Mark your calendar for our 11th 2-day event!
Save the dates:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 14-15, 2019
Belgium (venue announcement SOON)
Opening Session
Louis Richardson (IBM) @inter_vivos
Scott Souder (IBM) @sssouder

Louis has the extreme pleasure of serving as a Social Business Evangelist and Storyteller. In this role, he has the opportunity to travel the globe and meet with business people, like yourself, and share his experiences and customer stories regarding the use of social business to address everyday work pains…pains such as 'information overload', 'too many meetings', 'not enough time' and the dreaded 'email inbox'. He would love to hear your story.
Scott has held several leadership positions across the Collaboration Solutions division of IBM's Software Group. Presently, Scott serves as the Program Director responsible for IBM's messaging and collaboration client strategy, and he is the Product Manager for IBM Notes, iNotes and IBM Connections Mail. In his spare time, Scott enjoys being with family, flying airplanes, and the outdoors. Scott is a multi-year Lotusphere/Connect speaker.

Keynote:
The Power of Social Business

See here: sssouder.com
See here: creativity-crisis
Watch the recorded keynote, nicely edited by Chris Miller: Keynote BLUG 2013

Our C-level studies and most analysts are stating that "people matter". Interesting enough, we've not only known that for years, we've been on a constant path to put people first. The advances in social business and enterprise collaboration has required the design and development of new technologies. But it's the advances in the way people communicate and share, what they are now demanding, how and where they work, that remains the answer to "why we do what we do". If you believe that empowering your people will revolutionize your organization, come join us as we share, not just the technology, but the reasoning behind our current and upcoming social business and collaboration solutions.


Business Track
Friso van den Berg (The Salvation Army NL) @frisovandenberg

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsFriso van den Berg, head of ICT, The Salvation Army Services Foundation in the Netherlands. Friso is responsible for the IT & T environment of the Salvation Army Services Foundation and within the Salvation Army Netherlands one of the major promoters of IBM solutions. After 12 years having worked for Postbank (ING Group) in 2008, he moved to the Salvation Army and give the IT department a boost, Friso was already familiar with Lotus in 1997 (CC Mail, Lotus 123) but only in 2008 there was a renewed acquaintance as the Salvation Army worldwide used Lotus Notes. He was the initiator of the migration to version 8.5 and got more Lotus products introduced within the organization that has approximately 2,700 automated workplaces. Friso is a speaker on several occasions about IBM products and the use of them within the Salvation Army and he's an IBM Champion ICS.

B1. Everything you need to Know when starting with Social Business
Download: BLUG_StartingSocialBiz.ppt

You want to start with social business, with enthusiasm you're taking a deep dive. But you know there is something you have to do before you start, but what? Learn from the experience of Friso van den Berg...what you don't want to forget before starting...what could be critical for your success? A roadmap on the bases of the four D's: Do, Don't, Dare and Dive.
Joris Steppe (EASI)

Joris is a senior business consultant working for EASI. He started his career as a Lotus Notes/Domino trainer but moved on to development after a few years. He's also a speaker at EASISphere.

B2. Showcase XPages Business Apps
See here: Showcase_XPages_Business_Apps

Heard enough about wat XPages 'can' do? Wanna see what it really does for some large Belux companies today?
Then come see our top 5 real-life XPages business apps in action !
We kick off with a Corporate Portal which adapts to the user. We throw in an interactive Corporate Organigram (Org Chart) with integrated click2call.
Along the way we show off an iPhone/Android app which continues to work even in offline mode.
So join us, sit back and enjoy this high value demo session.
Maarten Beijl (Dutch Tax and Customs administration) @beijl

Maarten Beijl is the leading IT Architect for social collaboration as a part of the Digital Workspace Initiative within the Dutch Tax and Custom Administration. He has over 10 years of experience in IT, in the field of product and project management and IT Architecture for Enterprise Content Management, Social Collaboration and Communication. In recent years he worked on heading the strategy and realization of the umbrella collaboration strategy named “ConnectPeople”. The strategy aims to deliver simple and well integrated collaboration technology to end-users in the business. By focusing on business value and adoption of the collaboration platform the business can start improving the business efficiency.

B3. From 30 iPads to 15.000 Mobile devices in a year, why and how?
The obstacles we had to overcome, the way we did it and the real life benefits for our business.

The IT department for the Dutch tax administration and customs got a request from the CIO to deliver 30 iPads maximum for the top management. A year later there are over 15.000 mobile company and BYO devices serviced by IBM Traveler. Not just for management anymore but embedded in day to day operation of the Tax and customs department.
This session will cover how mobility fits in our Digital Workspace initiative and the ConnectPeople (IBM Connections) umbrella strategy, the way we delivered through a self-service portal for end-users and how the Dutch Tax administration and customs uses these mobile solutions in the day to day operations.
Marion Vrielink (Saxion)
Sasja Beerendonk (e-office) @sbeerendonk

Marion Vrielink is Consultant ICT and project manager Connect at Saxion University.
Sasja Beerendonk is collaboration consultant at e-office. Sasja consults with clients on a user-adoption approach to really embed the software in their daily work activities. She helps to make the cultural and behavioural changes that are necessary to adopt the software. Sasja is passionate about social software, cats and spinach.

B4. More effective meetings with Connections Activities at Saxion University
Download: BLUG_SaxionMeetingsScenario.pptx

Saxion University started a pilot with IBM Connections that is now almost finished and about to be continued and expanded to all 2500 employees. The pilot was done using a scenario based user adoption model: taking day-in-the-life work scenarios and carry these out in Connections. Through interviews with the employees in the pilot one thing became very apparent: employees would like to get more efficient ways of collaborating and being more efficient with meetings. Saxion and e-office worked together to develop best practices around some collaboration scenarios. We will share one of our scenarios with you: more effective meetings with Activities. This scenario based adoption method includes not only training on how to do it, but focuses also on behavior and culture. Connections Activities are being used in a broader adoption plan where culture, behavior, agreements on the way of working and the way physical meetings can be done more efficiently are addressed. The scenario is perfect for getting users onboard by taking small steps in transforming their daily work, without Connections becoming overwhelming in all it’s functionality. We will let you have a look at the adoption approach through this scenario, how we did this and how it went.
Iwan Codrington (Mee Groningen & Drenthe)
Pettrie de Bondt (ilionx Internet & Collaboration Solutions) @pettrie

Iwan Codrington, IT Advisor at MEE Groningen and MEE Drenthe.
As a member of the round table he likes to encourage business and professional colleagues that they must get together round the table(t),to adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the time and whenever possible improve them.

