Another year and another IBM Business Partner Summit for the Mid-Atlantic geography. Once again Kathy Banavitch did an excellent job coordinating and connecting Partners and IBMers in a social event to learn about IBM direction for both software and hardware sides of big blue (SWG and STG respectively). At a high level, it was a captivating audience of Partners mainly from the STG side of the fence. Business Analytics, Storage, and Power systems were well represented. For us IBM Lotus Collaboration and Social Partners, we were a small but proud bunch that had a heavy ear towards the breakout sessions for software acquisitions. Unbelievably, the three acquisitions mentioned for Lotus were from 2008, 2009, and I think, 2010. It was clear to me that Lotus was not a focal point for this particular event. LotusLive made a cameo appearance and with the usual IBM flare, was presented with well over a dozen license offerings! Over the top you think?
Personally, I reconnected with Wyman Winbush from STG. Wyman is a motivational speaker on personal branding, growth strategy, and leadership. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to IBM’s STG and it’s no wonder why he’s been so successful. From distribution, Jenni Macinnes from Avnet was at the meeting and I had a great time talking about driving business and creating opportunities based on how Avnet sees the market in today’s economy. We’re moving forward.
All in all, the event was a great networking experience. IBM has a strong team and aggressive growth strategies. The question is for us Partners, “where are you going to put your chips on the board?”
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Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 6:14a Carlos Casas Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail: ibmsocialbiz:
Less than a year after its launch, more than 25,000 CEMEX employees use Shift, its social, internal collaboration platform, to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues around the globe. There are more than 700 blogs written by employees, including CEO Lorenzo Zambrano and the presidents of several international CEMEX divisions. In addition, Shift has spawned the creation of more than 500 work- an [read] Keywords: collaboration
How Can Marketers Have More Influence?
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 5:10p Carlos Casas How Can Marketers Have More Influence?: ibmsocialbiz:
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Join Rockteam at Connect Lotusphere 2013!
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 10:14a Carlos Casas Rockteam will be heading to Orlando, FL on January 26 - 31 for IBM’s premier conference on social business technology, IBM Connect 2013! I invite you to join the team and connect in real-time! Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird pricing at $2,095.00 per person.
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The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 10:13a Carlos Casas The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon: stoweboyd:
…three challenges for leadership. I think these form a power law: the first is twice as large/critical/difficult as the second, and the second is twice as large as the third. So I am going to take 2 minutes for the first, one minute for the second, and 30 seconds for the third.
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Joshuah Delos Santos, 13, Death by Suicide (my youngest 1st cousin)
Sun, Sep 23rd 2012 10:09a Carlos Casas We have failed yet another one. On Tuesday, September 18th, 13-year-old Joshuah Delos Santos took his own life. Martha Angelica Gonzales wrote this about her cousin, Joshuah:
Imagine being 13 and thinking about ending your life because you are being bullied… No one to turn to because you feel like speaking out will fuel the fire. So you hide from everyone and mask it with a smile because you don’t want to make it a big deal. Then, the day comes where you can’t take anymore and [read] Keywords: policies