So, it's over, for one more time.

This year, Connect 2016 has been a true blast for me, I never had a more busy and more appointment-packed Connect-O-Sphere Conference since I touched ground in Orlando for the first time 17 years ago. Yes, I grew to be an old fart with this conference and yet - it still has these moments that I recall from my first visit. What I mean ? Well, these inspiring moments you will remember for a long time, that send shivers down your spine and that are able to energize you for the year ahead.

While I grew older, these moments started to come from different sources. In the first years, they were mostly technology driven. New stuff, new features, new products - all so exciting, shiny and new, endless possibilties to do business with. Well, I never lost my excitement for technology, but it somewhat became more rational, more relaxed. Wait until they deliver taht stuff, wait what they might deliver. Will your customers like that stuff the way you are appreciating it ?

Today, my excitement comes ore and more from the true heart of this conference - meeting people, meeting subject mater experts, interact with IBMers I have met virtually in countless conference calls and in customer situations but rarely in person. Meet customers and listen to great session talks that are eye-opening and brain-expanding (is that the correct term?) in inspiring new ideas. For all this, I have to thank a special bunch of people that I met face to face for the first time in person here and that helped me and hosted me like I never have been hosted by IBM before - Team IBM Canada ! So in person - Vivienne, Connie, Aldrin and Angel - cheers to you and thank you SO MUCH for all your help during this outstanding week ! And please, IBM, pay these people well, they are true gems in your organization !

But that's not all. My highlight moments this year have been numerous but top of mind of course is my first speaker engagement at a Connect Conference. As you can see in the previous post, we had a very special topic to talk about, but it was an hour to remember - lots of questions, a good crowd for the competition of having to present at 8am in the morning and not one but two super sessions as the competition.

I don't know if I ever talked about it, but it has been a line on my bucket list to be speaking at Connect-O-Sphere Conference once in my professional life and I can't tell you how satisfying and rewarding it is to be able to mark this goal as achieved. Now, while I know that Patrick, me and the Teams in the background came up with a great piece of technology, being able to speak in Orlando would not have been possible without the help of other outstanding people I got to know in the past year on customer side and within IBM. So the next round of a big THANK YOU goes to the project team at Lufthansa (Heike Griess-Nega in person) and the complementing IBM Team (Torsten Reissig, Mathias Marhoff, Peter Schütt and Tom Zeizel, just to name a few) and their help to get this ball rolling. Thank you, we owe you all !

I continued my tradition of visiting the general closing session. I totally appreciated the talk by Erik Wahl as it resonated to me for the journey we have been on over the past two years. What are ideas worth ? I asked this question to myself a lot of times last year and after this week, I feel rewarded for taking risks and following my intuition. And I'm truly thankful of being able to recognize these moments and to be able to enjoy them.

So once more, I will be leaving Orlando tomorrow with a fair share of confidence and positive thoughts for the year. What a great way to kick off the year. If all is going well, I will be back next year for sure.

Heiko.

P.S.: I have one more thank you I almost forgot about - thank you Annette Ahrens for coming to our session and the pictures you have sent us ! Save travels back home ad we will meet at the next DNUG "Stammtisch".

Image:Why for me, Connect 2016 met its goal - make every moment count
Heiko Voigt   |   3 February 2016 00:07:01   |    Connect  IBM  IMPRISIS    |   Comments [0]

We did it !

Patrick and I finished our session at IBM Connect 2016. We had great talks with Customers on various integration aspects.
Connect 2016 is really running well ;-).

Here are our slides for anyone who's interested. The talk covers all of our IMPRISIS Portfilio, architectural charts as well as use cases from our first implementation projects.

Session slides for TI-1217 Extend and Surround your Adobe Digital Marketing Implementations with IBM Software #IBMCONNECT
Heiko Voigt   |   2 February 2016 21:37:19   |     |   Comments [0]

So, I have to say I like the session preview tool for IBM Connect 2016 very much. And I also have to say that I found so many interesting sessions this year - I'm really looking forward to the curriculum. So below, this is my list of sessions that "speak" to me, what about yours ? I won't be able to see all of them but at least I will try to visit as many as possible.



