IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando

Chris Miller,, about IBM Connect 2016

After hearing rumors, seeing sites popping up and vanishing, and tons of speculation of what IBM would do with Lotusphere/IBM Connect/IBM ConnectED, it is now official.

I am excited to let you know that IBM Connect 2016 will take place from January 31 to February 3 in Orlando, Florida! This year’s conference will be held in a NEW venue, the Hilton Orlando.

Logo IBM Connect 2016

That is the official statement that shows inside of the Business Partner flyer that is sent to customers. And all of my readers are customers, which means you are now officially invited! We can look forward to four days of content. They are not yet clear if this will be a full technical event like IBM ConnectED 2015, but they have published the following:

At keynote and breakout sessions, thought leaders, industry experts, IBM executives, and clients will share their insights into solutions and strategies that can help you drive business results and competitive advantage by enhancing collaboration, social strategies, and exceptional customer experiences.

IBM is showing commitment to the Collaboration Solution community by not combining this event with other IBM mega conferences and allowing the community to help drive the direction of future events. It will be quite the change to get away from the long-time Disney venue and into a regular (but very nice) conference center. I imagine we will see the same sized turnout as last year with a renewed effort at getting more customers there.

If you have any suggestions for content I would suggest reaching out to your IBM representative now. I have a feeling their ears are open for suggestions that will help drive attendance. I look forward to seeing everyone there or giving you content online as I do each year!

Meet the experts

Designated IBM Collaboration specialists of WebGate will be on site and are available for a lively exchange.

Visit one of the sessions of our CEO and the Chairman of OpenNTF Christian Güdemann:

Session #1436: The Journey from Rapid Application Development to Continuous Delivery

sunday 31.01.2016, 15:45 - 16:45
Hilton Orlando - room Lake Highland AB

Session #1443: OpenNTF - From Donation to Contribution
monday 1.02.2016, 11:30 - 12:30
Hilton Orlando - room Florida 1

In addition, we recommend the sessions of our partners:

Session #1481: Don't give up on Domino! Introducing Darwino: A New Lifeline for Domino Developers and Customers
Philippe Riand, Triloggroup
Jesse Gallagher, I Know Some Guys, LLC
tuesday 2.02.2016, 16:30 - 17:00
Hilton Orlando, room Solution EXPO theatre

The total WebGate team is available on site for personal discussions and breakout sessions. You are welcome to arrange an individual appointment via Patrizia Cataldo.

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Alternatively, you can contact directly with the desired person on Twitter.

Networks, look outside the box, learning something new, strengthening partnerships - this is IBM Connect for me!

Roman Weber - CEO at WebGate Consulting AG

Complex problems require innovative and cost effective solutions

Marc Lüscher - CEO at WebGate Managed Services AG

IBM Connect is the best Place to get in Touch with the Real Experts

Christian Güdemann - Chairman OpenNTF, IBM Champion, CTO at WebGate Consulting AG
Klaus Bild - Senior System Architect, IBM Champion at WebGate Consulting AG