Social Connections 13

April 26, 2018 | 12:00 am

AMER (North, Central and South America) | United States
101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia

April 26, 2018 | 12:00 am

AMER (North, Central and South America) | United States
101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia

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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.
They meet twice annually, in late Spring/early Summer and again in late Autumn/Fall. In addition, through the use of these great social tools, they aim to keep a dynamic and lively online community going all-year round! The events will be social in nature, with a strong desire for real face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing as well as delivery of useful content.
We are proud to attend and contribute to the community as Sponsor!

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

Our sessions

April 26, 2018

3:50 pm – 12:00 am

Dell Theater

Troubleshooting Connections PINK

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!

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Independence Room

Hot off the press – panagenda ConnectionsExpert 2.0
Franz Walder

panagenda ConnectionsExpert Version 2.0 takes analytics and monitoring of your IBM Connections deployment to a new level. Senior Technical Consultant, Terri Warren introduces the version’s 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

April 27, 2018

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Independence Room

Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking Strategy Framework
Luis Suarez

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 webinar 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.


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10:10 am – 10:40 am

Dell Theater

5 Steps to Help Launch Your Online Community Building Programme
Luis Suarez

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.


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12:10 pm – 12:40 pm

Liberty Room

Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics
Franz Walder Femke Goedhart

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 Femke Goedhart and Franz Walder and 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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