word "social"
The export feature appears to be missing from my 8.5.1 designer and it's driving me crazy. For that matter, I do not have the ability to import a script library either. While I very much like the 8.5.1. designer, this is a serious show-stopper for me.
My current workaround is to move the DB to a computer with 7.03 designer, export the LSS there and copy it back to the 8.5.1 box.
It's certainly not productive.
I hope I'm simply missing a setting or something. It would seem a huge step back to have lost this functionality with the move to 8.5.1.
Any help would be appreciated.