In order to allow you to fully enjoy all of the action at ConnectED, this year, we decided to distribute complimentary ICS certification vouchers rather than running a Certification Lab. Certify when you return, within the next 6 months, and ON OUR TAB!
Vouchers are good for 6 months, until July 31, 2015.
Vouchers can be used at any Pearson Vue testing center worldwide. Locate one at pearsonvue.com
Vouchers may only be used for ICS exams. Find those at ibm.co/1k9htjw.
A maximum of one voucher per attendee.
Come to meet us at the Expertise Zone to get a voucher.
Interested in seeing a demo of our social business applications at ConnectED? Stop by the Expertise Lab, located in Peacock 1 at the Swan. Here's a peek at what we'll be showing.
Establish robust expertise profiles by guiding users through the process with IBM Connections Touchpoint
Find relevant experts quickly with the IBM Expertise Locator mobile application
Route questions to experts and capture their answers with IBM Connections Social Q&A
Visualize future user experience patterns with Project MUSE (hear more about Muse at ConnectED)
Expand beyond your firewall safely with IBM Connections Invite (coming soon!)
Communicate privately within Connections with IBM Connections Direct Messaging
Stay connected to your social content from any web page with IBM Connections Social Sidebar
Receive effective multimedia learning when you need it with the User Adoption Toolkits
Manage communications and collaboration content together with Collaboration Services for TIMETOACT XCC
Provide Social Project Management for the enterprise with Collaobration Services for ProjExec
Manage the crowd-sourced creative process with HYPE Innovation for Connections
After setting the stage with Bridge to Cloud, Move to Cloud with SmartCloud Upgrade Factory
Move the content from legacy systems to WCM and Connections with IBM Content Migration Factory
Accelerate the deployment and management of the XDX and Social environments with AutoDeploy
I hope you are enjoying are ISSL@Lotusphere speaker blog series. With this entry, we would like to introduce Brad Schauf.
Brad has been with IBM now for more than 12 years and currently resides in the United States. Brad is an IBM Senior Certified IT Architect and an Open Group Distinguished lT Architect. He has worked on some of the largest Notes and Domino deployments in the world as well as the more complex Social Portal deployments. In his current position, he leads the American Solution Architects team and helps to define ISSL's services methods and approaches to services engagements. Brad is also the world wide lead architect for the Portal NOW and WCM NOW reusable software templates.
Brad is another seasoned and experienced Lotusphere speaker having presented at Lotusphere at least 5 or 6 times in the past. When he isn't speaking, Brad can be found usually leading one or more of the BOF sessions or meeting with customers in the ISSL Suite for the Meet the Expert sessions or in the Meet the Developers Lab. Brad finds Lotusphere to be a very dynamic event and he enjoys its "social density". So many customers and so many talented technical people in one place!
Outside of work Brad tinkers with technology and tries to stay in shape. He enjoys spending time with his fiance Linda, his kids, Shelbie and Nathan and his 7 nieces and nephews and juggling chainsaws. He would really like to get back into sailing, but he finds that a bit difficult as he now lives in the desert! (Arizona to be exact.)
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked Brad what he has in store for attendees. Here is what he says you can expect to get from his session with co-presenter Jeffrey Seifert.
ID202 Rapidly Deliver WID202 Rapidly Deliver Web 2.0 Social Business Solutions with IBM Web Experience NOW Offerings It has never been easier to implement compelling production level web experiences that match the requirements of your internal and external audiences. Attend this session to understand the latest in delivery initiatives, including IBM WebSphere Portal NOW, Content Template Catalog and Industry Template assets that pair technology expertise with industry thought leadership to offer best-practice guidance optimized for the particular business you are in. Understand these program components to learn how you can assemble business ready web pages, with content components and templates, integrated social services and presence awareness, to rapidly deliver production level web experiences. See how these software template and deployment models enable you to start simple, solve requirements, and then broaden to other areas as your enterprise business needs evolve. Speaker: Brad Schauf and Jeffrey Seifert Date: Monday, January 16, 2012 Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to your session?
Brad says: "My session is all about being able to provide quick solutions to social business problems, quickly. Basically, I speak about and demo the Portal and WCM NOW solutions we have built to give organizations a "jump start" to both the technical side of a Portal or WCM engagement but also to give them the methodology behind the deployments."
