Our ISSL@Lotusphere speaker blog series continues today with one busy dude. Meet Poul Olczyk!
Poul Olczyk is an ISSL Senior Consultant and currently resides in Denmark. He began working for IBM in 1996. He started in Global Business Services as a consultant working with Notes and Domino for large customers in Denmark. At that time, he had been working with Notes and Domino since 1991 where he installed the first Notes server in Denmark. After a few month at a business partner in 1999, he moved to Lotus as a specialist supporting the software sales. Since 2000, Poul has been working as a developer as well as an administrator for customers in all of Europe but primarily in the Nordic countries.
Sametime became quickly one of the products he looked at as a "side business" but it has since become one of his primary focus areas. In late 2010 he developed the "Sametime in a box" concept to help selling Sametime 8.5 in Denmark. It became an immediate success and he has had more that 20 customer implementations based on that box. The concept is right now used in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Australia. Other countries are coming, too. In 2011 he was happy to be lead instructor at a Sametime 8.5 workshop for ISSL consultants in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. Lotus Protector is also one of the products he is taking care of. He has been designing and implementing solutions with both Protector solutions for customers in Europe but also as far away as Australia. In December 2011, Poul became a Solution Architect and is now working for the Center of Excellence in Europe.
When not working, Poul is a keen biker. He rides both road bike and mountain bike as often as he can. He participates in races as much as time permits, but it has to be some of the odd races. During the last 5 years he has participated in three 24 hours and a 12 hours MTB race. On his race bike he rode a 210km long race last summer and this summer he will race in the La Marmotte - 174 kilometers, 5000 meters ascent (+16000 feet), over three of the most famous climbs in France. (Whew!)
Poul's first Lotusphere was in back in 1999 where he participated as a normal attendee. This is his first speaking session at Lotusphere 2012. Previously Lotuspheres have found Poul participating in pedestals demos at the Expo. This year Poul expects a busy but fun week with a lot of customers.
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked Poul what he has in store for attendees. Here is a look at his session and what he says you can expect to get from it.
ID210 Put Your IBM Sametime in a Box
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 can easily scale up for enterprises with thousands of users, but what if your company only has a few hundred users or less? Sametime in a Box is a fast way of implementing a fully functional IBM Sametime 8.5.2 environment. It can be used for Proof of Technology (POT) or Proof of Concept (POC) or as a server to support a few hundred users. Invented at IBM Denmark, Sametime in a Box is used for POT/POC for clients, as a production server for SMB clients or as a starting point for enterprise implementation. Attend this session to learn hear how to prepare, install and deploy IBM Sametime in one server capable of supporting a small or midsize company – or to work as an extranet server.Speaker:
Thursday, January 19, 2012Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMLocation:
Mockingbird 1 & 2
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to this session?"This is really about eating the elephant in small pieces. IBM Sametime has become extremely flexible and more complex compared to earlier versions. For some companies it can be difficult to understand why so many servers are needed, to do what could be done with only one server in the past. My session will talk about how the new IBM Sametime can be simplified but still as versatile as a more complex implementations. Sametime in a box is a solution which can easily be implemented in any company in no time compared to other solutions. For smaller companies as production server and for larger companies either as site server or as POC/POT or test system. Sametime in a Box can also be used by partners to speed up implementation of IBM Sametime at customers."
Be sure to check everything ISSL is doing at Lotusphere 2012 here.
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We are pleased to bring to you again this year, our speaker blog series for IBM Connect2013. There has been a lot of name changes this past year, but one thing that hasn't changed is IBM Software Services for Collaboration's significant contribution to this event. We would like to kick off our blog series with everyone's favorite Sametime® Guru, Frank Altenburg.
Frank Altenburg is an IBM® Lotus® Senior Field Support Engineer - Subject Matter Expert for IBM® Sametime® and currently resides in Germany. He is a regular IBMConnect/Lotusphere® speaker, with this event being his sixth time attending. This year he is speaking at two sessions and is once again sharing the stage with his IBM® colleague, Volker Juergensen.
Frank began his IBM career in late 1997 as a Field Support Engineer supporting IBM® Lotus Notes® and Domino® mainly on the Administrative side of things. He has the Domino® Admin PCLP. Later, he acquired his basic WebSphere® skills. Then in 2002, he began supporting IBM® Sametime® and Quickr®. But for the past six years, he estimates that about 95% of his work is with IBM® Sametime®. When he isn't working, Frank enjoys motorcycling, traveling with his motor-home, and his dog Benny. Partake of all of Frank's IBM® Sametime® knowledge here at his "Sametime Guru" blog
. You can connect with Frank on his LinkedIn profile
or on Facebook under "Sametime Guru".
In 2012, Frank began to develop his skills in IBM® Connections 4.0. His main interest is the integration of Connections in IBM® Sametime®. The result of this activity is the new document "IBM Connections 4.0 installation - From Zero To Social Hero" which is available on the Connections wiki, Slideshare
, and in his Sametime Guru blog.
