Oliver Marks

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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.

Oliver Marks professional work is defined by an objective viewpoint of the broad spectrum of vendors and options available to his clients and readers of this blog. Oliver provides an impartial perspective of vendors and is focused on contractual affiliation with end user clients in order to select appropriate solutions. As such he has no business relationships with the companies or services he recommends. The opinions, concepts and views put forward in this blog are solely those of Oliver Marks.

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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

Own a Successful English Football Team!

Own a Successful English Football Team!

Minor League Ebbsfleet United have a big day on their calendar on February 19th, with ownership of the club in the balance. The difference from all the other run of the mill sports stories is that the team are the world's first and only web-community owned football club - 30,000 members in 122 countries.

February 18, 2009 by in CXO

Who Runs Government?

Who Runs Government?

Following on from my post yesterday about the incoming Obama administration's challenges in maintaining momentum in the face of legal restraints and obligations, here's an intriguing big media use of collaborative publishing.To some extent the transparency announced by the new administration will be influenced by external sources: the Washington Post today launches WhoRunsGov.

January 21, 2009 by in CXO

Knowledge Plaza: Sophisticated Knowledge Workspace

Knowledge Plaza: Sophisticated Knowledge Workspace

There are various shades, strengths and weaknesses to competing software packages, with vendors catering to different user segments and market success often defining the direction of their products.Knowledge Plaza is a relatively new offering in the enterprise collaboration space and offers a very sophisticated set of tools aimed primarily at knowledge workers, and whose development has been influenced by a very large international consulting company.

February 12, 2009 by in CXO

'Is enterprise collaboration an oxymoron?' Be the Voice Podcast with David Spark.

'Is enterprise collaboration an oxymoron?' Be the Voice Podcast with David Spark.

I recorded a 25 minute conversation about my enterprise collaboration consulting work and blogging with David Spark a couple of weeks ago for his 'Be The Voice' thought leadership series of podcasts, which is primarily focused on how to drive business growth.David summarized our conversation pretty well on his site: I put forth some pretty candid views on how people collaborate (or in some cases don't!

August 27, 2008 by in CXO

Profiting from Contagion

Profiting from Contagion

With the global financial contagion continuing to spread today, forcing the 'invisible hand of the market' to roll up multiple titans of industry into single defensive units against the credit crunch, the frothier end of the tech scene parties on.The fall tech conference season is in full swing, with Interop and Web 2.

September 17, 2008 by in CXO

Do we need "Management 2.0"?

Do we need "Management 2.0"?

Sue Bushell, who wrote a very thoughtful in-depth Enterprise 2.0 article for Australian CIO magazine recently, has an interesting question within Linked In to her connections: "Do we need "Management 2.

June 8, 2008 by in CXO