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Monday, June 16
 

09:30

Registration and Coffee
Monday June 16, 2014 09:30 - 12:00
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

10:00

Introduction to Social Business and IBM Connections (early-bird session in Czech)

This section is organized mainly for Czech and Slovak people who are not familiar with IBM Connections and therefore want to learn more about social business and IBM Connections. The plan is to run this session in the morning in one of the breakout rooms before the main keyonote. The aim is to help people get familiar with the #socbiz vision and with the IBM product so they can enjoy the conference. 

We will cover two topics:

  • introduction into Social Business
  • introduction into IBM Connections

This section is in Czech only.    


Speakers
avatar for Petr Kunc

Petr Kunc

Technical Sales, IBM
avatar for Jan Valdman

Jan Valdman

Business Development Manager, Whitesoft s.r.o.
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, an IBM business partner. Jan helps IBM customers to acquire, understand and unlock the value of various IBM software. He likes to talk to business people about innovation while he keeps technical expertise which allows him to get things done quickly. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist who has been recognized as IBM Champion for Collaboration... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 10:00 - 12:00
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

12:30

Buffet Lunch
Monday June 16, 2014 12:30 - 14:00
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

14:00

General Opening Session

-Organizers welcome everyone to Social Connections VI

-Logistics

-Thank you to our sponsors

-A Czech welcome from DNS by Jan Valdman


Speakers
avatar for Stuart McIntyre

Stuart McIntyre

Social Business Strategist, Social 365
Stuart is an independent Social Business Strategist working to assist organisations worldwide to effectively deploy social platforms to improve their organisational productivity, knowledge sharing and collaboration with partners and customers.  Whilst the journey towards Social Business is about far more than just the technology, Stuart has a almost two decades of deployment experience with IBM Connections, Quickr, Domino, Jive, Salesforce and... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Social Business & Collaboration Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
15 year IT Associate from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (often known as just "Gore"), IBM customer and IBM Champion. Began heavily working with Lotus Notes/Domino/Sametime/etc... in 2001. Began working with IBM Connections in 2010.
avatar for Jan Valdman

Jan Valdman

Business Development Manager, Whitesoft s.r.o.
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, an IBM business partner. Jan helps IBM customers to acquire, understand and unlock the value of various IBM software. He likes to talk to business people about innovation while he keeps technical expertise which allows him to get things done quickly. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist who has been recognized as IBM Champion for Collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Social Collaboration Consultant, OiC
I am a Social business consultant helping organisations deliver maximum benefit from their investment in Social Software. | I have been using IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. | In July 2011, I was announced as one of the first IBM Collaboration Champion's and I was re-elected in Dec 2012 / Dec 2013. I am currently working on the implementation of a Collaborative working environment (based on Connections, Notes and... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 14:00 - 14:30
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

14:30

IBM Connections “Next” is Here – Why It Matters!

IBM Connections "Next" is here! This new release of IBM Connections brings new capabilities such as the ability to bring customers and partners into the conversation, work with your files offline, amazing new mobile capabilities, and more. Learn the significance of this release and why you shouldn't wait to upgrade.  We'll show demos (yay!!) and walk through all the new capabilities in what promises to be a fun filled session! 


Speakers
avatar for Luis Benitez

Luis Benitez

Sr. Product Manager - IBM Connections, IBM
Luis Benitez is one of the Product Managers in the IBM Social Software team. Luis has been helping customers embark on their Social Business transformation since 2007. As part of the product management team, Luis is responsible for driving the feature requirements into the product plans, expanding business opportunities and naturally evangelizing IBM technologies to name a few. Luis has spoken at various conferences such as SXSW, Enterprise 2.0... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 14:30 - 15:15
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

15:15

Leveraging Global CEMEX: a reinforced Global Networks Model to move from “Good” to “Great”

CEMEX started a journey to innovate through the use of social networks in 2009.  Being one of the early-adopters of IBM Connections, its journey has yielded great results.

However, the market conditions for the construction market have changed, and CEMEX needs to prepare itself for a scalable operating model to sustain the collaboration culture that it was introduced a few years ago. 

A new global networks model has then been created, in which key representatives of the network are embedded into the organization. This facilitates the development of new policies: the “playbooks” to be replicated in our daily operations. 

Never before were the networks so empowered as today, and this shows in our new model. Through the deployment of our very own CEMEXpedia, we intend to capture the knowledge spread throughout our organization and facilitate its replication.

Let us share with you our learnings and how we envision a truly interconnected, global network.


Speakers
avatar for Luis Garza

Luis Garza

Innovation Manager, CEMEX
Luis promotes the use of Shift, the global social collaboration platform for CEMEX. He shares best practices with other organizations which face similar challenges, fact that has granted him the IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions recognition in 2014. | | Working for CEMEX since 2006, Luis has been leading efforts to introduce new collaboration models into a heavy manufacturing yet technologically-savvy global organization, such as CEMEX... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 15:15 - 15:45
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

15:45

Coffee Break
Monday June 16, 2014 15:45 - 16:05
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

16:05

The IBM Social Mail Roadmap

With the announcement of IBM Mail Next, IBM has a wide selection of social mail clients, including IBM Notes and the mail interface in IBM Connections. Each are serving their own purpose and this session will take you through the various use cases and which option you should consider in order to accelerate your social business journey by moving adoption of social capabilities to your collaboration client. The session will also cover IBMs social mail roadmaps and how a fully integrated collaboration client will help you realise your company's full creative potential and save you time and money through smarter collaboration. There will be plenty of interaction and cool demos.


Speakers
avatar for Hans Petter Dalen

Hans Petter Dalen

Sales Executive for Europe, IBM Notes & Domino and, IBM
HP has over 14 years of experience with collaboration software. He is enthusiastic about mail and how introducing social capabilities gives us smarter tools to collaborate better and achieve significantly better results. HP is the European sales leader for IBM Notes & Domino.
KR

Kramer Reeves

Director, Messaging and Collaboration Solutions, IBM


Monday June 16, 2014 16:05 - 17:00
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

16:15

Sponsor Showcase
Monday June 16, 2014 16:15 - 17:45
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

17:00

Social Business Adoption in 5 easy steps

In this session, we will explore five easy but essential steps to driving the success of your social business project.  Starting with the vision we progress through the planning and adoption steps which will help align your business outcomes with the project.  Expect an interactive session and lively Q&A


Speakers
avatar for Mark Osborn

Mark Osborn

Pre-Sales Executive Europe, IBM Social Business, IBM
Mark began his career in internet technology as early as the 1990s convincing blue-chips the need for a "web-site". He gained invaluable experience in the far-east managing an IT consultancy in Singapore, moving later to a London-based web 2.0 start-up which was acquired by IBM in 2003. | | Mark's passion is enabling organisations to achieve their business goals through the adoption of enterprise social software and in his current role he... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 17:00 - 17:30
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

17:30

Day One Closing General Session

-Thank you for an awesome Day 1 at Social Connections VI

-What is Speed Sponsoring?

