It's been a tumultuous few days since polling stations closed at 10pm on Thursday June 23 and the UK awoke on the morning of Friday June 24 to the news that the result of the national referendum on whether this country would remain a member of the European Union or not turned out to be not. I am very sad at this result - one that took many people by surprise, me included - as I believe that our future is intertwined with that of our European neighbours, individually and collectively; that … [Read more...] about The EU referendum was a political gamble that didn’t pay off: what’s next?
This article titled "Please stay, please go – Europeans make their case to UK voters" was written by Letters, for The Guardian on Monday 20th June 2016 19.22 UTCDon’t EXIT … EXIST! As citizens of France and as citizens of the world – whatever our social or artistic milieu, whatever our opinions – we are writing to say that we love you. We love Britain, your culture, your history, your civilisation, your temperament, our common history. You cannot vote to leave us, for to leave Europe would be to … [Read more...] about Please stay, please go – Europeans make their case to UK voters
The simple cartoon above by Will Dawburn sums up many people's feelings about political campaigning on the EU Referendum that we'll be voting on in four days' time, on Thursday June 23. For me, most communication by the Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns, by other campaigners, by (a biased) mainstream media, by many politicians, by individuals with strong opinions across the social web, has been characterized by ugliness, lack of thought-leadership, relentless doses of FUD, half-arsed … [Read more...] about A clear case for ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum vote
Everyone's talking about big data. Often, it's Big Data where an initial capital in each word lends the phrase an air of great significance that focuses on size. From gigabytes to exabytes to zetabytes, you're in no doubt that this is big with an impact on society of equal effect. Yet for most people I know, big data in alliance with size-words does little to help you understand what it means or, indeed, the relevance of it to your business. It's easy to get lost in the hugeness of it … [Read more...] about In data, small is the new big
Closing General Session at IBM Connect 2016: Discover Your Inner Artist: Wrap up your week on a fun and exciting note. Liz Urheim, Vice President of Collaboration and Smarter Workforce, will share her perspectives and summarize the week. She will then be joined by Erik Wahl, author of Unthink, who will inspire you to let go of your traditional thought patterns. His unique artwork-infused presentation will help you better understand how to create disruptive strategies of innovation. In this … [Read more...] about Podcast: How to create disruptive strategies of innovation with Erik Wahl #IBMConnect
Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: How to be Social in an Anti-Social World: Learn how Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company of Arkansas planted the seeds of social within their organization and have gone from a single mindset to reaping the harvest of a social business. Hear from AFB's Bobby Wood how they overcame the challenges of not wanting to be social and the turn-around to being a truly collaborative enterprise. With their new social intranet introduced to their users, they … [Read more...] about Podcast: How to be social in an anti-social world #IBMConnect
Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: Panel Discussion: Facilitating a Highly Engaged Workplace: Hear first hand from three customers how they created effective solutions to challenges around creating and maintaining an engaged and efficient workforce. Each was on a journey to get their workforces engaged. In this session, presentations by Steffanie Markham (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas), April Lewis (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Dawn Sly-Terpstra (Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company), … [Read more...] about Podcast: How 3 customers facilitated highly-engaged workplaces #IBMConnect
Breakout Session at IBM Connect 2016: How Gamification Makes Social Collaboration Work: Case Studies and Economic Impact: 63% of global workers are not engaged in the workplace. That represents $500B in lost productivity globally. To exacerbate matters, investment in social software has gone down 50% in the last few years. With gamification you not only motivate your employees, but also keep them motivated. Enterprise gamification directly impacts your bottom line. Customers who successfully … [Read more...] about Podcast: How gamification makes social collaboration work #IBMConnect