IBM Connect 2013/Lotusphere preperations

There is about 3 weeks until IBM Connect/Lotusphere will begin. This will be my 10 th. event, and I am looking forward as always.

So now is the time to start planning what to do and how. I will leave on the 24. January, so the first couple of days I will shop, and get rid of some jetlag.

Usually i go to Orlando Primium Outlets (Intnernational Drive and Vineland Ave), Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia.

Btw. You can get at free voucher for Valet parking by going to

When the conference starts, I just hope I get to see all the things I want to. There will be new tracks this year.

Track 04: Technology Overviews and “What Now?” Sessions
Track 09: NEW! Spotlight on IBM Business Partners
Track 08: Customer Case Studies (from an IT perspective)

Read Gab’s Blog:

All the usual track will of course be there, but I’am sure the new ones will give Connect/Lotusphere a new look.

Besides going to different sessions, i just want to mention a few other things/sessions I like to see at the conference as well.

The Great Geek Challenge, at the Fountain restaurant – also tuesday night

Speedgeeking (Last year it was tuesday night at the dining hall. Check the agenda)
Ask the Developers
Ask the Productmanagers
Gurupalooza – Meet the gurus

Closing session. A lot of people don’t see this, and some due to flight and travel. But if you haven’t left. Go see this. Its fun !

And then there is also to 2 parties. Sunday night at 6.30 or 7 pm. At the pool section, but i have heard that this year it starts in the showcase ! Check IdoNotes, he has written about it.

Wedensday night the is the party at one of the disney parks (Havent heard where is is this year – Anyone ?)

And, like all others i will walk alot, mayby drink more that usual (Kimonos), and eat alot of chicken/steak.

Hope to see a lot of new and old friends over there.

I’am sure it will be fun, i will do my best to make it. Say hi if you see me running arouns the halls.

I have also made a specific page for IBM Connect, and i will try to write during the conference, what i pick up / heard / learned etc.

See you

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