Conference Information
Abby Butts
Hendricks Regional Health
Software Engineer
Abby is an IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer for Notes and Domino 8.5 and has worked at Hendricks Regional Health for 13 years. She develops applications for every area of the hospital and her work has improved business and clinical processes. Abby uses XPages, XPages Extension Library, Dojo, jQuery, REST Services, Java, Lotuscript, and, on occasion, even @Formula to develop applications.
Aldo Zanoni
Riva CRM Integration
Mr. Zanoni has 25 years of industry knowledge with the past 6 years focused specifically on solving the CRM user adoption challenge by implementing Riva as a server-side CRM sync solution. Mr. Zanoni has helped numerous companies, including 10 of the world's 50 largest banks, 30+ Fortune 500 companies and numerous Global 1000 companies get improved value from their CRM and email platforms.
Andrew Barickman
Practice Leader – Collaboration
Andrew Barickman leads the Collaboration Practice for PSC's Chicago Office. In his role he is responsible for solution delivery, technical architecture and customer relationship management. Andrew started his career at IBM and has spent the majority of his career helping his clients leverage the investment they have made in IBM technologies. Under Andrew's leadership PSC has become the largest and most experienced IBM XPages development shop in North America and completed the world's largest XPages project. Andrew regularly speaks at industry events such as IBM's Connect conference.
Arshad Khalid
BCC Business Collaboration Company Ltd 
Director of Technical Services
Arshad has been working with Notes/Domino since 1998. Having earned his first CLP stripes with release 4.5, Arshad kept pace with the changing face of Notes/Domino and was recognised as one of the IBM Lotus Top Achievers in 2009 and as an IBM Champion for 2014. Over the years, Arshad has had the experience of working with consultancies, big corporates and public organisations delivering innovative collaborative business solutions based on Notes/Domino. He now works at BCC leading the international technical services team.
Barry Rosen
IBM Corporation
Senior Certified Managing Consultant
Barry Rosen is an IBM Senior IT Certified Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for Collaboration. During the last eight years, he has worked on several global messaging and migration projects as well as performed Domino upgrades, messaging assessments, and client deployments. Currently, Mr. Rosen has been heavily involved in IBM SmartCloud for Social Business migrations and hybrid deployments, Prior to IBM Software Services for Collaboration, he was a Software Engineer in Lotus Support for over five years. While in support, Mr. Rosen was on several teams specializing in mail routing, Lotus Notes Client, calendaring and scheduling, and server core. Mr Rosen is a SME on clustering, Lotus Notes for the Macintosh, and rooms and resources. Mr. Rosen is also a published author with several articles and books written on Lotus products.
Ben Menesi
Chief Product Officer
Ben Menesi is Chief Product Officer at Ytria overseeing its R&D activities, leading workshops on IBM Notes Domino administration and development best practices and delivering technical sessions at conferences like the IBM Connect, MWLUG, IAMLUG, ICON UK and other ICS events around the globe. Ben has recently been named one of the world wide Champions for IBM Collaboration Solutions by IBM.
Bernie Leung
MESA Technology
CTO of MESA Technology
Bernie Leung, P.E. CISSP Bernie is the CTO of MESA Technology. His current position involves developing hybrid cloud solutions for its clients. Being a CISSP, he has the capability to also ensure that the solution adheres to the security governance of its client. Bernie is working with other cloud technologies such as IBM Bluemix and the Internet of Things.
Brian Moore
Thompson Machinery
Application Developer
I was given an OS/2 OS/2 machine with Lotus Notes arrived, and I've never looked back. Now with XPages there is so much more to explore, I'll forever Bleed Yellow.
Chris Blatnick
The Linde Group
Business Technology Consultant
Chris Blatnick is an innovative collaborative technologies architect and user experience advocate. He is passionate about design and aesthetics and believes that the user experience is the most important aspect of business facing applications. Chris continually strives to craft a compelling user environment in the software applications he builds, carefully blending technology, culture and best practices with creative business process reengineering techniques. He is also an avid mind mapper and technology evangelist. As an accomplished trainer, Chris enjoys speaking to other software professionals about using UX techniques and teaching end users how to be productive with the tools they use everyday.
