It’s been a busy day at ICE ’17 here in Nashville, Tennessee. Take a look at the highlights below to see what you missed, and stay tuned for more coverage of the conference here on the Igloo blog.
1 - Major product enhancements were announced: Microsoft Azure hosting, federated search, and flexible analytics
A new partnership with Microsoft paves the way for a bright future – one that includes U.S. data residency with Microsoft Azure hosting. In addition, Igloo search will soon federate across external repositories, including SharePoint, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Salesforce, and more – all with a beautiful and intuitive user experience. Lastly, Igloo Data Feeds will make Igloo platform analytics available for custom reporting using your favorite business intelligence tool: Qlik, Power BI, and others.
2 - We announced the new Igloo Developer Program centered on the new SDK, with over 100+ KB articles and a full support team.
Our Developer Partner Program is free and open to all, designed to enhance your digital workplace with front-end development tools. The development framework will includes integrations, applications, themes and automation, with an expansion of our Developer Support to the entire Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK will include Tools, APIs, and Developer Knowledgebases.
Dan Latendre, our Founder & CEO, talked about the program, "We’re investing in our Developer Partner Program because we see the benefit of an integrated digital workplace ecosystem – one where employees can work in any app they choose while still retaining that single digital destination where they go each day. This is why we’re providing open access to our API’s and our development framework, as well as a full developer support program and community.”
3 - Announcement of the industry-first Digital Workplace Playbook
Igloo has developed the industry’s first and only Digital Workplace Playbook -- the ultimate resource for thought-leadership, best-practices, templates, workbooks and practical frameworks, aggregated from 10,000 digital workplaces. This Playbook now gives you the guiding light you need, regardless of where you are at in your Digital Transformation Journey. Learn more from the recent post in the Product News blog.
We caught up with Mike Hicks, Igloo’s Vice President of Marketing, to learn more about this blockbuster consolidation of resources and expertise. Take a look below.
4 - Jacob Morgan showed us the future of work and dove into the importance of the employee experience
Successful business leaders have realized that investing in the employee experience drives results. We heard Jacob speak on how you can deepen your focus in this area to drive tangible outcomes.
5 - Customers shared examples of digital workplace transformation
Our CEO likes to say that he’s not here to share with you – he’s here to encourage you to share with each other. That was exactly the case at the Igloo Lounge here at ICE, where community managers and business leaders illustrated how they have tackled digital transformation and the incredible results they’ve achieved.
6 - A panel of industry experts talked all things digital transformation
Forrester, CNN, Partners Healthcare, Spring, and JF Hillebrand tackled all things digital transformation in this expert panel, including change management, unintended benefits, future trends, measures of success, and more.
7 - Guest musician Aubrey Grant kept us entertained in the SKYE lounge
The ICE delegation got the chance to socialize, build new connections and share experiences at the opening reception. Great food, drink and music helped turned this into a night to remember.
8 - Igloo partners worked together to bring more value and deeper integration
The Igloo partner ecosystem has never been stronger. Attendees met our newest technology partner, TemboSocial, in the Solution Showcase and learned more about their Forms, Surveys and Quiz solution integration with Igloo. If you want to learn about our new integration with TemboSocial, be sure to check out their integration page on our website.
9 - Conference sponsors showcased innovation
Each sponsor of ICE brings a unique perspective to enhancing the digital workplace. From tools to measure culture, to engaging employees, gamification, personal productivity, and more, the Igloo sponsor showcase gave ICE attendees a view into the possible.
10 - Breakout sessions focused on Digital Workplace strategies, how to use solutions to spark innovation, a crash course for community management, and more
Tonight we’ll experience all that Music City has to offer as part of a guided, 5-stop pub crawl event. Tomorrow is another day – we’ll continue to help you stay in the loop on all of the announcements, collaboration, and growth that’s happening here in Nashville.