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Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  grand pulse women's partner super leaders mgm business-impact business service-management z social-networking tivoli dynamic reception systen business-partner networking international group storage infrastructure 1 Comment 3,045 Visits
1: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions ; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business
2: the establishment or use of a computer network
I got this definition of networking from the Merriam Webster's website. It says networking is noun. Although I was an English major with pretty decent grades, this seems a bit illogical to me. I mean, networking implies that you actually have to do something like shake hands with a colleague, call a prospect on the phone, tag friends in a facebook picture, ask contacts to endorse you on LinkdIn, or send out a tweet via Twitter.
The point is, you can't do nothing and be networking. So just add the little word "am" in front of networking, as in, "I am networking at Pulse."
You have a verb, and it's logical! See how easy it is? Here are a few great opportunities for networking at Pulse:
Pulse 2009 Networking Receptions
Pulse is an unparalleled opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals. Attendees can meet new contacts or catch up with familiar faces at one of our networking receptions. You must be registered for Pulse 2009 to attend a Pulse networking reception. Here are a few already planned that you might want to attend:
Conference Center Level 1, Rooms 113-114
Sunday, February 8, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Pulse attendees can meet others from their country or geographical region. Members of the Pulse Team will be on hand to welcome and provide guidance for navigating the conference to make it a productive and enjoyable experience. Attendees can also talk with representatives from the IBM organizations and discover IBM resources that can have a positive impact on your business. Sign up for the International Connection Reception by emailing Sheila Boyle with the subject ICR-YES to firstname.lastname@example.org
IBM Service Management for Business Leaders
Conference Room 311
Monday, February 9, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Appetizers, beer and wine
A convergence of key economic and technology trends compels today's business and IT leaders to place unprecedented focus on service management. Join Kristin Hansen for a continuation of these conversations from the IBM Service Management for Business Leaders session and more at a special Pulse reception. Catch up with established colleagues or develop new acquaintances. Attendees who attend sessions in the IBM Service Management for Business Leaders stream are invited to this reception.
IBM ISS Business Partners
MGM Grand Room 314
Monday, February 9, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
All registered Reseller and Systems Integrator BPs are invited to join hosts by Dan Powers, Jay Leary, Bob Kalka, and Marc Van Zadelhoff for a special reception for networking and noshing. To register, please contact Kathy LeNoir at email@example.com.
System z Clients
Tabu Ultra Lounge at the MGM Grand
Monday February 9, 2009, 6:30 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
System z clients are invited to a special reception hosted by Dot Alexander and Karl Freund. Continue conversations from the sessions, catch up with familiar colleagues, or establish new acquaintances. Attendees are asked to present their conference badges for admission.
IBM Storage Clients
MGM Grand Conference Center Ballroom 309
Monday, February 9, 2009, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
IBM Storage clients are invited to mingle and network with storage peers from around the world as well as IBM Storage executives. Don't miss this opportunity for quality discussions as well as some fun! Please confirm your attendance by January 30, 2009 with your IBM Sales Representative.
Super Women's Group
MGM Grand, Third Floor Convention Foyer
Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Join host Laura Sanders, Vice President, Tivoli Development for the Super Women's Group Reception at Pulse 2009. Enjoy refreshments while you mix and mingle with other women in technology! RSVP by February 1, 2009 for the Super Women's Group Reception by adding it to your schedule with the Pulse Agenda Builder.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  cloud center data watson level planet software business it industries service cities pulse tivoli smarter pirean agreements mobility 2011 telco ibmpartner 2012 ibmpulse partner ibm 3,170 Visits
And any other awesome firm that is willing to collaborate with IBM by showcasing your business and technology leadership at Pulse.
The benefits are simple, but long reaching. We estimate over 7000 people will pass through the Pulse Expo. And with them, limitless opportunities to progress and develop leads in an environment super charged with the brightest talent, sharpest skill and most focused energy in the industry. If you were there last year, you know what I am talking about and are probably already committed to a Pulse 2012 sponsorship.
Although half of the sponsorship opportunities are still available as of today, they are being scooped up faster than previous years. Friends, now is the time to lock in your Pulse 2012 Expo Sponsorship. Book before December 16 and save a hefty $5K, unless you are a Pulse 2011 Sponsor Alumnus, then you save $10K. These are going fast, and it's no wonder. Just don't say I didn't tell you about it.
