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EACD Webinar: Social Media & Online Communications

Monday 02 December 2013

The EACD is delighted to invite its members to join an online session discussing Social Media & Online Communications
 How we inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing in a large global organisation
IBM is arguably the most socially advanced global technology company with a legacy stretching back over 100 years. How have we transitioned from a “traditional” company to one where the norm is an expectation of being able to instantaneously team around the clock with global experts, as well as locally experienced partners, at a moments notice? It isn't just our technology, but rather the adoption and utilisation philosophy, which stretches from a top-down as well as a bottom-up approach. I'll discuss the tips, techniques, tricks and problems associated with getting a 400,000+ organisation to become a social business.
 About the speaker
Ian McNairn is the Program Director Social Collaboration & Innovation in the World Wide Business Integration organisation of the Office of the IBM CIO, based in Edinburgh, Scotland but in a global role.  He acts as a catalyst between innovators and implementers, facilitating the flow of ideas, best practices, standards and leadership and is an evangelist in the social business, social media adoption, collaboration, innovation and knowledge management arenas, regularly chairing or presenting at Innovation, Knowledge Management and Social Business conferences around the globe.  Previously he managed a global development team in IBM as well as having worked in both the sales and marketing organisations. Before joining IBM he was the Global IT Strategy Director for the international insurance broker Sedgwick (Marsh & McLennan), and prior to that was a lecturer and researcher at the Universities of Pretoria and Witwatersrand.
The Webinar will take place on Monday, December 2nd and begins at 17.00pm (CET) and runs for an hour. Participants will have the chance to pose their questions. The session will run on the platform “Adobe Connect”; for technical requirements please refer to the following link:
 We look forward to an fruitful exchange with our members!