Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?


Welcome to the wonderful brave new world of IBM’s Watson Workspace! . . Not replacing and wiping out entirely our human potential, but, instead, augmenting our capability through enhanced, trustworthy and advisory commentary from IBM Watson itself.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events


Over the last few years I have attended quite a few technical conferences and time and time again the main issue I keep bumping into is not having enough time to converse with fellow attendees to continue learning from one another. but also for the overall conference.

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect


That’s probably the best part of the conference, where you just sit back, relax, free your brain from any constraint and just learn. to a smashing, talented, gifted group of individuals who are taking brand advocacy into new levels: the IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions.

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IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value. With IBM’s development activities around IBM Verse, organizations who like to be on the edge will be looking for ways to bring the promise of IBM Verse to their people. Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus Notes

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IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect


And like every year, it is time for that yearly pilgrimage to what, to me, is *the* main IBM event of events on the topics of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Social Business and, specially, this time around more than ever. The week is long, the conferences are just about to get started.

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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session. He mentioned that this was the 20 th year of this conference.      He has moved to a new post leading the big data efforts across IBM.

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IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect


Louis got us all three organised (without even sending a single email across, by the way, but collaborating through IBM Connections Activities < W00t! I think the #ptisocialbiz format is the best thing to hit this conference in years.

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IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect


This year, more than ever, we will be seeing how Lotusphere has become more socialised than ever before and the IBM Connect parallel event that got kicked-off last year surely has improved, and tremendously!, Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here!

Inform 2015 in Melbourne – “My” Talk on IBM Connections in the Wild

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s still impossible to be in two places physically at the same time, and that causes issues when conferences are scheduled during the same week on opposites sides of the globe. Here’s the talk: IBM Connections in the Wild: Current Status and Challenges.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!


A quick peek through the Lotusphere Social Media Aggregator would probably give you folks a good glimpse of how socialised the conference event was altogether throughout the entire week and still going strong a few weeks afterwards! What’s the IBM story?

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!


So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Welcome everyone to BlueIQ at IBM!

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

IBM provided a press conference with a number of their senior execs including, Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Collaboration Solutions and Doug Cox. Here are the questions and IBM answers. Q – How does IBM prioritize open standards?

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Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect


As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

The Arbejdsglaede of Employee Engagement


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Learning Life Open BusinessIf you have been reading this blog for a little while now, you would probably remember how concepts like Employee Engagement make me cringe a little bit.

IBM Connect 2014 – I’ll Be Speaking

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a fortnight I leave for Florida to attend IBM Connect 2014. I can’t yet find the session on the IBM Connect web site, but here’s the details and timing. Session Title: User Adoption Strategy and User Adoption Toolkit for IBM Connections. Location: IBM Certification Lounge, SWAN, Peacock 2. You Need a User Adoption Strategy to Be Successful with IBM Connections – IBM Connections offers many new ways of working for employees.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – A Proposal for DIA Now Delivered Successfully!


If you would remember, a couple of weeks back, I mentioned how I was making my way to Orlando, FL, to attend IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 event, as part of my yearly pilgrimage to one of *the* top notch Enterprise Collaboration conferences out there nowadays!

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Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Learning Life Social Enterprise Travelling

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Notes on ID301 What's New and Coming in IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Luis Benitez and David Brooks are talking about upcoming capabilities in the next version of IBM Connections. The wider platform is the IBM Platform for Social Business - including social networking, social analytics, social content, and one more. files that are shared with someone will be automatically downloaded to the user's computer, using IBM Connections File Sync. -. added a sidebar to Microsoft Outlook, for getting access to IBM Connections.

Leadership Thoughts: Master the Art of Active Listening


As usual, it’s the yearly pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida, to attend IBM’s event of events in the space of Social Business and Social Collaboration, formerly known as Lotusphere, now morphed into IBM Connect 2013 (Check out the stunning agenda put together so far!).

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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them


at the IBM Connect 2013 event in Orlando, Florida, January 29th at 5:30 to 6:30 pm ET, under the session heading “ Pardon the Interruption on Social Business ” that both Louis and Luis have been blogging about it already in their blogs , respectively.

