The location for our 10th major event: the ss Rotterdam!
Note the dates in your agenda:
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23, 2018
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Adm01. Your Mail Is in the Cloud. What About Your Apps?

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_AppsInTheCloud.pptx
You've moved hundreds (or thousands!) of users to the cloud for IBM Verse mail, but what about the hundreds (or thousands!) of IBM Domino applications you're running in-house? How many servers could you retire with those apps running in the cloud? In this session, you'll walk through the entire application migration process with two experts, from the provider-selection process to the final data moves and application maintenance cycle. You'll learn how to identify potential difficulties with specific applications, estimate time requirements, and use specific tools to make your migration easier; you'll also see real-world examples from among your peers who have already made the move. Be ready when the boss asks, "What about our apps?"
Brad Boston (IBM)

Brad Boston has been working in a customer facing role at IBM for the past ten years. In that time the focus has always been not only on problem resolution but on total customer satisfaction. The first three years were spent working on the iSeries L2 support team with a focus on Domino and Sametime problem resolution as well as iSeries performance tuning. Following his time on the iSeries team, he spent another three years working on the Sametime L2 team. With his most recent move to the FSS/AVS team, he has added Traveler, Connections and Cloud Migrations to his skill set.


Adm02. IBM Connections Adminblast

Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:30 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_ConnectionsAdminBlast.pdf
Buckle up, join Christoph and get ready to learn 50 tips and tricks you can implement right away to improve your IBM Connections environment. Your users will thank you as they too benefit from this best practice list gathered from real-world projects while deploying and administering IBM Connections On-premises. Walk away with knowledge covering anything from Cognos integration, docs, CCM and Forms Experience Builder to the back end and DB2, TDI and SSO.
Christoph Stoettner (panagenda) @stoeps

Christoph is Senior Consultant at panagenda and lives in Bavaria. He has 16 years experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio (focus on IBM Domino and IBM Connections). He is IBM Champion for ICS and started the OpenNTF Project “Administration Scripts for WebSphere” with a collection of useful scripts for IBM WebSphere, IBM Connections and DB2 installation, configuration and troubleshooting.


Adm03. Successful Domino Consolidation and Cost Reduction

Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_DominoConsolidationReduction.pdf
How can you professionally operate Domino with lower cost? Virtualize, consolidate, optimize and automate.
This session covers real life customer scenarios and best practices The session will highlight advantages/synergy effects and helps you to understand dependencies.
Daniel Nashed (Nash!Com) @DanielNashed

Daniel Nashed - founder and principal of Nash!Com - Communication Systems - is a Notes/Domino administrator, consultant and developer mainly focused on infrastructure, high availability and security solutions. Working with Notes since V3, Daniel provides consulting and solutions design for Domino administration, IBM Traveler, system integration and troubleshooting.
He is also an expert in cross-platform C-API development for Win32, UNIX and Linux and is the author of the popular Domino on Linux/Unix Start Script.
Daniel is a regular speaker at Connect/Lotusphere and other national and international events and is a proud member of the Penumbra Group.


Adm04. Setting Up a Hybrid Domino Environment to Ease your Way to the Cloud

Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:30 | A. Okapi 3

See here: setting-up-a-hybrid-domino-environment-to-ease-your-way-to-the-cloud
Are you looking at Cloud options and wondering how and if you can get there from where you are? If you have Domino on premises and are considering Cloud then a good option is a hybrid architecture which maintains all your on premises configuration managed by your own administrators but adds Cloud client access managed by IBM. We will look at how simple it is to create this hybrid solution using Domino passthru servers and review how things like user and directory maintenance, client access and mail routing will then work. From Domino Admin to Domino Hybrid Admin in a few simple steps.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership) @gabturtle

Gabriella Davis –Technical Director, The Turtle Partnership -is a highly respected member of IBM’s technical community and in 2016 received the first IBM Lifetime Champion award for her work with collaboration software. With a focus on design, development, deployment and administration of global infrastructures, she has established herself and her firm as experts within the social collaborative space.


Adm05. Get plugged!

Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_GetPlugged.pptx
Discover the power of plugins that can be used for IBM Connections. In my company these are heavily used, and they have been the key factor in getting users to adapting Connections, since it makes it much faster for them to share documents and emails, and increase collaboration.
Learn how administrators can skin and brand the plugins to fit with their company logo, colors and templates. A similar presentation was given by Hogne last year, but after creating a complete manual for the IBM Notes plugins and posted it online, a lot of people who missed it have asked if he can give it again.
Hogne Bø Pettersen (Brunvoll AS)

Hogne Bø Pettersen is a developer, system architect, journalist, photographer, writer and teaching consultant. He lives in Molde, in the North-Western part of Norway. He juggles running around with a notepad and a camera, doing journalistic assignments, giving lectures and courses on the use and adoption of collaborative solutions. He's also a developer who spends some of his time coding Domino based solutions, but is also known to dabble with PHP.
He is also often asked as a speaker at events re. collaboration. Someone also made him second in command of the Norwegian IBM User Group, ISBG.


Adm06. A Hitchikers guide to troubleshooting Connections

Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:30 | A. Okapi 3

See here: Engage2017_TroubleshootingIBMConnections.pptx
In this sessions we will guide you through the most frequent tasks needed to do troubleshooting IBM Connections. We will talk about lessons learned, best practices and give you some tips and tricks.
Roberto Boccadoro (ELD Engineering) @robboc59
Sharon Bellamy James (BCC) @socialshazza

Roberto Boccadoro is a Senior Consultant working with IBM products since 20+ years

Sharon Bellamy James has been working in the IT Industry since 1996 and since 2003 she has been dabbling in all things ICS - mainly WebSphere including Application Server, Portal and Commerce, amongst many other IBM/Lotus software offerings.
Sharon is also on the board for ICON UK, the UK IBM user group.
Since 2009 she has specialised in IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software. Sharon has spoken at many user groups and Lotusphere/Connect and is a 7 year IBM Champion.


Adm07. Making the IBM Cloud, YOUR CLOUD.

Tuesday, May 9 | 08:00 - 08:45 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_MakingTheIBMCloudYourCloud.pdf
During this session we will take you through customization and integration options in a LIVE DEMO session on the IBM Connections Cloud like you have never imagined before. Making Connections and Verse so much easier to use. If you ever wanted to know what to do for using your own CRM system in your Connections Cloud you have come to the right place at the right time. This session is a must have that you cannot afford to miss!
Maurice Teeuwe (IBM) @m8ui
Steve Lievens (IBM) @steve_lievens

Maurice Teeuwe is the Connections Cloud technical sales leader for IBM in Europe. With a back pack full of real life cloud migrations and implementations, he started from day one to work on the IBM Collaboration Cloud platform. Now supporting IBM’s European clients and Business Partners to help unleash the power of the cloud! Any technical or privacy cloud question or milk chocolate? Maurice is your guy!

Steve Lievens has almost 20 years of experience as an IT Specialist. His main focus is on the ICS (IBM Collaboration Solutions) portfolio where he has both development and administration knowledge of a large portion of the product set. He has worked on many projects involving pilot installations, custom development, integration, migration and tuning exercises. Nowadays he works as a client technical professional where he is using his knowledge of the entire ICS product set to deliver solutions to the customer, assist with the delivery and drive adoption. Passionate about development, he continues to explore the many possibilities ICS products have to offer in a modern technology landscape.


Adm08. IBM Verse - Everything you need to know for a successful migration

Monday, May 8 | 17:00 - 17:45 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_MigratingToVerse.pdf
Are you a customer considering a move to IBM Verse? Whether a long time Domino customer, or moving from another platform, don't miss this opportunity to learning about the techniques, tools and best practices to make your migration fast, painless and successful. We'll uncover and share the best practices you can only get from countless global migrations to IBM's Verse cloud. We'll take you through planning, migrating, and deployment best practices. We'll help you choose the right tools for your migration, and uncover some of the low hanging fruit to make your transition successful. Whether you're a veteran administrator or manager, or just want to understand what your company can expect, this session will help you move with success.
Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga

Luis Guirigay is a WW Executive IT Specialist at IBM. He focuses on anything Social, Cloud and Collaboration and he is often involved in complex technical situations or IT strategy discussions around the world. He is a regular speaker at events all over the world and is always willing to share his knowledge and passion for the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Luis is also a Certified Distinguished IT Specialist with The Open Group and a member of the Thought Leader Certification Board at IBM.


