Open Space Workshop at the E 2.0 SUMMIT: The six session proposed and selected

Last week we started a call-for-participation for this year’s Open Space Workshop sessions at the Entprise 2.0 SUMMIT. While some of the workshop topics will still be defined at the conference directly – resulting from the ideas and questions gathered during the “Market of Ideas” – six topics have already been proposed and selected in advance. They are going to be:

Enabling Enterprise 2.0 with Social Messaging
Easy to use and effective in knowledge sharing, social messaging offers a great potential to be adopted and quickly implemented by the staff. Social messaging is perhaps the most promising entry intro Enterprise 2.0. The session discusses drivers and threads of social messaging as “E20 killer app” as well as gives insights to the supporting means of social messaging for the Enterprise 2.0 adoption in general.
Session proposed & presented by: Joachim Lindner, N:Sight Research/ Jens Osthues, Communardo Software GmbH

Redefining Business Processes in a Knowledge Economy
The Enterprise 2.0 topic is still quite new and limited to the notion of “above-the-flow” processes within the company. Even more than applying Enterprise 2.0 to “in-the-flow” business processes, we’ll have to start redefining what business processes are in the knowledge economy, how to build and execute them. The session will discuss the re-defining of business processes in order to find the real value of Enterprise 2.0.
Session proposed & presented by: Bertrand Duperrin, NextModernity

Identifying Business Needs with Design Thinking
Great Enterprise 2.0 solutions answer the hidden needs and unmet demands of employees and business clients. This workshop discusses approaches on how to identify which solutions are wanted and useful, how to figure out which problems to tackle and how to test assumptions about web 2.0 concepts. The approach we are discussing in this workshop is called design thinking – a process for practical, creative resolution of issues that is originated in Stanford.
Session proposed & presented by: Ahmet Emre Acar, Ingosu

Understanding and enabling emergence and serendipity
Emergence and serendipity are frequently mentioned as main effects of social platforms. However, by their nature and definition they are rather abstract terms. In this session participants can share and discuss real world examples that delivered tangible business benefits. Based on these experiences we will derive social-technical prerequisites for enabling emergent structures and/or serendipitous encounters in a business context.
Session proposed & presented by: Sebastian Schäfer, Cooperation Systems Center Munich

How to discover and use inherent relationships
To make best use of Enterprise 2.0 implementations, a network analysis of the enterprise social graph is needed. It helps to drive collaboration and information sharing.
Session proposed & presented by: Alpesh Doshi, Fintricity

Understanding and re-designing Personal Learning/Knowledge Environments
Everyone has a Personal Learning/Knowledge Environment: It consists of all the tools, routines and secondary flows that go beyond the “primary flow” of daily work. The primary flow means everything needed for getting tasks done in the context of well-defined work processes, plus the daily routine of maintaining the organizational engine so that all is running smoothly. The secondary flow comprises everything that goes beyond that. Each day we extract our learnings and knowledge nuggets from the primary work process, we store, accumulate, reflect, share and discuss them. And each day we collect and appropriate external knowledge for using it in future primary processes. In this workshop, we will sketch out and compare typical configurations of primary workflows and secondary learning/knowledge flows. And we will ask in which ways Enterprise 2.0 technologies and practices will be revolutionising the routines of “industrial” working and learning patterns.
Session proposed & presented by: Martin Lindner, MicroWeb Consulting & Research

The sessions will take place on the second conference day, Thursday, October 28, at 2 pm. We are looking forward to an interesting afternoon & exchange of experiences!