Our ISSL@Lotusphere Speaker Blog series continues. It is our pleasure to introduce John Haslam!
John Haslam is an Application Maintenance Engineer and currently resides in Great Britain. He was one of the last Loti, joining in December 2000. Since joining, he worked for the UK Accelerated Value Team specializing in Domino Development. Initially he worked on a project to offer maintenance to ISSL-developed applications (hence his unusual job title above), but he is now in his 24th month of a 6 month assignment to the WW ISSL LotusLive team. (That is because they like him so much, they don't want to let him go.) Lotusphere 2012 is John's first time attending andspeaking. So please make him feel welcome and attend his session with co-speaker George Langlais and show him what Lotusphere is all about.
Outside work John sings with a local choir - The Chiltern Choir - and they are currently rehearsing Bach's B Minor Mass. By contrast, their Summer concert included music by Abba, Coldplay and Toto. He is also learning bell ringing with his 12 year old son.
For Lotusphere 2012, we asked John what they have in store for attendees at this session. Here is what he says you can expect to get from it.
SHOW102 Are you Cloud Ready? -- Using The New Onboarding Planning Tool (OPT) To Prepare Your LotusLive Notes Transition
LotusLive Notes offers you all the benefits of IBM-hosted Notes mail while preserving access to your existing applications. After the past year's success in moving customers to LotusLive Notes, IBM has new customer-ready tooling to simplify the preparation process. But what actually happens during provisioning? How do I help my users maintain access to their mail throughout? What do I need to do to keep my customizations to the mail template? In this Show And Tell we will take a fictitious company through the whole process, starting with the new Onboarding Planning Tool to prepare for provisioning, then using the Onboarding Transition Tool to move mail files to the cloud, including using custom mail template. We'll share lessons learned from real customer engagements, showing how the new tooling has evolved based on those experiences. We'll also show new features in the service which improve the process for migrating smaller numbers of users.
Speakers: John Haslam & George R. Langlais
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Location: Osprey 1 & 2
With all the action going on at Lotusphere, why should attendees go to your session?
John says: "I've been working on tools to support customers transitioning to LotusLive Notes for the past 18 months; initially on my own, and now with George Langlais (my co-presenter), and Bob Thietje. We're close to finishing a new two-part application which should significantly ease the process for ISSL and the customer - the previous process worked but wasn't terribly intuitive or pretty. Bob's got a great eye for UI design and has transformed everything he's touched! As a team we've also worked hard on making the tools speedy and effective. Come along and see how quickly you can move to the cloud. (Although we do use a time-warp!)"
Find out about all of ISSL's Lotusphere 2012 activities and sessions here.