Jeremiah Owyang is coming to Third Tuesday Toronto

Jeremiah Owyang is a true thought leader on social media and its impact on the relationship between corporations and their employees and customers. And Jeremiah Owyang will be the speaker at the next Third Tuesday Toronto.

Jeremiah is an Analyst at the Altimeter Group, whose other principals include founder Charlene Li and Brian Solis. You won’t find a smarter, more social media-savvy group of people anywhere. Altimeter undertakes and publishes open research – they make their research freely available to the world and then count on being engaged by corporations and others interested in taking advantage of their understanding and insight. That’s a bold business model. A model that Altimeter appears to be making work well.

Altimeter’s research is widely read and frequently cited as a source of actionable insight into how social media is being integrated into the enterprise and the best practices that are emerging. Jeremiah regularly posts about the research on his Web Strategy blog, speaks at conferences and publishes his presentations on SlideShare. A sample of his writing and presentations gives a sense of the range and depth of Jeremiah’s thinking:

That’s deep knowledge – shared generously with others who share Jeremiah’s interests.

And now Jeremiah is coming to Toronto share his most recent insights with the Third Tuesday community. And that can include you. If you’re interested in hearing and talking with Jeremiah Owyang, register online to attend the next Third Tuesday Toronto. I hope to see you there.

A taste of Jeremiah: Le Web 2011

Jeremiah is a great speaker. His 2011 Le Web presentation will give you a sense of what to expect when he joins us at Third Tuesday.

Thank you to our sponsors

As you know, Third Tuesday is a community-oriented, volunteer-driven event. And we wouldn’t be able to bring great speakers like Jeremiah Owyang to Third Tuesdays across the country without the support of some like-minded sponsors. We’ve been lucky to have some great companies step up over the past several years to help us make Third Tuesday happen. Big thanks are due to CNW GroupRogers Communications, the Canadian Internet Registration AuthorityRadian6 and Cision Canada for making the 2011/12 Third Tuesday season possible.

We want students to be able to attend

Third Tuesday is a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments in social media and to network with business and thought leaders. And we don’t want students to miss out on this opportunity. So, if you are a student and would like to attend, don’t let the admission fee stop you. Simply present your student ID card at the time you sign into Third Tuesday and we’ll refund your admission fee, courtesy of Thornley Fallis.

 

William Mougayar at Third Tuesday Toronto Storify-ed

William Mougayar shared the story of the founding and development of Engagio with the participants of Third Tuesday Toronto. I’ve storify-ed the highlights of the twitter stream during the event. (This was the second of two presentations William made this week. I also storify-ed the previous night’s presentation at Third Tuesday Ottawa.)

I think you’ll find many quotable nuggets here in both of these streams.

 

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William Mougayar at Third Tuesday Toronto

William Mougayar, the founder of Engagio, spoke at Third Tuesday Toronto about how he came up with the idea for Engagio and how it is being developed as a startup. This storify captures the highlights of the tweet stream from attendees at William’s Third Tuesday presentation.

