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Powering human connection with the Jive Derby

Jive is the power behind human connection and it just so happens that one of our corporate values is FUN. Put those two things together and your get the Jive Derby!


We're bringing together enterprise collaboration and LEGO® to create a one-of-a-kind racing experience we’re calling the Jive Derby. Anyone can participate!


Attendees will design and assemble a LEGO® race car on-site and send it down the Jive integrated race track, loaded with data capture sensors, to see who can build the fastest derby car.


While the Jive Derby was designed for developers (specifically feeding developers in the Hacker Lounge with streaming race results) – any JiveWorld17 attendee can – and is encouraged to – stake their claim in the Jive Derby!



JiveWorld17 for Developers is more than just the Jive Derby. Our Hacker Lounge will be staffed with Jive Engineers and other developer experts to share design patterns, enhancements to the platform, interactive demos and to answer your Jive development questions face-to-face.

To keep the creative juices flowing, we’ll also have a few NES classics on site for some quality nostalgic gaming. To wrap it up, we’ll conclude the event with our annual Developer Town Hall with Jive Engineering leadership; here, attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on existing features and learn about platform direction. Come check it out!

Register now for JiveWorld17 today!

Registration | Jive Software

Registration is now open for JiveWorld17

The JiveWorld team is already hard at work discussing sessions topics, audience experience, and even engaging floorplans. Now is the time to take advantage of our early bird specials on registration, so be sure to talk to your team about attending this important event!


Last year, JiveWorld16 was an amazing opportunity for people to connect with each other and learn how to do more with our Jive communities. I got the chance to meet a lot of you, as well as turn up the volume on learning about how to get things done using Jive (Bootcamp a.k.a. Jive 101 was amazing!).


This year, we are working hard to deliver an even more meaningful JiveWorld experience to you. Naturally, we will continue to have our customers tell their stories and we will focus on HOW they achieved their successes so that you can apply the same strategy and tactics in your own community. In addition, we'll have our Jive subject matter experts giving you the inside scoop on how best to apply new features and the tips-and-tricks we've learned to make the most out of the platform. Not to mention the amazing social events... we're going to keep those networking connections coming for you and provide you with a variety of ways to meet new people throughout the conference.


My promise to you

I've read your JiveWorld16 survey comments in great detail, I've heard everything you expressed and the team is taking it all to heart. I want to give you my promise as your JiveWorks and JiveWorld community manager that we will be laser-focused on ensuring each session provides you with a valuable learning experiences, because after all that's what JiveWorld is all about. We want to be able to send you home with answers to your questions, solutions to your greatest challenges, new ideas to implement in your own community, as well as a whole new network of Jive friends!


Early Bird Pricing

The special pricing shown below ends January 31, 2017, so start your conversations with your teams and managers now! Time always moves fast over the holiday season so the end of January will be here before you know it! See more on the web site: Registration | Jive Software


It's hard to believe that JiveWorld ended just four months ago! We are grateful for everyone who contributed to the success we saw with JiveWorld16. The event wouldn't be what it is without you and your active participation. We are excited about kicking off planning for JiveWorld17!


Each year we strive to make JiveWorld better than the last, which is why it's so important to us to get your honest feedback on how we can make improvements. With that said, many of you expressed your concerns with the date change to March and have asked about pushing the date out. We heard you and we listened. JiveWorld will be moving to May!



Mark your calendars with the new JiveWorld17 dates: May 1-3, 2017 at the Aria Las Vegas.


Be sure to stay connected in the Jive Community and be on the lookout for the JiveWorld17 place for more updates.


Relive your favorite JiveWorld16 moments!

As if The specified item was not found. wasn't fun enough, we had our game series running to make it even better! Here's what we had going on...

  • Best attendee photo of JiveWorld14
  • Top Tweeter of JiveWorld14
  • JiveWorld14 Random Drawing (Pthtp, it's random, silly)


And the winners are...


Best attendee photo of JiveWorld14


As determined by poll: Vote on the best attendee photo of JiveWorld14!

Top Winner: Anne Shaneen wins the iPad Mini 16GB with Retina display!

   Anne's pretty happy about winning an iPad mini 2 with retina display.


