Well, not really... But I did contemplate retirement after attending my first unstructured, attendee driven conference program known as an "Un-conference". The "Web2Open" is the un-conference here at Web2Expo and a great example of self-organizing conference content. Picture a bunch of people who write proposed topics on pieces of paper, announce them to the group and then tape the topics onto open time slots on a giant whiteboard scheduling grid. As sessions are scheduled, they find a quiet corner to hold their session and attendees join the discussions that interest them most. Very low tech to say the least, but this is a fantastic format that lets the attendees decide what's most important to discuss.We're doing our own un-conference at the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston and I'm looking forward to the new format. We're adding it as a program that will run concurrently with a more traditional format (so that I can keep my day job). So if you're coming to Boston, start thinking about what you'd like to discuss.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?