Agenda – Twin Cities 2015

The Heart of Business – Twin Cities – September 9

On September 9th, 48 socially-minded, customer-obsessed attendees came together at the University Club of St. Paul to discuss how to use Social Business Solutions and the impact they are having on the way we work, collaborate, innovate, and build relationships.
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Meet Our Speakers:

Louis-Richardson Matt-Engstrom Brent-Wolfe Francie-Tanner
Andrew-Sorokovsky Aldo-Zanoni Devon-Copley Brian-LeBahn
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11:00 a.m.

Event Open

11:30 – 1:00


1:15 – 1:40

Welcome to The Heart of Business

Enterprise social networks and business applications become the Heart of Business. Successful companies of all sizes are leveraging these platforms so teams can innovate faster, maintain great customer relationships, collaborate more effectively and deliver meaningful business outcomes. The Heart of Business is about the people that make a difference and the solutions that help them do so.

Join event hosts, Brent Wolfe and Prabu Ayyagari from IBM, as they kick off the Heart of Business event and extend a warm welcome to attendees.

1:40 – 2:20

“Why Social Networks matter”

IBM Social Evangelist and Storyteller, Louis Richardson, along with Matt Engstrom, Social Business Leader Midwest, will share trends and ideas on what is driving Social Business and the transformational impact that Social is having on the ways companies work, collaborate, create customer value, and innovate.

2:20 – 3:00

Mobile, Cloud, Innovation and Collaboration

Industry trends, customer stories and discussion:

3:00 – 3:20


3:20 – 4:00

Collaboration, Enterprise Video and Social Media Management

  • Kaltura:  Devon Copley, Vice President, Channels and Strategic Partnerships
  • Hootsuite:  Andrew Sorokovsky, Manager, Enterprise Business Development

4:00 – 4:40

Social CRM and Relationship Analytics

4:40 – 5:00

Close / Guest Speaker(s)

Bob Zukis, Author of Social Inc, Executive at Genband, former SaaS CEO and Advisory Partner at PwC will close out the session by focusing on business impact with “The Trillion Dollar Pulse of Social” and how companies can harvest this opportunity.

5:00 – 6:00

Networking and Hors d’oeuvres