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April’s Fool!

April 1, 2014



James Governor (RedMonk) on how cloud is redefining business!

March 8, 2014

It was great to catch up with James Governor, the founder of RedMonk, at IBM Pulse.

As you can see in this video, James talks about how cloud is redefining business and IT roles leading to a growing importance in trends like DevOps!

If you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to go check out RedMonk!


Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO talks latest design trends at #SXSW

March 7, 2014

I’m sure many of you may be familiar with Tim Brown through his leadership of the ground-breaking IDEO design and consultancy firm. Well, SXSW offers many opportunities, including that to hear directly from luminaries such as Tim.

Phil Gilbert, General Manager for IBM Design recently caught up with Tim, who explained how design is impacting some of the most significant global trends: mobile and big data.

If you haven’t already, check out IDEO and if you are at SXSW, come see Tim speak later today!


How can you help more women enter IT? Reshma Saujani from Girls Who Code explains

March 5, 2014

I had a fascinating discussion recently with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO for Girls Who Code. We discussed why so few women are embarking in careers in Computer Science and what we need to do to address this.

You will find Reshma speaking at the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, TX.  


Handly Cameron from Prolifics talks employee collaboration and dev@Pulse!

February 23, 2014

Handly Cameron is an Enterprise Architect with Prolifics and an IBM Champion. I caught up with Handly at IBM Connect where he explained how employees are turning to mobile and cloud-based systems for collaboration in the workplace.

Handly explained why dev@Pulse, which starts today, is so relevant for all developers!


Come THROWDOWN your APP!!! Get Exposure at IBM Pulse!

February 11, 2014

We’re taking the App Throwdown to IBM Pulse 2014!

Calling all IBM Business Partners! Come and join us for IBM Pulse (Our Premier CLOUD event!) where we’ll be holding an App Throwdown! Compete with your best solution and be highlighted in front of Clients and IBM Sales teams during qualifying rounds. The winner will be on main stage on Day 3 in front of over 8,000 Re-sellers, Clients, and IBM Sellers – giving you the opportunity to reach a new and broad audience!

In addition to sharing your solution with the conference audience, we will be leveraging Mutual Minds to magnify the reach of your company and your solution. For example, during the main stage session of the AppThrowdown at our recent IBM Connect event, social impressions totalled over 21.7M! (read more about it here) and the winner already has more leads than they can handle!

The Details:

Is my solution eligible? Your need to demonstrate your solution’s use of our Cloud Solution show how your solution runs on SoftLayer or IBM BlueMix. OR integration with IBM Security or Smarter Infrastructure products.

What do I need to do to apply? Submit a 2-5 minute video demonstration of an application that you have built integrating with the solutions above.

How do I register? Click here to fill out this brief form. We’re waiting for your submissions!

Please join me there live!!


Social Content Curation with Hootsuite and IBM Connections! Woo Hoo!

December 5, 2013

Great news! HootSuite has now integrated into my favorite social platform, IBM Connections!

As you know, thousands of companies have deployed social software for their internal collaboration and/or to build and maintain relationships with their partners and customers.

To manage my own social presence on public social networks such as Twitter, I use HootSuite.

I’m not the only one who uses different tools to manage social within my company and outside of my company.  As I spoke with Forbes earlier this week (CLICK HERE), many companies are seeing the business value of social media and understanding that it’s imperative to bring social media and internal enterprise communications together in order to better serve customers and engage employees. This effective distribution of content both internally and externally to an organization is a component of a social content curation plan.

Today HootSuite announced (Announcement) the private Beta integration with IBM Connections platform.

Now with a couple of clicks, I can publish content into my IBM Connections status update and Community streams directly from the HootSuite dashboard.  Viola!  I can also view all my social media channels, including IBM Connections from within the HootSuite dashboard!


The HootSuite – IBM Connections Application is free for HootSuite Enterprise and IBM Connections customers.  Get started now!  Request the beta here


Powering the Omnichannel For The Holidays

November 27, 2013

Woo hoo!  I LOVE the holiday season.   And given I am a techy, I love seeing shoppers taking to their laptops and mobile phones as well as the malls and stores to fill their holiday gift lists.

Did you know that  ‘Click Frenzy’ Sales Jumped 16% this year.  Is this a preview to come for US’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Retailers who connect these dots into a true omni-channel experience will be the big winners.

This video shows how shoppers will do it this season!!!


Infographic on Teen use of Social!

October 26, 2013



Join Me with partner Shoutlet for a Live Hangout on Must-Watch Social Trends

August 20, 2013

Curious what social trends will influence the next year in social?

Join me this Thursday 8/22 to hear my thoughts on the topic! I’ll be talking hot social trends during the Afternoon Snack ­– a live Hangout with Shoutlet COO Aaron Everson.

We’ll cover what’s shaping the industry now and in the months to come, from the rise of social business to the growth of mobile and better social analytics. As someone who champions social business everyday, I’m looking forward to a rich conversation that will provide you with some food for thought as you build your social program and collaborate internally to inject social thinking into all that you do.

You can register for the event here, or on G+ directly. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask me questions during the Q&A!


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