Lotus: Business Development Day Track Overview

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YEAR: 2008

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BDD Anouncement

We play smart. We play hard. We play for keeps. And together, we just get better!
We’ve got what it takes for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. We’re ready to roll!
Are you?

Exclusively for IBM® Business Partners, Business Development Day is the kick-off event of the year for those working with Lotus® software collaboration offering families: IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino® 8, IBM Lotus Sametime® 8, IBM Lotus Quickr™, IBM Lotus Connections and IBM WebSphere® Portal.

We've invited you here (the Business Development Day Quickr) to take a look around at the content you'll be seeing on Business Development Day 2008. Place a comment or two for the speaker so they can be better prepared to address your questions, or simply download your choice sessions and build your agenda in order to make the most of the day.

The focus for the day is very straightforward: We provide you with a roadmap to success. The program is designed to help you maximize performance and solidify how you and IBM can go to market together to drive business results and win! You will hear from industry as well as product and marketing experts who will provide critical business information to help sharpen your product knowledge, refine your sales strategy, define your marketing plans and build on your management and leadership effectiveness skills.

Here's what you can expect during the Opening General Session:

7:00am – 8:00amBreakfast Buffet
8:00am – 10:00amGame On!
WelcomeTim Kounadis, Host Game On!
2008 Lotus Awards Mike Rhodin
Tim Kounadis
Building a Winning Team Mike Rhodin
The Essentials for Victory
Marketing and Channel Update Marjorie Tenzer
Leading the Charge!
The Power of the Portfolio Demo Chris Crummey
The Team in Action
Futurist Panal and Demo Alistair Rennie
Emerging onto the New Playing Field
Guest Speaker Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, Guest Speaker

Steven Johnson is a best-selling author whose writings have influenced everything from the way political campaigns use the Internet, to cutting-edge ideas in urban planning, to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. He has also co-created three influential websites: the pioneering on-line magazine FEED, the Webby Award-winning community site, Plastic.com and most recently the hyperlocal media site outside.in. Steven lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues and was named by Newsweek as one of the "Fifty People Who Matter Most on the Internet." In all of his work — books, articles, speeches, on-line projects — Steven Johnson has consistently been ahead of the curve. He has a great track record of seeing emerging trends and explaining why they’re immediately relevant to both personal life and business. His book Emergence foresaw many of the Web 2.0 developments and their impact on politics and society.