Expert Profile – View

What is your name?

Simon Dueckert

Who are you and what are you doing?

I am a consultant and coach in the fields of knowledge management, knowledge work and learning organizations.

How did you get to the E2.0 topic?

We seperated the knowledge managmement domain into four subtopics: knowledge strategy, knowledge transfer, knowledge creation (aka innovation) and knowledge infrastructures. In the field of knowledge infrastructures besides architecture and office design (physical infrastructure) the virtual infrastructure plays an importal role in globally distributed organizations. We used intranets, portals and ECMS-systems ten years ago. Nowadays we use wikis, weblogs and social networks on top.

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

For me Enterprise 2.0 is close to the combination of McAfees definition 1 and 2: Enterprise 2.0 is the use of social software in companies, or between companies and their partners and customers in pursuit of the companies goals.

What are the main potentials of the Enterprise 2.0 idea?

Many enterprise 2.0 applications have values embedded that we need to survive as an organization in the knowledge society and knowledge economy. Examples of that values are openness, transparency and participation.

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

Organizations often are inert systems. People in powerful positions fear values like the ones mentioned above and are not willing to drive the necessary changes.

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

Working = Learning, 2.0, Knowledge Era

Please give us three links to articles/contributions that describe your views best?

Video: (in German)


Report: (in German)

Please give us three names of colleagues that you would refer to as brother-in-spirit?

Leif Edvinsson

Ulrich Schmidt

Stephan Grabmeier