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During IBM Connect 2017, we are honored to present five specialist sessions on exciting topics related to business intelligence and social analytics, adoption, connections, and modernization of applications. For many companies, these topics are the basis for strategic decision making. As such, we would also like to offer you the chance to visit these exciting presentations in form of our webinars.


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

Why Java 8? Or, What’s a Lambda?
Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (EST)

Presenter: Julian Robichaux

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.

Best and worst practices deploying IBM Connections

Best and Worst Practices for Deploying IBM Connections
Wednesday, March 8, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (EST)

Presenter: Christoph Stöttner

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.

IBM Connections Adminblast

IBM Connections Adminblast
Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (EST)

Presenter: Christoph Stöttner & Nico Meisenzahl

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.

IBM Notes Performance Boost - Reloaded

IBM Notes Performance BoostReloaded
Thursday, March 16, 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM (EDT)

Presenter: Christoph Adler

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%!

Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics

Socialytics: Accelerating IBM Connections Adoption with Watson Analytics
Wednesday, March 29,  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (EDT)

Presenter: Femke Goedhart & Franz Walder

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”!


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