2009/11/12 (Defrag Special Edition): DeFrag Your Business and Your Mind

The Defrag Conference took place in Denver, Colorado on November 11-12, 2009.  The theme of the conference was “Accelerating the “aha” moment”.

Defrag is the first conference focused solely on the tools and technologies that are leveraging the “social” aspect of software to accelerate the “aha” moment. Defrag is not a version number. Rather it’s a gathering place for the growing community of implementers, users, builders and thinkers that are working on the next wave of software innovation.

Defrag is being organized by Phil Becker, Brad Feld and Eric Norlin. (source)

You can follow Defrag on Twitter and via their Blog.

Enterprise 2.0 was a key theme to the conference, which prompted my interest.  As I could not physically attend this conference, I followed the conference via Twitter.

I would like to thank Esteban Kolsky for the majority of these tweets.  Please follow @ekolsky, if you appreciated his efforts.

My Thoughts Enclosed…Rb

Self-Organized Villages and Marketplaces

  1. So far today, @stoweboyd talking about villages, not armies and @maggiefox about self-organized communities at #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    18:40 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  2. marketplaces have been around forever, so creating one for enterprise apps is a natural extension #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    19:34 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  3. apple store is largest marketplace for software (agree, but for enterprise apps? that is different) #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    19:34 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  4. web is becoming more civilized … #defragcon facebook has little hate, youtube has lots of hate — community in facebook (via @ekolsky)
    19:36 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  5. @chrissacca is it also about the quality of the content – feedback follows quality better (via @ekolsky)
    19:36 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  6. the focus is on making users happy, and push towards analytics is getting there (yes!) #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    19:37 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie

The “Synaptic Web”

  1. going to collaboration with audience – perfect example of an organic synaptic web #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    12:02 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. ‘synaptic web’ is a term destined not to catch on. I will bet $100 no one will use it 12 months from now. #defrag (via @stoweboyd)
    12:02 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. @khrisloux there are now about as many nodes and connections on the web as in a single human brain. #defrag #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    12:02 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

Shaping Towards Social Business

  1. #defragcon @jeffdachis social business is the intersection of work-technology-society (via @ekolsky)
    12:06 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. social biz design is the intentional creation of a socially calibrated and dynamic business, process, and culture @jeffdachis (@ekolsky)
    12:06 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. biz systems, biz process, and biz culture (people, process, and tech) must be addressed together #defragcon @jeffdachis #SCRM ? (@ekolsky)
    12:07 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  4. goal for social biz: enhanced value exchange among constituents delivering improved & emergent biz outcome #defragcon @jeffdachis (@ekolsky)
    12:07 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  5. the shape of business has changed, value must be exchanged in each interaction #defragcon @jeffdachis (via @ekolsky)
    12:08 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

The Hivemind Ecosystem

  1. ’emergence’ = behaviors or results that arise from the interactions between parts of a complex system #defrag (via @stoweboyd)
    12:09 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. ecosystem is morphing, now core and extended ecosystems #defragcon @jeffdachis (via @ekolsky)
    12:09 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. hivemind – the people part of the business, active interactions between and for ppl #defragcon @jeffdachis (via @ekolsky)
    12:09 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

Metcalfe’s and Reed’s Network Laws

  1. Metcalfe’s Law = value of a telecom network is proportional to the square of number of connected users of the system (n2) (via @stoweboyd)
    12:10 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. dynamic biz process allows for greater efficiency, focus on signal, not noise #defragcon @jeffdachis (via @ekolsky)
    12:10 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. Reed’s Law = utility of social networks scale exponentially with network size #defrag (via @stoweboyd)
    12:10 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  4. metafilter – finding the signal in the noise #defragcon @jeffdachis (via @ekolsky)
    12:11 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  5. RT @cshipley: Measure patterns, trends; not data, snapshots. Recurring theme at #defragcon (via @stoweboyd)
    12:11 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  6. @stoweboyd No, I meant Metcalf’s law. Value of each additional node increases with the total number of nodes…. (via @jeffdachis)
    13:09 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  7. oneriot, real time search engine, looking at different signals (social web), rank results in real time #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:10 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

Engaging the Disconnected Enterprise

  1. I think that ‘technology, people and process’ is a step backward #defrag We need a new worldview (via @stoweboyd)
    12:12 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. The ‘people/process/tech’ segmentation doesn’t really have networks as a first class element, which is wrong #defrag (via @stoweboyd)
    12:12 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. solution to disconnected people is a corporate youtube #defragcon @cfinn (via @ekolsky)
    12:26 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  4. (is video the only good channel available now? we lose so much by using video) #defragcon @cfinn (via @ekolsky)
    12:27 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  5. location means nothing to a connected enterprise,it is about knowledge, content #defragcon @cfinn (via @ekolsky)
    13:04 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  6. @stoweboyd accomodate the commonly-understood framework. Networks should be a distinct element, moving forward. #defragcon (via @lehawes)
    13:06 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  7. the long tail: what the organization knows — how to capture that? #defragcon @cfinn (via @ekolsky)
    13:06 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  8. RT @zsazsa: “When you do podcasting within a company, you can really unlock the knowledge within the organization,” @cfinn (via @ekolsky)
    13:07 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

The Identity Mosaic

  1. it is not about content or context — it is about intent (EK) #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:19 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  2. knowing who we are dealing with is the foundation for the social phenomenon #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:24 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  3. everybody has a mosaic of identities and we need to represent that mosaic #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:24 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  4. Reputation is an important aspect of identity and needs to be baked into any federated identity system. #defragcon (via @lehawes)
    13:32 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie

The Back Fourty-Two

#Psst: Overhead Thoughts

  1. The new t-shirt style for vendors is black with white letters – just so you know and are not caught off guard at next event (via @ekolsky)
    18:42 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  2. RT @kevinmarks: Thanks for the responses to my 10 min Social Flow talk at #defrag http://prezi.com/c2hwhoqdmlfj/ (via @ekolsky)
    18:43 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  3. RT @mbrevoort: I haven’t been presented with a business plan in years, instead I get sent URLs – @sacca at #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    19:37 PM Nov 11st from Tweetie
  4. oh no, the guys who did the speed dating gig from MSFT at E20 last week are here…hope we don’t relive THAT #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    12:24 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  5. and, we have just lost the audience here by now following the #1 mantra of good speaking — know your audience #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    12:25 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  6. #defragcon word o the day (until douchebag won) was “stigmergy”;looks like others thinking alng same lines http://bit.ly/3NptKd (@maggiefox)
    12:26 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  7. I am going to have to give props to @cfinn, the speed dating disaster last week was redeemed with today’s preso –#defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:11 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  8. OK. I think we all get information flow and the need to filter it to extract value. Can we move on now please? #defragcon (via @lehawes)
    13:13 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  9. twitter lists are a good solution to filtering the stream, just takes too long to setup #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    13:14 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  10. The growing degree to which #microsoft is supportive of #opensource owes a lot to the #identity work of @kim_cameron. #defrag (via @dsearls)
    13:33 PM Nov 12nd
    from Tweetie
  11. he is reading his slides from the laptop at the podium — that is like 4 negative points…. #defragcon (via @ekolsky)
    15:45 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
  12. .@cfinn talk on driving learning in the enterprise underscores the lava like speed when embracing mindshifts #defragcon #e20 (@SameerPatel)
    15:57 PM Nov 12nd from Tweetie
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