Thank you for your interest.
Who is this event for?
You hear about social tools inside the organisation. But you are not too sure about what those tools really look like.
At Social Now you will get to see many ways in which enterprise social tools can help organisations drive real business benefits. You will also collect many narratives that illustrate the power of enterprise social tools: narratives you can use to convince top management and colleagues.
You have decided to go ahead and introduce social tools to improve communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation at your company. However, you are finding it hard to find your way through the many existing tools in the market. What sets them apart? What should you be looking for?
At Social Now you can benefit from the guidance of an independent panel of professionals. And because each tools is demonstrated as part of a narrative, you get to see its features and to understand the type of work they support and encourage. Does it match your corporate DNA?
Your company already has implemented internal social tools. However impact is below expectations.
At Social Now each tool is presented through a narrative of life at Cablinc. That way, you hear about features but, more importantly, you hear how those features are used to improve current work processes and create new ways of working. Weaving social tools into the way the company operates is the best way of achieving adoption and, therefore, effective business results.
Why this event?
2 inspiring keynote speakers will share their view about the present and their vision for the future. 3 experienced speakers will share some practical lessons learned. 1 knowledgeable host will get the best out of everyone in the room.
You will see how 12+ social tools may be used to create a true enterprise 2.0 environment: where people collaborate around projects, share topic-based knowledge and turn innovation into a real social experience. All tools will be demonstrated within the context of Cablinc, a fictitious company created for Social Now. What better way to understand what sets tools apart and which processes they encourage?
Three tool-independent professionals will ask questions about each presented tools.
Their objective will be to highlight criteria which should be taken into consideration when choosing an enterprise collaboration tool.
They will ask the important questions to ensure you get as much information as possible to guide your decision.
Social collaboration tools are demonstrated as answers to common business case scenarios. Cablinc, a fictitious company very similar to your own, will be the focus of all live demonstrations throughout the course of the event.
The programme includes long coffee and lunch breaks to ensure you have time to network with fellow participants and speakers.
With its central location, Amsterdam is both a meeting point and a gateway to Europe. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is host to approximately 2,000 multinational companies. And Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is only two hours away from most European business centres.
Most conferences are focused on business or IT. This conference took a more integral approach.Samuel Driessen, Entopic
I found the format and the company truly fascinating.Stowe Boyd, GigaOM
Very interesting format and balanced mix of tools and speeches.Alessandra Pelagallo, Telecom Italia
An impressive list of vendors presented, there was lots of discussion going on during, before and after the program. I really enjoyed it.Samuel Driessen, Entopic
I really liked the informal nature of the event and the panel interaction.Paul Corney, Knowledge et al
We have some new innovative tools and discussions between the participants about the challenges.Oscar Berg
The format is really interesting. I have never seen this type of getting each vendor to build a demo (...) to the same fictitious company.Ana Silva, Sonae Indústria
What's more fascinating about #Socialnow is all these companies trying to solve the same problems and they all see it a different way.Bruno Figueiredo, Ideias e Imagens
27th & 28th June 2012 - Oporto, Portugal
18th & 19th April 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
Keynote: Social Intranets, the Lemming Curve, and 'Down With People'
09:00 - 10:00
What's social got to do with it
10:00 - 10:30
Narratives of work at Cablinc
Using: Hoozin, eXo Platform, Jive and Knowledge Plaza
11:00 - 13:00
Narratives of work at Cablinc
Using: Teamgum, Jamespot, XWiki and blueKiwi
14:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 17:40
17:40 - 18:30
Adoption of Social Enterprise Tools
09:00 - 09:30
Narratives of work at Cablinc
Using: HighQ, SAP Jam, Embrace, Twoodo and IBM Connections
09:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 16:00
The room is open for participants to explore the tools, share experiences with fellow participants and speakers, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere in the room.
16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Back to the Future
17:00 - 18:00
Programme subject to changes
*Register by 21st March and get a copy of Euan Semple's book "Organizations Don't Tweet... People Do: A Manager's Guide to the Social Web"
Cancelation policy: In the sad event you have to cancel, you will get a full refund if you communicate your request before 1st March 2014. You will get 50% of the ammount you paid if you request cancelation by 15th March 2014. We will not be able to refund any cancellations requested after that date.
Great! But are you getting the most out it? Would it benefit from integration with other tools or being extended with plugins, for instance? What sort of business processes can you tweak or put in place to get increased adoption and maximum impact?
At Social Now you can see the tools and you can be inspired by the different ways of working they promote. You also get to enjoy great world-class presentations and practical talks by great professionals willing to share some tips.
So, yes, you may have an internal collaboration platform but will still certainly benefit from attending Social Now.
We're so glad you don't want that. Because neither do we!
At Social Now tool presentations have to follow strict rules: 15 minutes to present, no slides, live demonstration of the tool weaved into their take on Cablinc's approach to social work. So, you will have to sales blah blah. You will listen to different versions of the same story for you to see which one is a better reflection of what you would like to see at your own organisation.
You will be in control. We give all participants a flag. You can raise if if, at any point, you feel the presentation is starting to sound like a sales pitch.
First, enterprise social tools do not have to be expensive. The idea that tools are expensive comes, in fact, from the traditional systems organisations have bought or considered buying in the past.
Second, at Social Now you will get to see tools for all budgets: even free ones!
Third, and most importantly, Social Now participants are not required to buy absolutely anything. We expect that you will get a clear vision of what enterprise social tools are about, a good picture of what sets them apart, and great ideas of processes and practices you can consider in your organisation.
Come on. How can you not take two days off work for this? This is the thing that has been bothering you for a while, the task that you have been dreading because you do not know where to start looking. In these two days, you will see different tools, you will get to understand the criteria that you should use to filter down the options, you will get the opportunity of talking to the tool representatives. Can you imagine the amount of hours you will save? These are meetings you are not having.
We will have 12 tools. If you were to meet with those 12 companies and given that meetings are rarely less than 1 hour, you would be looking at 12 hours of meetings (not considering any travel time). Maybe with pushy vendors... Without the benefit of the critical eye of the panel and the attention to detail only competitors have ;)
Oh, and the amount of time and money you can save by borrowing ideas from amazing speakers and engaged participants from all over Europe...
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