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Our lineup is growing, Social Connections presents second keynote speaker
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Social Connections first keynote speaker announced
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Three months to go!
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Sponsorship opportunities available for #SOCCNX 9
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Summer is here, time to plan for November!
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Calling for abstracts – submit yours now!
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Social Connections first keynote speaker announced
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Yet another keynote speaker
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 52
Our lineup is growing, Social Connections presents second keynote speaker
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 49
Three months to go!
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Watch Kramer Reeves and HP Dalen at Social Connections VI: ‘The IBM Social Mail Roadmap’
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One week until Social Connections VII in Stockholm
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What should you expect at Social Connections 8?
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Sponsorship opportunities available for #SOCCNX 9
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Announcing the keynote speakers for Social Connections VII!
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Yet another keynote speaker
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 3:03a   Wannes Rams
We are very happy to announce René Schimmer as keynote speaker for Social Connections. As a sr. product manager for Social Software at IBM René is in pole position to talk to us on how Working Out Loud translates in the IBM Social Software roadmap. Please register asap for the conference if you want to hear René speak. You can find his abstract here Author informationWannes RamsI'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of ente
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Our lineup is growing, Social Connections presents second keynote speaker
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 7:10a   Wannes Rams
After announcing John Stepper as keynote speaker yesterday, we are very proud to present Silvia Cambie as keynote speaker. As a digital strategist and thought leader in social technology she is well placed to talk about cultural changes needed to adopt to enterprise social networking. Convincing the C-Suite: Collaboration begins with Culture We are in the middle of the biggest change the enterprise has ever experienced in history. Yet, according to a recent Altimeter study, getting buy-in from
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Social Connections first keynote speaker announced
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 2:31a   Wannes Rams
We are very proud to announce John Stepper as one of our keynote speakers. John is the author of “Working Out Loud”. A lot of his ideas and work is available on http://workingoutloud.com/ He will talk about how to make work more effective & fulfilling across your organization. You can find the abstract for his session here Author informationWannes RamsI'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise imp
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Three months to go!
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 4:14a   Lars Samuelsson
Hello everyone, August is here, people are returning to work and hopefully starting to think about which IBM Connections user group they are going to attend this fall/winter. Well, since you are here, you already know the answer! You should of course register for Social Connections 9, right now! When Stuart posted on the organisation team’s chat yesterday that we are only three months out, I think we all woke up a bit and realized it’s time to double down, in order to guarantee
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Sponsorship opportunities available for #SOCCNX 9
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 3:49p   Simon Vaughan
The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun for the IBM Connections event of 2015 – Social Connections 9 in Stuggart – Thursday November 5th and Friday November 6th 2015. With a venue that can hold 250 people, this promises to be the largest event that we have held. With keynote speakers from  IBM, Business partners, IBM Champions and most importantly of all – Customers, this is the event that you need to attend to learn from others and find out what is coming to the IBM
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Summer is here, time to plan for November!
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 6:30a   Lars Samuelsson
Hi everyone, Greetings from the site of Social Connections VII. The weather is about the same now as it was back in November, cold, gray and rainy. As a light in the dark, we are sure up and running towards the ninth installment of the lovely circus that is Social Connections. Just in the last few weeks, we have issued both a call for abstract and a call for sponsors. The abstracts have started to come in, and we already have our first sponsor lined up. Now we wanna disturb your hopefully lovely
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Calling for abstracts – submit yours now!
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 6:26a   Martin Jinoch
Hi everyone! We have a call for abstracts running for Social Connections 9 in Stuttgart, Germany. Do you have something super awesome that you want to tell the world about IBM Connections, or Social Business as a concept? Send in an abstract now. We would love to have you do your presentation. This time around we have some different time slots to choose from. You can go 15, 30 or even up to 60 minutes if you got something extra inspiring for everyone to hear and see! Haven’t got anyt
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Social Connections 8 – what a first day!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 4:40a   Stuart McIntyre
It’s been an amazing first day at Social Connections 8. Awesome atmosphere, captivating keynotes, sensational speakers, innovative ideas shared, satisfied sponsors, great speedgeeking, and to cap it all off, a night at the museum! What does day 2 bring? A keynote from Ed Brill, another 30 or so breakout sessions including our new TED-style spotlight track, a chance to grill the assembled IBMers at the ‘Ask IBM’ session, and even unconference sessions to allow more informal disc
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We are sold out!
