2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303

BAIA (Business Association Italy America) organizes a new event about "Wikies and Business" with Peter Thoeny. Peter, a recognized thought-leader in wikis and social software, featured in numerous articles and technology conferences including LinuxWorld, Business Week and The Wall Street Journal explains what wikis are and how they are used, covers social aspects and security concerns, and teaches how to roll out a wiki. It also explains how teams can use TWiki, an open-source wiki for the enterprise, to build tailored wiki applications supporting their workflow and processes.

What is a wiki and why do you need it?
A wiki is a website where anyone with a browser can create and maintain web pages. It enables teams to organize and share content and knowledge in an organic and free manner, and to schedule, manage and document their daily activities. A wiki can also be used as an intranet where employees contribute content collaboratively, replacing a webmaster maintained intranet.

About the Speaker
Peter Thoeny is the founder of TWiki, the leading Wiki for corporate collaboration and knowledge management. Managing the open-sourced project for the last seven years, Peter invented the concept of structured wikis - where free form wiki content can be structured with tailored wiki applications. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, lived in Japan for 8 years working as an engineering manager for Denso building CASE tools, and managed the Knowledge Engineering group at Wind River for several years. He is currently working on a book on wikis for the workplace. Peter recently co-founded StructuredWikis LLC , a company offering services that allows teams to use wikis to improve productivity and communication through basic and advanced application of wikis.

When: January 23, 2007 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: DLA PIPER, 2000 University Avenue room 102/103
East Palo Alto, California 94303

Official Website: http://blog.baia-network.org/baiablog/2007/01/wikis_and_busin.html

Added by FrancoFolini on January 16, 2007