Knowman organised another edition of “Social Now Europe”. The event had place on 20th and 21st April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and was hosted, once again, by Samuel Driessen. During the two days of the event, ten enterprise social tools were proposed to an audience of more than 60 people, from 8 countries, revealing that vendors are increasingly focused on improving internal processes and promoting the autonomy and engagement of workers.
The three members of the Social Now panel – Agnese Spona, Bruno Amaral and Pedro Custódio -, noticed an evolution when it comes to the usability of the tools presented: Iris Intranet, Jamespot, KanBo, Brikit, IBM Connections/XCC, MangoApps, nooQ, Coyo, Knowledge Plaza and Eyo.
Each of the vendor companies is invited to present its tool as an answer to the specific requirements of the fictitious Cablinc, a 1200-staff manufacturing and services company, with factories in three countries.
After all tools have been presented, the audience voted and four prizes were awarded. NooQ took home the prizes for Coolest Tool and Coolest Feature, whilst the Best Presentation award went to Brikit. In the Tool that Best Fit Your Organisation category there was a very close run with nooQ, MangoApps and Iris Intranet getting the highest number of votes. NooQ, which chose “Social Now Europe 2015” to stage a big release, was heavily praised for daring the create an interface totally different from what one tends to find in this type of enterprise tools.
Dana Leeson, Ana Neves, Carsten Rossi, Paul Corney, Phil Kropp and Alvaro Caballero spoke about knowledge management, social tools and organisational challenges.
Luis Suarez talked about how to decrease the use of emails defending that we adapt tools to the new social habits in work environments.
Stowe Boyd challenged the participants with its closing keynote titled “What’s Wrong With Social Collaboration? Everything”. The American researcher discussed at “Social Now” the future of work, where the relationship between employers and employees moves from company-centric to human-centric.
This was the 4th edition of “Social Now Europe“. The former three editions were held in Oporto (2012), Lisbon (2013) and Amsterdam (2014).