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  14. <title>Think Pink, Connections Pink comes to Social Connections Chicago!</title>
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  35. <description><![CDATA[<p>We are announcing our first session! We are proud to present Mr. Pink Jason Gary as a speaker at Social Connections. Jason will tell us all about the future of IBM Connections which we know as Connections Pink. Those of you who attended IBM Connect remember the excitement and vibe in his session where the room [&#8230;]</p>
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  46. <p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  47. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  48. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  49. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  50. Lotus Sametime<br />
  51. Lotus Quickr<br />
  52. IBM Connections<br />
  53. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  54. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  55. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  56. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  57. Social Business</p>
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  63. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/connections-pink-comes-to-soccnx/">Think Pink, Connections Pink comes to Social Connections Chicago!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  65. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>We are announcing our <a href="https://socialconnections.info/jason_roy_gary_smaller_400x400/"><img class="alignleft wp-image-6000 size-thumbnail" src="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=150%2C150&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=212%2C212&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=245%2C245&amp;ssl=1 245w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=236%2C236&amp;ssl=1 236w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=188%2C188&amp;ssl=1 188w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?resize=389%2C389&amp;ssl=1 389w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Jason_Roy_Gary_Smaller_400x400.jpg?w=400&amp;ssl=1 400w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a>first session!</p>
  66. <p>We are proud to present Mr. Pink Jason Gary as a speaker at Social Connections. Jason will tell us all about the future of IBM Connections which we know as Connections Pink.</p>
  67. <p>Those of you who attended IBM Connect remember the excitement and vibe in his session where the room was so full we all had to stand in the back and along the walls.</p>
  68. <p>We can&#8217;t wait to hear more from Jason on the latest updates regarding Pink since IBM Connect.</p>
  69. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/speakers/baan-slavens/baan/" rel="attachment wp-att-6048"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-6048" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/baan.jpg?resize=150%2C150&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/baan.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/baan.jpg?w=155&amp;ssl=1 155w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a>Jason will be speaking with Baan Slavens. Baan is <span style="font-size: medium;">Senior Offering Manager for IBM Connections.  Baan focuses on  understanding the collaboration market and the future direction for collaboration for IBM Connections.  She is also the Offering Manager for IBM Connection Mobile and the lead for the strategic direction of all the mobile applications in IBM Collaborations.</span></p>
  70. <p>Check out the full description of this session <a href="https://socialconnections.info/sessions/think-pink-future-ibm-connections/">here</a>.</p>
  71. <p>More to come! This is only the first of many great sessions we have lined up for you. Stay tuned for more information.</p>
  72. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  73. <p class="aligncenter">Register for the conference through our <a href="https://socialconnections.info/#tile_registration">website</a>, and note that we are accepting abstracts until end of the month if you are interested in <a href="https://socialconnections.info/submit-abstract/">speaking</a>.</p>
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  75. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wannes1.jpg" width="64" alt="Wannes Rams" /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4><a href="http://wannes.rams.be">Wannes Rams</a></h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  76. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  77. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  78. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  79. Lotus Sametime<br />
  80. Lotus Quickr<br />
  81. IBM Connections<br />
  82. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  83. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  84. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  85. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  86. Social Business</p>
  87. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/wannesrams">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/wannes.rams">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://plus.google.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/113647523346388300949/about">Google+</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/be.linkedin.com/in/wannesrams/">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/connections-pink-comes-to-soccnx/">Think Pink, Connections Pink comes to Social Connections Chicago!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  93. <title>The abstract deadline is approaching! Get yours in today!</title>
  94. <link>https://socialconnections.info/abstract-deadline-approaching-get-today/</link>
  95. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/abstract-deadline-approaching-get-today/#respond</comments>
  96. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:49:09 +0000</pubDate>
  97. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Lars Samuelsson]]></dc:creator>
  98. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  99.  
