My good friend Steve Dale is in charge of the Online Information conference this year, which should mean it’ll be an absolute belter.
The call for speakers has just been announced and you can propose a topic for a session here. I’ve republished Steve’s email below:
There is a growing recognition but not yet a consensus about integrating social media into an organisation’s workflows and business processes. There is a desire to develop more effective knowledge sharing and a culture of collaboration amongst staff, but little recognition of what this means in terms of organisational change.
Today’s organisations must be able to rapidly adapt to an increasingly volatile and economically challenging environment to remain successful, yet achieving an agile organisation that can deliver high quality products and services is no easy task and one which requires the right blend of people, processes, and technology.
The common goal that all these organisations are trying to achieve is culture: an information and knowledge sharing culture that enables the entire organisation to rapidly respond and adapt to socio-economic changes.
For most organisations, several challenges remain in developing an effective knowledge sharing and collaborative culture:
- Geographic and cultural differences
- Silos of information
- Difficulty in easily publishing information across teams and departments
- Information security
- Workforce skills
Many of these challenges are a result of legacy information systems that aren’t built for today’s knowledge worker, yet there are still abundant opportunities for Information Professionals to prove value and demonstrate worth. Why not share your experiences at Online Information 2010?Is the semantic web part of the answer?
Will the social web foster more effective knowledge sharing across the modern workplace?
Is the collaborative revolution the opportunity for a surge in information productivity – or is it just a distraction?
We want to hear from organisations that have transformed themselves to be more agile and flexible by exploiting open or linked data and conversation streams. We are looking for exciting, innovative applications as well as lessons learned from the application of Web 2.0 tools and techniques. We want to showcase organisations that are using semantic web techniques to create new and exciting resources.
Do you have a story to tell?
- Maybe you’ve been involved in creating a new application for Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo!, Google or the iPhone?
- Have you made the move to the semantic web to deal with the digital explosion and the need for greater “intelligence” in your information?
- Perhaps you’ve found ways to exploit new online tools to transform the way your organisation does its business?
- Have you changed your management processes to cope with this “always connected world”?
- Have you identified the education and training needs that will enable your staff to become more effective knowledge workers?
Then why not share it with others?The Online world is waiting to learn from the pioneers who have made it work. This is your chance to be seen as one of the leaders – with your story reaching a global audience from over 40 countries.
I look forward to receiving your proposal.
Online Information Conference 2010