This is a great story on the relevance of “person suggestion engines” and the power of discovering who you don’t know you don’t know. IBM started doing this in the early 2000’s with the Discovery Server. The studies found that there were relationships that could be gathered from content, trying to make a connection between “people, places and things”. Now we have content being produced to the rate of Pedibytes a day. To be able to do something with this data, to gather statistics on potential connections and relationships that can be relevant to our personal and business lives. The value of finding connections based context can have a powerful influence and drive to getting to know the people to share, gather and collaborate with to help safe time, money, and duplicate efforts in an organization. Read thoughts on how IBM is helping to foster this concept.
There is a great blog setup to keep you informed of ppl going to Lotusphere as well as other information that you should keep track of… see “My Story” posted there…
I know that it is hard for so many of you to get to Lotusphere this year in light of the economic climate, but there are lots of places that you can wander to keep in the know! also to feel the power of the community… you can also keep tabs on twitter from doing a search #ls09 that is the universal keyword we are all using for our LS tweets…
Have a good one!
The Pacific Northwest ITS would like to personally invite you to join us… for the Bus ride trek to the amusement park on Wednesday night. The team that will be there will meet at the Dolphin Fountain as usual @ 6:30. Customer and Lotus Technical team alike and anyone that has found enjoyment in our yearly gathering with our killer team… who knows where we will end up this year.. years past have found us having a great time in a limo, eating at the Waffle House, playing at Pleasure Island…. you never know!!
Also if you are on Twitter you can follow me @ http://twitter.com/hollikonig
Lotusphere 2009 Party
Wednesday, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Universal Studios Florida®
As a Lotusphere 2009 attendee, you will have exclusive use of Universal Studios, the motion picture and television theme park built with Academy Award-winning producer/director Steven Spielberg as creative consultant. The production begins on the Hollywood Street Set! Enjoy Terminator 2: 3-D™, Shrek 4-D®, and Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast™. Once you make your way to the New York Backlot Street Set, you will find the Revenge of the Mummy and for those with a sense of adventure, TWISTER… Ride It Out®. The fun continues in the Amity Backlot Street Set with Jaws®, Earthquake – – The Big One and Fear Factor Live®. Tired yet… we’ve got more: MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™, E.T.’s Adventure and The Simpon’s. With food and drinks, music and characters, there’s something for everyone.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must wear their badge in its badge holder for admittance. Guest tickets for adults and children may be purchased at Conference Registration. Lotusphere attendees will have a special arrival/departure area at Universal Studios, so you are encouraged to ride the shuttle bus provided for attendees. Security will be at the park to inspect all bags upon arrival. Lockers are not available, so you are discouraged from bringing backpacks.
Don’t forget the website is up and running for Lotusphere – User name for login and registration number is password…. all links below are to the LS09 Lotus Connections Profiles… Login first and then you can click on the links below to offer friendship to the ITS gang…
Can’t wait to see you all this year!!
The IBM Lotus Technical Team – LS09 Lotus Connections Profiles
Profile for Chris Cranfill
Profile for Carla Gillespie
Profile for Holli Konig
Profile for Erik Ostly
Profile for Bruce Prout
Profile for David Rosenfeld
Profile for Corey Simpson
Profile for Sidney Tao
Profile for Greg Violette
For those of you unable to attend, we understand and will wish you were here!! However, I will be sure to keep you posted on the Lotusphere Comes to You as soon as they are announced!