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  101. <description><![CDATA[<p>Hi guys We&#8217;re closing in on the end of March, and that means that we are also closing in on the abstract submission deadline! Please view this as a friendly reminder to submit, submit, submit! We wanna hear your thoughts, ideas and stories! Not a seasoned veteran when it comes to speaking? Don&#8217;t worry! We [&#8230;]</p>
  102. <h3>Author information</h3>
  103. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  104. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
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  106. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
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  108. <h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4>
  109. <div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div>
  110. </div>
  111. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  112. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  113. <p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  114. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  115. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  116. </div>
  117. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div>
  118. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div>
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  121. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/abstract-deadline-approaching-get-today/">The abstract deadline is approaching! Get yours in today!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  123. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Hi guys</p>
  124. <p>We&#8217;re closing in on the end of March, and that means that we are also closing in on the abstract submission deadline!</p>
  125. <p>Please view this as a friendly reminder to submit, submit, submit!</p>
  126. <p>We wanna hear your thoughts, ideas and stories!</p>
  127. <p>Not a seasoned veteran when it comes to speaking? Don&#8217;t worry! We want to hear from everyone, and on every possible and impossible topic related to IBM Connections, IBM Watson and Social Business.</p>
  128. <p>Just send it in, and then send another one in. We love to see abstracts tickle our curiosity.</p>
  129. <p>But hurry, we are closing the submission at the end of this month.</p>
  130. <p>Tick tock goes the little abstract clock!</p>
  131. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/submit-abstract/">https://socialconnections.info/submit-abstract/</a></p>
  132. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4><div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  133. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  134. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  135. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/abstract-deadline-approaching-get-today/">The abstract deadline is approaching! Get yours in today!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  141. <title>Sponsor Highlight: TimeToAct</title>
  142. <link>https://socialconnections.info/sponsor-highlight-timetoact-3/</link>
  143. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/sponsor-highlight-timetoact-3/#respond</comments>
  144. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:56:07 +0000</pubDate>
  145. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Lars Samuelsson]]></dc:creator>
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  149. <description><![CDATA[<p>It&#8217;s once again time to highlight and thank one of our returning gold sponsors! TIMETOACT GROUP provides professional services for IBM Software, Microsoft, Google Software, other Partners and open standards. The group includes the companies edcom, BLUETRADE, CLOUDPILOTS, novaCapta, TIMETOACT and X-INTEGRATE. Founded in 1998, more than 280 employees are now working at TIMETOACT GROUP [&#8230;]</p>
  150. <h3>Author information</h3>
  151. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  152. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
  153. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
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  156. <h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4>
  157. <div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div>
  158. </div>
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  160. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  161. <p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  162. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  163. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  164. </div>
  165. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div>
  166. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div>
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  168. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --></p>
  169. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/sponsor-highlight-timetoact-3/">Sponsor Highlight: TimeToAct</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  171. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p style="text-align: center;">It&#8217;s once again time to highlight and thank one of our returning gold sponsors!</p>
  172. <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sponsor/timetoact"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5021" src="https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ttagroup_linksb_s_4c.jpg?resize=1024%2C152" alt="ttagroup" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  173. <p><span>TIMETOACT GROUP provides professional services for IBM Software, Microsoft, Google Software, other Partners and open standards. The group includes the companies edcom, BLUETRADE, CLOUDPILOTS, novaCapta, TIMETOACT and X-INTEGRATE. Founded in 1998, more than 280 employees are now working at TIMETOACT GROUP which is located in seven locations in Germany and sales locations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.</span></p>
  174. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4><div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  175. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  176. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  177. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/sponsor-highlight-timetoact-3/">Sponsor Highlight: TimeToAct</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  183. <title>It’s IBM Connect – And we want to celebrate!</title>
  184. <link>https://socialconnections.info/ibm-connect-want-celebrate/</link>
  185. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/ibm-connect-want-celebrate/#respond</comments>
  186. <pubDate>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:00:40 +0000</pubDate>
  187. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Lars Samuelsson]]></dc:creator>
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  191. <description><![CDATA[<p>Hey everyone! Since it&#8217;s time for IBM Connect and most of the team is enjoying San Francisco, we wanted to celebrate this event by giving you the chance to register for Social Connections 11 in Chicago &#8211; at a great price! &#160; During Connect we have lowered the ticket price to just $99! For that [&#8230;]</p>
  192. <h3>Author information</h3>
  193. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  194. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
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  198. <h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4>
  199. <div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div>
  200. </div>
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  202. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  203. <p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  204. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  205. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  206. </div>