Storified by Joseph Thornley · Thu, Mar 29 2012 08:27:51

Third Tuesday Toronto fills up. Waiting for @wmougayar to take the stage. #3tyyz http://pinterest.com/pin/268879040223009835/Joseph Thornley
Third tuesday toronto: william mougayar discusses becoming a social media entrepreneur #3tyyzkate
Thanx to the sponsors at Third Tuesday #3tyyz http://pic.twitter.com/FypWihRqElizabeth Correia
Startups are a series of "brick walls" you have to go through, says @wmougayar #3tyyzHolly Bacchus
My favourite phase of a startup: Wiggles of hope ;) #3TYYZKing Siu
Building is a start up is like having a blurry vision. #3TYYZJorge Lee
According to @wmougayar, u are more likely to see success with a restaurant than a start up. #3tyyzLaurinda Shaver
A great turnout for @wmougayar at third Tuesday Toronto #3tyyz talking about @engagio http://pinterest.com/pin/268879040223009941/Joseph Thornley
Having a blurry vision of the future is key to a start up. Christopher Columbus didn’t google America before he found it – @wmougayar #3tyyzHolly Bacchus
@wmougayar behind many successes, there’s a lot of failures #3TYYZJorge Lee
Angry birds was their 52nd game before they got it right #Learnfromyourfailures – W. Mougayar #3TYYZKing Siu
"if u polish shit, it still won’t shine." -@wmougayar #3tyyzLaurinda Shaver
Relationships don’t matter. Trusted relationships do. – says @wmougayar #3tyyzFarah Ng
Conversations is the new information. Intelligence lives inside social discussions. #3tyyzLaurinda Shaver
Behind all comments and conversations is potential connection #3tyyzAIMS Canada
Form relationships by tracking your conversations on #sm @wmougayar #3tyyzTabitha David
layers of social web cake from top to bottom monitor/listen,sharing/liking, replying/commenting via @wmougayar #3TYYZJorge Lee
Actually replying on the social web (creating convos) takes you above the "noise" of just reading, "liking", linking: @wmougayar #3tyyzHolly Bacchus
Listening to @wmougayar talking about his entrepreneurial journey #3tyyz. His latest startup @engagio was conceived on @fredwilson’s blogDavid Feldt
Engagio became a viable product after 8 weeks via @wmougayar #3TYYZJorge Lee
"The way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things." Paul (didn’t type fast enough to get last name) #3tyyzLaurinda Shaver
"we made @engagio look & feel very similar to Gmail in case Google wants to buy us out!" @wmougayar #3tyyzLaurent Magloire
Engagio let’s you follow a user on all social profiles in one click says CEO #3tyyzkate
here’s @engagio’s @wmougayar doing his thing at #3tyyz http://pic.twitter.com/1uU4W46GApril Dunford
I want this now. Getting demo of @engagio creates a universal mailbox for all your social interactions. Simply like gmail. #3tyyzAIMS Canada
@wmougayar showing engagio at #3TYYZ http://pic.twitter.com/y9gNNVIbJorge Lee
Getting a demo of @Engagio, am I seeing the future of #SocialEngagement right now? #3TYYZKing Siu
Engagio. #3tyyz http://www.engag.io/welcomeAndrea T
#3tyyz the @engagio tech stack -ruby on rails… Solar for indexing, bootstrap twitter…Rob Tyrie
Engagio will be available on iPhone using html5 via @wmougayar #3tyyzJorge Lee
Words of wisdom! Spoken by William Mougayar #3tyyz http://pic.twitter.com/qcMxzEH0Elizabeth Correia
Thank you to the sponsors who make #3tyyz possible: @Rogers, @CNWGroup, @Cision, @Radian6, @ciraJoseph Thornley
Sketchnotes: @wmougayar (@engagio) at Third Tuesday Toronto (#3tyyz) http://sachachua.com/blog/2012/03/sketchnotes-william-mougayar-engagio-at-third-tuesday-toronto/ (cc @thornley)Sacha Chua
Amazing & Thx! “@sachac: Sketchnotes: @wmougayar (@engagio) at Third Tuesday Toronto (#3tyyz) http://sachachua.com/blog/2012/03/sketchnotes-william-mougayar-engagio-at-third-tuesday-toronto/ (cc @thornley)”Engagio
Great learning @ #3tyyz last night with @wmougayar about @engagio Crafting meaningful conversations out of the social media chaos swirl.Heather Leigh Mundle

William Mougayar: Becoming a social media entrepreneur

Social media has changed the way that we connect with our friends, with news and with organizations. It has opened up possibilities that we hadn’t even dreamed of 10 years ago.

Social media has also proven fertile ground for entrepreneurs with ideas. Canada has spawned some great social media companies – Radian6HootSuitePostRank,StumbleUponTungle, and more.

Behind every one of these success stories is an entrepreneur who had an idea and the persistence, energy and sheer determination to make it happen.

William Mougayar is the entrepreneur behind not just one, but two social media startups:Eqentia and Engagio. The first of these two startups, Eqentia, is billed as a “vertical news environment.”   It enables you to curate the content you care about from a variety of sources across the social Web. The newer company, Engagio, enables you to draw together all of your conversations from different social media into one place.

Less than two months after launch, Engagio has earned positive word of mouth and prominent backers such as Fred Wilson thanks to its simple but compelling proposition.

Developing a successful startup isn’t easy. If it were, we’d all be heading up successful companies. It takes a lot of luck and some smart decisions. But in the era of social, we see more and more of the people around us pursuing their dream, trying their hand at starting up a new business, at making their idea become reality.

