By Sean on Jun 20, 2007
Today marks the official half way point of the Australia New Zealand 'Get Collaborative' roadshow.
We were in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane last week, and have just finished up in Auckland. We're on our way to Wellington now, and that leaves Canberra, Adelaide and Perth for the week of July 2nd (we get a week off the road next week because we're running the BEA Asia Pacific Media & Analyst Summit in Bali). Not that I get a invitation to Bali :-(
'Get Collaborative' is going really well. We had a great turnout on the East Coast last week, and really positive feedback. 'Captivating' isn't a word I get to use much in the world of IT and SOA so it was great to see an attendee last week rate my presentation as exactly that. Captivating.
I'll post up some of the other feedback as it comes through - only the good stuff of course!
I'm looking forward to Wellington. I met Richard MacManus from the Wellington based Read/Write Webat the Web 2.0 In Australia event a couple of weeks back. I read in the NZ Herald today that there 140 web development companies in Wellington. And at the latest webstock in Wellington last week there was a Web 2.0 debate - 'That Web 2.0 is all fizz and no substance'. I'm interested to see how my message of 'Enterprise 2.0 - Web 2.0 meets the Corporation' is received.
I have a new partner on the road with me this week. Jose Quezada from our Product Development team in San Francisco is here for the NZ leg of the roadshow. Jose is one of the engineering team that built AquaLogic Pathways and it's great to have him out and about with us. He has a real passion for Pathways, 'his baby' as he calls it, that really comes through as he's presenting, and it's great to get him in front of customers and here their stories about how they want to use these Enterprise 2.0 products, and get adoption going in their companies.
Talking of Web 2.0 adoption, if you have a spare hour this is well worth a look and listen. Andrew McAffee from Harvard Business School and Tom Davenport from Babson College in a debate on Web 2.0 adoption moderated by Dan Farber of ZDNet. As Andrew says on his blog, 'film of the fight'. Enjoy!