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Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23, 2018
Rotterdam, the Netherlands


22 session(s) found for these Focal Points

Adm02. IBM Connections Adminblast

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

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

Adm03. Successful Domino Consolidation and Cost Reduction

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

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

Adm06. A Hitchikers guide to troubleshooting Connections

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

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

Adm21. The ICS on Linux

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

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

Ana02. Making Sense of Data Analytics: Work Smarter, not Necessarily Harder 

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | E. Gorilla 5

Whether you are in HR, Sales, IT, Security, Marketing and Communications or Business Transformation, you know that one of today’s major business problems is that one of Employee Engagement, or, to be more precise, of employee disengagement. When only 13% of the global workforce is engaged at work (Cf. Gallup 2013 - https://hbr.org/2013/10/map-the-sad-state-of-global-workplace-engagement), one has got to question whether we have got a rather catastrophic business problem, or an unprecedented business opportunity to transform the way we collaborate and get work done.
What if we could use data analytics to make sense of what’s happening around us? To seek out the different business opportunities that may be laying around out there dormant in order to influence a shift of behaviours on how employees get work done more effectively by enabling a more open, public and transparent work environment where open knowledge sharing, cooperation, coopetition and collaboration would help transform our work culture(s).
What if each life of business embarks on a journey to identify new business opportunities, new markets, by making sense of data analytics to help us work smarter, not necessarily harder? Whether it’s data coming out of traditional tools like email and applications, or whether it’s data coming out of your own Enterprise Social Networking platform (i.e. IBM Connections), there is always an opportunity to seek > sense > share what we know, and use, to eventually transform the way we work.
What if you could make use of smart data analytics to influence the increase and further growth of the overall levels of employee engagement, talent retention, sales (by becoming a customer centric organisation), existing or new marketing goals as well as fine tuning more effectively your entire IT infrastructure. Would you also want to work smarter, not necessarily harder?
Come and join us then to find out how we could help you AND your business transform the way you work and interact with your customers using data analytics to inspire and influence smarter work!

Luis Suarez (panagenda) @elsua

Ana12. Using Watson Work Services to to Power Collaborative Business Intelligence

Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | E. Gorilla 5

The basis of innovation is being able to build upon the work of others: collaborating. Yet Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is too often one-to-many—e.g. emailing a spreadsheet or PDF—it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute. The key to collaborative BI is speed. Speed to a decision. Having better, more informed, fact-based conversations with the right people. Learn how to put business into your social business, by infusing the networks with meaningful analytics, personalized to your problem. Learn how to leverage the entire IBM Collaboration stack to enrich self-service BI with context, to build consensus. Collaborative BI helps teams take action in real time, to work on the right things, at the right time.

Patrick Spedding (Rocket Software) @spedding

Com01. Driving your collaboration agenda with ConnectionsExpert

Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | A. Okapi 3

Is your IBM Connections environment successful? Is it reaching its potential, is it performing and do you have insight into your participation rates?
In this session we will show you how using panagenda ConnectionsExpert will give your admins, your management and your adoption team the insights they need to make your social collaboration platform a success. Helping them to drive adoption, monitor performance, get insight into detailed activity around usage and communities and pro-actively identify and solve problems before they even happen. Join us to learn what ConnectionsExpert can do for your organization. from the free basic version to the professional version that gives you deep dive information, panagenda ConnectionsExpert is sure to help you.

Femke Goedhart (panagenda) @femkegoedhart

Com04. Kudos Boards Pink! How we have developed Kudos Boards to be Pink Ready

Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | D. Gorilla 4

This session will highlight the current release of Kudos Boards Cloud for IBM Connections Cloud.
We will demonstrate how this app has dramatically increased user adoption of Connections as well as explain how it was designed and developed to be ready for Connections Pink.