So how did William Mougayar do it? You can find out at the next Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ and Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW meetups. William will share his personal journey from idea to beta to seed funding. He’ll tell us about the dark nights of doubt, the highs of the Eureka moments and the grinding work that goes into that success.

This Third Tuesday will be for you whether you are a budding entrepreneur yourself, know some people involved in startups or just wonder as you use your favourite social app, “How did they do that?”

I hope you be able to join us that evening to hear from one of Canada’s true social media entrepreneurs, William Mougayar.

You can register to attend either on the Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ or Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW websites

 

Thank you to our sponsors

As you know, Third Tuesday is a community-oriented, volunteer-driven event. And we wouldn’t be able to bring great speakers like William Mougayar to Third Tuesdays across the country without the support of some like-minded sponsors. We’ve been lucky to have some great companies step up over the past several years to help us make Third Tuesday happen. Big thanks are due to CNW GroupRogers Communications, the Canadian Internet Registration AuthorityRadian6 and Cision Canada for making the 2011/12 Third Tuesday season possible.

Want to know more about William Mougayar and Engagio?

Engagio is the 1 Inbox to rule them all, ReadWriteWeb

Engagio goes from the Comment Section to $540K seed investment, Venture Beat

Engagio wants to be your one stop social inbox, Mathew Ingram in GigaOm

Toronto’s Engagio raises $540K and heads to New York, TechVibes

 

 

Video of Tony Clement's appearance at Third Tuesday Toronto

I’ve posted video of Tony Clement‘s Feb. 17 presentation at Third Tuesday Toronto about open government and the use of social media by employees of the Government of Canada. You can see the full video of the substantive part of his presentation below. I’ll post the highlights of the questions and answers separately when I have the time to process and edit the video.

In the meantime, here are the main body of the Minister’s remarks. Enjoy.

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Third Tuesday participants rave about Jeff Jarvis' Public Parts

Jeff Jarvis launched his new book, Public Parts, in Canada last week at Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ and Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW. Judging from the participant reviews on the third Tuesday websites, Jeff presentation was one of the most popular and well-received presentations in six seasons of third Tuesday.

What people said

Stephen Da Cambra: really enjoyed Jeff’s presentation. It appealed to me directly because of my own struggles with giving up my privacy on the web. Even high-profile guests can ramble on a bit – but Jeff was on point throughout, with enough short divergence to keep it interesting.

Rick Weiss: Jeff Jarvis was great. He’s an engaging speaker and presented a lot of food for thought around privacy in the digital age.

Aggie Fortier: The speaker was very engaging with interesting examples to support his position. More importantly, Jarvis opened the door to discussion on the implications of public versus private. He has raised the bar for future speakers who follow.

Martin Waxman: Jeff Jarvis speaks the way he writes and is entertaining, provocative and insightful. Really enjoyed the talk; looking forward to reading the book.

Dave Fleet: Fascinating subject and a phenomenal speaker. One of the best presentations I’ve been to in a while.

Jim Courtney: Really excellent introduction to and perspective on privacy issues. Loved the stories and historical perspective.

Nigel Newton: Jeff Jarvis is an evangelist for societal change enabled by the net. His generosity of spirit and his belief that we, the users of the net, are capable of respecting the ethics of privacy and public sharing is persuasive. If fear of technology is the primary emotion holding back the natural evolution of the net and its influence on society, then Jeff’s well-crafted perspectives will be a source of courage for the faint-hearted.

Eden Spodek: Jeff Jarvis is a fantastic speaker and I would attend a Third Tuesday anytime he’s invited here – even if he’s not launching a new book. He brings the online privacy discussion to a whole new level and I enjoyed his insights on cultural differences and privacy. I can’t wait to devour Public Parts.

Zach Klein: Great session. Super smart dude.

Mark Blevis: Jeff is an engaging and animated speaker. I really enjoyed this event. It was of high caliber. I could have happily listened for another two hours.

Alfred Coates: I really enjoyed how Mr. Jarvis’s message of openness and sharing felt like a mix of opportunity and challenge to those in attendance. Mr. Jarvis speaks with passion and conviction and a healthy dose of humor. I will be reading public parts this weekend and working my way through Buzzmachine in the foreseeable future.

