In early April, a new conference is debuting in Atlanta, Georgia. Dubbed the “Collaborative Age Forum and Exposition,” the conference is described as “the world’s first large-scale conference and trade show dedicated to the management science and enabling technologies of collaboration across industries, sectors, and geographies. Collaborative Age offers a wealth of networking opportunities, plus a conference program featuring the world’s leading experts and practitioners in collaborative business.”
A press release announcing the conference and the preliminary list of speakers was sent out earlier today. I was honored to be invited to present “a half-day workshop on unified communications, security, and privacy.” It will be a slightly different audience for me than in recent months, but it also offers a great opportunity to explore some new material.
The conference is being coordinated by John W. DeWitt, head of JW DeWitt Communcations. Here’s his take on the upcoming event:
Collaboration is the essential management discipline of the 21st century, as companies grapple with disruptive change in their markets and industries and need to grow and co-create value with customers, employees, and partners. Unfortunately, many leaders struggle to manage collaborative workforces, partnerships, and technologies effectively and efficiently. In our ‘executive boot camp for business collaboration,’ our world-class roster of collaboration gurus will show executives in diverse functions how to connect the dots among partnering, distributed teamwork, and related forms of collaboration—and take a strategic approach to managing them.