Knowledge Dimension and Social Business Consulting are inviting TomorrowToday readers to attend the Close the Gap Conference, where leadership experts will highlight the social business gap that exists in organisations today.

The principles of social media in business, if applied to resolving business pains, can have a remarkable effect on your company’s profitability and effectiveness.

By being able to access appropriate experts and the applicable information on time, in context, as needed, as well as leveraging the sharing culture of your extended workforce, your company can gain strategic advantage.

Highlighting the social business gaps that exist in organisations today

Join Walter Pike, Keith Coats, Gary Swale, Ray Hayes, Randy Frink and Mike Saunders as they discuss key leadership challenges that occur on the path to closing the gap between traditional ways of working and the new world in which we now operate.

Date: Tuesday 20 March 2012

Time: 08h30 f0r 09h00

Venue: Hilton Sandton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Johannesburg

Please book your place as soon as possible, as spaces are limited. Click here to RSVP.

The speakers

Walter Pike is a marketer, advertising strategist and academic. He consults with brand owners and agencies about marketing and brand building in a social world. He founded The Digital Academy recently to provide the skills needed to operate in a changed world in open enrolment and in-house programs.


Keith Coats is an internationally respected leadership expert, author, speaker and facilitator. He is also the leadership specialist at TomorrowToday. Keith unpacks and discusses the challenges leaders face and how to tackle them.


Gary Swale is a Director of Knowledge Dimension. Gary is a social business and enterprise collaboration expert, both from a leadership as well as a technology perspective. Catch Garyʼs informative discussion around Creating a Social Business.


Ray Hayes has three decades of experience in helping businesses understand and adopt new technologies, achieve measurable results and deliver business value. Ray joins the panel of keynote speakers at the Close the Gap event.


Randy Frink serves has an IBM Worldwide Business Unit Executive for Social Software. As an IBM Social Business pioneer and evangelist he has been in the trenches selling social solutions to clients representing about every industry, customer segment and job function.


Mike Saunders is a Keynote Speaker and Social Media Coach at TomorrowToday, as well as the CEO of DigitLab, a digital marketing and social media agency. His vision for social media in the marketplace is to see organisations effectively using digital media to communicate online – increasing their reach, influence and productivity.

To find out more about the conference, connect with Social Business Consulting at [email protected] or 084 556 7125


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