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Collaborative Technologies Conference

The Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC) has explored the breadth of collaborative solutions, including real-time and asynchronous technologies, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. CTC was focused on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce.

Collaborative technologies can help companies cut IT and telephony costs, increase productivity, reduce time-to-market, align workgroups and create a more streamlined, dynamic, agile organisation. CTC covered the full range of strategic collaboration tools including:

  • Wikis
  • Unified Messaging
  • Converged Network Infrastructure
  • Blogs
  • Decision Support Tools
  • Meeting Facilitation Software
  • Collaborative Content Management Systems
  • Portals
  • Social Software
  • Audio and Video Conferencing
  • Team Workspaces
  • Calendaring
  • Web Conferencing
  • Mobile Collaborative Applications Infrastructure
  • Instant Messaging
  • Communications Dashboards
  • VoIP

The conference took place at Boston, MA, 19-22 June 2006-08-30. CTC addressed the changes which forward-looking organisations face as they struggle to adopt and fully utilise the new wave of collaborative applications available today and those on the horizon.

Tracks, Plenary Sections and Tutorials

101 Track
  • Introduction to Virtual Work
  • Introduction to Collaborative Conferencing
Architectures of Participation
  • Creating a Culture of Collaboration
  • Social Software
  • Large Scale Collaboration: Prediction Markets & Social Networks
Bonus Track
  • Identity 2.0
  • Solving Document Chaos: Collaborative Document Construction the Productive Way
  • Business Continuity and Collaborative Technologies (An Open Discussion)
  • BioTeaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams
  • Collaborative Work Methods: A Structure for Supporting and Extending Collaboration across the Enterprise
Collaboration in Education
  • The Social Life of Learning in the Networked Age
  • Case Studies in Collaborative Technology for Education
  • Collaboration in Education: Small Group Discussions
Collaborative Workspaces
  • Collaborative Workspaces: Key Trends
  • Collaborative Workspaces: A Raft of Tools
  • Collaborative Workspaces: Making the Transition
Enterprise Collaboration Architectures
  • Microsoft vs Lotus: Comparative Analysis
  • Alternate Enterprise Collaboration Options
  • Open Source Collaboration Architecture for the Enterprise
Foundations for Collaboration
  • Security & Compliance
  • Network Optimization
  • Standardization Across the Enterprise: How to Reign in Collaborative Technologies without Stifling Innovation
Making Meetings Work
  • Calendaring: Time for an Update
  • Effective Face to Face Meetings
  • Effective Virtual Meetings
  • Trends in Mobility: What’s Going On?
  • Tools for Mobility: Horses for Courses
  • Techniques for Mobility: The Success Question
Real Time Collaboration
  • Getting a Handle on ROI for Conferencing
  • The Real Time Economy
  • The State of the Real Time Enterprise
  • The State of VoIP and Collaboration
  • Building For Real Real Time
Web 2.0 Collaborative Applications
  • Making Sense of Web 2.0: Impact on the Enterprise
  • Running Your Business on Web 2.0: Simple, Lightweight Apps
  • The Web 2.0 Enabled Enterprise
Plenary Sections
  • Conference Welcome
  • Globalization, Innovation and Collaboration in the Networked Age
  • Innovations for Real-Time Business
  • Consumer Lessons for Business Collaboration
  • Agile Collaboration
  • Show and Tell: Collaborating in the Networked Organization
  • Attention in an Always On World
  • Generational Shifts: Brain Drain and Youth Culture
  • Real-Time Communications Dashboards: Making Real-Time Collaboration Real
  • From the Labs: The Best of Research in Collaboration
  • Show and Tell: The World is Round
  • Roundtable: Moving Beyond Email
  • A History of Human Communication and the Future of Collaboration
Sponsored Session
  • Taking a User-Centric Approach to Collaboration
  • Compliance and Collaboration: Did you cross your t’s and dot your i’s?
  • The Promise of Unified Communications
  • Managing Effective Virtual Teams
  • Change Management and Collaboration Technology
  • Preparing Your Network for Real-time Collaboration


The Collaborative Technologies Conference presentations