Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier people management software and services provider, today announced that Dion Hinchcliffe, the co-author of Web 2.0 Architectures (O'Reilly Media) and Saba's Senior Director of Product Management, Collaboration, Ben Willis, will present a workshop titled "Capitalizing on Social Networking: Serving Your People and Driving Organizational Performance" on March 24 at the 2010 Human Capital Summit Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Saba is a diamond sponsor at the summit, held by the Human Capital Institute, and will be demonstrating Saba's collaboration, performance, compensation, social and learning solutions at booth #10 during the event's exhibition. Session Information: Capitalizing on Social Networking: Serving Your People and Driving Organizational Performance March 24, 2010 – 1:00pm-4:00pm Presenters: Dion Hinchcliffe, President, President and CTO, Hinchcliffe & Company and Ben Willis, Director, Product Management, Collaboration, SabaSocial networking tools are being used to recruit, manage people, connect employees with mentors and drive employee learning and knowledge transfer. Employees who've never even met one another can now collaborate and address common challenges. Employers can leverage public social networks, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, to reach new people, and can build internal social networks to promote knowledge exchange and drive productivity. These internal social networks require HR's careful stewardship. This workshop will consider how the evolving world of social networking is impacting your business and address what role HR and people management leaders need to play. Dion Hinchcliffe Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist who has worked for over twenty years bringing innovative solutions to clients in the Global 2000, federal government, and Internet startup community. He is a popular keynote speaker on emerging technology and social business strategy and -- as president and CTO of Hinchcliffe & Company -- he has helped some of the top companies in the world transform their organizations with 21st century business models. He is also a well-known author and blogger on social computing, next-generation enterprises, and digital business strategy for ZDNet, CBS Interactive, and ebizQ. He recently co-authored the book Web 2.0 Architectures from O'Reilly Media and founded and operates the popular Web 2.0 University, the world’s leading strategic education service for enterprise social computing.
Ben WillisBen Willis is Director of Product Management, Collaboration at Saba. Previously, Ben has held various product management and consulting positions at several technology and professional services companies, including managing consultant in Saba’s professional services group and principle consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Ben has extensive experience in professional services and product strategy and a strong track record for successful product implementation and product innovation. He has worked with clients in a broad range of industries on projects ranging in scope from departmental efforts to multi-national initiatives impacting several hundred thousand users globally and regularly speaks at industry conferences as a subject matter expert on the topics of learning, collaboration & social software. HCI's fifth annual Human Capital Summit offers a powerful new program of strategic insight, best practices and peer-to-peer collaboration. Geoff Colvin, Author of Talent is Overrated will keynote. The full agenda appears at: http://www.hci.org/events/conference/99524/133439. HCI's 2010 Human Capital Summit brings the most prominent human capital and business thought leaders together, to share their newest ideas and vision for the future of talent management and leadership. The 2010 Summit offers an unprecedented opportunity to meet, greet, share and learn with the world's most progressive talent experts, executives and practitioners. About the Human Capital Institute The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, development, deployment and new economy leadership. Through research and collaboration, our global network of more than 160,000 members develops and promotes creativity, best and next practices, and actionable solutions in strategic talent management. Executives, practitioners, and thought leaders representing organizations of all sizes, across public, charitable and government sectors, utilize HCI communities, education, events and research to foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with these initiatives, HCI's Human Capital Strategist professional certifications and designations set the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and measurement. www.hci.org About Saba Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) is the premier provider of people management software and services that enable the people-driven enterprise. Saba’s solutions help global enterprises and public sector organizations to quickly respond and adapt to today’s complex and rapidly changing environments.
Saba’s people platform aligns and harnesses the expertise, skills, and ideas of an increasingly distributed and mobile work force. Working with Saba, organizations are able to align, engage, develop, mobilize, and foster collaboration across employees, customers, and partners in support of increased adaptability, rapid innovation, enhanced productivity, and speed to market. Saba’s solutions are used by more than 1,300 organizations and over 17 million end users worldwide. Our solutions are available both on-premise and on-demand, and are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships that provide strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.As the acknowledged standard in people management, Saba’s premier customer base includes the major global industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.