Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier people systems provider, today announced that enterprise social networking thought leaders and Saba customers Mary Woolf, Yum! Brands and Nick Howe, Hitachi Data Systems, will speak on a panel titled "Human Resources and Workplace Collaboration Strategic Objectives" moderated by analyst Oliver Marks from Sovos Group.

Saba's VP of Collaboration, Jim Lundy, will appear on the panel titled "Socializing With Video: How Emerging Video Applications Will Impact Enterprise Collaboration" moderated by analyst Irwin Lazar from Nemertes Research.

News Facts
  • The "Human Resources and Workplace Collaboration Strategic Objectives" panel will be held 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Enterprise 2.0, moderated by analyst Oliver Marks, Sovos Group, and with panelists Mary Woolf, Yum! Brands, and Nick Howe, Hitachi Data Systems:
    • Session description: A quiet revolution has been taking place in the human resources world: powerful cloud technologies with 2.0 collaboration components baked in have made major inroads into the backbone of the enterprise infrastructure. Enterprise 2.0 concepts and technologies offer significant opportunities to help HR teams accelerate organizational performance in the context of aligning with strategic objectives.
    • Nick Howe is the vice president of HDS Academy, the global learning organization of Hitachi Data Systems, responsible for Hitachi Data Systems’ education and certification offerings for customers, partners, and employees worldwide.
    • Mary Woolf joined Yum! Brands as director of learning technologies for Yum! University in September 2008, with responsibility for leading the implementation and future strategy for Yum! Learning Technologies across 130 countries and five brands.
  • The "Socializing With Video: How Emerging Video Applications Will Impact Enterprise Collaboration" panel will be held 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 at Enterprise 2.0, moderated by Irwin Lazar, VP of communications and collaboration research, Nemertes Research, and with panelist Jim Lundy:
    • Session description: Opportunities for collaboration using video in the enterprise are limitless – whether user-generated, video conferencing or otherwise. But the challenges in areas such as security, compliance, content management, and network infrastructure are real. This session explores video as an Enterprise 2.0 tool and the associated challenges, key trends, and opportunities.
    • Jim Lundy is the vice president and general manager of collaboration at Saba, responsible for driving the strategy and global execution of Saba’s collaboration offerings. Lundy brings to Saba over 27 years of experience in both product vision and delivery execution, most recently, as managing vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, Inc. While at Gartner, he formed and led the social software and collaboration team that focused on email, instant messaging, web conferencing, social software, and team collaboration.

Supporting Comments

"Enterprise 2.0 is the best place to hear the very latest on innovative uses of technology for organizational collaboration," said Jim Lundy, VP and general manager of collaboration, Saba. "Saba and its customers are poised at the intersection of people management and Workplace 2.0, and we're excited to be participating in these two informative, thought-provoking sessions."

About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ:SABA) provides a new class of people systems, bridging learning, people management and collaboration technologies, that have been purpose-built for today's people-driven enterprises. Saba solutions help unleash the full potential of individuals and teams to work better and work together to achieve excellence. Working with Saba, enterprises are able to mobilize and engage people around new strategies, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of work, and cultivate and ignite knowhow.

Saba's premier global customer base includes the major global organizations that are among industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations, including 51% of the Fortune 100. Saba's solutions are available both on-premise and OnDemand, and are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.

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