con·nect: verb \kə-nekt\ to become joined, as in ideas that connect easily to form a theory. To join two places, making it possible for people and things to move between them.
This definition of the word "connect" couldn't be more appropriate.
In January 2013, we're joining two 'places' — long-standing Lotusphere and last year's Connect conferences — and making them one.
Why the name change? The conference has a new name to reflect an expanded focus, the broader IBM social business story. The technical content for which Lotusphere is known is still predominately featured through hundreds of deep dive technology enablement sessions for all technical roles and in fact, is called the Lotusphere program within IBM Connect.
IBM Connect 2013. Familiar, yet with a whole new twist. What many of you have looked forward to for the past nineteen years and what many of you will look forward to for at least the next nineteen ---- Lotusphere with a new name that reflects the broader story of IBM's market leadership in the social business arena.
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