Part of my passion lies not just in how learners and learning can exploit social software to achieve a higher plane, but also in how organisations can work smarter using these tools. When you work for the public purse and, what's more, in the knowledge industry (I prefer wisdom industry) organisation within that sphere, working smarter and having employees who are experts and on the pulse of their area is vital.
That's why I'm really chuffed to have been invited to take part in two panels at the Online Information Conference this year at Olympia's Grand Hall.
Social Software - Delivering Value to 21st Century Organisations and The Future of Social Software and Web 2.0 are the panels on which I shall be sat, responding to the audience's probes, questions, statements, queries and opportunities. I'm so happy to have spent time with my LTS colleagues this past few days talking through our rather public service-ish position and look forward to sharing some of the basics as well as some of the more specific boons of engaging with social media in the public service.
I'll post links to what I mentioned after the event, of course. Feel free to make points in advance of this morning's and this afternoon's sessions right now to be included in the debate, as it were.