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For the thirteenth edition of Social Connections, the organizers return to Philadelphia (USA) and of course we’ll be sponsoring again. Many of you are familiar with our experts, some of whom you’ll also find on stage. Visit our booth and learn how to accelerate your social adoption and realize the full potential of your IT strategy. We look forward to interesting conversations with you!

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Day 1 - April 26

Curious on how to make your Connections PINK environment run smoothly while reducing support effort? Need help debugging and getting to the core of some Connections challenges? Join Nico to find out how to resolve common issues, learn troubleshooting basics and other useful knowledge to ensure an efficient Connections PINK on-premises environment. Level up your debugging skills while learning more about back-end topics such as IBM Cloud private, Kubernetes, Docker as well as Orient Me, Metrics and Connections Customizer. Walk away with Connections PINK best practice tips and tricks to help you provide steady and efficient social capabilities!

panagenda ConnectionsExpert 2.0 is launching at Social Connections. Join us and learn all about the new capabilities! Geared towards adoption consultants, management, community managers and admins, ConnectionsExpert 2.0 provides innovative and customizable system and performance monitoring, stability and adoption reports, usage and license investment justification and more. Enriching operational monitoring with notifications, ConnectionsExpert 2.0 enables you to respond to technical incidents before they harm your productive Connections users. Get API access for business intelligence enablement and access the ConnectionsExpert data warehouse for customizable charting and reporting. Manage risks, quotas, turnover, orphaned data and duplication of content across communities with just a few clicks of a button!

You want to know more about ConnectionsExpert 2.0?

Day 2 - April 27
  • Luis Suarez panagenda Group
    Digital Transformation & Data Analytics Adviser

Back in 2008 and then again in 2013, Gartner stated how between 70% to 80% of Social Business initiatives would fail in the short time frame of a couple of years, mostly due to a lack of purpose and clearly aligned business imperatives. That means that 7 or 8 out of 10 social business programs will eventually fail no matter how hard people may try. What if there was a different way …?

This workshop will cover panagenda’s Enterprise Social Networking Strategy Framework that Luis Suarez has been using effectively with clients and business partners around different social business adaptation techniques to help organizations become successful ‘Socially Integrated Enterprises’. Come and join us to learn what those foundations for success would be like and how you, too, could kick off your own digital transformation initiative in just 6 different steps to start seeing immediate results and real business value, i.e. transform the way we share, learn, collaborate and innovate together to get work done more effectively. Working smarter, not necessarily harder.

  • Luis Suarez panagenda Group
    Digital Transformation & Data Analytics Adviser

With the emergence of Enterprise Social Networking platforms, communities are the new operating model within organisations. They’re the major key accelerators of effective change & transformation initiatives. Yet very few businesses have got successful online community building programmes in place. For most the old adage ‘build it and they will come’ would still apply hoping once they have got the technology in place communities will *just* flourish ‘on their own’. Alas, reality shows us that’s never been the case.

Join us to learn plenty more about the actual Community Building Programme framework that’s been running rather successfully some of the oldest online communities at IBM over the course of the last 21 years and still going strong.

Social adoption is a challenge for many companies. What is the most effective utilization of the environment? Who is using which resources, what in the environment is dormant or orphaned? Where should efforts focus in order to improve adoption? All of these questions can be difficult to answer and there is no “one size fits all” solution as each organization has their own unique needs. Join us to learn how to tackle this topic using IBM Connections and Watson. Starting out with IBM Bluemix Data Connect to collect and combine data from relevant sources, they use the cognitive power of IBM Watson Analytics to answer those tricky questions and provide solutions to real-world adoption challenges.

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  • Luis Suarez panagenda Group
    Digital Transformation & Data Analytics Adviser
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