  207. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div>
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  211. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/ibm-connect-want-celebrate/">It&#8217;s IBM Connect &#8211; And we want to celebrate!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
  212. ]]></description>
  213. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Hey everyone!</p>
  214. <p>Since it&#8217;s time for IBM Connect and most of the team is enjoying San Francisco, we wanted to celebrate this event by giving you the chance to register for Social Connections 11 in Chicago &#8211; at a great price!</p>
  215. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  216. <p>During Connect we have lowered the ticket price to just $99! For that you will get 2 days of great sessions, a wonderful gala event that will knock your socks off. I&#8217;m still tingling from the Hockey hall of fame! And all in all a great time!</p>
  217. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/#tile_registration">Register now!</a></p>
  218. <p>This offer is only valid until the 23rd!</p>
  219. <p>Hurry! Hurry!</p>
  220. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  221. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Lars Samuelsson' src='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/7a18df042ddce1b0b87a0c65c6e63dad?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Lars Samuelsson</h4><div class="ts-fab-description" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><em><span>Consultant</span> at <a href="http://en.longana.com"><span>Longana</span></a></em></div></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>Working with IBM ICS software as well as licensing metering with ILMT<br />
  222. Privately i spend as much time as possible with my family, enjoying the fruits of technological life (everything Apple) and watch every game of hockey with my favourite teams that i can get my hands on.<br />
  223. Also, I've been recognized as an IBM Champion for Social in 2016!</p>
  224. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/larsxsamuelsson">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/larsxsamuelsson">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/larsxsamuelsson">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/ibm-connect-want-celebrate/">It&#8217;s IBM Connect &#8211; And we want to celebrate!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  230. <title>Social Connections and DNUG collaborate to give you 2 great conferences in June 2017</title>
  231. <link>https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-dnug-collaborate-give-2-great-conferences-june-2017/</link>
  232. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-dnug-collaborate-give-2-great-conferences-june-2017/#respond</comments>
  233. <pubDate>Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:12 +0000</pubDate>
  234. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Maria Enderstam]]></dc:creator>
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  241. <description><![CDATA[<p>Conflict in Dates!? No Conflict between Teams! – June is the month to enjoy one of the two major User Group Events in 2017 There will be a conflict in dates between the conferences of Social Connections and DNUG on June 1st, 2017. This happened by accident. We regret this inevitable circumstances very much, both [&#8230;]</p>
  242. <h3>Author information</h3>
  243. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  244. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
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  246. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  247. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  248. <h4>Maria Enderstam</h4>
  249. </div>
  250. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  251. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  252. <p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  253. </div>
  254. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div>
  255. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div>
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  258. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-dnug-collaborate-give-2-great-conferences-june-2017/">Social Connections and DNUG collaborate to give you 2 great conferences in June 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
  259. ]]></description>
  260. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/soccnxdnug.jpg?resize=754%2C561&#038;ssl=1" alt="" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  261. <p><span class="">Conflict in Dates!? No Conflict between Teams! – June is the month to enjoy one of the two major User Group Events in 2017</span></p>
  262. <p><span class="">There will be a conflict in dates between the conferences of Social Connections and DNUG on June 1st, 2017. This happened by accident. We regret this inevitable circumstances very much, both boards agreed to cooperate and stay in close touch.</span></p>
  263. <p><span class="">We will be able to offer two world class user group conferences in close time. As part of the short overlap between the opening session of 11th Social Connections in Chicago and the closing session of the 44th DNUG conference (#dnug44) in Berlin, we plan to have a joint web session.</span></p>
  264. <p><span class="">Best wishes to the participants of both events for a successful and exciting conference, regardless of your decision.</span></p>
  265. <p><span class="">Boards of DNUG &amp; SOCCNX and good friends (!)</span></p>
  266. <p><span class="">Daniel Reichelt, Erik Wüstner, Jörg Rafflenbeul, Maria Enderstam, Simon Vaughan, Stefan Gebhardt, Wannes Rams</span></p>
  267. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Maria Enderstam</h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  268. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-dnug-collaborate-give-2-great-conferences-june-2017/">Social Connections and DNUG collaborate to give you 2 great conferences in June 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  274. <title>Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!</title>
  275. <link>https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-chicago-venue-decided-going-summit-west-june-1st-2nd/</link>
  276. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-chicago-venue-decided-going-summit-west-june-1st-2nd/#respond</comments>
  277. <pubDate>Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:59:25 +0000</pubDate>
  278. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Wannes Rams]]></dc:creator>
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  294. <description><![CDATA[<p>After a frantic couple of weeks, the searching, comparing, discussing and negotiating is over! We have made the choice, signed the contract so it is official &#8211; It&#8217;s gonna be Summit West that will host Social Connections 11 in Chicago. The event will take place June 1 &#38; 2 in this amazing downtown location! The [&#8230;]</p>
  295. <h3>Author information</h3>
  296. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  297. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wannes1.jpg" width="64" alt="Wannes Rams" /></div>
  298. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
  299. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  300. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  301. <h4><a href="http://wannes.rams.be">Wannes Rams</a></h4>
  302. </div>
  303. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  304. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  305. <p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  306. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  307. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  308. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  309. Lotus Sametime<br />
