Hello Orlando! Lotusphere 2012

Hello Orlando!  That’s what I’ll be saying in a brief five days.  Lotusphere 2012 will be my thirteenth Lotusphere.  And already Lotusphere is looking to be another fun and busy week – get those gadgets, social apps, and comfy walking shoes ready!

 I am fortunate to be speaking again this year.  I’ll discuss planning and preparing for a move to the cloud in BP202: Cloud Chasing 101: Planning and preparing for your move to Cloud Collaboration:

  • Cloud computing and cloud collaboration systems. You’ve heard all about them. Is the cloud still the way to go? How do you prepare for a cloud move and is it the best option for your environment? And how can you mitigate the potential “whirlwind” of change this may cause in your company? In this session, Marie discusses all aspects of planning for the cloud including directories, authentication, migration, staffing, e-discovery, archiving, mobile support, and hybrid clouds. She shares some real life experiences and describes how you can manage a cloud migration like you would any other email migration project while minimizing the impact to your company. Marie also describes the advantages of setting up a pilot program and how to evaluate products like IBM LotusLive. Leave the session with your own checklist for weathering the change to this new and exciting environment.
  • Monday, January 16, 11:00-12:00PM, South Hemisphere III

 Tom Duff and I will be talking about our favorite “free” product – Tivoli Directory Integrator in BP201: Assemble ‘n Go: Integrate Data and Directories with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator: 

  • Join us as we explore how Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) can be used to integrate your IBM Lotus Domino or IBM Connections environment to external data directories like Active Directory. Watch as we step through several scenarios for using TDI assembly lines to create users, update profiles, synch user data or update data in Domino, Connections, or in external data sources. We cover the basics for setting up TDI as well as connecting it to your environment. Learn how to use simple and complex data transformation and TDI connectors to automate processes for creating, updating, or deleting data elements in the Domino Directory, Connections, Domino databases, or third party sources. Get the resources to begin creating assembly lines immediately in your own environment as an administrator or developer. So why not start leveraging the best ‘free’ tool you’ve never heard about?
  • Tuesday, January 17 4:45-5:45 PM, Swan Mockingbird 1&2.

I will also be joining the Nerd Girls for their new NERD101: Spark Ideas, featured by the Nerd GirlsYou’ll also find me at the Nerd Girl BoF, the Great Geek Challenge, and Gurupalooza.

A major highlight for me this year will be the book signing for the Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide which will be held on Wednesday January 18th 9:15-10:00 AM in the bookstore in the Solutions Center and to spend time with my awesome co-authors Gabriella Davis and Tom Duff.  If you’ve purchased a copy, please don’t hesitate to stop by – we’d love to sign it for you and hear what you think about it!

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