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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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5 responses to “Enterprise 2.0 – Building the New Schoolyard for Bullies?”

  1. Susan Scrupski

    There was an exceptional session at e20/SF by Alcatel-Lucent on, “The Dark Side of E20.” I encourage everyone to see it again this year in Boston. (I think it’s on the agenda, but if it’s not, the slides should be available.) On bullying and the social web: It’s my fervent belief that there are more rational and kind people in the world than there are evil-doers. Of course, one evil-doer can blow up a plane, or ignite the blogosphere in a blog storm. One, obviously, more dangerous than another, but both cause pain. Now, I have the distinctive advantage of throwing my weight around (like a sumo wrestler) and rewarding good behavior and calling out bad via my “voice” in our small community (e20/twitter). If enough of us good guys band together, connecting our small communities around the globe, we can change the world. That’s what I’m working on. Join me? I blogged about this same issue on my personal blog last year. “The No-Asshole Rule for the Social Web.” 

  2. Ben Kepes

    Susan – thanks for your comment. I agree that the Alcatel-Lucent session was awesome, only spoiled by the fact that they wouldn’t share their slides with me… whatever happened to E20 caring and sharing…

    As to your call for more “good” voices to drown out the bad, I’m in, always happy to lend a hand to the good fight…

  3. Susan Scrupski

    Well, I can throw even more weight around with Council members… I convinced Greg and Kathy (Alcatel-Lucent) to give you an exclusive to post the slideshare deck for 24 hours. Sending an email intro now… 🙂

  4. Ben Kepes

    Thanks Susan – that’s awesome!