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Rebecca Wissinger 270001DD96 RJWISSIN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  client_references roi tivoli references pulse case_studies case_study client_hospitality_lounge 3 Comments 4,533 Visits
Rebecca Wissinger 270001DD96 RJWISSIN@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm client_references tivoli_references pulse service_management customer_references tivoli 2,418 Visits
Hmm…what could be better than being at IBM Pulse 2011? Being an IBM customer at Pulse, that’s what!
Want to know why it’s smart to be an IBM customer? Well keep reading and you’ll discover just a few of the ways IBM is saying THANK YOU to our immensely valued, extraordinary customers at Pulse 2011.
Pulse VIP Speaker lounge: If you are one of the hundreds of speakers at the event make sure to visit the Speaker Lounge dedicated to our VIPs. After all of the walking you will have done, I bet you would be interested in plopping down in one of our comfy chairs dedicated for back and foot massages. All IBM client speakers are entitled to be pampered by our massage chairs in the Speaker lounge along with other complimentary amenities. While you’re there, indulge in some refreshments or just kick back and use your laptop. Trust me, it will be nice to relax and revitalize from the busy Vegas nightlife and morning sessions so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity. The VIP Speaker Lounge is in the Conference center, level 3, room 308 and is open from 10am –6pm, Monday – Wednesday.
Client Hospitality Lounge in the Pulse Expo: Two words: MARTINI BAR! Save your red tickets for another night (hint: red tickets are redeemable for beer and wine). Sunday night our IBM client references are welcome to hang out in the Client Hospitality Lounge and sip on a martini or two, so don’t cash in those precious red tickets and come...uh…”network” in the lounge.
If martinis are not your thing then we have something even cooler for you on Monday afternoon, come in the lounge and treat yourself to some ice cream bars and sodas …no excuses people, you will walk off all of the calories anyway. The lounge will also be stocked up with refreshments Tuesday so there will surely be something to get your taste buds excited.
If you are an IBM customer who isn’t a reference yet don’t fret, come fill out a quick form in the lounge and you will be all set to partake in the goodies. Not only will you be eligible for the martinis and ice cream, you will also get a cash voucher to spend in the IBM logo store, just for answering a few questions. The Client Hospitality Lounge is open during ALL Pulse Expo hours, so I hope to see you there!
IBM Client Connections: Ever wonder how other companies are using IBM offerings to achieve incredible business results? Why not ask one in person? Take advantage of the IBM Client Connections program by selecting a solution that interests you and then picking from a list of our lighthouse clients. An IBMer will arrange a 30 minute session for you and that client during the Pulse Conference and you can brainstorm, get advice and problem solve, or just hangout and network.
Videos/Case Studies/Press: Get your company’s success story out to the public on IBM’s dollar. Show others how your company is innovative or smarter using IBM solutions by signing up to participate in a video filmed at Pulse, a case study or even by talking to press or analyst. Videos will be promoted on YouTube, iTunes, IBM sites, Twitter, and many other outlets giving you free publicity without any effort on your part, and what can be better than that? Oh yeah, all of that plus a complimentary cash voucher to be used in the logo store.
A Tivoli Case Study writer will be on site to interview you in person, saving you the time and frustration of having to do it after the event. Case studies are yet another excellent way for you to get your IBM Tivoli success story to the public, as well as another easy way for you to get more cash for the IBM logo store!
Don’t have time to meet for an interview? If you are a speaker at Pulse you have the option of letting us use your recorded session to create your case study, and you will still get the cash for the logo store, it has never been so easy. Once our writer has drafted your case study you will have the chance to review and approve before it is published.
With all of the press and analysts that are attending Pulse there are many opportunities to speak to someone and if you’re interested we can make sure you are contacted directly for the opportunity.
Don’t be shy, be proud to be an IBM customer and reap the benefits of your VIP status!
Want more information on how to participate in any of these activities? Add a comment below with your question and we’ll hook you up with some info.
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To learn more about IBM Client References click here: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/clientreference/us/en/
Read more about the Tivoli Customer Reference Program in this Tivoli Beat article: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/beat/03132007.html