-Gala Reception Logistics


Speakers
avatar for Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Social Business & Collaboration Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
15 year IT Associate from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (often known as just "Gore"), IBM customer and IBM Champion. Began heavily working with Lotus Notes/Domino/Sametime/etc... in 2001. Began working with IBM Connections in 2010.
avatar for Jan Valdman

Jan Valdman

Business Development Manager, Whitesoft s.r.o.
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, an IBM business partner. Jan helps IBM customers to acquire, understand and unlock the value of various IBM software. He likes to talk to business people about innovation while he keeps technical expertise which allows him to get things done quickly. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist who has been recognized as IBM Champion for Collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Social Collaboration Consultant, OiC
I am a Social business consultant helping organisations deliver maximum benefit from their investment in Social Software. | I have been using IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. | In July 2011, I was announced as one of the first IBM Collaboration Champion's and I was re-elected in Dec 2012 / Dec 2013. I am currently working on the implementation of a Collaborative working environment (based on Connections, Notes and... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 17:30 - 17:40
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

17:45

Drinks Reception & Speed Sponsoring
Speed Sponsoring is your chance to get a quick summary of what each sponsor has to offer. In this fast paced and fun gathering, you will spend 5 minutes at each sponsor's table. At the end of each 5 minute session, you will rotate to the next sponsor. You will be given a "scorecard" at the beginning and the goal is to obtain a stamp from each sponsor - if your "scorecard" is full at the end, you will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Moderators
avatar for Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Social Collaboration Consultant, OiC
I am a Social business consultant helping organisations deliver maximum benefit from their investment in Social Software. | I have been using IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. | In July 2011, I was announced as one of the first IBM Collaboration Champion's and I was re-elected in Dec 2012 / Dec 2013. I am currently working on the implementation of a Collaborative working environment (based on Connections, Notes and... Read More →

Monday June 16, 2014 17:45 - 19:00
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

19:30

Social Connections VI Gala Reception

NOTE: Seats are limited! You MUST have previously registered for the reception separately

After the first afternoon of the Social Connections VI event has concluded, we would like to continue the day's conversations in a more relaxed atmosphere. For those who have registered, please join us for a complimentary gala reception on the stunning terrace at the fabulous Villa Richter restaurant.

Villa Richter is an integral part of the St Wenceslas Vineyard, which dominates the area above the Old Castle Steps and is rounded off by a panorama of Prague Castle. The location offers unique, uninterrupted views of the Old Town, the Lesser Quarter and the Belvedere - truly breathtaking!


Monday June 16, 2014 19:30 - 23:00
Villa Richter Staré zámecké schody 251/6, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czech Republic
 
Tuesday, June 17
 

08:30

Registration and Coffee
Tuesday June 17, 2014 08:30 - 09:00
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

09:00

Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own
IBM Connections offers a lot of customization possibilities to enable you to have the platform comply to your corporate standards or exhaustive needs. In this session we will explore all customization options available and will show you examples on customizations on UI, notifications, profiles, Richtext Editor, metric reports and more. This will allow you to better decide what you want to customize and should offer you a technical starting point for your own customizations

Speakers
avatar for Wannes Rams

Wannes Rams

Senior Consultant, private
Wannes Rams is a IBM Social Collaboration software consultant working as an independent consultant. He is specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations and social software. | He started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and Lotus Quickr. | IBM Champion, IBM Redbooks Thought Leader, Speaker at IBM Connect, BLUG and Social Connections


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:00 - 09:45
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

09:00

IBM – Understanding the journey of becoming a Social Business

Social Business - IBM Success Story

This session will focus on the the major milestones and journey of IBM as a "Social Business. We will present a combination of "Day in the Life" examples followed by an overview of the major milestones achieved by IBM. This session will focus on the process, culture, and IT programs designed to successfully deploy an "Social Business." 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Crummey

Chris Crummey

Executive Director of Sales, IBM
Christopher Crummey - Executive Director of Sales for Social Business at IBM, 25 Years as an IBMer will be able to provide a LOB perspective on the value of a culture of a "Social Business."


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:00 - 09:45
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

09:00

Social Business: The unstoppable force to overcome immovable objections
"I'm too busy" "My work is confidential" "I'm never in the office" "My position depends on me being the only source of my knowledge" We've all heard objections like these - reasons why key individuals cannot spare the time to share knowledge or to collaborate with others. Whatever the role, be it as executives, consultants, sales people or any other part of your organization, for social business to truly revolutionize your organization's culture and productivity, these objections must be overcome. In this session, you'll hear about driving adoption in organizations around the world. Find out how to make the benefits of social business irresistible for all your staff, no matter how immovable they might appear!

Speakers
avatar for Stuart McIntyre

Stuart McIntyre

Social Business Strategist, Social 365
Stuart is an independent Social Business Strategist working to assist organisations worldwide to effectively deploy social platforms to improve their organisational productivity, knowledge sharing and collaboration with partners and customers.  Whilst the journey towards Social Business is about far more than just the technology, Stuart has a almost two decades of deployment experience with IBM Connections, Quickr, Domino, Jive, Salesforce and... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:00 - 09:45
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

09:00

Sponsor Showcase
Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:00 - 10:55
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

09:50

Do you know WIM?

This session is all about WIM (WebSphere Identity Manager) the part within WebSphere which handles everything about security. IBM Connections needs to be hooked into this functionality so that users when they authenticate with the platform will be automatically coupled with their user info as it is available within the Profiles application and all other user information available in the individual applications which makes the IBM Connections platform. We will also handle SPNEGO and how it interacts with WIM and IBM Connections. IBM Connections also have some additional applications which are now embedded into the platform like FileNet (which is called Connections Content Manager) / Cognos / FEB (Forms Experience Builder). These applications needs also interactions with WIM and IBM Connections. I will handle how everything is tight together.


