In this entry in our blog series, Mike Taylor returns to IBM Connect.
Mike Taylor has been in the software profession since 1983 and joined IBM® professionally in 2001. During that time, he has worked for WebSphere®, Pervasive Computing, and IBM® Lotus® software. For 5 years he worked as an IBM® Business Partner technical Enablement Specialist. More recently, Michael has spent the past year working in Collaboration Services developing material for IBM® Education and as a architect/developer for the Collaboration Services Learning Initiative on which his session this year is based. Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and he also plays guitar and bass.
Track 10: JumpStarts and Master Classes
JUMP202: Extending IBM Connections to Build an Exceptional Social Learning Platform
IBM Connections 4 offers tremendous opportunities for social and informal learning as a product and a platform. IBM Software Services for Collaboration has an amazingly talented group of individuals and to keep the leading edge, we are turning to a new and more powerful way to enable our teams. Using Connections 4 as a platform, we developed a solution extending Communities, Activities, Tagging, and custom widgets to enable users to develop skills on demand. Join us as we describe some of the technology and technical choices put in play to transform our learning system.
Where: Dolphin S. Hem III
Extending IBM Connections to Build an Exceptional Social Learning Platform is going to illustrate some of the techniques and methods we've been applying inside IBM to leverage "social" in our daily work of "enablement." Learning is a matter of concern for every business, but every business will have different requirements and every user in every business will have different expectations. Learning is something that happens all the time for almost all audiences. So even if you don't want to build a "learning" application, think about how this could be useful in your "communications" application or your "watercooler" application, or generally in making any processes you want more social by using the power of the IBM Connections platform. We will show how you can establish a foothold on a collaborative solution inside Connections, then supplement that by using data and processes outside of Connections and finally taking the source repository of Connections and giving people a destination and for purpose environment to work in day to day.
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