Our ISSL@Lotusphere Speaker Blog series is in full swing. With this latest entry we would like you to meet Nathan Vega.
Nathan Vega is Program Manager for Adoption Services for ISSL and currently resides in the United States. He has worked at IBM for 10 and a half years with his journey beginning in development as a software engineer on K-Station and continuing in his current position as Social Business Leader for ISSL. In between these two positions he developed a gamut of valuable skills in various roles such as:
Premium Support Manager (now Software Accelerated Value) and Specialist working with Alltel Communications and Wal-Mart. Nathan's challenge on these accounts was to help deploy and maintain complicated Portal environments that contained a mix of IBM and third party products. He considers it to be one of the most valuable experiences in his career. The complex challenges of bringing multiple teams together to solve complicated problems to a satisfactory end for all parties is something he relished. He enjoyed the customer interaction and especially the ability to see the delta between how a product is engineered and how customers want to use it.
As an ISSL Program Manager, World Wide Education, Nathan considered and developed programs that developed practitioners' skills to meet new product and customers' requirements. This was also an opportunity to start seeing and contribute to the internal processes by which ISSL develops and adjusts to ISSL's customers.
Nathan's role then shifted to an ISSL Program Manager for Strategic Accounts as a special assignment. Once again Nathan handled complicated problems with important and large customers. The backbone of his efforts was on Notes deployment and adoption, but also included other IBM technologies including IBM Connections. 2010 represented his first learning experience on the differences between deployment and adoption.
In 2011 and now 2012, Nathan's role has been as ISSL's Social Business Leader. Using his past experience on deployments, education, communications, and adoption his team has been developing Social Business Adoption solutions to educate and plan with customers on how to shift to Social Business effectivel
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked Nathan what he has in store for attendees. Here is what he says you can expect to get from him.
BPDD304 Social Business Depends On Adoption - Differentiate Your Firm And Open New Revenue Opportunities! Adoption and consulting assessment services are a key component of customer success and a potential new source of revenue for Business Partners. Learn key success factors and how to develop a consulting service to complement your existing offerings. This session will include: Where to start; Clarifying Business Objectives; Sponsorship; Measuring Success/Evaluation; Selecting Pilot Participants; and Communications Planning Speaker: Nathan G. Vega, ISSL Program Manager for Adoption Services Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012 Time: 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Location: SW 7 - 10
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to your session? Nathan: "I have several sessions on Social Business Adoption that I'm delivering in different formats:
BPDD304 on BP Development day (see abstract above) is about educating the IBM Business Partners on:
1. What is Social Business (although, most know this already) 2. Why focusing on adoption, as well as, deployment is important 3. What ISSL/IBM is doing to build our experience and offerings in the Social Business Adoption space 4. And lastly, how can BP's develop their own adoption solutions or partner with ISSL
I have an experts round table (interactive discussion) in Software Accelerated Value Program to discuss Adoption for Social Business. It will focus on the top three points above, as well as give some ideas on how to implement these solutions in their business.
The third is an experts panel (BOF113 Take the Fast Lane and Accelerate with Proven Solutions for Successful Collaboration!) for our customers to have an interactive discussion on a variety of Social Business concepts."
Is this your first time speaking at Lotusphere?
Nathan: "Yes, this is my first speaking engagement at Lotusphere. I have not submitted abstracts in the past because the passion and knowledge of the topics was ultimately surpassed by other people. Social Business and the adoption of these technologies are something that resonates with me. I'm nervous to speak to a large group of people, but I'm confident that the topic(s) are valuable and worth the uncomfortableness I feel."
Our ISSL@Lotusphere speaker blog series continues today with one busy dude. Meet Poul Olczyk!
Poul Olczyk is an ISSL Senior Consultant and currently resides in Denmark. He began working for IBM in 1996. He started in Global Business Services as a consultant working with Notes and Domino for large customers in Denmark. At that time, he had been working with Notes and Domino since 1991 where he installed the first Notes server in Denmark. After a few month at a business partner in 1999, he moved to Lotus as a specialist supporting the software sales. Since 2000, Poul has been working as a developer as well as an administrator for customers in all of Europe but primarily in the Nordic countries.
