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. Whilst I’ve been away, Wannes and the team have organised a fantastic 10th event, which takes place in just […]

Innovate + Impact + Pulse = ?

Last week I ruminated on the future of IBM Connect, and mentioned that a number of the IBM software conferences had been consolidated for 2015… IBM seems to be consolidating its software conferences across brands. We have seen Impact (the Websphere conference), Innovate (Rational) and Pulse (Tivoli) all announce that they will merge for 2015 […]

The future of IBM Connect

Disclaimer – I have no insider knowledge on this topic, these are just my personal thoughts There has been a fair bit of discussion regarding what might happen to IBM Connect (the conference previously known as ‘Lotusphere’) in the near future… IBM announced in 2008 that they had signed a contract with the Swan and Dolphin […]

Speaking engagements this week

This week I’ll be pretty busy with both ongoing work for my favourite customer in New York, and also travelling to, and presenting at, a series of user groups around Europe. Here’s my schedule: Engage (formerly BLUG), Breda, Netherlands – Monday/Tuesday Social Sharing vs. Organized Structure (with Femke Goedhart), Tuesday, 1015-11:00 This Week in Lotus, Tuesday, 12:30-13:30 […]

The 70:20:10 model – how adults learn 90% of what they need to know

Interesting post on the Conferences That Work blog: Research indicates that informal learning—experiential, social, and self-directed—makes up about 90% of the learning modalities that professionals use today. Only 10% of adult learning uses formal classroom or meeting presentation learning formats. This ratio of experiential:peer/self-directed:formal learning is known as the 70:20:10 rule. Here’s a quick overview […]

If you are planning to go to one Lotus event next year…

… make it this one –  Collaboration University! Yesterday was the first day of Collaboration University in London, following the three-day event in Chicago last week.  40+ knowledgeable customers and partners, the best community speakers in the business and a clear and unashamed focus on Lotus Quickr, Sametime and Connections – a great mix.  There […]

Organising an event?

Organising an event? Then you should learn from this post: Promoting an event like Going Solo is a huge amount of work  often more than what youd imagine (and more than what I imagined initially). Thats why everything the community does to help counts. So, Ive tried to make it easy for you to do […]

A reminder: Lotus Technical Conference, 2-3 June, Amsterdam

A reminder of one of the two “other” conferences taking place w/c 2nd June 2008: Lotus are running a European Technical Conference on the 2nd / 3rd of June in Amsterdam. This is a new once a year event that presents the best possible opportunity for skill development, networking and building awareness of the latest […]