Thursday, January 5, 2012

IBM Sametime Agenda @LS 2012

The countdown has begun !! Lotusphere 2012 will start at January 15th...

It's THE opportunity to have a view on the IBM Collaboration Roadmap. UC & Sametime will be covered in several sessions...
Let me share with you all the UCC contents that will be available at Lotusphere 2012

JumpStarts & Master Classes
Session JMP201: Sametime 8.5.2 Architecture and Deployment Workshop
Speaker: Wes Morgan, IBM | Tech level: * | Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM | Location: S. Hem III
IBM Sametime, the industry's premier online collaboration system, now offers more options to your enterprise than ever before! Its highly modular design allows you to pick and choose which features you deliver to your audience and when. This session gives you exactly what you need to know about each component of Sametime 8.5.2, so that you can start planning your deployment now! We talk about audio/video, integration with third-party applications, extranet deployments, and much, much more.

Session JMP202: Sametime Administration - WebSphere Demystified
Speakers: Frank Altenburg, IBM and Volker Juergensen, IBM | Tech level: ** | Time: 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
For many Sametime administrators who know the former Sametime Server on Domino, the new IBM WebSphere technology may leave you guessing. While you may think this new platform is completely different, there are actually many similarities that make it easier for a Domino administrator to understand this new technology. Attend this session and walk away being confident that you can manage WebSphere and DB2 for your Sametime environment.

Insights & innovation track

Session INV209: Strategy in Action: UCC & IBM Sametime
Speaker: John Delpizzo, IBM | Date: Monday, January 16 | Time: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM | Location: N. Hem A -E
This session focuses on the role communications plays in the emerging social business and how the combination of communications and social fundamentally change the way we work. We touch on the most recent enhancements in the IBM Sametime portfolio. We also outline what you can expect in 2013 – keying on four trends: mobility, cloud, rich audio/video communications, and social. Of course, we highlight how our customers use Sametime to become more engaged, more nimble, more connected, and more competitive, while reducing their communications costs.

Session INV302: Strategy in Action: IBM Mobile for Social Business
Speaker: Robert Ingram, IBM | Tech level: * | Date: Tuesday, January 17 | Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Location: N. Hem A -E
In a world where smart phones and tablets have become as popular as PCs and laptops, new mobile collaboration tools are redefining how employees, customers, and partners can work together. At the same time, enterprises are rolling out programs such as 'bring your own device', creating new challenges for IT to protect enterprise data. We review what is being deployed today for users who are demanding mobile access from the most popular consumer devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. We demo the most recent updates for our mobile social collaboration tools: Lotus Notes Traveler, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and Lotuslive. We look ahead to the future of mobile social collaboration and discuss best practices for how to manage this evolution and discuss IBM strategy to address the needs for mobile applications development and management of mobile risks and security concerns.

Technology for social business: Infrastructure & deployment track
Session ID210: Put Your IBM Sametime in a Box
Speaker: Poul Olczyk, IBM | Date: Thursday, January 19 | Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 can easily scale up for enterprises with thousands of users, but what if your company only has a few hundred users or fewer? Sametime in a Box is a fast way of implementing a fully functional IBM Sametime 8.5.2 environment. It can be used for Proof of Technology (POT) or Proof of Concept (POC) or as a server to support a few hundred users. Invented at IBM Denmark, Sametime in a Box is used for POT/POC for clients as a production server for SMB clients or as a starting point for enterprise implementation. Attend this session to learn hear how to prepare, install, and deploy IBM Sametime in one server capable of supporting a small or mid-sized company – or to work as an extranet server.

Session ID211: IBM Sametime System Console: Best Practices, Tips & Tricks on Administering Your Sametime Environment from One Location
Speaker: Frank Altenburg, IBM | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Time: 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM | Location: S. Hem I
The IBM Sametime System Console is the new way to manage all Sametime 8.5.x components in a central point of administration. In this session, Sametime administrators are introduced to the powerful features of the new console and learn how to prepare for planning, deployment, and administration of Sametime 8.5.x. We also focus on the differences between the classic IBM Lotus Domino-based implementation and the new IBM WebSphere, IBM DB2, and LDAP environments.

