I love the fact that Social is Global! This drives international differences.
I love the fact that Social is Global! This drives international differences.
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BlogHer is one of my favorite content networks and events. So I was very excited to have the opportunity to talk to co-founders Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins.
We talked about developing more opportunities for women in tech, why when thinking mobile you need to think tablets, and how in certain markets every blogger needs to be a pinner.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out BlogHer!
With the world’s mobile worker population expected to reach 1.3 BILLION by 2015, we need some expert app developers to keep up!
With this in mind, I want to share with you some interesting facts and statistics you should know as you consider the value of attending an event like Pulse for your cloud business.
Our App Throwdown event at Pulse is not just a competition. It’s core intention is to get you in the game! The tiles above are not just describing what’s going to happen in the industry, it’s potentially describing your cloud business.
The App Throwdown will take place on Monday, February 24th. The winner will be on main stage on Wednesday, February 26th, in front of over 8,000 re-sellers, clients, and IBM sellers – giving you the opportunity to reach a new and broad audience!
This is your chance to show off your cloud solution and shine! Register now https://greenhouse.lotus.com/forms/anon/org/app/d1672a73-80de-473e-8fcf-473f25927516/launch/index.html?form=F_Form1
and get in the game!
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The IBM Pulse 2014 conference is just around the corner! As the premier cloud conference, Pulse is an exciting event where you can explore the latest developments in cloud, security and asset management. This year’s Pulse will be on February 23-26 in Las Vegas.
I invite you to attend my breakout session where I’ll be talking about my 14 predictions for social business trends in 2014. I love looking forward as we journey into a new year of social business. To that end, I’ll discuss key topics around themes, such as social tools, social talent and social conText.
To get a taste for my breakout session, watch this video I blogged about at the close of last year:
To add my breakout sessin to your Pulse conference agenda, go to this page <link to https://www-950.ibm.com/events/global/pulse/agenda/preview.html?sessionid=BME-2170A> and click the arrow button.
Hope to see you in Las Vegas, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my predictions with you and hearing some of your own!
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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!
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!!
I learned a new term today — MINT!
We have been doing strategy around BRIC for so long. BRIC stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China. These were the countries that were to drive the growth in the market. I have been to all 4 of these countries and saw the growth engines turning but never the full potential that was projected.
But now there is a new term — MINT — Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. Have you heard of this one? Sure I have been to Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey and loved the. Turkey is very exciting. The tea is very good and the business growing.
But the stability is a question. Turkey and Nigeria have politics that are in turmoil. Indonensia is facing troubles too with investors. So I’d love to hear your thoughts on MINT.
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Crazy title I know. But did you know since I had my accident in Brazil, I have swam everyday consistently for 3 months in my quest for total recovery. And have earned my new nickname — Aquawoman!
Given that I go to the same pool daily ( except for the 2 weeks at Christmas where I went to another location and pool!), I have learned the names of the lifeguards, their shifts, who swims when and what injury they have sustained, where kids are heading to college and the list goes on. Given the lifeguards had to help me into and out of the pool for a while, I gave them each a small present of my appreciation at Christmas. I have developed a new small family of swimmers!!!
I thought about how amazing this was! And it was all SOCIAL! I learned a lot of lessons in that pool for my Social World!
As I have said many times, Social is not magic. It is simply something people have been doing throughout the ages — forming relationships!
You don’t have to be as smart as Watson just have the social skills!!!!
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Today IBM unveiled its plans to embark on a bold new direction with Watson by launching the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated solely to the development and commercialization of cloud delivered cognitive innovations. This is a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of disparate data.
I am here in the room in downtown NYC at this announcement Event!
Through the IBM Watson Group, IBM will continue to provide our academic partners with the types of tools and resources needed to help students build the T-shaped skills (discipline depth and cross-industry breadth) needed to succeed in the era of cognitive systems. This includes new workshops and seminars at its headquarters on topics such as development skills and techniques, as well as networking opportunities for students, academics and professionals.
Following are key details about today’s announcement:
There are several other ways in the near future that you can learn more about the new IBM Watson Group and the way that cognitive systems will transform how we live, learn and conduct business:
As always, please reach out to us with any questions, ideas or opinions about the IBM Watson Group. We invite you, your students, colleagues and network to join us in the ongoing conversations about IBM Watson via social media using #IBMWatson. You can also watch this video series that brings the IBM Watson story to life.
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I hope you join me at Connect 2014!!!
It is not to be missed!
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