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Ealier today, I had the distinct honor and privilege to host the New York Center of Gravity during IBF 24. My guest hosts were Giovanni Piazza (Executive Director of IBF Labs) and Cheryl Lesser (Thomson Reuters).

We talked with an impressive group of industry leaders including Steve Krug, John Abell, David Sachs, Scott Liewher and Loic Le Meur. We also spent a good bit of time dipping behind the firewalls of such intranets as Thomson Reuters, Nationwide, Comcast and Deloitte. Our wildcard segment featured Women of the Web: Suzanne Livingston (IBM), Kate Pugh (DWG) and Cheryl Lesser.

Following are some highlights from the six hour stretch, as recounted via select tweets and yammers:

Helen Day: Again the topic of user comment management on intranets rears its head on #ibf24. Nationwide (US) have only removed 1 comment, AEP have only removed a handful (out of thousands and thousands)

@sliewehr:'Important to recruit a senior-level sponsor when developing your intranet strategy.' #ibf24  

Angela Pohl: Frank (customer service) from Comcast said their CEO said, "Twitter has changed the culture of the company."… more transparent, open, more human #ibf24

@danasml: Love Comcast's stats on how social media has helped them to save money! V true, ROI is what it means to ur business. Tailor & adapt! #ibf24

@emilius22: Language seems to be am important topic among intranet managers, as the questions at #ibf24 show

@ChristySeason: I love Deloitte's intra – very interactive & great use of social tools…It's like the all you can eat buffet. I want everything and don't know where to start. #ibf24

@dorjem: Just joined #ibf24 and see Yammer CEO David Sachs mentioning my own #sungard own experience with CEO Cris Conde http://bit.ly/aIDVey

@dwg: John Abell from Wired thinks some guys are now in their garage inviting the next Twitter – tough economic times force innovation #ibf24

Angela Pohl: Loic Le Meur from Seesmic said having negative Tweets is better than having no mention on Twitter for your brand, because "at least it means people care." Do you agree?

Next up, a few reflections on the San Francisco Centre of Gravity. In the meantime keep those tweets (#ibf24) and yams (for DWG members) coming. Better still, join the ongoing global conversation with IBF lounge, which scheduled to go live following IBF 24. More on this from Paul Miller when he returns to the IBF 24 studio later today.

Enjoy the rest of the show!

About the author

Nancy Goebel - DWG's Managing Director for Member & Benchmarking ServicesNancy Goebel is DWG’s Managing Director for Member Services. In addition to heading up service delivery, she is responsible for member engagement, retention and growth. Nancy also sits on DWG’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining the Digital Workplace Group, Nancy was a accomplished executive at JPMorgan Chase where she built and led a global team in desigining and implementing an award-winning intranet. She also led digital enablement and business re-engineering initiatives.

Outside work, Nancy is a wine maker, fundraiser, meditator, wife and mother of two.

Connect with Nancy on Twitter: @nancyatdwg or on Google +.

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