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Currently the Melbourne Lead of KINSHIP digital. We deliver business confidence in the unique value of social technologies and social data for employees, leaders and customers.

I cut through the hype of emerging trends to focus on how business benefits. I ask "what’s next and how can we take advantage of it to generate growth and profit by capitalizing on people, methodologies, platforms and technology?". I have a Masters degree in Computing Science, but I’m not an IT professional per se. I graduated from an Advanced Management Program, but I'm not a general manager. I was among the first Certified Information Systems Auditors in the world, but I don't audit. I built and managed, for 5 years, a sales team and a marketing team, but I'm not a marketer or salesman. I had people running $100 million projects reporting to me, but I am not a project manager. I was part of a investor firm for early-stage start-ups, but I'm not a VC. I can design campaign strategies and write copy, but I'm not a marketing professional. I'm a Certified Social Media Strategist, but I'm not a social media expert.

I bring all that to bear to solve and deliver social business outcomes including strategy, business transformation, digital engagement and enterprise IT change. Connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter. | LinkedIn | @JayAgl
I am a Software Engineer at ISW and have been working with IBM technologies for the past 4 years as the joint technical lead for KUDOS. I started out primarily as a JAVA developer, but have since moved on to full stack development, and more recently to full JS stacks. | LinkedIn | @darrenb21
I am a Social Communications Specialist at IBM, specialising in IBM Sametime and its integration capabilities. I provide technical and sales assistance to customers and Business Partners in Australia and New Zealand.

I also have an extensive background in the Implementation and Administration of Domino environments. | LinkedIn | @olafboerner
Olaf Boerner has been active since 1994 in the IBM Notes and Domino world. His main focuses lie in the architecture and optimization of IBM Notes and Domino infrastructures. Since 1996, when BCC was founded, Olaf Boerner has been the Managing Director of the company. Since 1999 he is heading the System Management workshops within the German Notes Community (DNUG). Olaf is an experienced speaker presenting at German and international conferences, such as IBM Lotusphere/Connect, The VIEW Admin, MWLUG, UKLUG, AUSLUG, Social Connections and others.
Olaf has been named IBM Champion for IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) in 2014 and 2015 | LinkedIn | @edbrill
Ed Brill is Vice President, Social Business Cloud Services, IBM Office of the CIO. He is responsible for driving IBM's social business transformation by leading internal tools deployment and adoption for over 400,000 IBMers. Brill and his team are accelerating IBM's culture of participation, leveraging the organization's most important assets -- the expertise of our people.

Brill has an extensive background in the use of social business tools and techniques to drive change in markets and organizations. Brill has been one of IBM's most influential online voices for over a decade, starting with contributions to the initial development of the IBM Social Computing Guidelines. Brill recently authored the IBM Press book Opting In: Lessons in Social Business, an Amazon bestseller endorsed by industry analysts, social media pundits, and software executives. Brill also publishes a weblog at, and is prominent on public social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He is a returning member of the advisory board for Social Media Week Chicago 2014. | LinkedIn | @adambrownaus
Adam is the Director of Innovation and Technology for ISW, an Australian Premier IBM Business Partner focused on COLLABORATION, CLOUD, ANALYTICS, MOBILE, INFRASTRUCTURE, and INNOVATION.

Adam is an IBM Champion for IBM Collaboration Solutions and is recognised as a thought leader and expert for the IBM Connections social platform. Adam often presents at IBM User Groups around the world, and consults with many of the largest IBM Connections clients globally. Adam is known for innovation around IBM Connections and with the team at ISW is the creator of the Kudos Suite for IBM Connections, one of the most successful solutions for Connections in the market today.

Twitter: adambrownaus { Link } LinkedIn: { Link } Website: { Link } Blog: { Link } | @VicDangoumau
Victorien is the GSX APAC Regional Manager and has joined the team since 4 years. He has worked on a large scale of Domino projects in distributed environments and various industries. He is committed to ease the IT administrators’ job by improving the Quality of Service (QoS) delivered to their business lines. He used to work for different tech companies with international customers. He is a sport and technology lover and a tireless traveler. | @gregorbyte
I am an in-house software developer for Jord International, a Global Engineering company founded in Sydney, Australia.

