Social media for business is more than just Facebook, Twitter, and the other major platforms brands are using to connect with customers. Social media can also enable business from an internal perspective.
Yammer is an enterprise software solution that acts like a social network for employees, empowering people inside the company to collaborate, share files, exchange knowledge, and boost efficiency. A leader in internal social that is used by more than 200,000 brands, Yammer was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion in June 2012.
On Tuesday, July 16, the Social Media Club of Kansas City welcomes Yammer's Steve Nguyen and Ursula Llabres to discuss how enterprise social networking can make companies more efficient, successful, and social.
They will also address the challenges and pitfalls that come with implementing and maintaining enterprise social networking. Steve and Ursula have been through the trenches embarking upon this space – Steve as former customer and Ursula as a skilled consultant. Come hear about their experiences and how they are now working with Microsoft customers to transform the way people work.
Whether you use Yammer or another tool or are completely new to the concept of enterprise social networking, you'll leave this SMCKC Pro Lunch with a new outlook on how social media can boost internal communication and collaboration.
About Steve (@espnguyen): Steve helps some of the world's top companies be more successful through their implementation of Yammer. He has a passion for emerging technologies, social collaboration, and helping to make people's lives more productive. Prior to coming to Yammer/Microsoft, Steve was a Technology Research Analyst at Cargill.
About Ursula (@ullabres): Ursula has worked in the tech industry for more than 15 years. She embraces disruptive innovation and is passionate about helping customers reach their highest potential. Prior to joining Yammer/Microsoft, Ursula led a Customer Success team at Salesforce.com.
Lunch admission includes deli buffet. Vegetarian options are: grilled vegetable panini with basil pesto or roasted vegetable salad. Beverage is included.
11:15: Arrive, check in
11:30-12:00 - Lunch, networking
12:00-1:00 - Presentation
All ticket sales will end at 12:00 a.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013.
BEFORE YOU BUY: This luncheon is offered at a discounted rate of $25 ONLY to SMCKC members who are part of the SMCKC Pro Membership Program launched in 2012 as part of the SMC National membership program.
To upgrade your free ("open") SMCKC membership to enjoy the benefits of Professional Membership, including discounted admission at events such as this, click here. Or, you may purchase a ticket through Eventbrite at the $125 level to get both lunch admission and a full year's membership.
If you are an SMCKC open/free member, you must pay at the $35 level or upgrade.