For more information on Pulse 2012 Sponsorship Packages or customization, contact Bob Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org
And now, a word from Pulse 2012 Diamond Sponsor, Pirean.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibmpulse service business ibm management it awards partner pulse2011 2,046 Visits
One of the most anticipated aspects of the #Pulse conference each year is the announcement of the Tivoli Business Partner award winners. These awards highlight innovation, commitment and achievement by our Business Partners across the globe.
Tivoli is again pleased to invite Business Partners to submit nominations for the 2011 Tivoli Business Partner Awards. Award winners will be announced Sunday, February 27, during the Business Partner Summit, unless otherwise noted.
This year, nominations may be submitted in the following award categories.
ISM Summit Cup
This award recognizes the outstanding performance and value-add provided by a Business Partner selling Tivoli software. The Business Partner exemplifies commitment to Tivoli and has demonstrated extraordinary achievement. The Business Partner continuously strives to reach a new pinnacle of success when selling Tivoli Software by leading with ground-breaking solutions which are positioned to be drivers in tomorrow's new markets at an ingenuity level that stands out above their peers.
To qualify for the ISM Summit Cup award, the Business Partner company must meet at least four (4) of the following criteria:
Best of Show Award
This award recognizes a visionary Business Partner who is leading the charge to manage the world’s infrastructure with IBM Tivoli capabilities and solutions in innovative, leading-edge, exciting ways. This ground-breaking solution should be showcased at Pulse in the Expo and will encompass solving the problems of today’s IT market using creative methods, becoming a driver in tomorrow’s new markets, fostering new innovation and cutting edge solutions. Final evaluation takes place at the Pulse Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The solution must be demonstrated in the Pulse Expo and final evaluations take place at the Pulse Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 27, 2011.
Integrated Service Management Excellence Award
This award recognizes those IBM Business Partners who have adopted and leveraged the latest Service Management technology to demonstrate a unique and powerful solution that delivers the visibility, control and automation needed to industrialize business and IT operations. Particular consideration will be given to those solutions that utilize several IBM Tivoli software products at the heart of their solution. The solution must deliver smarter services, and manage a dynamic infrastructure that enables improved service, cost reduction and impermeable security management of the customer IT infrastructure through a cohesive set of IT services across the entire organization. The solution must already have been deployed to at least one customer location that can be referenced.
IBM Business Partners may nominate themselves for this award category or may be nominated by a customer or an IBM sales representative. There will be one winner and two finalists.
Business Partner Innovation Award
Innovate today for a smarter tomorrow. This award recognizes a visionary Business Partner who is leading the charge to manage the world’s infrastructure with IBM Tivoli capabilities and solutions in innovative, leading-edge, exciting ways. This solution encompasses solving the problems of today’s IT market using creative methods, becoming a driver in tomorrow’s new markets, fostering new innovation and cutting edge solutions.
Nominations will be open through February 4, 2011. Business Partners can nominate their solutions by completing and submitting this form. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of having your solution considered for one of these awards. Submit your nomination today.
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ibm it tivoli 2011 eam mgm business practices call partner for speakers maximoworld celebrity maximo servicemgmt best pulse spa 1,964 Visits
In response to: Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers - Opens 9/22 @ ibm.com/pulse!Hi Carol, go to www.ibm.com/PULSE and click on the link for "Submit a Presentation." Browse through the more recent blog entries and you can find one for How to prepare using the online paper submission tool. Thanks and see you at Pulse!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  eam speakers call maximo servicemgmt it best partner pulse celebrity mgm maximoworld for business spa tivoli practices ibm 2011 1,914 Visits
In response to: Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers - Opens 9/22 @ ibm.com/pulse!Hello everyone, we need two more days to get ready for your paper submissions. We expect to open on Friday 9/24. Check back here for updates. Thanks for your patience and excitement about Pulse 2011!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  business eam 2011 practices speakers pulse ibm celebrity it best maximo call maximoworld spa servicemgmt tivoli mgm for partner 2,064 Visits
In response to: Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers - Opens 9/22 @ ibm.com/pulse!As a reminder, the first 50 CLIENT speakers to submit a paper at ibm.com/pulse after 9/22 will receive a complimentary hotel upgrade at the MGM Grand - IF the paper is accepted. Good luck everyone!