I joined Jord International at the start of 2006 after completing my Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems degree.
Since joining Jord my colleagues and I have developed a suite of Notes/Domino applications which support the day-to-day operations of the company around the globe.

I first become aware of XPages in 2012, and after gaining 6 years experience on Notes/Domino development, the introduction of XPages to the Domino platform was a good opportunity to develop some new skills.
Since 2012 we have begun migrating/recreating our Domino applications to the XPages platform with a focus on using Java as much as possible.

I am interested in development practices that are becoming standard such as Source Control and Build Automation. | LinkedIn | @KazHooper
Karen Hooper is an Advanced IBM Certified Instructor in both System Administration and Development. Karen and her husband Steve own and manage Primaxis (formerly Dr Notes Solutions), a Premier IBM Business Partner who won IBM Business Partner of the Year in 2009 and the recipient of the 2011 Best Collaboration Advocate Instructor Award.

Karen has over 15 years of experience with Lotus Notes and Domino, from version 4 to 9.x. Karen has been involved in several major upgrade projects and company-wide training initiatives. She has been responsible for customising and producing end user and help desk training material for several organizations. End user training is a passion for Karen as she believes an investment in training will always give a return to both the individual and the organisation.

Karen is the author of the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide available on Amazon. Her passion is to empower people so that they increase their productivity and use the tools available to them. Karen has seen thousands of people benefit from her style of training. | LinkedIn | @SteveHooperAU
Steve Hooper has been working with Lotus Notes for over 20 years, starting on release 2. Since then he has become a senior instructor for IBM teaching in the following products: Lotus Notes, IBM Forms, Websphere Portal, Web Content Manager, IBM Connections, to name a few.

With hundreds of development and administration projects over the years, he has a wealth of experience. Working with his wife Karen Hooper (author and speaker) they passionately believe in transfer of knowledge is paramount to a successful environment.

With a strong focus on collaboration and social science, Dr Notes is moving ahead rapidly helping companies improve their environments and employees. | LinkedIn |
Andrew is the Senior Software Developer at NotesTools Pty Ltd and has recently completed a R9.0.1 upgrade project at the TGA. He is an IBM R8.5 Certified Application Developer with over 15 years experience in IBM Domino and Notes infrastructure and application development.

He also has many years experience in providing open source solutions such as "DominoDefrag" and "R5 Database Manager" to the Lotus Notes community. He was given public recognition in May 2010 with "DominoDefrag" honoured by OpenNTF as project of the month, presented at Lotusphere 2011 in Orlando and is still a featured project.
Matt Mackay is a member of the Lotus Technical Pre-Sales team in Australia. He has been working for IBM for six years. Matt has worked primarily in the Lotus and WebSphere brands with a focus on IBM Forms, WebSphere Portal and emerging web technologies. Matt is a keen contributor to the open source community and has worked on a number of open source projects such as PHP, Drupal, Joomla and Symfony. Lately Matt has been exploring the potential of HTML5 and the huge growth in the mobile space, and how IBM technologies can be a part of this mobile revolution.
Lea Medhurst is a member of the Lotus Technical Pre-Sales team in Australia. He has been working for IBM for seven years, joining IBM after an extensive period at an IBM Business Partner. Lea has been responsible for implementing, administering, and developing applications within the Lotus and WebSphere Brands. Lea originally started developing using Lotus Notes® and has since moved to specializing in J2EE and in particular WebSphere Portal and its associated development tools.
Recently Lea has become an avid reader and implementer of all things mobile. | LinkedIn | matnewman
Mat has over 17 years experience developing, administering, consulting and educating for IBM Software. Mat has been a Lotus Notes user since 1992. A certified Administrator, Developer and Instructor beginning with Notes 4, since 1999 he has operated an Authorised Independent Training Provider for IBM Software (Lotus Authorised Education Centre), where he is the Principal Instructor. Mat has an extensive knowledge of IBM Software, from planning and implementing infrastructure through developing enterprise level Applications and educating users. Mat has presented at Lotusphere, served as a expert, contributes regularly within the Lotus community, and has conducted hundreds of classes from End-user to Administrator and Developer sessions. | LinkedIn |
Johan has almost 16 years’ experience working with IBM technologies, including over five years working with Xpages. He has been a consultant for Primaxis (formerly Dr Notes) for nearly three years and specialises in Domino Application Development. Other areas of expertise include IBM Connections development and enough Domino administration experience to be dangerous. His experience within private organisations and as a business/system analyst informs his work with his clients, from solution development to project management. He also has experience working with SAP particularly in the EDI and Logistics space.