Pettrie de Bondt is the IT Architect for the ICS ilionx unit. He has over 10 years of expierience in IT. Pettrie consults with clients on IT projects from begin to start. He helps to make the best and most effective business decicions by focussing on practical consideration and business value. Pettrie is posionate about all practial IT solutions but has a sweet spot for mobile iPhone applications.

B5. From Native to Web (for 1500 people)
Download: BLUG_MEE.pdf

Ready for the future with a new browser based application!
MEE already used IT to support their day-to-day business. But with the changes in business landscape and changing methods of funding they needed and new Business application that is intuitive, browser based, Citrix supported, flexible and 2.0 ready.
Ilionx helped MEE with these changes and together we designed and implemented a new business application ready for the future.
MEE and ilionx together are going to tell you how we under took this journey, we will talk about the successes and also about the failures along the way. These lessons will help you with your next IT project!
MEE supports people with disabilities in the Netherlands and has regional offices.
Roland Driesen (Silverside) @RolandDriesen

Roland Driesen founded Silverside in 1998 and has since then been actively working as a business consultant with IBM and Microsoft technology for over a 100 different customers. In his free time Roland is an avid and active traveler: climbing mountains or hiking through isolated areas. During his journeys he found the mix of joined goals and intensive collaboration using the best equipment. These expeditions have formed the 3G methodology to really become a Social Business:
Why to become one? > How to change behaviour? > What equipment to select?

B6. Social Business: Technology? No, it’s all about Psychology!
See here: social-business-technology-no-its-all-about-psychology-17557784


IBM Connections 4 and IBM Notes 9 has just been released, offers even better equipment than version 3 did and has good reviews, a very positive vibe an appealing look and feel. But how to implement and use this great technology? Or being cynical: why even bother? This session is about rephrasing your thoughts on IBM Collaboration and/or Social Business. Based on the concept of “Start with WHY” we will show you the real benefits to leverage the technology adoption lifecycle across your organization. With our four stages model of user adoption we will give you practical advice on HOW to support this process including the Getting Things Done method with IBM Collaboration. The WHAT of IBM Collaboration will be presented by co-presenters during the day.
Sander Zwart (ilionx Internet & Collaboration Solutions)

Sander Zwart, Social Business Consultant at ilionx. As a business consultant he helps customers to implement and adopt social business. With a practical approach he helps customers to embed Social collaboration tools in their daily activities. Based on daily routines he tries to change cultural and behavioral changes.

B7. From a traditional environment to Social Collaboration
Download: BLUG_Traditional2SocialCollaboration.pdf

In this presentation we like share how we migrate a traditional Lotus Domino environment to a Social Collaboration platform. The customer we speak about is a middle size financial organization with 750 FTE. They are using IBM Domino and Notes for many years, and they were looking for solutions to working together based on social inspiration. We integrate the IBM Domino environment in an IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Connections solution. In this presentation we will tell you how we create, integrate and implement this new environment and we show you the total solution.


Strategy and Deployment
Viktor Krantz (IBM) @viktr

Viktor Krantz has been a speaker at over 30 IBM conferences and LUGs over the years.
He works with competitive analysis and is the Global IBM Domino Doublecheck Coordinator powered by Trust Factory.

S1. IBM Domino Doublecheck: Competitive Evaluation of Your IBM Notes/Domino Infrastructure
Download: BLUG_IBMDominoDoublecheck.pdf

Many IT managers, IT architects and decision makers find it challenging to define a future social strategy among the onslaught of demands to try something else.
This session will arm you with crucial information to defend years of successful investments in the IBM Notes and Domino platform, producing factual data that can be trusted.
You will learn how your roadmap becomes stronger when obtaining evidence from your environment that reveals how your business is making use of the IBM Notes and Domino platform so successfully deployed.
Femke Goedhart (Silverside) @femkegoedhart

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsFemke Goedhart is a business consultant and partner for Silverside (IBM premier business partner in The Netherlands) and specializes in implementing collaboration, document management and social business solutions.
Femke co-authored on an IBM Redbook on Document Management, is a Redbook thought leader for the IBM Social Business Insights blog, has spoken on several user groups, events and Lotusphere about document management and social business and is an enthusiast on all things social. She blogs regularly for her own as well as several other social business related blogs, is part of the Social Connections team responsible for organizing the IBM Connections user group and an IBM Champion.

S2. Folksonomy versus Taxonomy, Social Document management in IBM Connections
See here: slides-social-document-management-in-ccm-blug-2013

With the rise of social business and platforms like IBM Connections, many companies are re-evaluating their document strategies. Ideals of employee-driven sharing, tagging and folksonomies are desired, but is all documentation really suited for the freedom of ‘social’? Do some types require more structure, process and control? If so, how do you determine this and integrate it with your social ambitions? This session will cover the principles of document management and social file-sharing and explain how the newly announced IBM Connections Content Manager fit into that, what it means and what it will add to Connections.
John Beck (IBM) @jhnbck
John Head (PSC Group, LLC) @johnhead

John Beck is the IBM Collaboration Solutions Worldwide Messaging Business Unit Executive. He is responsible for the Notes and Domino family of products. For the previous two years, John was the Sales Leader for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business in the US West and Canada regions.
Over the course of his 18 years at IBM, John has led the release management team for the Notes & Domino development organization, managed the worldwide customer advocacy organization and spent time supporting the business partner community and technical support community.

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsJohn Head is an evangelist and IBM Champion for PSC Group, LLC, a Chicago, IL based IBM Business Partner. John specializes in integration of IBM technology and Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Symphony, and Apache OpenOffice.org. He is the business development arm to PSC's XPages team.

S3. Application Modernization: Where Consumer, Social, and Mobile Converge
See here: blug-2013-application-modernization-where-consumer-social-and-mobile-converge

Some organizations neglect or under-utilize one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio - the line of business application. Most were built 10+ years ago with no Web, Mobile, or Social. This session describes the application revolution taking place, covering the options and best practices required for success. Migration and new development will be compared and contrasted. Real-world data will demonstrate the positive return on investment. We will discuss PSC's Application Modernization Center and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages. If your organization is considering a migration or an XPages solution for your Notes/Domino investments, this session is for you!
Louis Richardson (IBM) @inter_vivos

Louis Richardson has the extreme pleasure of serving as a Social Business Evangelist and Storyteller. In this role, he has the opportunity to travel the globe and meet with business people, like yourself, and share his experiences and customer stories regarding the use of social business to address everyday work pains…pains such as 'information overload', 'too many meetings', 'not enough time' and the dreaded 'email inbox'. He would love to hear your story.