1003: node.js for Domino Developers Lightning Talk
The world of web application development is big, really big. One of the most popular platforms is node.js. XPages developers already have a leg up in understanding node.js and in this session you'll find out the basics: how to create a basic web application. But then we'll push it a little bit further; how to integrate an application with your Domino data. We'll cover the best development tools and some useful tips and tricks to help on your journey to become a node.js developer.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Matt White, LDC Via






1070: GIT 'er done. Real World Experience with SCM in Domino Designer Technical Breakout
With Eclipse and XPages the Domino development tools are greatly improved over what we had in the forms and views days. But with XPages developing in a shared database on shared servers can cause significant performance and logistical problems. You need to learn and use Source Control Management (SCM) with your XPages applications. Whether you develop individually or as a team, SCM can manage the code for you. In this session we will walk through the setup and usage of a Domino SCM sytem using SourceTree and BitBucket. We will explore the basics of the GIT processes that support branching, merging and conflict resolution.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Henry Newberry, HealthSpace Informatics, Ltd






1074: Optimus XPages: An Explosion of Techniques and Best Practices Technical Breakout
Starting a new XPages project but not sure it?s going to be done right the first time? Do you have an existing application that doesn?t seem to have that ?X? Factor? In this session John will demonstrate how XPages developers can apply proven techniques and best practices to take their applications to a game changing level.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Education

Speakers

John Jardin, Ukuvuma Solutions






1077: Real-time Video Chat XPage Application Using Websocket and WebRTC Technologies Technical Breakout
The websocket protocol/API is part of the HTML5 standard. It's a full-duplex, single socket persistent connection over which information flows dynamically between clients and servers. Websocket is significantly simpler and more efficient than long-polling (Comet) or AJAX. WebRTC is an open project providing browsers and mobile application with audio and video Real-Time Communications capabilities via a simple JavaScript API. This presentation will demonstrate how to bring chat and video communication capabilities to XPages using the OpenNTF websocket plugin with WebRTC so that attendees can learn how to start their own real-time communication application.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Csaba Kiss, Los Alamos National Laboratory






1100: Break Out of the Box - Integrate Existing Domino Data with Modern Websites Lightning Talk
Your company has decided to to move some of your applications from the Notes client to the browser and, in the process, make them look more modern. But you don't have the luxury of spending time learning XPages, this needs to be done right away. In this session you will find out how to keep your data in a Domino environment and create an attractive and modern web front-end with industry standards to read, write, and update the Domino data using Ajax, JSON/JSONP and other technologies. You will also walk away with a sample database full of code that you can use back home.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Karl-Henry Martinsson, Deep South Insurance






1154: Rethinking Mobile Digital Experience Using WCM and MobileFirst Technical Breakout
IBM Websphere Portal 8.5 has enhanced web content management (WCM) capabilities by introducing REST services that provide authoring access to content items and components. By having WCM, a powerful content management system hosted on cloud, a new set of possibilities are opened for integrating with MobileFirst applications easily and flexibly. This also paves way to externalize the mobile application content to a content management system on cloud and leverage advantages such as content versioning, workflows, preview and much more. This can also be extended to mobile applications built on platforms other than MobileFirst.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Divyalakshmi Mahendran, Avnet Services
Ganesh Babu, Avnet Services






1172: Shipping Domino: How to Put Domino in a Container and Live Happy + Book of Recipes Lightning Talk
Domino is one of the most flexible and secure application platform around. Administrators have learned how easy it is to deploy and maintain it. Now it's time for the next step. Come and see how Domino plays inside Docker, a "container" technology, that can make installing, managing and updating domino servers a breeze. Learn how to setup a functional dev, test or production server in minutes and how to plan and manage updates in a containerized environment. Discover how you can build a Domino cloud in minutes and deliver application services in an optimized environment, or learn how to automate your integration testing for new and old applications using Jenkins and Docker together.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Manager
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Matteo Bisi, Factor-y srl
Daniele Vistalli, Factor-y Srl






1207: The Grid, the Brad, and The Ugly: Using Grids to Improve Your Applications Technical Breakout
Do you want better features, better performance, and a better UI in your XPages applications? Then display your data in grids instead of built-in controls. In this session, Paul and Brad will demonstrate why grids are a significant improvement in general and cover why one size does not fit all. They will review the features of commonly-used JavaScript grid frameworks (including Dojo, jQuery, Kendo UI, and Sencha) in order to help you determine which is the best fit for your applications.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Brad Balassaitis, PSC Group






1238: REST Services in Domino - Key to Modern Web Applications Technical Breakout
Any modern Web Application, whether it is implemented in IBM BlueMix or using AngularJS, uses REST services. REST became the de facto standard for interaction between systems. With the integration of XPages in Domino, there are a lot ways to provide REST services. It is time to take a closer look how we can provide REST services in Domino. After laying the groundwork with a short introduction to REST, we will discuss how to use the IBM Domino Access Services. Another way to utilize the REST Services which come with the Extension Library are Custom Rest Services. Next we will introduce JAX-RS and show how to implement a custom written REST Service in Java.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Bernd Hort, assono GmbH