Runners-up: Mike Muscato & Jesse Kinser    Both win the iPad Mini 16GB.


  Mike and Jesse look pretty happy as well because an iPad mini is still pretty awesome!



Best tweeters of JiveWorld14

Determined by the number of tweets times reach (# of followers).


Top Winner:  Jakkii Musgrave wins the iPad Mini 16GB with Retina display!


Runners-up: Tamera Rousseau-Vesta and Trisha Liu   Both win the iPad Mini 16GB.



Random Drawing Winners


All win the iPad mini 16GB.



Congratulations to all of the winners!


We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the The specified item was not found. Game Series. We hope that everyone had fun participating as it was built to encourage experiencing every awesome part of JiveWorld! Plus, the rich, real-time media you shared made JiveWorld14 even more amazing. Our hope is that you gained insight and also some new friends in the process!


We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

Once in a while you meet someone who reaches deep inside your soul and squeezes the crap out (but in a good way). This morning at JiveWorld, when I heard Azure Antoinette's poem written specifically for Jive, that is exactly what happened to me. I'm not going to lie. There were tears and some feelings. Maybe lots of feelings.


    Azure Antoinette


But before I tell you that story, let me give you a little background about why this matters so much to me.


When I started at Jive, I wrote a blog about how Jive saved my life. I am not kidding. It really did. If you've ever really tried to live inauthentically, then you know the toll it can take. The fake smiles, hiding your weirdness, and always always always trying to tone it down. Acting normal is hard work, people, and after awhile it starts to take its toll from the inside out.


My move to Jive happened at a time when trying to "fake it" had reached a peak. I was worn down, losing myself, and decided that life was too short to let that happen.


Luckily I had already discovered one key way to express the real me. I started to blog. First it happened in a personal blog, then when Agilent adopted Jive, I took some baby steps towards telling my stories in a meaningful and honest way to my colleagues. It was risky. It was scary. But I did it anyway.


One of the things that Jive enables is a sharing of self (you know... the connecting, communicating, and collaborating part).


Well, let's face it, when you get past the marketeeze, what we are really talking about is being real. Getting it done. Being human while doing it.


Now back to my story.


I first met Azure Antoinette during the planning sessions for JiveWorld14. Having signed on to be the poet of JiveWorld and the voice of the Jive Manifesto, I knew that this moment would come... that I'd be writing a Jive Community blog about her poem.


What I didn't know is that I would get to know her as a person, to see what she cares about and understand where her passion comes from.


As you experienced this morning (if you were lucky enough to make it to JiveWorld14), Azure understands what makes us tick: the geeks, the nerds, the wallflowers, and the loners... She has this ability to know what it's like to have been that person growing up. She knows that you may not have had many friends but the rocket ships you built out of cardboard boxes could have made it to the moon and back.


And now, as a grown-up in the technical world, Azure knows the truth that even while you tweet-your-tweets and update your status to your 500 Facebook friends, none of this is where you really live. What really matters is working together with your favorite developer friend to build a better app. Or staying late to help your coworker write some content when they have too much to write on their own. Or going the extra mile to answer a beginner's questions when you just as easily could look the other way.


I won't attempt to capture her poem here. I wouldn't do it justice to summarize. I will say that I believe she captured the Jive experience that lives deep insides the souls of many of us. And I know I'm not alone.


I hope soon to bring her poem to life in a way that you can visualize. In the meantime, we hope to have videos of each of the sessions, including Azure's poetry reading online soon.



  • Stay in touch with skin.
  • Take the way that I live my life and infuse it into the way I do my job.
  • Jive takes me as I am.



Good morning, JiveWorld!


It's the second day of the conference and we are kicking it off with a poem by Azure Antoinette.

The poem was powerful so I felt that it needed its own post, you can find out more about her poem here.


Putting "you" at the center of everything


Next up was Todd Moran from Schneider Electric. His story focused on their external community called Exchange. Exchange provides their customers, partners, and prospects with a way to communicate with Schneider Electric regarding innovation, support, and education. He described three critical characteristics required for the company to make their community successful: be customer first, be unified, be transformative.

