BCS is a registered charity: No 292786
Thursday 27 January 2011
6.00pm for 6.30pm start.
BCS London, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps
Brian Baillard, Global VP of sales, Socialtext
Lee Provoost, Head of Consulting, Headshift
Kevin Cody, owner of Small World Collaboration
The aim of the event is two-fold. To allow leading industry speakers to present on social networking within the enterprise, an opportunity to address how social networking (and enterprise social tools in general) within the enterprise contributes to IT-led business change; and for members of the audience to enhance their understanding of the value of these tools.
About the speakers:
Brian Baillard is global VP of sales for Socialtext, a company which applies Web 2.0 technologies such as microblogging, social networking and wikis to the critical challenges facing large and mid-market businesses. Socialtext's enterprise social software platform allows employees to share expertise, speed workflows and get their jobs done faster. Socialtext provides hosted and appliance-based solutions to more than 6,500 customers world-wide, including EgonZehnder, Epitaph Records, Mayo Clinic, McGraw-Hill, OSIsoft, Symantec and The Washington Post.
Lee Provoost is the Head of Consulting at Headshift where he leads large Social Business consulting and IT Strategy engagements. With prior experience at an Internet startup and a large global IT consulting firm, Lee has an expert understanding of how to use social technology to improve business performance. To stay on top of new emerging technologies and best practices, Lee is an active advisor to several startups and a mentor at the startup incubator Seedcamp. Lee has previously lived and worked in Belgium, the Netherlands and India. He now lives in London. You can follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/leeprovoost.
Kevin Cody began his career as a programmer for British Airways before he joined Ogilvy & Mather. He spent the first half of his 13 years there working with clients such as Microsoft, Seagram and Shell putting in place CRM strategies and systems. He implemented the UK’s first smartcard based loyalty scheme for Shell.
Kevin then changed his focus to Ogilvy’s internal systems. As IT Director for EMEA he created Truffles, Ogilvy’s global intranet.
He founded SmallWorlders in 2006. SmallWorlders creates marketing intranets for large corporations including Ogilvy, Nestlé and De Beers. Their BrandPortal for Heineken has just been named by Nielsen Norman as one of the top 10 intranets for 2011.
18.00 - Refreshments
18.30 - Opening welcome
18.35 - Speakers - 3 for 25 mins inc questions
19.40 - Speaker panel on social networking
20.00 - Refreshments
20.30 - Meeting closed