Speakers
avatar for Sjaak Ursinus

Sjaak Ursinus

Consultant, Ilionx
Sjaak Ursinus works for ilionx as a IBM CS Technical Architect. ilionx is a IBM Premier Business partner with a lot of knowledge of the IBM CS portfolio. Sjaak works his whole career already in the IBM CS brand and has extensive knowledge on all products being delivered by IBM in this brand. Sjaak has been active with IBM Connections since version 1.0. As a Technical Architect Sjaak tries to make the impossible desire’s from... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:50 - 10:20
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

09:50

Social Business in CZ/SK – Local experience, use-cases, traps & pitfalls

Competence Centre for Collaboration Solutions at the University of Economic in Prague serves as an expert centre for enterprise social networks and works closely with IBM and local business partners to help drive adoption of social business in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In this session they will share their experience from local social business projects over the past years and discuss various examples and adoption scenarios from different fields and industries (public, education, healthcare, even construction).

Interested in the state of social business in CZ/SK? Want to know what works and what are the traps & pitfalls? Join us at the session!


Speakers
avatar for Tomas Feige

Tomas Feige

Collaboration Solutions Ambassador, University of Economics
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Economics in Prague and the head of university Competence Centre for Collaboration Solutions focusing on applied research of enterprise social networks, social network analysis and social business adoption. Also works for IBM as a Collaboration Solutions Ambassador and is responsible for business-university cooperation in the field of enterprise social networks and general evangelization of social business... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:50 - 10:20
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

09:50

IBM Connections as a universal Intranet / Extranet Platform

IBM Connections is a product, a platform with a comprehensive SDK and becomes a brand for most IBM collaborative products. IBM Connections can house custom widgets for legacy applications (including Notes). Furthermore IBM Connections is an eco-system with more and more solutions that run on IBM Connections or are integrated with IBM Connections. The session gives an overview of the speakers choice of the best enhancements and companion products to IBM Connections.


Speakers
avatar for Felix Binsack

Felix Binsack

CEO, TIMETOACT GROUP
Felix Binsack is founder and general of TIMETOACT. He has been working with Lotus since 1994 and with Domino based Web CMS since 1997. He has ample experience with collaborative and communication platforms across several vendors.
avatar for Torsten Hoffmann

Torsten Hoffmann

Product Manager, TIMETOACT
Torsten is product manager for the Connections Administration Toolkit at TIMETOACT. Before joining TIMETOACT, he was Team Leader and Technical Lead for IBM Connections in Europe at IBM. He is working with IBM Connections since version 1.0. He has accompanied numerous client on their social software journey.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:50 - 10:20
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

09:50

Connections Meets Big Data – What your Social Business Platform knows about your Company

The benefits of IBM Connections is more than establishing a set of Social Business tools to improve communication and collaboration. If Connections is used as a open platform for sharing information and data, discussions, insights, ideas, opinions etc.,  it becomes a treasure of data containing a lot of knowledge about the company itself. This treasure can contain answers to questions like:

  • What is important, in general, for a department, at a location?
  • What are employees thinking about the products & service offerings, quality & support, the reputation of the company?
  • Ideas for improvements in terms of organization, products, marketing, sales?
  • Internal problems many colleagues are complaining about?

Who is driving discussions and progress? 

In this session we will show, how this treasure can be lifted by applying methods of business analytics and big data to IBM Connections. Come to see how Watson, Hadoop & Co. can bring additional value to your Connections investment.


Speakers
avatar for Otto Förg

Otto Förg

Collaboration Solution Architect, FRITZ & MACZIOL GmbH
Otto Foerg is a Collaboration Solution Architect at FRITZ & MACZIOL group in Munich. He has been working with Lotus / IBM collaboration technologies since 1991. He was always focussed on the business aspects of collaboration software as well on the technical backgrounds of these systems. As a consultant he works today with companies who are in the process of implementing Social Business software - culturally and technically.
avatar for Thomas Rickert

Thomas Rickert

Bereichsleiter IBM Collaboration und Social Busine, FRITZ & MACZIOL GmbH
Thomas Rickert has almost 20 years experience in the IBM collaboration space. He is currently Area Manager for IBM Collaboration Solutions at FRITZ&MACZIOL group. In this role, Thomas leads a team and overall business responsibilities for IBM's messaging and collaboration solutions, UC software and the workforce productivity portfolio especially IBM Connections and IBM Docs. Implementing modern social workplaces from a technical side and adoption... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 09:50 - 10:20
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

10:25

Simple user enrolment XPages application for IBM Connections

IBM Domino can be used not only as LDAP server for authentication to IBM Connections, but also as a platform for simple user enrolment and self-service applications in XPages (password change, forgotten password, users registration queue etc). We will present the solution developed for a real customer running B2B portal on Connections 4.5, showing benefits of Connections - Domino coexistence.


Speakers
avatar for Martin Couf

Martin Couf

Technical Director, Whitesoft
MBA in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, since 2001 Technical director of Whitesoft - czech-belgian IBM Premier Business partner focused on IBM Collaboration Solutions. Certified IBM Domino Administrator and Developer, regular speaker at conferences Get Social and SUTOL (Czech Lotus UG)


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:25 - 10:55
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

10:25

Launching a social intranet – a true customer story

TINE SA is Norway's largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products.

Spring 2014, TINE launches a new, social intranet for all their employees, with IBM Connections as one of the core components. 

Learn about TINE’s project with focus on experiences with launching a social intranet; the strategy, the deployment, the technology, the success and the pitfalls, and if all goes well, a live demo of the brand new intranet.

This session is mainly non-technical.


Speakers
avatar for Ulf Stider

Ulf Stider

Sales Manager, Infoware Solutions BA
Ulf Stider is Sales manager at Infoware, a collaboration enthusiast with experience from enterprise implementation and integration projects with Domino, Sametime, Portal, Connections, Smartcloud or Tivoli as part of the solution.
avatar for Per Ejnar Thomsen

Per Ejnar Thomsen

IT business developer, TINE SA
Per Ejnar Thomsen is titled an IT business developer / advisor at TINE with former experience as a consultant within the ECM-area. He is a key resource in TINEs intranet team, dedicated to social and enterprise search, product owner of enterprise search and intranet development project manager.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:25 - 10:55
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

10:25

The Activity Stream: Your Gateway To Pushing High Traffic Through Connections
Have you ever thought that your organisation could be utilising IBM Connections more? The session will demonstrate the highly flexible and integratable component that is the IBM Connections' Activity Stream. The stream can be integrated into different IBM products such as IBM Notes and IBM WebSphere Portal but is also an Open Social Gadget and therefore can run within any OpenSocial container such as Apache Shindig. This stream is based on an open standard and the content within does not have to be from Connections alone. One business partner integrated Atlassian JIRA content into the Activity Stream. Come to this session and learn how to utilise this functionality in your organisation.

