Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Top Ten Reasons Why You Should be Coming to MWLUG

Here is the 2016 Top Ten Reasons why you should be coming to MWLUG:
#10: 52 technical and business sessions with great speakers
#9: Why the ICS community is one of the best technology communities on this planet!!!
#8 Bats, lots and lots of bats
#7 What color suit coat will Bill Malchisky wear to the conference
#6 Simplicity BEER!!!
#5 MUSIC
#4 Why Kim Greene is the true Drinking Champion of them all
#3 Watch Richard Moy mess up his words at the OGS because he never scripts or practice his speeches
#2 Whether Justin Hill loses his bet again

. . . And the #1 reason to come to MWLUG 2016, learn whether Darren Duke will take off his shirt at the Thursday Evening Event again?


So get registered and we will see you in three weeks

Monday, July 25, 2016

MWLUG 2016 Session Schedule is Now Available

The session schedule for MWLUG 2016 is no available online at:

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug.nsf/schedule.xsp

There is still time to register for MWLUG 2016 at:

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug.nsf/register.xsp

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coming to MWLUG 2016, Learn What Collaboration is all About, Thursday Social Event

We are please to announce the MWLUG 2016 - Thursday Social Event will be held at Zilker Brewing Company, rated as one of the best breweries in Austin, TX. This private event is open to all registered MWLUG 2016 attendees. Attendees that are interested in a tour of the brewery are welcome to join us during the event. We will be providing a bus from the Four Seasons Hotel to Zilker Brewing Company and back. MAKE SURE you have your MWLUG 2016 badge when we board the bus and at the event at Zilker Brewing Company. We will be providing food from a local establishment yet to be announced.
So come join us and register for MWLUG 2016.
http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug.nsf/register.xsp



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Announcing the MWLUG 2016 OGS IBM Speaker

We are please to announce the MWLUG 2016 Opening General Session speaker is Katrina Troughton, General Manager, Social and Smarter Workforce Client Success. Katrina brings a unique perspective our ICS community.





Katrina Troughton is General Manager, Social and Smarter Workforce Client Success. Katrina leads IBMs worldwide sales force for collaboration, social, exceptional digital experience, and smarter workforce solutions.
Katrina has more than 23 years' experience in the IT industry, with more than 20 years spent in senior management roles at IBM. Prior to leading this sales team, Katrina led the Business Analytics team for IBM's Growth Markets Unit, IBM's WebSphere business for IBM's Growth Markets Unit, both, after spending four and a half years as Managing Director for IBM New Zealand. Other key roles include Software General Manager for IBM Australia/New Zealand, and sales executive for Information Management for IBM Asia Pacific.
Katrina has served on a number of external boards including New Zealand Advisory Board for Global Women, and Uniservices (the commercialisation arm of Auckland University); additionally, she chaired the NZ Government Digital Strategy Advisory Board (2006 2008).
Troughton holds a BSC / BCom, with majors in Pharmacology, Physiology and Economics, from Auckland University.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

MWLUG 2016 IBM Design Tour Registration is Now Open, Wednesday August 17, 2016

As with our 2016 theme "Defining the Art of Collaboration," the MWLUG 2016 conference brings everyone together to share knowledge and expand awareness of innovations in IBM collaboration community, thus building and growing our community.

For MWLUG 2016, we have arranged a special private tour for all conference attendees of the IBM Design Center in Austin, TX for Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  This tour is limited to the 120 attendees only.  We will be providing a bus to bring attendees to the IBM Design Center.  The first bus will leave the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin at 8:00 AM and will continue to drop off and pick up attendees to the IBM Design. The last bus will leave the Four Seasons at about 10:45 to 11:00 AM. The last returning bus that will arrive back to the Four Seasons at approximately 1:00 PM.

You must be a registered attendee by the time you board the bus and have your MWLUG 2016 conference badge to participate in this event.  Attendees who sign up for this event, will be given their MWLUG 2016 conference badge before boarding the bus. The bus has a capacity of 40.  Each tour has the capacity of handling a maximum of 20 attendees at one time and last 20 minutes.  There is no cost for this event.  The cost of the bus is paid by the generous MWLUG 2016 sponsors.  So thank them when you see them.

To register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mwlug-2016-ibm-design-center-tour-tickets-26468340519


mwlug 2016 sponsors

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

IBM Champion Gabriella Davis Talks About Coming to MWLUG 2016


IBM Champion, Gabriella Davis, talks about why she is excited to be speaking and attending MWLUG 2016.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Announcing Sessions for MWLUG 2016

We are please to announce for MWLUG 2016 we have 54 sessions including some of the most diverse and innovative technical and business sessions in the ICS community. Speakers range from many first time speakers with innovative ideas to over a dozen experienced IBM Champion speakers. So get your notepad ready and learn as you attend these incredible sessions.

PS: There are still a few sessions missing in the list and we will be publishing them soon.

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug.nsf/sessions.xsp

MWLUG 2016 is coming in less than two months, so get registered.

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug.nsf/register.xsp

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Announcing MWLUG 2016 Opening General Session Guest Speaker

We are pleased to announce that the MWLUG 2016 Opening General Session Guest Speaker is singer, song-writer, and founder of Swan Songs, Christine Albert. Christine will share her unique perspectives on collaboration and how the music industry has embraced collaboration technology. Special thanks for Amanda Bauman of IBM for helping us get Christine.

Christine Albert
Christine Albert is an Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, studio owner and Founder & CEO of Swan Songs, a non-profit that fulfills musical last wishes. Christine is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy (known for the GRAMMY ® Awards) - the first independent artist and only the second woman to hold this esteemed position.

She has released 12 independent CDs as a solo artist and as part of the Folk/Americana duo “Albert and Gage” with her husband, Chris Gage. 3rd Coast Music noted that Christine has “one of the best and purest female voices in Austin”. She is well known in Texas for a series of beloved and critically acclaimed albums of Franco-Lone Star fusion entitled “Texafrance.”

Ms. Albert has appeared on “Austin City Limits,” was awarded “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards and is co-founder of the Austin Songwriters Group. She is host of “Mystery Monday” a gathering of Austin’s musical luminaries that has evolved into one of the most popular weekly residencies in Austin.


The Opening General Session will start with performances by local artists and musicians, including Kevin Chin and Melissa Ndettemi. So join us for this unique MWLUG OGS and learn how we are Defining the Art of Collaboration.