‘Pardon the Interruption’ at Social Connections VI

Back by popular demand for the second time at Social Connections, the best borrowed session idea from IBM Connect:  Pardon the Interruption (PTI):  A fast paced Social Business panel discussion.

In this session, I (Brian O’Neill, an 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).  We will have a lively, fast paced discussion on 12 to 14 IBM Connections and Social Business topics.  We’ll have 3 minutes for each topic with 60 seconds for each one of us to answer.  The very astute Stuart McIntyre will be our MC for the discussion, keep us in line and surely buzz us loudly if we go beyond our 60 seconds!


And the very best part of this session?  The topics are set by YOU!  Yes…that’s right, we will pick the topics based on what you submit via Twitter.  To submit topics/ideas for us to discuss, tweet them using the #soccnxPTI hashtag. We’ll be monitoring this tag up to the week before the conference!

Who thinks they can come up with the toughest IBM Connections or Social Business questions…?

Submit your topics and join us on Tuesday afternoon, June 17th, at 3:55PM

Social Connections
Although IBM Connections has been in the marketplace since 2007 it is still a relatively new product by IBM/Lotus standards. The larger LUGs (Lotus User Groups – such as UKLUG and ILUG) tend to focus on traditional Lotus technologies – Notes, Domino, a little Sametime and TDI with lots of the newer XPages thrown in the mix. The WUGs (WebSphere User Groups) tend to concentrate on core WebSphere technologies such as the Application Server, Portal and Process Server. In addition, these events can be very technical in nature. Therefore we feel there is a definite space for a Connections user group with a strong focus on social collaboration technology, aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives. We meet twice annually, in late Spring/early Summer and again in late Autumn/Fall, and from 2015 onwards we will be splitting the events between the USA and Europe. In addition, through the use of these great social tools, we aim to keep a dynamic and lively online community going all-year round! The events will be social in nature, with a strong desire for real face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing as well as delivery of useful content.
Social Connections
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