Session ID212: IBM Sametime Voice and Video: Understanding the Deployment Options
Speaker: Pat Galvin, IBM | Tech level: * | Date: Monday, January 16 | Time: 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
The seamless integration of voice and video has become an essential part of the collaborative experience. IBM Sametime provides many voice and video capabilities out of the box along with a variety of protocols and interfaces that enable integration with equipment and services from other vendors. This session focuses on clearly describing all the options that are available to help you decide how to maximize your investment in this technology. This includes an overview of the components and services, a summary of the terminology, and an in-depth look at the different deployment options. What standards does Sametime support? What is the TCSPI? What's the difference between Sametime Unified Telephony and Sametime Unified Telephony Lite? Can Sametime voice and video be used in conjunction with video systems you already have? These and many other questions will be answered, helping you to make the best decisions.

Session ID213: What's New in IBM Sametime
Speakers: Brian Ricker, IBM and Marlon O. Machado, IBM | Date: Tuesday, January 17 | Time: 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
The "click to everything" usage paradigm has helped position IBM Sametime as the most robust, flexible, and powerful platform for unified communications and collaboration in the marketplace. Our latest release is an important evolutionary step to strengthen Sametime's focus on mobility, on enriching social interaction patterns, on making it easier for customers and business partners to get started down the UC path, and in refining and improving the overall user experience. This session takes you through the new and powerful features available today in IBM Sametime. You will see it live on stage, and find out why Sametime is the platform for growth that can help you save money and enable your business to become a social business. We discuss features and functions as well as specific scenarios in which the new features can help improve your business processes. Last but not least, we discuss priorities and themes for future releases.

Session ID214: Find, Reach, Collaborate – Call me with IBM Sametime Unified Telephony!
Speakers: Christopher Price, IBM and Julie Reed, IBM | Time: 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM | Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
Today's workforce needs to be engaged, nimble, and connected. IBM Sametime Unified Telephony extends your real-time collaboration to rich voice communication leveraging your existing telephony systems and SIP infrastructure. In this session, learn how SUT can make your organization more agile with intelligent call routing, rich call control, and the new Sametime Unified Telephony Lite Client. Gain an understanding of the different options to decide what's right for you. We highlight how Sametime Unified Telephony can keep your workforce “at work,” even when they can't get “to work” as well as how Sametime Unified Telephony can help reduce costs when your users are on the road. Learn how new mobile clients allow you to initiate Sametime Unified Telephony calls directly from your smart phone or tablet. In today's world of bring your own device, Sametime Unified Telephony allows any device to be your office phone!

Session ID215: Best Practices for IBM Sametime A/V Deployment
Speaker: Uri Segev, IBM | Tech level: ** | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
IP audio/video is becoming more and more pervasive. This pervasiveness enables users to have greater flexibility in how and where they can communicate either at home or on the road. Delivering these benefits, however, brings network architecture challenges with firewalls and NATs and also with bandwidth planning and use. This session discusses the most common deployments for IBM Sametime A/V, including internal and outside the firewall scenarios. It also provides detailed information on the different Sametime components and how to deploy them: where they should be located, which ports need to be used, how to connect the different components to each other, and more.

Session ID216: Driving Mobile Unified Communications
Speaker: David S. Marshak, IBM | Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Location: SW 1 – 4
Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the center of our communications and collaboration world. At IBM, this means a transition to a "mobile first" product strategy -- a strategy that more than just accommodates mobile devices, but embraces them and leverages their unique capabilities. In this session, we examine the mobile capabilities of IBM Sametime, Sametime Meetings, and Sametime Unified Telephony across the various smart phones and tablets. We focus in particular on the recent announcements around Apple iPhone and iPad as well as Android capabilities and best practices for deployment and use. We also discuss how UC and social are converging particularly on mobile devices and provide a glimpse of how this will change the way we work in the future.

