The largest of all Maximo Group meetings turned out to be Reliability Web’s MaximoWorld, a very well attended, well run conference with well over 1,000 participants. Users, senior leadership, sponsors and IBM have all embraced the user group concept and are fully committed to participating in these events. Participation makes Maximo better! It makes your companies investment in Enterprise Asset Management better! Plus, it makes the people from all walks of life that attend these user groups better!
I have seen several articles and posts on Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites describing the “top reasons to attend such and such a Maximo User Group” and I have to say that after having attended many group meetings in the past several years, that every word written in this regard is absolutely true.
- Learn from each other
- Speak to the experts
- Get out of the office and see how others have solved your problems already
- Become an expert
- Tell your story
- Bring back knowledge to your company that can help improve the benefit of Maximo
So, here’s to 2018 “The Year of the MUG” and to the coming year 2019 “The Year of Maximo” where we will see more record-breaking growth at every MUG, the unification of Technical, Business and User Maximo groups, increased partner sponsorship to the communities, and the realization of the fact that our community is global, unique and collaborative. If you have not already done so, seek out your local Maximo User Group, attend, participate and improve.