A summer evening at the lake – Social Connections V evening program announced
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 8:17a Femke Goedhart As with every Social Connections event we aim to offer not just a day program full of interesting en enlightening sessions but also a ‘social’ evening program. A moment after a hectic and busy day to bring participants and speakers together to sit down and continue the conversations of the day while enjoying some of the stunning local scenery and cuisine.It always depends on the available funds and sponsorships if we can actually organize this but due to our Evening sponsor WebGate w [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections V – Keynote speakers announced!
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 11:13a Stuart McIntyre The Social Connections organising committee are delighted to be in a position to announce the two (yes, two!) keynote speakers for our next event in Zurich, Switzerland to be held on Friday, 28th June 2013.
Opening the event will be the fantastic Heidi Ambler, Director of Social Computing at IBM, presenting her perspective on the latest and greatest news on IBM Connections and the new Connections Content Manager solution.
Heidi is a long-time Loti (joining the organisation in 1991), and has prev [read] Keywords: collaboration
Social Connections V goes Swiss!
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 9:00a Femke Goedhart After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the location for Social Connections V!!
The international and independent IBM Connections user group will be visiting beautiful Zurich, Switzerland on June 28th 2013!
IBM Switzerland has graciously offered us the use of their IBM Forum and it already promises to be a busy day. Sponsors are being lined up as we speak and abstract submissions are open for speakers interested in speaking at this wonderful event. As at our previous events we will [read] Keywords: administration
Social Connections V
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 5:12a Stuart McIntyre As you’ll have no doubt heard, Social Connections IV in Amsterdam at the tail end of 2012 was a massive success… Almost 200 attendees, three tracks of amazing speakers and sessions, speed-sponsoring, evening reception by the canal and much more.
Never a team to rest on our laurels, we’re already putting the finishing touches to our plans for 2013. Once again, we’ll have two events during the year, one in the Summer and another in November.
We are delighted to announce tha [read] Keywords: connections
And with the 180th registration, Social Connections IV is… full!
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 12:49p Stuart McIntyre With 2.5 weeks to until Social Connections IV in Amsterdam, we are sold out, maxed, full, stuffed!
Despite a 80% larger capacity than we’ve ever had before, the hordes of customers and partners that are interested in Social Business and IBM Connections promise to fill the IBM Forum to capacity. What a great validation of both the passion of the BeNeLux community and of interest in the platform.
Keep following this blog and the hashtag #soccnx for all the build up and coverage on the day [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections IV – just 7 places remaining!
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 1:35a Stuart McIntyre As I’m sure you’re aware by now, Social Connections IV is less than a month away!
Taking place in Amsterdam on 30th November 2012, this is the fourth meeting of the IBM Connections user group. With a stellar cast of presenters, the agenda is packed with must-see sessions, there’s plenty of opportunity to network with some of the most innovative Connections customers and partners, we are speed-sponsoring at the end of the day, and there is a great evening reception planned as we [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections IV is just 6 weeks away
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 10:10a Sharon Bellamy I can not believe it has come round again so quickly, in 6 short weeks the Social Connections user group hits Amsterdam. On the 30th of November the IBM Forum will be invaded with IBM Connections users, developers, managers and administrators!
We are expecting people from across the globe with some even traveling as far as Russia, the US and Australia to hear our amazing speakers.
Joining our keynote speaker Mr Christopher Crummey (IBM) are an incredible list of 30 speakers from IBM, business p [read] Keywords: collaboration
Announcing the keynote speaker for Social Connections IV
Wed, Oct 3rd 2012 6:16a Sharon Bellamy We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for Social Connections IV will be Chris Crummey.
Chris is the World Wide Executive Director of Sales for IBM’s Social Business and Exceptional Web Experience solutions with in IBM Software Group. He leads a global team of thought leaders in the areas of Social Business & Exceptional Web Experience, and represents some of the fastest growing and most profitable segments of IBM’s software business.
Other IBM speakers include : Jim Battle & [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections IV just 10 weeks to go
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 6:12a Sharon Bellamy It is just 10 weeks until the fourth Social Connections Event and the countdown is on for abstract submissions.
The call for abstracts closes on Thursday 4th of October – that is just under two weeks away. We have already had some fantasic sessions proposed in all three tracks – we are looking for more, the three tracks are:
Admin and Infrastructure – covering Admin, Development, Technical and Best practises
Management – covering User adoption. Business practises and Man [read] Keywords: admin
Social Connections IV registration is open
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 11:57p Stuart McIntyre No sooner has Social Connections III in Dublin been and gone than thoughts turn to the next event!
As may know, so far the IBM Connections user group has visited England, Wales and Ireland. Therefore the next step is to head to mainland Europe and to one of the most ‘social’ European cities, Amsterdam!
On Friday 30th November, Social Connections IV will take over the IBM Forum in central Amsterdam for a day of tremendous IBM Connections content, Social Business education, customer [read] Keywords: connections
Soccnx III in Dublin – the wrap up!
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 5:10a Femke Goedhart Were you there? If not then you’ve missed something. No, correction, you missed a lot! It was a wonderful day with so many attendees, great speakers, fantastic sessions and a absolutely wonderful atmosphere. But don’t let me say so let the day speak for itself!
A big thanks to Jon Scott of Cardiff University for making this fantastic round-up!
Social Connections III – Dublin from Social Connections on Vimeo.
