Connecting At IBM Connect 2013
IBM Connect 2013 and Lotusphere are the same events this year, which kicked off this morning down in Orlando, Florida.
IBM is carrying extensive live and on-demand coverage via its Livestream channel, and this year the event is following three “streams,” including “Creating A Smarter Workforce,” “Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience,” and the “Lotusphere Technical Program.”
If you’re interested in keeping apace via Twitter, the official conference hashtag is #ibmconnect. To get a good gander from a variety of smart folks (many of whom are attending the event), you can follow this “Team Social” Twitter list.
Speaking of Twitter, there are a couple of Tweetups, one on Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 PM EST in Dolphin Suite #10-110 (and co-sponsored by Avnet).
Tonight’s Tweetup is from 7:00-7:30 EST PM in the Showcase Social Cafe, and will feature a number of IBM Champions.
You can also follow the IBM Connect action in the blogosphere, including in the IBM Social Business Insight Blog.
Of course, Ed Brill’s blog is a must read during the event (Ed has a new book out entitled Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager, and I’m sure will have much news on his blog throughout the week).
Finally, Happy Twitter Anniversary to me. Twopcharts informed me via Tweetdeck that today is apparently my 6 year Twitter anniversary.
At which point I immediately started having flashbacks to that 2007 SXSW when Twitter was first “tipping” and everyone used it to make their lunch plans and to do mass migrations out of really bad sessions at SXSW. I’m sure at least a few you out there remember that moment in time, and if not, you should, because it has become part of the historical lore behind the rise of Twitter.