From concept to realisation – Deloitte Leadership Acamdey

So work has launched it’s Leadership Academy which is effectively “a unique online learning management and networking solution that develops the management and leadership skills of Senior Executives and connects them within a community of business leaders”. I was a part of the early stages of requirements gathering and vendor selection and found the process quite enjoyable – right up my alley. In true web 2.0 way,  I did a landscape analysis and found (not surprisingly) Atlassian’s Confluence to be the best platform.

I like seeing my work actually drive a concept and realise it into something material – great job!


Newest in Plain English: Google Docs

Top End of Town (TEOT) Paying Attention to Web 2.0?

You think that the TEOT isn’t paying attention or embracing to Enterprise 2.0?

“Morgan Stanley has 70 to 80 Web 2.0 projects underway, many involving creating online communities with clients and wikis”

and at Pfizer

“small band of Web 2.0 champions, who met over lunch to develop plans for the Enterprise 2.0 efforts, held a week-long conference for company employees last November to discuss how blogs, wikis and social networking could be used at Pfizer. There were 300,000 hits on the conference web site, which broadcast the event live, and offered blogs and podcasts to employees worldwide.”

Professional Services and Collaborative Software = CapGemini and Google

Finally, a professional services firm has made the decision to begin deploying light weight, GTD Google software – CapGemini.

“CapGemini, who control a million or so enterprise desktops and are one of the largest IT consulting businesses, will offer Google Apps to its clients. Google Apps include services such as email, calendar, word processing and spreedsheets.”

Interestingly, CapGemini’s slogan/catch cry is “Collaborative Busines Experience”. Let’s see how they can get around the security issues.

Web 2.0 and Consulting Presentation

Here I am on the train thinking about how my presentation will go tomorrow during our monthly consulting meeting discussing “an overview of Web 2.0 and an in-depth look at Wiki’s and their role in Consulting”. So, I was thinking about the overview part and though that there was only one way to show them – ASK CHARLIE! How Charlie bucks the trend of consulting, and professional services firms alike, is that it doesn’t bloat the audience with too much crap on the screen. It is also a narrative, in that the audience becomes immersed in the story of a character and is subliminally learning about real messages that mean something to them.

I think it’s a great way to present, some other tips that I learn were from the “How I made my presentations a little better” page.

Anyhow! Wish me luck!