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Slides from a talk given to South African business executives in large industrial organizations. My goal was to shift their attention to the changing landscape of technology and people management, due ...

Slides from a talk given to South African business executives in large industrial organizations. My goal was to shift their attention to the changing landscape of technology and people management, due to the high adoption of social media (i.e. Web 2.0) platforms by today\'s youth.

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  • Thanks. This presentation only covered the fundamentals of Web 2.0- developments like mash-ups, prediction markets, microblogging, crowd sourcing, RSS and podcasting weren't touched on at all.
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  • @dcaron: thanks for your comment. My background is in IT so I understand where you are coming from. When doing this presentation, I wasn't marking the IT department out to be the bad guys at all. Understand my audience: they were business execs in non-tech/media industries (e.g. mining, manufacturing etc) and most of my content was new and perhaps a little scary for them. In an situation dealing with technological unknowns (e.g. wikis), managers may sometimes hide behind the excuse, 'The IT dept. would never let me do that'. I raised it as a question, and then encouraged them to actually speak to their IT departments and ask them what was possible (let the experts make the call). PBWiki was used as a verifying example because they have many security-aware corporate clients.

    Security issues will differ from company to company, but from a managerial perspective, abandoning fear of the unknown and embracing change was the message I tried to get across.
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Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise Presentation Transcript

  • Adapting to Change: The Impact of Youth and Technology on the Global Enterprise
  • Sheraan’s Desk
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  • EMAIL & IM BLOGS WIKIS SOCIAL NETWORKS Isn’t that obvious?
  • GMail – Web 2.0’s first killer app? (source: gmail.com)
  • Blogging – read or write life (source: tylerreed.co.za)
  • Wiki – many authors, one site (source: engineering.wikia.com)
  • Facebook– SA’s #1 social network (source: facebook.com)
  • “ The United Nations defines ‘ youth ’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years” (source: www.un.org/youth)
  • 250,000 joining per day Over 100 million users (source: CNET News)
  • of time online spent on social networks 1/3 (source: The Guardian)
  • NOT JUST GEEKS!
  • (source: Chartered Management Institute & Ordnance )
  • (we’re used to information abundance and attention scarcity ) (sources: answers.com, google.com, wikipedia.com
  • “ This generation thinks differently, behaves differently and is already starting to demand, aggressively, big changes in the way society, business and individuals interact. Is your workplace prepared for the changes?” – CIO Insight Magazine
  • WEB 2.0 OFFICE BAN ?
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  • (source:. Telindus)
  • “ Toughest generation to manage. ” (source: Atlantic Associates)
  • “ Social networking penetration with teens close to 100%. ” – Ad Age 2007
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  • Bob Kahn (Co-founder, The Internet) Me (Lucky Techie)
  • SA isn’t alone. Orkut (Brazil’s top social network) is banned at work , too.
  • (source: Le Monde)
  • CULT URE YOUTH ARE GROWING UP
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  • IT department worried?
  • (source: pbwiki.com)
  • Work from anywhere. (And stop flying so much)
  • (source: KPMG Economist Intelligence)
  • SHIFT ! TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE
  • “ It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change. ” - Charles Darwin
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  • Technology Evangelist (images licensed from www.istockphoto.com)