Summary at glance

Wiki Track

Industry Track

Industry Track discussion

There is a two-hour discussion session scheduled for Thursday, July 8. This will be an open discussion about topics related to industry and open collaboration.

What do I mean by Industry?

Focused on the specific needs of enterprises and private companies interested in sharing and promoting their experiences around wikis and open collaboration projects/products/initiatives.


How are the needs of enterprise different to those of academia and wikipedia?

  • Assumption of strong user identity,
  • Unity of purpose (for the good of the organization)
  • That individuals are willing to share, if culture is right, (need rewards)
  • Planning needs
  • Operational needs
  • Documentation needs
    • Semantics, Summarization, BPMS, Adaptive Case Management
  • Regulation/compliance,
  • Workflow Process and Systems Integration
  • Security (and Information Hiding)

Where does a wiki enable new strategic capabilities for Firms?

From the Mundane to the Strategic
  • Onboarding
    • Teaching newcomers what they need
    • Teaching the firm what newcomers need and what they can contribute
  • Interteam Collaborating
    • Blending the Disciplines of different practitioners
    • Awareness of capabilties, interests, aspirations of coworkers
  • Organizational Agility (the ability to mobilize the forces of the company to respond to economic opportunity)

What needs to be done to get acceptance of a wiki into a firm?

  • Concept
    • Defined
    • Which stakeholders care
  • Team
    • Defined
    • Which stakeholders care
  • Problem
    • Defined
    • Which stakeholders care
  • Technology
    • Defined
    • Which stakeholders care

Which wikis fit well

  • Enterprise security
  • Enterprise standards

Where do wikis fit among other products used?

  • Content Creation
  • Survival among CMS, (and boring things like Records Management, Retention Management)


Add your name if you are interested in this session

Open Collaboration Track




Doctoral Symposium

The WikiSym 2010 Doctoral Consortium will be held immediately after WikiSym, from 10:30-17:00 on Saturday 10 July 2010, at the conference location in Gdansk, Poland. The consortium is open to all doctoral students (at the time of the consortium). Students beginning their research are especially invited to submit. The consortium is aimed in particular at students who have defined a dissertation topic but are still approximately one year from finishing at the time of application. However, students closer to completion can submit their work for discussion in the forum.