To make it work it had to be: business first, people second, then technology. They looked at their business use cases for customer support, partner enablement, product innovation, online education, events execution, developer engagement. Next steps, they will be looking at project collaboration, marketing promotion, sales prospecting. Any one of these could be an outstanding foundation for a community. But he challenges us to look at the sum of the use cases as a whole whole. No one of us is as smart as all of us together.


Their results: Vitality stats are good (number of views, likes, comments, etc), but what is the perceived value for their audience?

  • 2.5x increase in product ideas
  • 300% increase in customer advisory board participation


Todd concluded, give people an emotional reaction and that's when they really start to understand the power behind the community.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

What's new in the Jive Product

Clara Liang Jive's Chief Product Officer, shared some of the upcoming plans for the Jive product. Note that the features described below all have different delivery dates and mostly apply to the latest cloud releases (and future hosted releases).

  • WorkTypes and what it means for the Jive product: Clara shared the current rates of WorkType results for conference-goers. She went on to describe how Jive plans to take the WorkType results and map it to the world's workstyles.
  • Powering the integrated hub. Bringing the tools you use outside of Jive integrated with Jive like Office 365, Google Docs, and Cisco products like WebEx.
  • Data-driven insights. Be able to take roles and departments and discover how they are interacting with each other. Discovering the reach and impact of communications to drive engagement. Also being able to measure correct answers as well as helpful ones and measure them against each other. Being able to measure who is impacting your community the most, both positively or negatively.
  • Simple, smart, beautiful. Focus on the user and make it easy and gorgeous. Simpler, smarter, more modern design.
  • Bringing back Your View. Users will have their own personal page to make work more efficient.
  • Search improvements. Better results from Jive as well as connected products.
  • Subscription capabilities. Bringing the right message to the right person at the right time.
  • Improved mobile experience. Improving both Android and iOS accessibility.


Why choose Jive Cloud? 70% of the current hosted customers could move to the cloud with relative ease. Upgrade windows are being cut from 36 hours to 4 hours. Jive is working toward ZERO downtime in 2015. In the Fall could release, 60% faster page load times.


Jive on Jive


Matt Tucker Jive Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, told us some stories about how Jive works better together. Additionally, we got to see personal videos Jive employees from Gia Lyons, Bryan LeBlanc, and Deirdre Walsh.


Looking to the future. Jive plans on continuing to build the modern communication and collaboration suite. Taking on your daily routine... status updates, calendar invites, contacting colleagues, smart locations for office events and more.


Own the vision


Tony McGivern CIO of FICO, told us their story of how they empowered all of the people to collaborate together. They are the original big data company, they manage 90% of all credit decisions. The company culture was very silo-ed, people needed to be empowered to be more collaborative. They needed to change the culture of the company. They decided to go big and bold. FICO implemented an internal community to help their employees learn how to communicate online so that they could move to an externally community and know how to connect with their customers. All of their tools were aggregated under Jive.

FICO approached this from a consultative perspective. They found out from each of the business units what their main communication challenges were, got the answers from Jive, then picked one big challenge to start from. They launched the Sales and Marketing Exchange which was the single source of truth for information. They launched idea management and within a year over 200 ideas were submitted with five ideas actually delivered in products. In the first six months, 90% adoption rate, 14,000 pieces of content created and 530 active groups.


CIinton Global Initiative


Elisa returned to the stage to share Jive's involvement with this important group. Jive Gives' commitment to action will be to launch a global youth employment initiative both in the Bay Area in California and Israel.


What a great close to a fabulous main stage!

Imagine for a minute walking into a dark theater, with projected images that are so colorful, so bold, so beautiful they could be art on any museum wall. It’s my first JiveWorld so my heart is pounding, my palms are sweating… the music is rocking and loud and thrumming in my chest. Lights shine onstage and also from the darkened sky of a ceiling. And what I see on stage is a confoundingly intricate machinery of wonderfulness.


As I make my way to my spot in the second row, Azure Antoinette turns around in her seat and welcomes me to JiveWorld. A fabulous poet, a brave and brilliant woman, she’s reaching over the seats to grab my hand. Saying that I love her work is an understatement, so I might pee my pants or cry. I’m not sure which.

