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Call for abstracts for Social Connections 12 is open!
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 5
Social Connections 11 in Chicago – it’s a wrap!
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 8
It’s almost time!
Fri, May 26th 2017 5
Red Pill Now
Mon, May 22nd 2017 7
Jan Valdman
Fri, May 19th 2017 8
We’re getting closer!
Thu, May 18th 2017 9
Sponsor Highlight: Genus
Tue, May 16th 2017 5
Top 10
11 days to go…..
Thu, May 26th 2016 10
Social Connections 10 – What a venue we have for you!
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 9
Social Connections 11 postponed for Spring 2017
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 9
We’re getting closer!
Thu, May 18th 2017 9
Sponsorship opportunities available for #SOCCNX 9
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 8
Social Connections 10, we will go to Toronto!
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 8
Yet another keynote: IBM’s New Way to Work demo
Wed, Mar 16th 2016 8
Social Connections Keynote – The return of ‘Pardon the interruption’ a Future of Work brain dump!
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 8
Announcing another great speaker for Social Connections! – Tony Byrne Real Story Group
Mon, May 16th 2016 8
Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 8

Social Connections
Blog Title Social Connections
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Call for abstracts for Social Connections 12 is open!
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 12:22p   Martin Jinoch
Hi everyone! We have a call for abstracts running for Social Connections 12 in Austria. 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 anything yet? Still
Social Connections 11 in Chicago – it’s a wrap!
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 2:39p   Maria Enderstam
First of all a big THANK YOU to all of you who partiticipated at Social Connections in Chicago in any way. Without you we couldn’t do an event! We had 2 great days in Chicago and what a city! Friendly and welcoming people, good food and a never-ending shining sun. I’m sure that many those of us who were there definitely has Chicago on our list of vacation cities. What makes Social Connections so great is just that. That we arrange our conference in a new city and country each time
It’s almost time!
Fri, May 26th 2017 1:25p   Social Connections
The last few trembling days are upon us. In the US, Memorial Day weekend is ahead and with that the unofficial start of the summer! We can’t wait to kick off the summer in Chicago with Social Connections 11 next week, the agenda is jam packed with great sessions from amazing speakers and our evening event will be something to talk about for ages! Right now, we wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Chicago, if you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time to do so. Th
Red Pill Now
Mon, May 22nd 2017 11:54a   Martin Jinoch
The last Gold sponsor to get highlighted in this series is Red Pill Now. A new sponsor to Social Connections! Since its inception, Red Pill Now has focused on providing new and exciting ways for organizations to get the highest possible ROI from their Notes data by looking beyond the Notes client. Rather than migrating data to other platforms, Red Pill Now’s development efforts focus on cost-effective, low risk solutions based on Java and  Graph technologies. The Red Pill Now API is designed
Jan Valdman
Fri, May 19th 2017 4:09p   Femke Goedhart
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, a premier IBM business partner in the Czech Republic and Belgium. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist, consultant, solution architect, advisor and lecturer. He is a former portal guy with wide experience in IT including system administration, web applications, project management and software engineering. In parallel to his main job in Whitesoft he also works as an assistant professor on system integration. Jan
We’re getting closer!
Thu, May 18th 2017 7:17p   Lars Samuelsson
We’re just two weeks out from Social Connections 11 and we are starting to get that conference feeling. We hope you are too! For those of you not yet registered. Sign up now! Just click this link and get going! And yes, have you downloaded the conference app yet? If not, you should! You can connect with other attendees there and follow the agenda and everything else around the conference on the go! You can find all the details over here: https://socialconnections.info/mobile-app/ See
Sponsor Highlight: Genus
Tue, May 16th 2017 7:32p   Femke Goedhart
Today’s sponsor highlight goes out to returning sponsor Genus Technologies. After sponsoring us in Boston it is good to see them again for Social Connections Chicago! Genus Media Upshot for Connections™ adds to the robust functionality of IBM’s business social network platform by simplifying the process of creating, managing, sharing and tracking documents, images, video and other rich media. With integration with Watson for image and voice recognition plus complete transcription (vo
Party time! Time to reveal the location of Social Connections fabulous Gala evening!
Mon, May 15th 2017 9:08p   Maria Enderstam
We know that a perfect way to end the first day our conference is a fabulous Gala evening together with old and new friends! Other ingredients should include good food, refreshing beverages and something extra fun. And this is the Chicago edition! Welcome to a fun and playful evening at the table tennis club Ace Bounce – the home of PING PONG. Ace Bounce offers an immense subterranean playground. Filled with ping pong tables each with their own party going. All kept in perpetual motion by D
Last chance for the regular ticket!
