To Doc or not to Doc… Global ambassadors call   

By Femke Goedhart | 3/25/22 4:28 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

This months edition of the global super users / ambassadors call we will be kicking off with the theme of To Doc or not to Doc… Do you use Docs with your HCL Connections or not? And why? What options are there and what are the needs for collaborative (and simultaneous) document editing?

NEXT MEETUP FOR HCL CONNECTIONS AMBASSADOR/SUPER USER MEETUP: What is HCL Connections actually meant to be used for? – (Social) Business as usual…  

By Femke Goedhart | 3/9/21 6:06 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Matteo Bisi

The theme last week in our Global HCL Connections Super Users/Ambassador was “Collaboration in a broader sense. What challenges do you encounter using HCL Connections in conjunction with other collaboration tools?“. There were some interesting perspectives on this but what also evolved was that the conversation shifted towards a new topic: “What is HCL Connections actually meant to be used for?” So that’s a theme we would like to explore further during our next meeting!

Engage 2020 – The event you should attend  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/7/20 12:05 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

In less than a month a large group of HCL Domino and HCL Connections experts and enthusiasts will be descending on Arnhem in The Netherlands for the annual Benelux Usergroup event: Engage. Traditionally this is one, if not THE largest, most popular usergroups in the World and for a good reason.

Social Connections Munich – People power your business HCL Connections powers your People!  

By Femke Goedhart | 9/22/19 10:45 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Back home for a few days now after a great Social Connections in Munich and still recovering from a very nasty cold (so my apologies for this one being a bit after the fact..). This was the first real conference dedicated fully to HCL Connections since the takeover earlier this summer. Much anticipated by both customers as well as partners.

Think 2018 – A new format  

By Femke Goedhart | 4/11/18 10:19 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Two weeks ago I returned from Las Vegas and due to personal circumstances I wasn’t able to post my opinion on the event sooner. So a bit late but here are my two cents on a few days in Las Vegas!

Upcoming events & the IBM Champions program  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/28/18 2:34 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

My blog has been really quiet the last few months for which my apologies. It’s one of those times where I simply don’t have time to blog nor the topics to blog about. But as there were a few things noteworthy lately I figured it’s time to do an update blog now.

Salesforce & IBM Connections Integration - Keeping Your Organization Connected  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/1/16 2:26 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

With so many solutions touting social capabilities out there and being used for different situations it can be daunting to decide on when to use what and why. Your organization might already have Salesforce, IBM Connections, Sharepoint and solutions like Jira that offer social capabilities but how do you get all these worlds together?

Slidedecks – ICONUK  

By Femke Goedhart | 9/21/15 3:44 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

Below the slides for the two sessions (co)presented today at ICONUK. Files, files everywhere! Do you know where your organisations documents are and can you say you control it when that auditor 'comes knocking'? and Zen and the art of requirements gathering.

Slides for our IBM ConnectED 2015 session  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/3/15 3:45 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

On Tuesday Jan 27th 2015 my coworker Sasja Beerendonk and I had the privilege to present at IBM ConnectED in Orlando, FL on our favorite topic of Social Business. Below is the session abstract & slide deck for those interested. BP202: Beyond Theory: Trials and Tribulations in Becoming a Successful Social Business There are many theories and ideas around “how to become a social business” but what really does or doesn’t work?

Speaking at IBM ConnectED 2015  

By Femke Goedhart | 12/31/14 7:18 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

After a year of absence I’m really looking forward to being able to attend Connect (or ConnectED as it is now called) in Orlando again this year. Based on the sessions schedule I’m convinced it will be another great event. I also look forward to having the honor of being able to speak on two […]

Engage user group – session slides  

By Femke Goedhart | 3/19/14 8:53 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Per Henrik Lausten

I had the honor of being able to present two sessions earlier this week at the Engage usergroup event in Breda, the Netherlands with two great co-speakers. The slides of both sessions have been published to Slideshare.

