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. IBM Verse on Premises 10 Deep Dive

Tuesday, May 22 | 17:00 - 17:45 | B. Guadaloupe


IBM has revolutionized the enterprise inbox from the ground up for today's social and mobile workplace. Check out this session for the latest updates and future plans for Verse on Premises V10, including advances in offline, security, calendaring and customization.
You'll also learn how your organization can position itself for driving massive improvements in end-user satisfaction and engagement with IBM's amazingly powerful and easy-to-use inbox!
This is the can't-miss Verse on Premises V10 session!
Barry Rosen (HCL) @b_rosen

Barry Rosen is a Senior Regional Director for Products and Platforms at HCL Technologies. He is responsible for the full offering requirements for IBM Notes, IBM Domino, Sametime and IBM Verse. Barry has owned many key product responsibilities across IBM's Messaging and Collaboration portfolio (including ICAA IMSMO, 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.

Drew Birnbaum (IBM)

Drew Birnbaum has worked in the IT industry for almost 3 decades holding a variety of senior IBM technical and sales leadership positions. Mr. Birnbaum is currently the IBM Notes Domino and Messaging Offering Manager based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Birnbaum has spoken at countless industry and IBM events and travels regularly to meet with customers all over the world. In his spare time, Mr. Birnbaum provides project assistance in Africa helping emerging economies harness the power of information technology.


Adm02. Cross-Platform Parallels: Understanding SharePoint (Online) Through Notes-colored glasses

Wednesday, May 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | B. Guadaloupe


Companies that consider going hybrid or cloud, be it through Connections Cloud or Office 365, face a greater challenge than ever before when it comes to evaluating the different options available for their collaboration and email strategies. In this session, we'll discuss the infrastructure and deployment of SharePoint, with a sharp focus on SharePoint Online, by drawing parallels to numerous bits and pieces of IBM Notes. You'll come away from this informative session with an understanding of what SharePoint is made of and how it's internal workings compare to (or differ from) crucial IBM Notes aspects such as views, forms, databases, and security. Being more familiar with SharePoint will give you a strong asset whether you're tasked with evaluating other platforms, looking to better understand the competition or preparing to write your first SharePoint apps.
Ben Menesi (Ytria Inc.) @BenMenesi

As Head of Product at Ytria, Ben Menesi oversees the strategic direction of product development and leads worldwide customer workshops on ICS administration & development.
Ben regularly speaks at industry conferences such as IBM Connect, Engage, Auslug, and at numerous customer events around the globe. His acclaimed presentations cover topics such as Domino administration, enterprise security, and Domino replication. He has been named IBM Champion for the past 4 consecutive years.
Ben began his career at EDS (acquired by Hewlett Packard) and then worked for several enterprise level IBM and Microsoft customers in various capacities, ranging from Domino administrator to system engineer to Notes & SharePoint developer, before joining the Ytria team in early 2011.


Adm03. IBM Notes and Domino Performance Boost - Reloaded

Wednesday, May 23 | 08:00 - 08:45 | A. Theater


There is always room for improvement! Maximizing the IBM Notes client and Domino server performance doesn't have to be complicated. Reloaded for the latest IBM Notes/Domino 9 version (9.0.1 Feature Pack 10 or later), join Chris and Luis to find out the best and latest performance tuning tips. Learn how to debug your clients(s) and server(s), deal with outdated ODS, network latency, application/mail performance issues and more. Improve your IBM Notes client installations to provide a better experience for happier administration and happier end users! As a special bonus, Chris will show you how to reduce the startup time of virtualized IBM Notes Clients (Citrix / VMWare / etc).
Christoph Adler (panagenda) @cadler80

Christoph Adler has been working with IBM (Lotus) Notes / Domino, mostly as a technical consultant, since 2001. He has been involved in large projects, including migrations, consolidations and client and application management from planning to design and implementation. Since 2012 he is working as a Senior Consultant at panagenda focuses on client management solutions for IBM Notes, the analysis and optimization of ICS infrastructures and cloud onboarding. Christoph is an IBM Champion for Social Business 2016 and 2017 and a frequent speaker at technical conferences in Europe and the US.

Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga

Luis Guirigay is a WW Executive IT Specialist at IBM and published author for multiple books and articles covering IBM technologies. He focuses on Cloud and Collaboration and he is often involved in complex technical situations or IT and Business strategy discussions. He is a regular speaker at events all over the world and is always willing to share his knowledge and passion for collaborative technologies. Luis is also a Certified Distinguished IT Specialist and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.


Adm04. ​The Lazy Admin Wins the Game. A 'How To' guide

Wednesday, May 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | C. Trinidad


​We spent the last 6 months deep diving into automation (DevOps) tools to make our life easier.
We applied it to Connections (On-Prem) and other technologies. Come and see how Ansible, Jenkins (and many others) can be friends with Administrators (let’s steal developer tools).
Deploy Connections components, install fix-packs, automate tedious tasks and more.
Daniele Vistalli (Factor-y Srl) @DanieleVistalli

Since 1998 Daniele Vistalli has been in Web Development projects initially using the Lotus Domino and Notes Platform.
Later on he began working with other IBM technologies like WebSphere and WebSphere Portal in government project in Italy.
In 2009 he founded his own company, Factor-y S.r.l., focusing completely on delivering high impact solutions built on IBM WebSphere portal and the IBM Lotus portfolio
Specialties: Architect / Consultant, Portals, Collaboration, skilled on IBM Platforms.

Matteo Bisi (Factor-y Srl) @mbisi78

Matteo Bisi is a Senior System Engineer specialized in IBM Collaboration Software like Connections, Portal and Domino.
IBM Champion last 5 years (from 2014 to 2018) , blogger and addicted to new technologies, now focused on automation and IBM Private cloud.


Adm05. Finding the Right Path for your IBM Domino Applications

Wednesday, May 23 | 16:00 - 16:45 | D. Sun Room


Plotting the right path forward for your IBM Domino applications can be challenging! Join Francie and Luis to learn about IBM’s strategy on how to get started
with application landscape transformation and the brand new version of ApplicationInsights! Find out how to create your own custom insight searches that turn your very own data into actionable solutions. Learn more about code similarity and ApplicationInsights' easy to understand dashboards that show application usage and business value. Gain a clear understanding on what applications can be
archived, rewritten or modernized easily and how to take the next steps forward.
Francie Tanner (panagenda) @akafrancie

Francie Tanner is a Director at panagenda and has 20 years experience engaging people, building strategic alliances, creating sustainable relationships and growth.
Born and raised in Switzerland, and after nearly a decade in the British West Indies, she now lives in South Carolina and is passionate about connecting people with technology and resourcefulness. Francie is an 8 time IBM Champion, frequent conference speaker, and enjoys building communities and traveling across 7 countries with a single carry-on.

Luis Guirigay (IBM) @lguiriga

Luis Guirigay is a WW Executive IT Specialist at IBM and published author for multiple books and articles covering IBM technologies. He focuses on anything Social, Cloud and Collaboration and he is often involved in complex technical situations or IT and Business strategy discussions. 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 and a member of the Thought Leader Certification Board at IBM. You can connect with him via @lguiriga or about.me/lguiriga


Adm06. An introduction to configuring Domino for docker

Tuesday, May 22 | 13:30 - 14:30 | B. Guadaloupe


9.0.1 FP10 brings support for Domino on a docker platform. You probably know that and you may know that docker is a container solution but how do you install and run docker? How do you configure and maintain a Domino container?. Can Domino on docker support external clustering? In this technical session we'll discuss docker architecture and step you through deploying Domino inside a container.
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. Her focus includes the design, deployment and administration of global infrastructures as well as the real world security and privacy aspects of expanding data ecosystems.


Adm07. 30 tips about IBM Verse

Tuesday, May 22 | 16:00 - 16:45 | B. Guadaloupe


You've heard all about IBM Verse. Maybe you've already gotten used to use this web based email service from IBM. But are you really getting your money's worth out of the power of IBM Verse? There's a lot more to IBM Verse than meets the eye. Hogne will use his long experience gained by teaching users effective use of email and calendar and show you how you can really unlock the power and secrets of IBM Verse.
Hogne Bø Pettersen (Brainworker) @elfworld

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 the leader of the Norwegian IBM ICS User Group, ISBG.


