Guest Speaking at Collaboration University 2009

Rob Novak brings us the latest news from the Collaboration University crew:

Collaboration University logoCollaboration University welcomes guest speakers

Collaboration University is pleased to welcome back the Usual Suspects – Chris Miller,  Carl Tyler,  Warren Elsmore,  Gab & Tim Davis, and the SNAPPS gang, but this year we have also invited some guest speakers to cover a few Lotus Connections topics…

Mitch Cohen from Colgate reprises his role as the guest alumni and customer speaker, where he will dazzle us with IBM Lotus Connections 2.5 deployment tips and best practices.

Stuart McIntyre of Collaboration Matters and author of just a few blogs will join us for a session on Connections 2.5 customization – including profiles, TDI and custom themes.
This is in direct response to a CU 2008 alumni request I received a few weeks ago (the request was for the topics…sorry, Stuart!)

Kathleen McGivney, of we-go-way-back fame (Kat and I were co-authors on a QuickPlace Redbook 8 years ago!) and now a  solo consultant will be designing some of our new format Quickr and Sametime labs, and joining us in Chicago to help run them.

Welcome to the gang, Mitch, Stuart and Kat!

More announcements and news about CU 2009 registration, topics and a brand new concept all coming in days…for more up-to-date information be sure to follow  @CollabU on Twitter…

I am truly delighted and honoured to have been invited to speak at such a great event and with the team of Lotus luminaries that puts on the Collaboration University each year.  I’m also really excited to be covering the new Connections 2.5 product in my session, delving into the myriad of options available for customisation and delivering tips and tricks on how make Connections really sing and dance in your environment.

As a reminder, Collaboration University is scheduled in Chicago from September 14-16, 2009 and in London from September 21-23, 2009.  All the details are over on the Collaboration University site.  I hope to see you there!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!