Peer Incite research meetings are periodic gatherings of the Wikibon community. Wikibon is comprised of many tens of thousands of registered members and hundreds of thousands of visitors. The majority of Wikibon's registered members, are business technology professionals. Of those, 70% are managerial and 30% are technical in terms of their job responsibilities. The balance of the community is comprised about equally between consultants/analysts, vendors/channel/integrators and trade press/bloggers/investors.
Peer Incites are moderated phone discussions. Anywhere between 30-100 people typically participate on the phone depending on the topic. Another 300-1000 will watch the live stream. We broadcast live sessions on TV here and here.
The way Peer Incites work is a guest presenter(s) is prompted by the moderator and delivers a 10-15 minute introductory discussion, puts forth a premise and then the community discusses the implications for the remaining 40 minutes or so. The sessions are highly interactive in a discussion format, not a presentation format.
At the end of the session the moderator summarizes. The summary gets posted to Wikibon within two hours. The community then, based on the discussion, posts at least six research notes covering:
- The summary
- CIO actions
- Organizational considerations
- Technology integration actions
- Vendor actions
- Asset management implications (otherwise known as GRS - 'Getting Rid of Stuff').
These six research notes are then combined with the summary to create a newsletter that goes out to our community. The research notes live on in the wiki and users can comment on them or edit them. We also create a podcast of the session (a long version and a summary).
Here is a link to the Peer Incite archive: Peer Incite Archive
If you'd like to participate or suggest a topic please do so: Participate
Peer Incite Process
Peer Incite Research meetings are designed to help practitioners make better technology decisions. Peer Incites help business technologists think through a difficult problem, showcase a methodology or process and can advance an individual's personal brand.
If you are interested in participating in the Peer Incite process, here are the guidelines and requirements.
- No vendor commercials. Peer Incites are events held for peers by peers. Vendors are welcome to present but should focus on applying technology to address a business capability. That said...we are happy for guests to give a plug to their organizations.
- We hold a pre-call before the Peer Incite call. This call lasts one hour and is not a rehearsal, rather it is designed to set an agenda.
- The Peer Incite call lasts one hour, typically on a Tuesday at 12 Noon EST. The call is recorded, posted on youtube and hosted as a podcast.
- Immediately after the Peer Incite call we convene on the 'After Call' to agree on the key action items for users and assign written pieces. The After Call lasts one hour.
Presenters are not required to write a piece but are encouraged to participate in the After Call process.
Interested parties should contact us and please specify:
- Who are you?
- What's your topic of interest
- What's the key premise of the call?
- Requested timeframe