Adm08. What About The APPS? The Domino App Modernisation Story

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 - 12:30 | B. Guadaloupe


We are at an applications crossroad!
With so many platforms available, with so many SaaS solutions that are challenging business processes and reducing costs, with almost endless flexibility for Cloud/On Premise/Hybrid infrastructure - how do our long-standing, ever reliable Domino apps stack up?
Users want visual, intuitive, fast and productive apps delivered anywhere with mobility and design at the core of the experience. It is not enough to ‘stick a web front end on a Domino app’, users want consumer app experiences at work - with all the security, flexibility and functionality expected from today’s standards.
In this session - let’s talk about some ways in which you can modernise, integrate and transform your Domino apps using modern frameworks and infrastructure such as NodeJS, BlueMix, Kubernetes and Docker, and discuss the importance of using data and analytics as a basis for any Domino application transformation project.
Jared Roberts (ISW) @jazzaroberts

Jared Roberts is a Senior Software Engineer for ISW - Platinum IBM Business Partner in Australia. Specialising in Collaboration, Mobility and Cloud Technologies.
Jared splits his time between customer consulting and pre-sales for ISW, as well as being the technical lead for panagenda software in APAC.


Adm09. Pointing Fingers? DDM to the Rescue

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | B. Guadaloupe


Cloud Hybrid? Mixed domains? Gmail, Microsoft and Notes coexisting? Domino DDM (Domino Domain Monitoring) to the rescue. Ok, maybe not rescue, but at least you will know who is down and what service is down BEFORE your users.
Old School gets a new lease on life, or for those who never use it, this is your chance to learn about it.
Keith Brooks (B2B Whisperer) @lotusevangelist

Keith Brooks is the Chief Whisperer for B2B Whisperer and CIO for CRGO Law. He is also an IBM Champion and is so old he beta tested Domino, Sametime, Watson Workspace Quickr, Traveler and Connections but came to Lotus Notes in R2. Keith recently presented at IBM THINK and Social Connections and looks forward to his first Engage event.


Adm10. Best Practices: Domino and the Cloud

Tuesday, May 22 | 11:45 - 12:30 | B. Guadaloupe


There are lots of customers like you with Domino mail or applications that continue to run on premise. Now is the time to move them to the cloud. Learn best practices and some of the industries most innovative solutions to assist with moving your Domino applications to the cloud, allowing your organization to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and improve employee and customer satisfaction. The cloud is changing how Domino services can be delivered to organizations and customers, join one of the industries foremost experts, and lean how.
Stuart McKay (HCL) @stumckay

Stuart McKay has over 20 years in in the collaboration technology business in various roles including development, delivery, offering management and solution sales. Stuart is currently the Global Director of Services at HCL Technologies overseeing collaboration services and offerings for Domino, Notes, Connections, Box and Watson Workspace. Prior to HCL, Stuart was the Global Leader for Cloud Services, based out of the IBM Lab in Markham Canada, overseeing the sales and delivery of cloud services projects within the Enterprise Social Solutions Division; including cloud email services, application services and managed services. Stuart is a recognized industry expert in the topic of cloud email migrations and has recently presented at IBM Connect, IBM Software Symposium and presented papers at the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies. Stuart is also at the forefront of developing innovative cloud offerings for Domino customers to move mail and applications to the Cloud. Stuart calls Oakville, Ontario home with his wife and two boys.

David Byrd (IBM) @davbyrd


Adm11. Best practises for deploying Verse on Premise (VoP)

Wednesday, May 23 | 08:00 - 08:45 | B. Guadaloupe


IBM's local edition of Verse for email is hitting many enterprises. If you have not yet tried this out for yourself, then come and find out just how easy it is.
Learn the tips and tricks that go into a successful deployment with a hands-on demo of the places to look out for and the finished product.
We'll also show the integrations with Connections Files, Profiles and Box.
Tim Clark (BCC Ltd) @TimsterC

Tim Clark lives and works in the UK as the BCC Director of Services & Support. Having been in IT since 1987 he has seen a lot of technologies come and go, and some of them even come back around again. Over the years, he’s played the role of manager, mentor, administrator, educator, evangelist & more. His ability to connect with people and gain their trust is second to none. Tim specialises in Prince 2, ITIL, IBM Domino, Mac, Linux, Windows, MDM, Sametime, Connections, WebSphere and empathy based support methodolgies. He also leads the ICON UK IBM user group in his spare time.
For fun Tim enjoys BBQs, rides bicycles, motorcycles & scuba diving. To relax he plays drums as part of the house band at his local church. Tim loves spending time at home with his wife, 2 children & 3 cats