Sametime became quickly one of the products he looked at as a "side business" but it has since become one of his primary focus areas. In late 2010 he developed the "Sametime in a box" concept to help selling Sametime 8.5 in Denmark. It became an immediate success and he has had more that 20 customer implementations based on that box. The concept is right now used in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Australia. Other countries are coming, too. In 2011 he was happy to be lead instructor at a Sametime 8.5 workshop for ISSL consultants in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Lotus Protector is also one of the products he is taking care of. He has been designing and implementing solutions with both Protector solutions for customers in Europe but also as far away as Australia. In December 2011, Poul became a Solution Architect and is now working for the Center of Excellence in Europe.
When not working, Poul is a keen biker. He rides both road bike and mountain bike as often as he can. He participates in races as much as time permits, but it has to be some of the odd races. During the last 5 years he has participated in three 24 hours and a 12 hours MTB race. On his race bike he rode a 210km long race last summer and this summer he will race in the La Marmotte - 174 kilometers, 5000 meters ascent (+16000 feet), over three of the most famous climbs in France. (Whew!)
Poul's first Lotusphere was in back in 1999 where he participated as a normal attendee. This is his first speaking session at Lotusphere 2012. Previously Lotuspheres have found Poul participating in pedestals demos at the Expo. This year Poul expects a busy but fun week with a lot of customers.
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked Poul what he has in store for attendees. Here is a look at his session and what he says you can expect to get from it.
ID210 Put Your IBM Sametime in a Box
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 can easily scale up for enterprises with thousands of users, but what if your company only has a few hundred users or less? Sametime in a Box is a fast way of implementing a fully functional IBM Sametime 8.5.2 environment. It can be used for Proof of Technology (POT) or Proof of Concept (POC) or as a server to support a few hundred users. Invented at IBM Denmark, Sametime in a Box is used for POT/POC for clients, as a production server for SMB clients or as a starting point for enterprise implementation. Attend this session to learn hear how to prepare, install and deploy IBM Sametime in one server capable of supporting a small or midsize company – or to work as an extranet server. Speaker: Poul Olczyk Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to this session? "This is really about eating the elephant in small pieces. IBM Sametime has become extremely flexible and more complex compared to earlier versions. For some companies it can be difficult to understand why so many servers are needed, to do what could be done with only one server in the past. My session will talk about how the new IBM Sametime can be simplified but still as versatile as a more complex implementations. Sametime in a box is a solution which can easily be implemented in any company in no time compared to other solutions. For smaller companies as production server and for larger companies either as site server or as POC/POT or test system. Sametime in a Box can also be used by partners to speed up implementation of IBM Sametime at customers."
Be sure to check everything ISSL is doing at Lotusphere 2012 here.
Times: 10am ET / 10 pm Malaysia OR 12am ET / 12pm Malaysia
We have an incredible agenda lined up. Jeff Schick, Vice President of IBM Enterprise Social Solutions, will discuss how collaboration in the cloud can help companies realize cost savings and operational efficiencies, plus how IBM and our partners can help companies achieve this success. Several clients will also speak about their move to IBM Connections on Cloud.
In addition, we will demo the power of IBM Verse -- cloud delivered email that works for you. IBM Verse uses Design Thinking and analytics to bring together email, meetings, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging, social updates, and more – all in a single, intuitive, collaborative environment. This is mail reimagined for a new way to work, with a seamless array of social and mobile capabilities.
Our YouTube channel, ICSSupportVideos, delivers short 5-6 minutes videos on a variety of topics related to our products - best practices, configuration tips, demonstrations and so on. Subscribe and be one of the first advised of new postings!
Here are a few recent submissions:
Connections Touchpoint demo
In this demonstration, Scott Rogers, Collaboration Consultant, shows how a new user can be routed through the Touchpoint application to build their profile and social network.
A brief overview of the Websphere SSL Configuration area as used by the Sametime product family
An overview by Tony Payne, as part of a Sametime Open Mic session titled "SSL and Sametime: POODLE Training 101" delivered in March.
Install and configure IBM Notes client for federated login (SAML) on a PC workstation
In this video, Frank Meng and J Rajendran explain how to install and configure IBM Notes client for federated login (SAML) on a new or an additional PC workstation.