Speakers
avatar for James Gallagher

James Gallagher

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
I am a Senior Software Engineer working on IBM Connections' Activity Stream and Homepage within the IBM's Dublin Software Lab. My passion is developing the cool new features that we work on daily. In saying that though, I also enjoy getting out through customer engagments and conferences in order to interact with the end user. I love to get the end user's perspective on what we are creating, and love to bring this back to the lab to help shape... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:25 - 10:55
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

10:25

Who Gives a Clout? Three Reasons Social Eminence is Critical to Your Business

Your mom may have been wrong -  in the right crowd, popularity IS everything.  Well, popularity combined with expertise and influence.  Increasing your social eminence can mean the difference between successful selling and missed opportunities.  Is your company tapping into this valuable resource?  Learn how companies like IBM are measuring social eminence and using it to influence buyers, customers and industry thinking - PLUS learn tips on how to increase your own. 


Speakers
avatar for Colleen Burns

Colleen Burns

Influencer Engagement Program Manager, IBM
Colleen Burns leads IBM's Influencer Relations program, focused on nurturing social business subject matter experts and fostering long-term, high value relationships with key thought leaders, clients, partners and communities. With programs like IBM Select, Colleen analyzes social metrics and coaches SMEs on how to increase their social eminence to be more influential in the community. Her work in this program is defined as a best practice within... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:25 - 10:55
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

10:55

Coffee Break
Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:55 - 11:20
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

11:20

Debugging IBM Connections during Install and Operation

With relational databases, LDAP servers, files shares and a lot of Java components, IBM Connections is a complex environment to install and operate. A diverse set of settings and tools is needed in case something does not work as expected.

In this talk we will present you the debugging settings for Connections that will offer additional information quick, in case something goes wrong. Also, we will give you recommendations for tools your customer should provide you on the server so you can work out any issues efficiently. And last but not least we will also present you with our best practices.


Speakers
ML

Martin Leyrer

IT-Specialist, IBM Austria
I am an IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS, the brand formerly known as Lotus) IT-Specialist with IBM Austria. I travel all around Europe to help customers with installing and operating the products from the ICS portfolio. My first Notes experience was Notes 3.3 and I expanded my horizons since then to include IBM Notes/Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and several other products and technologies, both from IBM as well as several Open Source... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:20 - 11:50
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

11:20

Social Software adoption - Moving from ROI to ROB (Reworking of Behaviour)!

So you have spent time evaluating a Social platform for your organisation, the final phase is to get business sign off to proceed. In order to get sign off, you are asked to show what ROI your company will achieve from implementing a Social platform... This session will give you some real life examples that have been used to help get final sign off for proposals. Once over the line, this seesion will also be of value to organisations who have adopted IBM Connections and want to hear about some innovative use cases they could utilise in their environment. Based on the highly sucessful 'Social patterns / Use cases', Business Value Assessment models used by IBM and the 'Social Software adoption wheel', you will be provided with some real life examples of why ROI is important BUT why the real benefit from your Connections implementation will be to helping drive cultural change within the organisation and implementing ROB (Reworking of Behaviour!).


Speakers
avatar for Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Social Collaboration Consultant, OiC
I am a Social business consultant helping organisations deliver maximum benefit from their investment in Social Software. | I have been using IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. | In July 2011, I was announced as one of the first IBM Collaboration Champion's and I was re-elected in Dec 2012 / Dec 2013. I am currently working on the implementation of a Collaborative working environment (based on Connections, Notes and... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:20 - 11:50
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

11:20

There’s an API for that! Why and how to build on the IBM Connections PLATFORM

Underneath the covers of IBM Connections lies a wealth of opportunities waiting to be exploited. To take full advantage of these opportunities you must understand and harness the API's available to you as a developer. Most know of the REST API's by now but there is so much more most notably the Events API which lets you hook into the innards of IBM Connections to build powerful workflows. Come to this session to learn about building on the PLATFORM that is IBM Connections and see just how many options you have. Bring your favorite IDE and lets write some code.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mikkel Flindt Heisterberg

Mikkel Flindt Heisterberg

Senior Solution Architect / Partner, IntraVision Aps
Mikkel has been working with the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio since 1995. He's a developer by heart but has also been doing a lot of IBM Domino and IBM Websphere Application Server administration over the years. He's primary effort is dedicated to developing the OnTime Group Calendar product and doing loads of consulting. Mikkel is an IBM Champion.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:20 - 11:50
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

11:20

Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences with Social CRM
Enabling companies to build extraordinary customer relationships is the goal of every customer relationship management (CRM) deployment. See how Sugar can be an indispensable tool for every individual in your company who works with customers, and see how Sugar combined with IBM solutions based around Connections, Notes and SmartCloud for Social Business delivers value for your organisation by getting the right information first time, by leveraging social business technologies and networks, saving time by showing the complete customer view and enabling easier collaboration for geographically spread teams and customers. In this presentation you will learn more about successful integrations of Sugar & IBM solutions, e.g. @ Sennheiser, Postnord Logistics, Lindner Group or IBM.

Speakers
FF

Felix Frankenberger

PreSales Engineer EMEA, SugarCRM UK Ltd
PP

Patrick Pahl

VP Alliances, SugarCRM
Patrick Pahl has managed strategic relationships for the past 20 years. Since December 2013, he has been the VP of Alliances and Business Development at SugarCRM with responsibility for recruiting, building and managing the ecosystem of technology, ISV and system integrator partners. Patrick joined SugarCRM in 2012 as the VP of the IBM Alliance. Prior to his role at SugarCRM, he spent 14 years at IBM providing business development expertise to... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:20 - 11:50
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

11:20

Sponsor Showcase
Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:20 - 12:25
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

11:55

Integrating Social XPage Applications into the Domino Enterprise using IBM SBT SDK

XPages has been tightly integrated with the IBM Social SDK to extend its reach beyond IBM Domino and into other social platforms like IBM Connections and IBM SmartCloud for Social Business (SC4SB).  This session will demonstrate how to create XPages applications that flexibly leverage all the main modules and services of IBM Connections, like communities, profiles, activity stream, files and so forth. This will be done using the latest open source sample projects like the Trouble Ticket and SBT Playground that are available to everyone through OpenNTF. So be uber Social and come along to see how to create a Social XPages application!