Karen Runtz: While many speakers may be entertaining at the time, what they say won’t stick with you. That’s not the case with Jeff Jarvis. I have his book for reinforcement! No, seriously, I did find his presentation memorable. It brought me in mind of the excitement I felt at a conference some 15 to 20 years ago hearing and Ithaca U prof talk about the changing nature of communications. She was encouraging us to think of our “products” as workable clay, instead of finished polished pieces sent on their way. That resonated with me, just as Jeff’s words about the Internet did last night.

Read all the reviews

That’s just a selection of the rave reviews for Jeff Jarvis’s Public Parts presentation at third Tuesday. If you want to read the full set of reviews, you can find them at the Third Tuesday Ottawa and Third Tuesday Toronto event sites.

We are hoping that Jeff will be able to come back to Canada for third Tuesday Calgary and third Tuesday Vancouver in either January or February. And if you’re in another city and are looking for a great speaker with thought-provoking content, Jeff Jarvis won’t disappoint.

What others thought

Melanie Coulson, the online editor at the Ottawa Citizen blogged her impressions of Jeff’s presentation.

Don Butler of the Ottawa Citizen also interviewed Jeff for an article which appeared in Saturday’s edition of the newspaper.

Were you there?

If you were at the event and wrote about it, please leave a comment and post the link to your coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend Third Tuesday with Jeff Jarvis & win admission to MeshMarketing

Here’s something extra for Third Tuesday participants: Register for Jeff Jarvis‘ Canadian launch of Public Parts at either Third Tuesday Toronto (#3tYYZ) or Third Tuesday Ottawa (#3tYOW) and you could win a free registration to the meshmarketing (#mm11) conference in Toronto.

The organizers of meshmarketing have offered to make two registrations available to the Third Tuesday community. That means that two lucky Third Tuesday attendees will go to one of the best marketing conferences to take place this year – without having to pay the $589 registration fee.

How does it work?

Register to attend Third Tuesday Ottawa or attend Third Tuesday Toronto with Jeff Jarvis by noon on Friday. Then tweet one of the following messages:

If you’re attending Third Tuesday Ottawa, tweet: “I’m attending Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW and I want to attend mesh marketing #mm11 too.

If you’re attending Third Tuesday Toronto, tweet: “I’m attending Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ and I want to attend mesh marketing #mm11 too.

At noon on Friday, one Tweet containing the hash tag #3TYYZ and one Tweet containing the hash tag #3TYOW will be randomly selected and the author of each tweet will receive a free registration to meshmarketing. You can tweet as often as you’d like, but only people registered to attend Third Tuesday Ottawa or Third Tuesday Toronto will be eligible to win the free registration.

Winners will be notified via twitter shortly after noon on Friday.

So is that a great offer or what? Attend third Tuesday, receive a copy of Jeff Jarvis’s new book Public Parts, have it autographed by the author and also have a chance to win free admission to meshmarketing.

Thank you to the folks behind meshmarketing for making this offer to us.

UPDATE:

We had a great response to the contest and we’ve selected two winners – the people who tweeted the magic phrase closest to 19:39 on November 10. The winners: Tanya Bosman and Hardeep Gosal.

Congratulations to Tanya and Hardeep. You will have a chance to attend Toronto best digital marketing conference. And thank you to everyone who participated.

Jeff Jarvis brings his Public Parts to Third Tuesday

I’m really excited about this news: Jeff Jarvis is coming to Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ and Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW for the Canadian launch of his new book, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.

Blogger at Buzz Machine. Author of  What Would Google Do? Associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism. Co-host of This Week in Google with Leo Laporte and Gina Trapani and Leo’s TWiT netcast network. And now author of a new book, Public Parts.

Jeff will be coming to third Tuesday Toronto on a special day, Thursday, November 17, and to third Tuesday Ottawa on Friday, November 18. Yes, that’s third Tuesday on a Thursday and Friday.

This should be a great event and we’ve booked a larger hall so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. Still, if past experience is any guide, we’ll sell out. So if you’re planning to be in Toronto on November 17 or Ottawa on November 18, click over to the Third Tuesday Toronto or Third Tuesday Ottawa sites and sign up to meet and hear Jeff Jarvis.

And if you’re worried about getting a copy of the book, all attendees who sign up will receive a copy of public parts when they arrive at the event. So you’ll have your copy their to have autographed by the author.

