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Year in review 2012 (not a typo)

Boy 2013 was a busy year. In fact it's been so busy and I have been so bad at blogging that I never got around to finish my year end review for 2012. In a draft blog post I had the following:

"2012 was a busy year - maybe the busiest year I've had in a long time. Besides numerous customer projects here in Denmark I've also been involved in a number of international projects and traveled more than ever before. I went to the US twice, Japan twice, Australia once, and to too many European countries to mention. I spoke at and participated in more conferences than usually (Social AppDev workshop, Dublin / Social Connections IV, Amsterdam / BLUG, Belgium / LoLA, US / DNUG, Germany / AusLUG, Australia / UKLUG, Ireland / ITPro Expo, Japan / Lotusphere, US). Wow! 2012 sure was busy. At Lotusphere 2012 I was happy to present a session and sit among the other IBM Champions at the OGS. I was super pleased to see the OnTime logo on the BIG, BIG, BIG screen. I participated in the Social App Throwdown session which proved to be more work than anticipated but well worth it. What a great experience and a great session it was.

2012 was also the year where we (OnTime) decided that it was time to go into the Japanese market. We traveled to Tokyo in March without any expectations or any solid plans but ended up with a stellar partner in Axcel Corp. who's now our partner in Japan. Check out ontimesuite.jp to learn more about OnTime in Japan. In October we went back to support our partner at the ITPro Expo at the Tokyo Big Sight venue. In Tokyo we joined our partner at the booth at the annual ITPro Expo. It would prove to be a lesson to many IBM Lotus Notes/Domino markets out there as it clearly shows why Japan is a thriving and vibrant Notes/Domino market. They do so much stuff right marketingwise and leaves so many markets in the dust. Including Denmark. Really. It was very interesting to see.

Japan is a very interesting market and it will be very interesting to follow in the coming months how it evolves."

My IBM Connect 2014 sessions

It's been a very busy fall and christmas for me so I haven't bragged about being chosen to speak at IBM Connect 2014 on my blog besides creating a new static page for the event that will - eventually - sum up what I'm up to at the event. I am fortunate enough be have been selected to speak in two sessions - one with my good buddy Mat Newman (aka Yellow Man) and one solo. Below are the session IDs (probably subject to change), the session titles and the abstracts.

BP301 An Introduction to Working with the Activity Stream
The future of business is social and the activity stream is the way events and messages are communicated in the social business. In this session, you'll learn all there is to know about the activity stream including exactly what it is, just how many streams there are, how to adopt the concepts to business applications and how to submit to the stream from other applications than IBM Connections. You'll also learn important concepts such as submitting events to other people and as other people. This session is for you if you want to start working the activity stream but are unsure just how to get started regardless if your favorite development environment is JavaScript, XPages, Java or even the plain vanilla HTTP based REST API.

BP309 Next Generation Project Management: Collaborating Inside and Outside the Box
Working within teams challenges individuals to connect, coordinate and collaborate to achieve a successful outcome. Often, this involves managing vast amounts of information and tracking progress which traditional forms of communication struggle with. The Solution? IBM Connections! We'll demonstrate how IBM Connections revolutionizes the way teams work by: connecting with appropriate expertise, communicating more effectively, coordinating effort effortlessly and collaborating productively from both inside and outside the box.

Better get cracking at preparing for the event which is just shy of 25 days away...