Dan Colbert
Teamstudio, Inc.
Vice President, Global Sales
Dan is responsible for global direct and channel sales of all Teamstudio products and services. Dan plays a key role in helping clients implement software development best practices and define mobile application strategies. Dan earned a BA from the University of Michigan, LSA.
David Leedy
Czarnowski Display Services, Inc.
Collaborative Solutions Developer
David Leedy, an IBM Champion, has been a Notes Developer and customer since 1994. He has presented topics on XPages for Lotusphere, IBM Connect and many of the U.S. based user groups. In 2009 David created the NotesIn9 Screencast. NotesIn9 is the original video podcast dedicated to all things Lotus, but especially XPages development. NotesIn9 provides over 145 videos from David and others and has been viewed/downloaded over 250,000 times. Available at notesin9.com, Youtube, and iTunes, NotesIn9 is a highly rated free resource for XPages Development.
Additionally, David created the XPages Cheatsheet and demo application at XPagesCheatSheet.com.
Declan Lynch
Czarnowski Display Services, Inc.
Collaborative Solutions Developer
Declan Sciolla-Lynch is an XPages expert and prolific contributor to OpenNTF.org. He co-authored the book “XPages Extension Library: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Next Generation of XPages Components” published by IBM Press. He has spoken at various conferences such as Lotusphere, IBM Connect and user groups around the world.
Devin Olson
Czarnowski Display Services, Inc.
Collaborative Solutions Developer
Devin Olson is a Collaborative Solutions Developer for Czarnowski Display Services, Inc. Devin has been developing software since the days of punch cards and paper tape, and has focused almost exclusively on Notes and Domino development since 1996 (R3 BABY!). Devin is a Christian right wing liberal gun nut tree hugging four wheel driving peace loving ass kicking home brewing computer geek curmudgëon with an umlaut. A round peg in a square hole world.
Diego Ferrer
Orinoco Systems LLC
Diego Ferrer is a senior IT professional with proven track record in systems design, development and software implementation. He is currently president of Orinoco Systems LLC, a Chicago-based IT consulting company. He’s a certified developer for IBM Lotus Software, and has been involved with Lotus Notes since 1994.
Doug Robinson
Prominic.NET, Inc.
VP of Customer Service
VP of Customer Service at Prominic.NET, Inc., Doug has been working with IBM Lotus technologies for the past 10 years.
Graham Acres
Brytek System
Graham is President of Brytek Systems, an IT consulting firm and IBM Business Partner based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has been developing applications using Lotus Notes and Domino since 1992. He has extensive application development experience with Notes and his current areas of focus are XPages, Mobility and IBM Connections. He is also working on ways to provide better integration between traditional Lotus Notes workflow applications and IBM Connections. He has given numerous presentations related to Lotus Notes, mobility, collaboration and strategy, including previous MWLUGs and IBM Connect and Lotusphere. Away from the office Graham has recently become an avid cyclist and is a long time minor hockey coach and volunteer.
Jeff Tujetsch
Sherpa Software
Product Manager

Jeff has 34 years of experience in information technology and has been involved with products since 1985. Jeff started developing in Domino in 1993 and performed development and administration as a consultant prior to joining Sherpa. Jeff is also a certified instructor and taught many Domino administration and development classes, as an expert in email management and compliance, architecture, LotusScript/Lotus Notes Formula Language, application design and security.

Jeff created Mail Attender in 1998 and, based upon the success that Mail Attender had after its release, Sherpa Software was formed in September 2000. He also serves as the product manager for both Mail Attender for Notes and Discovery Attender for Notes.

He graduated in 1979 from Computer Systems Information with a degree in systems analysis. Jeff enjoys playing golf and playing drums for his church. His favorite pastime is spending time with his wife.

Jesse Gallagher
I Know Some Guys, LLC
Jesse is the CTO of I Know Some Guys, LLC, a contracting group in Pennsylvania. He blogs frequently at frostillic.us and is constantly in search of new and better ways to develop Domino applications.
