Social Connections 10

Just 11 days to go! Social Connections 10 lands in Toronto

Back in January I stepped away from the Social Connections team due to my commitments with Jive, after 9 events and 4.5 years of helping to grow what is an incredible IBM Social Business user group community.

Social Connections 10Whilst I’ve been away, Wannes and the team have organised a fantastic 10th event, which takes place in just 11 days time.

Once again, Social Connections has headed back across the Atlantic to North America, and this time the event takes place in yet another new country (10 in 10 so far!), Canada!

Toronto is the carefully selected destination, with an exciting high-rise venue overlooking the city.

As usual, this independent community event mixes four key themes:

  • The latest on the IBM Social Business portfolio, delivered by IBM’s product management team
  • The business impact of launching and managing IBM solutions (particularly IBM Connections, Connections Cloud and Verse) – including program strategy, adoption, tactical approaches, community management, rewards and recognition, measurement and so on
  • Technical considerations for successful deployment – including sessions on installation, upgrades, integration, customisation and more
  • The Future of Work – insights from analysts and thought leaders on the direction that our organisation structures, team productivity and individual workstyles will take over the next decade.

The very full two-day agenda for this event is looking to be probably the best the team has ever put together, with the keynotes looking particularly exciting:

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As usual, there is a strong thread of social events running through the agenda, culminating in the gala reception to be held at  the Hockey Hall of Fame.  There are also plenty of returning favourites, such as Speedsponsoring, Pardon The Interruption, Ask IBM and the Design track.  There’s even an optional Masterclass with Luis Suarez.

Social Connections 10 costs just CA$349 to attend, and there are a few spaces left if you’d like to join the party.

There really is no better way to get up to speed with IBM Social Business solutions, understand the product roadmaps, get the lowdown on deployment and strategy, or to build valuable relationships with the community. Don’t miss it!

More info and registration >

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!