Speakers
avatar for Padraic Edwards

Padraic Edwards

Staff Software Engineer, IBM
Padraic Edwards is an IBM Software Engineer who works on the XPages team in Ireland. His area of expertise is in XPages and the IBM SBT SDK. He is a contributor to the Extension Library, to the IBM SBT SDK and the Trouble Ticket sample application available on OpenNTF.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:55 - 12:25
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

11:55

How to support real collaboration - use your CQ!
Social businesses sometimes think when they have all connected, it is done. But people need motivation and education in collaboration. Especially in this highly competitive world. How to support real collaboration with simple solution. We can tackle IQ and EQ, now there is a time for CQ here. CQ = Collaboration Quotient. Simple plugin for IBM Connections.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Ondracek

Michal Ondracek

Partner, Koucink Centrum
Coaching culture enthusiast, executive coach, team coach. 20 years in management and leadership development. Inspired by sir John Whitmore - Performance coaching, Timothy Gallwey - The Inner Game and Valerio Pascotto - Self Managed Teams. Belbin team roles fan. Resource Investigator - Plant - Co-ordinator. The Inner Game International School Czech Republic and Slovakia director. IBM Connections user.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:55 - 12:25
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

11:55

IBM Connections in Small or Medium Enterprise? Sure!

You don’t have to be a large company to take advantage of social business. Adoption doesn't depend on the size of a company, instead, it depends on the size of the actual community. A SMB company can work with a very large community – like customers community, and vice versa, a big company can have small teams or small communities of experts.

In this session, we will focus on social business adoptions in SMB and corresponding implementation strategies for IBM Connections.


Speakers
avatar for Michal Holoubek

Michal Holoubek

Social Business Strategist, oXy Online, s.r.o.
Michal Holoubek works as Social business strategist in oXy Online. He has a long term experience in consulting and project management. He participated in multiple social initiatives for companies of various size.
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Jan Valdman

Business Development Manager, Whitesoft s.r.o.
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, an IBM business partner. Jan helps IBM customers to acquire, understand and unlock the value of various IBM software. He likes to talk to business people about innovation while he keeps technical expertise which allows him to get things done quickly. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist who has been recognized as IBM Champion for Collaboration... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:55 - 12:25
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

11:55

The sad history of the Intranet (with an happy end)

Many companies decide to use their Internet Web Content Management System for their Intranet too. Web Content Management Systems are excellent in top-down communication. IBM Connections is excellent in peer-to-peer collaboration. Using separate platforms for communication and collaboration causes confusion and confronts users and authors with difficult choices: where to publish and where to search content. Governance problems, fragmentation, user frustration and lost potential are the consequences. 

The Web Content Management Extension (XCC) enhances IBM Connections with classic Web CMS capabilities and thus integrates the two antipodes of an intranet, i.e. peer-to-peer collaboration with top-down communication. IBM Connections with the Web Content Management Extension XCC creates a beautifully integrated Social Intranet. See a extensive live demo of XCC. Learn how to manage internal communications with IBM Connections and why IBM Connections adoption and ROI will increase with XCC.


Speakers
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Felix Binsack

CEO, TIMETOACT GROUP
Felix Binsack is founder and general of TIMETOACT. He has been working with Lotus since 1994 and with Domino based Web CMS since 1997. He has ample experience with collaborative and communication platforms across several vendors.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 11:55 - 12:25
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12:25

Buffet Lunch
Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:25 - 13:15
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

13:15

The Nuts and Bolts of Migrating Quickr to CCM

Before migrating your Quickr Domino servers to Connection CCM learn the tips and tricks from real world examples on how to make the move easier. Get your house in order by stripping out unnecessary baggage. Use TDI and Domino Agents to build a better picture of the condition of your environment and give you the information you need to make the migration as smooth as possible. I will live demo how the IBM's tools migrate docs and files to a CCM Community Library. 


Speakers
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Fergal McKenna

Social Software SEAL, IBM
Fergal started working in Lotus Development in 1994 as a technical specialist working on DominoNotes. He has worked between 1999 and 2002 for Lotus Professional Services on Domino and QuickPlace and is now part of the Connections Quickr Domino SEAL team since 2009 working with the development team and customers.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:15 - 13:45
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

13:15

Small Business – Small Connections? About creating value with Social Software in SMB (Case Study)

The Eastern German Savings Bank Association (OSV) represents the political and economical interests of 45 savings banks. With the vision of becoming the best consulting partners for the members the OSV started a social business pilot project in 2012 with IBM Connections. The goal: Less e-mail, faster collaboration, non-hierachical communication, better management of internal knowledge. But with introducing new technology the organization and its culture changed. In this session we will talk about the key learnings from the "OSV-CONNECT" project with a special focus on the change management process. This session is mainly non-technical.


Speakers
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Alexander Kluge

CEO, Kluge Consulting GmbH
Alexander Kluge is a serial entrepreneur, management and IT consultant and of course a Social Business / Enterprise 2.0 enthusiast. He helps customers working smarter with collaboration technologies since more than 15 years - starting back in the good old Lotus Notes 2.x times. | | He studied management and organizational development. Since then he works at the intersection of technology, people, culture and business processes.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:15 - 13:45
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

13:15

Connections Extensions and Themes Demystified

Learn how to develop, package and distribute extensions for Connections. The session will show the attendee how to modify the default UX by producing distributable Javascript extension bundles, and packaged themes, as well as how to perform post deployment customization.

Target audience: partners and integrators.


Speakers
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Claudio Procida

Software Developer, IBM Ireland
Claudio Procida is a senior member of the IBM Connections development team. He is currently technical leader of the Common UI team delivering foundation UX components for Connections applications.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:15 - 13:45
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

13:15

Planning IBM Connections Next + 1

Now that IBM Connections "Next" is out, it's time to look ahead! With the IBM Connections Product Manager in Europe, this is a great time to talk feature requests! Let's sit down and throw ideas together and discuss what would make a great release for IBM Connections Next +1. Bring your ideas, concepts, draft designs and help the IBM Connections Product Manager take home some food for thought.


Speakers
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Luis Benitez

Sr. Product Manager - IBM Connections, IBM
Luis Benitez is one of the Product Managers in the IBM Social Software team. Luis has been helping customers embark on their Social Business transformation since 2007. As part of the product management team, Luis is responsible for driving the feature requirements into the product plans, expanding business opportunities and naturally evangelizing IBM technologies to name a few. Luis has spoken at various conferences such as SXSW, Enterprise 2.0... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:15 - 13:45
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

13:15

Sponsor Showcase
Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:15 - 14:55
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

13:50

Activity Stream - how to feed the beast!

