Making Lotus Notes Personal #LS11

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Guest post by Ryan Heathers

The final opportunity to hear Eric Mack present at Lotusphere 2011 is "Getting Things Done with Lotus Software: Making Lotus Notes Personal". This Bird-of-Feather session focuses on the practical tips and tricks you can use right away to get more from Lotus Notes.

Eric has over 17 years of Lotus Notes experience, so he has much to share. Come on by for some casual yet focused conversation.

Here's the details:

Getting Things Done with Lotus Software: Making Lotus Notes Personal
Date: Wednesday, February 2nd
Time: 5:45pm - 6:45pm EST
Location: SW Pelican 

As usual, attending a session from Eric means you'll have opportunities for free productivity resources. Bring your business cards and stay tuned!

How to Create Value from Lotus Software #LS11

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Guest post by Ryan Heathers

Tomorrow on the big stage at Lotusphere, Eric Mack will be presenting a much-anticipated session on how to transform personal and organizational productivity.

The session, called "V=KMT: The Forumla for Creating Value with Lotus Software", is built off Eric's graduate studies in knowledge management and experience gained from providing expert consulting services to more than 350 corporate and government clients, most notably in the fields of messaging, collaborative, and productivity technologies. 

There's something for everyone in this session. For teams or companies, knowing how to create bottom-line value from your tools and resources is critical for survival, let alone success. For individuals, learning the secrets of value creation could be the difference in getting - or not getting - that raise or promotion. So this is a cant-miss kind of event!

Here's the details:

V=KMT: The Formula for Creating Value with Lotus Software 
Date: Wednesday, February 2nd
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Location: Dolphin, Northern Hemisphere, Room A-C 

Attending Eric's session also means you'll have opportunities for free productivity resources. Bring your business cards and stay tuned!

Guest post by Ryan Heathers

GTD® is the renowned productivity methodology created by David Allen. It provides you with a simple, effective way to achieve stress-free productivity. As millions of people around the world can testify, this stuff really works.

At the always exciting Speedgeeking event tonight, Eric Mack will be demonstrating GTD in bite-sized 5 minute chunks. So make sure to swing by and listen in.

Eric will also be handing out a valuable "cheat sheet" card on how to recover from inbox overwhelm in 4 easy steps, and he has GTD books and resource kits to give away. Come prepared with your business cards!

Here's the event details:

Speed Geeking: GTD
Date: Tuesday, February 1st
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Location: Dolphin Pacific Hall 

LS11 Messaging & Collaboration Strategy (Ed Brill)

(Liveblogging from Ed's session, so random observations to follow)

Marketplace Scorecard

Notes & Domino
- Steady (2nd place, I think he said)
- Fastest growing business & mobile email platform
- Vast majority running 8.5x release

LotusLive Notes
- Strong analyst & customer reception (I agree)

Lotus Symphony
- 50 Million Downloads

Where are Notes/Domino Winning
- Singapore Airlines
- 40% Increase in new clients
- U.S. Dept of Interior running IdeaJam (Go Elguiji)
- And more...

Quick review of milestones around Notes 8.5.2 (See LS Session on that)

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(Live blogging, courtesy of an invitation from the IBM/Lotus Team - Thanks!)

Sitting in my comfy leather (or leather-like - can't tell) couch at the front of the Lotusphere 2010 opening general session. Mass Ensemble is performing the opening act. Amazing. To my right sits fellow bloggers Alan Lepofsky and Peter Presnel.

Lotus GM Alistair Rennie on stage, "I love the smell of Lotusphere in the morning!"

A major shout out to GBC College (Group Business Software) for hosting 500 college students (Com Sci and Business) to the event. Good to see an initiative from this.

And now... who will the special guest be? I'll know in 20 seconds.

It is.... Kevin Spacey  (Nice Bill Clinton impersonation on social networking,)  Learning the story of Kevin's journey to a film career. Now learning about there first experience with social business for independent film makers. ( In 2002. Fascinating,

Hearing how the movie "The Social Network" came to be.

Kevin asks: "What is your vision for yourself, your company, and the world? When we work together, send the elevator down, good ideas can come from anywhere - some of the best ones are the ones that got chucked over the wall."

Alistair introduces the theme: "Get Social. Do Business." Talking about Social Business Transformation.

"IBM and Lotus exist for one reason: Innovate, Outperform, Thrive - measured by only one metric: Your success."

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