This large presentation shows how to install a complete Connections 4.0 environment for a small test, POC or POT. It contains how to install and configure DB2®, TDI, Cognos®, WebSphere®, IHS, and Connections. It includes the Domino® Mail integration, an easy way to add some photos into the profiles and how to configure Sametime ® integration with the Sametime® Proxy Server.
In this blog, Frank gives a little more insight as to what you can expect with his two sessions with Volker.
Track 06: Infrastructure
ID403: IBM Sametime System Console - One-Stop Sametime Administration (with Volker Juergensen, IBM)
One of Sametime 8.5's major improvements was the introduction of a central point of administration - the IBM Sametime System Console. In this session, we'll show Sametime administrators how to plan, deploy, and administer their Sametime 8.5.x environment. For those admins currently supporting earlier releases of Sametime, we'll also focus on the key differences between the classic Domino-based implementation and the new WebSphere, DB2 and LDAP environments.
When: Wed, 30 Jan 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWhere: Dolphin S. Hem IV-V
With all the action going on at IBM Connect, why should attendees go to this session?
This session is for all Sametime® Administrators who are using the Domino® based community server only but want to start with the new features introduced with Sametime® 8.5 and later. The attendees will see how the Sametime® System Console looks and works. They can see in live demos how prerequisites and deployments can be created, how servers and policies can be administered.
Track 10: JumpStarts and Master Classes
JMP205: From Zero to Mobile Hero: IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Mobile Access Server install (with Volker Juergensen, IBM)
IBM Sametime Server setup can be fast, smooth and easy when you know what you are doing. 120 minutes is all it takes and we will show you how! The new IBM Sametime Apps for 8.5.2 IFR1 requires just one of the new Sametime Components - the IBM Sametime Proxy Server. In this session, we want to prove that it is possible to create a "Proof-Of-Concept" setup for mobile access very quickly. We'll install the new IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 Proxy Server, the DB2 Server, the required Database and a certificate for security. At the end of the session, you can access the newly built IBM Sametime server with your iOS or Android device.
When: Sun, 27 Jan 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Dolphin S. Hem II
With all the action going on at IBM Connect, why should attendees go to this session?
This session is for all Sametime® Administrators where their colleagues have asked if they can use the new mobile Sametime® Apps on iOS or Android devices. We will show that it is easy to install and configure the Sametime® Proxy Server and connect it to nearly any existing domino based Sametime® Community Server infrastructure.
Stay tuned for speaker profiles in this blog series. You can see all our sessions and activities at IBM Connect2013 here.
Please welcome to IBM Connect another first time speaker, Andre Hagemeier.
Andre Hagemeier resides in Germany and is currently an IT Specialist and Competency Leader for IBM® WebSphere® Portal and WebSphere® Application Server with IBM Software Collaboration Services. He has been with IBM for 5 years IBM, spending about 3 years with IBM® WebSphere® Portlet and Portal development experiences. He is a certified System Administrator for IBM® WebSphere® Application Server ND 6.1. When not working, Andre enjoys reading, swimming, and checking the newest movies in cinema. He also keeps up to date with the latest changes in web development and has a high interest in 3D programming using OpenGl. You can connect with Andre by leaving a comment in this blog below.
This is Andre's first time speaking and attending at IBM Connect. He submitted two abstracts with CUST104 being accepted with IBM colleague Enrico Regge (see description below). Prior to this year, Andre didn't submit any abstracts so be sure to welcome him at his session with Allianz. Here in this blog, Andre gives us a little more insight into this session. You can connect with Andre by leaving a comment below in this blog.
Customer Case Studies (from an IT perspective) CUST104:
Allianz: Moving Europe's Largest 24/7 Golden Topology Platform to WebSphere Portal 8 (with Frank Haas and Ulf Kister, Allianz)
Allianz is a multinational financial services company with more than 60 million customers worldwide. With an infrastructure consisting of approximately 500 systems, Allianz serves hundreds of applications and more than 200,000 content pages with more than 80 million page views per month to millions of users in different target groups. And of course, application downtime is unacceptable. To support these requirements, Allianz developed a highly flexible platform that integrates content and applications using best practice standards, such as portlets conforming to JSR168 & JSR286, REST, SOAP and WSRP. The result is Europe's largest portal platform based on highly customized IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Portal technologies Versions 6, which is currently being migrated to WebSphere® Portal 8. The Allianz team faced many challenges throughout this project. Come to this session to hear how Allianz overcame the challenges.
Tue 29 Jan 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Swan Toucan 1 & 2
With all the action going on at IBMConnect, why should attendees go to your session?
This is the first migration project of this kind. Allianz has a huge Portal environment with hundreds of servers being migrated from WP6.1.5 to WP8. Furthermore this project started with the Portal 8 Beta and the migration is currently in full swing. During the migration we encountered problems which could be solved with the close contact to the Lab in Boeblingen. A major focus of this session will be on specific migration problems that other customers are very likely to encounter as well. We will explain the problems (e.g. related to Java5->Java6, WAS6->WAS8, classloading changes, Jsf, etc) and give the corresponding solutions.