Let's meet up: Enterprise 2.0 Summit and European Council

Just wanted to let you know about these two conferences - hope to see you there.

I'll be speaking at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit on 20/03 at 11:30 in Paris and will try to answer the following questions:

  • What are the challenges for defining the project objectives and project scope for Enterprise 2.0 & Social Enterprise initiatives ?
  • What are the arguments and good practices to drive the project assessment ?

These two full days are the highlight of the year when it comes to using social technologies within the enterprise !

I'll be joined by other great speakers such as Dion Hinchcliffe, Senior Vice President, Dachis Group, ex-colleague Luis Suarez, Social Computing evangelist, IBM Software group, Euan Semple, Independent Advisor, euansemple.com and many others...

If you're interested in government and institutional communication strategies then this conference organized by the European Council could be of interest.

This seminar will focus on how public organisations should increasingly update their strategies to meet the new digital trends.

Again great speakers and 2 panel sessions with specialists I have the honor to moderate...

See you in Brussels on March 22 ?

Launching the Young Communicators Award

Good news from the European Association of Communication Directors; we are launching our first Young Communicators Awards.

The Young Communicators Award supports young PR and communiactions professionals all over Europe by recognising exceptional communication projects that deal with innovative ideas, reflect fresh approaches and state-of-the-art methods, thereby contributing to the shaping of the future of the communication profession. 

The 3 shortlisted candidates will be invited to the annual summit of the EACD (all costs covered) and will have the opportunity to present their case to peers in the industry. The winner's case will be featured in Communication Director magazine and receive a 1 year free subscription. 

I know a couple of young and upcoming PR colleagues under 30 who will definitely want to participate in this award... Interested to read more and apply (deadline is April 15) ?

You can find all the details here on the EACD website.

Audio & Video Round Up of the European Communications Summit 2009

The 2 days of the European Communications Summit 2009 have come and gone.

Great speakers, a strong program, well organised (bravo Grit & team) and as always a great conference to network and meet people "IRL" like we say.

Below some flavors of the conference in the form of 2 audio extracts and video from the conference.

Médard Schoenmaeckers who blogs over at Shoes Talk & who is Head of Media Relations at Syngenta interviewed me about my new role of Chief Social Media Officer. You can listen to the interview here.

Here is the Audioboo I recorded on the last day with the thoughts about the conference still fresh on my mind. You can play the audio right below.


There is also the video stream which you can watch here.

Most of the keynotes and the presentations held in the same room where taped and life streamed from there. If you want to see my presentation; it is the 3rd chapter in the video stream menu ;-)

Let me know what you think.