Monday, March 9, 2009

On my way to México...

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As I write this, I'm in the Miami airport making my way to México. Depending on how fast I type, I may not be able to finish this until I actually board the plane to México. If that's the case, then I won't be able to publish this until I'm actually in México, which will render the title of this post useless. So let's get going...

If you are actively following my Twitter stream, you may know that I was in México last week. I was working with a customer and helping them with their rollout of our new product offerings (and that's all I can say...). I had a bit of scare when I realized I had left my BlackBerry in the cab. Luckily, I called the cab driver and he said that he had my phone and was going to deliver it to the hotel's concierge. In Puerto Rico, the cab driver would have sold it on eBay!

Anyway, this week I'm returning as a guest speaker in IBM's yearly event: Industry Forum 2009. The focus is on using new technologies to address present day challenges. Of course, I'm going to be talking about social software and its business value and how it can benefit businesses and enterprises in today's economy. My session is on Tuesday, March 10th and is titled: Social Networks: Interconnected citizens, real solutions.

What's interesting about this is that when I got invited to speak I was asked to focus entirely on how social software can promote innovation, provide a competitive advantage, help be more responsive to customers, and what IBM is doing in this field.

Could it be any more perfect? That's what I do day in and day out!

If you are around México city, I hope to see you there.

P.S. Ok, 8 minutes before boarding, so I may actually get it published while still in the USA. Before going to México last week, I re-read Laurisa's blog entry: Enterprise Social Software Adoption Is Like Sushi In Mexico. Very helpful!

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