Let's start with the Rock Stars

When OK Go comes on stage, I’m mere yards away from a rock band! The musicians run on stage, looking their rock star best, and I’m thinking it might be time to become a groupy.


The best thing ever is play a show at 8 in the morning, it doesn’t get any more rock and roll than that.

It’s like playing at 14 o’clock at night.  - Damian Kulash.

As OK Go closes their last song, Elisa Steele runs on stage for a picture with the band, “I’m not a millennial, so selfies are a challenge!” As she poses with OK Go, Damien grabs the camera because in his words: “I have longer arms!”


Elisa opens the conference with the story of our new brand: Only Art is Human and the overriding message from Elisa Steele and Tony Zingale is obvious:

Jive is all about people

Together with Elisa, Tony Zingale explains "JiveWorld is all about you... our partners, our customers, our ecosystem. For you first-timers, you are going to have your mind blown.” 

You may ask: “TZ, what have you been up to over the last year? Tony is pretty clear: “We’ve been working on some ****.”

“The essence of JiveWorld is this,” says Tony, “we yield the stage to our customers and partners to talk about use cases, best practices, challenges, how you booed-out the crappy SharePoint instance… 90% of the speakers are customers and partners.”

Elisa talked about working how you live. “It’s about how we work and how we get things done.” Work hasn’t quite caught up with the way we live at home with access to applications and systems and the ability to use multiple devices.  New ideas come from all different places, organizations can find ideas faster, people can be more engaged.

We want every company we work with to have a healthy engaged workstyle: “If lifestyle is the habits you have in your life," says Elisa "then workstyle is simply how you do your job.”

Every organization already has a workstyle, is it good, it is okay, is it not so good? It’s about how you connect, communicate and collaborate.

A drinking club with an art problem

The highlight of the show came from Adam Sadowsky of SynLABs. Admittedly, he says they sometimes call his company a "Drinking club with an art problem."

An expert on building Rube Goldberg Machines with people, Adam showed us this OKAY video and also this Red Bull video of other human machines he's built. The videos are so cool and so graphic (you need to click-thru and watch them), that I might want to be Adam Sadowsky, or at the very least I want him at my parties, fo' sure. He may be my new creative hero. His advice to us: explore, keep your eyes open, make mistakes because that’s where the learning is, and acknowledge that some stuff stinks but is still essential.

Next we find out that the wondrous mouse-trap of a contraption on stage is actually a Human Collaboration Engine! Five participants were brought up on stage to help operate the machine. Ryan Rutan on a bike, Dina Vekaria-Patel and Katherine Carter on a see-saw, Jessica Maxson on a hand-crank, and Crystalee Beck on a pull-lever. The machine took a few tries to work, and things had to be triggered again and again, but it reminded me of real-live collaboration which is sometimes seamless, yet sometimes not so seamless.Yeah, it was just like that.

Wait for the ball, Crystalee! The end of the Rube Goldberg machine popped open a box containing the Jive WorkStyle Award.

Jive WorkStyle Award

Congrats to Crystalee Beck from MarketStar for winning the Jive WorkStyle Award!

Watch for Crystalee Beck in the next How I Work interview. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

Mylan for Jive

Mike Laffin from Mylan told us his story of how Jive changed the way his company connects, communicates and collaborates. Famous for the EpiPen product and providing HIV treatment to developing countries, Mylan is helping 7 billion people all over the world.

When launching their Jive instance for 20,000 employees and conducting a global brainstorm for a name there were 1,500 suggestions. Most ideas started with My___ such as MyFace. MyTie. MyCreeper, Myve (rhymes with…). My ultimate favorite was "YOUTWEETFACE." I mean, who wouldn't love to use that every day?

More best practices for their instance is that Jive is their global intranet, is the default page for opening a browser, and all access to company systems are through their system (called officially Mike). When they launched Mike they closed all other intranets.

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hazlett from C-Suite and The Hazlett Group spoke as an early adopter of social systems and supported the innovations made by Jive.

Work Better Together Award

In addition to all of the great content, Elisa and Tony also announced the winners of the Work Better Award: Congratulations to Kim England and  Dina Vekaria-Patel of  Pearson!


More Main Stage fun coming tomorrow with new Award announcements and product previews!


Stay tuned.


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