The To-and-Fro over 2.0: It’s Rematch Time!

Tom Davenport and I debated Enterprise 2.0 last June as part of the 2007 Enterprise 2.0 conference. And we’re going to do it again this Friday at 11 am in a Webinar sponsored by the enterprise search company FAST (FAST maintains a great collection of E2.0 blogs, and I’ll be speaking at the company’s conference in Orlando in February). The debate will be moderated by Jim McGee, who’s been thinking about the topics under discussion for a long time. 

In debates and his other writing on the subject Tom’s been making three broad points: that Enterprise 2.0 is really not anything new, that it’s not going to be successfully taken up by most companies, and that even when it is in place it’s not going to make much of a difference in things that pragmatic business leaders care about. To which I reply…   well, tune in and see for yourself. 

The webinar is free to attend, but advance registration is required.

I’ve been obsessively watching the video of our previous encounter, and have noticed that Tom drops his left when he’s getting ready to throw a hook, and that he doesn’t move as well to his left. Come watch as I exploit these weaknesses.