Sharon James (BCC Ltd) @SocialShazza

Sharon James has been working in the IT Industry since 1996 and since 2003 she has been working with IBM Collaboration Solutions - mainly WebSphere including Application Server, Portal and Commerce, amongst many other IBM/Lotus software offerings.
Since 2009 she has specialised in IBM Connections and it's related software.
Sharon has spoken at many user groups and Lotusphere/Connect/Think, has been an IBM Champion since 2011 and is also on the board for ICON UK, the UK IBM user group.


Adm12. Integrating the core silos – CRM and IBM Connections, leveraging existing IBM Notes installations (20 min.)

Tuesday, May 22 | 16:25 - 16:45 | D. Sun Room


Many IBM customers still stick with IBM Notes as their main Collaboration Solution. This session will address the requirements from an admin and deployment perspective on how to boost existing IBM Verse, IBM Notes and Domino, IBM SmartCloud Notes, and IBM Notes Traveler installations to provide seamless and robust data automation with a dozen of the world's best CRM systems. Riva leverages the strength and flexibility of IBM Domino by exposing web services that are called by the Riva Connector, allowing to provide a highly distributed and scalable synchronization solution. Drive sales productivity and improve customer engagement for your end users by surfacing actionable customer intelligence, relationship mapping and analytics, as well cognitive insights directly in IBM Notes.
Corinna Schmeykal (Riva CRM Integration) @crm_integration

Since 2013 Corinna Schmeykal is working for Riva CRM Integration, responsible for Business Development, Sales and Customer Success across the EMEA market. She is an accomplished practice leader driving revenue in key accounts and partner sales, and loves to build relationships to develop, implement, and manage strategic and operational projects. She completed an university degree of business administration in the major of human resource management.


Adm21. ICS on Linux Roundtable (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 13:30 - 14:30 | Table 2 Honolulu


Linuxfest returns to Europe! Join Bill Malchisky, Daniel Nashed, IBM's Drew Birnbaum, HCL's Barry Rosen, plus IBM's Martin Leyrer as they discuss the current Notes/Domino Linux strategy in an informative roundtable setting. They absolutely will cover Domino V10 and Docker support. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. They welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including possibly expanding to CentOS for Docker. Join us!
Bill Malchisky (Effective Software Solutions) @billmalchisky

Bill Malchisky Jr. is a seven-time IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, bringing 20+ years of global IBM software consulting experience in regulated verticals and business prowess to his sessions. Linux is a consistent theme in most of the presentations Bill gave at 40+ IBM focused conferences. An active engager with IBM on technical matters, he helped drive and approve the macOS Notes installer for High Sierra release. Currently, he trains admins on Linux builds and runs a team of 15 developers for a customer. Check out his ICS and Linux focused blog.

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/Domino 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 Windows/UNIX/Linux and is the author of the popular Domino on Linux/Unix Start Script.
Daniel is a regular speaker at IBM conferences, other national and international events and a proud member of the Penumbra Group.

Drew Birnbaum (IBM) @abirnbauxx

Drew Birnbaum has worked in the IT industry for almost 3 decades holding a variety of senior IBM technical and sales leadership positions. Mr. Birnbaum is currently the IBM Notes Domino and Messaging Offering Manager based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Birnbaum has spoken at countless industry and IBM events and travels regularly to meet with customers all over the world. In his spare time, Mr. Birnbaum provides project assistance in Africa helping emerging economies harness the power of information technology.

Barry Rosen (HCL) @b_rosen

Barry Rosen is a Senior Regional Director for Products and Platforms at HCL Technologies. He is responsible for the full offering requirements for IBM Notes, IBM Domino, Sametime and IBM Verse. Barry has owned many key product responsibilities across IBM's Messaging and Collaboration portfolio (including ICAA IMSMO, 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.

Martin Leyrer (IBM) @leyrer

Martin Leyrer has been providing IT-Wizardry for money for over 20 years. He boldly manages systems where angels fear to tread. Martin is easily distracted by everything shiny and new and he's excited by learning new things, strangle attracted to reverse-engineer badly documented product bundles.