Enterprise 2.0 Conference Santa Clara Highlights Exhibitors' New Announcements

Important Industry News Unveiled at Leading Enterprise Event; Additional Keynote Speakers Announced

Nov 7, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise 2.0 Conference, produced by UBM TechWeb, today previews news that will be made at next week's event, happening November 14-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  In addition, Enterprise 2.0 Conference announces more keynote speakers to take the stage including Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Picture of Health, who recently joined the board at Moxie Software and was previously the President and CEO of Sun Microsystems.  Enterprise 2.0 examines how social and collaborative applications can be leveraged by businesses to drive efficiency, productivity and innovation in business – these themes will be covered in-depth through workshops, breakout sessions and an impressive line-up of keynote and customer speakers.  To register, or for more information visit: http://www.e2conf.com/santaclara/.

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New to the Santa Clara event is a shorter, more focused keynote presentation format, featuring keynotes beginning on Monday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m.  New keynote speakers slated to take the stage include:

  • Philippe Beaudette, Head of Reader Relations, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Sandy Carter, Vice President of Social Business Evangelism & Sales, IBM
  • Megan Casey, Editor-in-Chief, Squidoo
  • Adam Graff, Senior Manager of Collaboration Services, Genentech
  • Paul Green, Director of The Self-Management Institute, The Morning Star Company
  • Rachel Happe, Co-Founder & Principal, The Community Roundtable
  • Mario Herger, Senior Innovation Strategist, SAP Labs
  • Tom Kelly, CEO, Moxie Software
  • Polly LaBarre, Co-Founder & Editorial Director, Management Innovation eXchange
  • Aaron Levie, Co-Founder &  Chief Executive Officer, Box
  • Oliver Marks, Co-Founder, Sovos Group
  • Rajat Paharia, Founder & Chief Product Officer, Bunchball
  • Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, Picture of Health
  • Robert Scoble, Blogger, Technical Evangelist & Author
  • Larry Seltzer, Editorial Director, Byte
  • Andy Wang, Principal Systems Architect, Genentech
  • Tim Young, VP of Social Enterprise, VMware
  • Gabe Zicherman, Chair, Gamification Summit & Author, Gamification by Design

"We're thrilled by the distinguished list of speakers lined up for Santa Clara and look forward to the thought-provoking insights from the main stage," said Paige Finkelman, Enterprise 2.0 General Manager.  "The event will also be buzzing with the latest products and services from Enterprise 2.0 exhibitors.  Enterprise 2.0 Conference is a truly unique platform for the E2 community to engage with the major players in the space, ensuring attendees stay current on the industry's latest innovations."

The list of companies making news announcements from Enterprise 2.0 currently includes:

Badgeville—the industry leader in smart Gamification—announces the launch of the world's first Enterprise Behavior Platform.  Deloitte, CA, eBay's X.commerce, Roger Communications, Samsung, and dozens more innovative enterprises, use Badgeville's technology, techniques, and expertise to power world-class, innovative social reputation, gamification, and social networking programs.

Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, will demonstrate the first ever integration between Skype and Microsoft Lync in a single video meeting at their Enterprise 2.0 booth.  Blue Jeans Network launched in June 2011, and currently provides cloud-based conferencing services to businesses worldwide.

Bunchball, the leader in gamification, will showcase how its Nitro solution is transforming the way businesses motivate and reward employees. By applying the same principles that inspire people to play games – achievements, status, and rewards – to websites, CRM systems and collaboration suites, businesses can dramatically increase user engagement and productivity.

DoubleDutch, the industry's only provider of cloud-based, geo-social applications for today's mobile enterprise, will be launching a new product on November 14th. DoubleDutch's flagship product, HYVE, is a cloud-based suite of geo-social productivity applications that enable enterprise mobile employees to collaborate and communicate within a social framework of ongoing tasks.

Knoodle is announcing a new release of its cloud-based social learning, online training, and multimedia presentations solution. This release includes a seamless integration with Google Apps, the ability to import videos from YouTube and Google Docs, as well as the ability to collaboratively create presentations within Knoodle.

MangoApps, the world's most advanced enterprise social network, announces MangoApps Enterprise Edition.  The new Enterprise Edition offers large organizations more advanced security features, like private cloud deployment with 99.99% SLA, on-premise deployment, mobile device management, and integration with Outlook, Active Directory, Sharepoint, and 30+ other popular document repositories. www.mangoapps.com

Neudesic Pulse 2.0 includes many new features and enhancements designed to improve, transform and modernize the way people communicate online. The latest release includes the addition of social tasks and groups features for focused online team building and collaboration, as well as deep integration with Microsoft SharePoint and UI enhancements.

The 21st century needs a fresh approach to management.  For organizations to be fit for the future, Saba will unveil a groundbreaking project to reinvent management harnessing principles of the web. Visit booth 411 and attend the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) keynote session, "Inventing Management 2.0: Lessons from the Fringe."

Sococo is showcasing virtual enterprise environments and a new instant video communications capability for Sococo Team Space at Enterprise 2.0. Team Space is an award-winning virtual work environment with fully integrated communication tools that enable enterprise teams to solve problems quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

Traction Software announces barrier-breaking packaging and pricing of TeamPage Attivio Plus and Social Enterprise Web options, shipping now. TeamPage makes enterprise-class capabilities simple to use, affordable, and deployable in days for any business. TeamPage integrates action tracking, collaboration and deep search spanning Sharepoint, Exchange, Lotus Notes and other sources. 

Yammer, the leader in enterprise social networking, will introduce a new version of its solution that will help socialize content, ultimately driving productivity and increasing collaboration across an organization. Yammer will also announce additional integration partners as part of its strategy to provide a social layer across enterprise applications.

About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

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