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 8:53a   Lars Samuelsson
Let’s start this off with a big THANK YOU to everyone that has registered! We can, as of today, say that we are sold out for the Social Connections 8 event in Boston. We are so psyched to see the interest in the conference and the team are working hard to put the last details in place before the event. Also, as always, we send lots of love to our sponsors. There are more companies supporting this event than ever before, so we have been thrilled at the response. We really could not run
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Social Connections – Gala Reception
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 4:53a   Maria Enderstam
After the first afternoon of the Social Connections 8 event has concluded, we would like to continue the day’s conversations in a more relaxed atmosphere. Therefore, we would like to invite all registered participants to join us for a complementary gala reception at the fascinating Museum of Science. As the most highly attended cultural institution in New England, the Museum of Science offers novel surroundings and out-of-the-ordinary experiences that are sure to intrigue and entertain gue
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Social Connections – The show must go on!
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 9:00a   Social Connections
In the last week several members of the Social Connections team attended Engage conference in Ghent, Belgium. It was a great event and I recommend everybody to visit it next year. Many of us love the way Theo Heselmans runs this event and Engage always provides us with inspiration on how to improve our own conferences. By the way, Engage is sponsoring our event in Boston and we greatly value their support. The reason for this post is that members of our team received a lot of questions in Ghen
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Sponsor Highlight: Trilog Group
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 3:50p   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our sponsors for Social Connections, Champagne sponsor for Boston: Trilogy Group Trilog Group is an leader and visionary in the I
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Sponsor Highlight: AppFusions
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 3:06p   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our sponsors for Social Connections, Bronze sponsor for Boston: AppFusions AppFusions is a packaged systems’ integration company
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Sponsor Highlight: Infoware
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 3:00p   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Silver sponsor for Boston: Infoware With good understanding of client challenges an
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Sponsor Highlight: Engage
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 5:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Bronze sponsor for Boston: Engage Engage (formerly BLUG) remains the only User Group
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Sponsor Highlight: Panagenda
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Silver sponsor for Boston: Panagenda Debating between migrating or virtualizing? Uns
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Sponsor Highlight: Ephox
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 5:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Silver sponsor for Boston: Ephox Ephox has reimagined how content authoring and anal
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Sponsor Highlight: IBM
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Platinum sponsor for Boston: IBM IBM enables every business to engage, contribute, c
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Sponsor Highlight: RockTeam
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our sponsors for Social Connections, Silver sponsor for Boston: RockTeam For more than 30 years, RockTeam has helped businesses of
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Sponsor Highlight: Kudos
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Gold sponsor for Boston: Kudos Reward User Adoption, Measure Performance, Increase P
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Sponsor Highlight: goodmeeting.biz
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 5:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our sponsors for Social Connections, Gold sponsor for Boston: Goodmeeting goodmeeting – the brilliant meeting software Meetings c
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Sponsor Highlight: TimeToAct
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Gold sponsor for Boston: TimeToAct TIMETOACT GROUP provides professional services fo
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Sponsor Highlight: TrustSphere
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 4:30a   Wannes Rams
As we are approaching April 16, the date for the first day of the Social Connections conference, we will be highlighting all our sponsors. This event could not happen without their support and we are delighted to have them on board as each one plays a really important role in helping to fund the event but also as a member of our community. So we present you one of our returning sponsors for Social Connections, Gold sponsor for Boston: TrustSphere TrustSphere is the recognized market leader i
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What should you expect at Social Connections 8?
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 5:40a   Stuart McIntyre
Every Social Connections event has been different – after all, we’ve hosted every one in a new country so far!  So the culture, the language and the surroundings definitely influence the kind of atmosphere and interactions that take place.  That’s the joy of being a truly international user group! However, there are certainly common themes… A gathering of like-minded and passionate advocates of Social Business technologies, collaborative approaches and the use of IBM
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Why should you attend Social Connections 8?
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 3:40p   Jan Valdman
In the few days since we announced our fantastic agenda for Social Connections 8 in Boston, the number of registered attendees has almost doubled! For this event, we have asked each attendee why they have registered.  Here are some of the recent answers that have been given: Newbies I’m a new user and would like to know more about Connections. This will be my first one. Very excited to attend after seeing the great value presented at the previous 7. I’ve never attended previou
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The Social Connections 8 agenda has arrived!