The move to the Cloud does not have to be a lonely journey... in fact it should not be! The move to the Cloud is driven by cost,improved agility and innovation, in order to improve business results. Whether it is a back office application that tracks customer behavior, a self service application that reduces cost and improves sales, or a CRM system, they all have one common denominator, business results. Successfully leveraging Cloud computing requires making sure your organization is properly aligned and all roles and responsibilities accounted for. As we accompany various Corporations through their different stages of maturity with their use of the Cloud, I identified five patterns which I would like to share:
1: IT organizations must adapt
A successful move to the Cloud requires awareness and planning for the new roles and responsibilities that come with the move. Today's organizations are built to accommodate the traditional on premise computing model that has been around for decades. Even if parts are outsourced, the model as well as roles and responsibilities remained the same. The life cycle of on premise is spans the gamut from product/technology evaluation, architecture, deployment, operations and support. The environment is under the control of the CIO and the teams are organized for best results. With move to the Cloud,the environment as well as roles and responsibilities required for success are different
2: Change is constant, get used to it
One often overlooked change in moving to the cloud is what is needed to manage change. With on premise computing, change is a critical part of any organization. I have a long history in the change management discipline. I have sat through weeks or months of planning meetings for new hardware and software. Changes to the environment are painstakingly planned, and tested before deployment. Introducing a change with out due diligence can have catastrophic results, taking down mission critical systems and impacting the business. Cloud is much different. No longer do changes come in waves or "releases", instead there is a constant delivery model where changes are made weekly or even daily. To take the best advantage of Cloud an organization must be constantly informed and updated on new features and functions. Business units need to plan to take advantage of the new features and functions, help desks must be aware in order to support users. Above all the customer IT organization must be well informed and as agile as possible.
3: Opportunities abound, the agile will win
Cloud computing brings with it many great opportunities but to fully exploit them, you need to look at your organization. The constant delivery model necessitates changes to everything from application development to help desk. While we typically think of a deployment phase, now we must think of constant exploitation of what the Cloud has to offer. The organization that can identify the way to best leverage Cloud capabilities and do it quickly and constantly, will succeed. Organizations that do not will find the move challenging and will not optimize their investments.
4: Partnership is required for success
We in the IT community have talked about "partnerships" for decades. With the Cloud it is even more imperative that vendors and customers build strong and true partnerships. With the rate of change and today's highly competitive business environment no one can afford time lost due to finger pointing. Instead, the communication needs to be as partners, not as vendor and customer. This applies not only to any issue encountered during the initial set up or migration, but throughout the complete process. Good communication is the key to success.
5: It's ok to be in the dark
Introduction of new features and products, like many aspects of Cloud computing, is vastly different from the on premise model. Unlike on premise, where upgrade decisions are made based on a new release or version of a product, Cloud leverages "dark launch". New features or upgrades can literally be introduced at any time, with limited access granted by the vendor. Now, instead of a 6 month beta period, customers can involve themselves in programs where they can pick and choose new features they want to try. Instead of a "waterfall" approach, the customer must position themselves to constantly evaluate and take advantage of new features.
To help customers to get the most of the Cloud, we crafted a Premier Support offering that offers a higher level of support and can be personalized to the needs.
As a certification program manager, I bring together regularly Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from all sources to prepare certification exams. One of the first steps in creating a new exam is determining what will be on it. To do this, I ask my SMEs, “What does a person need to know how to do in order to do XYZ job role?”. Before IBM Connections Docs came along, it was a painful process for me, as all my SMEs began shouting out tasks at once and I had to try to capture them in a document while doing a screen-share.
Now, Docs has simplified greatly this process for me and my team of SMEs. During our brainstorming session, I can simply turn the SMEs loose on a Docs Document and let them type out their ideas in their own words. All of the technical jargon is now spelled correctly! They are able to add onto each other’s thoughts in real time. I can edit their tasks in the background as they brainstorm so that they are formatted correctly so that no further editing is needed later. All of us in the Document can see who has contributed what as each contributor’s text is indicated with a different color. As we are reviewing tasks, we don’t have to wonder who contributed XYZ task because the text clearly indicates who did.
Using Docs, our brainstorming now only takes one session rather than several because difficulties with data capture and frequent editing have been virtually eliminated. The SMEs find Docs to be a very effective tool to collaborate on their exam ideas and are always pleased with the results. I've used Docs for other purposes, but this, by far, is my favorite and most useful way to use Docs.
