First, inside a session there is now a bit more information than before about the speakers. Their names are linked to their profile, and they have little icons which indicate some things about the speaker. For example, below is a screen capture from BP103, given by Tim Clark and Matt White. By glancing at the icons after their names, we can see that Tim Clark has a Twitter id, and that Matt White is an IBM Champion (the star!), and has both Twitter and Google+ ids.
Now, if we click on the link for Matt White, we get to his profile. Some of the new features in the profile are pointed at by elegant red arrows, including links to his social network ids and a photo so that you can recognize Matt if you see him wandering around Lotusphere.
Of course, it isn't only speakers who want to stay connected. Your social ids are welcome as well, and a photo can help people recognize you. Here's how:
Either send your photo (no more than 200px, optimal is 200x200) or let me know where I can get it. I have taken some from Google+, as it happens to use 200x200. As for adding your social ids, here is how:
On Google+, go to the Lotusphere Sessions G+ page
and add the page to your circles. For some annoying reason, just +1ing the page doesn't give me access to your name and id.
I still enter the photos and ids manually, so it isn't instantaneous, but this helps a great deal in getting accurate and timely information. Encourage your friends as well. The more people who use it, the more other people will know to look for it.
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