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Unleash your company’s cognitive potential at IBM World of Watson 2016 where you can extract knowledge from data, enhance personal expertise and outthink market needs at amazing speeds.

October 23 - 27, 2016
Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada

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The 8th SUTOL Technical Conference is an international event focused across the entire IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio: IBM Notes/Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, IBM Connections cloud, IBM Verse, project Toscana and others. The agenda will be in English with multiple parallel tracks.

November 10-11, 2016 Prague,
Czech Republic

SUTOL Technical Conference

Get ready for meetIT in Milan, Italy. meetIT is the new name for the Dominopoint learning and information exchange event about the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Visit the blog post to learn how to participate as a speaker, sponsor, or attendee. #meetIT

December 14, 2016
IBM Client Centre in Milan, Italy

meetIT

Learn about the latest capabilities in the IBM collaborations solutions portfolio.

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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

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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

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Sharon Bellamy-James

Sharon Bellamy-James

IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software specialist and part of ICONUK Events Ltd., the team behind ICONUK.


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Sharon Bellamy-James
Champion

Sharon Bellamy-James

IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software specialist and part of ICONUK Events Ltd., the team behind ICONUK.

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.

Sharon Bellamy-James

Sharon Bellamy-James

IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software specialist and part of ICONUK Events Ltd., the team behind ICONUK.

About Sharon

Sharon Bellamy-James has worked in the IT industry since 1996, starting out as a PC and Printer engineer. Since 2003 she has dabbled in everything WebSphere, including Application Server, Portal and Commerce and many other IBM/Lotus software offerings. She focuses on all things collaborative and IBM/Lotus software based, but specializes in IBM Connections and related IBM collaboration solutions software.

Sharon says it is an honor to have spoken at many user groups and Lotusphere/Connect. She is a five-year IBM Champion, which she thinks is amazing and we think is very well-deserved. In her spare time she is a trustee for iCosplay, "an anti-bullying campaign," chairperson of a Costuming club, and part of ICONUK Events Ltd., the team behind ICONUK. Sharon says she is a bit each of a Disney, Star wars, Marvel and Scifi fan.

Q & A

1. As a long standing IBM Champion, what do you enjoy most about the program?

The community. There is nothing like the ICS community; the people are passionate about the products and solutions. Being able to work alongside IBM to help improve documentation and more. Access to IBMers that we normally wouldn't have can really help in getting answers to queries.
I also like Champions-only calls and webinars that keep us up to date with what is going on in our portfolio, enable us to blog and tweet and let the rest of the community know what’s going on. Most of all I like being able to share with the community.

2. You're organizing ICONUK this year. What are you most excited about for this event?

The fantastic sessions and speakers. We are lucky enough to have some of our top industry experts speaking at the event. I’m looking forward to hearing what IBM has to say roadmap-wise, and any announcements. And more info about project Toscana as that will benefit me and the work I do.

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

I am a WebSphere person, so I deal mainly with IBM Connections and all the associated software, from an admin and installation perspective right through to front end ui changes and customizations. I have also done some Sametime and other WebSphere based products such as Portal. For six years I was a WebSphere Commerce admin, installer and integrator and I have also been known to “fiddle” about with Notes and Domino.

4. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you and why?

I’m guessing any tech is out of the question as I would have no electricity. I’d want a windup or solar radio, so I could listen to music. I love music and would miss it terribly. Something to read, like the "Thrawn Trilogy" of Star Wars books, so I’d get my reading and Star Wars fix in one go! And Lego – I’d need something to do with my hands so a Millennium Falcon or Death Star Lego kit would be awesome.

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