Okay, so I’m following up on my blog posting last week about getting ready for Momentum at EMC World. The energy is definitely building and as we prepare for what I expect to be an outstanding conference, I wanted to share a few final thoughts and suggestions.
As in past years, there is no shortage of sessions to attend – over 500 for the entire EMC World and 100+ that are specifically around EMC Documentum, xCP, Captiva and Document Sciences. Probably the best thing about EMC World is the informal meetings and conversations that we all have. People we’ve talked with in the past but maybe never had an opportunity to meet in person.
Global Partner Summit
This year, we’re holding a Global Partner Summit and we expect to host over 3,000 participants from our many partner communities. The event kicks off on Sunday with several of our executives speaking, followed by a partner welcome reception. Monday will be the day for breakouts and this where Information Intelligence Group (IIG) partners will hear more on the IIG vision and strategy, partner awards, and much more.
As we all know by now, leveraging the power of social media to communicate and share information is becoming a part of our DNA. A great post has been written in the EMC Documentum Community that talks about Get Social With Us During Momentum at EMC World 2012.
To give you an idea on what we are doing around social here is a brief overview:
There will be a Momentum Mobile App for all smartphones, ipads, and web users. Simply download it from at http://bitly.com/mmtm12. The app will help you:
- Manage Your Schedule
- Rate the Sessions You Attend and Momentum Conference
- Navigate the Show Floor
- Follow and Join In on the Twitter Conversation #MMTM12
- Download Exhibitor Information
- Access the Momentum Social Experience Game
Another new element this year to Momentum at EMC World is
Let I.T. Ride Social Experience Game can be accessed via http://emcletitride.com (more info to the site coming soon) or through the Momentum Mobile app.Once you connect the portal with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare accounts, you will begin earning chips for engaging with the Momentum related communities. Examples of activities that earn chips are:
- Use #MMTM12 on Twitter
- Write on the wall, post photos, comment and/or like any of the IIG related Facebook pages and status updates
- Opt-in to receive the IIG customer satisfaction survey once per year
The Social Media Center will be located in the Momentum Lounge. There will be people there to help registration with the portal and offer further incentives. I’m told there will be a spin the wheel and iPad prize involved.
For those of you who have not checked out the EMC Community Network then you will want to do so during the event. All of our keynotes and buzz chats will be streamed live online in the EMC Community Network along with live Q&A simultaneously occurring during the keynotes. After the conference, the recordings will be made available in the Momentum Community.
Here’s the schedule for those live streams:
- Keynote: Rick Devenuti (Monday 4:00-5:00pm PST)
- Buzz Chat: Keynote Recap w/ Live Q&A (Monday 5:00-5:30pm PST)
- Keynote: Jeetu Patel and Rohit Ghai (Tuesday 10:00-11:00am PST)
- Buzz chat: Meet the Geek with Jeroen VanRotterdam (Tuesday 3:00-3:30pm PST)
There’s no shortage of fun things to do while you are in Las Vegas and to help everyone get together and have some fun, EMC has planned several social gatherings that include a Grand Opening Reception in the Solution Pavilion and the Momentum Party at LAVO Nightclub in the Palazzo Hotel on Tuesday night.
The big entertainment for the week is the Maroon 5 concert on Wednesday. If you are not familiar with their music, download a few of their songs from iTunes, and I’m sure you’ll quickly realize you’ve heard them before on the radio.
Final Words of Advice
My final words of advice is to pace yourself and make sure you have a game plan for the week. EMC has provided a number of ways in which you can stay connected with everything that is going at EMC World, as well as planning you schedule for the event.
If you can’t join us this year, but would like to follow along remotely there are plenty of ways. There will be content streaming live and you can also follow us on twitter - @EMC_Documentum, @EMC_Captiva, and @EMC_DocSciences. You can also follow us using the hashtags – #emcworld and #MMTM12.
I will be posting periodically during the week and you can follow me on twitter – @bgalusha. Hope to see you there!