The Agile Elephant team are delighted to announce a new partnership with Kongress Media, the organisation that runs the well-known, annual Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris. We are combining our approach with their successful #e20s Conference to create a regular focal point in London for anyone interested in social business, social collaboration, enterprise 2.0 and the future of work.
We had already announced that we planned an Agile Elephant, one day, social business conference with Jon Husband and Euan Semple coming on board as speakers, assuming we could work out the right timing and logistics for them. The agenda, topics and speakers at the Enterprise 2.0 events that Kongress Media have run in Germany, Switzerland and France for more than 5 years are very closely aligned to our core values – we’ve been involved in keynote and panel sessions for them before. It makes perfect sense to partner with them for the UK. We’ll be working together to make a great London Conference about the use of social collaboration tools inside the organisation, between teams and partners to get work done more effectively, as well as for communication and outreach. We want to discuss topics like community building, barriers to adoption, employee engagement, new management structures and the future of the workplace. We’ll discuss social business platforms and technology, the practical side of making a social Intranet work, but we’ll spend more time on behaviour and the culture required to make collaboration really make a difference to the bottom line for an organisation.
Update: The Enterprise 2.0 Summit London will take place on
September 9 November 26 2014 at The British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, Carlton House Terrace. We believe this is an ideal Central London venue. It’s a beautiful building, with a great history, and views over The Mall with Big Ben and The London Eye in sight.
We are combining the conference with monthly Meetups. Will McInnes started a very similarly themed Meetup group in 2012 called Social Business Sessions London. Will has since moved to New York and we’ve taken over running that group on Meetup.com. That group’s core theme is very similar to ours, as is the London Wiki Wednesday group that we used to run, so we are combining those groups with Agile Elephant in the Room and Kongress Media’s #e20s meetups that already run in Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich. We plan to hold the first combined Social Business Meetup session on Wednesday 7th May starting at 18:00 at a venue to be announced shortly. We are also delighted to announce that Kongress Media will sponsor the Beer, Wine & Pizza and that IBM will be the main speaker. Contact us if you are interested, but more details will be available soon.