Last Tuesday I gave a presentation about self-organizing innovation at ISPIM. This paper is an update of my earlier white paper, basically it tries to explain that Drupal is not a CMS community but an open innovation community on software development. Not just the software, but Drupal's community experience is the innovation here. Indeed it's all about the people. The responds to my presentation was splendid, which brings me to a project I've been discussing in Drupalcon Chicago: how to build a bridge between the academic/consulting people with all their knowledge and networks in established innovation markets and the development/hands-on high-tech people of an emerging open innovation business ecosystem (e.g. the Drupal community).
At the moment I'm already busy with one event organization, being the open space on education. Trying to create a joined CXO-DrupalDays and ISPIM workshop will be something I'll go explore next.