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Catherine Shinners
Palo Alto, California
Strategic, analytical, articulate, whole solution view, creative, execution-oriented, adaptable, tech-savvy, good listener, embraces diverse mindsets, a learner, a leader.
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Catherine Shinners has shared their blog Cathexis
Sep 27, 2015
Jean-Claude Monney, Global KM Lead for Microsoft Services and Louis-Pierre Guillaume, Knowledge Manager at Schneider Electric, gave ample evidence of the major role communities play in each of their organizations in a joint talk at KM World in Washington DC... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Cathexis
The Enterprise Social Software (ESS) market is predicted for robust growth over the next few years. Companies are embracing and adapting to enterprise social networks - some may be considering it as a first-time implementation. Others may be looking to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Cathexis
Enterprise social networks (ESN) and related social collaboration tools have made their way into enterprises over the past few years. User experiences have evolved to be more intuitive, the environments have become richer with integrations and new capacities such as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Cathexis
A significant benefit for users and organizations who employ social collaboration solutions such as enterprise social networking (ESN) is that it supports a more transparent, conversational way of working, enables more visible communication flows, and asynchronous yet interactive problem solving.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Cathexis
This year's KM World (#kmworld) conference was titled "Building Collaborative Organizations: People, Platform and Organizations," and in the stories and talks at the event, it's evident that companies and organizations have moved past the vision moment to reaping rewards, tranfsorming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Cathexis
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project gave the broad outline of the era of networked individualism we're living in at a talk at KM World (#kmworld) on November 7. Based on extensive research and now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Cathexis
Ross Cavanaugh, VP, Internal Collaboration, Wells Fargo and Susan McCabe, Global Program Manager, Knowledge & Collaboration at Unisys Corporation shared the podium on November 5 at KM World (#kmworld) to talk about the impact and business value of social and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Cathexis
This morning's energetic and insightful opening keynote Building Collaborative Organizations at KM World (#kmworld) was delivered by Nicco Mele, who teaches public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is a leading expert in the integration of social... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Cathexis
Employee productivity has been the mainstay of top line growth and bottom-line profitability since 1993, according to Breakthrough Performance in the New Work Environment: Identifying and Enabling the New High Performance a recent report published by the Conference Executive Board... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Cathexis
One benefit often accrued to social business is that it is foundational to improving employee engagement, and thereby maximizing the potential contribution of human capital in an organization. In the innovation workshop at the E2 conference, Ari Lightman of Carnegie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Cathexis
David Carr of Information Week brought together an excellent panel "Enterprise Social Networking Across Channels, Devices, and Languages" at E2 on Wednesday, June 19 to share their insight into enabling enterprise social networking in a global environment. Carr first became... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Cathexis
During the fireside chat on Tuesday, June 17 with City of Boston CIO Bill Oates and Laurianne McGlaughlin, Editor in Chief at Information week, we got a view into how social and mobile innovation has a real impact on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Cathexis
Driving innovation through enterprise applications is the key theme of this year's E2 conference, so to provide the right context, the conference opened with a day long Carnegie Mellon Blueprint for Innovation workshop. Ari Lightman, Director of the CIO Institute... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Cathexis
Gary Hamil's provocative views were on full display at the Commonwealth Club on April 7 in San Francisco. The noted business strategist and management iconoclast, postulated that hierarchical organizations are an outdated model in the age of the network. Hierarchy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Cathexis
We have convinced ourselves that the way to solve problems is to talk, according to Dan Roam, author of Back of the Napkin. But a focus on words short-changes one of the most powerful capacity humans possess - the power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Cathexis
Understanding and learning to engage productively with internal collaborative communities and social technologies is a vital work skill. The capacity of an organization's agility, productivity and innovation is in large part based on the tacit knowledge and know-how of today's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Cathexis
Many companies and organizations rollout out collaboration and enterprise social networking with an initial burst of early orientation and hoopla. Once the initial excitement wears off, they are left with a “what next?” dilemma and ask themselves how to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Cathexis
Dinesh Tantri, of Thoughtworks gave a compelling talk at E2Innovate on Tuesday. An IT services company of 2000 people in 27 global offices, Tantri shared the secret sauce of building a collaborative enterprise. It starts with a collaborative work culture... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Cathexis
If you're thinking about innovation for your organization or company, you have to understand Gen Z - which Ari Lightman of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon indicated are those young digital natives who were born in 1995 - the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Cathexis
Understanding how to derive repeatable business value from collaborative community is an important senior management skill to master. In an economy where the tacit knowledge of knowledge workers is the mother lode, continuing to manage those workers in a compartmentalized,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Cathexis
What makes enterprise social networks and communities relevant and valued today? It’s useful to look back slightly on a significant market dynamic that occurred in the last two decades of the 20th century. The asset base of S&P companies shifted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Cathexis
Enterprise social networking is not a backbone of the enterprise yet, and according to a report released by Ovum last week, there's about a ten percent (10%) adoption rate in organizations. While Ovum says the market this year is $500m,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Cathexis
Communities are now a vital element of organizational structure and company collaboration and engagement with stakeholders - customers, partners and employees. It's important to understand why communities are strategically important, and how to effectively structure, manage and facilitate them -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Cathexis
The current era of the consumer social web requires a different model of market development according to Geoffrey Moore, storied Silicon Valley business advisor and author of Crossing the Chasm, the iconic book on high tech market development. The notion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at Cathexis