The activity stream is the way events and messages are communicated in a social business! IBM Connections activity stream gives you a great way to work and even act on notifications. 

But what about all your existing Applications out there? 

Why shouldn't you leverage the concept and the power of the activity stream here as well? 

Yeah - you should!

In this session I'll show you how you can use IBM's Tivoli Directory Integrator to publish notifications to the activity stream from almost any type of Application.


Speakers
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Andreas Artner

IBM Software Consultant, FRITZ & MACZIOL GmbH
I've been working with IBM’s Collaboration Solutions since more than 15 years. Main focus for me is the integration of the solutions and the design of interfaces. I’ve been doing a lot of projects focusing on Directory Synchronisation, Identity Management and Single Sign On. | | Currently I’m working for FRITZ und MACZIOL Software und Computervertrieb GmbH as a Team lead and IBM Software Consultant.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:50 - 14:20
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

13:50

Customizing Connections Profiles to provide a Company-Wide "Who is Who"

Connections and especially Connections Profiles are very customizable. We will show you, based on the work we did for a customer, why, what and how you can customize the TDI assembly lines and the Connections Profiles user interface to provide your customers with a profiles experience adapted to their expectations (including leading and trailing titles, customized hierarchy trees, additional fields, imported rich text, etc.).


Speakers
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Martin Leyrer

IT-Specialist, IBM Austria
I am an IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS, the brand formerly known as Lotus) IT-Specialist with IBM Austria. I travel all around Europe to help customers with installing and operating the products from the ICS portfolio. My first Notes experience was Notes 3.3 and I expanded my horizons since then to include IBM Notes/Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and several other products and technologies, both from IBM as well as several Open Source... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:50 - 14:20
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

13:50

CRM and Connections integration

Does it make sense to use both the complex collaboration and other specialized system like CRM? And where to keep your data if you are from Sales or Marketing? And what about tasks, calendar, helpdesk or documents? We can usually find many overlaps between two modern systems and it’s not always easy to choose the right strategy for using them. An integration looks like the easiest answer, but it takes a lot of decisions to make before the implementation. Let’s see how the developers of the IBM Award winning CRM system solved these issues. 

You’ll see the current level of integration of GEDYS Intraware 8 CRM with IBM Connections.


Speakers
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Tomas Holec

Consultant, Actis, s.r.o.
I studied the collaboration and managerial system engineering at Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. As a CRM specialist in Actis, my responsibilities were to solve the customer issues in implementation and adoption CRM systems. Social collaboration was very important part of the job especially during last few years when there is a strong and quickly growing demand for these systems. Because of the variety of customer types we... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:50 - 14:20
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

13:50

Make your Connections Activities Rock!!! Introducing Kudos Boards for IBM Connections

We love Activities in Connections. They are awesome! Working together on projects and leveraging Social Tools is a very powerful way of working. However some Activities can get BIG and sometimes users need to look at their tasks or organise the Activity slightly differently. Sometimes users don't need to see everything that is going on but just one part. Sometimes it would be easier if Activities was more VISUAL!

Come and see the awesomeness of Kudos Boards for IBM Connections! Imagine a visual way of viewing and managing your Connections Activities. Personalized, Visual, Productive, FAST - Kudos Boards has been designed to do this and a whole lot more, all seamlessly integrated into the IBM Connections interface. If you think that Kudos Badges was designed well, then Kudos Boards will rock your socks :)


Speakers
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Adam Brown

Director, ISW/Kudos
Adam Brown, IBM Champion for ICS, creator of Kudos Suite for IBM Connections, and Director of ISW, having worked with IBM/Lotus for 17 years. All the way from downunder downunder (Tasmania Australia) Adam loves to innovate on how to make IBM Connections better than ever. Enhancing of IBM Connections by integrating, extending, innovating, is Adam's passion.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 13:50 - 14:20
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

14:25

Build Your Own Application: a framework to build enterprise apps in CEMEX

With the introduction of an open collaboration platform that works under the “self-service” approach, it was just a matter of time that users requested a similar approach to build their own enterprise applications. 

Besides their communities, user groups wanted to execute more sophisticated operations, through the integration of our collaboration platforms with transactional systems. They need to fill gaps that other platforms do not cover or cannot offer a customized approach as required by those communities.

Through the use of IBM Forms Experience Builder and its integration capabilities, CEMEX has developed a framework which intends to provide business groups the possibility to create their own business applications.

The framework is intented to be self-sustainable. Through the provision of do-it-yourself guides and case studies in a shared community, many applications (including some connecting to SAP) have already been built in 30% of the time needed under traditional IT scheme


Speakers
avatar for Luis Garza

Luis Garza

Innovation Manager, CEMEX
Luis promotes the use of Shift, the global social collaboration platform for CEMEX. He shares best practices with other organizations which face similar challenges, fact that has granted him the IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions recognition in 2014. | | Working for CEMEX since 2006, Luis has been leading efforts to introduce new collaboration models into a heavy manufacturing yet technologically-savvy global organization, such as CEMEX... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 14:25 - 14:55
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

14:25

App Dev for Connections: Where should I begin? (or how to have success with OpenSource in less than a day!)

Take the low hanging fruits and start with developing application for connections. Unleash the full power of OpenNTF Essentials! Learn in 30 minutes how to start, what APIs to use and which services you should use. Get inspired, what user stories are already solved in IBM Connections and where the missing links are.


Speakers
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Roman Weber

CEO, WebGate Consulting AG
Roman is one of the total 3 founders of WebGate Consulting AG, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Switzerland. His role as CEO of WebGate Consulting AG is, to understand the strategic needs of our customers and ensure a leading role of WebGate in the Social Business Market. As a Social Business Ninja, he knows the answer to the question. "WTF is social business and why do I need it?" Roman assembles more than 25 years of experience in... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 14:25 - 14:55
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

14:25

A day in the life of ICS Community Management

Join Oliver for a day in the life of ICS Community Management, learning about different type of communities and stakeholders, different communication channels and the skills and tools that are helpful to get the job done.

We'll talk about the many ways of how you can get involved in the vibrant ICS community via user groups, online communities and social media and how SocialBizUG.org can help you to get started.

You will also learn how you can apply best practices and lessons learned to get the most out of your existing or planned IBM Connections deployment and maximize participation and engagement of your own Community.