Adm11. What about Docker? (20 min.)

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | A. Okapi 3

With the new IBM Connections Pink coming soon a new architecture is introduced. This session will show you what Docker is and how you can use it and how IBM is using it in the Orient Me homepage that is included in Connection 6.0.
Gert van Kempen (Silverside BV) @gvkempen

Gert van Kempen is working as Senior Consultant for Silverside in The Netherlands. He has been working with IBM Collaboration Solutions products for almost 20 years. Started as developer, but now working as consultant and architect on Notes, Domino, Sametime and Connections projects. He is always interested in taking a deep dive into new subjects.


Adm12. Cut your Cloud in pieces! Partitioning explained (20 min.)

Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | A. Okapi 3

Download: Engage2017_PartitioningIBMConnectionsCloudAdministration.pdf
Administration on the cloud has always been a critical task in terms of security and the scale of users to manage. An Administrator has always had to control the entire organization. A new Connections Cloud feature is Partitioning. This would decentralize administration of users, by partitioning an organization into groups of users and have a separate administrator for each partition. This session will take you into the details of Departmental Admin, and give you an Administrator's view of an organization and how we can 'Departmentalize' your organization for better and more efficient manageability. Not to be missed!
Maurice Teeuwe (IBM) @m8ui

Maurice Teeuwe is the Connections Cloud technical sales leader for IBM in Europe. With a back pack full of real life cloud migrations and implementations, he started from day one to work on the IBM Collaboration Cloud platform. Now supporting IBM’s European clients and Business Partners to help unleash the power of the cloud! Any technical or privacy cloud question or milk chocolate? Maurice is your guy!


Adm21. The ICS on Linux (Round Table)

Monday, May 8 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Table 2 Gorilla 1

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Linuxfest comes to Europe! Join Bill Malchisky, Daniel Nashed, and IBM's Barry Rosen as they discuss the current strategy regarding Notes and Domino on Linux in an informative roundtable setting. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. We welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including SLES and AIX, too. Join us!

Daniel Nashed (Nash!Com) @DanielNashed
Bill Malchisky (Effective Software Solutions, LLC) @billmalchisky
Barry Rosen (IBM) @b_rosen

Daniel Nashed - founder and principal of Nash!Com - Communication Systems - is a Notes/Domino administrator, consultant and developer mainly focused on infrastructure, high availability and security solutions. Working with Notes since V3, Daniel provides consulting and solutions design for Domino administration, IBM Traveler, system integration and troubleshooting.
He is also an expert in cross-platform C-API development for Win32, UNIX and Linux and is the author of the popular Domino on Linux/Unix Start Script.
Daniel is a regular speaker at Connect/Lotusphere and other national and international events and is a proud member of the Penumbra Group

Bill Malchisky Jr. is a six-time IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, bringing 20+ years of global IBM software consulting experience in regulated verticals along with business prowess to his sessions. Bill presented at over 25 ICS/Lotus focused conferences. Previously, he was published in THE VIEW journal, co-authored two IBM Redbooks on Linux, plus worked with Lotus Education to re-vamp the Domino 8.5 Admin certification exam track. A 17 year loyal business and design partner, he provides services to Fortune 1000 firms, SMB, and governments. Finally, he maintains an ICS and Linux focused blog at http://billmal.com

Barry Rosen is an Offering Manager for IBM Enterprise Social Solutions.Barry's role is as a member of the Offering Management team owning many key product responsibilities across IBM's Messaging and Collaboration portfolio (including IBM Notes/Domino, IBM Verse On-Premises, and Sametime.) Previously, Barry was a Messaging and Collaboration Consultant. As a consultant for nearly eight years, he was heavily involved in IBM SmartCloud for Social Business migrations and hybrid deployments. Barry is also a published author with several articles and books written on Lotus products