Lotusphere 2010 - Business Development Day
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Pictured: The Executive Panel from Lotusphere
Yesterday’s Business Partner Development Day (BDD) at Lotusphere was a great success. We had the privilege of hosting over 1,300 Business Partners at BDD 2010. Thanks to all of you who attended! Thanks to the many more who were following Lotusphere via Twitter yesterday. We appreciate all of the participation!
Here’s a little recap of the highlights of Business Partner Development Day:
The Opening General Session provided partners with an enthusiastic kick off for 2010. The session started with a speech on the "Relevance of 4:00am" with guest speaker, Rives, followed by a full agenda packed with information on what partners need to know in order to grow their business. including;
• Introduction of the Collaboration Agenda
• The partner opportunity for LotusLive
• Lotus Knows marketing air cover
• The rich portfolio of channel programs
• The upcoming Virtual Event on January 25th : Sales Plays Priorities and Announcements!
The Interactive Panels
We had two panels - the first featuring our Senior Executive Team covering the 4 Ps of Profitability - Programs, Portfolio, Promotion and Partnership. A second panel, the Futurist panel featured some of the top development minds discussing what's-next for collaboration, business analytics, and emerging standards and trends.
The Business Partner Advisory Council was recognized for their role in shaping the agenda and content for the day and we had the great opportunity to recognize seventeen IBM Business Partners for their remarkable dedication, ingenuity and hard work as we unveiled the 2010 Lotus Award winners.
Partner Feedback on Business Development Day
Partners expressed overwhelmingly positive feedback for the opening general sessions and track content. Hundreds of partners poured into the Swan for the Business Development Day breakout sessions - giving partners a chance to hear from the Lotus executive team first hand - how partners will make money in 2010. The ever popular competitive track had partners lined up in the hallways.
The Speed Partnering session attracted close to 100 IBM Business Partners and IBM'ers to meet, greet and network. A fantastic close to a full day of sessions!
Watch this space and check for updates on the Lotus Knows demand generation materials on Partnerworld.
Congratulations to iEnterprise who won Best of Show.
More to come...
Stay tuned for more updates from Lotusphere all week. Click here to read all the announcements from the general session. And don't forget, today is the Global Business Partner Excellence Forum. Follow us on Twitter@LotusKnows for the latest news, announcements, and the chance to win prizes all week long! After Lotusphere, follow LotusBusPartner on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the Lotus Business Partner news.
If you missed Lotusphere Business Development Day, be sure to reserve your spot for a special Think!Thursday on Feb 18th 2010. Join Tim Kounadis, Director, Worldwide Channel and Industry, and Scott Galin, Director, General Business and Business Partners on February 18. They will highlight major announcements from Lotusphere 2010 that will help you achieve better business results by providing value to our customers through Lotus collaborative software and solutions. Hear about sales focus areas and how to incorporate these into your business plan. We'll also discuss what the Lotus Collaboration Agenda means to you as IBM Lotus increases the go-to-market focus on business value in an industry context.