IBM Lotus Education Office hours Sunday, January 15th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location - Yacht & Beach Conference Center | Grand Harbor Salon I Stop by during Lotus Education "Office Hours" to share your feedback on what training and exams you would like to see in 2012 ? What tasks do you find most difficult? Where do you go to learn new skills? Is there a topic you'd like to see covered? Do you prefer classes, articles or eLearning ? What do you think about the exams we have developed in 2011 ? Are there any new job roles you'd like to see addressed ? We really value your feedback and appreciate the time you can give us ! Register in Lotus Greenhouse
Lotus Certified Instructor Meeting Sunday, January 15th 3:45pm – 6:30pm Location: Grand Salon 1 in the Yacht and Beach Conference Center 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.
Lotus Certification Prep Lab Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm Tuesday, January 17th 8am - 6pm Wednesday, January 18th 8am - 6pm Thursday, January 19th 8am - 1pm Location : Swan Hotel - Peacock Room Take advantage of a variety of onsite learning resources to study for your IBM professional certification exams. Resources include FREE assessment tests and e-courseware available 24x7 for the duration of the conference.
Lotus Certification Testing Lab Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm Tuesday, January 17th 8am - 6pm Wednesday, January 18th 8am - 6pm Thursday, January 19th 8am - 2pm Location: Swan Hotel - Lark Room 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. Attendees can take unlimited exam at a heavily discounted price of $75 each.
Lotus Certification Lounge Monday, January 16th 11am - 6pm Tuesday, January 17th 9am - 6pm Wednesday, January 18th 9am - 6pm Thursday, January 19th 10am - 1pm Location: Swan Hotel – Suite #706 For anyone who has been at Lotusphere before they know that it’s an exhausting few days. It’s tough to find a quiet spot when you can put your feet up and relax for a few minutes. As Certified Lotus Professionals we have made that easy for you. Come to the lounge to chat with someone at Lotus Education, or have a coffee or just take a quick cat nap !
IBM Education Showcase Monday 11:00am - 8:00 pm (Evening Opening Reception) Tuesday, January 17th 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday, January 18th 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Dolphin Showcase Area - IBM Ped # 21 "What's next?” Now that you've learned about IBM's extensive social and collaboration capabilities, come see how ISSL's technical experts, trusted advisors, and education specialists have channeled these capabilities into real world solutions for thousands of organizations. Discover the benefits of social business with ISSL's unparalleled experience, guidance, and proven leadership.
Training Opportunities with the Cloud Monday, January 16th 4:00 pm Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706 This session will explore how to best incorporate the Cloud into your learning environment to maximize your reach, decrease costs, and maintain the same quality of delivery. You will have the opportunity to hear the latest information on virtual delivery techniques and exchange ideas on how to provide a full range of learning experiences facilitated through the Cloud.
BOF113 Take the Fast Lane and Accelerate with Proven Solutions for Successful Collaboration! Monday 1/16, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Location : Swan Parrot 1 Jump into the driver's seat and find out how organizations around the world are ensuring successful deployments of their social and collaboration software. A panel of IBM experts will guide you through an active discussion of strategies and solutions available in the areas of environment design, deployment, adoption, performance, and maintenance. Our depth of experience and expertise has proven that every environment is unique, with its own technical and business challenges. Join us to find out how your organization can take the lead with social and collaboration software and cross the finish line with the checkered flag!
IBM Training Partner Breakfast By Invitation Only Tuesday, January 17th 7:30 am Blending Social Media Into Learning & Performance - Marcia Conner and Jeff Felice The workplace is an ever increasing dynamic environment where processes and technology are continuously updated to accommodate the rapidly changing requirements to operate our businesses. This requires our people to continuously update their knowledge and skills and share information in an ever more distributed environment. Learn how social media combined with traditional learning methods and innovative support mechanisms can assist organizations in gaining and dispensing information as they work towards greater productivity.
Enabling End Users and Adoption Strategies Tuesday, January 17th 4:00 pm Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706 Are your end users as productive as they can be? Are you getting the most value out of your software investments? Enabling end users is a critical component to new software deployment, productivity, and reduction in support calls. Come join us as we hold a discussion on the best ways to support your environment, we'll examine end user enablement and support options that can increase productivity and save you time and money in your environment. We will be joined by Fred Doyle, Global Account Executive for Knowledge Accelerators, creators of the Multimedia Library for Lotus Software. Come share your experiences and learn how others have enabled end users and adopted software in their environment as we discuss best practices and tools you can utilize in your environment.
Why Certify? The Value of Lotus Certification Tuesday, January 17th 10:30 am Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706 Certification enables companies to maximize the value of IT investments, increase productivity and reduce overhead cost. Join a round table discussion on the tangible impact certification has had, or can have, on your professional development. Learn how certification can help differentiate you from the competition, the current IBM Collaboration Solutions certifications available and how to best prepare for them
Using IBM Connections to Develop and Deliver Learning Assets Wednesday January 18th Afternoon - Time 3pm Location - Certification Lounge | Swan Suite 706 Capabilities in IBM Connections, such as Activities and Ideation Blogs can help you to engage networks of people to work together and find new ways to create business value. In this discussion, learn how Connections can be used to support the training lifecycle from assessment through evaluation. You will hear how IBMers have used Connections to design, develop and deliver training, build Communities of Practice, and meet increasing demands for learning.
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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