1279: "Marty, You're Just Not Thinking Fourth Dimensionally": Troubleshooting XPages Technical Breakout
When XPages code doesn't work as expected, it's often because the expectation was wrong. With the various phases of the XPages lifecycle, validation, the various event handler settings, embedding Server-Side JavaScript within Client-Side JavaScript or scoped variables, understanding what's really there when your code wants it is key to troubleshooting XPages. This session will help you think fourth dimensionally to better pre-empt the outcomes and troubleshoot when things don't work out as expected. You'll realise whether or not the bridge over Clayton...Shonash Ravine will be there to ensure your XPages make it Back to the Future.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Paul Withers, Intec Systems Ltd






1342: Deep Dive: Building Apps with IBM Connections Cloud APIs Technical Breakout
This session will be a deep dive and trenches experience review of working with IBM Connections Cloud APIs, including what is possible, what is not, what is new, what is different (from on-premise dev), how to get from start to finish, and where, when, and how to deploy. Will include tricks and tips to help you avoid the hard spots, and guarantee deployment success. Practical examples, and open questions and answers will be used to ensure the session is interactive and useful.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Connections
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Patrick Li, AppFusions
David Simpson, AppFusions






1349: IBM Verse AppDev and Extensibility Technical Breakout
Cloud-based mail solutions present different challenges for service integration and enabling IBM partners/ISVs. This session will look at the future app dev strategy for IBM Verse and how some of our existing technologies of REST, customization, widgets, Live Text and OpenSocial will play in IBM Verse.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Yun Zhi Lin, IBM






1426: How to Develop the WOW Factor with IBM Digital Experience on Cloud Technical Breakout
From Angular to Ember to Jquery and beyond, Front end developers have a wide range of languages, tools and technologies they can use to build web and mobile applications. In this session you will learn how to develop using IBM Digtial Experience on Cloud (DXC), creating first class customer experiences using your tools, technologies and frameworks of choice.  We dive right into how you can use these to create stunning components that can be delivered and managed by IBM DXC. We will also see how DXC allows developers to enrich these apps with data from back-end sources and how our module framework reduces complexity.  Finally, we will dive in our Content As A Service framework to demonstrate how to deliver a multichannel mobile experience.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

David Strachan, IBM
Rob Enright, IBM






1481: Don't give up on Domino! Introducing Darwino: A New Lifeline for Domino Developers and Customers Lightning Talk
How do you leverage existing Domino skills to develop social, mobile, and cloud applications for IBM Bluemix that can run and replicate data on mobile devices and wearables? What if you simply want to make a piece of a legacy Notes app that no one wants to touch available to certain IBM Connections Communities and share content between Domino and Connections? In this session, Philippe Riand and Jesse Gallagher will introduce the latest release of the Darwino application development platform. They will show how simple it is to add Darwino to an existing Domino environment and start extending your Domino apps to IBM Bluemix, IBM Connections and Mobile Devices without touching the existing apps.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Jesse Gallagher, I Know Some Guys, LLC
Philippe Riand, Triloggroup






1482: Extending Forms Experience Builder with jQuery, AngularJS, and Meteor Lightning Talk
Forms Experience Builder is a rich, rapid application development platform that can extend beyond basic form development. See examples from real world applications that show how, using various javascript libraries and software, you can build and extend to feature rich, web applications simply and easily.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Tim Reilly, Prolifics






1503: Extending IBM Connections Cloud and Verse Technical Breakout
We will provide an overview of extensions, extension points, and the extension registry, demonstrating what a 3rd party developer needs to do to create an asset that extends the value of IBM Connections Cloud. We will focus on extension points in Connections Communities and IBM Verse that can be done today and discuss the model of what will be available in the future.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Vijay Francis, IBM
Carlos Manias, IBM






1507: Building Applications Using the IBM Connections Cloud Developer Experience Technical Breakout
We will take you on a journey leveraging the IBM Connections Cloud Developer experience site showing how you can discover, learn and engage to create applications with IBM Connections Cloud and IBM Verse services. This journey will take a node.js file sharing application from idea through to deployment.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Vijay Francis, IBM
Carlos Manias, IBM






