By Joyce Davis IBM Collaboration Solutions community manager
Our monthly IBM Collaboration Solutions community webcast is an opportunity to connect those who are passionate about social business. This last meeting of the year was extra special, not just because we got to hear an update on IBM SmartCloud for Social Business and IBM Docs -- but because I also announced the 2013 IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions. If you missed the webcast you can access the replay video and associated files below. Thanks for a great year of community collaboration! It's a privilege to work with such a passionate and smart set of customers, partners and IBMers. I look forward to even more social business goodness in 2013!
Our first community webcast for 2013 will be held on January 22nd. We'll likely focus on launch of the new user group community and share news on the IBM Connect conference to be held the following week. Members of the ICS community will receive an invitation to the webcast. You can also watch this blog, our Twitter account or Facebook page for details on how to register for the virtual event.
Update on IBM Certification Survey Results - Sara Nicklin (7:20 - 13:30)
Community member spotlights (13:30 - 17:45)
Francie Tanner, Panagenda
Special Topic: What's new with IBM SmartCloud for SocialBusiness and IBM Docs (17:45 - 55:00)
Dave Durazzano, Program Director, IBM SmartCloud for Social Business
Sean Brown, Product Manager, IBM Docs
2013 IBM Champion announcement (55:00 - 1:00:00) Note: the video runs WAY longer because I forgot to press "Stop recording" in the SmartCloud meeting. Sorry! Feel free to spend 2 hours staring at the IBM Champion announcement slide if you feel so inclined. :-)
Put Your Talent First and the Future Will Work Itself Out
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When we focus on the professional and personal needs of our talent, we can better align our people with the work that satisfies their aspirations while driving [read] Keywords: collaboration
Dead Eyes See No Future (of Talent)
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- Milton Glaser
The future of work is such a wide-open issue. With so many perspectives, ideas, and "guaranteed" predictions out there one might assume the next few chapters of the world of work have already been written.
But one important piece has been left out of the story.
[read] Keywords: collaboration
Beyond the Everyday
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Of course, we are looking at a wide range of topics in these sessions, suc [read] Keywords: collaboration
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I have the same relationship with email that most people do. Fortunately, our developers have found a way to ease everyone&rsqu [read] Keywords: ibm
#20Questions with Amanda Savitzky
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Reciprocity Is Now Possible—for the First Time—on a Massive Scale
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In our book, we outline the future forces that will disrupt the next decade and show you how to harness them to grow your business. The book is divi [read] Keywords: ibm
Make Coding Social to Get Kids Hooked
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 7:12a Colleen Burns In the push to get kids interested in computer science, a lot of ideas are getting thrown against the wall to see what sticks. Online courses have their place, but many efforts miss one critical element, particularly when it comes to attracting girls and underrepresented minorities. And this critical element is pretty simple: peer collaboration. Kids are much more likely to succeed at programming if they do it with their friends.
A great way to make this happen is by joining groups like Cod [read] Keywords: collaboration