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Social Connections 14

October 16, 2018 | 9:00 am

EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
Start: October 16, 2018 | 9:00 am

About this Event

Social Connections is a Connections user group with a strong focus on social collaboration technology, aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives.
We are proud to attend and contribute to the community not only as Sponsors, but also with our panagendians sharing their knowledge as speakers.

Who to expect on-stage, at our booth & on the showfloor

Our sessions

October 16, 2018

11:15 am – 12:25 pm | Tinker

Kubernetes Basics for Connections Admins

The product formerly known as IBM Connections pink is deployed on Kubernetes and some other Open Source Tools. Learn the basics of Kubernetes in this session. Deploying additional pods, getting some statistics or find deeper information of the installed stuff to find log files and so on.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Tinker

Empowering Connections Analytics & Monitoring

panagenda ConnectionsExpert Version 2.0 takes analytics and monitoring of your IBM Connections deployment to a new level. Product Manager, Franz Walder introduces the versions new features and improvements.


  • Analytics API: access for Excel and business analytics tools
  • Community Widgets: analytics for community owners inside Connections
  • Notifications and Alerts for administrators and community managers

Franz Walder

October 17, 2018

8:30 am – 9:30 am | Tinker

You Get What You Give

Through the decades the goal of AI has been to allow companies to get better insights from unstructured big data. Essentially, work smarter, not necessarily harder. Why could Watson succeed where previous technologies have failed? And if so, does a dystopian future of man vs machine mean we are an ‘endangered’ species? Join us as we look at history to interpret the present and try to predict the future of collaboration the impact of A.I. in today’s workplace.

Luis Suarez Paul Withers

11:20 am – 11:50 am | Smiley

IBM Connections: The One Social Layer to Rule Them All

Regardless of whatever Enterprise Social Networking platform you use, there is a great chance something is still missing in your change management program. You know something is just not right. Something isn’t clicking despite all of your digital adaptation initiatives. Oooh and messaging apps like Slack or MSFT Teams are not helping much either! Your #SocBiz journey has gotten stuck and you’re not sure why. Maybe, just may be, it’s the social layer that may have been missing from your #SocBiz journey altogether.

Join us for this rather thought-provoking session where we’ll demonstrate why every ESN platform & Messaging app needs a very specific social layer to make things tick. A layer that can act as the key accelerator towards transforming not only the nature of work within your organisation, but also how people get work done more effectively through social networks and online communities. Join us to learn why IBM Connections is *that* social layer to rule them all.

Luis Suarez

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Main Auditorium

Watson Analytics: accelerate your Connections adoption

Watson Analytics is a powerful tool to explore and analyze data. Join Franz Walder to learn about how to get started, by working through three social adoption use cases. IBM Connections 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. This session will give you a place to start by utilizing the cognitive power of Watson Analytics.

Franz Walder

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm | Smiley

Running Microservices in Production with IBM

Join Nico to get an overview on how to run your Microservices on-premises as well as in the Cloud in a production ready environment. This session will cover how to run, manage and orchestrate your Containers using IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS) as well as IBM Cloud Private (ICP). You will get useful insights, tips and live demos of both solutions. Nico will also talk about tools which will help you to manage and secure your environment. Join his sessions and you will be ready to run your own Microservices using IKS and ICP!


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