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Changes to the Social Connections organisation
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 12
Social Connections 9, it’s a wrap!
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 12
Social Connections 9 – Speed Sponsoring 101
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 12
Social Connections 9 Gala Reception announced. “It’s Playtime!”
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 11
We want you… to check out our agenda and join us for Social Connections 9!
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 9
Yet another keynote speaker
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 7
Our lineup is growing, Social Connections presents second keynote speaker
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 10
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The Social Connections 8 agenda has arrived!
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 12
Social Connections – Gala Reception
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 12
Calling for abstracts – submit yours now!
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 12
Social Connections 9 – Speed Sponsoring 101
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 12
Social Connections 9, it’s a wrap!
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 12
Changes to the Social Connections organisation
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 12
Social Connections 9 Gala Reception announced. “It’s Playtime!”
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 11
Have you registered yet? We’re only two and a half months away!
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 10
Our lineup is growing, Social Connections presents second keynote speaker
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 10
We want you… to check out our agenda and join us for Social Connections 9!
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 9


Social Connections
Blog Title Social Connections
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Changes to the Social Connections organisation
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 11:59a   Stuart McIntyre
Over the past year, the team behind Social Connections have been working hard to put the organisation onto a firm footing for the future. As a thriving user group that had delivered 7 successful events between 2011-2014, and a growing leadership team featuring a number of IBM Champions from around the community, it was felt that it was time to cement the great work that had been done to get this far, and to build an organisation that would support and withstand the efforts of organising regular
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Social Connections 9, it’s a wrap!
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 12:24p   Wannes Rams
It’s great to be back at home base, recovering from the Social Connections 9 event and resuming normal family and work pace. After the hectic weeks leading up to the event and the effort of actually running it, this is proving to be a welcome and much needed change! Before too much time passes, the team wanted to quickly write up the event for those that couldn’t attend.  We tend to follow a broadly similar pattern for each Social Connections conference, so hopefully this will hel
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Social Connections 9 – Speed Sponsoring 101
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 5:47a   Stuart McIntyre
If you’re attending Social Connections 9 next week, and you’ve already taken a look at the agenda on our site or in PDF form, you’ll have noted that we have Speed Sponsoring scheduled at the end of our first day’s sessions, before everyone heads off to the event’s Gala Reception. For some attendees, Speed Sponsoring is a well-practiced ritual, whereas if you’re new to user groups you might be asking ‘what is Speed Sponsoring?!’ So here̵
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Social Connections 9 Gala Reception announced. “It’s Playtime!”
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 11:00a   Maria Enderstam
We are happy to announce the venue for our Gala Reception on Thursday evening, ending the first day of Social Connections 9 in Stuttgart. We invite you to Sensapolis, a place of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a night of great food and drink in the company of your fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors.  Plus, if you wish, take part in an array of optional activities including rock climbing, a race on the electric go-karts in the Sensadrom, a chance to learn to ride a Segway, or even dancin
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We want you… to check out our agenda and join us for Social Connections 9!
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 5:24a   Lars Samuelsson
Hey everyone! After a short period of radio silence where we were getting everything in order, we’re back with an update as we now have our agenda in place. The team published it to our site last week, and you can see it for yourself on this very link! We were delighted and honoured to receive a larger volume of abstracts than for any previous event, and the general feeling is that they were all of a really high standard – it is such a shame that we have to turn any speakers and ses
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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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