Agenda – San Francisco 2015

The Heart of Business – San Francisco – Oct. 14

The Heart of Business San Francisco event was OUTSTANDING! Brent Wolfe and Prabu Ayyagari from IBM did a great job setting the stage for the show.

Paul Giani, IBM’s Vice President Enterprise for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, shared his perspectives on Social Business and the value of IBM Business Partners.
Matt Engstrom, a Sales Leader for IBM Connections Cloud and IBM Verse from the Midwest, discussed the exciting momentum his team is seeing with IBM’s Social Business Solutions.
And eight IBM Business Partners shared how their solutions extend the value, capabilities, and ROI of IBM Enterprise Social Solutions.
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Meet Our Speakers:

Brent-Wolfe Francie-Tanner Andrew-Sorokovsky Aldo-Zanoni
Devon-Copley Brian-LeBahn Kyle Bollen


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 Have Become Strategic to Business

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and in-demand keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in social business, digital strategy, and enterprise IT. Dion is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Adjuvi. Dion was recently identified, through data analysis by Robert Half Technology, as one of the top 20 people most mentioned by IT leaders.

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)

5:00 – 6:00

Networking and Hors d’oeuvres