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Future of the Social Web Roundtable Event Summary and Findings Jeremiah Owyang Senior Analyst, Social Computing Forrester Research Tue, Oct 14 th , 2008

Agenda Roundtable purpose Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions Event summary

Roundtable purpose

Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference

Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions

Event summary

For the first time, on Oct 14 th , 2008, thirty-eight representatives from key brands and social media vendors gathered to discuss the future of the social web. This presentation is the group findings from this no-cost roundtable lead by Forrester Research.

For the first time, on Oct 14 th , 2008, thirty-eight representatives from key brands and social media vendors gathered to discuss the future of the social web.

This presentation is the group findings from this no-cost roundtable lead by Forrester Research.

Roundtable Objectives Generate four predictions, challenges, and solutions. Develop relationships ecosystem for partners, vendors, and clients. Continue to fuel Forrester’s leadership as a research firm focused on social computing.

Generate four predictions, challenges, and solutions.

Develop relationships ecosystem for partners, vendors, and clients.

Continue to fuel Forrester’s leadership as a research firm focused on social computing.

A cross section of industries were present: Brands CMS CRM Web Analytics Applications, Widgets Buzz Monitoring Social Networks Search

Brands

CMS

CRM

Web Analytics

Applications, Widgets

Buzz Monitoring

Social Networks

Search

Leaders from key companies Brands Scott Lawley, SAP Len Devanna, EMC Brian Ellefritz, Cisco Faith Legendre, Webex Bob Duffy, Intel Joel Nathanson, Wells Fargo Joshua-Michéle Ross, O’Reilly Karl Long, Nokia Paul Gilliham, Juniper Networks Tom Diederich, Cadence Justin Kestelyn, Oracle Brand Monitoring, Analytics Brad Brodigan, Biz 360 Aaron Gray, Web Trends CRM, Enterprise Applications Sandy Carter, IBM Param Kahlon, SAP Oracle Eugene Lee, SocialText Widgets/Applications Rooly Eliezerov, Gigya Will Price, Widgetbox Jeff Nolan, Newsgator Social Networks Chris Schalk, Google David Recordon, Six Apart, OpenID Surya Yalamanchili, LinkedIn Community Platforms, CMS John McCormick, Documentum EMC Adam Weinroth, Pluck Bryan House, Acquia Cameron Deatsch , Jive David Carter, Awareness Lyle Fong, Lithium Michael Chin, Kickapps Mike Walsh, Leverage Software Rob Howard, Telligent Rusty Williams, Mzinga Peter Friedman, LiveWorld

Brands

Scott Lawley, SAP

Len Devanna, EMC

Brian Ellefritz, Cisco

Faith Legendre, Webex

Bob Duffy, Intel

Joel Nathanson, Wells Fargo

Joshua-Michéle Ross, O’Reilly

Karl Long, Nokia

Paul Gilliham, Juniper Networks

Tom Diederich, Cadence

Justin Kestelyn, Oracle

Brand Monitoring, Analytics

Brad Brodigan, Biz 360

Aaron Gray, Web Trends

CRM, Enterprise Applications

Sandy Carter, IBM

Param Kahlon, SAP

Oracle

Eugene Lee, SocialText

Widgets/Applications

Rooly Eliezerov, Gigya

Will Price, Widgetbox

Jeff Nolan, Newsgator

Social Networks

Chris Schalk, Google

David Recordon, Six Apart, OpenID

Surya Yalamanchili, LinkedIn

Community Platforms, CMS

John McCormick, Documentum EMC

Adam Weinroth, Pluck

Bryan House, Acquia

Cameron Deatsch , Jive

David Carter, Awareness

Lyle Fong, Lithium

Michael Chin, Kickapps

Mike Walsh, Leverage Software

Rob Howard, Telligent

Rusty Williams, Mzinga

Peter Friedman, LiveWorld

Attendee Roles and Schedule Roles Common roles from the brand side: Social Media Strategist, Community Manager Common roles from the vendor Side: VP, C level, Product Manager, Founder, Alliances, Developer Community. Some attendees flew in from Canada, New York, and Boston. Event Schedule 10:00: Welcome Icebreaker (Lead by Kenny Lauer of GPJ) 10:30: Group Introductions 11:15: Event Premise, Guidelines, and Housekeeping 11:30: Dream Session: Future of the Social Web 12:30: Lunch and Networking 1:30: Roadblock Session: Industry Challenges 3:30: Break 3:30: Solution Session: Overcoming Roadblocks 5:00: Findings and Next Steps 6:00: Cocktails 7:30: Optional Dinner at Blue Chalk Grill and Bar, Palo Alto, No-host

Roles

Common roles from the brand side: Social Media Strategist, Community Manager

Common roles from the vendor Side: VP, C level, Product Manager, Founder, Alliances, Developer Community.

