I am Ana Neves. I’m an experienced knowledge management consultant and owner of Knowman. Year after year, I have been carefully crafting and perfecting Social Now to keep it as valuable, relevant and surprising as when it was launched in 2012.
Social Now 2019’s main topic was Developing Digital Leadership. You can read why I chose this topic .
Previously as a knowledge manager and more recently as a consultant I realised there are two types of events:
However, after hearing from attendees and clients of mine, I came to understand that:
All combined, it is hard for a participant to get a true sense of what enterprise social tools are about, how they support work, what are the pitfalls and clever tricks, or what sets tools apart from each other.
Talks offer practical ideas to improve work at Cablinc, a fictitious company very similar to your own. Some are presented as “day-in-the-life” narratives.
Peers from real organisations offer advice to Cablinc based on their experience of implementing and launching new intranets and internal platforms.
Some organisations recount a typical day at work so that you hear of actual practices of improved communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
You have to see it to believe it! That is why you will get to see exactly what enterprise social tools look like and how people use them at work.
Speakers are not allowed to get into sales pitch mode. Participants can flag any vendors who start losing the plot. Tool vendors are here to inspire with better work processes, not to sell.
The panel will consider the business, the IT and the user angles to ask questions and highlight key aspects to consider when choosing a tool or analysing more digital ways of working.
There is plenty of time to debate and network with all the clever people attending. Be careful: sun, wine and great food may be in close proximity.