Sessions that take a higher-level view of the issues, challenges and opportunities that surface when deploying social platforms. (30-minute and 60-minute slots)

Social Analytics – Why Your Biggest Gold Mine is (Probably) Untapped

Join us for a unique perspective on social software adoption and how data analytics can help influence implementation and deployment of your enterprise social networking platform of choice, including IBM Connections. Come and learn about the benefits of pattern analysis and visualizations to unlock more effective operational and strategic decisions. Find out how your biggest […]

IBM Connections vs. Office 365 – Episode III

In this session I will explain why IBM Connections is better than Office 365 as a collaboration platform for your organization. Forget about features and functions, only the real value for you and for your organization does matter. Both platforms received some significant updates in the past months so we will have a close look! […]

Social Business Adaptation Framework(s) – What Works & What Doesn’t?

“Back in 2008 ( and then again in 2013 ( and Gartner stated how between 70% to 80% of Social Business projects would fail in the short time frame of a couple of years, mostly due to a lack of purpose and clear business imperatives. That means that 7 or 8 out of 10 […]

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Story of Creativity and Collaboration

With great credit to the book by the late Gordon MacKenzie, I’d like to share my personal insights and observations. I believe this is a perspective shared by many in our Social Connect family. We are creative entrepreneurial spirits who seek to discover new ways to serve our fellow world citizens. Whether it’s a personal […]

Connections Governance at Southwest Airlines

Learn the ins and outs of how Southwest Airlines developed and implemented a governance strategy for their Connections 5.0 implementation. With a highly unionized workforce, plans to implement an Enterprise Social Network were met with some concern. In this session, we will outline how we developed a strategy to set the direction for Connections and […]