SOCIAL CONNECTIONS                                           Amsterdam November 30th              Business Consultant, Sil...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         202 Registered participants from 16 countrie...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         202 Registered participants from 16 countrie...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         99 unique organizations, 7 Case StudiesSunda...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         34 speakers in 3 tracks giving 28 different ...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         34 speakers in 3 tracks giving 28 different ...
SOME NUMBERS....                 BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM                         9 Amazing sponsors!                         ...
WHY SOCIAL CONNECTIONS?    • Social             Business is booming    • Knowledge               shared is knowledge gaine...
WHY THE NETHERLANDS?                         Hello Europe!Sunday, December 2, 12well because we think everyone should have...
<VIDEO>                         http://youtu.be/sagQC-RGjskSunday, December 2, 12http://youtu.be/sagQC-RGjsk
Sunday, December 2, 121/3 of current day Netherlands would be under water if it wasn’t for our dikes, dunes and watermanag...
THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF A COMMON FIGHT AGAINST                         THE WATER HAS LEAD TO A CULTURE OF:            Consen...
THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF A COMMON FIGHT AGAINST                                 THE WATER HAS LEAD TO A CULTURE OF:          ...
MAKING IT WORK WITH                      SOCIAL BUSINESS...        “ An organization that has put in place the strategies,...
Sunday, December 2, 12because the last thing we want is to wake up one morning and see this...
ENJOY & MAKE SOME CONNECTIONS!Sunday, December 2, 12
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15 min welcome word for Social Connections. The IBM Connections user group event that was held in Amsterdam on November 30th 2012

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Social Connections opening/welcome

  1. 1. SOCIAL CONNECTIONS Amsterdam November 30th Business Consultant, Silverside @FemkeGoedhartSunday, December 2, 12Welcome!
  2. 2. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 202 Registered participants from 16 countriesSunday, December 2, 12
  3. 3. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 202 Registered participants from 16 countriesSunday, December 2, 12
  4. 4. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 99 unique organizations, 7 Case StudiesSunday, December 2, 12
  5. 5. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 34 speakers in 3 tracks giving 28 different sessionsSunday, December 2, 12
  6. 6. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 34 speakers in 3 tracks giving 28 different sessionsSunday, December 2, 12
  7. 7. SOME NUMBERS.... BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM 9 Amazing sponsors! World-class Content Editing for IBM ConnectionsSunday, December 2, 12
  8. 8. WHY SOCIAL CONNECTIONS? • Social Business is booming • Knowledge shared is knowledge gained • No matter how social.... nothing beats Face-to-FaceSunday, December 2, 12But all good and well, why are we doing all this?•Recent research from IBM showed Social Business is booming. 46 percent of theorganizations increased their investments in social technologies in 2012•According to Forrester Research, the opportunity for social enterprise apps is expected togrow at a rate of 61 percent through 2016•IBM Connections is a strong contender in this market and seen placed solidly in the Leaderquadrant by Gartner.And how else to gain more knowledge then by sharing?different channels: Facebook, twitter, Greenhouse community and a linkedin group with 2.200users!But no channel replaces that all important one: “human contact”this is the 4th Social connections after London, Cardiff and Dublin and by large the biggestone!
  9. 9. WHY THE NETHERLANDS? Hello Europe!Sunday, December 2, 12well because we think everyone should have a chance to visit an eventBeing a ‘global’ user group means going globally and Amsterdam was the perfect spot for afirst event on mainland EuropeAlso, and not unimportantly: Social Business is definitely hot here in The Netherlands with lotsof interest.But why is this?For that I’d like to show you a short video
  10. 10. <VIDEO> http://youtu.be/sagQC-RGjskSunday, December 2, 12http://youtu.be/sagQC-RGjsk
  11. 11. Sunday, December 2, 121/3 of current day Netherlands would be under water if it wasn’t for our dikes, dunes and watermanagementIt is a constant struggle to (literally) keep our feet dryOne that requires constant innovationBut it’s not a struggle we’re facing now, the Dutch have faced this for hundreds, eventhousands of years and that has formed the way we are.
  12. 12. THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF A COMMON FIGHT AGAINST THE WATER HAS LEAD TO A CULTURE OF: Consensus decision making Flat hierarchies Sense of shared responsibilities involvement EngagementSunday, December 2, 12Having a common enemy that is indiscriminate, ever present and ever increasing as groundlevels drop and water levels risemakes for a totally different way of interacting.It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, when the dike breaks we all drown. And nobody cankeep the water out alone.So finding a consensus, working together, recognizing the communal stake, being creative andinvolved is something that has been engrained in our culture for hundreds of years and is nowincorporated into everything we do, from water management, to politics to commercialbusiness, you’ll find this mentality everywhere.It even has it’s own name: “Polder model”For centuries this knowledge has driven the way the Dutch interact on every level of their lives.With each other and with people outside. Noticed that reference about “Sharing” in thatvideo?!? That isn’t necessarily ‘good will’. That is the realization that constant reinvention andinnovation is necessary and that we cannot do it alone. Working together isn’t a goal, it’s anecessity!
  13. 13. THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF A COMMON FIGHT AGAINST THE WATER HAS LEAD TO A CULTURE OF: Consensus decision making Flat hierarchies Sense of shared responsibilities involvement Engagement POLDER MODELSunday, December 2, 12Having a common enemy that is indiscriminate, ever present and ever increasing as groundlevels drop and water levels risemakes for a totally different way of interacting.It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, when the dike breaks we all drown. And nobody cankeep the water out alone.So finding a consensus, working together, recognizing the communal stake, being creative andinvolved is something that has been engrained in our culture for hundreds of years and is nowincorporated into everything we do, from water management, to politics to commercialbusiness, you’ll find this mentality everywhere.It even has it’s own name: “Polder model”For centuries this knowledge has driven the way the Dutch interact on every level of their lives.With each other and with people outside. Noticed that reference about “Sharing” in thatvideo?!? That isn’t necessarily ‘good will’. That is the realization that constant reinvention andinnovation is necessary and that we cannot do it alone. Working together isn’t a goal, it’s anecessity!
  14. 14. MAKING IT WORK WITH SOCIAL BUSINESS... “ An organization that has put in place the strategies, technologies and processes to systematically engage all the individuals of its ecosystem (employees, customers, partners, suppliers) to maximize the co-created value ” •Stakeholders •Top-Down & Bottom-upSunday, December 2, 12And that applies to businesses as well.New developments and competition force companies to look at new ways of working.For the first time in history businesses are en masse turning inwards for their innovations andrecognizing they have this enormous unused potential : peoplenot just ‘drones’ that show up at 8, do as they are told and leave at 5 but inventive, creative,passionate, driven people that feel they have something to add. Using that potential andmaking those employees stakeholders in the business process isn’t just smart. It’s a necessity!And no, that doesn’t mean allowing them to rule the roost, but it does mean involving them soyou get the best of Top-down corporate leadership and bottom-up innovation and engagement.
  15. 15. Sunday, December 2, 12because the last thing we want is to wake up one morning and see this...
  16. 16. ENJOY & MAKE SOME CONNECTIONS!Sunday, December 2, 12

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