EventEvolution Management Inc., producers of DOCUMENT Strategy Forum, is excited to announce it will produce the first-ever Social Business & SharePoint Conference in conjunction with its general conference program, October 29-31st at the Hyatt Regency, Greenwich, CT.
With the business world sitting up and taking notice that their customers have become social, interacting with the web, each other and the brands they use in ways unimaginable only 10 years ago, it was only a matter of time before they realized the positive impact social business strategies could have. Businesses of today, no matter what service they are providing, have an opportunity to directly access their customers, actively engage them in record numbers and be exposed to astounding demographic data through ever-growing social media communities — across the board. The social revolution sweeping across enterprises has finally been noticed by one of the biggest companies around — Microsoft. "For many who have been waiting for this giant to make a move in their social strategy, it seems the wait is over. Expect Microsoft to be bold in their social enterprise strategy," says Mark Fidelman, the Chief Social Strategist for harmon.ie and columnist for Forbes on social business and mobile technologies, who will also be a featured presenter at DOCUMENT Strategy Forum.
Understanding the complexity of today's social business strategies, information management and SharePoint, DOCUMENT Strategy Form has partnered with a leading expert on social computing strategies and recently named the number one SharePoint influencer to watch in 2012, Jeff Willinger, Director of Social Computing and Intranets at Rightpoint, a firm recently appearing on the Inc. 500 list of the nation's fastest growing private companies. Mr. Willinger will serve as the Conference Chair for the Social Business & SharePoint Conference at the 2012 DOCUMENT Strategy Forum and drive this premier educational program.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum chairing the Social Business & SharePoint Conference," says Willinger. "The fundamental idea around social and SharePoint is to increase productivity and really drive user adoption and employee engagement. Too many times, organizations fail to ask the simple question of the end user, "What's in it for me?" The key for successful deployments of SharePoint are aligning its technology and employee collaboration needs within organizational goals and strategy. Our Enterprise 2.0-focused program will offer attendees real business solutions to drive user adoption and customer engagement for today's executives."
The Social Business & SharePoint Conference at the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum will span two days, featuring three dedicated tracks, with 24 business-focused sessions on deploying SharePoint presented by the leading SharePoint experts and thought leaders from around the country. Attendees will be exposed to the latest SharePoint Technologies, Document Management Techniques for leveraging SharePoint, including content management, document types, retention polices, automatic content sorting, etc., and Social Business Strategies for SharePoint.
"We understood that SharePoint is one of the biggest platforms to approach a holistic information management strategy today. Yet, we see many enterprises, especially customer communications producers, struggle to harness SharePoint's true potential," says Allison Lloyd, Editor of DOCUMENT and Conference Director of DOCUMENT Strategy Forum. "We also recognized a true void in this educational market in addressing real business solutions for real business users and saw a hunger out in the industry for this kind of educational program. Our unique conference model is perfectly suited to provide in-depth, management-focused strategies for business executives and the business user to deploy SharePoint and information management effectively."
In addition to the Social Business & SharePoint Conference, DOCUMENT Strategy Forum will feature a SharePoint Applications Pavilion on its exhibit floor that showcases companies who are helping businesses implement social business strategies. "Our goal is to position 12-15 leading companies who can help our attendees implement what they are learning in the conference," says Joel Dunkel, President of EventEvolution Management, Inc., producer of DOCUMENT Strategy Forum.
Rightpoint creates world class digital solutions that drive profitable growth and sustainable competitive advantage. Driven by the firm's passion for pragmatic thinking, Rightpoint's business philosophy is to rethink the "typical" consulting model, combining attributes of management consulting, IT consulting and creative agency services to help clients drive business results by solving strategic problems. Rightpoint's pervasive "entrepreneurial" spirit, which ensures that clients "get it right" the first time, is the foundation by which Rightpoint has built a strong, national reputation for excellence.
About EventEvolution Management Inc.
Established in 2001, EventEvolution Management Inc. is an event producer/management and consulting firm specializing in professional trade shows and conferences in both the B2C and B2B marketplaces. Partnered with DOCUMENT, the leading multi-media source focused on the strategies and hands-on tools for the transactional document and customer communications marketplace since 1992.