I have to say that I’m so far impressed with how much enterprisey concerns are being discussed at the Office 2.0 conference. Adam Carson had a fantastic “What is Enterprise 2.0?” presentation that jettisoned the Enterprise track into gear today. Adam discussed many of the topics that I had on my list, and did a fantastic job setting the tone of what it takes to evangelize 2.0 initiatives inside a large company – a regulated company, at that. He talked about having Regulatory people involved early as a key success factor – I’m not sure how many of the vendors out here are thinking that way, but they need to.
For my part (which you can see on the Office 2.0 video streaming page – click on the “On Demand Videos” tab, and then scroll to “The Web Practitioner”), I tried to talk more specifically about how to blend in collaborative interaction with compliance. Oftentimes the reason IT gets a bad rap is because that’s where compliance gets inserted. Like one of my fellow panelists commented – those are not the fun features (they just need to be there to be an enterprisey play).
Simon Revell and Scott Gavin of “Meet Charlie” fame walked through the story behind the far more interesting presentation – a case study of bringing Enterprise 2.0 to a large pharma. This is a fascinating story, and one I hope to copy to some extent… we’ll see how that goes. 😉