His passion for Xpages is contagious! “Xpages for me has been an exciting technology, opening up the wonderful creative world of web development where almost anything is possible.” Johan’s experiences have included converting old Lotus Notes Databases into fresh new web applications, incorporating fun dojo effects into web applications, exploring application frameworks such as Oneui, Blueprint and Bootstrap and building response web pages via use of JSON REST services. | LinkedIn | @andrewr4
Andrew is a Software Engineer for ISW. He has developing with IBM software, including Domino, Portal & Connections for over 8 years.

Andrew has over 7 years experience designing and developing electronic forms using a variety of software solutions but primarily focusing around IBM Forms and more recently IBM Forms Experience Builder. | Facebook | LinkedIn | @jazzaroberts
I am a Consultant for Primaxis (formerly Dr Notes Solutions) an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Melbourne - Australia. I have 10 years experience in IT from PC & hardware support, to technical consulting on major software systems.

My specific areas of expertise include IBM Connections, IBM Notes & Domino, IBM Sametime, & IBM Traveler. I also have a few years experience in Domino Application development.

My professional experience includes nearly 4 years as a Consultant for Dr Notes/Primaxis, as well as 6 years in Local Government as a Systems Administrator & IT Support Officer, where I gained extensive knowledge in IBM collaboration systems.
I am always keen to help organisations get the best out of their investments in IBM collaboration solutions.

I have successfully led implementations of IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, Traveler & many IBM Domino and Notes installs/upgrades/migrations - for organisations large and small. | LinkedIn | @perry_rosenboom
Perry had recently been appointed as Collaboration Technical Leader, Asia Pacific, focusing on Notes, Domino, SmartCloud Collaboration products, and Social Software including IBM Connections.

Prior to the new appointment, Perry was a Senior Client Technical Specialist for almost 9 years, and worked with customers and business partners to help progress opportunities around Social Collaboration products.

Over the years the journey has progress from Notes 2.0 through to all versions to the current day. Along the was Perry has been involved in pre-sales activities, development work, as an independent contractor, people manager, and even as an Intranet Development Manager for a surfwear company. | LinkedIn |
I’ve been in the technology field for 17 years with a predominant focus on the development of web and mobile solutions. I believe, now more than ever, we are in pioneering times when it comes to technology and the pace of change and as such I focus on how technology can be used creatively to make things better – whether it’s business systems, processes or everyday life. At Certus I lead the team to ensure our customers extract maximum value from their investment in IBM technologies and ensure we are creating exceptional outcomes. I invite you to come to come hear my session 'Mobilise Domino, not what you've heard before' and find out what our customers are doing to transform and future-proof their operations. | LinkedIn | @RobSullivanAus
I've been working with Lotus/IBM Collaboration products since the late 90's. With a focus on Infrastructure, I draw on my experience to ensure successful outcomes for my customers.

Mainly focussed on the deployment of IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, and IBM Domino, in both on-premise and cloud. More recently, I've been working with customers to plan and on-board to IBM SmartCloud Notes. | LinkedIn |
Sumit Tayal is a Melbourne based Software engineer, Solutions Architect, Trainer and Consultant. He has 15 years experience working with IBM Collaboration products and certified as Advanced Application Developer - Notes and Domino 9.0. He currently works full-time as Senior Consultant with Primaxis (Premier IBM Business Partner, formerly called Dr. Notes Solutions).

Throughout his career he has focused on the development and implementation of enterprise collaboration solutions. Sumit has been involved in several major upgrade projects. He has been responsible for customising solutions for several organizations with his main focus on XPages technology.