Some attendees flew in from Canada, New York, and Boston.

Event Schedule

10:00: Welcome Icebreaker (Lead by Kenny Lauer of GPJ)

10:30: Group Introductions

11:15: Event Premise, Guidelines, and Housekeeping

11:30: Dream Session: Future of the Social Web

12:30: Lunch and Networking

1:30: Roadblock Session: Industry Challenges

3:30: Break

3:30: Solution Session: Overcoming Roadblocks

5:00: Findings and Next Steps

6:00: Cocktails

7:30: Optional Dinner at Blue Chalk Grill and Bar, Palo Alto, No-host

Recent Highlights of the Social Web State of The Blogosphere, March 2005, Part 1 Yahoo acquires Flickr, Mar 05 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Facebook’s F8 launches, May 07 Ning funded $60m, Apr 08 Mzinga acquires Prospero, Mar 08 Demand buys Pluck $75M, Apr 08 OpenSocial launches, Oct 07 Telligent funded $20m, Sept 08 Microsoft’s Channel 9 Launches, Mar 04 Twitter grows at SXSW $1.65 Billion in Stock."Google press release, Oct 06 Tim O’Reilly defines Web 2.0, Aug 05 Social Web Has been here for many years 

Yet where do we go from here? ? ? 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 ? ? ?

…and beyond ? ? 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ? ? ?

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin

Disclosure and Intents Group collaboration is the priority Soft NDA: 12 findings will be published in public Publish thoughts at high level –but not companies or individuals (without consent) Signal to group if off the record About Forrester’s Methodology Process Analysts will continue to lean on the successful and traditional research methodology process The findings from this event are only one element of many of the research process

Group collaboration is the priority

Soft NDA:

12 findings will be published in public

Publish thoughts at high level –but not companies or individuals (without consent)

Signal to group if off the record

About Forrester’s Methodology Process

Analysts will continue to lean on the successful and traditional research methodology process

The findings from this event are only one element of many of the research process

Agenda Roundtable purpose Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions Event summary

Roundtable purpose

Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference

Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions

Event summary

Prediction Generation: As a single group attendees were tasked to generate predictions to the social web

Prediction Generation: As a single group attendees were tasked to generate predictions to the social web

Dozens of ideas were generated…

Yet distilled to four key findings…then voted by all

Groups were split by industry, and tasked to determine challenges for each of the four predictions:

Groups were split by industry, and tasked to determine challenges for each of the four predictions:

Patterns emerged from the ‘Challenge’ findings Brands (theme: lack of standards) 1) Managing the culture shift. 2) Reorientating the organization to deliver value to the community first. 3) Complete overhaul of the HR (legal) function needed. 4) Standards around identity Brand Monitoring, Analytics, CRM, ERP 1) Organizational boundaries (physical/cultural) and silos prevent adoption. 2) Brand stewardship by monitoring your brand wherever they are. 3) Rules within corporate culture prevent adoption. 4) Users may have trust issues with a single ID. CMS/Community Platforms 1) Brands don’t know how to measure. 2) Exposure and control issues, brands don’t want to get “burned”. 3) Fear of repercussions of doing something not culturally accepted. 4) Brands want to own the data Color coding indicates similar findings from each vertical

Brands (theme: lack of standards)

1) Managing the culture shift.

2) Reorientating the organization to deliver value to the community first.

3) Complete overhaul of the HR (legal) function needed.

4) Standards around identity

Brand Monitoring, Analytics, CRM, ERP

1) Organizational boundaries (physical/cultural) and silos prevent adoption.

2) Brand stewardship by monitoring your brand wherever they are.

3) Rules within corporate culture prevent adoption.

4) Users may have trust issues with a single ID.

CMS/Community Platforms

1) Brands don’t know how to measure.

2) Exposure and control issues, brands don’t want to get “burned”.

3) Fear of repercussions of doing something not culturally accepted.

4) Brands want to own the data

Solution Generation In an unconference style workshop, attendees could join any of the “challenge” stations to develop “solutions” or create their own session.

In an unconference style workshop, attendees could join any of the “challenge” stations to develop “solutions” or create their own session.

Agenda Roundtable purpose Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions Event summary

Roundtable purpose

Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference

Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions

Event summary

Prediction 1: Community will participate in all aspects of marketing/strategy, product development, and support

Finding 1: Overview Prediction: Community will participate in all aspects of marketing/strategy, product development, and support. Challenge: Yet brands will have difficulty managing the culture shift. Solution: Develop a business program to create incremental benefits.

Prediction: Community will participate in all aspects of marketing/strategy, product development, and support.

Challenge: Yet brands will have difficulty managing the culture shift.

Solution: Develop a business program to create incremental benefits.

