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Call for Abstracts Now Open! IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011 - Europe Oct 10 - 14 | Berlin, Germany
Europe's IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference will be held on Oct 10 -14th at ICC (International Congress Center) Berlin. The Call for Speakers & Abstracts is now open and we invite you to submit conference breakout session and hands-on-lab abstracts for consideration to one of six tracks in either the Business Impact or Technology Program.
Examples of session topics are listed to provide guidance in alignment of solution areas to conference tracks. Actual sessions and labs selected for presentation at the conference will vary, and be based on submissions received through the conference Call for Abstracts process.
Exceptional Web Experience Business Program : Targeted at line of business leaders, business analysts and executives
Track 1: Customer Case Studies and Industry Solutions
This track features real-life experiences shared by customers detailing business objectives, implementation
approaches and best practices. Attendees will learn how these customers successfully plan and deliver
exceptional web experiences that drive enhanced customer loyalty, satisfaction and improved employee
productivity. Topics will include project goals and analysis, industry specific approaches, implementation and
governance techniques, and best practices.
Track2: Accelerating Solution Time to Value and ROI
This track features proven strategies to plan, justify, implement, and manage business solutions with
investments that exceed rising customer expectations.
Track 3: Optimize Customer Experiences to Build Brand and Generate Revenue
This track features proven strategies and best practices to drive profitability and growth with web experiences
crafted to increase customer engagement and retention.
Exceptional Web Experience Technology Program : Targeted at a technical audience consisting of IT professionals including architects, administrators, developers,and integrators.
Track 4: Web Experience Platforms and Solutions
This track features foundation technologies and solution innovations that power Exceptional Web Experiences
inside your company and those facing your customers.
Track 5: Developing Exceptional Web Experiences
This track features how to design and build robust, interactive web experiences that will delight your audiences
by leveraging an extensive portfolio of development technologies, templates, solutions, and Web 2.0 design
Track 6: Best Practices and Implementation
This track features entry-level and advanced technical information and guidance from leading product architects
and services professionals. Attendees will learn how to deploy and manage scalable, high performing web
platforms to support business objectives, change and growth in dynamic environments, and enable new levels of efficiency and agility.
To submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at this event click on "Submit Abstract"
to access the submission form.
Note: you must be a registered user of Lotus Greenhouse to access the form. To register, access this link. https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/login.jsp and select Join Now!
Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 10th, 2011
Important dates! (subject to change)
Open for Abstracts
May 16, 2011
Close for Abstracts
June 10, 2011
July 15, 2011
August 3, 2011
Final presentations & labs due
September 16, 2011 (subject to change)
Oct 10, 2011
Lectures: 75 minutes
Hands-on labs: 75 minutes
f you have any questions about your submission, please feel free to contact the content team or any member of the conference team:
IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference Team
IMT Conference Owner / Leader : Markus P Mueller : Markus.P.Mueller@de.ibm.com
Overall Conference Manager : Samira Kadir: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Wendel : email@example.com
Sonia Malik : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Exceptional Web Experience Business Program : Customer Case Studies and Industry Solutions
This track features real-life experiences shared by customers detailing business objectives, implementation approaches and best practices. Attendees will learn how these customers successfully plan and deliver exceptional web experiences that drive enhanced customer loyalty, satisfaction and improved employee productivity. Topics will include project goals and analysis, industry specific approaches, implementation and governance techniques, and best practices. Following is an excerpt from the complete session directory of the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference
BUS-S01 Collaborative Clinical Trials using WebSphere Portal and IBM Forms (Microfluidics)
BUS-S02 Implementing a Customer Facing Portal at JP Morgan
BUS-S03 From Portal to BI: Easily assembling data and reports from SAP Business Warehouse /Saint Gobain Story
BUS-S04 Maximizing ROI through Excellent Web Experiences: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BUS-S05 Slumberland Furniture Aligns with Project Northstar
BUS-S06 Delivering an Excellent Intranet with WebSphere Portal: A Western Union Success Story
BUS-S07 Experiences & Best Practices from Integrating & Implementing an Intranet Portal at Unitrin/Kemper Insurance
BUS-S08 Harley Davidson: Jumping Platforms with Agility
BUS-S09 A Portal Migration Story: How Health Care Service Corporation Adopted Portal to Provide an
Exceptional Customer-Facing User Experience
BUS-S10 Experiences and Best Practices Migrating Legacy Web Content at International Finance Corporation
BUS-S11 A New Approach To Pharmaceutical Web Ordering at Cardinal Health
BUS-S12 Managing Organizational Impacts of Web Experience Delivery for Best Success: Yum Brands Portal solution
BUS-S13 From Phone Calls to Mobile Web - How Bekins Brought Mobile to Trucking
BUS-S15 Delivering the Vision of “Self-Service” Web Content Update Processes at Fifth Third Bank
BUS-S16 From Desktop to Mobile & Smart Phones–The Saga of Matco Tools' Journey from Web Applications to Mobile
BUS-S17 Racing to New Audiences: the Vasaloppet Site Web Experience
Come hear their stories and much more. Register now !
IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator software is an advanced content adaptation product that helps enterprises and service providers provide exceptional Web experiences to users of a very broad range of mobile devices. So, once again this year, we are using Mobile Portal Accelerator to build the interactive agenda for the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference. In addition to that we are also making the evaluations available via this site. So, if you have a Smartphone or a wireless enabled tablet device, the MPA site (link to be updated 5/12/2011) will be your “go-to” guide for conference information.
Experience the IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator software for an exceptional web experience all through the week ! See the agenda for the session on Monday, May 16th and look for product experts at the Lunch Roundtables and in Portal Zone.
Building and Delivering Exceptional Web Experiences for Mobile Portal Audiences with Mobile Portal Accelerator
Van Landrum, Mobile Portal Accelerator Technical Sales Lead for North America, IBM
By leveraging and providing access to portal services and data from many of the billions of mobile devices in use, enterprises can increase their customers’ loyalty, improve mobile employee productivity and gain competitive advantage. Mobile portal solutions provide a platform for content and application providers to deliver revenue-producing content and services. In this session we’ll show how companies are leveraging the IBM Mobile Portal Accelerator to be more successful. We’ll overview and demonstrate the latest Version 7 features, and show how it easily extends the WebSphere Portal platform with services to seamlessly deliver scalable, mobile solutions optimized for display across a wide range of mobile devices, including the latest in-market versions.
About the speaker :
Van has worked for IBM since 1991, has been a mobility subject matter expert for the past decade, and has supported Mobile Portal Accelerator for over 5 years. Working closely with the product managers and development team, he has created many Mobile Portal Accelerator custom demos for customers and lead the development of the Mobile Portal Accelerator Conference Demo. Van has been a presenter on mobility at many conferences including the Portal Excellence Conference, Lotusphere, Impact and eBusiness University as well as at a few customer conference and is the main instructor for the Mobile Portal Accelerator Proof of Technology which he helped create.
This conference is dedicated to helping organizations be more successful by highlighting proven business solutions and technical strategies designed to keep pace with rapidly evolving Web user demand and expectations. In addition, event offerings will share insights and technical guidance to help organizations become social businesses by transforming the way they interact with customers over the web to create and deepen meaningful relationships. #ibmexperience
Once again this year we have a strong agenda with broad range of business and technical program breakout, hands-on lab and interactive discussion sessions. Here is a complete session directory *
Highlights of the upcoming event:
Customer Case Study presentations from:
Bekins, Blue Cross Blue Shield - Florida, Cardinal Health, Fifth Third Bank, Harley-Davidson, Health Care Service Corporation, International Finance Corporation, JP Morgan, Maatco Tools, Saint Gobain, Slumberland, Unitrin/Kemper Insurance, Western Union, Vasaloppet Events and Yum! Brands
Fifteen Hands-on lab Sessions this year!
1. TECH-P21 - IBM Web Content Manager: Lab a la Carte
2. TECH-P25 - Get the most out of your Social Software by Integrating WebSphere Portal with Lotus Quickr and Connections
3. TECH-D03 - Development Frameworks for Portal
4. TECH-B09 - End to End Business Process Support in Portal Server - The Unified Task List Portlet for IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0
5. TECH-D15 - How to Build an Exceptional Web Experience with IBM Forms with Workflow
6. TECH-D16 - Customizing Your Portal Web Experience Using Page Builder
7. TECH-D18 - How to Customize your Security environment with WebSphere Portal
8. TECH-D20 - Advanced Portlet Development
9. TECH-D22 - Developing multi-channel portal applications using IBM RAD Portal Toolkit
10. TECH-D23 - Empowering your Exceptional Web Experience with the IBM Social Business Toolkit
11. TECH-B04 - On Ramp to Installation and Administration of WebSphere Portal 7
12. TECH-B09 - Migrating from WebSphere Portal v6.1 to v7.0
13. TECH-B19 - WebSphere Portal Performance Analysis & Troubleshooting
14. TECH-B22 - Building Dynamic Portal Clusters with Multiple Profiles
15. TECH-D11 - Develop a multi-channel application using WebSphere Portlet Factory
* Event session directory and agenda are subject to change.
NEW for 2011 : Virtual Certification Prep Lab
The conference attendees will have access to a Virtual Prep Lab for the duration of the conference, which will contain links to exam guides, preparation resources, select Lotus authorized courses and assessment tests.
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Hands-on labs are a critical component of any learning #ibmexperience. At the Exceptional Web Experience Conference in May we have put together a fabulous combination of labs to maximize your education. You will get a chance to discover, explore and learn the products which integrated together help build an exceptional web experience for your customers - both internal and external !
