I am presenting at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston and the Sapience conference in Cologne, Germany this week. I also get a chance to spend some time while in Boston with students at Babson College – a school which has pioneered for years a focus on entrepreneurial studies.
In each event, I plan to discuss the Grand Challenges what I call The New Polymaths are addressing with their AND not OR mindset ( as in GE with Net Zero Home, BASF with rice bio-engineering etc discussed in this video).
In addition, I am going to discuss some challenges and exciting opportunities for each community with other examples from my book.
For E2.0, the challenges will reflect what I see as the unique characteristics of its members:
- Ambitious community from day one – aiming for “enterprise”, not a single tech category
- People, more than machine, centric
- Early adopter of social networks
- Well connected around globe
- Ethical – advocates for transparency
- Media/PR savvy
For SAP, the challenges are very familiar to my blog readers