  310. Lotus Quickr<br />
  311. IBM Connections<br />
  312. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  313. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  314. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  315. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  316. Social Business</p>
  317. </div>
  318. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/wannesrams">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/wannes.rams">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://plus.google.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/113647523346388300949/about">Google+</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/be.linkedin.com/in/wannesrams/">LinkedIn</a> | </div>
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  322. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-chicago-venue-decided-going-summit-west-june-1st-2nd/">Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
  323. ]]></description>
  324. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>After a frantic couple of weeks, the searching, comparing, discussing and negotiating is over!</p>
  325. <p>We have made the choice, signed the contract so it is official &#8211; It&#8217;s gonna be <a href="http://www.summitchicago.com/">Summit West</a> that will host Social Connections 11 in Chicago.</p>
  326. <p>The event will take place June 1 &amp; 2 in this amazing downtown location!</p>
  327. <p>The venue we have chosen for our 11th event is for sure gonna rock. It is called <b>Summit Chicago</b> and is <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/500+W+Madison+St,+Chicago,[email protected],-87.6418918,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x880e2cc7189b9af1:0xd6650726dad21786!2s500+W+Madison+St,+Chicago,+IL+60661!3b1!3m1!1s0x880e2cc7189b9af1:0xd6650726dad21786?shorturl=1">located</a> in the heart of Chicago with plenty of hotels nearby. Those of you who joined us in Toronto will recognise the high quality, the professional staff and the fantastic location! </p>
  328. <p>Want to find out more about the location &#8211; please follow this link <a href="http://www.summitchicago.com/#promo" target="_blank"><span style="color: #105cb6;">http://www.summitchicago.com/</a></p>
  329. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-chicago-venue-decided-going-summit-west-june-1st-2nd/summit_west_front/" rel="attachment wp-att-5883"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5883" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=300%2C202&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=300%2C202&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=212%2C143&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=363%2C245&amp;ssl=1 363w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=350%2C236&amp;ssl=1 350w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=279%2C188&amp;ssl=1 279w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=635%2C428&amp;ssl=1 635w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?resize=577%2C389&amp;ssl=1 577w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_front.png?w=762&amp;ssl=1 762w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a><a href="https://socialconnections.info/summit/"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5898" src="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=194%2C300&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=194%2C300&amp;ssl=1 194w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=137%2C212&amp;ssl=1 137w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=158%2C245&amp;ssl=1 158w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=152%2C236&amp;ssl=1 152w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=121%2C188&amp;ssl=1 121w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=276%2C428&amp;ssl=1 276w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?resize=251%2C389&amp;ssl=1 251w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a><img class="size-medium wp-image-5884 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=300%2C200&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=212%2C141&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=368%2C245&amp;ssl=1 368w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=355%2C236&amp;ssl=1 355w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=282%2C188&amp;ssl=1 282w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?resize=584%2C389&amp;ssl=1 584w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/summit_West_main.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  330. <p>We are extremely excited that we can finally kick off things and start finding speakers, sponsors, event venues for our evening events.</p>
  331. <p>In the meanwhile we have opened call for <a href="http://socialconnections.info/submit-abstract/">abstracts</a> and <a href="https://socialconnections11.eventbrite.co.uk">registrations</a>.</p>
  332. <p>For our sponsors, the ones that make this event happen, see the sponsor page for our <a href="http://socialconnections.info/become-a-sponsor/">packages</a></p>
  333. <p>Join us for 2 days of learning, networking and fun. We will be running tracks spread over 3 separate rooms on a variation of topics. Of course we will talk about <strong>IBM Connections</strong>, both <strong>cloud</strong> and <strong>on premise</strong> and we will provide you with the latest news on 6.0 and <strong>Connections Pink</strong>. Apart from that, we have decided to add some more content next to IBM Connections. We will be having a limited number of sessions on <strong>Watson Workspace</strong> and <strong>Analytics.</strong></p>
  334. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/chicago-watter-small2/"><img class=" wp-image-5867 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=348%2C124&#038;ssl=1" alt="" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=300%2C107&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=768%2C275&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=1024%2C367&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=212%2C76&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=400%2C143&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=355%2C127&amp;ssl=1 355w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=306%2C110&amp;ssl=1 306w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=642%2C230&amp;ssl=1 642w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?resize=978%2C350&amp;ssl=1 978w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/chicago-watter-small2.jpg?w=1455&amp;ssl=1 1455w" sizes="(max-width: 348px) 100vw, 348px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  335. <p>We have created a special <a href="https://socialconnections11.eventbrite.co.uk">IBM Connect rate</a> for the first 20 people who register before the end of IBM Connect. This rate will automatically expire after IBM Connect, so make sure you register fast. $99 for this conference is not even a bargain, it’s nearly a free giveaway!!</p>
  336. <p>We hope to see you all in Chicago for a<strong> great</strong> event.</p>
  337. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  338. <p><a href="https://socialconnections.info/soccnx_logo_site/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2819" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/soccnx_logo_site.png?resize=249%2C60&#038;ssl=1" alt="Social Connections logo for site header" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/soccnx_logo_site.png?w=249&amp;ssl=1 249w, https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/soccnx_logo_site.png?resize=212%2C51&amp;ssl=1 212w" sizes="(max-width: 249px) 100vw, 249px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  339. <p>The Social Connections team</p>
