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Everyone loves the chance to meet people face-to-face!

Take a moment and check out these opportunities coming to your backyard in the next month to meet and greet fellow Jive customers #irl (in real life). We hope to see you there!


Bay Area User GroupBay Area User Group - Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 - 3:30 PM PST
Chicago User GroupChicago User Group Meeting - Friday, March 8th, 2013 - 2:00 PM CST

SXSW Conference

Austin, Texas

Masters of the (Social) Mix - Enter to Win a VIP Pass! - Monday, March 11th, 2013 - 4:00 to 6:00 PM CST

Join Jive Software and Spredfast at the Masters of the (Social) Mix during SXSW Interactive to celebrate the perfect mix of social business and social media. In the heart of downtown Austin, social business analyst, tech innovator and DJ, Ray Wang, will be mixing up the beats while you enjoy themed cocktails courtesy of ‘mixologists.’

UK User Group

UK User Group - 12 March 2013

Come see feature Jive presenters: Tony Zingale and Gia Lyons

Le Club - Jivé (French User Group)

France User Group - 13 March 2013

Come see feature Jive presenters: Tony Zingale and Gia Lyons

DACH User Group

User Group Meeting - 14. Maerz 2013

Come see feature Jive presenters: Tony Zingale and Gia Lyons

NYC User Group

NYC, NY (Manhattan)

NYC User Group Meeting - Thursday, March 14th @ 2:00 - 4:00PM CST

Come see Katherine Heisler from Bunchball talk the benefits of gamification and community!

SoCal User Group

Orange County, CA

SoCal User Group - March 21st, 2013 - 5:00 - 9:00 PM CST

Reach out to Miriam Smith in the SoCal User Group for more information

Texas User Group

Austin, Texas

TX User Group Meeting - Thursday, March 21st @ 2:00 - 4:00PM CST


Interested in hosting your own meeting for one of our existing user groups , or perhaps starting a new one? 
Check out the Jive Meetup & User Group (Jive MUG) Resource Kit or reach out to Ryan Rutan with any of your questions!

Are you interested in #socbiz?  How about #socbiz #irl (in real life)? If the answer to either of these questions is Yes, then have we got something for you!  Jive is kicking off a series of customer-run regional user group programs, and you're invited!

If you find yourself in and around the following cities on the respective dates, we encourage you to attend to meet others in your area to talk social business:


Simply click on the date (above), and RSVP to reserve your spot today!


Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a User Group

  • Chill-out at some amazing hotels.  How can you say no to good company, and free drinks!
  • Network with other passionate, social business practitioners
  • Share ideas and demonstrate your expertise
  • Learn about the cool things other local companies are doing with Jive
  • It's fun!  We cant wait until Vegas to get together every year, so these user groups will tide us over until JiveWorld!


For questions about customers attending, speaking, or helping organize a specific User Group, please contact Ryan Rutan



As director of events at Jive, nothing is more exciting than seeing program plans come to life.


So to that end I am thrilled to announce JiveLive Tour stopping in eight cities this spring throughout the world.


These morning (breakfast is included!) educational seminars will highlight a Jive customer and take you through the steps of building your Social Business case for your organization.


Check out just a few of the awesome speakers:




















By attending you will:

  • Walk away with a Social Business Readiness Workbook – completed during the session so you can hit the ground running when you get back to the office.
  • Hear customer stories from companies that have successfully executed their Social Business strategy.
  • Get advice from Jive customers and Social Business strategists.


I hope you can join us!

Or 8 months, 20 days . . . regardless how you count we are excited to announce that registration is open and early bird pricing is in effect. 


Register now to lock in early bird rates which expire on July 31st.


For those of you that have not attended a JiveWorld, check out this video from a number of JiveWorld attendees explaining, in their own words, why they find JiveWorld critical to their Social Business strategies.



Check out the JiveWorld12 FAQ for a number of important details like prices, scheduling, etc.


