Wednesday, May 17, 2006


It looks like the Northeast Ohio Lotus User Group is back. Got this email yesterday in my inbox:
To our Lotus Customers:

Back by popular demand......the Northeast Ohio Lotus User Group!

Join us and your peers at the kickoff event of the Northeast Ohio User Group on Thursday, June 15th from 11am -1pm at the IBM Building in Independence Ohio. Special Guest Speaker is Christopher Crummey, IBM Worldwide Business Unit Executive for Workplace, Portal and Lotus Collaboration Software.

Christopher has world wide sales responsibility for all of the products that make up IBM's Workplace technology and is one of the most requested and popular presenters at IBM. His major responsibility is to "Evangelize" IBM's product offerings,technology, and competitive
marketplace. As an executive, Christopher leads a world wide community of the top sales and technical sales people who represent product management, product development, and marketing teams externally to our customers and business partners. Christopher has also represented IBM's Office of the CIO in terms of our internal deployment of technology and solutions.

Chris will discuss and demonstrate:
* Collaboration Strategy - Activity Based + Web 2.0 technology
* Notes & Domino Strategy
* New Portal 6 Technology
* New Sametime 7.5

If you have questions about where the Lotus technology is heading Chris is the person to ask! Don't miss this event! The NEOLUG Executive Committee wants you to participate and have your opinions heard about how best to run the group - this is an ideal forum for you to meet your peers, learn about new technologies and make contacts with others who can share their best practices with you to make your job easier. This will be an educational and fun event - in addition to lunch we'll also have some give-aways like IBM Golf Shirts and some cool accessories!
Agenda: 11am Kickoff and Introductions of the NEOLUG Executive Committee

11:10 Chris Crummey presentation/demonstration
12:10 Break for lunch (Box Lunches provided) Drawing for give-aways
12:30 Discuss Planned agenda for future meetings / meeting format
Open officer position - Public Relations
Meeting format - How to address Administration and Development topics
Open Forum for Lotus Issues
Logo Contest ($100 Gift Card compliments of Berbee for winning design!)
1:00pm Adjourn Meeting

Please RSVP to Barbara Smith at

IBM Building:
Park Center Plaza
6100 Oak Tree Blvd.
Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44131 - 2544

I'm planning on going.


Gregg Eldred said...

It would be great if you can make it. :-)

Andy Donaldson said...

It's looking like I will be able to! See ya there!