LinkedIn founder and CEO Reid Hoffman visited SAP today and gave a great talk and answered our questions.
One thing that stood out for me was him saying: “SAP Ecosystem is the first time that a company is speaking the same language as we do.” He even quickly checked with Ellen Levy LinkedIn’s VP of Business Development and she noddet in agreement.
For me that is a big validation of what we are doing in SCN and the larger Ecosystem. If you take a step back it isn’t that surprising that the two companies with such a business focus are speaking a similar language, but to hear that it is the first time they encountered one is great.
Soon there will be some deeper linking between SCN Business Cards and your LinkedIn profile. We’ll keep you posted.
Rest of the post is a copy of my tweets that I did during Reid’s presentation in reverse chronological order (oldest first):
Favorite Reid quote today: SAP Ecosystem is using the same language as we do, which is the first time that this occurred.– Huge validation3 minutes ago from TwitterFox
Reid is using Twitter for more the broader announcement type questions. On LinkedIn you can see the profile of the answer -> Deeper content5 minutes ago from TwitterFox
Reid Hoffman is excited about Zynga. Social gaming is very hot: http://www.zynga.com/7 minutes ago from TwitterFox
RT: @pixelbase: @finnern still humming away “Ruby Tuesday”, by the way! 🙂 — Thanks for sharing. Does wonders for my bruised ego 😉15 minutes ago from TwitterFox
RT: @vijayasankarv: Does Hoffman think there is a market for a product like linkedin within an enterprise supply chain — Sorry too late 🙁22 minutes ago from TwitterFox
Reid: We don’t use # of connections as reputation indicator. Don’t care about how many above 500 you have — @twitter please do the same.42 minutes ago from TwitterFox
@moyalynne room is packed, unfortunately @cwodtke is not in Reid’s entourage.about 1 hour ago from TwitterFox in reply to moyalynne
Reid Hoffman: “LinkedIn is a public professional network”. LinkedIn helps individual branding / creating competitive advantage.about 1 hour ago from TwitterFox
Reid Hoffman: “What is happening for example in the development community regarding Ruby on Rails?” A lot regarding Ruby today on SCN 😉about 1 hour ago from TwitterFox
http://twitpic.com/2z246 – Reid Hoffman and Zia Yusuf at SAP Laps in Palo Altoabout 1 hour ago from TwitPic
Reid Hoffman has a philosophy degree from Oxford 😉about 1 hour ago from TwitterFox
Reid Hoffman from LinkedIn is visiting SAP today. Will present in a couple of minutes. Questions? http://tinyurl.com/y7y7h7about 1 hour ago from TwitterFox