The latest and greatest IBM Connections User Group event takes place this Friday (June 22nd, 2012) in Dublin (at the home of IBM Connections development in the IBM labs). We have 100 awesome attendees scheduled to attend, 20 superb sessions, 6 super sponsors and a diamond (sorry, that was a stretch!) day and evening planned!

If you have been sitting on the fence about attending the event, you have just today to make up your minds as we need to close registration to get badges, security and wifi set up. As the saying goes, ‘if you’re not on the list, you can’t come in!‘.

Here’s the amazing agenda we have planned:

Social Connections III Agenda

Featuring at least 7 current IBM Champions (including authors Gabriella Davis and Paul Mooney), key executives and developers from the IBM labs (Mike Roche, Martin Donnelly, Tony McGuckin etc) and some tremendous customer case studies, this really is a day jam-packed with ‘mustn’t miss’ sessions for both business- and technology-focused attendees.  Once the day concludes, we’re off for an all-expenses-paid evening at the home of Guinness, the Storehouse in central Dublin for the opportunity to learn how to pour (and drink) the perfect pint of the black stuff and of course, great food and drink too.  It promises to be an amazing day in the friendliest city in Europe!

So how can we put on such a great event?  Put simply, none of this would be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors:

Platinum (funding the event location and reception):

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large.
Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services and recognises the importance of Social Business both from a services perspective and for internal usage. Connections is used pervasively throughout our organisation to drive communities in the consulting teams, enhance employee skills development, distribute innovations and have fun.

Gold (funding catering, A/V and brochures):

Connections101 helps guide you through implementing IBM Connections. Paul Mooney of Bluewave and Gabriella Davis of The Turtle Partnership have partnered to share their experiences of IBM Connections implementation – the result is Connections101. For the latest from Connections101 go to our blog at
Simplify the administration of IBM Connections with the Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) – an easy to install and easy to use web interface tool. Complex multilevel administration commands can be done with just a single click, even by administrators without WebSphere background.

Silver (funding transport and reception drinks):

Teamstudio Unplugged is a mobile offline business engine. With Unplugged and Domino Designer you can quickly create secure mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. These apps sync to your Lotus Domino servers and other enterprise back ends, so that users can access data whether online or offline.
Collaboration Matters is one of the UK’s leading Social Business consultancies. We have constructed a dynamic team that can call on some of the most innovative minds in the fields of Collaboration and Social Business. Based in the UK, we operate throughout mainland Europe and further afield, delivering IBM Connections hosting, consultancy, training and adoption best practice, not to mention the amazing Kudos Badges solution.

So, are you going to attend this fantastic event we have planned? You’ll regret it if not!  If so, you need to register by 5pm GMT today.  No excuses!

If for any reason you can’t make it in person, please look out for the video recordings and presentations that we’ll be publishing next week. Social in focus, thought and deed, we’re determined to share this event with as many people as we can… Also, make sure you follow the Twitter users @soccnx and hashtag #soccnx for coverage during the day on Friday.