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IBM Connect 2013

Get social. Do business.

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Get social. Do business.
January 27-31 Orlando, FL

Plans for IBM Connect Business Partner Development Day at IBM Connect 2013 are near final. It's scheduled for Sunday, 27 January 2013 and is open to IBM Business Partners.

At Business Partner Development Day, our Business Partner sales and marketing kick-off event of the year, the focus is on you, our IBM Business Partners. Our goal is to continue to work with you to develop your opportunities and increase your profitability.

Through the opening general session and the breakout sessions, you’ll learn ways to expand the focus of your social business practice by leveraging products and solutions from across IBM.

We have attached the IBM Connect Business Partner Guide (PDF, 1.1MB) for your information. It includes an agenda at a glance and session abstracts to help guide you in your session selections for Sunday. The guide includes details regarding the Business Partner Café topics available for you, as well as additional information regarding the IBM Business Partner Reception planned for Monday evening, 28 January, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. in Disney's Atlantic Dance Hall.

Join us to help your business continue to grow.

Business Partner Development Day

Agenda-at-a-Glance | Sunday, 27 January 2013 | Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

7 a.m. – 9 p.m. IBM Connect 2013 Conference Registration Open Dolphin Convention Foyer
7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Dolphin, Pacific Hall
All Business Partner Development Day sessions and General Session will be held in the Walt Disney World Swan.
An IBM Connect 2013 Business Partner or IBM staff badge is required to attend.

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Business Partner Development Day General Session Swan 5-10
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Business Partner Development Day Breakout Sessions

BPDD101 – Create a Smarter Workforce: Strategic Overview

BPDD102 – Smarter Commerce – Create an Exceptional Customer Experience: Strategic Overview

BPDD103 – IBM Platform for Social Business: Strategic Overview

BPDD104 – Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences: What Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe and Others Forgot

BPDD105 – Open Standards for Social Business Applications

BPDD106 – The Transformation Opportunity: Social Business Solutions and Services
11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Swan Lake Terrace
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Business Partner Development Day Breakout Sessions

BPDD201 – Start Your Smarter Workforce Journey with Kenexa Solutions

BPDD202 – Leveraging Customer Analytics to Attract, Retain and Grow Your Customer Base

BPDD203 – Social Networking: Moving the Business Needle Forward

BPDD204 – Cloudy with a Chance of Social: The Forecast for Microsoft, Jive and’s Capabilities

BPDD205 – Develop to the IBM Social Business Platform: Building Social Applications

BPDD206 – Marketing to Accelerate Your Success: Discover the Power of Teaming with IBM Software
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Business Partner Development Day Breakout Sessions

BPDD301 – Enabling a Smarter Workforce through Expertise and Content Management

BPDD302 – Smarter Commerce – Create an Exceptional Customer Experience through Customer Self-Service

BPDD303 – Applying Social Media Analytics for a Strong ROI

BPDD304 – Three Characteristics Critical to Build Business Partnerships that are Missing from Our Competitors’ Portfolios

BPDD305 – Making Your IBM Notes and Domino Applications Social

BPDD306 – Instant Collaboration: Training, Lab Services and Demonstration Assets Ready Today
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Business Partner Development Day Breakout Sessions

BPDD401 – Unlocking the Partner Opportunity with Smarter Analytics for Performance Achievement

BPDD403 – Content and Social Ignites Context: The IBM Content Platform of Engagement

BPDD404 – At the End of the Day, Do Employees Have What They Need to Be Successful? Not if They Use Microsoft Outlook!

BPDD405 – Working Together With IBM Around Smarter Workforce Solutions

BPDD406 – Best Practices to Help You Win in 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. IBM Connect 2013 Welcome Reception, Part I (New in 2013!) Solution Showcase
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. IBM Connect 2013 Welcome Reception, Part II Poolside
Reminder: The IBM Business Partner Reception will be held Monday, 28 January, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., in Disney’s Atlantic Dance Hall.

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