1529: IBM Domino App.Next - Broadening Your Horizons with Bluemix Technical Breakout
The new XPages runtime and XPages NoSQL playground service on IBM Bluemix enables you to build ultra-modern Domino applications for the cloud in a matter of minutes. This session will walk you through many live examples of the broad range of exciting new development opportunities you now have at your fingertips.. You will learn how different services and technologies can be combined to deliver truly state-of-the-art Domino applications - and why we call this "Domino Apps.Next"! Plus, we'll cover the roadmap for Domino application development for both on cloud and on-premises. This is a must-see session for all Domino developers.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Pete Janzen, IBM
Martin Donnelly, IBM






1542: Get Hands-On with XPages Apps for Bluemix Technical Breakout
You've seen the cool demos of responsive Domino apps running on Bluemix leveraging Watson and integrating other services. Now it's time to go behind the scenes and learn how to do this yourself. This session shows you how to do many of the practical things you need in order to make the most of the Bluemix platform. How to add a service, scale an application, connect to an LDAP directory, leverage REST services, connect to on-premises Domino server ... the list goes on! Could be the most you'll learn in one hour at Connect 2016!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry: Cross-Industry

Speakers

Padraic Edwards, IBM
Martin Donnelly, IBM






1548: Building Responsive Applications Using XPages Technical Breakout
Bootstrap was integrated into the XPages Extension Library in 2014 and has continued to rapidly evolve ever since. This responsive design capability empowers you to build the slickest Domino web applications ever - where the user experience dynamically adapts for the desktop, tablet or smaller mobile devices. Come to this session and learn how to quickly and easily transform your old applications into something that will impress your end users (and your boss)!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Brian Gleeson, IBM






1632: Integrate Your Application into IBM Connections Cloud and On Premise Technical Breakout
This session will cover the options of developing applications that are able to deliver its services to both the cloud and the on premise version of IBM Connections. We will cover architectural decisions, the tools and the services that allow for running the same application in two different containers: IBM Websphere and IBM Bluemix. We will show the technologies as well as the protocols and APIs used to integrate with IBM Connections in both worlds. We will cover opportunities of integrating seamlessly into the user experience of IBM Connections. In addition we show how we use various tools like Eclipse, Rational Team Concert, Grunt, Node.js, Maven, Cloud Foundry and Selenium to build, automatically deploy and test applications.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Application Development
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Connections
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Michael Gollmick, TIMETOACT Software & Consulting GmbH






1217: Extend and Surround Your Adobe Digital Marketing Implementations with IBM Software Technical Breakout
A growing number of customers use Adobe Digital Marketing Solutions to provide Web / Social Marketing and/or Intranet / Extranet solutions. In many of these installations, social elements or high-volume shopping solutions are missing or lacking due to only partly available functionality within the Adobe software stack. IBM software is able to close this gap nicely for both cloud or on-premises configurations. In this presentation and demo, we show best practices on integration patterns and solutions regarding IBM Connections (Cloud), IBM Domino and IBM WebSphere Commerce and the Adobe Digital Marketing Stack. We will also talk about reference implementations and projects using these products.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Best Practices
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Digital Experience solutions,IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Heiko Voigt, SIT GmbH
Patrick Heinzelmann, Harbour Light Software Development Ltd.






1135: Super Session: IBM's Mobile Strategy and a Social Way to Work Business Strategy Breakout
In today's world, no organization can ignore the fact that we live in a mobile-driven world. IBM software helps organization support the mobile, social way in which today's companies work. Come hear about IBM's mobile strategy, some of our new mobile solutions and how you can extend and transform your enterprise with mobile support in IBM Verse, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM Meetings and IBM Mobile Connect. You'll see demos of the latest projects being worked on in our development labs.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Line of Business (Non IT)
Level:
Not Applicable
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Sametime,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Baan Slavens, IBM
Paul Miller, IBM






1137: What's New in IBM Connections Business Strategy Breakout
IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. IBM Connections enables you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share content and expertise, and complete work faster. In this session, we'll describe what's new in the brand new IBM Connections release and preview a few new features being planned for the next release. See first hand how IBM Connections can work for you and how you can embrace a "New Way To Work"!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
IT Manager
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Rene Schimmer, IBM
David Brooks, IBM
Rob INGRAM, IBM






1328: Super Session: Watson, I Think This Is The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship Business Strategy Breakout
Since the dawn of Notes, people have turned to computers to help them collaborate with other people. Now, for the first time, people are having meaningful collaboration with actual computers. In this session, we will explore a future where cognitive systems and advanced analytics make enterprise employees better, faster and smarter at their jobs. This forward looking session will paint a vision of a future where systems handle today's burdensome tasks and aid workers to solve complex problems uniquely suited to cognitive computing systems. The session will cover how these cognitive systems will become collaborative members of your team and the types of problems they will help solve.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Executive Management (Non IT)
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Rob Koplowitz, IBM
Marc Pagnier, IBM