S4. What people want from you
Download: BLUG_whatpeoplewantfromyou.ppt

No matter what business you are in, you are in the business of dealing with people…they are your customers, employees, partners, dealers, stock holders, etc. So what is it that they want from you?
They want to know you CARE.
They want to CONNECT to you and others.
And they want to have a CHOICE.
During this session we will explore how each of these impact your business and how you can create new opportunities by addressing these base needs using social business and web experience solutions.
René Winkelmeyer (midpoints) @muenzpraeger

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsRené has been working with Lotus technologies since 1999. As an IBM Champion and IBM Business Partner he is currently focusing on the emerging market of 'Mobility', where he is responsible for designing small to large scale Traveler and mobile environments. He is a frequent speaker at national and international Lotus-related conferences as he loves to share his knowledge. René is also engaged in the OpenNTF community where he has contributed several award-winning projects.


S5. Mobile Application Delivery - Choices, choices, choices
Download: BLUG_MobileApplicationDelivery.pdf

Your users are going mobile with IBM Notes Traveler. Now it's time to mobilize your applications - the next logical step after mobile PIM synchronization. Choosing the right technology and the right tools is mission-critical for delivering successful mobile applications. Want to go web? Or native? Use cross-platform technology? Which device types need access? Do you need local data - or have you considered low-cell-coverage areas? And what about local data encryption for mobile devices? A lot of questions - and we'll discuss and answer them all. This session will lead you in a vendor-neutral way through the jungle of mobile application delivery with all pros and cons of each technology.
Sasja Beerendonk (e-office) @sbeerendonk

Sasja Beerendonk is collaboration consultant at e-office. Sasja consults with clients on a user-adoption approach to really embed the software in their daily work activities. She helps to make the cultural and behavioural changes that are necessary to adopt the software. Sasja is passionate about social software, cats and spinach.

S6. Become a Social Business: Leverage User Adoption Through Gamification
Download: BLUG_Gamification.pdf

User adoption is key to success when implementing social software within your organization. When confronted with social software, employees often find themselves clueless about how to get started, because it requires a different work manner, behavior and attitude. Step-by-step gamification guides employees into the right direction and takes them to a higher level of understanding and usage. This session covers topics such as: What is gamification? Is it suitable for my organization? What motivates people? From 'Maslow’s Need' to 'Pink’s Drive', you'll understand the basic concepts of motivation that gamification uses. We'll also show a demo on gamification for IBM Connections and the metrics used to measure and stimulate desired behavior.
Scott Souder (IBM) @sssouder

Scott Souder has held several leadership positions across the Collaboration Solutions division of IBM's Software Group. Presently, Scott serves as the Program Director responsible for IBM's messaging and collaboration client strategy, and he is the Product Manager for IBM Notes, iNotes and IBM Connections Mail. In his spare time, Scott enjoys being with family, flying airplanes, and the outdoors. Scott is a multi-year Lotusphere/Connect speaker.

S7. IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition
See here: www.sssouder.com

The new release of IBM Notes/Domino 9.0 Social Edition tremendously increases the business value of one of the world's most popular messaging and collaboration platforms. Beyond the updated, fresh, and elegant look and feel, the 9.0 Social Edition release contains significant functional enhancements weaving the capabilities of social collaboration right into your messaging experience. We'll show you how these capabilities allow you and your organization to be more productive, more responsive, and more focused on what's important, now. As you'd expect, tons of demos will accompany this session, so fasten your seats as we show you the goods and then give you a glimpse of what's ahead in 2013!
Stuart McIntyre (Collaboration Matters) @stuartmcintyre

Stuart is a respected Social Business strategist, blogger, podcaster and former IBM Champion.
He is CTO of UK-based business partner and managed service provider, Collaboration Matters and works with customers world-wide.

S8. Congratulations, you've successfully deployed IBM Connections 4.x! Now what?
See here: stuarts-session

There has been a lot of focus on the complexity and effort required to deploy IBM Connections on-premises. However, to be honest, that is the easy bit!
Once Connections is deployed, the hard work starts - customization, integration with IBM products and other technologies, testing and deployment plans, communication strategies and more.
Come and hear Connections specialist, Stuart McIntyre, take you through a ten-step plan for delivery of a first-class Social Business platform for your organisation.
Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Social Business & Collaboration Director, IBM Software Group - Europe, Middle-East & Africa
Uffe is engaged in transforming the IBM's collaboration business in Europe, Middle-East and Africa into the Social Business platform of the future. Uffe has held various management positions in the IBM Software Group since it's inception, and joined the Lotus organization in 1996 after IBM's acquisition of Lotus Development Corporation. Since January 2011, Uffe leads Social Business and Collaboration for EMEA. Uffe joined IBM in 1970 and has worked in various technical and managerial positions in both development, marketing and sales - including developing and publishing several SW product offerings for IBM. Uffe maintains a strong interest in software for people and all aspects of collaboration – now focused on social software impact on business collaboration. Uffe and his wife Jannie live in Copenhagen with Lulu & Mario (their cats).

S9. Back to the Future - ND9 going Social!
See here: blug-uffe

In 1994, IDC published a report about "Lotus Notes - the Agent of Change" detailing the dramatic ROI achieved by using Notes. We will discuss the whole roadmap - including the right and wrong turns during almost 20 years - leading to the present day Notes/Domino and current situation. We're right now at the next inflexion point in enterprise productivity driven by the wave of Social Software and we will explore the role and roadmap for Notes/Domino as the catalyst for a Social Business.
Vincent Perrin (Polycom) @vperrin

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsGlobal UC Solutions Architect.
IBM Champion ICS.
Ex-IBMer specialized on Social Communications.

S10. Helping your Social Businesses hear and see!
See here: blug-2013-presentation

The ability for people to collaborate, to work together, is mission-critical for any organization: Project meetings, Sales meetings, Product development meetings.
Today, over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube, 64M tablets with a growth up to 500M by 2015 and Cloud delivery approach is exploding.
Come and See how Video Collaboration will help you to enhance your collaborative processes and provide you ubiquitous collaboration to solve complex problems, generate new ideas, gain deeper understanding, offer assistance, protect the planet, and save lives.


Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill

Ed Brill is Director, Mobile Enterprise Marketing at IBM. Brill is responsible for IBM MobileFirst, the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for enterprise mobility -- "the business of mobile".
Brill recently authored the IBM Press book Opting In: Lessons in Social Business, an Amazon bestseller endorsed by industry analysts, social media pundits, and software executives.
Prior to his current role, Brill was Director, Product Line Management, for IBM Social Business software. Brill was responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM's messaging, collaboration, communications, and productivity products, including IBM Notes and Domino.

S11. IBM MobileFirst - IBM's market-leading mobile solutions portfolio
Watch here: ibm-mobilefirst-put-your-business-in-motion

Join Ed Brill, Marketing Director for IBM MobileFirst, to learn about IBM's mobile enterprise solutions. The session will outline the business opportunity for mobile today, along with IBM's products and services covering platform, security, management, and analytics in the mobile device and machine-to-machine mobile space. Help shape a major IBM effort for 2013 and beyond by providing your input and feedback on what your organization needs to capitalize on the mobile 2.0 era, "the business of mobile."


Administration Track
Tony Holder (HADSL) @bigtoneuk
Roy Holder (HADSL)

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsTony is an IBM ICS Champion for 2013 and has been involved with Lotus Notes since release 2.0 both as an administrator, developer (in the days of @Commands!) and as a software reseller. He founded XMM Systems Ltd. and ran Lloyd McKenzie and Partners, both IBM Premier Partners for 15 years. Tony has been working with HADSL bringing managed administration to corporate IBM Lotus Notes users for over 6 years.
Roy has worked with Notes and Domino since version 2.0a and has been an expert in automating administration processes for more than 15 years. As a founder member of the HADSL team he has helped develop FirM into the worlds best Domino user provisioning tool. When not sat in front of a screen, Roy is an out-and-out PetrolHead (GearHead to our US cousins) and loves anything to do with motorsport (cars and bikes). He drives an HSV Clubsport R8 which you might remember from TopGear (or a VXR8 as we call it in the UK).

A1. User Management - How to improve service and security while reducing costs
Download: BLUG_hadsl.ppt

User provisioning and management, critical daily tasks that are fundamental to the successful running of your collaboration platforms (Domino, Blackberry and Active Directory) often account for a significant percentage of the daily administration workload. These standard service requests are frequently time critical, requiring a rapid turnover but need manual intervention and process management. Does it make sense to have your highly trained administrator spending a significant amount of their time completing provisioning tasks when they could be focusing on more business critical projects? Join Roy and Tony Holder as they explain to you how the HADSL FirM administration engine will enable you to delegate these tasks in a secured, structured processing environment to either junior admins, your Service Desk, or even your HR Department without giving them administrator access. With integration to your HR System or SPML compliant user management tools (or your own Notes database!) you can allow HR to kick off the user creation / termination process. FirM provides the data for reports that give management critical information (e.g. for SOX, ITIL etc.) relating to the processing, volume and types of requests fulfilled and, most importantly, who processed the request and who authorized it.
Increase security, improve quality of service delivery and reduce overhead, all while reducing costs? It’s not a myth; HADSL FirM can help you achieve it! Let Roy and Tony and HADSL’s customers, show you how.
Andreas Ponte (Belsoft AG) @aponte

Andreas has been working with Lotus (IBM) Domino for ~ 15 years and started his admin life with version 4.6. After a few years responsible for a global infrastructure at a reinsurance company he joined Belsoft AG, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Switzerland, in 2007 with focus on consulting in the Domino and mobile solutions area and where he is also responsible for one of the divisions. Besides regularly speaking at their own events last year he had his first LUG session at the Dominopoint Days 2012 in Milan.


A2. Only an IBM Domino server can take this much beating and still run
Download: BLUG_ServerNightmare.pdf

A field report from the real world of badly configured and even worse maintained IBM Domino servers. We came across an environment that combined many failures and weaknesses that wrongly built IBM Domino/Notes environments can have.
Find out how we were able to turn an unreliable and expensive environment into a well maintained and flawlessly running one and how we changed the user experience from 'not so good' to 'great'.
Andrew Pollack (Northern Collaborative Technologies) @FirefighterGeek

Andrew Pollack is a consultant, inventor, and firefighter. To earn a living, he helps clients get the most out of technology. For fun - and to serve his community - he drives the big red truck and runs into burning buildings as the Lieutenant for Engine 1 on the Cumberland Fire Department.
Andrew has more than 20 years experience as a developer and administrator in the Notes & Domino world, has run global corporate partner portals using IBM Lotus Domino servers, and has written custom single sign on solutions that include a custom SAML implementation for Domino.

A3. Stuff Andrew Thinks You Should Know:
Performance, Security, & Single Sign-On

Download: BLUG_StuffAndrewThinksyoushouldknow.pdf

We'll cover the most effective ways to look at common security and server performance problems with a focus on real world examples for both Administrators and Developers. Rather than a laundry list of settings, the goal here is to understand what is causing the problems and how you can realistically change things to make them work better. If that isn't enough to get you in the door, we're also going to look at several different ways to get Domino to work with other kinds of applications with shared log-in, shared credentials, and single sign on using everything from custom credential passing to the emerging OAUTH and SAML standards.
Benedek Menesi (Ytria) @BenMenesi

Ben Menesi is Chief Product Officer at Ytria overseeing its R&D activities, leading workshops on administration and development best practices and delivering technical sessions at conferences like IBM Connect, the MWLUG, NLLUG and other ICS events around the globe. Before joining the Ytria team in early 2011, Ben Menesi acquired considerable expertise in both development and administration through his work as a Systems Engineer, first for EDS and then for HP’s Messaging & Collaboration Services department. While at EDS / HP, Ben dealt with a large variety of tasks from end user support and notes administration to development for various enterprise clients.

