A new year, a new blog
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Is it wise to make a business decision like the launch of a new blog based on something as arbitrary as the forward click of the year marker on the Gregorian calendar?
In this case I think so.
Firstly, 2012 is already well-placed to be a pivotal year in the evolution of the social business. Not only has there been a huge growth in businesses exploring and discussing the use of social networks in fields other than mark
Secondly, we have a need to gather all the educational content amassing around the The Great Mind Challenge 'Get Social. Do Business.' Edition as we prepare for the inaugural launch in Spring 2012. There are so many powerful resources we've indexed that demystify and unravel social business, and so many more oozing out of the field.
Like us, friend us, folllow us, bookmark us: whatever rocks your boat. Just make sure you check back regularly, or risk falling behind on the latest thinking around social business, and the transformation it engenders.
Back to the subject of Lotusphere. developerWorks will be there, and we have some exciting news to share.
IBM Champions @ Lotusphere
We currently have 27 of our Lotus IBM Champions scheduled to speak and lead sessions at Lotusphere, with a Champion meetup on Monday, a Champion event on Tuesday, and Champion group sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. We'll be taking video footage and having Champions use their social tools to talk about their Lotusphere experiences.
Sessions of note:
Session BP104: What to Monitor and How to Report
Speaker: Eileen Fitzgerald, GSX, Senior Vice-President for Customer Delivery and Product Management | Date: Monday, January 16 | Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Location: Pelican 1 & 2
Session BP304: The Way of the Social Dragon: Ten Key Strategies for Building a Thriving Social Community in Your Organization
Speakers: Kathy Mandelstein, IBM and Carlos Casas, RockTeam, CEO | Date: Monday, January 16 | Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM | Location: S. Hem III
BOF111 - Creating and running a User Group event
Speakers: Warren Elsmore, UKLUG Ltd, Theo Heselmans, Xceed / BLUG
TGMC @ Lotusphere
Lotusphere 2012 also ties in well with the launch of The Great Mind Challenge 'Get Social. Do Business.' edition. This Spring, students from universities across the US will compete for prizes by demonstrating innovative applications of social business strategy. Professors from San Jose State University and City University of New York will share their experiences with bringing social business skills into the classroom.
To support the launch, we are sponsoring the following sessions:
SPN208 Professor Larry Gee Explains How Social Business is Shaping The Leaders of Tomorrow
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
SPN213 The Future of Social Business: A Faculty Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Note that we will also have a booth in the solutions showcase, so be sure to come by if you are passing through.
To keep abreast of the latest happenings at the event be sure to check out the social media aggregator.