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

Rnd01. Domino App Dev (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 13:30 - 14:30 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with IBM's Offering Managers and HCL's team
Andrew Manby (IBM)

Andrew Manby is responsible for the market and product strategy of the IBM Domino portfolio including IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM Sametime, IBM Verse on Premises and IBM Connections Cloud (Mail and Sametime) offerings. Andrew has experience in both product and marketing leadership roles across the analytics, data management, and data integration markets.

Andrew Davis (HCL)

Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Uffe Sorensen leads IBM's Notes/Domino Messaging & Collaboration business world wide with a special focus on Europe - in close collaboration with HCL who jointly with IBM invest in the future of the platform. Uffe engage with customers and partners globally to optimize their use of ND technology for collaboration and work-processes. And together with HCL for a renewed focus on ND as no/lo-code platform for business users !


Rnd02. IBM Collaboration Framework Use Case Shoot Out (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 11:30 - 12:30 | Table 1 Vancouver


Join us for a fun and interactive "shoot out" where the audience fires their business problem bullets at Alan, and he attempt to shoot back with how, using the IBM Collaboration Framework, those business problems can be addressed. Want to improve customer loyalty? Take a shot and we'll engage! Need a solution to on-board staff? Take aim!
Alan Hamilton (IBM) @alanghamilton

Alan Hamilton is the chief advocate for IBM Connections and Watson Work. In his role he gets to lead an incredibly talented group of business professionals who listen to customer needs and help them become more productive, communicative and profitable. Alan’s approach to helping customers is to be extremely practical - focus on the issues, identify where IBM can help and apply IBM Connections and Watson Work to those solutions for immediate benefit. He is an expert in collaboration adoption and implementation and has experience in architecting, designing, implementing and supporting collaboration solutions.


Rnd03. Notes Client & Designer (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 09:00 - 10:00 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with IBM's Offering Managers and HCL's team
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) @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.

Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Uffe Sorensen leads IBM's Notes/Domino Messaging & Collaboration business world wide with a special focus on Europe - in close collaboration with HCL who jointly with IBM invest in the future of the platform. Uffe engage with customers and partners globally to optimize their use of ND technology for collaboration and work-processes. And together with HCL for a renewed focus on ND as no/lo-code platform for business users !


Rnd04. Business Partner Roundtable (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with the partner community on whats driving your business in 2018. Bring your questions and comments on what can help accelerate your business. Share your thoughts on enabling success now and in the future, bring ideas and questions on faster time to value for customers. Partners are core to success at IBM.
Bob Schultz (IBM) @_bobschultz

Bob Schultz oversees IBM’s collaboration and talent management solutions business, which helps companies transform their business by providing a unique combination of software, analytics and behavioral science to help clients source, attract, recruit and hire the right people, design the workplace to ensure people feel valued and engaged, and develop strategies to help people reach their full potential and optimize the business. Schultz is also responsible for driving and innovating a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of SaaS and premise-based email, social and communication software, infused with cognitive and analytics capabilities.

Huguette Ranc (IBM)

Huguette Ranc is Vice President, Collaboration and Talent Solutions, Europe.
She has lead this business in Europe for more than 4 years now, focusing on Client Success and Europe specifics requirements.

Aurore Marie-Achour (IBM)

Aurore Marie-Achour is the IBM Europe Channel Leader for Collaboration Solutions. For 7 years now, Aurore has been helping IBM Business Partners drive Collaborative projects for their customers. Aurore has a deep, +20 experience in Channel Leader Europe positions at IBM and outside, that she leverages to work with Business Partners to build and execute their go-to-market strategy, skills growth plans, sales and marketing campaigns and customers' projects. She loves collaboration tools and use them to engage . Her goal is to make IBM Business Partners successful!

Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Uffe Sorensen leads IBM's Notes/Domino Messaging & Collaboration business world wide with a special focus on Europe - in close collaboration with HCL who jointly with IBM invest in the future of the platform. Uffe engage with customers and partners globally to optimize their use of ND technology for collaboration and work-processes. And together with HCL for a renewed focus on ND as no/lo-code platform for business users !


Rnd05. IBM Connections (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 17:00 - 17:45 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with the Offering Managers
Danielle Baptiste (IBM) @SocialBaptiste

Danielle Baptiste is Director of Offering Management for the Collaboration portfolio with IBM Collaboration & Talent.  Spending most of her career focused on client experiences in onsite consulting roles, technical project management, and leadership in various client success environments at Pfizer, JP Morgan Chase, State Street Bank, IBM, and others, Danielle understands the importance of driving client experiences that are efficient in both their execution and their deployment.  Transforming the way you work doesn’t mean replacing what you have, but continuing to evolve your business to be ready for the next waves of new generational work styles, artificial intelligence instrumentation, and automation.