A4. From frustration to fascination: dissecting Replication
Download: BLUG_Dissecting_Replication.pdf

Replication is one of the most important pillars of the IBM Notes and Domino Architecture. Whether you're an administrator or developer, replications plays an integral role in your life, and let’s face it, this relationship has its ups and downs.
This session will reveal how its underpinnings work, what can go wrong, how to setup and manage selective replication and why, how to best consolidate cluster and standard replication, what traps to look for and how to get out of them once you’re caught. Join us to learn about tips, tricks and code that will help you debug and tackle the toughest replication problems (conflicts, ghosts, inconsistencies etc…) like a pro.
At the end of this session, you will walk away with a clearer understanding of how the replication engine works, and you'll be ready to turn this sometimes tumultuous relationship into a harmonious and happy one.
Chris Miller (Connectria) @idonotes

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsChris Miller (IdoNotes) speaks globally at conferences, user groups and Lotusphere. He is the Director of Messaging & Collaboration at Connectria, one of the largest Lotus hosting providers. He also runs Spiked Studios, bringing you technical webcasts, training, and podcasts. Find him as @IdoNotes on everything.

A5. Build Your Free Admin Toolkit
Watch here: bp102upload

Do you want to make your administration day even easier? Are you aware of the free code snippets, tools and products that you could be using in your arsenal? This session will fly through as many of them as we can in sixty minutes. Screenshots, demos and a nice bundled list of where to get them all. Just in case we can't fit them all in!
Domino server console shortcuts, Sametime buddylist management, LDAP verification, improved tech search tools within your Notes client and even more. I don't want to give all hints away here!
Fergal McKenna (IBM) @fergalmck

Fergal started working in Lotus Development in 1994 as a technical specialist working on Domino\Notes. He has worked between 1999 and 2002 for Lotus Professional Services on Domino and QuickPlace and is now part of the Connections \ Quickr Domino SEAL team since 2009 working with the development team and customers.

A6. Great practices for a healthy Quickr Domino environment
Download: BLUG_HealthyQuickrD.pdf

Some decisions that you make for Quickr Domino can have a lasting effect on your environment and affect how well the server(s) perform.
Here you will learn how to work more efficiently, upgrade more easily, and effectively manage the scaling of your servers.
Other topics that will be covered include health checks, configuration management, maintenance agents, performance and tips&tricks.
Follow these operational practices to help provide a better experience for users and keep your environment available and performing as good as it can.
Francie Tanner (panagenda) @akafrancie
Florian Vogler (panagenda) @panagenda

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsFrancie Tanner is a Director for panagenda, an Austrian based IT management software solution provider. Born and raised in Switzerland, Francie has spent 14 years in the US, specializing in solving business problems with software solutions, systems and process optimization through best-practice knowledge transfer and education. She now lives in the British West Indies, is passionate about business development and partner enablement and is an IBM Champion as well as a frequent speaker at technical conferences in the US and Europe.

Florian Vogler has been working with Lotus Notes since 1992. Since 2002, his primary focus is infrastructure analysis and optimization. He has worked with over 1,000 companies with a total of more than 2 million users towards better Notes / Domino infrastructures. Florian is the CEO of panagenda.

A7. A Performance Boost for your IBM Lotus Notes Client
Download: BLUG_PerformanceBoostClient .pdf

Would your users like their Lotus Notes client to perform faster? Do some applications and clients seem to load slowly? Come join Francie Tanner and Florian Vogler and learn where to look to find out what’s wrong - and resolve it. Find out how to debug your client, deal with outdated ODS’, network latency and application performance issues and more importantly understand why you should care. Gather best practices on how to streamline location and connection documents and why the catalog.nsf is so important. Improve your IBM Lotus Notes client installations to provide a better experience for happier administration AND happier end users!
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsGabriella Davis – Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and has twice been named an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. With her focus on design, development, deployment and administration of global infrastructures, she has established herself and her firm as experts within the messaging/collaborative space. Besides enjoying the challenge of learning new technologies and thriving in environments of constant change, Gabriella enjoys sharing her love of collaborative technologies and promoting women in technology (via NerdGirl). She can often be found presenting at user groups, conferences and industry events around the world on the topics of administration, infrastructure, collaboration and NerdGirl-related issues. In addition to her Technical Director, speaker and presenter roles, Gabriella is also a successful author – authoring IBM Lotus exams, acting as Technical Editor for The View and co-authoring the recently published IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide and Connections101.net training site with Paul Mooney.

A8. Prevent Server Sickness Becoming A Pandemic
Watch here: preventing-serversickness

Domino is full of ways to help you identify potential problems and possible pitfalls. Find out why these early reporting tools like DDM, server analysis tools like DCT, and a healthy dose of pro-active management and calm planning can help you get control of your servers and return them to full health.
Kris De Bisschop (EASI) @sametimeguru

Kris is a Domino Administrator since R4.6 who discovered lots of other Lotus Products like Sametime, Connections, TDI and spent a lot of time in discovering them.
As EASISphere speaker, it's his role to always be aware of the latest developments and he's always glad to be able to share this info.

A9. Tivoli Directory Integrator: probably the best free Domino tool you’ve never heard of
Download: BLUG_TDI.odp

Ever wanted to sync Active Directory with your Domino Directory ? Wouldn't it be great to be able to create/delete/manage your user accounts from one place ? How the hell do you feed the IBM Connections profiles DB ? A bunch of questions where this session can give you the answer.
This easy-to-install stand-alone software product allows you to build import/export/transformation workflows between various data sources, as well as schedule them to run at particular times or on certain events. And while the name may have 'directory' in it, don’t be misled. This software is meant to move any data from one source to another.
Paul Mooney (Bluewave Technology) @pmooneynet

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsPaul Mooney has been working with lotus collaboration products for over 15 years, having first came across lotus notes with version 2. He has worked for Bluewave technology for 11 years and traveled the world involved in hundreds of infrastructure projects. A seasoned presenter of many events around the globe and long time technology blogger (on www.pmooney.net), he is heavily involved in the IBM product set including enterprise social software with IBM Connections.
Paul tries to mix up his full on geek existence with motorbikes and jogging.

A10. Adminblast 2013
Download: AdminBlast2013.pdf

Sit down and strap yourself in for the annual Adminblast session! We'll revisit the 200+ tips given and we'll pick the top sixty. We'll cover the top tips taken from the trenches over many years of consulting, covering IBM Domino, IBM Sametime, IBM Traveler -- and more! Practical tips that you can use as soon as you get back to work will be emphasized, You must pay attention -- and you must listen fast!
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsGabriella Davis – Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and has twice been named an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. With her focus on design, development, deployment and administration of global infrastructures, she has established herself and her firm as experts within the messaging/collaborative space. Besides enjoying the challenge of learning new technologies and thriving in environments of constant change, Gabriella enjoys sharing her love of collaborative technologies and promoting women in technology (via NerdGirl). She can often be found presenting at user groups, conferences and industry events around the world on the topics of administration, infrastructure, collaboration and NerdGirl-related issues. In addition to her Technical Director, speaker and presenter roles, Gabriella is also a successful author – authoring IBM Lotus exams, acting as Technical Editor for The View and co-authoring the recently published IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide and Connections101.net training site with Paul Mooney.

