Saba and the Management Innovation eXchange Announce Management 2.0 Hackathon at Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Social Business Initiative to Reinvent Management and Transform the Workplace for 21st Century Organizations

SANTA CLARA, CA – Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Booth #411, November 15, 2011— Saba (NASDAQ: SABA), the premier People Cloud provider, and the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) today announced the “Management 2.0 Hackathon” at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. The details of this new social business initiative launched by Saba, the MIX and the Enterprise 2.0 Conference were announced during the keynote panel, “Inventing Management 2.0: Lessons from the Fringe” featuring Polly LaBarre, co-founder and editorial director of the MIX.

Current management practices are underpinned by principles that were developed more than 100 years ago and need to be fundamentally re-tooled using principles derived from the Web, which is by nature adaptable, innovative and inspiring. The “Management 2.0 Hackathon” will reflect these ideals within a large-scale community to build organizations that are better fit for the new world of work. The hands-on community, powered by the Saba People Cloud, will harness the collective intelligence of progressive minds in management and generate fresh answers to today’s organizational challenges. The results of the hackathon will be announced at the next Enterprise 2.0 Conference on June 18-21, 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Ma.

Saba and the MIX will be exhibiting at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, where attendees can learn more and sign up for the hackathon at Booth #411. To join the hackathon, register at:

Supporting Quotes

“With the ever-increasing level of competition in today’s global economy, organizations need to adapt and innovate in order to succeed,” said Bobby Yazdani, founder and CEO, Saba. “The new world of work, which heavily emphasizes and depends on social and mobile technologies as well as the Cloud, demands a new, fresh approach to empowerment and management. We are pleased to provide the underlying technology, the Saba People Cloud, to power this important initiative. We look forward to the innovation and ideas that surface through this initiative that will enable organizations to build transformative organizations that are more innovative, agile, flexible and interactive.”

“Thanks to the Web, we can imagine organiza­tions that are large but not bureaucratic, that are focused but not myopic, that are specialized but not balkanized, that are efficient but not inflexible and, best of all, that are disciplined but not disempowering,” said Gary Hamel, founder, the Management Innovation Exchange. “To that end, the Management 2.0 Hackathon seeks to find ways to trans­plant the Internet’s DNA into our organizations to create transparency, collaboration, meritocracy, open­ness, commu­nity and self-determination.”

“The Management 2.0 Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for Enterprise 2.0 attendees to connect and collaborate with leading social business and management experts to fundamentally transform their organizations,” said Paige Finkelman, General Manager, Enterprise 2.0 Conference. “We look forward to having the new management principles derived from the Management 2.0 Hackathon help contribute to the focus and direction of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston on June 18-21, 2012.”

About Saba People Cloud

The Saba People Cloud has helped organizations of all sizes around the world to drive better business performance, by helping them to:

  • Accelerate innovation by tapping into social and mobile capabilities to engage and connect employees to the right people, information, and ideas throughout the people network to drive new innovation and faster time to market.
  • Mobilize their people network for speed and agility to seize new opportunities through complete talent visibility and mobility. The Saba People Cloud provides organizations with visibility into all of the skills, experience, competencies and connections of the people in their people network, the ability to quickly align them to new business initiatives and inspire them to greatness.
  • Cultivate a development culture inside and outside their organization to arm their people network with the knowledge they need, when they need it to excel at their jobs, develop in their careers and drive higher performance.
  • Leverage the cloud with a completely unified, multi-tenant SaaS solution architecture and infrastructure that reduces costs, speeds time to benefit, and provides the flexibility to scale globally and adapt locally to fit your operational and financial needs.



About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of social and collaborative technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This Conference and Expo Pavilion focuses on the tools and best practices to drive business performance across workforce, customers, and partners’ networks. As part of Enterprise 2.0 Conference, The BrainYard, the first website community providing news, analysis and insights on fast-changing developments within the evolving world of social business was launched as a joint venture with UBM TechWeb’s InformationWeek to serve the growing social business market. For more information on Enterprise 2.0 Conference visit:


About the MIX

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is based on the premise that management is nothing less than the technology of human accomplishment which, after 100 years of incremental tweaks, now needs to be reinvented for a new age. Designed as a collaborative platform, the MIX brings together CEOs, academics, and management experts with executives and managers — indeed, anyone with ideas on how to make management better suited to cope with the 21st century, organizations that are as resilient, inventive and inspiring as the people who work within them. For more information, please visit

About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) enables organizations to build a transformative workplace that leverages the advent of social networking in business and the ubiquity of mobile to empower an organization’s most mission-critical assets – its people. The company provides a set of people-centric enterprise solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Saba delivers cloud-based learning management, talent management, and social enterprise solutions to transform the way people work.

Saba's premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. 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. SABA, the Saba logo, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Aly Kline, 650-581-2593
PR Associate

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