Speakers
avatar for Oliver Heinz

Oliver Heinz

Community Manager, IBM
As Community Manager for IBM Collaboration Solutions, Oliver works with these fantastic groups of dedicated professionals: | | IBM Champions for ICS | Global Customer Partnership Council (GCPC) | Global User Groups related to ICS products and technologies | SocialBizUG.org | and the overall ICS Community | | He joined IBM in 1999 and has held various Product and Project Management roles in development, support and services... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 14:25 - 14:55
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

14:25

How to Get the Most Complete Editing Experience for Connections (and XPages Applications) with Ephox
For many years Ephox and IBM have collaborated to help streamline and enhance the content authoring experience. The Ephox editor, EditLive!, provides WCM and Connections clients advanced functionality making it simple for end users to create interesting, timely, accurate and compelling content consistently. Recently, the Ephox editor has been made available for the XPages environment. A simple to deploy implementation of EditLive! not only brings significant benefits to those trying to modernize their Domino environment, but also offers a consistent user editing environment across IBM solutions. In this session you will learn what you are entitled to under your Connections license and how it can help you to increase user engagement and improve the overall success of your Social platforms.

Speakers
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Natalie Richards

CSI, Ephox
Natalie has worked for Ephox for over 4 years looking after their Client Services and Integrations for the EMEA region. She graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and has over 15 years experience working in the IT industry. Natalie background is as a hands on developer using an number of languages and technologies including .NET, C # and Java. Her more recent roles include European Professional Services Manager and Technical... Read More →
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Colin Westacott

Sales Manager, Ephox
Based out of the UK Colin manages the business for Ephox in EMEA. He has been in this role for the past 3 years working with partners and customers from Scandinavia to South Africa, from Ireland to the Middle East. He works closely with IBM supporting their events and customer meetings around web, social networking and Domino areas. | | Prior to joining Ephox Colin has held a variety of sales and sales management roles with organisations... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 14:25 - 14:55
C. Bridge Room Hotel Ambassador

14:55

Coffee Break
Tuesday June 17, 2014 14:55 - 15:20
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

15:20

Script it! Basics to automate IBM WebSphere administration

See the basics of Jython and how to determine the appropriate command in the Integrated Solution Console. So you can write your own scripts, save time and have a stable system.

You have QA, DEV and PROD Systems and want to synchronize the settings between them? Start to write scripts to ensure your settings are compareable.


Speakers
CS

Christoph Stöttner

Consultant, Fritz & Macziol GmbH
Christoph is a IT Consultant at Fritz & Macziol GmbH, an IBM Business Partner in Germany and lives in Bavaria. He has 14 years experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio (mainly IBM Domino, IBM Connections).He started the OpenNTF Project "Administration Scripts for WebSphere" with a collection of useful scripts for IBM WebSphere, IBM Connections and DB2 installation, configuration and troubleshooting. His main goal in 2014 is finishing a half... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:20 - 15:50
B. Embassy Room Hotel Ambassador

15:20

Why a travel food company chose IBM Notes to accelerate the adoption of social capabilities

An innovative travel food company in the UK has decided to replace their current mail platform with IBM Notes 9 following the integration between IBM Connections and IBM Notes via the embedded experience which was introduced in IBM Notes 9. This session will take you through the scenarios and use cases which helped SSP decide to replace their mail platform,  the deciding factors were how IBM Notes 9 will help drive the adoption of social capabilities in your organisation by aggragating your acitivity streams into a unified view and allow you to act in context through the embedded experience. 

The session will also provide a short recap of IBMs social mail roadmap and how IBM plan to provide a completely integrated platform thorugh IBM Mail Next. 


Speakers
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Hans Petter Dalen

Sales Executive for Europe, IBM Notes & Domino and, IBM
HP has over 14 years of experience with collaboration software. He is enthusiastic about mail and how introducing social capabilities gives us smarter tools to collaborate better and achieve significantly better results. HP is the European sales leader for IBM Notes & Domino.
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Omar Davison

European SmartCloud for Social Business Specialist, IBM


Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:20 - 15:50
D. Dvorak Room Hotel Ambassador

15:20

IBM Connections Content Manager: Socializing Your Content

Social Content is a big topic in today's Social World. IBM introduced Connection Content Manager in March of 2013. This feature rich add-on product gives your content social character, In this session we will examine CCM's role within Connections, how does it reflect documents in a social environment and how you can use it to increase the productivity of your organization and enhance the search-ability of your documents.


Speakers
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Firas Yasin

Global Sales Leader, ibm
Through his work, Firas explores the themes surrounding the productivity and innovation of an organization through the recurrent use of social tools to explore the new and the un-chartered. The interaction between people become the focus of new ideas and innovations. New ideas are born through everyday performance. He works with various customers, big and small in all corners of the globe. He has worked at IBM in various roles, most recently as... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:20 - 15:50
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15:20

Electrolux: 4 deep dives in our social journey

In this session Electrolux and Infoware will share their experiences on urgent subjects for any social agenda. The presentation will primarily be a live demo where Ulf and Rafael discuss each topic from both a business and technical perspective.

Mobility

The trend is clear at Electrolux, the users are getting mobile rapidly. We will get a glimpse on how Electrolux Group Communication is enabling the workforce with a great mobile experience.

External Collaboration

Most modern organizations rely heavily on external partners. Electrolux will share their experience from opening up their IBM Connections for external partners.

Social News

In E-gate, the Electrolux intranet, IBM Connections is integrated seamlessly with the traditional content, design, search function and navigation. We will get an in depth demo

Statistics

Modern communication is all about measurable campaigns and fine tuning the methods. We will see examples on how Electrolux use and share their web- and social statistics.

Infoware background

For more than 15 years, Infoware has successfully developed products that make life easier for administrators. All products are originated from a deep knowledge within the admin field of IBM products. Today we have gathered all our company experience in implementing and managing IBM Connections, and developed a revolutionary tool for easy and powerful management of content and user access in IBM Connections. Social Business made easy with DomainPatrol Social.

We work long term with large organizations, where both premises and social strategies vary widely. Together with our clients, we are navigating through change processes, organizational and cultural challenges and alter the foundation of the way of working. Thanks to the decreased distances in the organization, customers can then cost-effectively increase knowledge transfer, productivity and innovation.

Do not glue your business content to the bookshelves. Take control and help your organization's shared knowledge to grow responsibly. Do you have IBM Connections installed and starting to realize that all your content is not moving with you? Let the users trust IBM Connections with their highly values business content. We have powerful, yet simple solutions for you. Clean up your IBM Connections environment for less support, and issues regarding upgrades.