  340. <p>(Maria, Simon, Wannes, Lars, Martin, Femke, Doug, Christoph, Jan)</p>
  341. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wannes1.jpg" width="64" alt="Wannes Rams" /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4><a href="http://wannes.rams.be">Wannes Rams</a></h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  342. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  343. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  344. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  345. Lotus Sametime<br />
  346. Lotus Quickr<br />
  347. IBM Connections<br />
  348. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  349. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  350. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  351. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  352. Social Business</p>
  353. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/wannesrams">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/wannes.rams">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://plus.google.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/113647523346388300949/about">Google+</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/be.linkedin.com/in/wannesrams/">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-chicago-venue-decided-going-summit-west-june-1st-2nd/">Social Connections 11 Chicago Venue decided. We are going to Summit West on June 1st and 2nd!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  359. <title>Join the Social Connections team at IBM Connect 2017!</title>
  360. <link>https://socialconnections.info/join-the-social-connections-team-at-ibm-connect-2017/</link>
  361. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/join-the-social-connections-team-at-ibm-connect-2017/#comments</comments>
  362. <pubDate>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:28:27 +0000</pubDate>
  363. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Simon Vaughan]]></dc:creator>
  364. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
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  376. <description><![CDATA[<p>While we are working hard on planning Social Connections 11 in Chicago we want to do a shout out to another great conference: IBM Connect in San Francisco! The Social Connections team have four speakers at IBM Connect delivering 5 sessions, details below, so we&#8217;re pretty excited! IBM Connect 2017 promises to be an interesting event. Firstly, it [&#8230;]</p>
  377. <h3>Author information</h3>
  378. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  379. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SImonVaughan.jpg" width="64" alt="Simon Vaughan" /></div>
  380. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
  381. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  382. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  383. <h4><a href="http://www.socialstudent.com">Simon Vaughan</a></h4>
  384. </div>
  385. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  386. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  387. <p>Simon Vaughan (Outside in Collaboration) is an IBM Business partner who specialises in the training and adoption of the IBM collaboration suite of tools (IBM Connections, IBM Messaging (e-mail, Calendar, Messaging and meetings), IBM Docs and IBM forms. Simon has been an IBM Champion for Collaboration since 2010. He has used IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. </p>
  388. <p>Simon has presented at a number of international conferences including IBM Impact 2008 /09/10, Lotusphere 2012, UKLUG 2012, Connect 2013, Social Connections and keynote sessions at a number of international conferences.</p>
  389. </div>
  390. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http:[email protected]">Twitter</a> | </div>
  391. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div>
  392. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div>
  393. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --></p>
  394. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/join-the-social-connections-team-at-ibm-connect-2017/">Join the Social Connections team at IBM Connect 2017!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
  395. ]]></description>
  396. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img class="alignnone wp-image-5842" src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1-300x61.jpg?resize=359%2C73" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?resize=300%2C61&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?resize=212%2C43&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?resize=400%2C81&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?resize=355%2C72&amp;ssl=1 355w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?resize=306%2C62&amp;ssl=1 306w, https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Connect1.jpg?w=467&amp;ssl=1 467w" sizes="(max-width: 359px) 100vw, 359px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  397. <p>While we are working hard on planning Social Connections 11 in Chicago we want to do a shout out to another great conference: <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/">IBM Connect</a> in San Francisco!</p>
  398. <p>The Social Connections team have four speakers at IBM Connect delivering 5 sessions, details below, so we&#8217;re pretty excited!</p>
  399. <p>IBM Connect 2017 promises to be an interesting event. Firstly, it is in a new city and conference venue, the Moscone Centre, San Francisco, which guarantees something new and refreshing. Secondly, with new Watson based cognitive functionality within the IBM Collaborative solutions, there&#8217;s exciting new content for IT professionals, developers and business leaders giving a great opportunity to teach, learn and share how they will deliver a new way to work using IBM Watson and the other collaboration solutions from IBM.</p>
  400. <p>We look forward to networking with all our friends and also learning from thought leaders, researchers, gurus, Business Partners and experts who are driving results and transforming organisations, both large and small, around the world.</p>
  401. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  402. <p>With over 200 sessions being delivered over 3 days it&#8217;s going to be difficult to choose which season to attend when we&#8217;re not delivering our own. Nothing beats hearing real-world insights from industry-leading companies, learning about the technologies, APIs, platforms and services that boost your existing solutions, extend productivity and deliver new business results.</p>
  403. <p>IBM promises these goodies:</p>
  404. <ul>
  405. <li><strong>Expand your horizons</strong>—explore the promise of emerging technologies like augmented reality, Internet of Things, Blockchain, AI and Watson.</li>
  406. <li><strong>Reimagine everyday work</strong>—learn how the solutions that are redefining work—Watson, Verse, Connections, Notes, Domino, Bluemix, Box and more—fuel productivity and collaboration.</li>
  407. <li><strong>Meet the experts</strong>—hear from experts on solutions that focus employees on work that matters by connecting the right people, information and processes.</li>
  408. <li><strong>Experience solutions first-hand</strong>—see the latest workplace technologies and research projects in the EXPO. Work with the products in labs. Discover new approaches to integrate and extend IBM solutions.</li>
  409. </ul>
  410. <p>As discussed, we&#8217;re proud to have Social Connections team members contributing to IBM Connect. We look forward to welcoming you at one of  to our sessions!</p>