John Head
Rainmaker @ PSC Group, Chicago Lover. Frequent Traveler. Bleeds illini. Foodie. IBM Champion.
Julian Robichaux
Senior Software Engineer
Julian Robichaux is a senior software engineer for panagenda, an Austrian based IT management software solution provider. His Lotus Notes–centric Web site (nsftools.com) has been offering tips and tools for Lotus Notes and Domino developers since 2002. Julian also publishes open-source applications and code, has written articles for IBM developerWorks and LotusUserGroup, and has given many presentations at Lotusphere, VIEW conferences, and user group meetings in several countries.
Karl LaWall
IBM Corporation
Karl, a collegiate swimmer and golfer at Wabash College, is a liberal arts graduate with a degree in Mathematics. Karl joined IBM in 1977 and has held numerous positions over his 36+ years at IBM. Starting in sales and field sales management he moved to IBM worldwide roles in product and brand management of IBM operating system software, servers and storage, Tivoli software, SaaS development, and other roles within various IBM divisions. Karl is now the worldwide sales leader for IBM's social communications platform offering - IBM Sametime. In this role Karl manages the sales opportunities worldwide, provides enhancement requests, pricing and licensing terms to product management, and supports IBMers and partners in support of their customers. As a social business evangelist, Karl enjoys discussing and demonstrating the new and exciting IBM Sametime 9 and IBM Connections platforms.
Kim Greene
Kim Greene Consulting, Inc.
Kim Greene is president of Kim Greene Consulting, Inc. specializing in IBM collaboration solutions. Kim has over 15+ years of experience with Domino and 20+ years of experience with the AS/400, iSeries, and IBM i platforms. Kim specializes in Domino performance analysis and application tuning, debugging and problem determination, administration, migrations, upgrades, enterprise integration, and custom Domino development. She implements high availability environments, performs health checks and security reviews of Domino implementations, and works with customers to ensure their environments are performing optimally and are running as smoothly as possible. In addition to working with IBM Domino, Kim also works with IBM Sametime, Traveler and Connections.
Kramer Reeves
IBM Corporation
Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions
Kramer Reeves has over 15 years experience in the enterprise software industry, 11 of which at IBM. He is currently Director of Product Management for Collaboration Solutions inside IBM Software Group. In this role, Kramer leads a world-wide team and overall business responsibilities for key product lines including IBM's messaging and collaboration solutions; unified communications software; and the workforce productivity portfolio. Prior to this role, Kramer was Director of Global Marketing for IBM's Business Process Solutions portfolio, leading IBM’s Business Process Management (BPM) and Operational Decision Management (ODM), Business Rules and Event Processing software portfolios and IBM's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing agenda. Kramer has a BS in Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Laurence Leong
Senior Director, Strategic Partner Marketing

Laurence Leong is an experienced enterprise IT business unit leader. In his current role, he focuses on joint go-to-market and business development for the SugarCRM global alliance with IBM. Previous to this role, held a number of roles in IBM including business unit leadership of the IBM Information Lifecycle Governance business unit in IBM Software Group; managing IBM Enterprise Content Management channels and solutions; managing the IBM DB2 alliance to Siebel Systems; and various DB2 product management and development experience.

Laurence is based in Cupertino, CA.

Lisa Duke
Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc
Business Development Manager
Lisa Duke is the Business Development Manager of Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA. She has presented at Lotusphere, ATLUG, GRANITE, UKLUG, MWLUG, Social Connections, and the Georgia Department of Health social media workshop. Ms. Duke was a IBM champion.
Luis Guirigay
IBM Corporation
SME for Social, Messaging, Collaboration and Cloud
Luis Guirigay is a senior IT architect highly skilled on administration, high availability/disaster recovery, performance tuning, and support. His main focus is Messaging, Portal, Social and Collaboration platforms and has been working with IBM products for more than 15 years. Luis is an IBM Certified Administrator for virtually all versions of IBM Connections, WebSphere Portal, Domino, Sametime, and Quickr as well as an IBM Certified Developer in Domino and IBM Lotus Workflow and an IBM Certified Instructor. He also has deep experience with WebSphere Application Server and DB2. Luis has published multiple developerWorks articles and IBM Redbooks related to Connections, Domino, Workplace, DB2, and System i, and his speaking engagements include IamLug, MWLUG, IBM Connect/Lotusphere, Chicago Lotus User Group, and multiple IBM PoT and IBM workshops in the United States and LATAM. You can follow Luis on Twitter @lguiriga.