Session ID217: IBM Sametime Web Audio Video Solution Deployment & Development
Speaker: Bhavuk Srivastava, IBM | Tech level: *** | Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
As the nature of business continues to change from traditional offices to mobile workers, the importance of providing a high quality UC solution to mobile and web users anytime anywhere is increasing. IBM Sametime 8.5.2 provided a major breakthrough to deploy a web-based video conferencing solution integrated within live meetings. This session aims to provide a deep dive into the Sametime web platform with various deployment architectures that require video conferencing planning for the firewall and external anonymous access. It covers a real use case of unified communication with the availability of web TCSPI and telephony integration into a web meeting and aims to provide TCSPI programmability details and a demo with an external telephony provider. The session provides a glimpse into what is coming in the ad hoc AV calls over web, which enable you to embed audio video capabilities and widgets/APIs with your home web applications.

Session ID218: Private or Public? Take Your Social Business to the Cloud with IBM Sametime and IBM Connections
Speakers: Marc Pagnier, IBM and Fernando Salazar, IBM | Tech level: * | Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Location: N. Hem D
This session helps you better understand the impact of two market trends that are increasingly shaping the collaboration landscape: the convergence of social business with unified communications and the rise of the cloud. The convergence of UC and social business, as illustrated by the growth of IBM Sametime and IBM Connections, is driven by a need for enhanced productivity and more efficient communications. A growing number of companies have also decided to complement their current infrastructure with cloud services. Join us to find out how recent announcements related to the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform can help combine the flexibility of on-premises deployments and the value of the cloud. However, with new options come new decisions. As capabilities and benefits vary between the different environments, we provide comparison points and guidance to select the optimum platform, be it LotusLive, on-premises, a shared private cloud, or a hybrid combination thereof.

Session ID219: IBM Sametime & Microsoft - A Full Stack Integration Story
Speaker: Olivier Bernin, IBM | Tech level: ** | Date: Tuesday, January 17 | Time: 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM | Location: Swan - Mockingbird 1 & 2
IBM Sametime is a truly open platform and integrates with a number of vendor environments. In this session, you see how Sametime integrates in a Microsoft environment both from an infrastructure perspective with support for SPNEGO & ISA for example and an application perspective with out-of-the-box as well as custom-developed integration with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, and more. The session shows what the integration points are and how to enable, configure, and develop them. It’s an essential session for anyone who wants to deploy Sametime in a Microsoft infrastructure.

Session ID220: IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite: Communicating with Devices
Speaker: Binh Q. Nguyen, IBM | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Time: 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite, released in 2011, allows users with Sametime Connect client to easily make and receive calls from external endpoints, including virtual meeting rooms, telepresence room systems, video tabletops, and even phones – enabling an integrated environment for unified communications. Join this session to learn the best practices to unleash this powerful capability. We walk through several real-life scenarios to show the detail of the deployment and configuration to interact with external SIP servers and devices and include techniques to avoid common mistakes, especially in the presence of external TCSPI adapters and/ or Sametime Unified Telephony.

Session ID301: Inside IBM: Collaboration for the next 100 years
Speakers: Stacy L. Lieder, IBM; Kenneth Parciasepe, IBM; and Holly Blank, IBM | Tech level: ** | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Location: S. Hem III
100 years of innovation has put IBM at the forefront of collaborative social business. With over 450,000 employees worldwide, IBM experiences the same challenges as the rest of the world and leverages the full portfolio of IBM Collaboration Solutions to remain agile in an ever-changing world. Come hear how IBM has put together a best-of-breed collaboration infrastructure, including IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, IBM Sametime, IBM Connections, and IBM Lotus Quickr, to address the many and varied needs of such a diverse user base. With special attention on Notes, Connections, and their integration, we explore how IBM sets the standard for enterprise collaboration as we begin our second century.

Technology for social business: Application development track
Session AD205: IBM Sametime in IBM Connections, IBM WebSphere Portal, and more
Speaker: Brendan Murray, IBM | Date: Tuesday, January 17 | Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM | Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
The IBM Sametime Proxy Server provides a powerful but relatively simple mechanism to include Sametime features in your web applications. This functionality has also been integrated into IBM Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal software, which can be leveraged in applications built on these platforms. This session explains how to enable Sametime features in IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal deployments, and how to include Sametime features in your own portlets and IBM Connections extensions, for example, adding live names, chats, contact lists, and other Sametime items. Using live demonstrations, you see how to add Sametime functions to a sample IBM Connections application, and similar functionality to a sample portlet. You also see how to turn a traditional web application into a communications-enabled solution.