Look forward to see you ALL in October!



The events team started this monthly blog to keep folks current on the where to meet us face-to-face.  You may have noticed we skipped October . . . for good reason:  JiveWorld11 which happened October 4-6 in Las Vegas! 



Here’s a quick recap of JiveWorld11

  • Over 1,200 attendees
  • 56 breakout sessions lead by Jive Customers - check out some of the video descriptions of the tracks
  • 24 Roundtable discussion discussions
  • 23 Jive Apps Partner demo pods
  • 3 mainstage presentations lead by Jive leadership - see one here
  • 1 amazing Jive Community gathering
  • . . . check out the JiveWorld11 Group to read more first hand accounts



If you missed us at JiveWorld, not to worry, we have a plethora of activities lined up for November to get out and meet folks.



November 2

Applied Customer Insight Seminar with partner Logica (London, UK)

Jive, along with our partners from Ogilvy and Adobe are bringing together our partnership of senior thought leaders to present Applied Customer Insight (ACI).  The afternoon half day event will bring together some of the world’s leading thought leaders in the customer experience and customer management space to show how together IT and Marketing can increase loyalty, improve competitiveness, align business operations around the customer, and exploit the new collaborative social channels. #ACI


November 2

CIO Perspectives (Houston, TX)

Mark your calendar as CIO magazine, the premier voice of influence in the IT executive community, brings the premier IT networking and learning event to your area.  This is a great opportunity to refresh your professional networks for 2011 and gain peer insights on your most pressing IT and business challenges from the perspective of local CIOs and industry thought leaders. #CIO


November 9-11

Defrag Conference (Denver, CO)

David Gutelius, Chief Social Scientist at Jive, will keynote on "Big Data and the Enterprise Social Graph: Convergence, Insight, Value."  @defrag


November 13-15

Techonomy (Tuscon, AZ)

Techonomy is organized by Techonomy Media, Inc. It is an intimate invitation-only conference for leaders which aims through intense multidisciplinary dialogue to drive forward the conversation about the interrelationship of technology with everything else.  Jive CEO, Tony Zingale, will be speaking on  "The Social Path to Productivity and Corporate Transformation" panel on November 14th.   @techonomy #social_productivity


November 14-15

Sales Strategies in a Social & Mobile World (Santa Monica, CA)

Join us at this sales strategies focused conference.  We'll be sponsoring and would love to meet up. Contact for a complimentary pass.  @Sales20Conf


November 15

Social Business Lunch and Learn (Seattle, WA)

We are hosting lunch in Seattle.  Please join us for a lunch-time discussion lead by Will Rose, Director, Social Marketing, T-Mobile and Cameron Deatsch, Strategic Advisor, Jive Software on "Critical Success Factors with Social Business in the Enterprise" #social_business_seattle


November 15

Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara  (Santa Clara, CA)

Jive customer rock-start, Steve Bamberger, National Education Manager / Web-Le@rning and Collaboration, Toshiba America Business Solutions, will present on Sales and Marketing Collaboration.  See him on Tuesday, November 15th at 2:30 PM. 


November 16

Social Business Lunch and Learn (Denver, CO)

We are hosting lunch in Denver.  Please join us for a lunch-time discussion lead by Troy Gardella, Director Social Enterpirse, TeleTech and Cameron Deatsch, Strategic Advisor, Jive Software on "Critical Success Factors with Social Business in the Enterprise" #social_business_denver


November 29

AppNation Enterprise Event (San Francisco, CA)

Join David Gutelius, Chief Social Scientist at Jive, during his panel "CEO Keynote Roundtable: The Innovators Weight in: Are We Deconstructing the Entire Stack?"   @APPNATIONCONF  #big_data



Comment below if you'd like to meet up with a Jiver at any of these events or have questions --  look forward to seeing you this month!

We all know that change is difficult, disruptive, uncomfortable... so getting the audience or market ready for change is a critically important component. 