Mark Roden
Senior Consultant
2014 IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions with over 16 years experience working with the IBM Notes Domino environment. Currently working on the modernization of existing IBM Notes application to the XPages platform.
Responsibilities are numerous and include development, test phase oversight and delivery management on the World's largest XPages project.
Senior Consultant 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.
Marlon Machado
IBM Corporation
Product Manager, Social Communications
A programmer by trade and a natural problem solver, Marlon started writing code for a living at the young age of 13. Being the nerd he’s always been, he went on to major in Mechanical Engineering because of the robotics thing, and then in Computer Science and Mathematics. Marlon joined IBM in 1996 as a programmer where he worked on various projects involving distributed architectures. Along the way, Marlon became the Senior IT Architect for IBM ISV & Developer Relations where he worked very closely with IBM's Business Partners in designing and bringing integrated solutions to market. Today Marlon is the IBM Sametime product manager responsible for driving product strategy and requirements for the core services of unified communications as an element of the exciting field of Social Communications. Marlon's specialties are Social and unified communications, OOA/D/P and programming language design, Java/JEE performance, SOA, distributed architectures in general, and Cloud Computing.
Matt Engstrom
IBM Corporation
Sales Leader, SmartCloud for Social Business
Sales Leader - IBM SmartCloud for Social Business, and Messaging & Collaboration software
Matthew Fyleman
We4IT GmbH
Project and Product Manager
Matthew Fyleman is Project and Product Manager for We4IT GmbH. He has worked as a Notes Development Consultant for 21 years on a broad range of projects from Corporate Intranets to globally deployed mission-critical applications. He is currently working on a range of XPage development projects in the Financial and Sales and Marketing sectors, and converting several of We4IT's IBM Notes/Domino products to an XPages base. He also developing We4IT's XPages strategy, framework and standards. Matthew is a regular speaker on the European speaker circuit, including events such as BCCON, Engage UG, ICON/UKLUG and Entwickler Camp.
Mike McGarel
Czarnowski Display Services, Inc.
Collaborative Solutions Developer
Mike McGarel is a Collaborative Solutions Developer for Czarnowski Display Services, Inc., where “XPages marks the spot” in his career right now. He has been working with Notes/Domino/Web technologies for over fourteen years. He is currently the Vice President of GRANITE, the Chicago-based ICS user group, is a two-time presenter at Connect-o-sphere and is a regular presenter at MWLUG. He also helps out with the MWLUG site design and maintenance.
Nathan Freeman
Red Pill Development
Chief Software Architect
Chief Software Architect at Red Pill Development, an IBM Business Partner developing modernization solutions for IBM Notes Applications. Nathan was a co-founder of OpenNTF and is a member of its current board. Globally recognized presenter and thought leader for taking Notes applications to the next level. IBM Champion for 2011.
Paul Calhoun
I have been working with Lotus/IBM technologies for the past 25 years. I have been certified in both Administration and Development on every major release of Notes/Domino since release 3. My focus has always been on training and enablement of Administrators and Developers, but I also provide mentoring and consulting services. Most recently I have been focused on XPages consulting, training and enablement. When not working, my passion is spending all my spare time with my awesomely wonderful grand-kids.
Pete Janzen
IBM Corporation
Sr. Product Manager
Pete Janzen is the Sr. Product Manager for Domino application development and Domino applications in the cloud. His focus is on XPages, Domino Designer and APIs for the platform.