Session AD206: The upcoming IBM Sametime Meetings Server Remote Client SDK
Speaker: William M. Quinn, IBM | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Location: SW 1 - 4
IBM Sametime online meetings are a foundation Unified Communications & Collaboration capability, helping to provide rich collaboration and cost savings to millions of Sametime users every day. But Sametime meetings can become even more powerful when they are customized with advanced capabilities. This session introduces a new SDK for meetings, enabling developers to interface with physical devices, integrate with other systems, and create valuable custom capabilities for the IBM Sametime Meetings Server. Gain an intimate understanding of the Sametime Meetings Server platform. Learn how to download the new SDK, and participate in the online beta program. Demos show how to use the SDK for room management, bot integration, physical device integration, and much more!

Best practices track
Session BP205: IBM Sametime Pick ‘n’ Mix: System Designs That Fit
Speaker: Gabriella Davis, The Turtle Partnership, Technical Director | Date: Wednesday, January 18 | Time: 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM | Location: Pelican 1 & 2
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 comes in many flavors, there’s Sametime Standard, Entry, Advanced, Gateway, SUT and SUT Lite. How do you decide what servers you need to meet your business goals, and then how do you design for the future? In this session Gabriella Davis, co-author of the Sametime Admin Guide, takes you through some Sametime design plans in detail. Whether you want Sametime just for mobile devices, for meetings, for web conferences, telephony or anything else, we walk through what you need to deploy and the decisions you need to make including your options for high availability. If you're a pre-8.5.x company and don't know where to start or you are beginning to get your Sametime planning off the ground, these are the tips you need to know.

Session BP206: Your Social Business advantage: using IBM Sametime to integrate telephony, audio and video; tying people and customers together in powerful ways
Speaker: David Price, Meridian IT Inc., IBM Unified Communications Practice Manager | Tech level: *** | Date: Thursday, January 19 | Time: 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM | Location: Mockingbird 1 & 2
IBM Sametime, IBM Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) and SUT Lite offer a variety of ways to integrate voice and video in Social Business. In this session, learn how Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel, Tandberg and Polycom integrate with Sametime. Learn where you want to deploy SUT and where other Sametime options fit. Learn how to describe Sametime’s value to your voice and video staff, who typically are familiar with device centric UC/Social Business solutions. We also delve into architecture considerations when exposing Sametime outside the firewall. Use cases include adding Sametime chat in your portal as well as using voice and video with customers. Come away with vocabulary and value propositions required to discuss Sametime voice and video options with the networking staff and a comparison of the integration options from an IT and user perspective.

Show ‘n tell
Session SHOW300: Become a Connections Hero - Install and Configure IBM Connections
Speaker: Robert Thatcher, IBM | Date: Tuesday, January 17 | Time: 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Following in the style of the Sametime Zero to Hero series, this session covers installation and configuration of all the software needed to build an IBM Connections 3.0.1 pilot or proof of concept environment. Watch and learn as we install and configure each of the components LDAP, DB2, TDI, WebSphere, Http Server, and then place IBM Connections 3.0.1 on top of the supporting components. This example and demonstration session cuts a path through the myriad of options and pre-requisites leaving attendees well placed to build their pilot or proof of concept.

Session SHOW301: Leveraging the Sametime Proxy to support mobile users and web applications
Speakers: Brendan Murray, IBM and Anthony Payne, IBM | Date: Monday, January 16 | Time: 04:30 PM - 06:15 PM
The Sametime Proxy allows access to the Sametime environment from mobile devices and web applications. Participants are taken through deploying, configuring, and testing the Sametime Proxy with specific attention on how to support mobile IOS and Android devices. Participants also see how to add presence, chat, and click-to-call capabilities to their web applications using Sametime's REST-based APIs.