E L S U A ~ A KM Blog by Luis Suarez

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Trip to Madrid and Barcelona to Present at Lotusphere Comes to You on Enterprise 2.0

The last couple of days have been rather hectic at work, more than anything else as I was going through the final details for my next business trip that will start tomorrow. Well, not exactly tomorrow. But yes, tomorrow I am on the road again! Yay!

Yes, that’s right! Tomorrow I will start with a half and half vacation / business trip into mainland Spain. More specific going to Madrid and then Barcelona. I will be spending a couple of days off in both cities and in between I will be taking part of what promises to be quite an interesting couple of events taking place during next week: Lotusphere Comes to You 2009 (Lotusphere llega a su ciudad 2009).

As you will be able to see from the agenda, both events are going to be rather intense and on a fast pace, since there would be plenty of stuff to cover for just one morning each. Still it promises to be rather exciting to be able to get together in a single place IBM‘s customers, various business partners as well as a bunch of IBMers, talking about some of the really nice stuff that was shown during Lotusphere 2009.

In this particular edition there are plenty of news to be shared as well and as such there are plenty of new sources of information. There is a blog with a tremendous amount of detail on what the event will be like and other pieces of relevant details that may be of interest; there is also a Facebook event for folks to hang out before, during and after the event, as well as a Twitter ID, where people can reach out to digest some more info details.

But, let’s go back into the agenda for a minute:

As you would be able to see, pretty intense, like I mentioned earlier on! Take a look though at the time slot 11:15 to 11:45am where yours truly, along with another fellow colleague, will be talking on the topic of Web 2.0 and how it has moved into the corporate world under Enterprise 2.0. We will be talking about collaboration, productivity and adoption within the enterprise, but at the same time we will be spending some time in discussing the huge opportunity for social software in the current business environment as well as cover the latest news related to perhaps a couple of the most powerful Enterprise 2.0 products IBM is offering at the moment: Lotus Quickr & Lotus Connections.

We will be mentioning some of the really cool features coming up with both Quickr and Connections, specially with v2.5 of Connections, where there are some pretty fundamental changes worth while exploring further.

Like I said, one event to keep an eye on. For sure! If you would want to register for the event head over here and sign up! If you also fancy getting together before, during or after both Lotusphere Comes to You events (Madrid & Barcelona), for a drink and / or a chat, you know where to find me already, right? 😉

See you there!

(Oh, and not to worry, I won’t be talking about "A World Without Email", unless you ask me to 😀 )

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  1. Hi Luis – I’m really glad you are giving that presentation at LCTY (or LL-a-S-C, en espanol?). Sandra and I were wondering what you were going to present (since we did this one at LS2009 Orlando), so I would be interested in your presentation, if you post it somewhere we can see it. I’m sure it is in the best of hands whatever you do.


    1. Hi Chris! Many thanks for dropping by and for the feedback comments! Yes, I am really looking forward to it, although it would not be as extensive and thorough as the one you guys did. In principle we have got about 30 minutes for both Quickr and Connections, as well as the discussion on the business value of social software. So it should be rather intense. For sure.

      I hope to share the slide deck as soon as I possibly can, although one thing you would need to be aware of is that it is writing in Spanish, so you may need to polish your Spanish skills heh 😉

      Thanks again and will keep you posted!

    1. Hi Chris! Thanks for the follow up! Glad Spanish won’t be a problem for you. hehe Stay tuned for more to come on this subject.

      With regards to time constraints, yes, it is going to be interesting to see how we can fit around 2.5 hours of Lotusphere sessions in just 30 minutes. I am sure that will prove to be a big challenge. Starting already with the slide deck which has gone through a massive shortening of most of the slides to just fit in the right messages and hope the discussion will be just as lively!

      Thanks again and will let you know how things develop! 🙂

  2. Hola Luis,
    Sigo tu blog desde hace tiempo. Ahora me he llevado una alegría al ver que podré conocerte, ya que yo también asistiré al Lotusphere en España. Me gustaría hablar contigo acerca de la Enterprise 2.0. Acudiré a ambas sesiones, ya que trabajo para uno de los partners que estarán presentes este año como Gold Sponsors (SOGETI).

    1. Hola Rafa! Muchas gracias por los comentarios y por dejarte por aquí. ¡¡Se agradece el detalle!! Me alegro de que también puedas atender el Lotusphere en España en ambas ciudades y seguro que podremos hablar largo y tendido en ambas ocasiones. Simplemente en cuanto me veas dame un toque y seguimos hablando …

      ¡Gracias de nuevo por animarte a entrar en contacto y con ganas de vernos en un par de días!


  3. Hola Luis,

    Me alegro de leer esta entrada en tu blog. Por fin, podré conocerte. El paso de virtual a físico, “unvmwaring”… Ojalá tengamos unos minutos para charlar. Estaré encantado de saludarte. Saludos desde Barcelona. Allí estaré. Albert Buendía.

    1. ¡Hola Albert! ¡Muchas gracias por dejarte caer por aquí y confirmar que también estarás en Barcelona! ¡¡Estupendo!! No te preocupes que seguro que tendremos unos minutos para charlar largo y tendido y para eso ya me encargo yo, jeje. Muchas gracias de nuevo y cuando me veas por allí saluda y “the rest will follow…”.


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