Here's news of a special offer for readers of Business Two Zero. I've always supported SOMESSO
events since speaking at their first one in Zurich back in 2008
. SOMESSO stands for social media espresso - it's a strong, fast hit of social media for the corporate world. Every event so far has had top notch speakers and impressive companies and practitioners in the audience, resulting in some great discussions and conversations. Their next event
is in London
next week on Thursday, March 18
, organized in conjunction with my friends at Headshift
(now part of the Dachis Group
). This one is positioned as a one day Social Business Summit, and even the title will spark some discussion. Jeff Dachis
will speak on how far we've come, and the impact of social tools in business to date. My friend JP Rangaswami
will then talk about where we are going, and how the socially-calibrated business of the future might operate. The rest of the day will involve more discussion on where we might be headed, along with case studies on use of social media for collaboration internally, externally for marketing, support and connecting to the ecosystem. As usual there will be time set aside to discuss and workshop some of the key ideas.
Usually this event Is by invitation only, but readers of this blog can apply directly and get a 25% discount off the standard fee. Follow this link
, or email me
if you want out find out more.
My guest post on their blog introducing the last SOMESSO
in Zurich in November was all about bridging the gap between corporate culture and the web 2.0 society. We've already moved on - we're talking about Social CRM
and social business and the way the new tools need to connect with business processes inside our organizations. The approach reminds me of the maxim that we've often verbalized at Amplified sessions
- "what works?, what doesn't?, what next?"
Here's a flavour of the last conference, which was biased towards banking and finance, and you can look back through the presentations and posts
from that conference:
Somesso Zurich 09 Trailer from somesso on Vimeo.
Next week's conference is at the central London campus
of the Limkokwing University
at 106 Piccadilly. I hope I might see you there.