Specialties: Business Application Development, Software Application Architecture, Lotus Notes Client Development, Lotus Notes Web Development, Integration of Microsoft Office with Lotus Notes/Domino. | LinkedIn | @panvof
Florian Vogler is CEO & CTO of panagenda based in Vienna. He currently heads panagenda‘s operations based out of Frankfurt (Germany). He has also lived and worked in London (UK) and Alicante (Spain).

His roots in Lotus Notes / Domino go back to 1992, when he started his career at Raiffeisen Bank in Austria in Administration and Development for 35,000 users worldwide (today > 100,000).

Since 2002 his core competencies include Client Management and Notes / Domino infrastructure analysis and optimization.

He travels most of his time because he enjoys working with great companies in many different countries around the globe. |
Jack Welch is IBM's WW Sales Leader for Messaging & Collaboration which includes IBM Notes & Domino and the SmartCloud for Social Business suite of solutions.  In addition to working with the ~50,000 deployed Notes & Domino enterprises, Jack is helping IBM drive rapid growth into its Cloud business.   Jack has been a frequent keynote speaker at IBM sw events in NA, AP, LA and Europe.

Prior to this role Jack was a Worldwide Technology Advocate (WTA), presenting IBM products and integrated vision at Briefing Centers and customer sites around the world. Jack joined IBM Lotus in 1996 as a Senior Sales Engineer. Before Lotus, Jack spent 10 years at The Travelers Group/Citi Group in a variety of Network Management roles including in the Telecomm space.

Jack spent 4 years at Mass Mutual Financial. Jack attended Berkshire Community College and Manchester Community College, and completed Boston University's Management Development Program through The Travelers Leadership Curriculum. | LinkedIn | @andylwelch
Andrew Welch is a Software Engineer at ISW.

He has been involved in many projects over his 6 years with ISW, predominantly as co-lead developer of Kudos Badges, Kudos Boards and Kudos Analytics. You may also know him as the developer of WildFire and iWildFire.

Andrew's interests include amateur radio, electronics & motorcycle riding. | LinkedIn | @stevewellington
Stephen Wellington is the Assistant Director, Knowledge Management at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Steve has worked at the ABS since December 1999 in a number of different roles in the Technology Infrastructure Branch. In that time he has been an integral component in many major projects across a range of different technologies.

Steve is an expert on the ABS' world class practice for knowledge management and record keeping and how it has been a key efficiency and productivity enabler for ABS staff. More recently Steve has lead the deployment of social collaboration technology at ABS to allow employees to connect, share, generate new ideas, innovate, and attract the next generation of ABS employees. Steve is passionate about how social business technologies can enhance and maintain the ABS' position as a leader in this space.
Gary is a IBM Senior Technical Specialist in the IBM Collaboration portfolio with over 15 years of experience in enterprise software pre-sales, specializing in messaging, collaboration, unified comms and social software.

Working primarily with enterprise software customers in a diverse range of industries including banking & finance, pharmaceuticals, government (federal/state) and insurance has enabled Gary to build a wealth of real-world experience which he draws upon to help architect solutions for new customers.

Garys early career in the military (RAAF) led him down the path of solving system integration problems and to this day he enjoys the challenge of bringing together software / hardware and applications in innovative ways to help customer solve their specific business needs.

Focusing on customer value is very important for Gary. He strives to not only ensure successful technical deployments of software into customers, but to also help them obtain the business outcomes they desire. | LinkedIn |
A Senior Software Engineer at ISW with around 15 years experience working with IBM Collaboration products and more recently IBM Endpoint Manager and the services offered as part of the IEM infrastructure such as MaaS360 and ILMT.

Nick spent 12 years working in Corporate Environments before moving into consulting with ISW in 2012 and now he provides services and support to clients situated throughout the Asia Pacific Region. His background has been focused on Notes/Domino Solutions and Infrastructure over the years and this has more recently included migrating these environments to the cloud through the use of tools such as OPT, OTT and more recently the mail on-boarding manager.

Nick is also a certified PADI and SSI dive instructor so he may not always be able to answer the phone on weekends.

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