If you're a business leader, you might consider that Lotusphere is for technical folks - an education and networking event. However, there is a whole different side to Lotusphere 2011 - the 'Social Business Industries Symposium' - just for leaders like yourself:
Becoming a social business has real advantages Social businesses are outpacing their competition and accelerating growth. If you're a business leader interested in how the era of social business is impacting real business results, join us! The IBM Social Business Industries Symposium is a unique event created for senior-level executives like you. Come hear clients talk about the dramatic results they've achieved and how you can get started.
Top reasons to attend Learn about social business and how to reduce costs and improve business speed. Hear tangible strategies to drive measurable results and gain a competitive edge. Listen to clients talk about proven social business practices by job function and industry.
Who, where and how much Who should attend – C-level and senior leaders from sales, marketing, HR, operations, customer service, product development Where is the event – takes place at Lotusphere 2011, at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts How much – registration fee is $995.00 USD (includes optional access to the Lotusphere opening general session on Monday and the product showcase)
Agenda overview Panel discussion with Wired Magazine editor-in-chief and IBM executives Two general sessions plus twenty concurrent sessions by job function and industry Special industry-focused tracks for financial services, government and healthcare Networking activities including round tables and dinner sessions
Lotusphere becomes IBM Connect - Mission Completed
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 11:11p LotusphereBlog As many have predicted, this year IBM has completed the task of renaming Lotusphere as IBM Connect. From being a small sub-conference for business leaders in 2011 to much larger set of tracks in 2012, Connect is now the main brand for the event in 2013. Many of the favourite elements of Lotuspheres past will of course still be present, and IBM is making great efforts to ensure that the technical focus of so many of the tracks remains strong. Lotusphere has had a terrific history, an [read] Keywords: ibm
Have a BOF idea its not too late
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 10:12a Sharon Bellamy Paul Withers (@PaulSWithers) from Intec blogs: Just before Christmas two new communities launched on Lotus Greenhouse for Lotusphere and Connect The communities have a wealth of useful bookmarks, wiki articles and other content. IBMers and Champions have been adding content over the last few weeks and will continue to build in that in the lead up to Lotusphere and during the conference. The communities are intended as an ongoing resource for attendees to use to get the most out of the confer [read] Keywords: connections
Social Business Online is now up
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 2:54a LotusphereBlog The latest iteration of Lotusphere Online is now available, and it's been renamed as Social Business Online with a rather nifty URL of socialbizonline.com (kudos from me for that!): If you are registered for either Lotusphere 2012 or Connect 2012 you should have received an email with user name/password details. It's always interesting to see what IBM delivers in the online site, even more so now there are ongoing communities in the Greenhouse as well. [read] Keywords: ibm
The Lotusphere 2012 Hog Ride
Tue, Jan 3rd 2012 11:13p Lotusphere Blog At the other end of the Lotusphere week from the Blogger Open, the annual Lotusphere Hog Ride is back for its 3rd year... Paul Mooney has the details:It’s that time of year again. The most important event of the year. The Lotusphere Hog Ride! Apparently there is another event just afterwards but let’s not bother with that. This page is an attempt to organise some of the basic details into one place so that people that are thinking of going on the ride can organise themselves. [read] Keywords: lotusphere