Based in Austin, Texas, Rena has worked at IBM in a variety of roles for the past 17 years. In that time, she has worked in IBM Notes and Domino Support, the Accelerated Value Program, and now, ICS Education with Certification. She has always stressed knowledge as a way to plan and solve problems.
We are excited to announce the availability of migration services to accelerate Cloud onboarding.
Known as IBM SmartCloud Upgrade Factory (SCUF for short), this new offering provides a very streamlined set of migrations services to get customers and their mail data into the Cloud faster and cheaper than ever before!
Key features of SCUF are:
Available for existing Notes/Domino and MS Exchange Customers
Available for those who have or plan to purchase Connections Cloud S1, SmartCloud Notes or IBM Verse.
We configure the Hybrid Environment and setup all the tolling needed for staging and transitioning mail files to the cloud.
We move into the Cloud on a predefined schedule of 2500 mail files per week.
We provide unique benefits when evaluating in the content of other onboarding services to the Cloud.
We migrate calendars, contacts and email up to 500MB per mail box.
We leverage our IBM Cloud Infrastructure, powered by SoftLayer to deploy of migration tooling to get the migration of data running faster.
This service is a partnership where the customer responsibilities are:
reviewing technical prerequisites to ensure they are in place before the project begins.
to be ready to prepare 2500 mail boxes per week for the move.
to have an appropriate communications channel and support model in place to support the delivery.
to limit mailboxes to 500MB.
The service is very affordable when compared to other onboarding services and we price it in a per user pricing model to keep it simple.
Contact us if interested to hear more about SCUF or other onboarding services for IBM Verse or SmartCloud Notes.
Delivery Manager and Architect, IBM Software Services, Social Business and Industry Cloud Solutions
Stuart is an experience architect with a concentration in the design of portal and collaborative Lotus technologies. As an IT Architect in the Canadian software group’s Toronto Laboratory, Stuart has 16 years experience in the architecture and design of enterprise solutions for the banking/finance, insurance, government and manufacturing sectors. Stuart is also an active member of the IBM technical community, serving as an elected Canadian member of ISSC America’s Technology Council, an affiliate member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
In an interview delivered to IBM Thoughts on Cloud at the recent IBM Innovation event, renowned public speaker Guy Kawasaki shared how Cloud has been an enabler for innovation. A summary of the interview along with the recording can be accessed by cliking on the image below.
During the interview, Kawasaki noted that Cloud computing made innovation and entrepreneurship more affordable for the past decade. Cloud lifted important set up cost barriers, opening markets to more suppliers of all means and consequently, more choices for the consumer. His suggestion is compete on a strategy of a differentiated valuable product.
Creating value in today's competitive market happens through a series of success or lessons by the customer side. In that context, he shared that entrepreneurs never loose: they either succeed or they learn. This iterative process leads to steady and meaningful progress.
Reflecting on his career, he sees two key roles in a business: making a product or selling it. This observation is very much in line with American management consultant Peter Drucker, who stated that "because its purpose is to make a customer, the business has two - and only two - functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation create value, all the rests are costs."
As an enabler to make innovation accessible to all, Cloud helps reduce the costs component of the equation so businesses can focus on creating value.
Diane Morneau, M.Sc.
Manager of Communications, Offerings and Knowledge Development
Based in Canada, Diane has been working in the Collaboration Services division for eighteen years. Her team supports the Social Business Support and Services team for their Communications, Marketing, Service Offerings, Knowledge Management and Education needs. Her favorite blogging topics are subjects related to creativity and innovation.
Working as a Field Support Engineer, the majority of our service engagements are tailored to the specific needs of a client. One of my favorite types of engagements is delivering deep dive sessions onsite at customers.
I just returned from delivering two customers engagements delivering IBM Sametime 9 enablement onsite to administrators. Sametime is a product that delivers a front end user experience that depends so much on a variety of interacting products which vary greatly from configuration to configuration. The best way to keep the skills fresh and focused is often to do it with an environment review.
I spend most of my time with a select group of products. The exposure allowed by a year of engagements builds an experience rapidly, not to mention the ongoing experience sharing with peers in a similar role, in Support or with Development worldwide. During a customer engagement, I typically discover new opportunities to help on things beyond the intended product training, as the conversation leads sometimes to wishes, odd "esoteric experiences", past issues or just a question that bring to light unmet needs that I can sometime address on the spot. At minimum, the training allows us to focus specifically on the components used, helping the installation overall and the manpower driving it.
