augustus 27, 2012
Lotusphere to become Connect
Not Lotusphere 2013, but Connect 2013. That will be the new name for the yearly conference in Orlando in january. This joins two conferences: Connect, which was introduced last year as a smaller parallel conference, and Lotusphere.
In 2012 the central theme was 'Business. Made Social.' I believe that this year it's going to go even more in that direction. This year the theme is 'Get Social. Do Business.' emphasising the next direction of social software for the enterprise: social business. Connect 2013 will probably be social, social, social. And user adoption. Last year saw some really good adoption sessions. Probably the emphasis on technical Lotus Notes, Sametime and Quickr presentations will be less to make room for more how to be social, best practices, customer stories and user adoption. The technical sessions needed now are probably social or connections related, such as Connections 101, analytics, integration and XPages.Looking forward to it already!