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This is starting out to be a great year at Lotusphere! We have more planned for Social Media events than ever before. We have record number of developers, executives, Business Partners, Customers, and even university students in attendance.
or not you are there in person, you can stay tuned through the
Lotusphere 2011 Website at http
Media Aggregator: www.
Lotusphere blogs, tweets, pics, videos, and live streaming at
Don't forget, we also have the Social Jam and Lotusphere comes to you events in the weeks to follow.
Lotusphere Social Media Manager
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Education Offerings Manager
The ISSL Education Team will be participating in numerous ways at Lotusphere 2011: Instructor Day, Training Partner Activities, Certification Testing, and various Ancillary Sessions. Please take a look at all the ways you can participate below:
SW Toucan 2 - Tuesday 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Is your company upgrading to IBM Lotus Notes 8.5? How do you get users excited about the new features? What do they need to know? What learning experiences should you be providing them? What skills should you be building? What tips should you be providing your Help Desk? Share your thoughts and experiences. Make IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 the software your users can't live without, whether they are accessing it on your own infrastructure or on Lotus Live. We have valuable tips to share !
BOF403 Get Up to Speed on XPages
Speaker: Sara Nicklin
SW Toucan 2 - Wednesday 07:00am - 8:00am
Show the world you're 'Up to Speed on XPages" ! Participate in this rapid-fire XPages game show and score BIG within the community! Similar to Lotusphere's SpeedGeeking, participants will have an opportunity to answer XPages questions from one of our assessment tests in a game show-type format. After ten questions, the winner gets an 'Up to Speed on XPages" prize and the host moves on to the next group of participants. Up to four rounds will be played, if time permits.
BOF415 Why Certify? The Value of Lotus Professional Certification
Speaker: Sara Nicklin
SW Mockingbird - Monday 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Certification enables companies to maximize the value of IT investments. Learn how certification can reduce your overhead cost and increase productivity. In this tough economy, certification is a way to ensure individuals and the companies they work for differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Certification Prep Lab - Take advantage of a variety of onsite learning resources to study for your IBM professional certification exams.
Location: Swan Hotel - Peacock Room.
Lotus Certification Testing Lab - The Certification Lab is an IBM testing facility that enables customers to fit certification exams into their Conference schedules with convenience and flexibility. Candidates are encouraged to take their exam(s) as early as possible during the conference in order to ensure seating, as the lab typically gets busier as the week progresses. The Testing Lab open on Monday, 31 January at 11:00 AM.
Location: Swan Hotel - Lark Room.
Certified Instructor Day - This annual event gives instructors the opportunity to network with their peers from around the world -- as well as with key players on the Global Lotus Education team.To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to secure your space at the only face to face event hosted by Lotus Education devoted to the instructor community. Non-registrants will be accommodated if seats are still available.
Date: Sunday, 30 January 2011
Sign in: 1:00 PM
Session: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Harbor II in the Yacht and Beach Conference Center
Education "1-2-1" - Interested in meeting with a Lotus Education representative "1 - 2 - 1" while at Lotusphere? Please contact lorr
Stay tuned for updates on the following:
Education Focus Group Sessions
Training Partner Breakfast
Partner Advisory Council Meeting
IBM announces new solutions that helps organizations become social businesses (Enterprise 2.0 Conference)
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Vice President Marketing
IBM Collaboration Solutions
On Monday November 8, IBM announced new software and services that will help organizations become social businesses. Less than a day old, and the news has already been covered in The New York Times ("IBM’s Lotus Connections 3.0 Aims to Make Businesses More Social"), InformationWeek ("IBM Boosts Social Media Software, Services"), ReadWriteWeb ("IBM Bakes Analytics Into Lotus Connections 3.0"), and by many others. You can also read a recap of yesterday's announcement from one of our own, Luis Benitez on Socialize Me. Or better yet, if you happen to be in Santa Clara this week for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this week, see social business in action with a wide variety of activities to choose from.