1443: OpenNTF ? From Donation to Contribution Technical Breakout
OpenNTF hosts over 850 Projects, from small snippets up to frameworks like the Extension Library, the OpenNTF Domino API and POI4XPages. Most of the projects are released as donations to the community and could act as a good starting point. But since the release of OpenNTF Essentials, everything has changed. The community has jumped from the passenger into the driver's seat. Projects like the OpenNTF Domino API live from the contribution of community. And for over a year, the community has been actively contributing to the Extension Library.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Notes and Domino,IBM Sametime
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Christian Guedemann, WebGate Consulting AG / OpenNTF






1444: What's New in IBM Notes and IBM Domino Technical Breakout
We've been hard at work in turning innovations into experiences that will make you and your organization even more productive and responsive. Buckle up and join us for a journey through what's new and what's coming in the cloud and in the on-premises products that make up IBM's messaging portfolio. This session will explore new capabilities in IBM Notes, IBM iNotes, IBM Connections Mail and Domino. As always, this session will be packed with demos of the latest features and previews of future additions!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Notes and Domino
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Barry Rosen, IBM
Andy Yiu, IBM






1446: Strategy and Roadmap for Social Communications Business Strategy Breakout
Increasing business pressure and the pervasiveness of mobile devices are continuously reinforcing our dependency on online communications. Chat, meetings, voice and video compose the real-time fabric of collaboration and are a natural complement to other asynchronous applications like email, files, and wikis, in our pursuit for efficiency. The IBM social communications portfolio, comprised of Sametime, Connections Chat & Connections Meetings, is delivering even more value now with the latest series of product releases. In this session you will hear the roadmap and strategy for social communications, in the cloud and on-premises, hear our customer success stories, and see demonstrations of the latest features we have to offer.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Executive Management (IT role)
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Sametime
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Marlon O. Machado, IBM
Pat Galvin, IBM






1500: Super Session: The Future of Work Business Strategy Breakout
IBM?s Enterprise Social Solutions provides the platform of tools you need to transform your organization into a social business, enabling you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share content and expertise, and complete work faster. Last year, you heard our vision for a #NewWaytoWork. Today, we will show you what the future of working together with new innovations for personal insights, teamwork, and more. This session will explore our open strategy for Box and Exchange support, and how we will provide a persistent workplace for small teams. Join us and see first hand where IBM Enterprise Social Solutions will take you in the future!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Line of Business (Non IT)
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Sametime,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Suzanne Livingston, IBM
Heidi Ambler, IBM
Luis Benitez, IBM






1582: Super Session: Social Cloud Strategy Business Strategy Breakout
Building on decades of experience in creating a people-centered workplace, IBM continues to innovate with leading business email and social collaboration solutions. Join our product leaders as they share the strategy and directions for enterprise social capabilities in the cloud.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Executive Management (IT role)
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Docs,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

David Durazzano, IBM
Mikael Orn, IBM






1624: Super Session: The Enterprise Social Solutions AppDev Strategy Technical Breakout
Every vendor is telling you to build applications on their platform. Find out why IBM's Social Business Platform is the best choice to build innovative, effective collaboration applications that will help your company embrace a new way to work.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Notes and Domino,IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Heidi Ambler, IBM
Luis Benitez, IBM
Scott H. Prager, IBM






1629: Super Session: What's Next for Digital Experiences Technical Breakout
A rich, meaningful digital experience is the key to effective engagement in today?s integrated digital world. Companies are able to customize digital experiences for their employees with personalized, targeted content for fully connecting with customers, coworkers and Business Partners in the most powerful and productive way. Join our IBM Digital Experience leaders as they share our vision for the next generation engagement solutions.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Strategy and Innovation
Audience:
Executive Management (IT role)
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

John J. Boezeman, IBM






1086: The SSL Problem and How to Deploy SHA2 Certificates Technical Breakout
Two years ago enabling your site with SSL was a simple affair, buy a certificate or create your own, install it, then just remember to renew it every couple of years. Then, suddenly security holes are being found in SSL virtually every month , popular browsers stop connecting to your site to protect themselves, and you?re continually being told your users data is at risk. In this session we will discuss how it all went wrong and can go wrong again, then go through each step of requesting, generating and deploying a 4096 SHA-2 certificate to use in a keyfile by Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and other WebSphere products. If you work with these IBM products and need to secure them with confidence this session will show you how!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Advanced
Products:
IBM Connections,IBM Notes and Domino,IBM Sametime
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Gabriella Davis, The Turtle Partnership
Mark Myers, LDCVia






