NewsGator Shaping National Social Computing Agenda at Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference

Customers and execs contributing to seven informative sessions; NewsGator will demo Social Sites 2010 in celebration of GA release

Jun 11, 2010, 11:00 ET from NewsGator

DENVER, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator, the company making SharePoint more social, will have a prominent presence at next week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference Boston, a gathering to explore technology and business practices that are transforming the way we work.

NewsGator customers and executives will appear in seven sessions throughout the four-day event, which takes place June 14-17 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Company representatives in Booth # 213 will meet with attendees throughout the conference to discuss business challenges and potential social computing solutions. The company will also demonstrate NewsGator Social Sites 2010.

"The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is where the brightest minds and most accomplished practitioners of social computing come together," said NewsGator CEO and President JB Holston. "We're eager to meet fellow attendees and demonstrate the distinct advantages of Social Sites 2010, which is already delivering concrete results for early customers. Its general availability enables more organizations to benefit from today's most advanced social computing capabilities."

NewsGator Social Sites 2010, in conjunction with SharePoint, gives organizations a powerful solution for Enterprise 2.0. See the video featuring representatives of Microsoft, NewsGator and their joint customer, Accenture, here: []

Mark your calendar for these educational sessions!

NewsGator customer sessions:

Customer Panel: Avoiding Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Merck's executive director of shared business services, Robert Maguire, will join panelists examining how large enterprises deal with "mundane" considerations like governance, risk, compliance, security, scalability and identity in large-scale social computing implementations.

Wednesday, June 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Taking Innovation To The Next (Social) Level

Abbot Laboratories project manager Anthony Bondi will join a panel looking at innovation and ideation initiatives that leverage social networking and communities of employees and/or customers.

Wednesday, June 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Executive sessions

Selling the Case for Accelerating Business Performance with Enterprise Collaboration Technologies

NewsGator Vice President of Sales Brian Stern will participate in this series of sessions and discussions focused on defining and selling the business value of E2.0 internally.

Monday, June 14 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. ET

The Microsoft Social Computing Workshop: Everything You Need To Know

NewsGator Vice President of Products Brian Kellner will join this workshop to help social collaboration strategists understand and evaluate Microsoft's newest collaboration offering.

Monday, June 14 from 1 to 4:15 p.m. ET

Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools.

NewsGator's Holston will join a panel exploring the power of Twitter-like tools for communication within the enterprise.

Tuesday, June 15 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

'Social Vendor Idol' competition

NewsGator's Kellner will join other social computing vendors in rapid-fire demos. Industry analysts will vote for a winner.

Tuesday, June 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Establishing ROI for Enterprise 2.0 – Imperative or Irrelevant?

Holston will join a panel discussing: the challenges of quantifying return on investment on E2.0; various possible approaches for trying; and the ultimate importance of such metrics.

Wednesday, June 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

About NewsGator

NewsGator makes SharePoint social. Our Enterprise 2.0 software suite, Social Sites, boosts any organization's performance with the power of innovation management, collaboration and knowledge-sharing both inside the enterprise and out. Customers achieving results with Social Sites include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, The United States Air Force and The United States Army. Learn to be social at

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