What is your name?

Michael Dekner

Who are you and what are you doing?

I am a scientist for a small biotech company in the antibody engineering field. Although I am an active member of the Austrian Web 2.0 community with a focus on twitter, I would describe myself more as a social media enthusiast than as an Enterprise 2.0 expert. I try to evangelize people about E 2.0, Web 2.0 and bring people together who are interested in these topics. I also tweet under the nick @querdekner

How did you get to the E2.0 topic?

I started to take an interest in E 2.0 at around the same time I started to study applied knowledge management. After joining the Enterprise 2.0 Forum on XING, I went to the E 2.0 SUMMIT in Frankfurt. Currently I´m working on my master thesis connected to E 2.0.

What is your understanding of the core concept of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?

Tapping into the knowledge that resides in all the people working for one organization and thereby improving collaboration, innovation and knowledge management.
As McAfee puts it, it is not primarily about technology! I see E 2.0 more as a cultural phenomenon than a technical breakthrough.

What are the main potentials of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?

Increased employee engagement, faster and better collaboration and problem solving as well as improved decision making processes.

What are the main challenges, threads and issues of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?

Cultural issues in every imaginable form.

Please give us three tags that describe your person and work best?

Social media enthusiast, learning, biotechnology

Please give us three links to articles/contributions that describe your views best?
  • [[http://www.thecontenteconomy.com/2010/01/enterprise-20-and-collective_21.html">The Content Economy by Oscar Berg]]
  • [[http://cours.ebsi.umontreal.ca/SCI6144/lecture/seance%207/S%C3%A9ance%2007%20Enterprise%202.0%20The%20dawn%20of%20emergent%20collaboration.pdf">Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration]]
  • [[http://files.meetup.com/314479/enterprise2%200.pdf">Enterprise 2.0: Collaboration and Knowledge Management Renaissance]]
Please give us three names of colleagues that you would refer to as brother-in-spirit?

There are quite a lot of people I would like to mention but since this list would be very long I just pick the first three who come to my mind:
[OL]

  • [[http://twitter.com/IntranetMatters">Stephan Schillerwein]]
  • [[http://twitter.com/frogpond">Martin Koser]]
  • [[http://twitter.com/haiderit">Haider Shnawa]]
  • [/OL]