Oliver Marks

Oliver Marks consults and advises with on international digital business strategy, previously ran HP's Global Digital Enterprise Transformation team, managed the Sony PlayStation 'WorldWide Studios' collaboration and workflow environment, and has worked with the American Management Association, Sun, Docent/SumTotal Systems, Harvard Business School and McKinsey & Company. Oliver has dual US/UK citizenship, speaks at various conferences and on the occasional webinar. He is based in San Francisco. His personal site is www.olivermarks.com.

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Riot Tagging

Riot Tagging

Tokyo is currently the largest city of origin of Twitter messages in the world, more than twice that of second placed San Francisco and New York in the USA as of this summer.(Incidentally, while the Japanese Kanji language Twitter service, which only launched in April of this year, contains advertising, the rest of the planet's Twitter service currently does not).

December 13, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

'Leading with Kindness'

'Leading with Kindness'

There is an interesting book and associated US public television series I'm intrigued by entitled 'Leading with Kindness: How good people consistently get better results'The two authors areWilliam F. Baker, Ph.

December 10, 2008 by in CXO

Warfare 2.0, 1940's Style

Warfare 2.0, 1940's Style

There's some great TalkBack comments on my previous post about WWII German strategy : Justin James for example believes:...The secret of the Wehrmacht's success in the field has much to do with the education of what can be described as their executive and middle management layers.

December 10, 2008 by in CXO

Open source thrives in downturn

Open source thrives in downturn

Collaboration initiatives are all about streamlining business processes, and the interfaces between legacy closed systems and open source stacks are an increasingly common place to find business collaboration environments.According to research firm Gartner, open source software is present in 85% of enterprises and the remainder expect to deploy it in the next year.

December 3, 2008 by in Open Source

Security Lessons and Your Personal Firewall

Security Lessons and Your Personal Firewall

There's an interesting dynamic I've been noticing and discussing a lot recently - people and companies are grappling with how to project some facets of their lives and information online while keeping other areas secret.As i suggested in my previous post, it was entirely possible that the Mumbai attackers were monitoring communications and the media live during their rampage - there is now firm evidence they were using Blackberries.

November 30, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

Mumbai Attacks : Knowledge is Power

Mumbai Attacks : Knowledge is Power

There is a huge difference between verified information, speculation, incorrect information and disinformation.The net is buzzing about the communication enabled by Twitter, Flickr, youtube, wikipedia and bloggers from Mumbai, with CNN stating “It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news-gathering force to be reckoned with.

November 27, 2008 by in Security

Lessons from Twitterank launch

Lessons from Twitterank launch

The Twitterank experience this week is a sobering example of how equilibrium around an online application can quickly change.Twitter is a powerful tool used by a huge number of people worldwide (Japan enjoys the greatest usage and the most sophisticated usage model - only the Japanese currently enjoy user groups using 'Twicco', as this video by Seesmic's Loic Lemeur illustrates).

November 14, 2008 by in CXO

Twitterank Creator Speaks

Twitterank Creator Speaks

After my post yesterday afternoon about Twitterank, its creator Ryo Chijiiwa contacted me by email to ask if I'd like to hear his side of the story: I offered him a guest post. Over to Ryo:I blame the Family Guy.

November 12, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

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