Doing such training onsite definitely delivers value more than once.
Accelerated Value Specialist/Field Support Engineer
Based in the United States, Brad Boston has been working in a customer facing role at IBM for the past ten years. In that time the focus has always been not only on problem resolution but on total customer satisfaction. His areas of technical skill include the IBM i platform, Sametime, Traveler and Websphere.
Did you know that IBM has created an exclusive member services site just for IBM Certification Professionals?
The IBM Certification Member Site is full of great resources to help you share your certification experience with the world. For example, members can create a unique profile page that will share your certifications and allow you to describe your accomplishments. Then you are able to share this unique profile with anyone you choose using a friendly URL. Members may also order premium or wallet-sized certificates and update their demographic information at the site.
To register at the site, you will need an IBM ID and a testing ID.
At the IBM Amplify 2015 conference next week, May 11-13, you'll learn how IBM can help you deliver the engagement that your customers expect and your business requires. When it comes to customer engagement, the ability to make the right decisions and take the right actions based on a consistent and meaningful view of each customer is critical for success.
If you are registered for Amplify 2015, you can log into IBM Event Connect now to learn about the exciting events planned for the week and begin building your event agenda before you arrive. IBM Event Connect also helps you grow your social network before and during Amplify 2015, and stay connected after the event has ended.
And IBM Event Connect provides convenient mobile access to all your Amplify 2015 planning and networking needs through the IBM Event Connect mobile apps for iOS and Android.
With IBM Event Connect, you don't have to miss anything or anyone when you attend Amplify 2015. You accelerate the value of networking, leading to higher quality discussions sooner and a more satisfying event experience. IBM Event Connect is the best way to get the most out of your Amplify 2015 event experience.
Those of you interested by detailed technical news for the maintenance and support of your IBM Collaboration products, you may be interested to visit and become a member of our sister blog site, the IBM Collaboration Solutions Support blog, which I added to our important bookmarks for your future reference.
Featured this week, some news that you may be interested in:
- A reminder about End Of Service reached on April 30 for the following products: Notes-Domino 8.0x, Sametime 8.0x, Sametime Entry 8.5x, to name a few. It is possible to purchase a service extension for some products through your services contact.
Event Marketing company Omnience Casey Cote talks about the benefits of using IBM Event Connect as an event app. He explains that the social space distinguishes this solution from event apps. It observed that it achieves a higher level of engagement among event planners, participants and speakers through out the conference. Omnience has noticed a higher satisfaction rate among participants since using IBM Event Connect.
Have you heard about IBM Event Connect? It's an event management software, allowing participants to connect through a social network, ahead, during and after an event. The social approach is great to extend the event beyond these few days that are so expensive for everyone - the planners as well as the participants.
Available prior to the event, participants can meet other attendees and presentors to plan their event. It is a clear advantage to be able to find new contacts in a network of people with similar interests and whom you may decide to plan to meet. The conversation can mature sooner than if it just starts at the event. This is similar to the experience you get when you take a course remotely and then meet the other course participants in person: you don't start from scratch and you are already clear on who you want to prioritize to meet.
More ecologic, an event management tool saves a ton of weight on the participants shoulders and a ton of work to the event planners with the simplified logistics. The analytics also allow the planners to adjust the delivery in real time, like to add more high demand sessions and be able to communicate it to the participants. It also provides them insight for the planning of their future events.
With the large scales of today's conferences, you want to make sure you don't miss anything or anyone when you invest to go there. Conferences are for accelerated networking because so much is already available locally and virtually. If I go out of my way to participate to a professional event, I want it to be worthwhile. A tool like IBM Event Connect provides accelerates the quality of the networking, leading to higher quality discussions sooner and a more satisfying event experience. This is good for both the participant and the planners!
Find out more about IBM Event Connect by visiting regularly its home page which I also bookmarked in this community.
Join us as we discuss application assets that our customers are using to drive greater adoption of IBM Connections. We will discuss Touchpoint for guided onboarding of new users, Social Sidebar for lightweight integration with other systems, the User Adoption Toolkit for contextual tutorials of features, and Invite to facilitate collaboration with people outside your organization. In addition, we'll point you to more resources to get the most out of your IBM Connections environment.