Social Connections is looking for you! – call for abstracts

Social Connections IV in Amsterdam is ramping up to be a great event. Sign-up is going great and we’ve already got some great abstracts for sessions in. But we want more. We want the best possible line up for each of the tracks we are setting up and therefore we are looking for YOU.

Are you a customer with a great IBM Connections customer story to share?, Can you explain to others how to develop widgets or add-ins? or explain how it all works and how to best maintain it?, Do you have any other story that is relevant to IBM Connections? or have something to say about how to implement Social Business? Then this is the time to submit your abstract.

The tracks are:

  •  Management: How do you make your business social? Implementation strategies, best practices, business cases and any other topic that can help organizations plan and implement their own social Business environment.
  • Administration: How to do it? What do you need to set up and maintain a good IBM Connections environment? Installation, setting-up, security, integration and anything else that you need to know to administrate a stable environment.
  • Development: How do you developing for IBM Connections? Building plug-ins, widgets or doing customizations and integration. Anything related to extending the IBM Connections platform.
  •  Customer Cases: Why did you chose IBM Connections and what has it brought your organization? Got anything to share about your implementation experiences, the reasons why Social Business is enhancing your business potential or streamlining the processes then we would love to hear! Thinking about social business is one thing. To get a first-hand story from an organization that has actually done it or is doing it can be a real eye-opener. So don’t hesitate and submit!

All session slots are 30 minutes and have to be given in English.

Social Connections is a real user group and therefore open to everyone. Not sure yet but think you’ve got something to say? Then don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you determine if your topic is suitable and answer questions if you have them.  All sessions will be evaluated and we will select a comprehensible program from that.

We want to make this a great event and for that we want to offer the best possible sessions. So don’t hesitate and submit!

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
- 7 months ago