March 2013

First of two event recap blog entries...the other will be shortly about last week's BLUG event. Last night, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel discussion at the Social Media Club of Chicago. The topic happened to be "What Happened at South by Southwest", and it happened to be that IBM exh...

The above two videos show the momentum that is building for IBM MobileFirst. The first is an interview with IBM General Manager Marie Wieck, conducted with Todd "Turbo" Watson at IBM Pulse two weeks ago. I'm now part of Marie's organization; in the video, you can hear her enthusiasm for the new in...

Very excited about three upcoming opportunities where I will be talking social business and Opting In with three very different audiences: On March 26, here in Chicago I'll be part of a panel discussion at the Social Media Club of Chicago. We're going to be talking social in the context of this we...

Huffington Post contributor Phil Simon and I met at IBM's Partnerworld conference, and had a chance to discuss the premise behind Opting In. An example Q&A: What is the perception of IBM and social media today? IBM has transformed over the last six or seven years into a culture of participation....

OK dipping a toe in the water of writing about a product :-) Two weeks ago we launched IBM MobileFirst -- a set of six solution portfolios unifying IBM's market-leading mobile enterprise story. One of the portfolios is an application platform, and the centerpiece of that is IBM Worklight. In my fi...

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend IBM's Partnerworld Leadership Conference for the first time. Individually, the event was very cool for the "reunion" aspect of it -- I had the chance to reconnect dozens of IBMers that I've worked with and for over the last nineteen years, along with severa...

Opting In, a month in

March 3 2013

OK technically it has been about six weeks since the book really shipped, but a month since launch at IBM Connect 2013. Close enough either way. My first book, Opting In: Lessons in Social Business has already hit many of my personal goals. Just having a book in print checked it off the bucket list...