To PULSE and Beyond
Ron Wallace 270000FUHA RON.WALLACE@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  #ibmsoftware #ibmeam #maximo
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IBM Pulse 2012 is just 4 weeks away. Are you ready for it? By now, you all know about the many keynotes by clients, IBM senior leaders, industry experts, and Steve Wozniak. And, that there will be some entertaining entertainment including the Grammy and People's Choice award winning band Maroon 5 headlining at Pulse Palooza along with the innovative entertainment of Naturally7 and iLuminate who won the “America’s Got Talent” competition.
But, I want to make sure you are aware of some of the less publicized activities at Pulse especially related to the Maximo Industry User Groups:
– FMMUG – Facilities Management Maximo User Group
– MUWG – Maximo Utility Working Group
– GOMaximo – Oil & Gas Maximo User Group
– MTUG - Maximo Transportation User Group
– MMUG – Maximo Manufacturing User Group
– LSMUG – Life Sciences Maximo User Group
– AMUG – Airport Maximo User Group
For the past four years these group have been meeting on Sunday afternoon before Pulse really gets started. This year the Sunday afternoon user groups will run from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Past attendees have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet colleagues from their industry and make additional plans before moving into the heavy Pulse schedule where attendees have so many options in terms of breakout sessions, the expo hall, and Meet the Experts.
All the Sunday afternoon user group meetings follow a similar format with the first 30 minutes devoted to introductions, discussions about business objectives and a review of past and future plans for each of the groups. The remaining two and a half hours is divided into three – 45 minute session where the groups will have client and IBM presentations or panel discussions. Plus there will still be time for networking among your peers.
In addition, three of the groups (MUWG, GOMaximo and MMUG) will have a “Birds of a Feather” session on Monday evening from 6:00 -7:00 pm allowing for an extended networking session.
One last fun thing you want to let you know about is the “If Only I Had Maximo” contest. We have been asking people to submit fun ‘homemade” videos about using Maximo in somewhat silly ways. We are still seeking contributors and we will be playing some of the videos at Pulse in the expo theater. Visit our site to submit a video or see the ones we already have, including Maximo for a Goat Farm, Maximo for Home Brewing and Maximo for Landscaping. Link here.
See you in Las Vegas!!