Friday, April 6, 2018

CollabSphere-Chicago (GRANITE) - Spring 2018 Meeting Agenda, April 25th, 2018

We are happy to announce that we are having a Spring 2018 GRANITE meeting.  We have renamed GRANITE to become CollabSphere-Chicago.  Our Spring 2018 meeting is packed with sessions.  We are fortunate enough to have a number of great speakers from IBM, IBM Customer, and IBM Partners.

If you are interested in attending this meeting either in person or remotely, you will need to register for the meeting. There is no cost to attend.

CollabSphere-Chicago (GRANITE) - Spring 2018 Meeting Agenda

IBM Technical Exploration Center
(Hyatt Center, West Loop)
71 S. Wacker Dr. 6th floor
Chicago, IL 60606

If you are attending in person, you must have your ID and have registered to enter the building and attend the meeting.  Remote attendees will receive a link to the video conference after it is made available.

08:30 - 09:00 AM 
Continental breakfast provided by GRANITE - ONSITE ONLY WE DO NOT DELIVER

09:00 AM -10:30 AM
Presentation: Domino V10 - #domino2025, Notes on iPad
Presented By: Andrew Manby and Luis Guirigary, IBM

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Presentation: Customer Experience - Domino on Docker
Presented By: Slobodan Lohja, Canal Barge

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Presentation: Watson Workspace Plus,
Presented By: Darren Cacy, IBM

01:30 PM -02:30 PM
Presentation: Introduction to TypeScript for Domino Developers,
Presented By: Richard Moy , Phora Group

02:30 PM -02:45 PM
Collabsphere/MWLUG Update

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

IBM Think and Beyond and More

I originally did not plan to go to IBM Think 2018. However, at the last minute I decided to go and I am glad that I went. Though my heart is in the ICS collaboration space, I spent the majority of my time attending sessions related to IoT, GDPR, Watson, and security. This is our focus with our IBM Domino-based iPhora platform. I attended all the Domino sessions of course.

I am excited and energized by the renew focus on Domino with the IBM/HCL partnership and all the new capabilities that Domino has always had. It is the best application platform around. Regardless of what other vendors say, there is nothing like it. With the new capabilities coming with Domino v10 and beyond, my head in spinning with numerous product ideas some of which are coming out sooner than you Think.

The User Community Day was great. It allowed me to not only see everyone in the ICS community, but also other non-ICS champions and users. I had a chance to talk to others that I would probably not have done if it was not for this User Community Day. Hats off to the entire IBM Community team.

The community generated I AM viral campaign is great and we need more of that.

My favor image from IBM Think

My contribution to the community generated I AM campaign.

IBM has indicated that they have a renew commitment in the marketing of IBM Domino. Andrew Manby of IBM is hosting Ask Andrew and Destination Domino: Our Journey Continues. . More information about Domino v10 and the future will be coming from IBM/HCL as the year progress.

For me, the next stop is Engage 2018 which is being hosted on SS Rotterdam from May 22 -23. Hopefully, I will be selected to speak at Engage 2018. Regardless, I will be attending Engage 2018. So sign up for Engage 2018 and submit your abstract.

And of course there is CollabSphere 2018 formerly know are MWLUG, July 23-25, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Not only have we changed the name but expected some new and exciting things to come.  Registration and abstract submission for CollabSphere 2018 starts April 2, 2018. So see everyone in Ann Arbor Michigan.  Our theme for CollabSphere 2018, X and Beyond.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Domino in Action - Domino V10 - iPhora Touch

With the announcement of IBM Domino V10 and all of its new capabilities and power, we at Phora Group are excited about all the new possibilities that its has to offer for our iPhora family of products. At IBM Think, all the IBM Domino session have been packed.  On the show floor Think Tank session there was over 400 attendee just in one session.

Even without all the new features of IBM Domino V10, we have one of the most powerful application platform on the market.  So here is a quick video of what we have created with IBM Domino for the past 5 years.  Secure collaboration sharing platform and business process management.

So only your imagination limits you with what you can do with IBM Domino.

Friday, February 23, 2018

What is Collaboration and Why I AM Attending IBM Think

As members of the IBM Collaboration Solutions community, we tend to focus on the IBM solutions like Domino and Connections portfolios.  Many of us have been working and supporting Domino applications and mail, workflows, IBM Connections and etc.

However, collaboration is more than just mail, chat, workflow, and sharing information.  Collaboration is everything that connects us.  This includes not only people but devices and processes.  Anything that touch us directly and indirectly.

Originally, I was not planning to attend IBM Think this year, but as we have been moving forward with our iPhora technology during the past year it made sense since we are going beyond human collaboration.

I will be attending numerous ICS sessions especially on Domino, but I will be also attending many sessions outside of what we as a community call collaboration including IoT, security, compliance and more.  If you have not registered, and would like to get a discount ping me.

PS: Real reason (Beer and everyone in ICS community)

See everyone at IBM Think

and don't forget

X and Beyond

CollabSphere 2018, July 23-25th, 2018, Sheraton Hotel - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Monday, February 5, 2018

CollabSphere 2018

CollabSphere 2018

X and Beyond

July 23-25, 2018
Sheraton Hotel - Ann Arbor

See you there