Peter Presnell
Red Pill Development
CEO at Red Pill Development, an IBM Business Partrner developing modernization solutions for IBM Notes applications. Worked with Lotus Notes since 1994 in a range of roles including development, QA, support, administration, and architecture. For the past few years Peter’s focus has been exploring ways in which to transform and modernize Notes applications. A regular blogger and guest speaker on podcasts and webinars. IBM Champion for 2011/2012. Speaker at Lotusphere, IAMLUG, ATLUG, MWLUG, AUSLUG, and Engage covering Notes client development, XPages development, and QA.
Ray Bilyk
Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Lotus Notes Administrator
Ray has been working with Notes since 3.0 both in system administration and application development. He works for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan, where he manages and supports the infrastructure for organizations like the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Little Caesars Pizza. He's been a speaker at many conferences and user group meetings. Recently, he was selected to be a 2014 IBM Champion for IBM Social Business for his hard work and commitment to the IBM ICS community. He's been married to Jennifer since 1996, and has two incredible children, Kiara and Devin. In his spare time, he loves to brew his own beer, and when he grows up, this award-winning brewmaster would like to be a PAID brewmaster. He can be found on his blog (thepridelands.com) and most social networks.
Ryan Baxter
IBM Corporation
Developer Advocate - IBM Bluemix
Ryan Baxter has worked at IBM for 6 years and has been involved in various projects in the app dev space. Most recently Ryan has accepted a role as a developer advocate for Codename BlueMix, IBMs new cloud based platform-as-a-service. Previously Ryan was involved with the app dev effort within ICS. Ryan enjoys writing code, tweeting, blogging, open source, and helping other developers build powerful applications with IBM's technology.
Scott Souder
IBM Corporation
Program Director, Messaging and Collaboration Solutions
Scott Souder is Program Director, Messaging and Collaboration Solutions, IBM. Scott is responsible for the product and market strategy for IBM's messaging and collaboration products, including IBM Notes and Domino, iNotes and IBM Connections Mail. Scott's focus is on extending and growing the success of these solutions through customer engagement, partner ecosystem development, and harnessing the breadth and depth of the IBM organization. In his spare time, Scott enjoys being with family, flying airplanes, playing bluegrass music, and the amazing outdoors.
Sharon Bellamy
Rock Team
IBM Connections Specialist
Working with IBM Connections, WebSphere and the rest of the ICS software stack, Sharon is an ICS Champion, blogger, tweeter, iSeries fan and Nerd girl.
Sharon has worked with and been using IBM/Lotus technologies for the past 15 years - 7 of those working with WebSphere/Commerce/Lotus solutions on the iSeries platform and now totally passionate about IBM Connections and integrating IBM products.
Toby Samples
Toby is a consultant for the PSC Group. He has been coding web applications for over a decade using various technologies, focusing on XPages for the last few years. You can find his latest ramblings on his blog at tobysamples.com
Tom Bilan
Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Director of Technical Services - IHI, LCE and BLD
Tom Bilan has 25 years of IT experience with a focus in technical infrastructure. Tom has attained many industry certifications and holds a Doctor of Management in Information Technology degree.  He is currently Director of Technical Services at Ilitch Holdings Inc. for Little Caesars, Detroit Red Wings, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Detroit Tigers, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, and Little Caesars Pizza Kits.  The Ilitch companies use a highly-available Domino 9 environment that Tom's and his team built and now monitors and maintains. 
Victor Toal
Toal System
In IT for more than 20 years, Victor specializes in messaging and collaboration systems such as IBM Connections, Sametime and Domino. His main focuses is systems design, implementation and tuning. He likes tinkering with WebSphere and thinks FileNet is just such a cute little thing . . .
William Malchisky
Effective Software Solutions, LLC
Bill Malchisky Jr. is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions 2013, bringing 20 years of global Lotus consulting experience in regulated verticals along with business prowess to his sessions. He has presented at over 20 ICS/Lotus focused conferences, including Lotusphere. Previously, Bill has been published in THE VIEW journal, CLiPpings, co-authored two IBM Redbooks on Linux, plus worked with Lotus Education to re-vamp the Domino 8.5 Admin certification exam track. A thirteen year loyal business and design partner, he provides services to Fortune 1000 firms, SMB, and governments. Finally, he maintains a Lotus and Linux focused blog at http://billmal.com
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