Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nov 8-10, 2011: 100 Free Invites to W3C Global Social Jam Virtual Conference (with IBM)


Register to participate at: http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/

This is a cool opportunity to learn about Social Business, get to know people from all over the world
and participate in the famous IBM Jam engine. (For those who are more interested in Jam -- see Harvard Business item on Value Jam (BTW, I will be hosting part of the jam for few hrs on the 9th, follow the plan).



The W3C Social Business Jam is an online conversation among an international group of leaders from business, government and academia about the current state of social business and the future role social technologies can play in improving the bottom line for companies.

* What does it mean to have a social network in the organization?
* Shell I allow my employees to use Facebook in work?
* My clients already "check-in" into my site every time they come to get service?
* Can I use my internal network with my clients?
* What are some of the circles I should worry about (Employees, Alums, customers, partners, suppliers, etc)

The Jam should produce a better understanding for participants on how businesses are using social technologies and the challenges they face integrating the technologies into their existing environments. Participants can interact with a variety of experts on six different topics around social business and are encouraged to ask questions and state their opinions as these topics are discussed.

The Jam transcends time zones and geographic boundaries by using an online discussion format available 24 hours day from virtually any browser.

Learn more about the Jam, see the special guests and hosts leading the discussions, and register to participate at: http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/

More About IBM's Jam:


Since 2001, IBM has used jams to involve its more than 300,000 employees around the world in far-reaching exploration and problem-solving. ValuesJam in 2003 gave IBM's workforce the opportunity to redefine the core IBM values for the first time in nearly 100 years. During IBM's 2006 Innovation JamTM - the largest IBM online brainstorming session ever held - IBM brought together more than 150,000 people from 104 countries and 67 companies. As a result, 10 new IBM businesses were launched with seed investment totaling $100 million.

Jams are not restricted to business. Their methods, tools and technology can also be applied to social issues. In 2005, over three days, the Government of Canada, UN-HABITAT and IBM hosted Habitat Jam. Tens of thousands of participants - from urban specialists, to government leaders, to residents from cities around the world - discussed issues of urban sustainability. Their ideas shaped the agenda for the UN World Urban Forum, held in June 2006. People from 158 countries registered for the jam and shared their ideas for action to improve the environment, health, safety and quality of life in the world's burgeoning cities.