I'm about to start packing my bags to head out for Lotusphere 2009. Sunday is Business Development Day (BDD), and I'll be presenting at the Futurists Panel on Dual Forms: An open standard office document mashup for document-centric business processes, and the broader context of Interactive Documents as Web 2.0 Applications. I'm very pleased to be part of such an exciting panel, which also includes Mary Beth Raven (of Notes fame, speaking on task management) and Mathew Flaherty (from the Lotus CTO's Office, speaking on the value of open source and open standards).I've seen their talks in rehearsal of course, and they're well worth your time.
In addition to the talk above, the Lotus Forms team has quite a showing at the conference again this year. Here's a list of where you can find us and when:
Lotus Forms Exhibits (in Oceana, Mon. 10:30AM-8:00PM, Tue. 9:00AM-6:00PM, Wed. 9:00AM-5:00PM)
Meet the Lotus Forms Developers in the Labs (on the Showcase Floor in the Dolphin Exhibit Hall)
- Electronic Forms Ped #5
- DB2 and Lotus Forms at Ped #6
Business Development Day: Sunday, January 18BDD 204, 8:45-9:45amNew Lotus Industry Solution-based Marketing & Sales Initiatives (will include Lotus Forms)Click here to see full abstractSpeaker: Gary DolsenLocation: Toucan 1 and 2, Swan Hotel
BDD102, 2:45-3:45pmWebSphere Portal Product Family Applied to Real Business (will include Lotus Forms)Click here to see full abstractSpeakers: Gary Dolsen & Jeffrey SeifertLocation: Pelican 1 and 2, Swan Hotel
Meet the Speakers/Product Experts Session 5:00-6:00pmLocation: Fantasia Garden Pavilion, Swan Hotel
Sessions & Other Related Activities:
The Client Reference Lounge: The IBM Client Reference team is hosting ahigh-end hospitality suite as a way to say "Thank You!" to our client reference customers and to invite potential reference customers to stop by and learn more about the program. Open all week, this suite is available to you to hold customer meetings or to use as a respite.
Monday, January 19
1:00-2:00pmAD 507: BPM Made Easy: Looking forward with Lotus Forms and the Business Process AcceleratorClick here to see full abstractLocation: SW 1-2Presenters: Dave Manning, Tony Fiorot
2:15-3:15pmID604: What’s New in Lotus FormsClick here to see full abstractLocation: SW 1-2Presenters: Bob Levy, Dave Manning
3:45-4:45pmIDR604R: What’s New in Lotus FormsClick here to see full abstractLocation: SW 1-2Presenters: Bob Levy, Dave Manning
Tuesday, January 20
7:15-8:15amPartner Round Table: WebSphere Portal & Lotus FormsLocation: Swan, Dove hospitality suite (breakfast is included)
10:00-11:00amCustomer Panel: Succeeding with IBM WebSphere PortalSpeakers: Pat Kozak of C-Lock and Matt Garst (EIM) Attend this panel session to hear directly from customers who have realized business advantages through their WebSphere Portal and Business Process Acclerator implementations. Learn how each approached their business requirements, organized investment value assessments and technical strategies, and are now offering leading edge portal-based services. Hear their insights on approaches that work well, lessons learned, and their plans for portal platform expansions supporting future growth.
1:30-2:30pmPortal and Related Products Networking SessionLocation: Dolphin, Europe 5During this time customers can mingle with subject matter experts in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a great opportunity to thank the customers who contribute to our success. Invite your customers to come to the reference room, meet Portal and Forms experts encourage their participation in the reference program.
4:15-5:15pmAD514: Composing a Mashup Application with IBM Lotus FormsClick here to see full abstractLocation: SW 1-2Presenters; Dave Manning, Dave Shepherd
Thursday, January 22
7:00-8:00amBOF 107: Getting Started with IBM Lotus Forms TurboLocation: SW Parrot 1Presenter: Ricardo Rossi
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