We Be Jammin'
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So I arrived back in the great state of Texas last night just in time to start participating in IBM's InnovationJam 2008.
This year's IBM Jam is an Internet-based "conversation" based on results from our most recent Global CEO Study, in which 1,100 CEOs from every region and industry disclosed their deepest aspirations.
As of last night, thousands of leaders, thinkers, and influencers from around the globe began gathering online to explore the ways that leading organizations are responding to growing pressures to change.
In light of the current macroeconomic conditions, there are ample challenges to take on and new ideas to explore. I encourage all my fellow IBMers, and those customers who have been enlisted to participate, to check out the Jam and contribute as you can.
We started yesterday with 72 hours in the hour-glass, and the sand is ticking away!
Listen to IBM senior vice president, Jon Iwata, explain in this video exactly "What is a jam?"
Meanwhile, back at the social media ranch, mi amigo and colleague George Faulkner was interviewed recently by social media guru Shel Israel for his Social Media Global Report.
As Israel observes in his blog post lead about IBM and social media, "this is a company of nearly 400,000 employees residing in over 200 countries. One-third of them telecommute and social media has made it closer, more efficient, and more agile."
So agile, in fact, that I have to stop blogging and get back to telecommuting and social networking with my colleagues.
Happy Monday, Happy Jamming!