Social Media Summit

While SAPPHIRE 08 Orlando is begining next week I wanted to let you know that I will be presenting at the Advanced Learning Institute’s “Social Media Summit: How To Use Blogging, Podcasting & the Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Engage Your Employees, Reach Your Customers & Build Your Brand,” June 9-12, 2008 in Chicago. The…

Viva Elsua

Jerry Bowles  posted a great interview with IBM’s Luis Suarez.  From his most interesting perch on the Canary Islands, he is perhaps one of the best examples of the social media evangelist trend so many big companies are employing with respect to challenging the status quo. “I had been playing a very interesting role of…

Twitter Gave Me A Present Today

A little while back I wrote a post:  What Makes Twitter So Valuable?  Well today, Twitter gave me a present.   I received a notice that someone was now following me.  I always look at their bio’s and recent tweets to get an idea of who they are in order to determine if I should follow…

There’s a New Conversation

Tomorrow, The Conversation Group is holding an event in NYC at SAP’s Office at 95 Morton St — 2nd floor from 1-7pm. Basically, its an examination of the ten years post Cluetrain:  What have we learned?,  What was right and wrong?,  What was left out that should have been discussed?  and What should we be…

SAP Global Survey Lands A Big One!

Shel’s interview with Michael Dell is an important milestone in the SAP Global Research Survey.  Why?  As Shel stated in the post: It’s probably the most extensive interview with a major CEO on this subject ever.  He answered all questions, including a few that were tough. Michael is thinking broadly about this topic as evidenced…

Molson & Toque Tuesday

Ferg Devins will be one of the 1100 Molson employees that will take to the streets of Toronto on the morning of February 5th for “Toque Tuesday.”  This is Raising the Roof’s  national day of awareness and fundraising in support of combating youth homelessness in Canada.  If your interested you can show your support by…

Around the World in So Many Ways

This past Saturday David Churbuck posted about a new blog authored by Reid Walker, VP of Global Communications at Lenovo.  Walker’s blog is focused on the topic of Worldsourcing.  Reid deserves an “attaboy”  for devoting an entire blog to an increasingly important topic. “What is Worldsourcing?  Walker defines it as: Increasingly, we live in a…

The Other Thomas Otter

A long time ago (2005) in a place not that far away (Walldorf, Germany) I met Thomas Otter.   Funny thing was that it took James Governor of Redmonk fame to introduce me to another SAP employee.  Thomas was one of those unselfish people you meet in life that when he offers you praise or criticism…

What Makes Twitter So Valuable?

Twitter is one of those things that I CAN see the value in it but, candidly, I’m still having a bit of difficulty extracting that value. You see I’m new to Twitter and while I don’t “tweet” a lot at the moment, I am lurking and learning with the hope and expectation that at some…