Third Tuesday Ottawa #3TYOW and Third Tuesday Toronto #3TYYZ with Jeff Jarvis. I hope to see you there.

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As you know, Third Tuesday is a community-oriented, volunteer-driven event. And we wouldn’t be able to bring great speakers like Jeff Jarvis to Third Tuesdays across the country without the support of some like-minded sponsors. We’ve been lucky to have some great companies step up over the past several years to help us make Third Tuesday happen. Big thanks are due to CNW Group, Rogers Communications, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Radian6 and Cision Canada for making the 2011/12 Third Tuesday season possible.

Hear about the hits (and misses) from SXSW at Third Tuesday Toronto

Did you miss South by Southwest this year? Are you wondering what all the sound and fury actually amounted to?

Now you can hear about what really mattered at SXSW from three social media leaders who were there. Keith McArthur, Dave Fleet, and Karen Geier have just returned from SXSW. And they’ve come back with stories to tell. What were the most promising and intriguing ideas they heard? What were the biggest fails? Where is social media going? What are the top trends we we should be looking for over the next year? What’s hot? What’s not?

Keith, Dave and Karen will share what they heard and learned at SXSW at the next Third Tuesday Toronto on March 29.

Register online to attend

If you’re interested in participating, click over to the Third Tuesday Toronto meetup site and register online to attend.

Acknowledging Third Tuesday’s sponsors

As always, I want to thank the sponsors of Third Tuesday: CNW GroupRogers Communications, the Canadian Internet Registration AuthorityRadian6 and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Thanks to these sponsors, we are able to program great speakers in cities across Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa.

 

 

C.C. Chapman Sells Out

One week from today C.C. Chapman arrives in Canada for his cross-country Third Tuesday Content Rules tour. And already the Third Tuesday Toronto, Third Tuesday Calgary and  Third Tuesday Vancouver events are sold out. Clearly, C.C. is a hot ticket. People are interested in hearing what he has to say and meeting him in person.

If you’re lucky enough to live in Montreal, there are still some open places to hear and meet C.C. at Third Tuesday Montreal. So, you still have a chance to register to attend.

Meeting C.C. Chapman is better by the book

If you are planning to attend Third Tuesday with C.C., I encourage you to get Content Rules and start reading it before the event. You can find it at a bookstore near you or online in hard copy at Chapters or as an eBook at Kobo. C.C. will be signing copies at the event. So be sure to bring your copy with you.

Our sponsors make the third Tuesday community possible

C.C.’s Third Tuesday cross-Canada tour is shaping up to be one of our most successful events yet.

We live in a big country and the cost of staging something like this is considerable. Third Tuesday is organized by volunteers and we could not afford  to bring great speakers like C.C. across Canada without the support of our sponsors: CNW groupRogers Communications, Radian6, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Thank you to our sponsors. You make third Tuesday possible.

Michelle Kostya from Research in Motion speaks at Third Tuesday in December

When it comes to social media, it’s a mobile world. It’s a long time since social media resided primarily in our browser or in applications on our desktop. Today, our social media connections are rarely farther away than the device we carry in the palm of our hands – our cell phones.

RIM – Research in Motion – is the Canadian standard bearer in the mobile device wars and Canada’s leading technology hope. As social media has evolved and as apps have moved onto mobile devices, RIM has been challenged to evolve its own approach. And we’re seeing it do this. Earlier this year, RIM introduced a new operating system with embedded social features along with the Torch, a new generation of BlackBerry that combines a large touchscreen display with a slide out keyboard. In the new year, we’ll see the Playbook, RIM’s tablet offering.

As RIM evolves its platform, it’s also using social media to reach out to its users and engage with them in online community and social media. Michelle Kostya is one of the people charting out RIM’s path in social media. And she’s our next speaker at Third Tuesday.

You can register online to join us December 6 at Third Tuesday Ottawa or December 7 at Third Tuesday Toronto to hear Michelle talk about how Research in Motion uses social media and how it views the future of social on its platform.

Thank you to our sponsors.

Once again, I’d like to thank our sponsors – CNW Group, Rogers Communications, Radian6, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Your sponsorship makes it possible for us to bring great speakers to Third Tuesdays across the country, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. You make third Tuesday a truly Canadian affair.