Thursday, August 6, 2015

Two Weeks to the Start of MWLUG 2015, See What You Are in For

It is two weeks away from the official start of MWLUG 2015, after the early bird sessions on Wednesday and a bit of fun, drinks, and food during the Wednesday Evening Exhibitor Showcase Reception, the seventh annual MWLUG 2015 conference will officially open on early Thursday morning. This year it starts a bit earlier. We have lined up an incredible list of speakers for you.  So join us in Atlanta for MWLUG 2015.  We still have a few slot left as I post this blog.  So don't wait, because there will not be any attendee slots left.

http://www.mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2015.nsf/Register.xsp


"Everything Starts From A Dot": The Elements and Principles of Design as the Visual Link to Innovation
Katherine Rhodes Fields, Professor of Fine Arts and Head of Printmaking - HCC Central

Historically, design, as a practice, is the connection point between the object and the user.  This lecture will focus on the foundations of design and how it has and continues to impact our world. The famous quote of Russian born artist and Bauhaus professor Wassily Kandinsky succinctly evokes the notion that all things begin from one point ( a basic element of design) and extend from there to manifest some of the greatest ideas of all time.




Establishing a New Culture of Design
Phil Gilbert, General Manager of IBM Design - IBM

In 2012, IBM reactivated its Design Program to spread human-centered design practices across the breadth of our portfolio. Hiring hundreds of formally trained Designers was only the start; now we are establishing IBM Design Thinking practices across the company—for our own product design and for our clients. First established in 1956, the reactivated IBM Design program is impacting every division and clients around the world.





IBM ESS Strategy, and Radar “A New Way to Work”
Kramer Reeves, Director, Offering Management Portfolio IBM Enterprise Social Solutions


With the announcement of IBM Verse, IBM has a wide selection of social software both on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid configuration. In addition to IBM Verse, IBM delivers a complete portfolio of capabilities needed to help you become a social business, including IBM Notes Domino for messaging, calendaring and application development, IBM Connections for enterprise social networking, along with IBM Connections Chat, Meetings and more. This OGS will take you through the portfolio and highlight what IBM has in store to help you accelerate your social business journey. There will be plenty of interaction and a peek at our future plans, including how we see cognitive analytics fitting into our entire social platform.



The Greater Good of Social Collaboration
Louis Richardson, IBM Storyteller & Enthusiast - IBM

The Story Teller, Louis Richardson from IBM will be presenting the MWLUG 2015 Thursday Keynote Session during Thursday lunch.
Louis will be presenting "The Greater Good of Social Collaboration." This unique session brings to light the power of social collaboration.  So come to this Thursday session and have a great lunch, listen, and learn.

1 comment:

David Price said...

Richard,

You have, again, put together a great event. Glad to see a great lineup of both IBM and community speakers. Congratulations on all the planning, I am sure you will have an amazing event. Wish I could join you.