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IBM Connect 2014 will offer hundreds of business and technology sessions including panels, round tables, deep dives, best practices, client success stories and more.

Highlights include:

(1734): Talking Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud in 2014: What You Need to Know

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Organizations know there is insight to be gained from social intel, and that the information employees need is still locked in silos. Add to that the global proliferation of smart tech, and we’re entering into a transformational time. This panel discussion will cover top trends in social, mobile, analytics and cloud for 2014 including; how the convergence of social, mobile, analytics and cloud is now becoming business as usual; Consumers count on customized content, how are orgs creating exceptional, digital experiences for consumers?; The workplace is transforming, w/ 2014 marking the rise of the millennial. How are orgs using social, mobile, analytics, and cloud to create the workplace of the future?; Smart tech continues to flirt w/ each other as wearable tech just might transcend ‘cool’ to become ‘productive.'

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(1740): How Social Analytics & Cognitive Computing are Driving Workforce Productivity

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Join us as we explore the "art of the possible" using social, analytics, and cognitive computing to drive workforce productivity and build a smarter enterprise. One of the best ways to engage employees today is to satisfy their thirst for knowledge. Organizations that can provide information to their workforce when they need it, easily and effortlessly, will have a more engaged workforce and ultimately a step up on the competition. But how can we help to fuel more relevant knowledge and greater production for our workforces? This panel will examine the use of social, analytics, and cognitive computing to enable employees and help they perform better at work.

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(1749): The Social Employee: Branding from the Inside, Out

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In an age where social media rips the covers off the behind-the-scenes aspects of business, leading brands are realizing the importance of encouraging their employees to develop social voices. This panel will examine "branding from the inside, out," including case studies from IBM and other orgs that have successfully created a social culture by establishing a shared sense of mission, vision and values. It will focus on how successful social businesses activate their brands by encouraging employees to be socially fluent and outline benefits companies reap -- including heaps of valuable data and deeper loyalty from customers who feel understood, valued and included.

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(1761): Bridging the Social Divide - C-Suite & Beyond

(1578): The Evolution From Simple Sharing to Purposeful Collaboration

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Organizations are looking to modernize the traditional toolset of email, chat and office documents with additional social tools such as blogs, wikis, file sharing and enterprise social networks. Unfortunately, many organizations experience adoption challenges with these new platforms. To solve this, a new generation of platforms are emerging, where social features are built directly into the tools employees use everyday, which is called Purposeful Collaboration. This session covers the evolution of collaboration showing how platforms have grown from stand-alone applications, to platforms supporting the integration of external data, to business applications that have social features built right in.

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(1098): Avoid Being a Social Zombie in a Global World

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From Dubai to Mumbai to Zürich, companies report that zombie communities abound. We know that culture is critical to business success. The same is true in the social world. A kiss on the cheek, a bow, a hand shake must be done in the social world or your company will become a social zombie. Did you know that Brazil outpaces the world in video uploads? Middle Eastern countries prefer Tweets. Join social zombie slayers, GlobalWebIndex CEO, Tom Smith, and best-selling author, Sandy Carter, as they share global social facts, strategies and real successes from CEMEX, Asian Paints, Lowe’s and many others to help you drive business. You’ll leave with tools, use cases, styles and approaches needed to conquer B2B marketing in a global world.

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(1459): From Social Media to Social Business

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What has social media taught us and how can we apply this to social business? Engaging on external social media channels may be daunting to some, but we can learn from what works on social media and apply this to social business. This session will discuss social media analytics, collaboration, influencer marketing and a range of extremely practical examples to show how companies can become a social business.

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(1032): The Mobile Enterprise: Business In Motion with IBM MobileFirst

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How do you plan, integrate, optimize and manage IT and communications infrastructures to securely deploy mobile? In a world where everyone is connected to everything, your organization’s infrastructure has no boundaries. Successful companies are doing business in motion. The challenge is managing and securing an infrastructure that connects an endless array of intelligent devices and sensors that are outside your control. Learn how we can help you begin, accelerate and manage your journey to becoming a mobile-first enterprise.

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(1922): Building Exceptional and Visionary Digital Experiences for Better Business Results

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The digital era is driven by the proliferation of mobile and social networks that transform the way organizations engage their audiences. Leading organizations now look beyond websites to create more personalized, digital experiences that deepen interactions with audiences with rich content and design for mobile delivery, social engagement and analytics for data-driven decision making to engage audiences on their terms and their time. By combining digital experience technologies with the business, outperforming organizations can separate from the competition, and transform web assets to personalized, interactive multi-channel solutions that anticipate needs and build and strengthen relationships with employees and customers. We'll share the IBM vision of market-leading strategies & capabilities to build exceptional, award-winning digital experiences that drive customer engagement and loyalty, empower smarter workforces, and deliver cost savings and increase revenues.

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(1145): Pardon the Interruption: Smarter Workforce Topics

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Fashioned after last year’s highly acclaimed ‘PTI: Social Business’ session, this year we’ll be focusing on Smarter Work and featuring an executive, an enthusiast and an exemplar. Like ESPN's PTI, we'll share ideas and opinions on a list of topics that you have a chance to influence. Tweet your topic suggestion or question to #PTIsmartwork and we'll include as many as possible in the time allowed. We will cover 18 topics, so the pace will be quick and the interaction lively, passionate and a lot of fun. This is a ‘don’t miss’ session for anyone wanting to be a part of a smarter work brain dump!

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