A small selection of the hundreds of tweets with the hashtag #socc [read] Keywords: connections
three weeks to go
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 10:12a Sharon Bellamy Only a few weeks until the 3rd Social Connections user group, held in the IBM Labs Dublin. We have a few places left if you are interested in attending this unique user group. We have some fantastic sessions such as: Whatâs New in Connections 4? What Do I Need To Know? Designing A Training Plan For IBM Connections Using Social Controls in XPages Connections Administration: Understand the challenge â¦ and find your way how to do it Using Social for social good â the case for Social [read] Keywords: admin
Would you really want to miss all this??
Mon, May 28th 2012 1:45a Stuart McIntyre Social Connections III is just 3.5 weeks away, and preparation is continuing apace. For those that aren't aware, Social Connections is the one and only IBM Connections User Group worldwide. Having met in England and Wales in 2011, we are venturing further afield with our third event being held across the Irish Sea in Dublin. Our fourth event is mooted for a trip to mainland Europe in the form of a meeting in the Netherlands in the fall, before a first jump across the Atlantic to the USA i [read] Keywords: atlantic
Previous Event Videos
Thu, May 3rd 2012 9:12a Sharon Bellamy As Social Connections 3 approaches we thought it would be a grand idea to collate the videos for the last two events. So for your viewing pleasure the SOCCNX Team presents : Social Connections I Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Social Connections II Louis Richardson - Where Ideas Come From Lisa Duke - 12 months of getting social and doing business Fred Raguillat - IBM Connections Goodies And Other Stuff You May Have Missed Joe Nicholls & Jon Scott - The value of digital literac [read] Keywords: connections
Call for Abstracts!!
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 10:11a Sharon Bellamy The call for session abstracts is open now, and closes on 30 April 2012 -that leaves just 12 days!! We have had some cracking ideas for sessions already submitted. If you would like to submit an abstract to be considered (for a 30 minute session) please register for the event today and submit your idea. Weâre particularly keen to hear from those outside the usual âbubbleâ so if youâve never spoken at Lotusphere or any of the other LUGs please donât let that put y [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections 3 planning has commenced
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 3:09p Sharon Bellamy The planning for the next Social Connections user group is well under way. More information will be announced over the next few days, along with the call for session abstracts and invitations for sponsors and the opening of registration. We will be keeping the exiting format of 30 minute sessions until lunchtime, when we will break into two tracks - Business & Admin/Technical. The team would love to know what topics you would like to see covered from these two tracks so please let u [read] Keywords: admin
Announcing the Social Connections II keynote speaker
Sat, Oct 22nd 2011 9:00a Stuart McIntyre As you will hopefully know by now, the second IBM Connections user group event, Social Connections II, is taking place in Cardiff on 9th December. As for the first event, we will have a great mix of speakers from IBM, partners and customers. The provisional agenda has been posted now showing most of the sessions that will take place on the day. We are fortunate to have some truly exceptional Connections and Social Business experts booked to attend the day. However, I wanted to make a s [read] Keywords: connections
Social Connections II event - just 7 weeks to go!
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 2:31p Stuart McIntyre The second Social Connections event has been scheduled and registration is open! The Date... Social Connections II will take place on 9th December, 2011. It will be a one-day event with a formal agenda running from 9am to 6pm, with a social gathering scheduled for the evening. The Location... Cardiff University have graciously offered to host the event. They have a wonderful conference facility known as the Glamorgan Building, formerly the offices of the Glamorgan County Council, wh [read] Keywords: connections
Feedback Survey / Evaluations now open
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 9:23a Stuart McIntyre Thank you to all that attended the first event, whether in person on via the streaming service. The organisers would be grateful if you could complete the feedback survey and evaluation form for the event so that we can better serve you for the next event. [read] Keywords:
Social Connections 1 - the sessions
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 4:43p Stuart McIntyre Here are the recordings of the sessions from Social Connections 1. As you'll see, we've had a couple of issues making these available to view, but hopefully they are still of value: Session 1 First morning session, featuring Stuart McIntyre of Collaboration Matters, Daniel Siddle of Headshift and Jon Mell of IBM. Session 2 Second morning session, featuring Stuart McIntyre, Mike Roche of IBM, Joseph D'Armi of Portal and Michael Ahern of IBM. (Apologies, this is a lower quality reco [read] Keywords: collaboration
Social Connections 1 - the presentations
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 3:54p Stuart McIntyre All the presentations from Monday are in the Social Connections 1 event on Slideshare, including the following: My opening session: Social Connections 1 - Welcome Daniel Siddle from Headshift/Dachis Group: The Why, What, How of Social Business Jon Mell from IBM: Things I wish I'd known 5 years ago Mike Roche from IBM: IBM Connections Next - Futures & Feedback Joseph D'Armi from Portal: I’m too busy to collaborate Michael Ahern from IBM: [read] Keywords: collaboration
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 12:50a Stuart McIntyre The agenda for our first user group meeting (on 4th July 2011) has now been finalised... With a great list of speakers, interesting topics, insight from the Connections developers at IBM Dublin and even a panel Q&A, it's set to be a very exciting day! [read] Keywords: connections
Details of the first Social Connections event announced!
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 2:44a Stuart McIntyre And we're off! Social Connections 1 has been announced!! We shall hold our inaugural all-day event on Monday 4th July 2011 in London. Thanks to the gracious assistance of Mark Calleran and his organisation, the event will be held at The Salvation Army's international headquarters just adjacent to the Millennium Bridge in the centre of London. The event will start at 9:30 and run through to 17:00, and feature a selection of the very best speakers from IBM, customers and partne [read] Keywords: connections