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An Enterprise Connect Webinar:
Reinventing Business with Next-Generation Social Collaboration in the Cloud

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Sponsored by IBM, presented by Enterprise Connect

As the benefits of social business become clear and the case for social business grows more compelling, enterprises are looking for approaches that allow them to cost-effectively roll out these systems, so as to capture these benefits quickly, and rapidly gain positive ROI and productivity benefits.

Join this Webinar to see how other companies are approaching social business and embracing the spirit of collaboration and community – internally and externally – to deliver unprecedented return for the time invested.

You'll hear about how IBM is leading the way with its SmartCloud for Social Business services, and you'll gain insight into the keys to becoming a social business and the advantages of moving to the cloud.

There is no fee to attend this Webinar.

Featured Speakers:

Ann-Marie Darrough, IBM North America Sales Business Unit Executive for Messaging and Social Business

Ann-Marie Darrough is the IBM North America Sales Business Unit Executive for Messaging and Collaboration. She has over 20 years of professional IT experience in development, services and sales. Ann-Marie joined IBM in 1999, working as an IT Architect focused on development, implementation and adoption services for IBM collaboration solutions. She spent several years in technical sales, before becoming the sales leader for IBM social business in the cloud, messaging and collaboration solutions for North America. Her passion is helping customers become more productive and innovative by leveraging ever evolving collaboration and social business solutions.

Rebecca Buisan, Director of Product Management and Marketing, IBM Social Business Cloud

Rebecca and her team are responsible for the product and market strategy for the IBM Social Business Cloud SaaS offerings. Rebecca joined the Cloud team in 2011 after several years leading Product Management for Web Experience solutions, including the IBM Customer Experience Suite and WebSphere Portal. Prior to IBM, Rebecca held product management and technology leadership roles at companies including RSA Security, FTP Software, and Nike.

Ted Brufke, US SaaS Sales Leader, IBM Collaboration

Ted Brufke is the NA SmartCloud Sales Leader for the ICS portfolio and has been leading this effort since the products we introduced in the market place in early 2009. Ted came to IBM in 2005 as part of the PureEdge Software acquisition where his responsibilities included the solution rollout in North and South America. He was also a key part of the launch of IBM Connections in 2007 and served as the IBM Collaboration leader for the Eastern US in 2008. Prior to joining IBM he worked at EDS, Software AG, Tandem Computers and Exodus Communications. Ted has four daughters and is a graduate of Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania.


Eric Krapf, Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect & Editor, No Jitter

As co-chair of the Enterprise Connect events, Eric helps to set program content and direction for the leading conference events in the enterprise IP-telephony/convergence/Unified Communications marketplace. In addition, Krapf serves as editor & lead blogger for the website No Jitter (www.nojitter.com), the online community for news and analysis of the enterprise convergence/Unified Communications industry. He is also responsible for electronic content including webcasts and e-newsletters.

The webinar is presented by Enterprise Connect--the people who bring you the industry's leading IP-telephony/UC/convergence events.

The Enterprise Connect Webinar series presents objective, technically deep, reliable information right to your desktop in a convenient format so you don’t have to leave the office.