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Spring 2016 Speaking Engagements

I am excited to have been selected to speak at the following, upcoming business technology events:

Amplify 2016 - Amplify is an IBM conference for marketing, merchandising, ecommerce, sales and customer service professionals. At Amplify I will be part of a panel discussing engagement in the workplace:

DBV-1778: Customer Panel Discussion: Facilitating a Highly Engaged Workplace
When: Wed May 18 ( 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. )

This panel discussion provides you with the opportunity to hear from successful IBM Digital Experience customers how they created effective solutions to the challenges associated with creating and maintaining an engaged and efficient workforce.Amplify 2016 will take place May 16 - 19, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.


Social Connections 10 - This business technology event focuses on social collaboration technology, aimed at both existing and prospective customers and partners, and at individuals with both business and technical perspectives. At Social Connections, I will be co-presenting with Victor Toal from ToalSystems. A full description of our session, "Business Drivers and Technical Details," is available at http://socialconnections.info/sessions/business-drivers-and-technical-details/.

Social Connections 10 will take place June 6-7, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.


NY Tech Summit - The NY Tech Summit is an event targeting senior IT professionals that combines educational sessions from experienced industry speakers, an extensive exhibit floor with top technology vendors, and valuable networking opportunities.

Below is the description of my session:

Enterprise Social Networks: Benefits and ChallengesEnterprise social networks (ESNs) are increasingly being deployed across large and small organizations and becoming embedded in other applications. Though not an IT system, ESNs nevertheless require significant IT involvement, resources, and support. Come to this session to learn how Superior Group has used and evolved its ESN since the social platform was implemented at the company over three years ago. We will showcase our deployment, discuss the involvement and impact on IT, and highlight the business value and use cases. We'll also share some of the technical challenges and successes, including single sign on, mail and calendar integration, instant messaging, and external access. The session will provide valuable lessons learned for you to consider when planning and orchestrating your own ESN deployment and what you need to make it successful.

The NY Tech Summit will take place June 8-10, 2016 in Verona, New York.

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