Lotusphere 2010

Yes, it has been six months, but we tend to leave Lotusphere and move on to the next thing. However, as we start to ramp up on Lotusphere 2011, the results were tabulated from the Lotusphere 2010 session evaluations. At Lotusphere 2010, over 90% of the sessions received an average rating of "Excel...

The CIOZone website has recently posted a number of video interviews with IBM Lotus executives from Lotusphere 2010. The messages are thus a few months old, but are good reinforcements for what we talked about at this year's conference. For example, my boss Kevin Cavanaugh spent twelve minutes tal...

Cool guest speaker at the April 29 Lotusphere Comes to You in Washington DC: Dion is a well-known Web 2.0 expert specializing in business strategy and enterprise architecture. A worthwhile date on the LCTY tour for sure....

The IBM Lotus team in the US has added several more dates for Lotusphere Comes to You, while others have changed dates. Cities that have been added include Minneapolis, where I'll be on May 13. Other events now extend all the way to early June. Check out the full calendar: Link: ibm.com: IBM L...

Thank you to the hundreds of you who joined us yesterday for the LotusUserGroup.org Lotusphere Comes to You Online session on the Notes and Domino family strategy. I'm always amazed when I deliver this presentation at how much is going on in the Notes/Domino product family. If you'd like the slide...

Really happy to see that LotusUserGroup.org will be bringing back the Lotusphere Comes to You Online format for 2010. Several key Lotusphere presentations will be delivered as emeetings, from early April to early June:Lotusphere Comes to You ONLINE (LCTYO) is a premier on-line event series featurin...

I almost missed this among the video treasures left behind by Lotusphere 2010. During the opening general session, the action started off with a great musical act called "Nuttin' but stringz". Behind them, on the 100 foot screen, was a video montage -- of a whole bunch of Lotus and Lotusphere vide...

After four international trips, it will be nice to finally be going a short hop within the same time zone for Tuesday, at Lotusphere Comes to You in St. Louis. I will be delivering the keynote as well as the Notes/Domino strategy presentation, and yes, I'll remember to do it in English this time....

OK, mark another one off the bucket list. Today at Lotusphere Comes to You here in Madrid, I delivered an entire 45 minute presentation en español. The presentation, "Smart Collaboration", was essentially a slightly higher-level version of the keynote Kevin Cavanaugh and I delivered at Lotusphere....

18,378 new customers

February 16 2010

In the process of reviewing content for the now-in-progress Lotusphere Comes to You events, I came across the graphic used by Bob Picciano in his Lotusphere keynote highlighting new Notes/Domino customers: This was only on screen for a few moments, so the full impact might not have been clear. E...

Somewhere in the myriad of offers, giveaways, and promotions at Lotusphere, I missed one we were running ourselves. I am a huge fan of sites that allow you to create photo books out of digital images, and mypublisher.com and I are good friends. I've tried Snapfish, iPhoto books, and others. A s...

I've read a ton of blog postings on IBM Project Vulcan since Lotusphere a few weeks ago... perhaps because of the iterative thinking in the community, or time to reflect, Richard Schwartz's analysis seems to me to be a good read on the project:Five years ago, IBM introduced something with the potent...

So I had no idea about this during Lotusphere but it's pretty cool. A group of high school and college interns sponsored by the Robert R Taylor Network were at Lotusphere... and they've built a whole website using Lotus Foundations, the IBM client for Smart Work (Notes+Symphony on Linux), and Virtu...

Sí, es la verdad -- yo iré a Lotusphere Comes to You en Madrid y Barcelona en Marzo. Pero, es posible que estoy muy loco. Voy a entregar mi presentación en español. Hablo español como un niño Mexicano, pero tengo seis semanas que practicar. (Translation: Yes, it's true -- I'm going to "Lotusphe...

I have been remiss in not posting our slides from this session. While I believe that the presentation was one of those "Lotusphere moments" that are hard to recreate, I will deliver versions of this as part of presentations at upcoming Lotusphere Comes to You events in Munich and Dusseldorf....and...

More UK press analysis coming out of Lotusphere...[T]wo questions must be addressed in the days ahead. First, is the matter of whether IBM can actually live up to its promises to create a open and more developer-friendly platform than Microsoft. Microsoft might have the partner and developer...

As expected, now that a week has passed since the IBM Project Vulcan announcement, several bloggers, analysts, and pundits have offered initial reactions. That there is this much excitement is clearly a good thing. I'd like to pull out a few of the more interesting and/or provocative observations...

I have to admit, DJ Steve Porter wasn't on my radar until a few months ago, when Bob Picciano pinged me the "slap chop rap" video link on YouTube. So I wasn't entirely surprised to see the man himself standing on the Lotusphere stage at the closing session, and I love what he did to our week:...

