Social Connections 13 – Announcing our keynote speaker – Rachel Happe, The Community Roundtable

Following on from our announcement regarding our customer keynote from Wells Fargo, the team are now pleased to announce that Rachel Happe, the Community roundtable will keynote at our next event!


Community management is quickly becoming the future of all management – and leadership. The ability to inspire and engage a diverse network to solve complex problems quickly is a powerful differentiator. At the same time, the barriers to building networks are lower than ever.

You will leave this session with an understanding of the latest research and thinking about community management, based on data and conversations with hundreds of community professionals from around the globe.


Rachel Happe is a Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable, a company dedicated to advancing the business of community. The Community Roundtable collaborates with clients to develop proven, practical strategies for better engagement. Clients rely on TheCR’s models, research and networks to take their communities to the next level.

Rachel co-founded The Community Roundtable to support business leaders developing their community, collaboration, and social business strategies. Clients including SAP, Aetna, BASF, CA, and H&R Block benefit from Rachel’s ability to make sense of abstract trends and her ability to see the implications that technical and operational decisions can have on people and processes.

Rachel has over 25 years of experience working with emerging technologies including enterprise social networking, eCommerce, and enterprise software applications.


To find out more about the community roundtable –


Look out for some other announcements from the team over the coming days.  Places at the event are proving to be very popular, so please register now!


Simon Vaughan
Simon Vaughan (AppFusions) has been an IBM Champion for Collaboration since 2010 and he has used IBM Connections since it was first launched in 2007. Simon has presented at a number of international conferences including IBM Impact 2008 /09/10, Lotusphere 2012, UKLUG 2012, Connect 2013, Connect 2016, Social Connections and keynote sessions at a number of international conferences.
Simon Vaughan


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