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http://www.ibm.com | LinkedIn | janelle_amet
Janelle Amet is currently the Global Community Manager supporting the deployment of IBM Verse and Connections Cloud to IBM employees. She has 16 years experience across CIO and HR organisations where she has held roles in consulting, program management and people management. Across all of her roles, Janelle has found ways to leverage social media and social software to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and community building. Janelle has been successful in implementing initiatives that help employees change their behaviour and realise the benefits of working socially.
http://www.ibm.com/au-en/ | Facebook | LinkedIn | berndbeilke
Bernd is a certified IT Specialist in the IBM Collaboration Solutions Brand based in Melbourne. He joined IBM in 1997 as a Services Consultant and has been working as a Client Technical Professional for Digital Experience Solutions in Germany, Europe and Middle East supporting customer engagements and doing field enablement and training. His areas of expertise include Digital Experience, eForms and Social Software Solutions.
http://www.ibm.com | 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 | tsboyd
Since arriving in Australia, I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the best professionals in the computer industry. I have learned that no matter how good you think you are, there is always a vast amount of room for improvement. I have focussed all of my technical efforts on the Lotus Notes/Domino development platform (and ancillary technologies) since 1992, and have loved every hair-pulling, monitor-bashing, satisfying moment of it.

I am an Application Developer, Domino Administrator, and Project Manager with experience in a wide variety of business applications. I have developed many custom applications for both IBM Notes and web clients. I have also provided Domino administration services to a wide variety of customers of all sizes.
http://www.isw.com.au | 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.

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pchando
Pam Chandor, VP, Global Sales, Social Business, IBM Software Group

Ms. Chandor is responsible for global sales of IBM Social Business Software for IBM. She leads a large team of business consultants, product evangelists, enablement, strategy, execution and communications leaders from across the globe who leads sales for the IBM Collaboration Solutions Division worldwide. Previously Ms. Chandor held IBM sales and management positions globally and in the Americas, West and Central U.S. Regions.

Ms. Chandor holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She and her family reside in Barrington, Illinois.

She is an expert in International Sales, Software Sales, Social Software, Middleware, Services & Hardware Sales and Sales Management with industry experience in Government, Telecom, Utilities Industry, and FSS sector. As a thought leader in Collaboration Solutions, Pam has been a keynote speaker in multiple IBM and third party events.
OmarDavison
Omar Davison is the Worldwide Tech Sales Lead for IBM Verse and has spent his career at IBM focusing on Collaboration and Engagement. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft as a SharePoint Engineer so understands the Collaboration Landscape well. Nowadays, you can find him enjoying a conversation about Collaborative Business with a Brownie or some Chocolates in hand.
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Working as a Notes/Domino developer since 1999, I have been employed in a range of industries, from government, consulting, financial, infrastructure and now agriculture. Systems have ranged from traditional Notes client based applications, websites and now converting applications to XPages.
Justine is a business solutions expert, specialising in the use of analytics to help solve business problems. Justine now specialises in IBM’s Smarter Workforce solutions, with experience in architecting multi vendor solutions to meet business challenges.

Having worked across multiple industries and multiple business areas, Justine understands the impact that applying analytics across the business can have on bottom line results. Being able to combine data from across business silos, not just traditional HR data, allows businesses to understand the connection between revenue results and employees. For example, the effect of employee turnover on sales results, or the connection between employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Understanding these connections and their bottom line impact allows HR practitioners align their strategy and initiatives to overall business strategy, and helps organisations drive results.

Justine holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, as well as Bachelors Degrees in Accounting and Computing.

Justine has worked with a wide range of public and private organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
http://www.jord.com.au | 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.
http://www.ibm.com | Facebook | LinkedIn | lguiriga
Luis Guirigay is a WW Executive IT Specialist and Subject Matter Expert highly skilled in multiple areas like administration, high availability/disaster recovery, performance tuning, and deployments. He is focused on Messaging, Digital Experience, Social and Collaboration platforms and has almost 20 years of experience. Luis is an IBM Certified Administrator for virtually all versions of IBM Connections, WebSphere Portal, Domino & Sametime as well as an IBM Certified Developer and IBM Certified Instructor. Luis has published multiple developerWorks articles and IBM Redbooks related to IBM Connections, Domino, DB2 and System i. He is a regular speaker at events in North America, LATAM, Asia and Europe. Luis is also a Certified Distinguished IT Specialist with The Open Group and a member of the Thought Leader Certification Board at IBM. You can connect with Luis via { Link } or @lguiriga.
http://www.ibm.com | LinkedIn | pennyhil
Penny Hill is currently the worldwide Marketing Program Director for IBM Collaboration Solutions. She has 16 years experience in marketing at IBM across all areas including Websphere, storage, printing, and mainframe software. Prior to IBM she worked in a variety of roles including developing her own compiler. With a computer science degree along with a MBA, Penny has a way of blending technical knowledge with a marketing flair. While she is not working she is either skiing, jump-roping, or running.
http://www.hadsl.com | LinkedIn | BigToneUK
Tony is an IBM ICS Champion for 2013 and has been involved with Lotus Notes since release 2.0 both as an administrator, developer (in the days of @Commands!) and as a software reseller. He founded XMM Systems Ltd. and ran Lloyd McKenzie and Partners, both IBM Premier Partners for 15 years. Tony has been working with HADSL bringing managed administration to corporate IBM Lotus Notes users for over 6 years.