Adam Brown (Kudos - ISW) @Adambrownaus

Com06. OnTime Group Calendar - Leverage OnTime to increase productivity

Tuesday, May 9 | 10:15 - 11:00 | C. Gorilla 3

OnTime Group Calendar delivers a real-time overview of the people in your organisation by location, availability and business division anytime, anywhere. Available for IBM and Microsoft customers with interfaces for IBM Notes, iNotes, Connections Cloud, IBM Connections, Outlook and Office 365 - and of course on Mobile devices as well as in IBM Connections. OnTime is available in a variety of languages.
Interested in becoming a reseller? Come to the session and visit us at our booth.
NEW - We are proud to announce the release of the OnTime Pollarity our newest addition to the OnTime family. OnTime Pollarity significantly reduces the time used to decide upon a common time slot for a meeting by polling the intended participants.

Jens Overgaard Dinesen (OnTime Group Calendar) @JensOvergaard

Lars Schorling (OnTime Group Calendar)

Com08. How to drive and prove the value of Employee Engagement using IBM Connections and workplaceON on-boarding

Monday, May 8 | 14:45 - 15:30 | C. Gorilla 3

In this session we will explore how the Opus Neo solution "workplaceON" has provided clients with an intuitive interface to IBM Connections that targets content for all users. We will also show a IBM Connections on-boarding process (available for Cloud or On-premises) and that is available on any device. Using actual case studies, we will show some insights from the journey our clients are on. In one case we will show how they increased the usage of IBM Connections Cloud by > 1100% in just 4 short weeks,
You will also learn how an intuitive interface can make the difference in adoption and how the usual content from IBM Connections can be styled in a appealing and modernized design.
With the 'workplaceON SocialStudent Edition' students are provided with a real-world collaborative environment similar to the ones they’re likely to experience once they’ve graduated and entered the workforce

Jan F. Zeuthen (Opus Neo) @janfzeuthen

Dev07. Connections App Dev - Building at the Speed of Pink

Tuesday, May 9 | 13:30 - 14:30 | D. Gorilla 4

The next generation of Connections will feature great new ways to truly customize and extend the platform. Collaboration will reach a whole new level through the introduction of exciting app dev capabilities. Come see how to build and embed live situational applications that leverage new JSON-based APIs and cool open source JavaScript UI controls. Personalize Connections so that it meets your organization's requirements by customizing its look, feel and behavior in simple and intuitive ways! This session is a must for those of you interested Connection app dev futures... and there's a lot to see!

Maureen Leland (IBM) @mvgirl

Martin Donnelly (IBM) @TweeterDonnelly

Eme01. Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics

Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | E. Gorilla 5

Social adoption is a challenge for many companies. What is the most effective utilization of the environment? Who is using which resources, what in the environment is dormant or orphaned? Where should efforts focus in order to improve adoption? All of these questions can be difficult to answer and there is no "one size fits all" solution as each organization has their own unique needs. Join Femke Goedhart and Franz Walder and learn how to tackle this topic using IBM Connections and Watson. Starting out with IBM Bluemix Data Connect to collect and combine data from relevant sources, they use the cognitive power of IBM Watson Analytics to answer those tricky questions and provide solutions to real-world adoption challenges.

Femke Goedhart (panagenda) @Femkegoedhart

Franz Walder (panagenda)

Rnd01. The future of collaboration

Monday, May 8 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

The future of collaboration is powerful. It's time to move past noise and splintered applications and drive true business outcomes. The future of collaboration is open, integrated, seamless, and smart. Best of all, the future is now. Come learn how ICS is making collaboration more modern and intuitive with IBM Connections, IBM Verse, Notes/Domino, and beyond.

Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill

Lauren Maxwell (IBM) @maxwelllauren

Rnd02. Watson Work

Tuesday, May 9 | 14:45 - 15:15 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough

Joe Russo (IBM) @russoDesigns

Rnd03. Think PINK

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:30 | Table 1 Gorilla 1

The future isn't just rosy, it's PINK!!
Join this roundtable to get a quick introduction to the Connections Pink plans and strategy, and then join us in an open discussion.
Ask your questions and learn how you can travel with us on the Pink journey!

Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary

Maureen Leland (IBM) @mvgirl

Rnd07. Business Partner Roundtable

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

IBM Business Partners are invited to this interactive discussion sessions, chaired by Eduardo Angulo. We want to discuss our roadmaps, incentives, general feedback on being a partner and what we can do better for you in 2017.

Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc

Sp1. Keynote and Opening General Session

Monday, May 8 | 09:00 - 10:45 | Queen Elisabeth Hall

Huguette Ranc (IBM) @huguetteranc

Ed Brill (IBM) @edbrill

Ann-Marie Darrough (IBM) @amdarrough

Jason Roy Gary (IBM) @jasonroygary

Str05. Employee Engagement using IBM Connections

Tuesday, May 9 | 11:30 - 12:30 | B. Okapi 2

Mears Group today employs over 20,000 people in every region of the UK. A long standing Notes Domino, Quickr and Sametime user, in 2015 Mears embarked on a journey to roll out IBM Connections cloud to all its employees in order to facilitate a new way to engage with its employee base. The biggest challenge we faced was how to engage 16,000 employees who had no access to any information systems. Their interaction with the new environment had to be intuitive (from their first interaction) and provide them with relevant information that ensured they use the system on a consistent basis. The aim of this session is to explain the vision, the challenges and the current status of the implementation and we will demo our new environment.

Simon Vaughan (workplaceON) @simplyS1mon

Str08. University of Zurich: Ready to share knowledge (students welcome) with IBM Connections

Tuesday, May 9 | 16:00 - 16:45 | B. Okapi 2

The goal in giving access to IBM Connections to its more than 12’000 employees has been achieved last year. We will share what challenges we had to overcome and what worked well. Learn how the platform is used today and how the University will extend and open IBM Connections to all its students in giving access to 40’000 users in order to share knowledge without boundaries.

Sandra Bühler (Belsoft Collaboration AG) @sandraCH

Roberto Mazzoni (University of Zurich) @davoser

Str11. Social Connections take team collaboration to the next level with IBM Watson Workspace

Monday, May 8 | 16:00 - 16:20 | B. Okapi 2

In this session you will learn how the Social Connections user group took the jump from using Slack as our team collaboration tool to IBM Watson Workspace. We joined the limited beta program in July in a very early phase and functionality was still limited. However, the opportunity to help shape this new tool and provide valuable feedback to IBM was impossible to resist. We will explain why you should be using this new tool to increase your productivity by showing use cases from our team and why to choose IBM Watson Workspace over other tools on the market. Join our session and see how 9 fairly unorganized, devoted team members from all over the world organize 2 conferences a year in our free time using this tool.

Wannes Rams (Ramsit) @wannesrams

Maria Nordin Enderstam (Infoware) @mariaenderstam

Str14. Community 101 - A 20 minute intro to the ICS Community and IBM Champions

Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | B. Okapi 2

Amanda and Tony will explain to you how the IBM Champion program benefits the community as a whole, not just the IBM Champions and IBM, and how IBM Champions can impact your business.
Ever wondered what it takes to be an IBM Champion?
We’ll bring you up-to-speed.

Tony Holder (HADSL) @BigToneUK

Amanda Bauman (IBM) @amandabauman

Str16. The IBM Digital Workplace Hub: Where Digital & Engagement Propel the Market Leaders of the Future

Monday, May 8 | 16:25 - 16:45 | C. Gorilla 3

Market leaders are swiftly challenging their traditional business models and moving quickly to the digital future. The journey to market leadership will require all viable companies to run harder, eliminate redundancies, hire and retain the ‘next generation’ workforce. In this session, Felix Binsack and several of our customers will show you how the Digital Workplace Hub provides the corporate office, management and workforce with a single user experience for their corporate/division communications, workplace enterprise social collaboration and custom applications – regardless of your device, work location or role. Look forward to many different use cases and interesting customer projects all about a Digital Workplace based on IBM Connections and XCC – Web Content & Custom Apps Extension.