I'm speaking at "KM 2.0 – Real or Hype?" - the upcoming Boston KM Forum Symposium on Leveraging Knowledge at Bentley College.
Here's the abstract of my talk, "Moving Beyond 2.0 Resistance:"
Twenty years ago, an aspiring social network analyst asked us for the names of everyone in our database. He had a program that could link them up, he said, help them find one another, spark new connections. How intrusive, I thought. Who’d want that? Years later, he would go on to design one of the major social networking sites. I resisted and resisted – and then something happened: someone I trusted explained blogging to me, someone else invited me onto Facebook…and the rest is what brings me to Boston KM Forum. This talk will be about resistance to Web 2.0, even among people like myself who’ve been online forever, and what happens when that resistance gives way to powerful experiences.
And here's the rundown of the other speakers and their topics:
* Mark Frydenberg, a Senior Lecturer at Bentley: Web 2.0 Tools for Knowledge Management
* Ray Sims, formerly Director of KM at Novell: KM and Web 2.0 – A User’s Perspective
* Dan Keldsen, Director of Market Intelligence at AIIM: Enterprise 2.0 = KM 2.0?
* Jeff Cram, Managing Director, and David Aponovich, Content Management Specialist, ISITE Design: Case Study: The Siemens BeFirst Portal
* Larry Chait, Chait and Associates: Wrap-up: KM 2.0 - Why We Should Care
8:15-4:00 on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, Bentley College in Waltham, MA. The fee, including light breakfast and full lunch, is $50.
For more information and to register, go to the Boston KM Forum site.
Hope to see you there…