If you wanted to generate interest in something, anything, one good, proven method is to show the product. And so it is with Connect 2014.
The abstracts are pouring in, but here’s an early glimpse of a few that may land on the agenda. The deadline is just around the corner, so put on your thinking caps and sharpen your pencils — so to speak.
Messaging and Collaboration
Messaging and Collaboration Roadmap — A Vision for the Future
What’s New in Notes and INotes 9.0.1 Social Edition
IBM Sametime 9: From On-Premises to Mobile, Cloud and Beyond
IBM SmartCloud: The Road Ahead for Social, Mobile, Meetings and Mail
Getting Beyond Theory and into Practice: Deploying Mail and Social Business in the Cloud
Growing Your Business with SaaS: Cloud Options for ICS Business Partners
What’s New with IBM Connections and Connections Mobile
IBM Connections 4.5 Administration Jumpstart
Customizing and Extending IBM Connections
Okay, we have some session topics. However, if you are a long time delegate at Connect/Lotusphere, you know that those sessions are all presented by IBM. Who, from IBM presents them, is irrelevant. These are standard, first or second day sessions.
Not what I was expecting, especially in a post that may help decide if you will approach the budget level manager for approval to attend. Realizing that abstracts haven’t been approved, so that a better agenda could be published, IBM must have an idea of the key sessions/speakers that will be presenting. That seems to me to be the proper items to promote, not the same old sessions (updated with current information).
Finally, it doesn’t look like they have any problems, right now, with hotel space.