Fri, May 12th 2017 7:19a   Lars Samuelsson
Calling all people interrested in IBM Connections! Today is the last chance of obtaining the regular price ticket for Social Connections 11 in Chicago on June 1st and 2nd. Tomorrow the prices go up! Register while you still can and avoid the higher price! In other news, our evening event should be announced any day now. The team is working on the last few details on what will be a memorable, and above all, FUN night. Time is ticking and I personally can’t wait to get on the plane and get
Sponsor highlight: RIVA CRM
Fri, May 5th 2017 10:38a   Femke Goedhart
Todays sponsor highlight goes out to our gold sponsor Riva. another one of the sponsors that make Social Connections possible! Riva integrates the world’s best CRM systems – Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SAP Cloud for Customer, Oracle Sales Cloud, SugarCRM, NetSuite, and others – directly with IBM Collaboration Solutions. By doing so it allows you to seamlessly sync CRM contacts, calendars, tasks, email, opportunities, cases, custom fields, and custom objects with IBM Verse, IBM Sm
Sponsor highlight: panagenda
Wed, May 3rd 2017 4:12p   Simon Vaughan
It’s time once more to call out some of the sponsors that make Social Connections possible and today we want to highlight panagenda.  One of our long term loyal PLATINUM sponsors! panagenda focuses on improving enterprise communication and collaboration with analytics, business intelligence and making sense of big data.  By providing IT transformation, TCO reduction and infrastructure transparency through state-of-the-art solutions and expertise, panagenda optimizes and transforms c
We want YOU to register!
Tue, May 2nd 2017 10:21a   Lars Samuelsson
Have you registered yet for Social Connections? If not, why? It’s less than a month away! Have you SEEN the agenda for this event? And the fact that we are going to be in Chicago. That is a pretty cool place, right? The team have been hard at work finalizing details and we are pushing on with getting the evening event up and running! Come on now, get your registrations in before the ticket price goes up in two weeks. We’re going to have a lot of fun, have great discussions, awesome
IBM Connections Next Developer Briefing brought to you by IBM on May 31st
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 1:24p   Wannes Rams
The Social Connections team is proud to announce that IBM will be hosting an IBM Connections Next Developer Briefing the day before our event. The briefing will take place at the IBM building on 71 South Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL 60606 on Wednesday May 31st. It will start at 9 am and will end at 5 pm. Join Alan Hamilton and the other IBM speakers for a full day of exciting new technology. Join us for this exciting preview of some of the technologies and techniques we are using to build the
Social Connections 11 – Our Agenda is published!
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 8:29a   Doug Morrison
Still undecided about attending Social Connections 11 in Chicago on Thursday June 1st and Friday June 2nd? If you are then with 43 days to go until the event we are please to announce that our agenda is now available on the site! Why not check out some of the great sessions by speakers from across the globe! The agenda is now publish on our website Link and in our mobile app (where you can create you own personal schedule for the event)! Here is a selection of some the great sessions you need to
Ed Brill and Chris Crummey keynotes at Social Connections in Chicago
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 9:13p   Maria Enderstam
The Social Connections team is very proud to present our first keynote session and speakers for Social Connections 11 in Chicago. Please welcome Ed Brill, Vice President, Product Management and Design and Christopher C. Crummey, Executive Director of Customer Experience and Evangelism and their session Collaboration Today. We really enjoyed their session at IBM Connect in San Francisco where they gave us insights in IBM’s flagship products within collaboration solutions. Real life demos o
SOCCNX11 Abstract submission extended – we’ve listened and give you an extra chance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 11:00p   Femke Goedhart
As abstracts for Social Connections 11 in Chicago this June are pouring in we also get some rather frantic requests from people asking for just a little more time. With the end of quarter upon us some seem to struggle to hand in that abstract before the deadline. And as we really want to make sure we can provide you with the best possible selection of sessions and give everyone a chance to submit, we’ve decided to extend it. So, if you haven’t yet submitted and thought you were too l
Time for another sneak peek of our agenda – What’s new in IBM Connections 6
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 1:05p   Maria Enderstam
You might have read our first session sneak peek where we announce Baan Slavens and Jason Gary, both IBM, doing a retake on their immensely popular IBM Connections Pink session from IBM Connect. Think Pink, Connections Pink comes to Social Connections Chicago! Next in line we have Jim Puckett and Daniel Kim. Their session has the title What’s new in IBM Connections 6 IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. IBM Connections enables yo
Sponsor highlight: Kudos
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 6:23a   Lars Samuelsson
More returning sponsors to be announced! Our ISW friends from down under brings you Kudos! Check out http://www.kudosbadges.com for a look at a truly great product that extends IBM Connections to new levels! Please take your time to see these guys at their booth and listen to what they offer, it’s great. Author informationLars SamuelssonConsultant at LonganaWorking with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, e
Sponsor Highlight: Appfusions
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 8:22a   Lars Samuelsson
We’re welcoming back another of our trusted sponsors! We are so happy to see sponsors return and help us run this every time. Big thank. you! Please check them out at the conference and their homepage at https://www.appfusions.com/ Integrations grow customers who grow markets that grow platforms and good business for all. AppFusions is connecting enterprises’ systems, applications, data (IoT and other), and people. Through IBM Connections (cloud or on-premise) or an adaptive collaborat
Time is nearly up for the early bird to get a good deal….
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 5:01p   Simon Vaughan
Very soon, April will be upon us and we are then another month closer to our next event in Chicago on June 1st and 2nd! April 1st also sees another significant date for anyone planning to attend the event – our early bird discount ticket sale ends and the regular ticket sale starts! What does this mean? Right now you can buy a ticket to our event in Chicago for the great price of $159! This ticket will gain you access to two day’s filled with keynote sessions, quality speakers, capti
Think Pink, Connections Pink comes to Social Connections Chicago!
