Lots of fun to be had for the two IBM Metaverse Evangelists tomorrow; Ian and I are getting an early train to London for a packed day.
I’m joining Ben Edwards (The Economist.com), Jem Stone (Executive Producer, BBC New Media and Technology), Adriana Lukas (Big Blog Company) and Myles Runham (General Manager, Europe, Ask.com) for the keynote panel at the Blogs & Social Media Forum. Apparently it will be a conversational panel on “the benefits of social media and enterprise 2.0”, but given that I was recently somewhat disappointed with Ask.com’s current campaign I think I might have to say something about the importance of engaging authentically and transparently when using Web 2.0 to engage with the public. Potentially far more interesting than that panel is an open space session (where the participants drive the agenda) between 11:40 and 13:00, which sounds very cool.
Update: notes from the conference written up at Eightbar.
At lunchtime Ian and I have to nip out early and dash across town to see some friends in Soho. That sounds rather too much like a euphemism for something very dodgy, but it’s not. I actually can’t say much about who we’re seeing here, but I’ve been looking forward to it for a while.
Then, after than mysterious interlude we’re heading over to Shoreditch to the bar beneath Rivers Run Red’s offices (all offices should have a nearby bar) to join Tim Guest in celebrating the publication of his new book, which also happens to be the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week at the moment.