Agenda – Chicago 2015

The Heart of Business – Chicago – June 10

The Heart of Business event in Chicago was a resounding success!

Approximately 40 business leaders attended our inaugural Heart of Business event in Chicago and they represented companies including Leo Burnett, Hyatt Hotels, KPMG, USG Corporation, Mercury Consulting, and others.
We had CEOs and Presidents attend, Directors of Digital Marketing, Sr. Sales Directors, VPs of IT, Directors of Technology, and Global Social Media Managers. We all learned, shared, and socialized about the impact that Social Networks and Social Business Solutions are having on the ways we work, collaborate, innovate, and build relationships.

We are now working on Heart of Business events in NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, London, and other cities.

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11:15 a.m.

Event Open

11:30 – 1:00


1:30 – 2:30

Welcome.  Why Social Matters.  Why you are at the “Heart of Business.”  How millennials are changing the game.

Welcome by Brent Wolfe and Prabu Ayyagari, IBM Business Development Executives.

Chris Crummey, Worldwide Director of Sales for Social Business at IBM, and guests will discuss how businesses are harnessing Social Business Solutions to transform and grow.
Renee Ducre, Global Marketing Director of IBM Social Business, will share the impact that Millennials are having on business, how they will soon make up 75% of the workforce, and how to engage these emerging leaders to drive innovative thinking and collaboration.
Learn more about IBM Social Business Solutions:

IBM Verse  |  IBM Connections  |  IBM Connection Cloud

2:30 – 3:20

Customer Stories and Demos:  HYPE, Kaltura, Hootsuite

  • HYPE Innovation:  Kyle Bollen, Director Key Accounts,
  • Kaltura:  Devon Copley, Vice President, Channels and Strategic Partnerships
  • Hootsuite:  Andrew Sorokovsky, Manager, Enterprise Business Development

3:20 – 4:00


4:00 – 4:30


4:30 – 5:20

Customer Stories and Demos:  panagenda, Riva CRM Integration, TrustSphere

5:20 – 6:00

Discussion and Close

6:00 – 7:00

Networking, Refreshments, Hors d’oeuvres