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IBM InterConnect Speaker Proposal Tips


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IBM Innovate is now IBM InterConnect. Share your DevOps, agile, engineering or development expertise by submitting a speaker proposal:

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IBM InterConnect Speaker Proposal Tips

  1. 1. Call For Speakers Elevate your career Share your Agile, DevOps, Engineering or Development expertise IBM Innovate is now IBM Interconnect 2015. Your best practices, implementation stories, and technical expertise are invaluable to the InterConnect experience. From development to architecture to operations, InterConnect will provide more than 20,000 attendees with the best in networking opportunities, professional education, and technical certifications spanning the entire IT lifecycle. To establish yourself as a leader, submit your session proposal today at This is your opportunity to InterConnect... …today’s most important technologies …people across your organization …with your peers and network with experts …your past with your future. To improve your chances of acceptance, follow these guidelines: 1. Show measurable results Use statistics and cost savings to 4. illustrate the benefits of your strategy. 2. 5. 3. 6. Use real-life examples There is no substitute for experience. Explain exactly how things really happened. Consider your audience Generalize your advice so that it applies to others in similar industries, or even more general situations. Explain the big picture Detail the effects that your solution had on other areas of the organization to help the audience envision greater possibilities. Give actionable advice Leave your audience with a roadmap or action plan. A list of best practices is an invaluable takeaway. No spam Attendees want to learn how to be successful. Avoid presenting an infomercial that focuses on a specific product or service. Requirements Timeline for submissions Your proposal must include a presentation title and a well-written abstract of approximately 100 words that reflects an organized description of what the presentation will cover. Call for Speakers closes: October 10 Speakers notified: End of October Presentation drafts due: January 20 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2014. IBM, the IBM logo, and are trademarks of IBM Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at The content in this document (including currency OR pricing references which exclude applicable taxes) is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.