So Caleb Barlow, our esteemed Director of Unified Communications and Collaboration, is going to be one busy guy this coming Wednesday.
10am ET: Caleb starts his day off at the New York Stock Exchange to help out with IBM Business Partner Plantronics' announcement event,
12pm ET: I then have to whisk him (and Jeff Schick, who's speaking at the Plantronics event) uptown to the new IBM Client Center at 590 Madison Avenue, where Caleb and Jeff will be speakers in an important IBM social business and unified communications announcement, "Engage your broader business network with IBM".
2pm ET: And if that wasn't enough, right after that Caleb will be recording a live webcast. Brought to you by InformationWeek, The BrainYard, and IBM, join us for a 60 minute webcast, "Honing Your Social Antenna: Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Costs by Becoming a More Social Business", Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 2pm ET.
Across industries, the challenges for managers and leaders today are clear: how can I employ social collaboration in a way that creates business value and not chaos? How can my people make the right connections easily, so they don't waste time and money looking for the person or insight they need to do their jobs? How do I evolve my organization in a controlled way, avoiding pitfalls and mistakes in today’s rapidly changing landscape? Join Caleb for a discussion on how savvy businesses are honing their social "antenna" in order to better see, hear, and sense changing market conditions. Free registration is here.
I think after this week, I'm going to give Caleb a break from any new speaking engagements, at least for a few days.
11 AM ET: In between the big launch announcements, you might want to catch the pre-game show. Lisa Harris, Sametime Offering Manager, will be the guest on the idoNotes Podcast. Join live at: http://tinyurl.com/4yd3lxs.