Caleb Booker

Caleb Booker's career online has spanned a number of industries. With Clever Zebra he acted as Chief Operations Officer, coordinating logistics and built teams, producing events, researching virtual worlds, and occasionally interviewing guests.

His core expertise was gained as News Editor on Metaversed, where he investigated cutting edge technology and translated it all into language people could understand. Even before this, however, Caleb spent time investigating early Internet activities like LambdaMOO, the creation of the World Wide Web, and later the evolution of Web 2.0.

Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Producer: Virtual Worlds Keynote
  • Developer in a variety of virtual environments
  • Logistics coordination for the vBusiness Expo
  • Speaker: "Business in Virtual Worlds" seminar series
  • Lecturer and researcher: "Virtual Worlds Bootcamp"
  • Producer: online Clever Zebra seminars
  • Producer: Metanomics and Virtual Business Innovators series
  • Designer of an executive new user orientation experience
  • News Editor of Metaversed.com
  • Writer for Second Life Herald and New World Notes
  • Reporter for the Virtual World Podcast

Contact - info [at] calebbooker.com
Skype - onder.skall

Public Profile Tabs

Anders Grondstedt, President - The Grondstedt Group Inc.

Join us today at 2pm Pacific Time in Second Life (by clicking here) for a rare opportunity to see how high-level executives make some of their biggest decisions. I'm very excited to announce that our guest on Virtual Worlds Keynote this week will be Anders Grondstedt, someone with tremendous experience both as a developer and as a speaker on all things virtual. Here's the breakdown of today's session:

How do two global billion-dollar corporations co-create value without the carbon footprint of flying executives around the world to meet? How do you build dialogue and consensus and collaborate and innovate with today’s post-bureaucracy organizations who work from coffee shops, kitchen tables and cubicles in four countries? That was the question facing Schneider Electric and IBM. One thing is for sure: Few breakthrough ideas have ever been conceived while staring at the phone and talking to disembodied voices on a conference call, watching a death-by-PowerPoint webinar drone-a-thon or participating in a video conferencing session that brings the drama and depth of a C-SPAN program. Learn how they turned to the virtual world to create customer intimacy and break through innovation ideas.

Remember: only the presentation itself is recorded, so if you want to ask questions make sure you attend the live session. See you there!

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To join us in Second Life, you'll need to do the following:

  1. Go to SecondLife.com, create an account, and install the software.
  2. Log in through the Second Life software using your user name.
  3. Click here to be teleported to our studio before 2pm Pacific.

Last week we held the very first session of Virtual Worlds Keynote with guest speaker Jonena Relth, President of TBD Consulting. Her topic was "Why We Sold Our Real Building and Went Totally Virtual" and proved to be a valuable resource for anyone who has ever considered taking a team online. I loved how grounded in real-world concerns her approach was, and the story that she tells about the discovery of this new tool is meaningful for a wide variety of professionals.

This video now begins its life as a tool that you can use when proposing a solution for cutting travel budgets, team building exercises, or cost effective training.

If you’re able to get a half-hour cleared at 2pm SLT today, do join us in Second Life (SLurl) for the next session which promises to be just as valuable. Hélène Zuili, CEO of MakeMyWorlds will give a case study entitled "Real World Expos in Virtual Spaces". If you’ve ever wondered about a true marriage of real and virtual trade shows, this is the session for you.

If you think you might have questions do make sure you’re there for the live session; the Q&A portion is not recorded! This is to keep each episode short and to the point for maximum usefulness in business environments. As usual, if you have questions for a speaker you might have missed, you can also email me at info [at] calebbooker [dot] com.