IBM Social Business
User Community

IBM Social Business
User Community

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Events

Events

Join us for MWLUG

August 17-19, 2016 in Austin Texas

Join your friends for inspiring keynotes, exceptional speakers, and fun and friendly networking, all in the live music capitol of the world!

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Champion

The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community — and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.

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Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Founder of iamLUG and Spiked Studio Productions

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Theo Heselmans

Theo Heselmans

Founder and CEO of Xceed, Belgium

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Karen Hooper

Karen Hooper

Director, Senior Consultant & Instructor

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Maria Enderstam

Maria Enderstam

Infoware Solutions Svenska AB


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Michael Urwin

Michael Urwin

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Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Founder of iamLUG and Spiked Studio Productions

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Theo Heselmans

Theo Heselmans

Founder and CEO of Xceed, Belgium

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Karen Hooper

Karen Hooper

Director, Senior Consultant & Instructor

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Maria Enderstam

Maria Enderstam

Infoware Solutions Svenska AB


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Michael Urwin

Michael Urwin

IBM Middleware


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Richard Moy
Champion

Richard Moy

IBM Notes and Domino Evangelist
Managing Director of Phora Group

The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community — and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.

Champion

The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community — and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.

Richard Moy

Richard Moy

IBM Notes and Domino Evangelist
Managing Director of Phora Group

About Richard

Richard Moy is a self-proclaimed Notes® and Domino® evangelist for small businesses. He’s been working with Notes and Domino since Notes version 3. After working as a consultant at several large firms, including Taishan Works and ReCor, he founded three different companies. Currently, Richard is managing director of Phora Group, a company focused on simple, secure and purpose-driven social collaboration.

Richard promotes the use of IBM and open source technology, including Domino and Ubuntu, for small businesses. His other accomplishments include past president of the GRANITE Lotus User Group in Chicago and co-organizer of the Midwest Lotus User Group Conferences. An important area of his focus is business process management and UI design for small to mid-size organizations.

Richard is an American Civil War and nature enthusiast. And when not working, you can find him exploring America’s vast National Parks and Civil War battlefields.

Q & A

1. As an IBM Champion for the past two years, what do you enjoy most about the program?

What I have enjoyed the most about being an IBM Champion has been collaborating and sharing thoughts and ideas with other IBM Champions.

2. As the main organizer of MWLUG, taking place in Austin on August 17 - 19, what excites you most about this event?

For me it’s always exciting to meet everyone in the community, whether they are IBM customers, IBM partners or IBM staff. It’s all about having one-on-one collaborations. I hope everyone takes the opportunity to introduce themselves during MWLUG. ICS community members are creating great things with IBM technology. I’m excited about having the event in Austin. It’s a vibrant city with many things to experience, something that I hope all attendees will be able to do.

3. Which IBM products do you work with and describe how you work with them?

Our company, Phora Group, has worked with many IBM solutions over the years, including Notes, Domino, IBM Sametime®, and Traveler. For the past five years, we have transformed our company from a consulting firm to an ISV. Our iPhora Touch, a secured purpose-driven social collaboration platform, and iPhora Foundation, a business process management platform, are based on the IBM Domino/IBM XWork technology.

4. If you had to pick a theme song to walk onto the stage at the opening general session of MWLUG, what would it be and why?

I am going to date myself, but it would be "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship. I think it represents where we are as a community. We are not only building newer and more innovative technologies, we are also building a stronger community that makes us more competitive. You just don't find that kind of close-knit vendor community elsewhere.

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