Get Social. Do Business. IBM Connect 2013 is Almost Here

In this issue:

  • IBM Connect 2013 – Register now to save
  • Show your appreciation – it’s time
  • What are you talking about?

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IBM Connect 2013 – Register now to save

Social business represents a significant transformational opportunity for organizations. If you want to learn more about what it takes, then IBM Connect 2013 (Jan. 27 – 31 in Orlando, FL) is your “must attend” event to kick off the new year.

Register for this event and identify yourself as an IBM alumnus/alumna, and we’ll let you know about special alumni networking opportunities at and around the event.

Register now to save – discounted pricing is available until December 10th. Will you be the one talking about it or asking about it?  Learn more about IBM Connect 2013.

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Show your appreciation – it’s time

In the US, the Thanksgiving holiday arrives next week. And that’s a terrific time to recognize the skills and talents of your employees.

Just like any other day.

Everyone wants to be seen and acknowledged; be sure you’re showing your employees that you appreciate their contributions.

The best leaders know that employee appreciation should be an ongoing activity, not just reserved for one day out of the year. In this blog post, read about 10 thoughtful ways to show your employees or colleagues that you value their contributions.

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What are you talking about?

Want to know what your fellow Greater IBM Connection community members are thinking about and discussing across our social media sites?People Talking

Click here for a linked list of the most popular stories, questions, discussions, and blog posts you and your fellow community members were talking about most in the month of October.

IBM Connect 2013: Your MUST-Attend Event to Kick Off the New Year

Social business represents a significant transformational opportunity for organizations. If you want to learn more about what it takes, make your plans now for IBM’s Connect 2013 (Jan. 27 – 31 in Orlando, FL); it’s your must-attend event to kick off 2013.

Several companies have made inroads into social business by adopting external social media tactics, but that’s not enough. To gain a competitive advantage, companies must focus on making transformational shifts in how work is accomplished. These insight-driven shifts address the way a workforce interacts to deliver an exceptional digital experience throughout the entire business ecosystem — clients, employees, partners, and suppliers.

IBM Connect 2013 is a familiar event to many, but this year it comes with a whole new twist. IBM’s Lotusphere has a new name that reflects the broader story of IBM’s market leadership in Social Business. Whether you focus on business or IT, IBM Connect is an event you should not miss.

What to expect at IBM Connect 2013:

  • Hundreds of business and technology sessions – from panels to round tables, deep dives and best practices, client success stories to lively symposium-style discussions
  • Within the Lotusphere technical program, a rich array of technology sessions (exactly what you would expect if you’ve previously attended Lotusphere)
  • A Solutions Showcase, featuring real-world solutions from groundbreaking, innovative IBM Business Partners and IBM experts
  • Exclusive access to industry and IBM business and technical leaders, plus our product experts, engineers, architects, and developers
  • Social networking and brainstorming opportunities with peers and partners who are experiencing the real returns that come from being a social business

Register for this event and identify yourself as an IBM alumnus – we’ll let you know about special alumni networking opportunities at and around this event.

How to Register

When you register for IBM Connect 2013, you’ll be asked how you heard about the conference. Select “Other”, and then in the open field, be sure to include the code IBMALUM13. That’s all there is to it.

The IBM Connect 2013 IBM.com site