Shape your social business platform into an attractive arena that grows with your organization.


Speakers
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Rafael Braz

Online Engagement and Intranet Specialist, Electrolux
Rafael Braz is Online Engagement Specialist at Electrolux. He has previously worked with Human Resources, in the Talent Management area, looking into how collaboration can support learning the best. As Online Engagement specialist, the topic is still high in the agenda and he has been working heavily with IBM Connections to promote engagement and collaboration among employees in Electrolux."
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Ulf Stider

Sales Manager, Infoware Solutions BA
Ulf Stider is Sales manager at Infoware, a collaboration enthusiast with experience from enterprise implementation and integration projects with Domino, Sametime, Portal, Connections, Smartcloud or Tivoli as part of the solution.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:20 - 15:50
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

15:20

Sponsor Showcase
Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:20 - 17:45
Sponsors Area (French Restaurant) Hotel Ambassador

15:55

Pardon the Interruption (Fast-paced Social Business panel discussion)
In this session, Brian O’Neill (IBM Customer) will be joined on stage by an IBMer, one of the product managers of IBM Connections, (Luis Benitez) and an independent social business trusted advisor (Luis Suarez). They will have a lively, fast paced discussion on 12 to 14 IBM Connections and Social Business topics. They will have 3 minutes for each topic with 60 seconds for each one of them to answer. The very astute Stuart McIntyre will be the MC for the discussion, keep everyone in line and surely buzz the panel loudly if any of them go beyond the 60 seconds!

Moderators
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Stuart McIntyre

Social Business Strategist, Social 365
Stuart is an independent Social Business Strategist working to assist organisations worldwide to effectively deploy social platforms to improve their organisational productivity, knowledge sharing and collaboration with partners and customers.  Whilst the journey towards Social Business is about far more than just the technology, Stuart has a almost two decades of deployment experience with IBM Connections, Quickr, Domino, Jive, Salesforce and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luis Benitez

Luis Benitez

Sr. Product Manager - IBM Connections, IBM
Luis Benitez is one of the Product Managers in the IBM Social Software team. Luis has been helping customers embark on their Social Business transformation since 2007. As part of the product management team, Luis is responsible for driving the feature requirements into the product plans, expanding business opportunities and naturally evangelizing IBM technologies to name a few. Luis has spoken at various conferences such as SXSW, Enterprise 2.0... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Social Business & Collaboration Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
15 year IT Associate from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (often known as just "Gore"), IBM customer and IBM Champion. Began heavily working with Lotus Notes/Domino/Sametime/etc... in 2001. Began working with IBM Connections in 2010.
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Luis Suarez

Chief Emergineer & People Enabler, elsua S.L.
Luis Suarez is a Chief Emergineer, People Enabler and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide (http://www.changeagentsworldwide.com) and a well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 practitioner with over 15 years of experience on knowledge management, collaboration, learning, online communities and social networking for business, and has been living, since February 2008, a work life without email challenging the status quo of... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 15:55 - 16:40
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

16:45

The Future of Work – Towards the Networked Enterprise

In a business world changing at a rampant pace, where both speed & innovation matter more than ever before, where complexity & uncertainty are now the new normal & where only 13% of today’s corporate workforce is engaged at work, one cannot but wonder what’s the future of work eventually. 

The traditional hierarchical, top-down driven business world (rather strict, competitive, bureaucratic & political) keeps failing to meet up with today’s customers’ needs & expectations. Work is changing though & the new opportunity is how do we best cope, manage & facilitate that change. Key concepts like co-creation, transparency, open knowledge sharing, cooperation, collaboration, authenticity, trust. etc. are becoming the new postnormal of how work gets done. It’s no longer top down mandated, but networked inspired & distributed. It’s hyperconnected, smarter, more scalable, as powerful & influential networks become the new funnel of getting work done. Welcome to Change Agents Worldwide!


Speakers
avatar for Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Chief Emergineer & People Enabler, elsua S.L.
Luis Suarez is a Chief Emergineer, People Enabler and Charter Member of Change Agents Worldwide (http://www.changeagentsworldwide.com) and a well seasoned Social / Open Business evangelist and 2.0 practitioner with over 15 years of experience on knowledge management, collaboration, learning, online communities and social networking for business, and has been living, since February 2008, a work life without email challenging the status quo of... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 16:45 - 17:30
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador

17:30

Closing General Session

-Thank you for another AWESOME Social Connections!

-Another HUGE thank you to our sponsors

-What's next for Social Connections?


Speakers
avatar for Luis Garza

Luis Garza

Innovation Manager, CEMEX
Luis promotes the use of Shift, the global social collaboration platform for CEMEX. He shares best practices with other organizations which face similar challenges, fact that has granted him the IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions recognition in 2014. | | Working for CEMEX since 2006, Luis has been leading efforts to introduce new collaboration models into a heavy manufacturing yet technologically-savvy global organization, such as CEMEX... Read More →
avatar for Stuart McIntyre

Stuart McIntyre

Social Business Strategist, Social 365
Stuart is an independent Social Business Strategist working to assist organisations worldwide to effectively deploy social platforms to improve their organisational productivity, knowledge sharing and collaboration with partners and customers.  Whilst the journey towards Social Business is about far more than just the technology, Stuart has a almost two decades of deployment experience with IBM Connections, Quickr, Domino, Jive, Salesforce and... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill

Social Business & Collaboration Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
15 year IT Associate from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (often known as just "Gore"), IBM customer and IBM Champion. Began heavily working with Lotus Notes/Domino/Sametime/etc... in 2001. Began working with IBM Connections in 2010.
avatar for Jan Valdman

Jan Valdman

Business Development Manager, Whitesoft s.r.o.
Jan Valdman works as a business development manager and consultant in Whitesoft, an IBM business partner. Jan helps IBM customers to acquire, understand and unlock the value of various IBM software. He likes to talk to business people about innovation while he keeps technical expertise which allows him to get things done quickly. Jan is a Connections-addict IT evangelist who has been recognized as IBM Champion for Collaboration... Read More →
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Simon Vaughan

Social Collaboration Consultant, OiC
I am a Social business consultant helping organisations deliver maximum benefit from their investment in Social Software. | I have been using IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. | In July 2011, I was announced as one of the first IBM Collaboration Champion's and I was re-elected in Dec 2012 / Dec 2013. I am currently working on the implementation of a Collaborative working environment (based on Connections, Notes and... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 17:30 - 17:45
A. Congress Hall Hotel Ambassador