Last week, Yammer went on tour in two cities: London and Amsterdam. Firstly, we wanted to thank you, our community, for sharing your afternoons with us, for speaking, participating and actively engaging in person and in social media.
Secondly, we wanted to recap and reflect on our experiences together. Both events started out with Adam Pisoni’s keynote about disruption and how predictability built into our organizational structures defeats our ability to deal with disruption. Adam challenged us to think through the value we bring to our customers and keep redefining how we do it, as long as we keep providing the value they seek. “The value you provide will remain constant but the way you do it will change,” said Adam. Next, Jeff Mann and Nikos Drakos from Gartner spoke in Amsterdam and London respectively, about the Nexus of Forces that’s affecting the business world right now.
Jim Patterson and Richard Riley talked about new Yammer product releases, featuring multilingual translation, the Yammer Windows 8 app and real-time document collaboration using Microsoft Web Apps. Both cities featured individual customer talks (Frank Wammes from Capgemini in Amsterdam and Thomas Scott from Carlson Wagonlit in London), and customer panels. This time, we added a new format to our breakout sessions, called Project Bonfire, which featured lightning talks by a few customers, followed by discussion breakout groups. Caroline Thorpe, Laurie Hibbs and Zoe McKay shared their wisdom in London, while Patrick de Winter, Mirjam Riedel and Eline Kurvink dazzled and inspired discussion in Amsterdam.
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