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tivoli mgm pulse maximoworld 2011 servicemgmt it ibm for business maximo spa eam call speakers partner best celebrity practices 2,060 Visits
In response to: Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers!I wanted to let everyone know that our Pulse 2011 Website will go live on 9/22. Until then, visit us @ facebook.com/ibmpulse
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  eam speakers it maximoworld practices business for partner 2011 maximo ibm spa pulse mgm celebrity call tivoli best servicemgmt 5,317 Visits
Enlighten Us: How Are Your Bright Ideas Helping to Build a Smarter Planet?
Pulse will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas February 27 through March 2, 2011 to bring over 6000 attendees the best practices, solutions and expertise needed to help organizations design, deliver and manage new, innovative business services - smarter services that drive unique client value and competitive advantage.
Over 300 client presentations will demonstrate how Integrated Service Management helped organizations gain an end-to-end view of business services across boundaries to effectively manage risk and compliance, change the economics of delivering service and achieve common business objectives. We invite you to submit your proposal to present at Pulse 2011!
CLIENT SPEAKER BENEFITS
Pulse 2011 client speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference, and the first 50 to submit a proposal will receive a FREE hotel accommodations upgrade* to a Celebrity Spa Suite at the MGM Grand if the proposal is accepted!
*The speaker pays for the basic room and will be awarded the upgrade if they submit one of the first 50 papers to be accepted.
Client Speaker Benefits include:
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Proposals will include a 100-word abstract that outlines a unique organizational experience based on, but not limited to, one of the following scenarios:
Your abstract should include:
PULSE 2011 CALL FOR PAPERS OPENS SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Re: New Year: Step Back, Breathe Deep, Refocus --- Where to get expert advice on your z focus for 2010 and onward
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  zos tivz mainframe bpsummit partner service-management systemz z-experts z-marketing z-demos ibm-partner tivoli channels business-partners partners summit pulse2010 pulse partnerworld 1,703 Visits
Jennifer Dennis 110000CSRM JBDENNIS@US.IBM.COM Tags:  business service tivoli pulse pulse08 partner management ibm 2,629 Visits
I was unable to make the Business Partner Summit because I got into town too late - but I heard I missed one heckuva a time. Thanks to Felicity Carson for providing the following summary of the largest Tivoli Business Partner Summit to-date
Over 500 Tivoli Business Partners showed their commitment to IBM service management by attending the Pulse Business Partner Summit, making it the largest gathering of Tivoli business partners to date. Al Zollar opened the keynote address and thanked our valued partner community for their outstanding contributions to the Tivoli revenue and growth numbers. Alan Ganek, Bill Kribbs and Joao Perez presented the three key themes (Business, Skills and Revenue) to further empower our partners for growth.
The highlight of the Summit Keynote was the Tivoli Deployment Accreditation initiative where the first set of 85 Tivoli accredited business partners were announced. The Tivoli Deployment Accreditation initiative recognizes business partners who have made a significant investment in skills and certification by providing three levels of accreditationnamely A Level, AA Level and AAA Level. Titan Solutions and Streamfoundry (USA)
Absolutely now get the value of becoming a Tivoli Accredited business partner. Synnex and Ingram (Canada) said This event has delivered an opportunity for IBM Business Partners targeting similar markets gain value from sharing experiences
The Business Partner Summit concluded with a spectacular VIP Backstage Party for provided an excellent opportunity to relax and unwind and network with peers, executives and subject matter experts. Attendees from Apruycus (Netherlands) Love the worldwide village aspect and the opportunity to meet with business partners from Hong Kong, and around the world.
Al Zollar and Michele Grieshaber congratulated and recognized the accredited partners as well as the winners and finalists of the first ever Tivoli 2008 Business Partner Awards. Finalists and winners were selected from more than 40 outstanding nominations:
IBM Tivoli 2008 Business Partner Innovation Award
IBM Tivoli 2008 Service Management Award
Finalist: Toshiba Solutions Corporation
Finalist: Deloitte & Touche
In addition, over 50 business partners requested more guidance on Webcollage program that will enable them to directly syndicate Tivoli web content to their web sites.