Finding 1: Solutions Teams broke out “unconference” style to develop solutions to meet challenge, and generated the following suggestions: Develop a program to create incremental benefits. Provide case studies from other companies that have done this is successful. Create urgency: develop actual ‘skunk works’ projects that are sponsored, as well as bottom-up. Be able to communicate to stakeholders why this matters. Cultures is communicated through Language, story, and cultural norms. Vendors –and brands – need to have a common language and nomenclature. Case Study One brand had a 1 day training that lasted for 8 weeks internal mandatory training, that kicked off pilots. IBM. Also, Cisco, and Cadence did this (agreed to be public knowledge)

Teams broke out “unconference” style to develop solutions to meet challenge, and generated the following suggestions:

Develop a program to create incremental benefits.

Provide case studies from other companies that have done this is successful.

Create urgency: develop actual ‘skunk works’ projects that are sponsored, as well as bottom-up.

Be able to communicate to stakeholders why this matters.

Cultures is communicated through Language, story, and cultural norms.

Vendors –and brands – need to have a common language and nomenclature.

Case Study

One brand had a 1 day training that lasted for 8 weeks internal mandatory training, that kicked off pilots. IBM. Also, Cisco, and Cadence did this (agreed to be public knowledge)

Prediction 2: Brands to be present and participate where organic communities exist –not just corporate created communities

Finding 2: Overview Prediction: Brands present and participate where organic communities exist –not just corporate created communities Challenge: Reorientating the organization to deliver value to the community first. Solution: Brands require monitoring tools, internal training and processes, in order to deliver value to communities where they exist.

Prediction: Brands present and participate where organic communities exist –not just corporate created communities

Challenge: Reorientating the organization to deliver value to the community first.

Solution: Brands require monitoring tools, internal training and processes, in order to deliver value to communities where they exist.

Finding 2: Solution Brands require monitoring tools, internal training, in order to deliver value to communities where they exist. Identify Benefits Set goals, reward with perks and measure Having monitoring tools: including sentiment Training your employees Provide a voice of authority from company within the community Trust: Community needs to trust brand to be conversational, transparent, and accountable. Enabling and amplifying 3 rd party experts and SMEs Community Platform vendors should build technology to extend brand communities to organic communities. Brands want to be able: To attach their content to communities where it exists, yet maintain content integrity, as well as measure results, then understand what the customers outcomes. Challenge point How is this different than RSS?

Brands require monitoring tools, internal training, in order to deliver value to communities where they exist.

Identify Benefits

Set goals, reward with perks and measure

Having monitoring tools: including sentiment

Training your employees

Provide a voice of authority from company within the community

Trust: Community needs to trust brand to be conversational, transparent, and accountable.

Enabling and amplifying 3 rd party experts and SMEs

Community Platform vendors should build technology to extend brand communities to organic communities.

Brands want to be able:

To attach their content to communities where it exists, yet maintain content integrity, as well as measure results, then understand what the customers outcomes.

Challenge point

How is this different than RSS?

Finding 2: Solution (continued) Potential fix? Could there be a contextual ‘ad’ that would be able to pull in content? A widget that could: find the problem, connect, and then deliver content. It’s a learning management system, and finds content and then ties it together to need by ‘dropping module’ Is there a need to collect customer information on 3rd party communities to tie into existing CRM systems? Not a strong demand (from this group, half is B2B) Although some sales folks could be interested. Challenges: Concerns about accuracy over data that’s being collected.

Potential fix?

Could there be a contextual ‘ad’ that would be able to pull in content?

A widget that could: find the problem, connect, and then deliver content.

It’s a learning management system, and finds content and then ties it together to need by ‘dropping module’

Is there a need to collect customer information on 3rd party communities to tie into existing CRM systems?

Not a strong demand (from this group, half is B2B)

Although some sales folks could be interested.

Challenges:

Concerns about accuracy over data that’s being collected.

Prediction 3: Work style evolves as employees collaborate beyond colleagues to get work done

Finding 3: Overview Prediction: Work style evolves as employees collaborate beyond colleagues to get work done Challenge: Yet rules within corporate culture prevent adoption Solution: Develop strategy for internal process change

Prediction: Work style evolves as employees collaborate beyond colleagues to get work done

Challenge: Yet rules within corporate culture prevent adoption

Solution: Develop strategy for internal process change

Finding 3: Solution Create evidence and best practice of leadership companies on the best in class companies. Update current companies code of conduct Pick a project and pilot a social media project, and measure business results. Ensure there’s top down sponsorship Share best practices and education throughout enterprise. Setup a community for internal evangelists.

Create evidence and best practice of leadership companies on the best in class companies.

Update current companies code of conduct

Pick a project and pilot a social media project, and measure business results.

Ensure there’s top down sponsorship

Share best practices and education throughout enterprise.