Why is this announcement important?
Every few years, there is a generational shift in computing style that leads to new opportunities and new business. The intertwined trends of the rapid growth of social network participation, proliferation and adoption of mobile devices like the iPad and Android, cloud computing, high-speed broadband access, and the democratization of content creation and sharing, are fundamentally changing the way we interact with one another, whether as consumers, employees, or citizens. It really comes down to people being the center again. We no longer discuss the latest gadget, network, or transaction, we are interested in value that is created for people, over time, through trusted relationships.
This renewed focus on people is opening up new opportunities for forward-thinking organizations and leaders. When people are the focus, trust becomes the primary competitive differentiator. Empowering individuals to engage with each other -- as consumers, as employees, as citizens -- is key to success. Empowered consumers increasingly experience Brands directly through your employees, not just through a call center or your website. Empowered employees experience your organization through their personal relationships with their informal networks as much as formal organizational structures. And if empowered people don't trust you, they'll find someone else to buy from, or to work for.
Outperforming organizations see becoming a social business as a fantastic opportunity to create new business value:
With the announcement of the IBM social collaboration platform, the release of Lotus Connections 3, and new business strategy services, IBM is uniquely positioned to enable your organizations to cultivate trusted relationships through people-centric experiences when and where needed. We have the expertise to help you plan, build, secure, and actively manage your evolution towards becoming a Social Business. And to integrate those capabilities with the rest of your business, such as the recent Cognos 10 announcement for analytics tools that include social collaboration. With all this, it's no surprise that Global CIO recently named IBM #1 in it's list of the most influential IT companies.
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Visit the links above to learn more. See what the social buzz is about and join the conversation.
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Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
Because our lives are busier than ever, we go on-line to save time buying products and services or to get information. While we want it to be faster and easier, more often than not, we're disappointed with the experience. Information is missing; things are hard to find. This was the focus of the IBM Reinventing Relationships event in New York City yesterday.
The day started with a lively and intelligent discussion between IBM General Manager, Alistair Rennie and Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger about the past and future of customer experiences and social transformation. After that, Mark Hurst, cofounder of Creative Good, demonstrated a typical Web experience with audience member Mitch Cohen, who recreated his recent futile attempt to buy TV/internet services.
The day continued with a couple of panel discussions - one on "Exceptional Web Experiences" and the other on "Exceptional Work Experiences". Panelists included Salem Avan, who talked about peace-keeping efforts in the United Nations, Joshua Kimball who talked about Teach For America's alumnae Web community, and Phil Green who talked about innovations on the U.S. Open Website by his organization, the USTA.
The day also marked the worldwide launch of the IBM Customer Experience Suite offering -- which is the first step in bringing the IBM Project Northstar vision into reality.
For photos, social media commentary and a Livestream replay, visit the Reinventing Relationships social media aggregator.
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by Megan Moyer
Web Team, IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software
The news from down under this week was all about the Lifehacker live television event on the future of email.
When I spoke with Matt Tredinnick, our lead in Australia, he said "This show could easily go on the road. The discussion was lively. The topic was controversial. And, the speakers were insightful." He continued to say, "The panel included our very own General Manager of IBM Collaboration and Lotus Software - Alistair Rennie, with executives from Intel (Genevieve Bell) and RIM (Adele Beachley), and a futurist (Mark Pesce). This was 'infotainment' of the highest caliber."
During the discussion, Alistair stated definitely that "Email is not going away." He explained that the experiments we're running at IBM are about how to re-invent the in-box so the system becomes smarter and makes it easier on people.
As you can imagine, there were a wide range of topics covered including - social tools, mobility, the blurring of work and personal personas and so much more. I also learned from listening to the replay that both Google and Microsoft representatives were invited but declined to participate. I'll leave that to you to decide the reason.
Link to the replay: TechLines Live Stream 2010 event - Future of workplace communication