1340: Working with IBM Bluemix to Build-out a Scalable Microservices SaaS Environment Technical Breakout
This session will address our experience working with Bluemix, Compose.io, and other services in building out a microservices SaaS environment to support IBM Connections integrations middleware infrastructure. We'll dive into the technical, physical, and virtual aspects - from planning, to dev environment, to PoC, to production multi-tenant environment build-out. Competitive options will also be discussed, subjectively, for better understandings of overall IBM SaaS and SoftLayer hosting advantages. Available resources, support, and other help to get you going will also be discussed.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
None of the above
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Ellen Feaheny, AppFusions
Patrick Li, AppFusions






1464: Delivering Digital Experiences in the API Economy Technical Breakout
Your digital experience delivery platform should be playing a critical role in how you bring content and services together for your customers and employees. Gone are the days of major IT projects to do complex integration. In today's world - systems and content are integrated by front end developers using RESTful services. In this session you'll hear about IBM's Digital Experience suite and how the Digital Data Connector can be configured to easily integrate content and services into your sites. We'll also look at the new Script Portlet and how it can be used to develop front end apps using your JS framework of choice as well as using content as a service in your applications.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Introductory
Products:
IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Marty Lechleider, IBM






1536: IBM Verse: Deep Dive and Futures Technical Breakout
IBM Verse is the next generation Web-based messaging and collaboration client leveraging the latest modern browser technology and HTML5 for the corporate enterprise market deployed as a cloud service. This session will focus on the design process, technology choices and future direction for IBM Verse. A "can't miss" session!
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Verse
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Scott Souder, IBM
Andrew Davis, IBM






1603: Utilizing the IBM Portal/WCM 8.X for the Enterprise Technical Breakout
This session explores the journey of migrating and upgrading two completely separate enterprise sites from their existing platforms to Portal/WCM 8 and 8.5. One site was on the Opentext portal while the other was already on Portal/WCM 7. Topics: 1. Challenges and successes for each migration/upgrade effort. This includes touching on the functional/performance test process and selected subtopics. 2. Native mobile and responsive web design that were implemented on the two separate applications/infrastructures. 3. Business experiences throughout one project. 4. Brief glimpse into the future for these portal sites.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
IT Professional
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Digital Experience solutions
Industry:
Healthcare

Speakers

James (Jim) McNeely, Kaiser Permanente






1605: IBM Connections at Lufthansa - Modernization of Cooperation and Communication Business Strategy Breakout
The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of around 540 subsidiaries. 116.000 employees in 141 nations are already using the communication tools on Lufthansa's Web portals, which have been supported by Jive Web 2.0 since 2008. In 2015, Lufthansa decided to modernize its Social Business platform by moving to IBM Connections.. In this session, learn how IBM Connections improves cooperation between flight crews, ground staff and management. We'll present the challenges and opportunities to achieve goals for an integrated solution with a simple and enjoyable user experience, which is supporting mobility and ensuring security, and how we integrated IBM Connections into the Lufthansa IT environment.
Category: Core Curriculum
Track:
Technology and Infrastructure
Audience:
Line of Business (Non IT)
Level:
Intermediate
Products:
IBM Connections
Industry:
Cross-Industry

Speakers

Mathias Marhoff, IBM
Heike Griess-Nega, Deutsche Lufthansa AG





And of course, my own session is in there as well. I'm proud to put that picture on my blog for the first time as well:

Image:IBM Connect 2016 - My session wishlist

See you in Orlando !

Heiko.
Heiko Voigt   |   22 January 2016 15:33:35   |    IBM  Connect    |   Comments [0]

Hi folks,

I received my christmas present from IBM last week - I will be speaking at IBM Connect 2016 for the first time. A big thank you to all who helped us to make this happen. I'm very proud and really look forward to the event in Orlando !

Cheers, Heiko.

Image:IBM Connect 2016 - we will be presenting !
 
Dear Heiko,

We are pleased to accept your proposal for the IBM Connect 2016 Conference! Please carefully read the information below to ensure that you properly manage your participation.

Session Number:
1217 (Please reference this number in all correspondence so we can more easily assist you.)

Title:
Extend and Surround Your Adobe Digital Marketing Implementations with IBM Software

Category:
Core Curriculum

Topic:
Technology and Infrastructure

Session Type:
Technical Breakout



Heiko Voigt   |   21 December 2015 18:51:40   |    IBM  Connect 2016  SIT  IMPRISIS  Harbour Light    |   Comments [0]

Image:3. DNUG Stammtisch Südwest - Lokationsänderung !