A11. Planning and Designing For Your First Connections Install
Watch here: preparing-forfirstconnectionsinstall

Are you loving the social business revolution but intimidated by the moving parts? Do you spend time on Greenhouse but wonder how it all works? Do you want to install IBM Connections but don’t know where to start? What servers, software and even training do you need and what should you watch out for. We'll explain how the moving parts in IBM Connections fit together and help you find answers to these questions and more. Get started on delivering the next generation of collaboration software.
Stuart McIntyre (Collaboration Matters) @stuartmcintyre

Stuart is a respected Social Business strategist, blogger, podcaster and former IBM Champion.
He is CTO of UK-based business partner and managed service provider, Collaboration Matters and works with customers world-wide.

A12. A profile is the key to a users' Connections identity. Exploit it!
See here: stuarts-session2

Profiles is arguably the core feature within IBM Connections. It is the critical backbone for this people centric application. Many features and fields are available out-of-the-box, but the real power of Profiles comes to the force when it is customized to suit the organization or community it serves.
Does your organization want to leverage and maximize the value of the information in your corporate LDAP or HR database? Do you want want to make it available in the Profiles, business cards and search results? Would you like to display key contact details and job information in IBM Sametime, IBM Notes or IBM iNotes? How about social networking profile information such as Facebook and Twitter profiles?
Perhaps you have multiple user types in your company - external contractors or temporary workers for example? You may want different attributes to be displayed, or certain Profiles features blocked?
Attend this session, discover the options available to you and your organisation, and see the steps involved from beginning to end. Stuart and Wannes have performed these customizations many times in real-life Connections customer implementations (at 4.0 and prior releases) and will share their experiences and best practices.
William Malchisky Jr. (Effective Software Solutions, LLC) @billmalchisky

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsBill Malchisky Jr. is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions 2013, bringing 20 years of global Lotus consulting experience in regulated verticals along with business prowess to his sessions. He has presented at over 20 ICS/Lotus focused conferences, including Lotusphere. Previously, Bill has been published in THE VIEW journal, CLiPpings, co-authored two IBM Redbooks on Linux, plus worked with Lotus Education to re-vamp the Domino 8.5 Admin certification exam track. A thirteen year loyal business and design partner, he provides services to Fortune 1000 firms, SMB, and governments. Finally, he maintains a Lotus and Linux focused blog at billmal.com

A13. The Ultimate IBM and Lotus on Linux Workshop for Windows Admins
Download: BLUG_Linux.pdf

Linux is quite simple to learn and understand when you have proper comprehension of the fundamentals. So let's teach attendees about the insights into administering a Linux server, allowing you to manage your IBM/Lotus applications with ease. You will receive highlights of the full training course Bill teaches his clients: application install tips, Linux shell techniques, basic scripting, and your questions answered throughout the class. Bring your laptop with a pre-loaded VM and follow along too!


Development Track
Andrew Champion (FoCul) @champion2202

Andrew Champion, based in the UK, has been developing Notes Applications since 1997. The lead developer with FoCul Ltd, Andrew has been building XPages applications full time since 2009.

D1. Beautify Your XPages Apps With Dojo Charting
Download: BLUG_DojoCharting.zip

Dojo is bundled with the Domino Server and provides XPages developers with a feature rich toolkit that allows us to take a mundane data collection and make beautiful visual charts.
Stepping through a sample application, this session will provide developers with an understanding of how to integrate the dojox charting module and create great looking, functionally rich charts with legends, tool tips and click through to the underlying data.
Customers like charts and managers love dashboards. Dojo helps you give them what they want.
Arshad Khalid (Teamstudio) @arshad101

Arshad has been a Notes/Domino developer since 1998. Having worked with consultancies, big corporates and public organisations developing and delivering business solutions based on Domino, he now works at Teamstudio leading the service delivery team in EMEA.

D2. Mobilising your apps, 3 different ways
Download: BLUG_MobilisingyourApps.pdf

This session takes a tour of the XPages Mobile Controls, showing how to use and test them on smartphones and tablets by actually mobilising an existing Notes application during this session. The same application will be mobilized using both JQuery Mobile and a new Mobile XPages Controls Project from OpenNTF. The pros and cons of each framework are discussed using the single application as example.
Frank van der Linden (e-office) @flinden68

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsFrank van der Linden (Utrecht, Netherlands) is an XPages/Domino/Web developer at e-office since 2000.
Starting with Lotus Notes 4.5.x. development, he now develops XPages applications since the introduction of XPages in Lotus Notes 8.5.0.
For OpenNTF Frank is a frequent contributer and currently he is involved in the xSnippets Project, together with Bruce Elgort, Niklas Heidloff and Serdar Basegmez.
As e-office is beta partner for Lotus Notes and IBM Connections, he is also involved the beta program of Lotus Notes and IBM Connections.
In 2013 Frank became an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. Frank is an experienced speaker, who spoke at several international events.
In his sparetime Frank is doing a lot of running (and then he means a lot).

D3. The Power of DOTS
Download: BLUG_DOTS.pptx

DOTS, Domino OSGi Tasklet Service, will be part of the IBM Domino 9 server. DOTS can run scheduled and triggered events directly on the Domino server.
Learn how to set up your development environment and create your first DOTS event. Last but not least how to run it on your Domino server?
Howard Greenberg (The Learning Continuum Company) @TLCCLtd

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsHoward started with Lotus Notes back in 1992 with Notes 2.0 while working for the IBM PC Group. Later, he took classes on Notes development and administration. After leaving IBM, Howard become a Certified Lotus Instructor in 1994. When distance learning become popular, Howard formed TLCC with Paul Della-Nebbia. Since then, TLCC has become the leader in Notes and Domino training. Howard has been teaching and developing Notes and Domino development and has been developing and teaching XPages since the beta of 8.5.0.

