Justification Resources to Attend SHARE Virtual

SHARE events combine renowned industry leaders, user-driven technical sessions, insights from colleagues, and hardware and software product highlights for one eventful week. With the pivot to SHARE virtual event, you'll experience all of this from the comfort and safety of your home. And, SHARE's virtual event will span over three weeks, kicking off in early August. SHARE virtual attendance guarantees you access to the latest enterprise IT news, prominent industry leaders — including IBM executives — and product highlights on emerging technologies, bringing priceless value to your daily work.

> Top Three Reasons to Attend SHARE

Reason #1: Education. Experience a user-focused approach to education with interactive, hands-on training for professionals at any level. SHARE provides knowledge, tips and offers guidance on the ins and outs of different products — all to make you more effective at your job. The business impact of increased efficiency, agility and cost savings as a result of SHARE participation makes this event one of the best IT investments your company will make all year. 

Reason #2: Networking. Learn and grow with seasoned enterprise IT professionals as they share successes and lessons learned without ever having to leave your home. You will gain insight from other attendees’ careers and experiences as they highlight valuable resources during virtual sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

Reason #3: Influence. Connect directly with IBM, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other companies to compare and discuss the newest solutions to problems you may be facing at your organization. SHARE is the best place to evaluate the latest products and solutions, with access to a rich mix of industry representatives through its varied technical program and fully equipped exhibition.

> Convince Your Boss

What value will your organization gain from SHARE?
SHARE events are one of the best IT investments your company will make as your employees fuel the agility of your business, increase cost efficiency and solve your most difficult IT dilemmas. Now, with SHARE's pivot to virtual, it's easier and more cost efficient than ever. The business impact of SHARE virtual attendance and participation helps streamline all business processes. It is a benefit to participants at any stage in their career. 

Reason #1: Increase Efficiency, Decrease Costs. As attendees at SHARE, your employees will learn the ins and outs of products to help save time (and money!) while decreasing the chance of error through user- and vendor-lead virtual sessions, workshops and labs.

Reason #2: Develop Meaningful Connections. IT professionals attending SHARE Virtual specify networking as a critical reason for participating. Allowing your employees to participate during SHARE Virtual ensures they will establish a network of solutions-oriented allies. The ability to learn directly from peers is the reason SHARE has been coming together for over 60 years. And now, we can come together, apart.

Reason #3: Drive Professional Growth. Not only will your employees dive into topics supporting their current projects, SHARE will also introduce new areas of enterprise IT. Broaden your technicians’ experiences and encourage them to attend sessions of interest for potential involvement in current, upcoming or new projects. 

NOTE: In addition to sharing the above, be sure to include past successes and new ideas that you have brought to your company as a result of attending SHARE. Recognize and emphasize the value of attending in-person.