Wednesday evening I attended the 27Dinner and it was great to see some old faces and meet some new people Face to Face. All in all it was a great evening of just socializing with old and new friends. And oh the talks was great too 🙂
One of the questions I was asked over and over again when people hear I work for IBM, is what is a big corporate like IBM doing at a social event like 27Dinner. Few people know that IBM with 400000 permanent employees is dependent in its daily work on social software, networks and communities. Each of the social tools like Twitter, Blogging, Wikis, Forums etc has an IBM equivalent inside. Also we have social tools inside that I have not seen outside yet, but cannot say much about that.
One of my colleagues, Luis Suarez, has recorded a video on The Future of Work and the use of social networks and tools. To give you an idea how he works – he works for IBM Netherlands, stay in the Canary Islands and report to 2 bosses in the United States.
The video is fairly long but gives a good idea what he thinks. In the video he also discusses the use of email – here is a blog posting from him on that subject.