We are excited to be attending and returning as a sponsor for Technology Services World 2014, May 5-7. This conference is aimed at those responsible for the planning and execution of a service business in the high tech sector and we’re looking forward to seeing some of our customers from Cisco, Brocade, Autodesk, and many others! It is a fantastic place for peer-learning, idea sharing and networking; not to mention our very own Joe Cothrel, along with Steve Levine, Senior Product Manager at AppDynamics, will be leading a session on the Next-Generation B2B Online Community on Tues May 6.
This session will focus on the importance of creating social communities and the impact they have on product co-creation and learning for customer and partner networks. JoeC will dive deeper into B2B trends that Lithium has seen over our customer base.
As Chief Community Officer, Joe plays an ongoing role in advising customers and in guiding the people at Lithium who help ensure our customer’s success. He is also the co-author, with Dave Evans, of "Social Customer Experience Management" which hit shelves this week.
Thinking about attending? Check out this infographic to see what you can expect to get out of TSW, and don’t forget to stop by the Lithium booth to get your very own copy of Joe’s book!
We can’t wait for what’s in store and we hope to see you there!
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@SusanCinadr There are so many great wineries up there it's hard to choose. St. Helena has two of my favorite ones: Arrowood and Beringer. Kunde Winery is on the way to napa and is a family run winery and you can bring a picninc lunch and soak up some sun. Another one in Sonoma worth mentionind is BR Chon. As far as Napa goes, you should definitely check out Domaine Carneros, it's a little pricey but is an absolutely gorgeous estate and has quite the view. It's all sparkling wines but they are delicious! Clos du Val is another good one in Napa as well.
I'd also recommend renting a car since there can be a fair ammount of driving! I've never actually stayed up there but I've heard good things about the Inn on First.
Hope that helps!
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Anyone that doesn’t recognize the power of the crowd these days, has their head stuck in the sand! It is undeniable. We see its influence every day and most commonly through our digital experiences. The Internet distributes knowledge faster and more widely than anything we’ve seen. It brings our deeply social nature into the fore and reveals our strong desire to collaborate. The crowd is quick to contribute, jumps at opportunities to cultivate talent and loves passing knowledge on to others. The crowd has way more than just wisdom. It has talent, creativity and it’s amazingly productive.
We recently harnessed the power of the crowd in a social experiment better known as the Mp3 Experiment. It was a science experiment of sorts; to see how many people we could pull together at the last minute to demonstrate the crowd concept. We worked with Improv Everywhere and within a week we had more than 200 people registered, solely through social channels and word-of-mouth.
People want to participate, and be part of something bigger. Whether they are brand advocates of Lithium or found out from a friend of a friend, people wanted to share an experience and create something together. Below is a video of the events that ensued.
If you are using the power of the crowd to build your business, accelerate innovation, save money or have some fun on a rainy weekday with the Mp3 Experiment, the results are everywhere.
To learn more about harnessing the power of the crowd to drive business results, download our whitepaper - From Crowdsourcing to Knowledge Management
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We are only 4 weeks away from LiNC and we have been working hard to make it the best one yet. We have some awesome sessions and speakers from companies like Sony, Comcast, StarHub and more.
We are excited to give you a sneak peek into one of our LiNC sessions with Bill Johnston (Autodesk) & Steve Levine (AppDynamics) taking place on Thursday, May 22. Make sure to register now to see these two in action.
There's so much more to come. Join our thread in the LiNC group to stay up to date with what's new!
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LiNC has great content and gives you the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the brightest minds in the industry.
To give you all some more motivation to register, we have come up with 13 awesome things you could do in San Francisco.
Start your morning off right with breakfast for you and your friends at Mamas
S troll through Pier 39 and snap photos of the sea lions
Visit the newly renovated Exploratorium and discover weird science
Take a walk around the Ferry Building and buy some bread and cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery for a picnic in the park
Wander through Golden Gate Park and visit the Conservatory of Flowers
Philz Coffee is some of the best coffee San Francisco has to offer. Try their iced coffee or mocha Tesora.
Tour the city by cable car
Escape to Alcatraz
Watch the San Francisco Giants!
Try a taste of “Elvis the Fat Years” at Humphry Slocombe ice cream.
Try some of Hobsons Choice’s famous rum punch and then buy some records at Amoeba Records
Watch a foreign film while eating your delicious dinner at Foreign Cinema
Head dowtown and do some shopping!
Can’t wait to see you in the City by the Bay in May,
The Lithium Team
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