D4. Rapid XPages Development using the Application Layout and Dojo UI Controls
Download: BLUG_Rapid XPages.pdf

IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition includes almost 100 new controls (from the Extension Library) to make it easier to develop XPages applications with exceptional user interfaces. This session will focus in on those new controls that deliver the most in terms of rapidly building a great user interface and experience. Learn about the best and most efficient technique for delivering dynamic content. Learn to deliver exceptional user interfaces using tooltips, dialogs, value pickers and the Dojo UI controls. Learn the power of the Form Table, Data View and Application Layout frameworks to speed the delivery of your XPages applications.
Kathy Brown (PSC Group) @runningkathy

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsKathy Brown is a Consultant with PSC Group, LLC. Kathy is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA and has been working with Lotus Notes since 1995. Kathy has spoken at Lotusphere and numerous user group conferences around the world. Kathy is a blogger (www.runningnotes.net), twitter addict (15 accounts and counting), a runner, a geek, a mom, and she is proud to be a Nerd Girl!


D5. Opening the Toolbox: Tools for the Domino Developer
Download: BLUG_Tools.pdf

It’s always important to have the right tool for the job. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail. It might eventually work, but it would take a lot longer. Tradesmen like plumbers and electricians make it look easy, but sometimes it is because they have all of those specialized tools. Kathy will open up the toolbox and show you some of the tools available to make your job as a Domino Developer even easier. Even better, most of the tools are free! She’ll cover tools for agents, XPages, browsers, testing, ideas for building your own tools, and more. It's like a home improvement show for developers!
Mark Leusink (LinQed B.V.) @markleusink

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsMark Leusink has over 12 years of experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio and an IBM Champion. He was one of the founders of TeleTOP, a company that developed a cloud-based e-learning solution (based on IBM Lotus Domino) and that expanded to be the market leader in secondary education in the Netherlands with over 300,000 active users. After selling the company, he started working as a freelance consultant/ developer and specialized in XPages/ Java. In the past year he worked on projects for various international customers in the areas of XPages, mobile and IBM Connections. Mark blogs regularly about XPages and is a contributor on OpenNTF. With his very popular "XPage Debug Toolbar" he won an OpenNTF Development Contest in 2012.

D6. Stop (de)bugging me!
Download: BLUG_Stop(de)buggingMe.pdf

Unless you write perfect code, debugging is a serious part of your job as an XPage developer. In this session I’ll show you how to setup and use three options you have for this: the new Server Side JavaScript debugger (new in Notes 9), the Java debugger and the XPage Debug Toolbar, a free Designer add-on from OpenNTF. We know that users do unexpected things in your applications, so I’ll also show you how to easily store logging information and error messages by using the OpenLog framework.


Martin Vereecken
@MartinVereecken
Mark Myers (London Developer Co-op) @stickfight
Mark Leusink (LinQed B.V.) @markleusink
Matt White (London Developer Co-op) @mattwhite

Martin is a Domino developer since version 4 and currently developing mainly in XPages. He recently started blogging again at www.bizzybee.be. He feels passionate about graphic UI's, photography and running.
Mark Myers has been fixing major Java / Flex / IBM Collaboration, infrastructure and security issues in big companies for the last 14 years (and in smaller companies for 5 years before that). The rest of the London Developer Coop some times let him out to talk to public and rant in general about Java.
IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsMark Leusink has over 12 years of experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio and an IBM Champion. He is working as a freelance consultant/ developer and specialized in XPages/ Java. Mark blogs regularly about XPages and is a contributor on OpenNTF.
Matt White is a founding consultant with the London Developer Co-op, a former IBM Champion and the owner of XPages101.net. He's been working with Domino for longer than is sensible and in that time worked on Lotus Award winning projects such as IdeaJam.

D7. Let your applications look good: use a design framework
Download: BLUG_Frameworks.pdf

As a developer you can't get away anymore with an application that just works: your users expect it to look great too. Luckily there are many frameworks available to help you. In this session we will talk about some of the leading contenders such as Bootstrap, Kendo UI, jQuery Mobile, Blueprint, 960 grids, show some demos and then open up the floor to have a discussion... What are the pros and cons of every framework, how do you pick one, and why not just use the standard options that IBM offers?
Tim Clark (TC Soft Consulting)
Matt White (London Developer Co-op) @mattwhite

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsTim Clark has been in IT since 1987, and he has seen a lot of technologies come and go, and some of them even come back again. From help desk assistant, hardware engineer, 24/7 emergency call out, Global head of Technical Services to Project Manager and lots of stuff in between. He's an IBM Champion for ICS. Mentor, educator, evangelist and authority are some of the words people have used to describe Tim and his work.

Matt White is a founding consultant with the London Developer Co-op, a former IBM Champion and the owner of XPages101.net. He's been working with Domino for longer than is sensible and in that time worked on Lotus Award winning projects such as IdeaJam.

D8. XPages Blast 2013
Download: BLUG_XPagesBlast.zip

We will take you on a roller-coaster ride through the best of the best ideas and time saving techniques for creating world class XPages applications. 30 all new top tips in just 60 minutes is going to be fast paced and packed with loads of information you will refer to time and time again. Everything from introductory tips to get started with XPages, all the way through to complex tips such as making use of Java. Back this year is the support app showing all the tips and tricks. Please fasten your seat belts and keep your hands in the car at all times.
Mikkel Flindt Heisterberg (OnTime by IntraVision) @lekkim

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsMikkel is Senior Solution Architect and partner at IntraVision (makers of OnTime Group Calendar) a Premier IBM Business Partner from Denmark. Mikkel is an IBM Champion for IBM Collaboration Solutions. He's a frequent blogger at lekkimworld.com.

D9. Bring the app to your users - Develop Widgets for IBM Connections
Download: BLUG_WidgetsforIBMConnections.pdf

Widgets are an easy way to extend IBM Connections and make your custom applications social. Within IBM Connections you'll find a powerful widget framework that allows you access to the currently logged in user and the environment in which the widget is placed. This session will teach you the skills you need to develop for IBM Connections and build widgets right away.
Pete Janzen (IBM)
Martin Donnelly (IBM) @TweeterDonnelly

Pete Janzen is part of the IBM product management team and has responsibilities for IBM Domino Designer, Notes & Domino, XWork Server application development and enterprise integration for the Domino platform.

Martin is a Software Architect, working for IBM Ireland. He's the Team Lead for IBM Lotus® Domino® XPages development. He co-authored 2 XPages books: Mastering XPages & XPages Portable Command Guide.

