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.