René Schimmer (IBM) @rschimmer

In his current role as Sr. Product Manager in IBM Collaboration Solutions, René Schimmer works closely with customers and partners on a world wide basis to communicate IBM’s Collaboration Software strategy as well as to engage in active dialogues on key business challenges.
René has more than 20 years of experience as a Product Manager for online business services and enterprise software solutions. Throughout his career he has managed a range of products from web hosting, B2B online marketing, to various software offerings including intelligent work-stream collaboration, social enterprise networking, web content management, document management, enterprise content management, and business process management solutions.

Stefano Pogliani (IBM) @stefanopog

Stefano Pogliani is a veteran in the domain of "Collaboration" and in the domain of "Integration". He is a passionate of new technologies and active, inside and outside IBM, in using and promoting the value of modern Collaboration practices and tools since several years.
Prior to joining IBM, Stefano spent his career at Digital Equipment, Forté Software and Sun Microsystems, where he covered different technical roles.


Rnd06. Verse: on Premises, Cloud and Mobile (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with IBM's Offering Managers and HCL's team
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) @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.

Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Uffe Sorensen leads IBM's Notes/Domino Messaging & Collaboration business world wide with a special focus on Europe - in close collaboration with HCL who jointly with IBM invest in the future of the platform. Uffe engage with customers and partners globally to optimize their use of ND technology for collaboration and work-processes. And together with HCL for a renewed focus on ND as no/lo-code platform for business users !


Rnd07. Watson Workspace (Round Table)

Tuesday, May 22 | 11:45 - 12:30 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with the Offering Managers
Kirti Gani (IBM) @tx_kg

Kirti Gani is a 17 year veteran in the collaboration software business working at IBM who has taken on leadership roles across Support and Development and more recently Product Management. He is currently an Offering Manager for IBM Watson Work based out of Austin, Texas.

Stefano Pogliani (IBM) @stefanopog

Stefano Pogliani is a veteran in the domain of "Collaboration" and in the domain of "Integration". He is a passionate of new technologies and active, inside and outside IBM, in using and promoting the value of modern Collaboration practices and tools since several years.
Prior to joining IBM, Stefano spent his career at Digital Equipment, Forté Software and Sun Microsystems, where he covered different technical roles.


Rnd08. Domino & Sametime (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 13:30 - 14:30 | Table 1 Vancouver


Your invited to an open discussion forum to meet with IBM's Offering Managers and HCL's team
Richard Jefts (HCL)

Richard Jefts is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. In this capacity, Richard is responsible for leading HCL’s multi-hundred million dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Workflow / Apps Businesses. Richard’s responsibilities include day to day operations of the enterprise and portfolio leading ongoing engineering and next generation technologies. He leads the continuous delivery of software into the cloud, enablement of Agile development processes globally and overall quality and customer experience.

Andrew Manby (IBM)

Andrew Manby is responsible for the market and product strategy of the IBM Domino portfolio including IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM Sametime, IBM Verse on Premises and IBM Connections Cloud (Mail and Sametime) offerings. Andrew has experience in both product and marketing leadership roles across the analytics, data management, and data integration markets.

Uffe Sorensen (IBM) @uffesorensen

Uffe Sorensen leads IBM's Notes/Domino Messaging & Collaboration business world wide with a special focus on Europe - in close collaboration with HCL who jointly with IBM invest in the future of the platform. Uffe engage with customers and partners globally to optimize their use of ND technology for collaboration and work-processes. And together with HCL for a renewed focus on ND as no/lo-code platform for business users !


Rnd09. Cloud Developer Experience-Connections & Work Services (Round Table)

Wednesday, May 23 | 14:45 - 15:30 | Table 1 Vancouver


You've created apps for ICS Cloud products, now here is an opportunity to give feedback, suggestions, critiques in using our resources so we can make our developer experience better for you.
Kirti Gani (IBM) @tx_kg

Kirti Gani is a 17 year veteran in the collaboration software business working at IBM who has taken on leadership roles across Support and Development and more recently Product Management. He is currently an Offering Manager for IBM Watson Work based out of Austin, Texas.

Vincent Burckhardt (IBM)

Vincent Burckhardt is a Software Architect on the Watson Work team, based out of Dublin, Ireland. He has been part of the Watson Work team since the very inception of the offering, handling a wide range of aspects from executing a radical shift in development methodologies to enable Cloud-First software, to orchestrating user and developer-facing missions such as collaboration space templates. Prior to this, Vincent worked for 6 years in the IBM Connections development team.

Martin Donnelly (IBM) @tweeterdonnelly

Martin Donnelly is a software architect at IBM Ireland leading various aspects of App Dev for IBM Collaboration Solutions. Primarily this encompasses customization and extensibility for IBM Connections through IBM Connections Customizer and other offerings. Martin also has a very long association with Notes/Domino development having led both the Domino Designer and the XPages runtime teams for many years. He is a co-author of a number of best-selling App Dev books with IBM Press, a regular speaker at ICS conferences and a board member of OpenNTF.org.