Lotusphere 2010: Family

January 22 2010

The press loves to describe Lotusphere as a "reunion of the faithful". The reality, though, is I saw tons of "first time" buttons this week (I think Bob Balaban ran out), and I had plenty of "this is my first Lotusphere" conversations. The next sentence was usually "it's fantastic". Lotus Knows t...

I was going to write a whole blog entry about our exciting Notes partnership with Tungle, and its implications now and into the future of IBM Project Vulcan, but ZDNet's Oliver Marks did it for me:The challenge of adopting multitudes of innovative 2.0 and mobile applications is that they may make yo...

One of our announcements this week at Lotusphere 2010 is a partnership with Gist. I met with Gist yesterday to learn more about the service and their plans for Notes integration, and walked away incredibly impressed. Gist CEO T.A. McCann is here, and while we had never met, he knew all about me be...

My plans for Monday are simple. I could live blog, but there is going to be so much announced on Monday I'll never be able to keep up (oh, and Fake Steve Jobs will make fun of me again). Instead, I will be posting blog entries and updates throughout the day, covering news and vision coming live fr...

Mikkel captured one of the moments of applause from Lotusphere 2010's business development day general session:I was happy to hear that Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino will also go into controlled distribution in 2010 meaning that you have to be certified to sell it. I find that a very good, although b...

I'm packing my bags for Orlando today, ready to see the Florida sun tomorrow. It's been a busy week -- well, a busy extended period -- readying the show, and in just a few short days, it will all be worth it. Like those of you who attend the conference as customers, partners, analysts, press, or e...

For a few days, I was teasing the coming release of this video...congratulations to Ascendant and iRise -- they really topped their effort from Lotusphere 2009.......

We're less than a week away from Lotusphere 2010. The conference agenda is filled with tons of great choices for sessions to attend, and I've enjoyed reading the postings so far from those who are planning their week. Politically, I should probably recommend every session -- from my team, my deve...

One of the most popular labs at Lotusphere the last few years has been the User Experience labs. At Lotusphere 2010, there are nearly two dozen feedback opportunities in the labs, across Lotus's existing products as well as shiny new concepts. There will be both scheduled formal interactive sessio...

I can't believe it's only two weeks away! We're in the final countdown to Lotusphere 2010, and as usual, the preceding weeks are a flurry of activity to put the show together. I'll be in our Massachusetts labs this week to review keynotes and session content, as well as work on some last-minute de...

We are just a week away from the closing date for submissions for Lotusphere Idol! at Lotusphere 2010. If you have missed the fun at Lotusphere 2008 and 2009, this session is an "audition" for a Lotusphere speaking slot -- the winner gets their own Lotusphere session at Lotusphere 2010 and the titl...

Looks like we're going for nostalgia on a few fronts during Lotusphere 2010. Sandra Marcus (the queen of Lotusphere) sent out a note asking to raise awareness of this fun little trip down memory lane. For the product showcase reception on Monday, January 18, Lotusphere attendees are invited to wea...

The final list of Lotusphere 2010 breakout sessions has been posted. The mini-keynotes haven't been listed and there are a few additional details (such as date/time) to also be added, but overall this gives you the full picture of the conference sessions. I'm really happy with how the tracks have...

At Lotusphere 2010, a change from Lotusphere 2009 and previous is that my boss, Kevin Cavanaugh, has a mini-keynote focused on the products/solutions in his messaging and collaboration organization. This will replace the strategy session that Brent Peters and I delivered at LS09 on the Notes/Domino...

Lotusphere 2010 includes an event-within-an-event this year, designed for an executive-level audience with specific industry focus areas. The four industries that are part of the Global Business Excellence Forum are banking, insurance, government, and healthcare.The Global Business Excellence Forum...

Lotusphere as a conference celebrates a community, and from time to time, we have offered special sessions recognizing the Lotusphere "magic". For Lotusphere 2010, we've created a session -- well, we've created the shell of the session at any rate -- called "An oral history of Lotus Notes: The firs...

Yesterday, speaker notifications -- and session rejections -- for Lotusphere 2010 were sent out. Congratulations to those selected to speak -- we are honored to have you on our stages. Apologies to those who were not -- thank you for taking the time to submit a proposal. I was surprised for the s...

The Lotusphere 2010 blog

November 10 2009

It's great to see that the Lotusphere Blog is back up and running for Lotusphere 2010. Authored for and by the Lotusphere community, this blog is an essential resource for all the details -- especially the unofficial ones -- about Lotusphere 2010. An impressive-looking Domino/DominoBlog applica...

Niklas Heidloff has just updated the OpenNTF blog with lots of additional details on the 2010 Lotus Awards for best open source contribution:For both categories, Lotus Awards will be presented to the individual/business partner that provides the best template, solution or sample, made available via...

So as some of the astute readers of Twitter and blogs noted, IBM extended the submission deadline for Lotusphere 2010 abstracts to October 9. This means you still have a few more days to get your proposals in for consideration. I was looking through the database tonight (yes, it's a Saturday nigh...