These individuals spend a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources evangelizing for IBM, sharing their knowledge and helping grow the community of users and business leaders focused on our solutions. As champions, they will receive an IBM Champion merchandise package (apparel and some cool gadgets!), increased visibility on IBM sites, invitations and discounts to IBM events, recognition at select conferences, and access to key IBM business executives and technical leaders. Visit the IBM Champion site to read more about the program and get to know the current IBM Champions.
While at the Lotusphere#ls12 and Connect conferences in January, look for the IBM Champions by looking at the ribbons in their conference badges. And, as you can imagine, MANY of them will be speaking at sessions, facilitating Birds of a Feather sessions, conducting book signings, being interviewed on video, and a number of other exciting activities. You might even be lucky enough to witness a group of them sing karaoke ("We are the Champions!") in the evening if you head over to Kimono's. Check out the Lanyrd page for Lotusphere 2012 for more information.
Once again, congratulations to the newly minted IBM Champions!!! (and stay tuned because nominations will open again for the next round in August)
The Agenda for the IBM Connections User Group Meeting Has Been Announced
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 6:13a Luis Benitez As I announced back in March, I'm going to Social Connections VI - the IBM Connections User Group.
Last week, the organizers announced the agenda and I'm extremely honored to be part of the keynote. As you can see from the agenda, I want to deep dive on IBM Connections "Next" and not just what it is, but why we built it and why you need to get it now.
As I mentioned earlier this week, on May 21st we'll be hosting a 1 hour webcast to unveil IBM Connections "Next" and if you ha [read] Keywords: connections
Mark your calendars: Introducing IBM Connections Next !
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez In less than a month, IBM will be introducing the newest, latest, and greatest release of IBM Connections. Some of the latest capabilities were shown during the keynote demo at IBM Connect 2014.
Now, it's time to unveil everything that we've been working on for the past year or so and bring it to you. The official unveiling will happen on May 21st so mark your calendars !
As we've done in other years, we'll host a virtual web conference and walk you through the new business challenge [read] Keywords: connections
LikeMyIdea Demonstrates Idea Management with IBM Connections
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 7:13a Luis Benitez It's the last day of the first quarter and it's time to wrap up. I've been heads down working on various go to market activities for IBM Connections Next and even starting to think about what I'll say at the Social Connections VI User Group meeting in a couple of months (you ARE going, right??).
Idea management continues to be a hot topic. You may already be familiar with some partners who have extended the ideation capabilities in IBM Connections (hint: I've talked about them before i [read] Keywords: connections
Communardo Further Integrates Confluence with IBM Connections
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 5:12a Luis Benitez I've talked about integration of IBM Connections with Confluence in the past. Communardo has created 3 new integration points to bring together IBM Connections and Atlassian's Confluence. These integration points are important for organizations that may be using both products and want to provide more synergy between them. This is yet another example of IBM Connections as a social layer, where you can embed Connections into other business apps allowing you to bring social to the end users.
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