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An open letter to the NewsGator Collective: Wish I was there!

Dear NewsGator Collective,
You and I had a great time together last year, and I really enjoyed the chance to learn so much about social business.  We’re sending a team to you again this week; they’ll spend some time in Denver, Colorado to get all hyped up about social business. Sadly, I have conflicts and can’t attend, but I’m quite excited for the opportunity this presents to our folks.
I know some people would ask me what the Collective is.  Avoiding any 90s-vintage Star Trek jokes, I’d tell them that Collective is NewsGator’s annual conference where they pull together customers, partners, and subject matter experts from the social computing world to talk about all things social business.
It’s a chance to learn a lot– not just about social tools, but about the strategies and use cases behind them, their continued evolution, and most importantly, the people so involved with them.
In my mind, NewsGator is uniquely positioned to provide this service.  They’re a software company whose entire business– not just the product, but the business itself– is grounded in social technology.  They’ve been doing this since the days when “social tools” meant RSS readers and corporate blogging platforms, and they have customers who’ve been with them since those days.
The net result of that is simple.  NewsGator the company has a great deal of tribal wisdom around this and they make sure your speakers, events, and networking opportunities are worth the while of every attendee.  Like I said, I really wish that I was there with you, because I know from experience that I’d get a lot out of it.  That said, we’ve got some great people in attendance and I know they’ll find you highly educational.
Good luck, Collective!  Have a great week!  Hope I can see you again next year!
Rich Wood

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Rich Wood

Rich Wood has been planning, designing and building enterprise solutions and internet sites with an emphasis on stellar user and customer experiences since 1997. Rich is a National Director for Content and Commerce Platform work in Perficient Digital. One of the rare breed of strategists to truly understand both the business needs of the customer and the platforms that serve them, he is a keen advocate for and accomplished speaker/writer on issues that surround that inflection point. His work has been published on CMSWire, Sitecore and Microsoft partner blogs, and his own LinkedIn page as well as our various blogs here at Perficient, and he has spoken at multiple major conferences including Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2014. Married and a father of five, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is a native of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a graduate of Marquette University.

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