At SAP, we're on the way to adopting the Jive 5 platform for much of our 8-year-old, 2+ million member community, the SAP Community Network (SCN).  One entire workstream is dedicated to "winning hearts and minds," where we are communicating in advance that change is coming, tieing the change to expressed wants / needs / desires of our members, showing progress in areas like taxonomy alignment or wireframes or UI skin designs.  We are sharing with key influencers in the community both internally and externally.  We are using multiple channels to communicate, from blogs and other discussions and posts in our community itself, to twitter / facebook / linked in, to in-person events, digital newsletters and emails, and somewhat "traditional" publications like online magazines.  We are doing face-to-face user testing (23 hours of in-depth recorded interviews).  We are selectively "leaking" new feature info and gorgeous designs - especially to vocal, influential stakeholders.  We are helping moderators and super-users get ready with a series of feature tours and discussions so they will become pseudo-experts on the new system even before it goes live.  And we are building and sharing the excitement and positive energy as we approach launch at the end of this year. 


This week the "SAP Info" online magazine published a story that will reach tens-of-thousands of our target audience. I share it because it has links to many of the public-facing items we've published to date.  (Others are audience-specific, or internal...) 


As much as we focus on the tools, technologies, features, and functionality of social business, social networking, and communities, I encourage you to remember to put people at the forefront of your change efforts and -- to gain acceptance, adoption, and enthusiasm on the way to success --  dedicate special attention to winning their hearts and minds. 



Mark Yolton - SAP

The events team at Jive has started this blog to provide you with the latest information on where to meet us face-to-face.  Yes, we still believe that's important. 




September 14

Best Practices for Leveraging Customer Conversations for Brand Equity at Social CRM Expo (Austin, TX)

At a time when customers hold the ultimate power on brand equity, it’s important for businesses to listen to what customers are saying, have the ability to analyze those conversations, and be equipped to take swift action. These capabilities can often mean the difference between the success or failure of a new product or marketing promotion. Jive customer Andria Elliott will share how a Business-to-Business company, National Instruments, leverages social conversations to get information about new products, quality issues, ideas, etc.  #external_community_manager


September 15

The New Way to Govern (Ottawa, Ontario)

Too much government is built on technology and processes that aren't intuitive. Critical data is trapped in siloed systems, people's minds-or languishing in archives. Government workers need instant access to the expertise, people, activities and content that matter. Policy makers and government leaders need to engage constituents in an online community to better shape policies.

  • Register today for this Jive complimentary workshop to learn:
    • How Social Business is transforming the way work gets done, and how government should now be operating.
    • How to accelerate you Social Business Collaboration Initiative
    • 7 Best practices to ensure your Social Business Initiative results in strong adoption and engagement


September 15

CIO Symposium (Cleveland, Ohio)

Learn how your peers are leveraging social networking tools to build communities of staff and clients to get better connected, grow your company and tap directly in to your client's mindset. Panelists include  Lance Hill, CEO – Within3; Jim Despres, Regional Manager – Google Enterprise; and Tim Zonca, Director of Product Marketing – Jive Software.


September 26

Future Workplace: Social Learning Boot Camp (New York, NY)

Jive rockstar Gia Lyons will present "When Learning Spreads Like Wildfire: 7 Successful Practices to Become a Social Business." Her presentation follows a talk by Robert Campbell, VP and Chief Learning Officer at Cerner, a Jive customer.  #internal_community_manager


. . . And Next Month . . .


October 4-6

JiveWorld11  (Las Vegas, NV)

The Social Business Event of the Year.  The brightest in Social Business are once again leading sessions at JiveWorld. Not only are they stellar business leaders, but they are also eager to share their stories and tips with you to leapfrog you from novice to social guru.  Check out the Jive customer speaker line-up here.  #jive_champion



Comment below if you have questions about any of these events and look forward to seeing you there!