Hallo liebe DNUG-Stammtischteilnehmer !

Wir haben die Lokation für unseren nächsten Stammtisch (den letzten in diesem Jahr) geändert:

Wir treffen uns wie geplant am 03.12.2015 ab 18:00 Uhr nun allerdings im Cafe Künstlerbund

am Schloßplatz 2 in Stuttgart.

Der Tisch ist auf "Heiko Voigt" reserviert. Wir freuen uns auf Euch !

www.cafe-kuenstlerbund-stuttgart.de

Adresse:

70173 Stuttgart, Schloßplatz 2
Telefon: 07 11 / 2 27 00 36

Bis bald !

P.S.: Hier die Links zu unserer Facebook-Gruppe und unserer XING-Gruppe, für alle, die zukünftig gerne Infos haben möchten oder teilnehmen wollen:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/703717449750956/?fref=nf
https://www.xing.com/communities/groups/dnug-stammtisch-suedwest-collaboration-software-4191-1079393
Heiko Voigt   |   1 December 2015 10:20:42   |     |   Comments [0]

Hi  there,

A big big "thank you" goes out to the team of Social Connections 9 today for making such a great event happen last week in Ehningen.
With 270+ guests it was more than well attended and the organization team did a fabulous job with this event.

We had the honor to be speaking about our integration of IBM Software and Adobe Digital Experience Software two times, and the slides are up on Slideshare now. Here they are.





Cheers,

Heiko.
Heiko Voigt   |   9 November 2015 10:03:23   |    Adobe  IBM  #soccnx9    |   Comments [0]

Social Intranet und und Social Commerce im Fokus - die SIT GmbH in Verbindung mit ihrem Tochterunternehmen Harbour Light Software Development Ltd. stellen auf der Konferenz Social Connections 9 ihre Integrationsprodukte zwischen Adobe Digital Marketing Solutions und IBM Software Produkten vor.
Informieren Sie sich über Integrationen zwischen Adobe Experience Manager und IBM Connections, IBM Domino und IBM WebSphere Commerce am 5.+6.11.2015 in Ehningen.

Die Agenda und eine Anmelde-Möglichkeit finden Sie unter: http://socialconnnections.info.

Image:Aktuelle Präsentation: Maßgeschneiderte Integrationen zwischen Adobe Digital Marketing Solutions und IBM Software

Links:

zur SIT GmbH
zu Harbour Light Software Development Ltd.

Image:Aktuelle Präsentation: Maßgeschneiderte Integrationen zwischen Adobe Digital Marketing Solutions und IBM Software
Heiko Voigt   |   28 October 2015 09:21:06   |    IBM  Adobe  IMPRISIS    |   Comments [0]

23 September 2015 Wednesday

DNUG Stammtisch Südwest - Terminabstimmung

Image:DNUG Stammtisch Südwest - Terminabstimmung

Hallo,

auch im Südwesten tut sich wieder was in Richtung DNUG-Stammtisch.
Für unser 2. Treffen suchen wir Termine, wie gehabt in Stuttgart-Stadtmitte, die Lokation steht noch nicht fest, sie richtet sich auch nach der Teilnehmerzahl.

Oberthema dieses Mal soll das Thema "Social Intranet" sein - was versteht man darunter, wie sind die Herangehensweisen, wie wird man erfolgreich ?

Alle Tools sind willkommen, die Teilnehmer sollten ihre Infrastruktur und ihre Herangehensweise in ca. 5 - 10 Minuten darstellen und erklären können.

Anbei der Link auf die Doodle-Seite zur Terminabstimmung.

Wir freuen uns auf rege Teilnahme ;-) !

Gruß,

Heiko.

Heiko Voigt   |   23 September 2015 15:46:57   |    DNUG  Stammtisch    |   Comments [0]

Hi folks,

after our latest presentation for IMPRISIS CA, our integration tool for Adobe Sites and IBM Connections, we received an interesting question from the audience. Why would I use IBM Connections to build a social intranet with Adobe Sites and not the Adobe Social Components ?

We thought that the answer to this question might be of interest to a larger audience, so here goes.

1st Aspect - the cheapers in features and functions


For me, there are two major features missing in the Adobe offering for social components:
  • Activities/ToDos:
    Managing ToDos in a community/project space is a huge deal for me
  • File Sharing
    Let's be realistic - even today, we mostly produce files in our daily business life. Not being able to share my personal files and to share files in a community or with my colleagues is a huge drawback. You miss out 70+ percent of your users content and knowledge.

