Friday, January 18, 2013

IBM Sametime, Social Communications at IBM Connect 2013

With IBM Connect 2013 only two weeks away, I have been spending a lot of time checking which session to attend. And, I was very happy and impressed by the number of sessions related to Social Communications.


Demystifying Your IBM Sametime Deployment with the Configuration Validator Jan 27, 8:00am - 10:00am
IBM Sametime 8.5.3 Architecture and Deployment Workshop Jan 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
IBM Sametime Unified Telephony QuickStart Deployment Jan 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
From Zero to Mobile Hero: IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Mobile Access Server install Jan 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Australian Bureau of Statistics: Powerful, Engaging, and Visual Social Communications Jan 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Social Communications Strategy and the IBM Sametime Roadmap Jan 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
What's Next in IBM Sametime Jan 29, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Continental: Unleashing a Smarter Workforce with IBM Sametime for Social Collaboration Jan 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Face It, We Need to Talk! Rich Media in IBM Sametime Jan 29, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
IBM Sametime Mobile Instant Messaging and Meetings Jan 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Taking IBM Sametime to the Edge: Deploying a Collaborative Extranet Jan 30, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Seeing is Believing: Advanced Video Technology for IBM Sametime Jan 30, 8:15am - 9:15am
If it Fits, it Ships! Getting the Most out of Your IBM Sametime Client Install Jan 30, 8:00am - 9:45am
Best Practices for IBM Sametime Meetings Deployment End-to-End Jan 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
IBM Sametime System Console: One-Stop Sametime Administration Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Communications: A Roadmap to Connecting Sametime with Everything Jan 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Best Practices in Voice and Video Deployment Jan 31, 8:30am - 9:30am
Using the IBM Sametime Proxy SDK: Websphere Portal, IBM Connections - and Beyond Jan 31, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Waouh !! 18 sessions.. Two customers' story... And of course, we can be sure that IBM Sametime and Social Communications will be demonstrated during OGS, other breakout sessions and Bird of feathers...

Hard choice.. My top three sessions:
  1. Social Communications Strategy and the IBM Sametime Roadmap - John Delpizzo will probably reveal some of the key features of Sametime Next...
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics: Powerful, Engaging, and Visual Social Communications - You have to hear that customer success... A nice deployment of Social Visual Communications with IBM & Polycom.
  3. Social Communications: A Roadmap to Connecting Sametime with Everything - it will help you see what choices others have made and why, (with live demos)
But, of course, I encourage you to follow other sessions, if you are interested by deploying IBM Social Communications in your organization or for your customers.

And, don't hesitate to come in the IBM Connect Showcase to see IBM + Polycom in action or discuss about your project. My team and I will be on the Polycom booth (B21-23)...