Setup a community for internal evangelists.

Prediction 4: One identity with controllable multiple facets empowers users to control their web experience

Finding 4: Overview Prediction: One identity with controllable multiple facets empowers users to control their web experience. Challenge: Industry does not agree what should be portable, and how it should be, resulting in no trust Solution: Despite this being a prediction, market demand doesn’t yet exist to spur adoption and innovation

Prediction: One identity with controllable multiple facets empowers users to control their web experience.

Challenge: Industry does not agree what should be portable, and how it should be, resulting in no trust

Solution: Despite this being a prediction, market demand doesn’t yet exist to spur adoption and innovation

Solution 4: Solution This wasn’t a station that was attended during unconference, yet as a group this was discussed. Technology adoption that need to happen at user and platform level Brands are prioritizing this as lower, as SSO has greater priority. Most attendees are familiar with OpenID There’s a challenge getting OpenID to be adopted by early adopters. Until we’re losing customers we don’t want to do it. Brands present don’t have the core business need, as they’re still trying to get full social media programs. Metadata APIs is more important

This wasn’t a station that was attended during unconference, yet as a group this was discussed.

Technology adoption that need to happen at user and platform level

Brands are prioritizing this as lower, as SSO has greater priority.

Most attendees are familiar with OpenID

There’s a challenge getting OpenID to be adopted by early adopters.

Until we’re losing customers we don’t want to do it.

Brands present don’t have the core business need, as they’re still trying to get full social media programs.

Metadata APIs is more important

Additional Group Discussions: Measurement Measurement was a recurring theme throughout the breakout teams. Question to brands: “What would you choose to measure to cause you to use social media” Brand response: What was the business benefit and outcome of the effort. Optimizing social media mix: “Doing social or traditional alone doesn’t work, integrated works, therefore would want to see a scoreboard that measures mix” Brand says they want different attributes: Engagement, loyalty, word of mouth, interaction, awareness. Brand says they want to measure movement in the marketing funnel Brand says they want to measure “temperature of conversations” like net promoter, or amount of support tickets that are being solved, as what product management is getting out of Challenge : Vendors are all different Three types of measurement: Platform (log files), Analytics (tags), Sentiment, (spiders) There isn’t consistency among vendors Operational (page views, posts) Analytics is looking for Sentiment is looking for buzz Solution : Suggest a measurement standards board

Measurement was a recurring theme throughout the breakout teams.

Question to brands: “What would you choose to measure to cause you to use social media”

Brand response: What was the business benefit and outcome of the effort.

Optimizing social media mix: “Doing social or traditional alone doesn’t work, integrated works, therefore would want to see a scoreboard that measures mix”

Brand says they want different attributes: Engagement, loyalty, word of mouth, interaction, awareness.

Brand says they want to measure movement in the marketing funnel

Brand says they want to measure “temperature of conversations” like net promoter, or amount of support tickets that are being solved, as what product management is getting out of

Challenge : Vendors are all different

Three types of measurement: Platform (log files), Analytics (tags), Sentiment, (spiders)

There isn’t consistency among vendors

Operational (page views, posts)

Analytics is looking for

Sentiment is looking for buzz

Solution : Suggest a measurement standards board

Agenda Roundtable purpose Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions Event summary

Roundtable purpose

Process: group think, vertical breakouts, and solution unconference

Details of the four predictions, challenges and solutions

Event summary

Summary The social web industry was able to collaborate towards a single goal. Predictions generated weren’t “earth-shattering” yet group consensus confirmed industry direction. Most challenges indicated culture and change management processes within corporations –not a technology issue. The social web is still in early stages –standards have not been fully been developed nor adopted. Measurement continues to be a key issue to determine progress and value –as well as a lack of standards. Key relationships were developed pan-industry.

The social web industry was able to collaborate towards a single goal.

Predictions generated weren’t “earth-shattering” yet group consensus confirmed industry direction.

Most challenges indicated culture and change management processes within corporations –not a technology issue.

The social web is still in early stages –standards have not been fully been developed nor adopted.

Measurement continues to be a key issue to determine progress and value –as well as a lack of standards.

Key relationships were developed pan-industry.

Thanks to: SAP event host George P Johnson Events Team Kenny Lauer Molly Weston Misha Andaya Forrester Research

SAP event host

George P Johnson Events Team

Kenny Lauer

Molly Weston

Misha Andaya

Forrester Research

Contact information Jeremiah Owyang Senior Analyst Social Computing for the Interactive Marketer Forrester Research Email: [email_address] Blog: web-strategist.com/blog Twitter: @jowyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Senior Analyst

Social Computing for the Interactive Marketer

Forrester Research

Email: [email_address]

Blog: web-strategist.com/blog

Twitter: @jowyang

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