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IBM Connect is back and we’re gearing up to assist in bringing a spectacular show. This year we are not only attending as silver sponsor but also in force. Over 20 panagendians including no less than six of our IBM Champions will be attending over the four days for you to exchange thoughts and ideas. We’re looking forward to a chat with you at our booth #430 where once again we have an awesome giveaway to distribute.

If you’re expecting your agenda to be as jam packed as ours will be, you can even schedule an appointment with our attendees by emailing Sales, Consulting or Marketing.

It’s going to be an epic week with countless presentations so IBM has provided Week at a glance for you to begin planning. Some of us will even be taking the stage:


Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics

Presenter: Femke Goedhart & Franz Walder

DEV–1223: Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics
Tuesday, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM | Room 2011 | Session ID: 1223A

Social adoption is a challenge for many companies. What is the 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 diffcult 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. Enable users by combining the power of Watson cognititve analytics with IBM Connections social capabilities in “Socialytics”!

IBM Notes Performance Boost - Reloaded

Presenter: Christoph Adler

DEV–1185: IBM Notes Performance BoostReloaded
Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Room 2020 | Session ID: 1185A

Maximizing BM Notes client to performance doesn’t have to be complicated! Reloaded for the latest IBM Notes 9 version, join Chris and find out what can be tuned – and how to resolve it. Learn how to debug your client, deal with outdated ODS, network latency and application performance issues and the measurable benefit that provides to users. Gather best practices on how to streamline location and connection documents and why the catalog.nsf is so important. 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 increase the startup time of virtualized IBM Notes Clients (Citrix / vmware / etc) up to 70%!

Why Java 8? Or, What's a Lambda?

Presenter: Julian Robichaux

DEV–1550: Why Java 8? Or, What’s a Lambda?
Wednesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | Room 2000 | Session ID: 1550A

When Java 8 hit the streets, a lot of people were either excited or confused about the two biggest language changes that were introduced: lambdas and streams. While these two things might seem to be “just another syntax” for doing what we can already do, it turns out that these two programming techniques are very powerful because of the WAY they work. Even if you’re not using Java 8 just yet, this session will show you the potential of using these new language features.

Application Modernization: 101

Presenter: Terri Warren

DEV–1722: Application Modernization: 101
Wednesday, 04:40 PM – 05:10 PM| Moscone West, Level 1 – EXPO Engagement Theater # 300 | Session ID: 1722

Plotting a path forward for your applications can be challenging in the absence of application usage and design metrics. Join Terri Warren as she shows you a cohesive way to get started with application landscape transformation! Learn how your very own data gets turned into easy to understand dashboards that show application usage, design complexity and business value of each application. Gain a clear understanding on what applications can be archived, rewritten or modernized easily.

IBM Connections Adminblast

Presenter: Christoph Stöttner & Nico Meisenzahl

DEV–1268: IBM Connections Adminblast
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Room 2006 | Session ID: 1268A

Buckle up, join Christoph and Nico 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 backend and DB2, TDI and SSO.

Best and worst practices deploying IBM Connections

Presenter: Christoph Stöttner

DEV–1269: Best and Worst Practices for Deploying IBM Connections
Thursday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | Room 2008 | Session ID: 1269A

It’s back. For the 3rd year in a row. Depending on deployment size, operating system and security considerations you have different options to configure IBM Connections. This session will show good and bad examples on how to do it from multiple customer deployments. We will describe things we found and how you can optimize your systems. Main topics include simple (documented) tasks that should be applied, missing documentation, automated user synchronization, TDI solutions and user synchronization, performance tuning, security optimizing and planning SSO. This is valuable information that will help you to be successful in your next IBM Connections deployment project. Don’t miss it.



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