The Connected Enterprise and Microsoft #e2conf

Jared Spataro, Senior Director, SharePoint (Microsoft) and Rob Gubas, VP Global Marketing (Colliers International) are the speakers. Colliers is a commercial real estate company.

[These are my notes from the Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2012 in Boston. Since I’m publishing them as soon as possible after the end of a session, they may contain the occasional typographical or grammatical error. Please excuse those. To the extent I’ve made any editorial comments, I’ve shown those in brackets.]


  • Key Technology Trends Connecting technologies (leading to a connected enterprise), social, mobile, cloud, cross-org collaboration. While each are interesting, combining them can be very powerful.
  • Connected Experiences + Single Platform.This is Microsoft’s vision. It applies to Office and, of course, SharePoint. Microsoft calls this “The Connected Enterprise.”
  • Social Collaboration at Colliers. They have a collaborative culture and wanted the technology to support this. Further, they work in a knowledge intensive industry and needed to share that knowledge efficiently. They also needed to facilitate growing mobility in how their people work. They wanted to connect people, connect people to client information, make data visible and introduce transparency.

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