As the mobile workforce moves beyond gaining access to email and calendars to collaborate and generate new ideas and be more efficient anytime, anywhere, on any device, SoMoClo becomes more critical. In theory, SoMoClo promises to drive business transformation, helping all aspects of an organization from marketing, human resources, sales and customer support and development leverage social concepts in their business processes.
This Twitter chat on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 4-5 p.m. ET, will discuss the possibilities of SoMoClo and the obstacles we must overcome to make it a reality, and we have some great experts joining us to lead the conversation:
Chat Moderator: Boonsri Dickinson, Reporter, InformationWeek Follow @boonspoon
Boonsri Dickinson is the Associate Editor of BYTE on InformationWeek.com. Prior to joining BYTE, she was a freelance journalist for CBS Interactive (SmartPlanet and CNET) and was a staff writer at Business Insider, where she covered startups and venture capital in Silicon Valley. Before that, she was a staff writer at Discover magazine in New York, where she wrote feature stories. While there, she was one of the first people to get her DNA sequenced — and went dinosaur digging and got a dino named after her.
Andrew Borg, Research Director, Enterprise Communications, Mobility Center of Excellence, SoMoClo™, Aberdeen Follow @mobileaberdeen
Andrew focuses on identifying the enablers and friction points in the adoption of wireless and mobility technologies within the enterprise, and in the markets those enterprises serve. His particular interest is in documenting the behavioral and procedural adaptations that the most successful companies within an industry have made; and then in disseminating those best practices for a broader audience to benefit from. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in the forefront of the high technology industry.
Mac Devine, IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Cloud Portfolio Follow @mac_devine
Mac Devine is an IBM Master Inventor, Distinguished Engineer, and member of the IBM Academy of Technology with 21 years of experience in networking and virutalization. He also currently serves as the Director and CTO for the cloud portfolio. He is a co-author of Springer’s Handbook of Cloud Computing, which is used in colleges and universities.
As always, here’s the full rundown of how the #cloudchat works:
- What: A Twitter chat is an online conversation held at a pre-arranged time following a specific hashtag, in this case #cloudchat. You will need a Twitter ID to take part.
- When: Thursday, November 8, at 4 p.m. ET, repeating the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. ET.
- Where: The chat can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #cloudchat. Alternatively, log on and access the chat on twebevent. A recap will be posted on this blog the following Friday.
- Why: To facilitate additional industry dialogue and provide a forum for questions, idea sharing, and problem solving. We want your input on what you’d like to discuss during future chats, so please leave a comment on this post or tweet @ibmcloud with topic ideas.
- Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!