Monday, January 28, 2013

IBM Connect 2013 - Opening General Session

The 20th IBM Connect (Lotusphere) Open General Session is NOW over..
Like each year, that was a great moment... We have seen lot of announcements, demos.
I would like to share with you some of these announcements.

But, before that, I would like to thank IBM for their recognition of IBM Champions Community.

That was the first message of Alistair. It recognizes that the IBM Collaboration community is trong and fundamental for the growth and the deployment of IBM Collaboration solutions.

Then, we had the traditional keynote speech. This year: "Joseph Gordon-Levitt".
He talked about his initiative named HITRECORD: an open-collaborative production company, and this website is where we make things together.

I loved the short movie he shown to us named "A man with a turnip for a head". 295 contributors accross the world to build it. Impressive...

Than, Jeff and Sandy talked about new products available this year, demoed by Luis Benitez.

IBM Connections Next:

Notes 9.0 Social Edition:

IBM Docs:

IBM Sametime:

IBM have also announced new Social Adoption Services to drive user adoption in organizations.

And, we had the first customer story: Bosch. They have explained to us their Social journey and vision.

Smarter Workforce was also demonstrated and explained via the acquisition of Kenexa.

And the future synergy with IBM Social products like Connections

The last speaker was Mike Rhodin (Former Lotus General Manager). He talked about the power Analytics, and how Analystics will become the language of business for IBM.

He shown us how IBM Watson came in life in Healthcare and Call Center indutry.

I would like to conclude that 2013 Opening Session by one key message.