Connecting to Connect: Andrew Grill – shifting from Social Media to Social Business  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/30/14 10:28 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

Andrew Grill moved from social influencer statistics in the Social Media realm and being the CEO of KRED to focusing on adoption of Social Business in his new role at IBM Interactive. He made time on Wednesday  between his sessions, meetings and panels to talk about social analytics, how Social Business is the next step […]

Connecting to Connect: Tony Holder about IBM Connect from the showcase floor  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/27/14 3:06 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

For Tony Holder from HADSL IBM Connect is mostly concentrated around the Showcase floor. He tells about his day, watching the OGS from the livestream (eventhoug he was within striking distance!), the cool gadgets that are to be had at the booths and the fact that any excuse to sit down is a good thing […]

Connecting to Connect: Bill Malchisky about BP day, soccer, sessions and Linux Fest  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/26/14 5:46 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

And we’re off! Day one (or is it day zero?!?) of IBM Connect is underway. Bill Malchisky makes time between sessions to tell us all about Saturday’s socer tournament, Business Partner day, Linux Fest and the upcoming Sunday night party. Download link – MP3 Bill Malchisky: Blog – Twitter Linux Fest: Thursday 12:30-13:30 in Dolphin […]

Connecting to Connect – Adam Brown about Kudos Boards & Connect  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/25/14 10:58 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

30hrs in a plane from Tasmania to get to Orlando… You have to hand it to Adam Brown, he is keen to be there! Between jetlag and the Saturday morning Connect soccer tournament he took the time to talk to me from his conference hotel room before heading over to register and start an exciting […]

Connecting to Connect – Talking to Kathy Brown about games, quizzes, sparks and ABC’s  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/22/14 5:42 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

Connect is more then just a technical conference, it’s a geek-get-together. And a lot of what makes it such a great event is organized by ordinary participants. Kathy Brown takes time out between packing and getting ready for the conference to talk about her planning for IBM Connect, the Great Geek Challenge, The Sparks session […]

Connecting to Connect – Stuart McIntyre  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/21/14 12:36 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

Unfortunately I won’t be attending IBM Connect this year and believe me, watching all the posts, tweets and message from people who are going isn’t always easy. Then again, up to 4 years ago I myself had never been to Connect (Lotusphere) and didn’t know what I was missing. So, to stay connected to what […]

IBM Connect-less… NOW WHAT?!?  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/8/14 10:30 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

A few years ago around this time I wrote a blog for those of us unlucky enough to not be going to IBM Connect (which was then still called Lotusphere) that year. It listed helpful links and tips on how to stay connected & informed for those not attending in person. As I won’t be […]

Times are changing so are the names  

By Femke Goedhart | 12/8/13 9:53 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Peter D Presnell

The anticipation for Connect 2014 is growing. The yearly conference in Orlando that brings together the best of our technical IBM community and an opportunity to meet with experts, build or renew friendships and learn about upcoming changes and improvements in the IBM Collaboration Software stack. I’m not planning on being there this year due […]

Social Connections V – or the story of a STRESSful city  

By Femke Goedhart | 7/1/13 1:56 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

The 5th Social Connections in Zurich last Friday was a great success. It is always a joy to see when things come together and they certainly did this time! I flew out of Schiphol airport on Wednesday night after dropping off my car at the massive car park to meet up  with the rest of [...]

Call for abstracts for Social Connections V  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/15/13 12:14 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

Now IBM Connect is over and everyone is eagerly awaiting the upcoming IBM Connections 4.5 release, the preparations for Social Connections V are in full swing.

Social Connections V goes Swiss!  

By Femke Goedhart | 1/22/13 11:48 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Niklas Heidloff

After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the location for Social Connections V!! The international and independent IBM Connections user group will be visiting beautiful Zurich, Switzerland on June 28th 2013!

Social Connections IV: milestones, challenges and an absolutely awesome team!  

By Femke Goedhart | 11/13/12 5:49 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Cn=Bruce Elgort/O=Notesoss

It has been a weird couple of months. As some of you might have noticed I haven’t been as ‘social’ as I used to be. Not that I didn’t want to, but simply because I was too busy. Busy with work and busy with organizing Social Connections IV, the IBM Connections user group event that is going to hit Amsterdam in 2,5 weeks time.

BLUG for Belux.. ehh BeNeLux Lotus User Group!  

By Femke Goedhart | 9/7/12 3:37 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by

Yes, it has happened! As announced yesterday BLUG no longer stands for BeLux (Belgium and Luxembourg) Lotus User Group but now merges with the Dutch user group NLLUG to become the Benelux Lotus User Group!