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Feature Speakers

Connect 2014 will feature an outstanding line-up of speakers and keynotes from the media and business sector, including:

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    Scott Adams

    “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams to speak at IBM Connect 2014
    Scott Adams, creator of the world renowned "Dilbert" comic strip, takes center stage at IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando on Tuesday, January 28. Using his book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, as a backdrop, Adams will illustrate how his failures contributed to his success. You don't want to miss his inspiring story – how he’s energizing his life's work and delivering better business outcomes. Register today.

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    Mark Fidelman, Forbes

    Named a 2013 Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEO, Mark applies both his Fortune 500 and start-up expertise in revenue generation, marketing and business strategy to produce the highest possible ROI at the lowest cost basis.

    Mark is a recognized expert in creating sales and marketing machines leveraging his experience with Freemium and Open Source business models. He has worked in the software and technology space for over 20 years with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk. Mark authors the ‘SOCIALIZED AND MOBILIZED’ column on Forbes, and is the author of the book ‘Socialized!: How the Most Successful Businesses Harness the Power of Social’.

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    Beverly Macy, Huffington Post

    Beverly is an educator, author, speaker, and thought-leader in marketing strategy and the power of social media. Her focus is on how real-time social media, global branding, big data/mobile/cloud computing is affecting communications and business trends today. She is the author of ‘The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing’ and she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and hosts the Social Media Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio's Tavis Smiley Network.

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    Clarissa Felts, Lowes

    Clarissa Felts is responsible for driving diversity of thought through collaboration and strategic alliances, and implementing a strategy for diversity and inclusion that impacts talent, suppliers, community and customers across markets. Previously, Felts was responsible for leading a cross-functional team delivering collaborative technology, enterprise content management and seamless workspace to Lowe’s workforce.

Dive deeply into topics most relevant to your business:

Smarter Workforce preview

If your life’s work is hiring, engaging and optimizing talent, Connect 2014 will energize it by helping you discover how to attract and keep the best people, develop employee skills, cultivate leaders and capitalize on collective intelligence and analytics to transform the way your business works.

Energizing Life's Work at IBM Connect 2014

Tim Geisert, IBM Kenexa, discusses how the combination of IBM and Kenexa can help you run your business in a smarter way.

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    Podcast: Creating a Smarter Workforce

    Come learn how organizations attract the best people to capitalize on collective intelligence, and to inspire their workforce to do great things. You'll see how it's all done with a unique combination of behavioral science, data, social technologies and precision.
    Speakers: Shelly Smith, Megan Moyer

To view all the Smarter Workforce sessions at Connect2014 , visit the session preview tool and type “smarter workforce” into the Search box

Customer Experience preview

Customer Experience - Reinventing Engagement

Without question, today’s customers are smarter. They are mobile and social – connecting with you and each other – and have high expectations of the content and the tailoring of their cross-channel experiences with your brand. They expect that their experience will be:

ONLY IBM brings together an integrated suite of capabilities that provide the foundation you need to reinvent relationships with your customers and employees.

Gary Dolsen, IBM Director of Digital Experience shares what he is looking forward to at IBM Connect 2014.

To view all the Customer Experience sessions at Connect2014 , visit the session preview tool and type “customer experience” into the Search box

Cloud preview

Energize Life’s Work in the Cloud

To be effective today, organizations must continuously enable a workforce to fire on all cylinders by:

ONLY IBM brings together cloud-based behavioral science, talent management, social learning, productivity tools, and the all-new IBM Connections platform, empowering organizations to do more with less.

Cloud is the key enabler and helps you move faster and focus on your business, as well as a growth engine to drive strategic reinvention, better decisions, and deeper collaboration.

Together, the right people with the right tools, securely connected and collaborating wherever they are, reinvents the way work works.

Video: Energizing Life's Work with a cloud-based social platform

To view all the Cloud sessions at Connect2014 , visit the session preview tool and type “Cloud” into the Search box

Don’t miss these events within the Connect 2014 event:

Lotusphere and Kenexa World Conference join Connect 2014!

This year at IBM Connect you will also find the Lotusphere Technical Program and Kenexa World Conference.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from market leaders and renowned speakers and clients — both big and small — representing industries around the world who are energizing their life’s work. Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to network with industry experts and your peers to capitalize on the untapped intelligence and expertise within your organization to transform the way you do business!

Connect 2014 fpr Business Partners

Join us at IBM Connect 2014 to gain insights into how game changing technology and strategies in social, mobile, cloud, smarter workforce, digital experience, cognitive systems, smarter commerce and business analytics are propelling companies to competitive heights.

Alongside IBM Connect and the Lotusphere Technical Program, this year we are excited to include the Kenexa World Conference which will help you empower human resources, your workforce, and your business to ultimately drive real business results.

IBM Connect is your opportunity to learn but it is also your opportunity to grow your business.

Pamela Boyd, Business Unit Executive of IBM Collaboration Solutions Business Development, shares what’s on tap for Business Partners at IBM Connect 2014