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 11:13a   Lars Samuelsson
We are so super excited! Today we are unveiling the Social Connections 8 Agenda for our event in Boston. As you know from our previous announcements, we have keynote presentations by Suzanne Livingston and Ed Brill. We couldn’t be more excited by these well-known IBM big-hitters (and hugely respected supporters of the community) headlining our conference content. That said, we have been absolutely blown away by the response to our call for abstracts, and can now formally declare that we
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Two months…
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 2:46a   Stuart McIntyre
Social Connections 8 is approaching fast! In fact it feels as though the pace is picking up with every day that passes! With this being the first Social Connections event that has been run in the USA, the team is working hard to pull together the very best experience that it can. What does that mean?  Well we’ve been busy on: The abstract submission process. We’ve been delighted to have received a great number of abstracts submitted for this event than any we’ve run before.
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10 days…
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 5:04a   Stuart McIntyre
It is just 10 days until the Social Connections 8 call for abstracts slides ever so tightly shut. Yes, you have just ten short days in which to submit your great ideas for sessions at the upcoming IBM Social Business user group, which takes place in Boston on 16th and 17th April.  We’re looking to select 20-30 really tip-top sessions to fill out our provisional event schedule – we’ve had some really super abstracts submitted so far but we’d really love more! For th
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Have you registered yet? We’re only two and a half months away!
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 3:00p   Lars Samuelsson
Hi guys, Hope everyone who went to ConnectED got back safe, and everyone else, i hope you are safe anyways! Now that ConnectED is over, it’s time to focus on Boston and Social Connections 8. The team is still super psyched to get this show over to the US for the first time, and we wanna see you there! Listening in to some of the buzz in the corridors at ConnectED, there is interest in attending too! We know that you are waiting for a schedule with some sessions, we’ve been working ha
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Going to IBM ConnectED? So are we!
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 4:11a   Lars Samuelsson
Are you in the final prepping stages for your trip to Florida? I can somehow relate to that if that is the case. There is a heavy snowfall over Stockholm and I must admit that Orlando sounds a lot more inviting, however, I would like to see the forecast pick up there as well! From this… to this… (yes!) Anyways, what I was getting at is that we are going to Orlando, at least a few of the Social Connections team. Maria, Jan, Doug and (Lars) from the #soccnx team will be on hand in O
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IBM Connections feedback – What did you like/want/hate?
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 8:10a   Jan Valdman
During our last Social Connections event in Stockholm we introduced a new activity: all attendees were asked express their opinion regarding various features of IBM Connections. The goal was simple – to aggregate independent feedback on the product by a defined group of people (we considered Social Connections VII attendees to be a well-defined group of experts and keen users). The setup was also simple: there was a wall with well-known icons and a large number of post-it notes! The id
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Calling for abstracts – submit yours now!
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 5:06a   Lars Samuelsson
Hi everyone! I know that we’re pushing ahead towards IBM ConnectED with insane speed, but this is a friendly reminder that we have a call for abstracts running for Social Connections 8 in Boston. Do you have something super awesome that you wanna tell the world about IBM Connections, or Social Business as a concept? Send in an abstract now. We would love to have you do your presentation. This time around we have some different time slots to choose from. You can go 15, 30 or even up to 60 m
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Wrap up of Social Connections VII
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 8:11a   Lars Samuelsson
It’s been a while since we closed Social Connections VII in Stockholm, but it’s finally time to do a wrap-up and an official send off, over the Atlantic ocean and to Boston, MA. First of all, our team.  Stuart, Brian, Martin, Jan, Wannes, Maria. Some of them I knew from before, some I met for the first time, but I hardly think i’ve ever worked in a team that was so hell-bet on delivering a project. We’ve done our fair share of stressing about with getting it all togeth
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One week until Social Connections VII in Stockholm
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 4:11p   Brian O'Neill
Whoa! Where did the time go…? It seems like just a few short weeks ago that we were in Prague announcing that our next event would be this November in Stockholm. And here we are already, in the beginning of November, only one week away from Social Connections VII! Exciting times…exciting indeed! First things first, I wanted to mention the truly awesome team who are responsible for organizing Social Connections’ 7th event. Without this team, there would be no event. Period. From
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Social Connections VII – RESULTS: You pick the session
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 2:12p   Brian O'Neill
For the first time, at Social Connections VII in Stockholm, we organized a poll for a session topic to be chosen by the attendees.  The choices were:  Ask IBM, PTI or Ask the Experts. The results are in: “Ask IBM” wins at 43%! This session will be Friday afternoon at 4:00PM in the main tent.  This is your chance to ask our panel of IBMers about anything! Want to know when they might release the next version? Want to know what they were thinking about som
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How do we host Social Connections? Here’s the answer…
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 3:22a   Brian O'Neill
Although you can see who our sponsors are via their own sponsors page on our site, we wanted to highlight each of our valued sponsors and tell you a bit about each. Why? Because Social Connections simply wouldn’t go on without sponsors. We are grateful for them as they make the whole thing possible, from the venue to the sessions to the gala reception and more! Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with each and start thinking of all the questions you might have to ask at our
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Announcing the venue for the Social Connections VII Gala Reception
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 4:06a   Stuart McIntyre
The event’s gala reception takes place on the evening of Thursday 13th November, between 7:30pm and 10:30pm. The team know that we have a lot of live up to when it comes to our gala receptions – a castle in Wales, the historic Guinness factory in Dublin, overlooking the lake in Zürich, and then that majestic view (and fireworks) in Prague! However, after much searching, we think we have found one of the very best venues in Stockholm for this event’s evening gathering… We
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Varför delta på Social Connections VII?