Tony travels extensively, hikes, runs, cycles and drinks beer, he fits in well in Australia! :-)
http://primaxis.com.au | 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.
http://www.primaxis.com.au | 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.
http://isw.net.au | LinkedIn | mikekasteel
Michael has a long history of working with various IBM Collaborative technologies . Michael has worked at ISW since 1999 and is guiding our customers on their journey with various collaborative solutions as ISW's National Service Deliver manager.

Michael has a broad exposure across business and IT and understands the challenges faced by organisations in the adaptation and use of technology. Michael focuses on aligning business needs with technological capability.
http://www.ibm.com | Facebook | LinkedIn | viktr
Viktor Krantz has worked in the Lotus and IBM business for over 20 years for consulting companies, business partners and, for the past 5 years, IBM.
His current role is Worldwide Technical Sales Specialist & SME - Connections Cloud & Domino Doublecheck for IBM.
He has been a presenter at over 40 IBM conferences and User Groups over the years.
http://www.panagenda.com | LinkedIn | panaconkun
During his studies of physics at the university of Mainz, Henning was infected with the IT virus, because of the wide range of possibilities to ease otherwise difficult tasks like number crunching, analytics, simulations and conducting experiments. Hence, it was a no-brainer for him to start his career in IT. Henning is passionate about professional services and consulting, he loves to work with people, communicate and find solutions for technical and human challenges. For almost 20 years now, Henning is working as a consultant, coach, architect, project manager, partner, trainer, speaker and team leader for various customers from 100 to 100.000 employees.
http://www.ibm.com | LinkedIn |
Victor is a Technical Sales Professional based in Melbourne. Over the last 7 years, Victor has held various roles within IBM, including WebSphere Portal Lead for Telstra Supply Chain and Senior Consultant with IBM Software Services.

Coming from a J2EE development background, Victor has been designing and developing solutions centred around WebSphere Portal and IBM WCM since 2004. More recently, he has been advising client teams on the various approaches for integrating social, forms and mobile into the digital experience.
matthian
Matt Mackay has been an IBMer for ten years, starting out in the consulting practice and more recently as a Technical Sales Specialist. Matt's focus area is Digital Experience. Applying IBM Design Thinking method he spends his days helping clients to transform how they relate and respond to their customers and partners in the Digital Channel. He talks a lot about not just having a Web Site, but providing a seamless Digital Experience.

His deep technical skills are in IBM WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager and Forms, but gets excited when anyone talks about HTML5 dark arts, emerging technologies, digital disruption, personalisation, targeting and the amazing possibilities of a world with an infinitely elastic cloud approach to everything. He likes to talk about the Internet of Things, but is still unsure about whether he likes the idea of all of his kitchen appliances talking and plotting together while he's at work.
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.
http://www.matnewman.com | 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 SearchDomino.com expert, contributes regularly within the Lotus community, and has conducted hundreds of classes from End-user to Administrator and Developer sessions.
http://www.primaxis.com.au/ | 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.
http://primaxis.com.au | Facebook | LinkedIn | jazzaroberts
Primaxis (formerly Dr Notes Solutions)

Senior Consultant specialising in IBM Connections, Sametime, Notes & Domino, Quickr, Security (Tivoli) Directory Integrator, WebSphere Application Server, Cloud IaaS and SaaS.
Principal Architect for the PSC Group LLC based in Chicago, IL USA. Prolific contributor to the IBM XPages community with numerous video, screencast, podcast and blog contributions. Certified IBM Cloud developer. 2014, 2015 and 2016 IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions with over 18 years experience working with the IBM Notes Domino environment. Chair of the PSC Technical Committee, figuring out how to translate cutting edge technologies in solutions offerings for our customers. Goal is to learn more about myself, the world and everything in between. Always seeking new challenges and problems to solve.
http://www.ibm.com | 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.
http://www.isw.com.au | LinkedIn |
Theo has a diverse range of skills and experiences accumulated over many years working for major ICT companies including IBM, KAZ Group, Telstra, Optus and Verizon. Theo’s passion is for the client and ensuring that the best possible service is delivered each and every time. His clients have ranged from the largest multi-national enterprises right down to the smallest of enterprises.

Theo has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne. He has received numerous awards for sales and customer service achievements over the years. Theo is delighted to be a member of the ISW team and to be leading the Cloud42 Practice.
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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.
 

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