IBM Connect 2013 – Call for Abstracts now open!

Call for abstracts

Swirling spotlights, hip walk-on music, the roar of the audience, the electricity that comes from a standing room only crowd—all for you as a speaker at IBM Connect 2013 and the Lotusphere Technical Program.

Last year over 350 top-notch speakers—clients, partners, and industry experts—shared their business stories and technical expertise with thousands of conference attendees, contributing to one of the most critically acclaimed session agendas in the industry. We’re ramping up to do it again at the 2013 conference.

This is a year of ‘new’ and of ‘more.’ This year’s conference agenda is based on many more sessions for business leaders, but still carries the same level of deep and broad technical content. Because independent of role and regardless of industry, improving business results is a common priority. This week in January in Orlando is all about applying social technology and capabilities to business processes to achieve better business outcomes.

Whether you’re a business leader who can talk strategy and show how your social business solution addresses a basic or complex challenge or you have a penchant for the technical, we want to hear from you! Presentations demonstrate the latest in social, mobile, and cloud technologies, messaging and collaboration, business analytics, and more—because we’re always looking for something edgy, exciting, and different.

The agenda focuses on the value that IBM and business leaders have placed on social collaboration, portal, web experiences, content management, analytics, process management, commerce, and supporting professional service as top priorities and key competitive differentiators.

So put on your thinking cap, sit down at your keyboard, submit a proposal, and delight us with your ideas. You may find yourself onstage in Orlando in January!

All the details including guidelines and track details are available over on the Connect site. Closing date is 1st November. 2 weeks and counting!

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!