The Networked Enterprise and Connecting Innovation

I (Ken Thompson) spoke on the theme of The Networked Enterprise at an event "Connecting Innovation" organized by the University of Brighton and Use8 in Hove (UK) on 26 March. My full slide set is available here for download.


The Networked Enterprise

To download my slides on The Networked Enterprise.

For more about the Connecting Innovation Event.



About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books:

Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs

The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks

Ken writes the highly popular bioteams blog which has over 500 articles on all aspects of bioteams (aka organizational biomimicry) - in other words how human groups can learn from nature's best teams.

Ken is also founder of an exciting European technology company Swarmteams which provides unique patent-pending bioteaming technologies for all shapes and sizes of groups, social networks, business clusters, virtual/mobile communities and enterprises. Swarmteams enables groups to be more responsive and agile by fully integrating their mobile phones and the web with bioteam working techniques.

The latest Swarmteams implementation is SwarmTribes which helps social object owners (e.g. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g. Volunteering, Environmental, Public Health) to form unique collaborations with their fans/supporters for mutual benefit.


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Really interesting one, i much appreciate. Thanks for sharing the information.

Sean

Ken - really liked this presentation and the overview on your book. I just ordered your book, so I'm looking forward to reading more!

A case study you might find interesting is around the open methodology and open sustainability projects and the concept of an integrated content repository. This was the open source face to BearingPoint Information Management Solution Suite which was a $400M portfolio of projects. Now multiple organizations work together to create an open standard and create an overall bigger market in this space.

Sean

Ken

Hi Sean

Thanks for your comment and the links which I will check out

Hope you enjoy the book - please let me know

Best Regards

KEN

 


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