TECH-P21 IBM Lotus Web Content Management: Lab a la Carte
TECH-P25 Get the most out of your Social Software by Integrating WebSphere Portal with Lotus Quickr and Connections
TECH-D03 Development Frameworks for Portal
TECH-D09 End to End Business Process Support in Portal Server - The Unified Task List Portlet for IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0
TECH-D15 How to Build an Exceptional Web Experience with IBM Forms with Workflow
TECH-D16 Customizing Your Portal Web Experience Using Page Builder
TECH-D18 How to Customize your Security environment with WebSphere Portal
TECH-D20 Advanced Portlet Development
TECH-D22 Developing multi-channel portal applications using IBM RAD Portal Toolkit
TECH-D23 Empowering your Exceptional Web Experience with the IBM Social Business Toolkit
TECH-B05 On Ramp to Installation and Administration of WebSphere Portal 7
TECH-B10 Migrating from WebSphere Portal v6.1 to v7.0
TECH-B19 WebSphere Portal Performance Analysis & Troubleshooting
TECH-B22 Building Dynamic Portal Clusters with Multiple Profiles
TECH-D11 Develop a multi-channel application using WebSphere Portlet Factory
Get more details on the labs above in the detailed session directory .
Registering for an exam
Registered #ibmexperience conference attendees may take any IBM SWG certification test. Sign up for an exam time slot beginning at 4pm on Sunday May 15th and during the scheduled certification testing hours. Once a time slot is full, a short wait list will be created and participants may be seated 5 minutes after the scheduled time slot start time. For those that sign up in advance for a time slot, it's important to arrive prior to the start time to secure your seat.
Monday, May 16 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
Tuesday, May 17 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
Wednesday, May 18 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*
Thursday, May 19 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*
*Please note that you must complete your exam by this time, so please plan accordingly when scheduling your test session as exams typically take longer than one hour to complete.
Cost for an exam
Any one of the Lotus or Portal exams can be taken FREE of charge by conference attendees. A second test may be taken for 50% off. Third and subsequent tests are at regular price. This is a savings of up to $300 usd! Payment method is by credit card only. VISA, Master Card and American Express are accepted.
Business Analytics, Information Management, Rational, Tivoli and Service Management, WebSphere, CICS and SOA are 50% off. For a complete list of additional tests available, please visit http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/test_index.shtml.
Onsite testing guidelines
Preparing for an exam during the conference
It is strongly recommended that you prepare in advanced for your exam(s). Though there is no substitute for actual hands-on product experience, there are a number of resources available to aid in studying for your certification test. These include assessment tests, courses, product documentation and web resources.
New in 2011, Conference attendees may access the Certification Virtual Prep Lab 24 hrs/day for the duration of the conference. (Link to be provided) This prep contains links to exam competency guides and prep resources. In addition to quick access to product documentation, web resources and red books; selected Lotus authorized course materials will be available in e-book format free of charge.
As an added bonus, for the duration of the conference, all Lotus and WebSphere Portal Assessment tests will be available free of charge via the Certification Virtual Prep Lab. CODE to be provided on-site.
Available IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Notes and Domino exams
IBM WebSphere Portal and Portal Products Exams:
910: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration Update920: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Deployment and Administration
921: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Migration and Support
915: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 Solution Development
918: Developing Portlets and Web Applications with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory 7.0
955: IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Deployment and Administration
959: IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Application Development
989: Building Portlets with IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory 6.1.5
913: Developing Websites Using IBM Lotus Web Content Management 7.0
832: Developing Websites Using Workplace Web Content Management 6.0
Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 Exams:
IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Update
953: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Intermediate Skills
954: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Developing Web Applications
956: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Update
980: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Operating Fundamentals
981: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Building the Infrastructure
983: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Managing Servers and Users
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Exams:
IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Application Development Update
835: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Application Development Intermediate Skills
836: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Developing Web Applications
802: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 System Administration Update
847: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 System Administration Operating Fundamentals
848: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Building the Infrastructure
849: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Managing Servers and Users
840: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Configuring Domino Web Servers
803: Using LotusScript in IBM Lotus Domino 8 Applications
805: Using Web Services in IBM Lotus Domino 7 Applications
838: Developing Composite Applications with Notes Domino 8
IBM Connections, LotusLive, Quickr and Sametime Exams:
Administering IBM Connections 3.0
987: Administering IBM Lotus Connections 2.5
912: IBM LotusLive 4Q 2010 Technical Specialist
914: Administering IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino
950: Administering IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1 Services for IBM Lotus Domino
982: Administering IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1 Services for IBM WebSphere Portal
988: Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5
800: Administering IBM Lotus Sametime 8
Lotus Security Professional Exams:
841: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8 Implementing and Administering Security
Earning Professional Certification credentials translates into increased productivity for you and the organization you work for. Validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency in the latest IBM technology. Become an IBM Certified Professional for Lotus Software. Download the Value of IT Certification White paper @ http://public.dhe.ibm.com/partnerworld/pub/certify/valuecert2010.pdf
Good Luck with your certification prep and test!
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Booth # 200
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Check out the latest session directory for a complete listing of over a 100 sessions and labs.