PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), the leader in social business, announced today that Dr. Eddie Obeng, a popular TED presenter and a professor at the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Henley Business School, Krissy Espindola, director of knowledge management and social customer support at T-Mobile, and Tony Zingale, CEO and chairman of Jive, will headline the keynotes at JiveWorld13, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on October 22-24, 2013.
The keynotes, which will include a variety of topics related to ever-evolving social and business environments, will be followed by in-depth sessions in eight distinct tracks, including social intranet, customer engagement, sales, marketing, strategy, advanced community management, developer and products. The theme of this year's conference is "Get Real," a reference to the real and proven business value social business platforms deliver to organizations across the world.
"JiveWorld has become the premier industry conference for people to come together, exchange ideas and learn ways to transform the way work gets done in organizations," said Tony Zingale. "This year's conference is no exception - showcasing real and proven examples of people who have used Jive to drive increased productivity and top line revenue growth in their businesses. JiveWorld13 will be our best event yet."
And the Winner Is...Jive Awards Call for Submissions Ending Soon
One of the most popular social business conference in the industry, JiveWorld13 will also once again honor companies deploying cutting-edge strategies for collaboration and community development through the annual Jive Awards. Recipients of this year's award will join a distinguished list of previous award winners, including Bupa, CSC, Lufthansa, Netapp, Premier Farnell, UBM and Verizon Wireless. The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2013. For additional information about categories or the application process, please visit the JiveWorld '13 Awards page.
Ready, Set, Hack - Developers
JiveWorld is sharpening its focus on developers this year by including a Developer Track that includes breakout sessions and a hacker lounge. These special activities give developers the opportunity to hear directly from Jive engineers, customers and partners who have built innovative and powerful solutions with Jive APIs and SDKs that are changing the way they do business. Hackers can also attend a number of other developer events, including: JiveWorld's first ever "Beer.js Open Hack," which gives developers a chance to code with others on Jive integration projects; the opportunity to join the Jive engineering team for a Special Ops engagement of open hacks called "Beer Dark 30"; and "Purposeful Places at the Genius Bar", which gives attendees a more formal opportunity to explore some of the different options available for extending Jive functionality in an upgrade-safe fashion.
Matt Tucker, CTO and co-founder of Jive Software said, "The latest cloud releases on Jive has added an incredible number of APIs and new ways for developers to build on the Jive platform. For this reason, JiveWorld is the perfect time for us to host an "open hack" for developers to bring their own ideas for integrations and work directly with the Jive engineers. With this great event, the technical sessions and the hacker lounge, JiveWorld is the place to be for developers."
About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Our cloud-based collaboration platform connects employees, customers and partners together – helping a company increase productivity by as much as 15%* according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm. By combining the power of cloud, mobile, big data and proprietary collaboration technologies, Jive is transforming the way work gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovation for millions of people in many of the world's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's next generation social business platform, please visit Try Jive.
* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012
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