Connectr #4 Tuesday 3rd June, IBM Dublin

A message from Neil Burston:

Image:Connectr #4 Tuesday 3rd June, IBM Dublin

We are very pleased to confirm the next Connectr session is to be held on Tuesday 3rd June, IBM Dublin, Technology Campus, Damastown Industrial Estate, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, Republic of Ireland.  

This event has been timed to coincide with the Irish Lotus User Group and offers the chance to make the most of an extra day in Dublin’s fair city hearing the latest about Lotus Connections from some of the top people involved in the product and by visiting IBM’s Labs where they actually develop much of the code.

The current agenda and approximate timings* are as follows:

Early morning people flying in to Dublin

9:30 Bonus session for those who can make it, an informal “Meet the developers in the IBM Dublin labs” (Please note, numbers are limited for this session so please book in advance, see below)

10:30 Main session  – Assemble + connections
11:00 Keynote – either Suzanne Minassian, IBM Lotus Connections Product Manager or Heidi Votaw, IBM Lotus Program Director, Social Software
12:30 Lunch & making connections
13:30 “15 Minutes of Fame” sessions

  Experiences of the Lotus Connections 2.0 Beta – Daniele Vistalli, Avnet Technology Solutions, Italy and Neil Burston formerly Avnet Technology Solutions, UK
  Working with Web 2.0 – Ian McNairn IBM Program Director Web Technology & Innovation
  Implementing KM – Success Factors – Colin Mooney, Allied Irish Bank &
Extacit Blog

14:30 Break & more connections
14:45 Social Networking in Action “How a startup company went from 0 to a 20,000,000 Euro valuation in 3 months using social networking” –  Alan Crean, Process Master

15:15 Round up Roundtable Discussions – Buzzword Bingo Award
16:00 Finish
17:00 Bar central Dublin & continue making connections

*All timings are flexible and subject to change, so be warned πŸ˜‰

We hope you can make it along, if you are intending to attend, please email connectr@burston.net to confirm so that we can ensure we have the correct size room and the right number of sandwiches!

Very many thanks to all at IBM for sponsoring and supporting this event to help make it possible.



Directions to the site can be found
here and a really impressive pictorial map “as you see it from your vehicle” can be found here.  If you are arriving on Tuesday and want to share a taxi, use some Social Networking tool to hook up with someone to save money and fuel as well as getting some face to face time with a new or existing friend!  A spot prize for the most interesting travel story.

Having played a part in a couple of the Connectr sessions so far, I really do recommend them – they’re a great way to network with other individuals that have an interest in Social Software, Enterprise2.0 and Lotus Connections, and take place in a really relaxed and sociable atmosphere.  if you are in Dublin for ILUG2008, and are free on Tuesday 3rd, do make the effort to attend – your time spent will be profitable I am sure πŸ˜‰

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!