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Jostle to Co-Host Event with Chess Media Group and SAP

Jostle® Corporation, a start-up firm pioneering a new approach to enterprise software, today announced it will co-host an event during Social Media Week Vancouver with SAP. The event is called “Bridging Social Media Silos in the Enterprise”.

September 22 Event to Highlight How Bridging Silos Can Drive Innovation, Growth and Success

Vancouver, BC, September 16, 2011

Jostle® Corporation, a start-up firm pioneering a new approach to enterprise software, today announced it will co-host an event during Social Media Week Vancouver with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software and producer of the SAP® StreamWork™ collaborative decision-making solution, and Chess Media Group, a social business and enterprise 2.0 strategic consultancy. The event, titled “Bridging Social Media Silos in the Enterprise,” will be held in the BCTIA office in Vancouver on September 22..

Social Media Week 2011 will take place September 19-23 simultaneously in 12 cities across the globe, including Vancouver, Beirut, Glasgow and Chicago. It started in 2009 in New York with 40 separate sessions attracting over 2,500 professionals and is now a growing force in the social media sphere.

The event being hosted by Chess Media Group, Jostle and SAP will take session participants on a journey to explore the following: how implementing social business tools can lead to organizational challenges, how emerging technologies can help bridge silos formed by new social media tools, and how to make it all work in practice.

“This event provides an exciting opportunity to bring together some of the best social business media minds in Vancouver to share our case studies and discuss emerging trends with attendees,” said Brad Palmer, CEO, Jostle. “Organizational silos help teams focus their work and develop know-how, yet hide expertise and hinder cross-organizational collaboration. Bridging those silos is key to driving innovation and organizational effectiveness.”

“Emergent collaboration within the organization is increasingly becoming a business imperative for staying competitive in a global economy,” said Connie Chan, principal, Chess Media Group. “Bridging silos will enable people to share their knowledge and expertise across the organization. How people work within distributed teams and how these teams work will drive the long-term growth and success of the organization.”

Details of the event being presented by Jostle, Chess Media Group and SAP are as follows:

What: “Bridging Social Media Silos in the Enterprise”
Where: BCTIA
Suite 900 – 1188 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC
When: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT, Thurs., Sept. 22
Speakers: David Brockington, senior solution manager, SAP Labs
Connie Chan, principal, Chess Media Group
David Humphrey, director of User Experience & Design, Jostle
Twitter: #SMWbridgingsilos
To Register: http://socialmediaweek.org/event/?event_id=813

 

“Often, there’s a focus on creating a new social network within an organization in order to improve communication and bridge silos,” said David Brockington, senior solution manager, SAP Labs. “In reality, many social networks already exist within the organization and it’s more a matter of easily identifying and leveraging those networks – especially where they’re needed most: within the collaboration tool of choice.”

About Chess Media Group – Chess Media Group is a management consulting and strategic advisory firm with a single focus: working with clients to solve business problems. Our engagement and collaboration strategies center around leveraging social technologies to meet customer, employee and partner needs and solve business challenges. Our success comes from strategic planning and creative thinking that are backed up with solid business results.

About Jostle Corporation – Jostle solves the problem of organizational complexity in today’s dynamic, connected world. Its easy-to-use SaaS organizational platform is the modern way for employees to navigate, search and understand their entire organization. It dynamically connects people and teams through an elegant, people-centric, low-maintenance framework, bridging activities, content and tools across organizational silos of all types.

About Social Media Week – Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Delivered primarily through a network of internationally hosted biannual conferences and online through social and mobile media, Social Media Week brings hundreds of thousands of people together every year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media’s growing role in society.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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Contacts:

Jostle Corporation
Brad Palmer, CEO
Tel: 778-968-1556
Email: brad@jostle.me
Twitter: @JostleMe
www.jostle.me

Chess Media Group
Connie Chan, Principal
Tel: 604-563-1001
Email: connie@chessmediagroup.com
Twitter: @ConnieChan8
www.chessmediagroup.com

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