  411. <h3>Femke:<br />
  412. <a href="https://myibm.ibm.com/events/connect/all-sessions/session/1223A"><strong>1223A:</strong> Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics &#8211; Femke Goedhart, <strong>Date/Time:</strong> Tue, 21-Feb, 3:00 PM-3:45 PM</a></h3>
  413. <h3>Simon:<br />
  414. <a href="https://myibm.ibm.com/events/connect/all-sessions/session/1488A"><strong>1488A :</strong> Employee Engagement using IBM Connections   &#8211; Simon Vaughan, <strong>Date/Time : </strong>Wed, 22-Feb, 09:00 AM-09:45 AM</a></h3>
  415. <h3>Wannes:<br />
  416. <a href="http://How to Be a Lion Tamer (Keeping IBM Connections under Control with Free Tools)"><strong>1056A : </strong>How to Be a Lion Tamer (Keeping IBM Connections under Control with Free Tools) &#8211; Wannes Rams, <strong>Date/Time :</strong> Wed, 22-Feb, 12:00 PM-12:45 PM</a></h3>
  417. <h3>Christoph:<br />
  418. <a href="https://myibm.ibm.com/events/connect/all-sessions/session/1268A"><strong>1268A:</strong> IBM Connections Adminblast &#8211; Christoph Stoettner, <strong>Date/Time:</strong> Thu, 23-Feb, 8:00 AM-8:45 AM</a></h3>
  419. <p><a href="https://myibm.ibm.com/events/connect/all-sessions/session/1269A"><strong>1269A:</strong> Best and Worst Practices for Deploying IBM Connections, <strong>Date/Time:</strong> Thu, 23-Feb, 11:00 AM-11:45 AM</a></p>
  420. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  421. <p><strong>We hope to see you at <a href="http://ibm.biz/BdshhW">IBM Connect 2017</a>!</strong></p>
  422. <p><strong> </strong></p>
  423. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SImonVaughan.jpg" width="64" alt="Simon Vaughan" /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4><a href="http://www.socialstudent.com">Simon Vaughan</a></h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>Simon Vaughan (Outside in Collaboration) is an IBM Business partner who specialises in the training and adoption of the IBM collaboration suite of tools (IBM Connections, IBM Messaging (e-mail, Calendar, Messaging and meetings), IBM Docs and IBM forms. Simon has been an IBM Champion for Collaboration since 2010. He has used IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. </p>
  424. <p>Simon has presented at a number of international conferences including IBM Impact 2008 /09/10, Lotusphere 2012, UKLUG 2012, Connect 2013, Social Connections and keynote sessions at a number of international conferences.</p>
  425. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http:[email protected]">Twitter</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/join-the-social-connections-team-at-ibm-connect-2017/">Join the Social Connections team at IBM Connect 2017!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  431. <title>Announcement: Social Connections 11 comes to Chicago! See you there!</title>
  432. <link>https://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/</link>
  433. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/#comments</comments>
  434. <pubDate>Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:24:16 +0000</pubDate>
  435. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Maria Enderstam]]></dc:creator>
  436. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
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  447.  
  448. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://socialconnections.info/?p=5805</guid>
  449. <description><![CDATA[<p>Social Connections comes to CHICAGO!!! &#160; &#160; Are you ready for the best conference of the year, organized by the largest user group focusing on social collaboration technology from IBM? Good, we are too! We are sorry we have kept you waiting. A somewhat bumpy road since our last event has made us focus on the [&#8230;]</p>
  450. <h3>Author information</h3>
  451. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  452. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
  453. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
  454. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  455. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  456. <h4>Maria Enderstam</h4>
  457. </div>
  458. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  459. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  460. <p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  461. </div>
  462. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div>
  463. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div>
  464. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div>
  465. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --></p>
  466. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/">Announcement: Social Connections 11 comes to Chicago! See you there!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  468. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h1 style="text-align: center;">Social Connections<br />
  469. comes to<br />
  470. CHICAGO!!!</h1>
  471. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  472. <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://i2.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1000px-Chicago_Skyline_from_Lake_Michigan.jpg?resize=1000%2C277" alt="Chicago" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  473. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  474. <p>Are you ready for the best conference of the year, organized by the largest user group focusing on social collaboration technology from IBM?</p>
  475. <p><em><strong>Good, we are too!</strong> </em></p>
  476. <p>We are sorry we have kept you waiting. A somewhat bumpy road since our last event has made us focus on the thing we knew all along:</p>
  477. <p><em><strong>Quality before quantity</strong></em></p>
  478. <p>So here we are, ready to announce the location of Social Connections 11. We want to welcome you all in the beginning of June to the amazing city of Chicago!</p>
  479. <p><strong>What do we have lined up for you?</strong></p>
  480. <p>We will continue our success story with a 2 day event filled with keynote sessions, quality speakers, captivating break out sessions, lots of IBM Champions, a Gala night with extra specials were socializing is the focus, speed sponsoring and of course lots of networking!</p>
  481. <p>We won&#8217;t stop there. This time we will renew our concept a bit and add some extra things which will make this our best conference yet!</p>
  482. <p>But don&#8217;t fret! Social Connections will still keep our main focus and deliver a conference 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.</p>
  483. <p><strong>Hello sponsor:</strong> for you we offer a solution showcase with sponsors and breakout sessions in multiple tracks! You will have the perfect opportunity to network with your customers and new prospects.</p>
  484. <p><strong>Hello IBM customer:</strong> for you we offer a broad variety of tracks ranging from use cases, management, best practices, development, design and administration etc.</p>
  485. <p><strong>Hello speaker:</strong> time to start thinking and write your abstract to the sessions mentioned above!</p>
  486. <p>We have it all for you!</p>
  487. <p>The Social Connections team is stronger than ever and we are working around the clock around the globe to make this event the best one yet!</p>
  488. <p>Stay tuned for more details such as venue, exact date, where to submit your session and where we will spend our magic gala night.</p>
  489. <p>In the meantime, contact us at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> should you have any questions.</p>
  490. <p>Wannes, Simon, Maria, Jan, Lars, Femke, Christoph, Doug and Martin</p>
