Saturday, June 04, 2011

PMLL Episode 0120 Networking Smarter (PMJobShop)

Notes and Podcast info from the Conference Call:

Topic: Networking Smarter (PMJobShop) PMJobShop hosts: Scott Percival and Carl E Reid
Presenter: Tim Brantner, WebSphere Customer Programs Specialist - Business Process Management

Date of Conference Call: 14Apr2011
Podcast Number: 0120

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You might have heard that it's not what you know, but who you know. Well skills are #1, but the last part is incorrect. It's not who you know, it's who knows you. In this session you will not only learn why networking smarter is important for your job, career, and life, but you will also:
• Level set your current networking skills with test (yes, a test)
• Have a better understanding of what networking means to you and what are the benefits
• Leave knowing what Networking Smarter really means
• Have a plan to build on the small exercises you do in this session

Tim Brantner is currently a Tech Lead, Advisory Software Engineer, and a WebSphere Customer Programs Specialist focusing on improving customer satisfaction and quality of IBM's Business Process Management (BPM) software. He does this by helping lead several different customer programs like the Early Design Program, Customer Acceleration Program, Beta programs, Skills Transfer, IBM Education Assistant, and First Looks. In addition to helping lead programs, he develops and delivers technical educational content for several BPM offerings like WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Integration Developer. Tim has a history of web development and customer support roles, and started his career at a dot com before joining IBM in 2001

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