2nd Aspect - User Generated Content (UGC) and reverse replication


IBM Connections is built to deal with huge amounts of user generated content. That's what it is designed for, it's its DNA. Adobe Sites - not so much. Even with the enhancements in AEM 6.x and the database replication options, it's still not a piece of cake to replicate large amounts of UGC around in a large clustered environment. IMRPISIS CA does not cache much data but gets it live from the IBM Connections system so barely any replication efforts are involved and interactions are always immediately available. Does this put too much load on IBM Connections ? Not really. We use the same APIs that the Connections API uses to generate the UI for the user. We only grab the data, the presentation is loaded off to Adobe Sites so one can argue that our calls are even cheaper for IBM Connections than going through the IBM Connections UI. Currently, we don't see more load on an IBM Connections system than normal using IMPRISIS CA.

Most important aspect - components vs social network


The Social Components are exactly what Adobe says they are - components only. A couple of them can work together, but they don't create a social network within your enterprise. What do I mean by that ? Well, IBM Connections accumulates content that the user creates into the social profile of each and every user. By tagging, liking, mentioning, following and recommending and collaborating in communities and using activities, the users create a true social network within the organization - and the social profile for each user keeps growing.
Also, by accumulating data and peoples relations, a knowledge tree is generated inside of the organization. With that, information retrieval from projects, communities and files is possible. And on top of that by combining the data with the social profiles of the users, expertise can be located within the organization. This builds up over time more or less automatically. Combined with social analytics functionality, which is also part of IBM Connections, a long-term social network within the organization is created that allows to generate corporate knowledge in an easy and hazzle free way by just doing your work. With that, the whole is more than the sum of the parts (components). That's why true social intranets are in for the long haul. Data will most likely not be deleted from it but stays to be retrieved, even when the users might already have left the organization or moved on. Their work results and their relationships to others in the organization live on. If you buy into this idea, you want a specialized solution for this - that's why I call IBM Connections a "social business middleware".

So basically as always, it's about what you want to achieve. If you buy into the idea of social business, you need a tool like IBM Connections or Jive. If you just need a specific functionality on your website and you're not looking at the whole picture, the social components are good enough for you. Adobe Sites is great for presenting streamlined content on the glass. IMPRISIS CA leverages the excellence of both approaches - build your social intranet with the high UI standards you are used to in Adobe Sites but leave the hard work to a specialist - IBM Connections. With this approach, you get the best of both worlds !

Just my two cents,

Heiko.
Heiko Voigt   |   21 September 2015 10:00:00   |     |   Comments [0]

... und das ist für mich als BlackBerry 10 Anwender immer sehr schade, ist der Hinweis, welche Tools und Werkzeuge man zum Telefonieren via SIP bzw. Chat-Diensten auch auf BlackBerry 10 nutzen kann.

Ich nutze seit zwei Jahren im Ausland die Option mich über SIP mit unserer Telefonanlage (Starface, ein erweiterter Asterisk Clone) über ein Softphone zu verbinden. Mein Tool dafür: BRIA Phone (siehe Link in BlackBerry World) von CounterPath. Bria ist auch für iOS, und Android verfügbar. Nicht die billigste Anwendung aber sehr stabil und tut genau was es soll. Damit kann ich auch international meine VOIP Flatrate in Deutschland nutzen und bin über meine "normale" Office-Nummer auch im Ausland erreichbar. Bria ist sehr flexibel und kann mit Hilfe des im inApp-Sales erhältlichen Codec-Paket nahezu in allen Netzwerk-Lagen eine qualitativ sehr gute Verbindung aufbauen, wenn man sich ein wenig mit SIP und Co. auskennt. Und - die Bria App ist eine native BlackBerry 10 app, kein Android Port.

Im Bereich der Chat-Dienste bleibt als Plattform-übergreifende Lösung für Voice- und Video-Calls BlackBerry Messenger in der c't natürlich wieder einmal unerwähnt, man konzentriert sich auf die Marktführer. Das war auch schon mal anders. Egal - hier sei extra nochmals auf BBM hingewiesen. Kostenlos, plattformneutral, tut. Für BlackBerry 10 gibt es natürlich auch die Möglichkeit, über Skype, Facebook Messenger und WhatsApp zu telefonieren. Die Apps dazu finden sich alle in der BlackBerry World, kein Sideloading nötig und auch kein Amazon App Store.

Wollte ich nur mal aufgeschrieben haben, falls jemand nach Alternativen im BlackBerry Umfeld sucht.

Schönes WoE noch,

Heiko.
Heiko Voigt   |   20 September 2015 13:41:50   |     |   Comments [0]