  491. <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/images/" rel="attachment wp-att-5825"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5825 alignright" src="https://i0.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/images.png?resize=183%2C96" alt="" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  492. <p>p.s. we are very proud to let you know that all our team members are IBM Champions for 2017!<a href="http://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/ibm-champion-banner-2/" rel="attachment wp-att-5824"><img class="size-medium wp-image-5824 aligncenter" src="https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2-300x120.png?resize=300%2C120" alt="" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=300%2C120&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=768%2C307&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=212%2C85&amp;ssl=1 212w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=400%2C160&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=355%2C142&amp;ssl=1 355w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=306%2C122&amp;ssl=1 306w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=642%2C257&amp;ssl=1 642w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?resize=973%2C389&amp;ssl=1 973w, https://i1.wp.com/socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ibm-champion-banner-2.png?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  493. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  494. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Maria Enderstam</h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  495. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/announcement-social-connections-11-comes-chicago-see/">Announcement: Social Connections 11 comes to Chicago! See you there!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  501. <title>Revitalizing conversations in teams with IBM Watson Workspace (formerly known as Project Toscana)</title>
  502. <link>https://socialconnections.info/revitalizing-conversations-teams-ibm-watson-workspace-formerly-known-project-toscana/</link>
  503. <comments>https://socialconnections.info/revitalizing-conversations-teams-ibm-watson-workspace-formerly-known-project-toscana/#respond</comments>
  504. <pubDate>Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:01:41 +0000</pubDate>
  505. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Maria Enderstam]]></dc:creator>
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  515. <description><![CDATA[<p>Taste the word: Toscana. It promises a lot, at least if you have a little bit of a crush on Italy as I have. Food and wine in the sunset, overlooking a fabulous view of the countryside or the sea. There’s something ancient but invigorating in the name, no wonder I had high hopes on [&#8230;]</p>
  516. <h3>Author information</h3>
  517. <div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden">
  518. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div>
  519. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
  520. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  521. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  522. <h4>Maria Enderstam</h4>
  523. </div>
  524. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  525. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  526. <p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  527. </div>
  528. <div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div>
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  532. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/revitalizing-conversations-teams-ibm-watson-workspace-formerly-known-project-toscana/">Revitalizing conversations in teams with IBM Watson Workspace (formerly known as Project Toscana)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  534. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Taste the word: Toscana. It promises a lot, at least if you have a little bit of a crush on Italy as I have. Food and wine in the sunset, overlooking a fabulous view of the countryside or the sea. There’s something ancient but invigorating in the name, no wonder I had high hopes on this team collaboration solution from IBM when I first heard about it!</p>
  535. <p>Yes, the comparison is silly, but hey, don’t blame me! I didn&#8217;t name it <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f609.png" alt="😉" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  536. <p>Yesterday IBM launched Project Toscana with its new and equally invigorating name IBM Watson Workspace, at The World of Watson conference in Las Vegas.</p>
  537. <p>You can see a replay of the launch <a href="https://ibmgo.com/wow16/session/NhtQjL5BRJGM4FJqC" data-cke-saved-href="https://ibmgo.com/wow16/session/NhtQjL5BRJGM4FJqC">here.</a></p>
  538. <p>I have been in the privileged group beta testing this collaboration software for a couple of months before the launch. We didn’t just test it, we stress tested it.</p>
  539. <p>My team (the team planning the <a href="http://socialconnections.info/" data-cke-saved-href="http://socialconnections.info/">Social Connections</a> user group conferences) is an 9 member group located all over the world, in different locations and time zones. We know how difficult it is to bring a diverse team together working towards a common goal; to have a huge amount of topics to handle and what it&#8217;s like to have hundreds of messages to process in just a short time. How hard it can be to find relevant information and to create and manage workflows and tasks out of our discussions leading to decision making and follow ups in other systems.</p>
  540. <p>Until this spring we used Slack but when we got the opportunity to join the beta program for Toscana the choice was easy, especially since we saw it as a chance to take part in the beta forums and give feedback to IBM and try and help make the product as great as possible!</p>
  541. <p>We took the plunge and moved. Now, a couple of months in, I talk to my team of 9 but also in cross organization spaces, where members are from different companies and parts of the world. Small teams and large, some very active and some not. Now that we’ve been using IBM Watson Workspace for several months, I like it more and more each day. It’s the place to be, simple as that.</p>
  542. <p>I see possibilities to bring teams together in many different ways. For shorter or longer projects, for interest groups, for departments at companies or even the local book club. IBM Watson Workspace is an agile environment where you can invite whoever you want and immediately start having a conversation and share your work. You can pick up the conversation on your mobile, when you are out and about, and seamlessly go back to your PC when you’re back at the office and, of course, you can integrate it with other systems.</p>
  543. <p>What about the magic then? The first proof of Watson’s presence is what IBM calls “Moments”. Here we have a cognitive function which presents a managed list that helps you quickly scan the conversation for questions, tasks and topics of interests. Early days, but ever so promising! I can’t wait for more of this stuff! Take a look below:</p>
  544. <p><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2016-10-26-at-18.50.15-copy.png" data-cke-saved-href="https://i0.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2016-10-26-at-18.50.15-copy.png"><img src="https://i0.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2016-10-26-at-18.50.15-copy.png" alt="" data-cke-saved-src="https://i0.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2016-10-26-at-18.50.15-copy.png" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  545. <p>Yesterday IBM <a href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50844.wss?__prclt=14lAKCKm" data-cke-saved-href="http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50844.wss?__prclt=14lAKCKm">announced</a> a collaboration together with Slack, bringing the two products together in sweet harmony. This is how that looks:</p>