D10. Successfully Delivering XPages Projects - All Things Considered
Download: BLUG_SuccessfullyDeliveringXPagesProjects.pdf

This session takes a holistic look at XPages development projects: What are the best practices for team development?, What tools can you use to test your XPages applications, both from the outside-in and the inside-out?, What deployment techniques to apply to make sure your application is field-ready when rolled out? and how to maintain your XPages application once it goes live.
Martin Donnelly (IBM) @TweeterDonnelly
Pete Janzen (IBM)

Martin is a Software Architect, working for IBM Ireland. He's the Team Lead for IBM Lotus® Domino® XPages development. He co-authored 2 XPages books: Mastering XPages & XPages Portable Command Guide.

Pete Janzen is part of the IBM product management team and has responsibilities for IBM Domino Designer, Notes & Domino, XWork Server application development and enterprise integration for the Domino platform.

D11. What's New in IBM Domino Designer and Domino App Dev 9.0 Social Edition
Download: BLUG_WhatsNewDesigner.pdf

Domino Designer and Domino 9.0 Social Edition gives developers more capabilities than ever for building collaborative workflow driven applications for today's social business solutions. Come hear about new Designer productivity features including debugging capabilities, enhancements in XPages runtime and new programmability and REST enhancements. We'll wrap up by sharing a glimpse of what is coming in the future.
Philippe Riand (IBM) @philriand

Philippe Riand is the chief architect for IBM ICS social application development, covering the whole ICS social platform. He is the lead for the new Social Business SDK effort started by IBM. Previous, he was the main architect of XPages, a Java Server Faces based technology, that is now at the core of Notes/Domino. He has more than twenty years of experience in designing and developing business oriented IDEs, including document management, user interfaces, server runtime, database development and workflow. He is an active contributor to many open source projects, like the XPages Extension Library, DomSQL, XPages Toolbox, XPages Bazaar... Prior to IBM, Philippe was CTO of TrilogGroup.

D12. Social Applications Made Easy with the New Social Business Toolkit SDK
Download: BLUG_SocialApplicationsMadeEasy.odp

Learn about the value of adding social capabilities to your business processes and applications, leveraging the IBM Social Platform and the open standards, like OpenSocial or OAuth. Thanks to the new IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK, it literally takes a minute to get started, whenever you're a Domino, Java, Web or a mobile developer.
From this session, you'll get both the high level view and the technical details of writing social applications.
Ulrich Krause (BCC) @Eknori
Matthew Fyleman (We4IT GmbH) @matthew_fyleman

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsUlrich Krause is a Notes and Domino administrator and developer since 1993.
Ulrich is working as a Senior Developer for BCC Unzernehmensberatung GmbH, an IBM Business Partner located in Frankfurt, Germany .
Ulrich is a well known member of the community and a regular speaker at national and international conferences and he is engaged in the OpenSource community as an OpenNTF Director and Contributor.

Matthew Fyleman is Project and Product Manager for We4IT Ltd.. He has worked as a Notes Development Consultant for 20 years on a broad range of projects from Corporate Intranets to globally deployed mission-critical applications. He is currently working on a range of XPage development projects in the Financial and Sales and Marketing sectors, and converting several of We4IT's Lotus Notes/Domino products to an XPages base. He also developing We4IT's XPages strategy, framework and standards.

D13. Life in the Fast Lane: Full Speed XPages!
Download: BLUG_XPages_FastLane.pdf

Using XPages out of the box lets you build good looking and well performing applications. However, as XPage applications become bigger and more complex, performance can become an issue and, if it comes to scalability and speed optimization, there are a couple of things to take into consideration.
Learn how to use partial refresh and partial execution mode and how to monitor its execution using a JSF LifeCycle monitor to avoid multiple re-calculation of controls. We will show tools that can allow you to profile your code, readily available from OpenNTF, along with a demonstration of how to use them to improve the speed of your code.
Still writing SSJS and encounter a significant slow down when using Script Libraries? See, how you can improve the speed of your application using JAVA instead of JS, JSON and even @formulas.


Specials


Kathy Brown
(PSC Group / Running Notes)
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership)
Femke Goedhart (Silverside)
Francie Tanner (panagenda)

Nerd Girls: How Did I Get Here

So you're working with technology, in IT like 10% of the world's population. But how did you get here?
The Nerd Girls invite you to join us in a fun lunchtime session to discover the strange and various journeys that brought us all here today.  Come join our panel in this interactive session to hear thought provoking and possibly irreverent questions for everyone.  How many of us took the same path to get here? Who went a totally different path but ended up in the same place anyway? What went right ? What went wrong?  Why did we get so lucky ? All it takes is 30 minutes and some sandwiches.


Louis Richardson
(IBM) @inter_vivos
Stuart McIntyre (Collaboration Matters) @stuartmcintyre
Luis Suarez (IBM) @elsua
Chris Miller (Connectria, IdoNotes)

S12. Panel Discussion: To Mail or not to Mail

Chris Miller will moderate this panel of 'Social' experts. Let's find out if email is OUT or still alive. We expect questions from the audience too!
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle
Paul Mooney (Bluewave Technology) @pmooneynet

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsGabriella Davis – Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and has twice been named an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions. With her focus on design, development, deployment and administration of global infrastructures, she has established herself and her firm as experts within the messaging/collaborative space. Besides enjoying the challenge of learning new technologies and thriving in environments of constant change, Gabriella enjoys sharing her love of collaborative technologies and promoting women in technology (via NerdGirl). She can often be found presenting at user groups, conferences and industry events around the world on the topics of administration, infrastructure, collaboration and NerdGirl-related issues. In addition to her Technical Director, speaker and presenter roles, Gabriella is also a successful author – authoring IBM Lotus exams, acting as Technical Editor for The View and co-authoring the recently published IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide and Connections101.net training site with Paul Mooney.

IBM Champion Collaboration SolutionsPaul Mooney has been working with lotus collaboration products for over 15 years, having first came across lotus notes with version 2. He has worked for Bluewave technology for 11 years and traveled the world involved in hundreds of infrastructure projects. A seasoned presenter of many events around the globe and long time technology blogger (on www.pmooney.net), he is heavily involved in the IBM product set including enterprise social software with IBM Connections.
Paul tries to mix up his full on geek existence with motorbikes and jogging.

Behind the Scenes - Connections101.Net

Connections101.Net is a training website started by Paul Mooney and Gab Davis to introduce IBM Domino administrators to IBM Connections.
Join them as they discuss what they are trying to achieve and where the site is headed in the future alongside a walk through of the modules to date.

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