Watching Lotusphere from afar
Delaney Turner 270003RQ8K Delaney.Turner@ca.ibm.com | | Tags:  ibmsoftware social-business lotusphere
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The curtain came up on Lotusphere and IBM Connect this morning down in Orlando, and if the initial flurry of social media activity is any indication, the first IBM software conference of 2012 is off to a great start. With an opening general session featuring guest musicians OK Go and actor Michael J. Fox, it took less than 30 minutes for attendees to drive #ls12, "Michael J Fox" and "Social Business" to the top of Twitter's trending list.
You certainly seem to be enjoying yourselves.
Up here in the Great White North, I took in the excitement through the Lotusphere social media aggregator, which gave me not only a live video feed of IBM executives Alistair Rennie, Sandy Carter and Mike Rhodin but a steady stream of tweets, blog posts and photos.
It was almost like being there, were the temperature not 20 degrees below zero.
Day one saw a sizable amount of blogging from attendees and IBMers alike. Here's a quick and not nearly complete recap:
Perficient's Michael Porter gave us an extensive summary of the opening session of IBM Connect featuring presentations from former Apple exec and Master of Enchantment Guy Kawasaki as well as IBM North America GM Bridget Van Kralingen. Amazingly, he also gave an equally extensive rundown on the intersection of Social Business and Big Data. It's a fascinating read.
On the IBM side, Turbo Todd filed no fewer than four times. Longtime collaboration expert Ed Brill looked at the beta release of IBM Docs (formerly LotusLive Symphony), And on the IBM Social Business Insights blog, Steve Hopley takes us through the transition of IBM LotusLive into IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business
News! News! News!
This being an IBM event, the day also featured official news releases. Here's what we sent across the wire today:
And that's just Day 1
There's a lot more collaborating to do and I'm looking forward to tuning in again tomorrow. Remember, if you can't be there in person you can watch tomorrow's opening general session and follow along with the fun through the Lotusphere / IBM Connect Social Media Aggregator.