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 4:12a   Lars Samuelsson
Har du redan IBM Connections? Kom och träffa ledande experter, få tips och idéer för hur ni kan utveckla ert användande. Om du har planer på att implementera IBM Connections, eller för den delen någon form av social mjukvara så är det här platsen att besöka! Du kanske inte ens siktar mot IBMs lösning? Kom ändå! Det är mycket att tänka på vilken lösning ni än väljer. Och vi alla älskar att utbyta idéer och tips påmhur man bäst lyckas med sin implementation, i sann social
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Social Connections VII – You pick the session!
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 10:12a   Brian O'Neill
At Social Connections VII in Stockholm, we’ve reserved a session topic to be chosen by YOU!  We need your vote and majority will win. The session will kick off on Friday afternoon at 4:ooPM in the main tent. The choices of session topics are: Ask IBM: This is your chance to ask our panel of IBMers about anything! Want to know when they might release the next version? Want to know what they were thinking about some decision? We’ll have an open discussion answering any audience quest
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New event, new country, new city, new site!
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 7:58a   Stuart McIntyre
As you’ll surely have heard by now, the IBM Connections user group, Social Connections, meets again in November – our 7th major event in just 40 months! Having so far met in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, we’re off to Stockholm, Sweden.  Once again, our gallant team of volunteers has assembled a fantastic agenda of IBM and community speakers, spectacular social events, and the usual stimulating opportunities for networking and knowledge-
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Announcing the keynote speakers for Social Connections VII!
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 6:12a   Wannes Rams
Maybe you’ve already checked out our agenda and seen the hints…?  Either way, we are thrilled to officially announce that we’ll have three keynote speakers at Social Connections VII! All three keynote speakers are Social Connections veterans and we are honored to have them back to speak again. First up…Louis Richardson.  I don’t exaggerate when I say that Louis is one of the premier story tellers of the social business story. Although he is from IBM, the mess
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Announcing the keynote speakers for Social Connections VII!
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 8:46a   Brian O'Neill
Maybe you’ve already checked out our agenda and seen the hints…?  Either way, we are thrilled to officially announce that we’ll have three keynote speakers at Social Connections VII! All three keynote speakers are Social Connections veterans and we are honored to have them back to speak again. First up…Louis Richardson.  I don’t exaggerate when I say that Louis is one of the premier story tellers of the social business story. Although he is from IBM, the messa
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Agenda Announced for Social Connections VII in Stockholm
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 5:13p   Brian O'Neill
Today, we are proud to announce the agenda for the upcoming Social Connections VII event in Stockholm on 13th and 14th of November: http://vii.socialconnections.info/ With this event, we are featuring more than 30 sessions over two days!  We received so many awesome session abstracts, thank you!  We accepted as many sessions as we could fit but were forced to turn down a few that we’d had loved to see ourselves…so we send our commiserations and apologies to those that submitted s
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Social Connections VI – so how did we rate?
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 6:06a   Wannes Rams
While the team is working super hard to get Social Connections VII ready to roll, it is time to take a last look back at the previous event. Social Connections VI in Prague was a great conference, many have written about it already, but it is time for some facts based on the feedback we received through the surveys. As a starter I want to thank all of you that took the time to fill out the survey, your feedback is very important for us as we try to improve the conference at every occurrence to




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