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IBM THINK Forum – Servanthood – A New Kind of Leadership


The second favourite video clip is another one that doesn’t last more than a little bit over a minute and which features a rather peculiar interview by Errol Morris with Sam Palmisano , IBM’s CEO, and where he shares what, to him, leadership is all about.

User Adoption Strategies in June with Silverside

Michael Sampson - Currents

The workshop will be presented for two different audiences: – Wednesday June 10, for customers with IBM Connections, SmartCloud, and Sametime. Adoption Conferences & Events IBM Connections Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Notes from INV301 IBM's Social Business Strategy

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Lotusphere 2012, Douglas Heintzman (Director of Strategy, IBM Collaboration Solutions) and Andrew Warzecha (VP of Strategy, IBM Solutions Group) are presenting on IBM's social business strategy. Here's my notes: - Will be talking about some of the thinking within IBM about the forces that are changing the marketplace, and what IBM should do to help customers succeed. IBM is already working to give insight into the optimal way to staff and form teams.

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IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?


Of course, I am talking about IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 conference event that took place from January 30th till February 3rd and my short visit to Morristown, New Jersey, to conduct a couple of workshops for some customers on The Social Enterprise and Social Software Adoption.

A Roadmap for Organizations Using IBM Connections Who Are Facing User Adoption Problems: Two Pathways

Michael Sampson - Currents

I was talking to a colleague last week about how customers who are using IBM Connections were going from an adoption perspective. John, Thanks for your response to my question about user adoption among customers using IBM Connections. 2012) , user adoption is a challenge faced by organizations using IBM Connections, Microsoft SharePoint, Socialtext, and many other offerings. For some ideas on possibilities, see Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013).

Reinventing Relationships with Social Business


Now, you all know that I work for IBM, so I suppose the usual disclaimer applies in here, but must admit that the video clip itself even made me think about my own relationships as a customer, as a vendor, as an employee, as a partner, as a competitor, even as myself!

IBM Connect 2014 - I'll Be There

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be attending IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando at the end of January. A couple of people have asked if I will have Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) in the bookstore. Conference Notes Michael''s Happenings

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Happy IBM Anniversary to me! If someone would have told me that after IBM making its 100th anniversary last year , and with over 50% of its population less than 5 years in the company, while I just hit 15 years, I would have told them there would be no way for me to last that long!

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr


Now, fast forward to the other couple of rather inspiring keynote sessions that we had the privilege of listening to and watching and that have definitely left one of the better aftertastes from the overall conference. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills


Douglas Jefferys spending a few minutes covering some of the Dos and Don’ts of delivering presentations successfully, whether at conference events, or with your customers. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Talking About Social Business with IBM at SXSW

Portals and KM

Here is an interview that I did with IBM at the recent SXSW Interactive in Austin , IBM @ SXSW 2012: Interview with Bill Ives, a partner with the Merced Group. Conference several years. Thanks to IBM for the chance to talk about these issues. 

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A


Conference event highlights for Day One, I mentioned how I would be putting together a specific entry to detail plenty more one specific item on my agenda for the day that I was really looking forward to, since last year I missed it. On my latest blog post on the Enterprise 2.0

CommunityBuilders – Online Community Still Crazy After Years with Nancy White


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Computing

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Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality


I’ll be sharing some initial reflections as well on an absolutely wonderful piece of research done by the IBM Almaden Research folks with Tara Matthews leading the efforts in this very same area of figuring out the next generation of the collaboration landscape.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


Collaboration Communities Conference Events elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 . Imagine one day you read this quote: ‘ The way we teach in our schools isn’t the way I think you create successful (and happy) adults, it’s the way you create the society we’ve had until now.’

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team. hours were just spent on conference calls participating and hosting meetings.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez


June is just around the corner and, once again, that can only mean that one of my favourite times of the year for conference events is about to kick off as well. Ohhh, and did I mention how the conference is free for everyone to attend?

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


may well be to the corporate world was on a Twitter exchange with Eric Norlin , organiser of the always inspiring, thought-provoking and wonderful Defrag conference event, in Denver, Colorado, where he was mentioning how more and more he was convinced that Social Business, Enterprise 2.0

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