  546. <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration.jpg" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration.jpg"><img src="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration.jpg" alt="" data-cke-saved-src="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration.jpg" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  547. <p><a href="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration2.jpg" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration2.jpg"><img src="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration2.jpg" alt="" data-cke-saved-src="https://i1.wp.com/www.infoware.eu/wp-content/uploads/slackintegration2.jpg" data-recalc-dims="1" /></a></p>
  548. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  549. <p>So jump on the train to the cognitive era together with us, IBM and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PujCkDAXji8">Watson</a>!</p>
  550. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  551. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img alt='Maria Enderstam' src='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=64&#038;d=mm&#038;r=g' srcset='http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/fab64495bb4a871c0fd14ccd2e39ed19?s=128&amp;d=mm&amp;r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-64 photo' height='64' width='64' /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4>Maria Enderstam</h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>A creative and intuitive collaboration and communication enthusiast. Believes that sharing is one of the best inventions ever.</p>
  552. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/revitalizing-conversations-teams-ibm-watson-workspace-formerly-known-project-toscana/">Revitalizing conversations in teams with IBM Watson Workspace (formerly known as Project Toscana)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  558. <title>Social Connections 11 postponed to Spring 2017</title>
  559. <link>https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-postponed-spring-2017/</link>
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  561. <pubDate>Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:38:55 +0000</pubDate>
  562. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Wannes Rams]]></dc:creator>
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  572. <description><![CDATA[<p>It is with great sadness in our hearts that the Social Connections team has to announce that there will not be an event this fall. We announced a November event in Southern Europe during the closing session of our Toronto event and the team has worked very hard since then to get this on the [&#8230;]</p>
  573. <h3>Author information</h3>
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  575. <div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wannes1.jpg" width="64" alt="Wannes Rams" /></div>
  576. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --></p>
  577. <div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px">
  578. <div class="ts-fab-header">
  579. <h4><a href="http://wannes.rams.be">Wannes Rams</a></h4>
  580. </div>
  581. <p><!-- /.ts-fab-header --></p>
  582. <div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em">
  583. <p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  584. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  585. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  586. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  587. Lotus Sametime<br />
  588. Lotus Quickr<br />
  589. IBM Connections<br />
  590. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  591. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  592. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  593. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  594. Social Business</p>
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  600. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-postponed-spring-2017/">Social Connections 11 postponed to Spring 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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  602. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>It is with great sadness in our hearts that the Social Connections team has to announce that there will not be an event this fall.</p>
  603. <p>We announced a November event in Southern Europe during the closing session of our Toronto event and the team has worked very hard since then to get this on the rails, but due to many factors we ran out of time.</p>
  604. <p>It is very important to us to maintain the quality of our events and even improve each and every one of them. We now are at the point where we cannot guarantee that same quality and our high standard.  We are thinking of our sponsors, attendees and also ourselves, who depend on this.</p>
  605. <p>Therefore we decided it is best to postpone and focus on our 2017 spring event and make this one the best one ever.</p>
  606. <p>If you are interested in knowing why we ended up cancelling this event, feel free to reach out to any of the team members. We will happily give you an insight in our journey full of pitfalls that led to this decision.</p>
  607. <p>The team is extremely sad and disappointed about this. Both for ourselves, but also for our sponsors, speakers and attendees who have been reaching out to us wondering when they should book their flights and hotel.</p>
  608. <p>We have learned a lot on this journey, which will benefit us and eventually you, in the future.</p>
  609. <p>We have something going on. We can&#8217;t tell you yet what it is. But since this one was like a balloon just swooshing out air,  next time  we will be better, stronger and cooler than ever.</p>
  610. <p>Stay tuned!</p>
  611. <h3>Author information</h3><div class="ts-fab-wrapper" style="overflow:hidden"><div class="ts-fab-photo" style="float:left;width:64px"><img src="http://socialconnections.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wannes1.jpg" width="64" alt="Wannes Rams" /></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div class="ts-fab-text" style="margin-left:74px"><div class="ts-fab-header"><h4><a href="http://wannes.rams.be">Wannes Rams</a></h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div class="ts-fab-content" style="margin-bottom:0.5em"><p>I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations.<br />
  612. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments.<br />
  613. I am also IBM Champion for ICS</p>
  614. <p>Specialties: Lotus Domino<br />
  615. Lotus Sametime<br />
  616. Lotus Quickr<br />
  617. IBM Connections<br />
  618. WebSphere Portal administration<br />
  619. WebSphere Application server administration<br />
  620. Cisco Firewall administration<br />
  621. Tivoli Directory Integrator<br />
  622. Social Business</p>
  623. </div><div class="ts-fab-footer"> | <a href="http://twitter.com/wannesrams">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/wannes.rams">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://plus.google.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/113647523346388300949/about">Google+</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/be.linkedin.com/in/wannesrams/">LinkedIn</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info/social-connections-11-postponed-spring-2017/">Social Connections 11 postponed to Spring 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://socialconnections.info">Social Connections</a>.</p>
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