Saba Customers to Keynote the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston

The Educe Group, Management Innovation eXchange, and Yum! Brands to Speak on Social Enterprise and the Results of the Management 2.0 Hackathon


REDWOOD SHORES, CA, June 14, 2012 – Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier provider of people-centric enterprise solutions, today announced that customers The Educe Group, Management Innovation eXchange, and Yum! Brands (Read KFC Case Study) will be speaking in a keynote panel at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on June 20, 2012. Participants will learn how the Social Web holds clues for how to improve today's organizations, making them more resilient, inventive, and engaging. The panel will discuss the opportunities to overcome the limits of "Management 1.0" to create organizations that are large but not bureaucratic, focused but not myopic, specialized but not balkanized, efficient but not inflexible and, best of all, disciplined but not disempowering.


In addition, the findings from the Management 2.0 Hackathon will be shared during the panel discussion. The Management 2.0 Hackathon was launched at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara last November by the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) in partnership with Saba and the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Since then, the hackathon has grown into a large-scale collaboration project involving over 850 progressive management practitioners, technologists, and thinkers from around the globe to explore ways in which the principles of Web 2.0 can serve as inspiration for transforming how all organizations will be run and managed over the next decade. The best of their thinking is now ready to share, consolidated into a few management "hacks" – blueprints for organizations of the future.


Attendees of this informative session will learn:

  • The top ideas that emerged from leading management innovators during the Management 2.0 Hackathon
  • Unique management hacks that will help transform organizations of all sizes around the world
  • Practical approaches to help drive change in today's organizations


WHO: Moderator, Chris Grams, Community Guide at the Management Innovation eXchange and panelists:
  • Mary Woolf, Director of Learning Technologies, Yum! Brands Inc.
  • Nyla Reed, Founding Partner, The Educe Group
  • David C. Mason , Product Manager, Mozilla
WHAT: Inventing Management 2.0: Radical yet Practical Insights to becoming a true "Social Enterprise"
WHEN: The panel will take place from 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET on June 20, 2012, on the keynote stage
WHERE: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA


Supporting Quotes

"Today's businesses operate in an ever-increasingly competitive and rapidly changing environment. To succeed, organizations need to constantly adapt and innovate," said Nyla Reed, Founding Partner, the Educe Group. "The new world of work, which is being heavily influenced and sculpted by social, mobile, and cloud technologies, demands a new, fresh approach to management. Finding this new approach has been the topic addressed by the innovative thinkers and influencers in the Management 2.0 Hackathon."


"The Web has allowed our organizations to see the benefits of transparency, collaboration, meritocracy, open­ness, commu­nity and self-determination," said Chris Grams, Community Guide, the Management Innovation Exchange. "The Management 2.0 Hackathon has given some of the world's most innovative thinkers a place to collaborate to find ways to trans­plant the Internet's DNA into our organizations."


"Saba is proud to provide the platform that supports the Management 2.0 Hackathon," said George LeBrun, General Manager of the Saba People Cloud, Saba. "It is through strong, collaborative, social communities like the Management 2.0 Hackathon that Saba is continuing to transform the world of work for our customers."

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.

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