Sunday January 25th
1 PM-2 PM Swan 7-10 with Scott Souder
At a time when organizations are striving to be more efficient, we are faced with an overwhelmingly large volume of email that outpaces productivity. But IBM is changing all of this by re-imagining what mail should be and transforming the way we work. Enter “IBM Verse.” Optimized for web and mobile, Verse gets to know you — by identifying the people and patterns of how you work — and draws your attention to the messages, meetings and tasks that you care about. Join Scott Souder and IBM Champion Mitch Cohen for a candid discussion, overview and demos as we kick-off a great week where Verse is sure to be one of the hottest topics!
Monday January 26th
1 PM-2 PM Swan 1-2
BP210: Sunny Days, (Smart)Cloud-y Users (this title was better when SmartCloud was still the branding, but the content is good)
Learn how you can leverage the data in your existing on-premises or cloud systems (LDAP, Profiles, Active Directory, and others) to automatically provision users in IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business. This session will provide a basic introduction to Tivoli Directory Integrator, and how to connect to multiple data sources to create users in IBM SmartCloud. We will cover user the automation of user creation, changes, and deletions, as well as explain different enrollment and log in methods available to your users.
5 PM – 6 PM Swan 5-6
Hear directly from companies how they’re using social cloud to connect employees to each other, to partners and to customers to energize their work. This customer panel will discuss their experiences in starting their social cloud journey, their insights on how to best use cloud to drive social adoption across diverse workforces globally, and share best practices for what works and what doesn’t. Gain insights on how to be successful using cloud to connect employees so they can be more effective in their daily work and learn where these companies are going next.
Wednesday January 28th
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Swan 5-6
Gurupalooza is back again this year hosted by Susan Bulloch. If you are not familiar with this session it is many of the (non-IBM) speakers on stage, you ask the questions, and in theory you get answers. This is always a fun and informative session.
Hope to see you in Orlando next week