And now about the guys: Our male Advisory Board

Having already introduced our female Advisory Board members , it is now the guys’ turn. Some of them have told us their expectations and focus topics for this year’s conference.

Bertrand Duperrin is a Consultant at Nextmodernity in France, carrying out consultancy missions in the field of new management, information, and communication technologies. His career began in an HR and management consultancy where he mainly focused on collaboration issues. His goals: to make social networks serve organizational performance and value creation in such domains as innovation, sales performance, or collective efficiency.
“Enterprise 2.0 has reached a tipping point and I think attendants are now expecting two kinds of things, and I hope they’ll find it there.

  1. Cases with concrete business results. I mean not only evidences that people are actively using enterprise social platforms but also that it improves the way business is done. We’ve been talking about usages for years, now it’s high time we talk about actual business value.
  2. Speeches that replace the Enterprise 2.0 paradigm in the global enterprise context. It’s clear that social activities need to articulate with business ones, that they’re not two separate bubbles : doing one’s job means mixing, articulating both and finding the right balance. Many businesses have the impression they’ve been asked to serve the Enterprise 2.0 cause for years for the Enterprise 2.0 sake, they now want to understand how Enterprise 2.0 can serve business, with concrete, logical and undisputable arguments.


In one sentence I expect a focus on business, execution and delivery, Enterprise 2.0 being not the final goal but only a means to serve business needs.”

Franck La Pinta is Employer Brand Marketing Manager at the Société Gérérale HR department in Paris. He defines and builds the employer brand and the strategy of actions to implement, including the use of web and social media for internal and external objectives. Naturally, he is especially interested in the HR aspects of Enterprise 2.0:
“I want to meet companies which are changing in 2.0 and which are leaders in the use of social network to help this conversion. I am especially interested in hearing about the part of HR in Enterprise 2.0 and how HR can help the conversion of companies.”

Dr. Frank Schönefeld is working for the German T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH as Chief Technology Officer and one of the drivers of the Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 topics at the company. He is responsible for innovation and technology development and deployment.
“I think the E20 Summit is “the” conference for applied Web 2.0 in companies, organizations and institutions. Hence I expect a lot of best practices from people working in this field. On the other hand I know that a lot of forerunners (and -thinkers) and individual experts are there – so the definition of what is leading edge in Enterprise 2.0 in Europe is given there. And this tension of expert knowledge and applied practices makes the conference that useful.
At the conference, I first hope for some clarification of the relationship of Intranet 2.0 concepts and Enterprise 2.0. Second I would like to get some input with respect to activity streaming inside an enterprise – seen as a generalization of the microblogging (Twitter-)concept. That is that my SAP application tweets to me, that some of my account numbers have been changed.”

Jamil Ouaj is Communications Manager at the Deutsche Bank, Germany. He is responsible for the worldwide and cross-divisional online communication in the division Group Technology and Operation at Deutsche Bank. He is actively involved in the strategy around Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 and leads on internal projects such as dbWiki, an online encyclopaedia and dbClub a social networking platform.
“The E 2.0 Summit is a great opportunity to get a refresh on the latest happenings and developments of Web 2.0 in corporations. I am very much looking forward to hearing the different enriching views and information from Enterprise 2.0 experts and to having in-depth discussions and exchange with the participants of the E 2.0 Summit. It will be important to focus the debate on the ground of reality so it is fruitful for all.
Hot topics will certainly be the question of the adoption of the E 2.0 tools and E 2.0 world in general: How are they established nowadays? What strategy is being implemented in the different corporates to increase the adoption? What are the next concepts and developments within the various corporates with re to E 2.0? And finally is there, in spite of exceptions, a global shift from bottom-up to top-down in all this, and if yes how does it look like?”