On Sunday (NZ time) I leave for a week in San Jose CA, for client work on the Monday, three days attending and speaking at KM World 2008 (my presentation is an Independent Evaluation of SharePoint for Collaboration), and finally some meetings on Friday. I’m really looking forward to it; I haven’t been to the US for 15 months, and rumor has it that Eric Mack is going to be there too … indeed, I hope I can meet up with him. Apparently Chris Brogan will be in San Jose at the same time, but I doubt I’ll be able to catch him.
Overall, my goal in attending is to explore the overlap between collaboration and knowledge management, that is the similarities and differences. And related to that, I’d love to talk to people who have an interest in using SharePoint for collaboration and knowledge management.
What I’m Looking Forward To
As I prepare to leave, these are the things I am most looking forward to:
- Attending KMWorld. This will be my first time there, both as an attendee and a speaker. I have heard a lot of great things about this conference, and I’m looking forward to a great first hand experience.
- Learning from the other speakers, and live blogging as much as possible. I can type again (!!), even though it took the best part of a year to transition to Dvorak.
- Meeting people who read my blog. That always makes my day, particularly if they have commented before. Putting a face to a name is awesome.
- Touring the Exhibition Hall and learning about the various offerings on display.
If you are going to be at KMWorld this year, I’d love to meet you and talk about collaboration-related issues. I won’t be totting the little lady at KMWorld, but here’s a recent picture:
I won’t be checking email as regularly next week, but see here for contact details.