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 9:24p   Wannes Rams
We are announcing our first session! We are proud to present Mr. Pink Jason Gary as a speaker at Social Connections. Jason will tell us all about the future of IBM Connections which we know as Connections Pink. Those of you who attended IBM Connect remember the excitement and vibe in his session where the room was so full we all had to stand in the back and along the walls. We can’t wait to hear more from Jason on the latest updates regarding Pink since IBM Connect. Jason will be bring Ji
The abstract deadline is approaching! Get yours in today!
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 1:49p   Lars Samuelsson
Hi guys We’re closing in on the end of March, and that means that we are also closing in on the abstract submission deadline! Please view this as a friendly reminder to submit, submit, submit! We wanna hear your thoughts, ideas and stories! Not a seasoned veteran when it comes to speaking? Don’t worry! We want to hear from everyone, and on every possible and impossible topic related to IBM Connections, IBM Watson and Social Business. Just send it in, and then send another one in. We
Sponsor Highlight: TimeToAct
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 1:56p   Lars Samuelsson
It’s once again time to highlight and thank one of our returning gold sponsors! TIMETOACT GROUP provides professional services for IBM Software, Microsoft, Google Software, other Partners and open standards. The group includes the companies edcom, BLUETRADE, CLOUDPILOTS, novaCapta, TIMETOACT and X-INTEGRATE. Founded in 1998, more than 280 employees are now working at TIMETOACT GROUP which is located in seven locations in Germany and sales locations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherla
It’s IBM Connect – And we want to celebrate!
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 8:00p   Lars Samuelsson
Hey everyone! Since it’s time for IBM Connect and most of the team is enjoying San Francisco, we wanted to celebrate this event by giving you the chance to register for Social Connections 11 in Chicago – at a great price! During Connect we have lowered the ticket price to just $99! For that you will get 2 days of great sessions, a wonderful gala event that will knock your socks off. I’m still tingling from the Hockey hall of fame! And all in all a great time! Register now! Th
Social Connections and DNUG collaborate to give you 2 great conferences in June 2017
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 4:57p   Maria Enderstam
Conflict in Dates!? No Conflict between Teams! – June is the month to enjoy one of the two major User Group Events in 2017 There will be a conflict in dates between the conferences of Social Connections and DNUG on June 1st, 2017. This happened by accident. We regret this inevitable circumstances very much, both boards agreed to cooperate and stay in close touch. We will be able to offer two world class user group conferences in close time. As part of the short overlap between the opening sess
Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 1:59p   Wannes Rams
After a frantic couple of weeks, the searching, comparing, discussing and negotiating is over! We have made the choice, signed the contract so it is official – It’s gonna be Summit West that will host Social Connections 11 in Chicago. The event will take place June 1 & 2 in this amazing downtown location! The venue we have chosen for our 11th event is for sure gonna rock. It is called Summit Chicago and is located in the heart of Chicago with plenty of hotels nearby. Those of
Join the Social Connections team at IBM Connect 2017!
Thu, Jan 26th 2017 1:28p   Simon Vaughan
While we are working hard on planning Social Connections 11 in Chicago we want to do a shout out to another great conference: IBM Connect in San Francisco! The Social Connections team have four speakers at IBM Connect delivering 5 sessions, details below, so we’re pretty excited! IBM Connect 2017 promises to be an interesting event. Firstly, it is in a new city and conference venue, the Moscone Centre, San Francisco, which guarantees something new and refreshing. Secondly, with new Wat
Announcement: Social Connections 11 comes to Chicago! See you there!
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 1:24p   Maria Enderstam
Social Connections comes to CHICAGO!!! Are you ready for the best conference of the year, organized by the largest user group focusing on social collaboration technology from IBM? Good, we are too! We are sorry to have kept you waiting. A somewhat bumpy road since our last event has the made us focus on the thing we knew all along. Quality before quantity. So here we are, ready to announce the location of Social Connections 11. We want to welcome you all in the beginning of June to the
Revitalizing conversations in teams with IBM Watson Workspace (formerly known as Project Toscana)
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 11:01a   Maria Enderstam
Taste the word: Toscana. It promises a lot. At least if you have a little bit of crush on Italy as I have. Food and wine in the sunset, overlooking a fabulous view of the countryside or the sea. Something ancient but also invigorating. No wonder I had high hopes on this team collaboration solution from IBM when I first heard about it. Yes, the comparison is silly, but hey. Don’t blame me! I didn’t name it Yesterday IBM launched Project Toscana with its new and equally invigorating name
Social Connections 11 postponed for Spring 2017
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 7:51a   Wannes Rams
It is with great sadness in our hearts that the Social Connections team has to announce that there will not be an event this fall. We announced a November event in Southern Europe during the closing session of our Toronto event and the team has worked very hard since then to get this on the rails, but due to many factors we ran out of time. It is very important to us to maintain the quality of our events and even improve each and every one of them. We now are at the point where we cannot guarant

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