I’m proud to be an HCL Ambassador for 2021!

First of all, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me. I am proud to be selected as HCL Ambassador for 2021, it is a pleasure and a great honor to be in this group of people.

HCL Ambassador Class of 2021

This will give me an earlier access to the beta codes, product news and better connections inside of HCL. Not to mention that it will motivate me a ton. 🙂

In turn, I will be able to write blog posts and get even more involved in this great community!

For anyone who is not familiar with the program, this is how HCL defines the role of HCL Ambassador:

HCL Ambassador is a distinction that HCL awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their HCL knowledge with others. 

HCL Ambassadors are exactly that, ambassadors. Importantly they are not employees, but their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge impact on the HCL community. Whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they help make HCL’s mission of making technology play nice, possible.

Last but not least, I want to congratulate to all HCL Ambassadors!

Nominations for HCL Masters Class 2020 are open!

It is that beautiful time of the year again, HCL Masters Nominations, for the Class 2020, are officially open.

If you have someone who is helping you a great deal with HCL Digital Solutions (former IBM Collaboration Software), make sure to spare a few minutes of your time and reward them with a HCL Master Nomination.

If you want to know what “HCL Masters” Program is all about, check out the HCL Masters official page.

Upgrading Notes 9.0.1 client to Notes 10.0.1 on Mac

Yesterday, an Article was published by IBM Support about Upgrading Notes 9.0.1 to Notes 10.0.1 when a User has Sametime embedded add-on installed. Make sure to read it, in order to avoid problems.


From my understanding, (no to much familiar with Mac Clients), you need to uninstall Notes 9.0.1, prior to 10.0.1 installation.

Domino Tech School

Domino Tech School is a series of webinars concentrated around Domino V10. It has been announced on January 8th this year. Since than there were two sessions, “Domino Query Language” and “Upgrading to Domino V10: Best Practices”. If you have missed one of these two Sessions, don´t worry, you can still watch the recording, but you still have to register.

All of the Sessions were great so far, I like how fast the recording is available, minutes after the Webcast is finished. And it contains useful Information for everyone, Developers and Administrators. So make sure you check it out.

IBM Watson Workspace – Meeting a dreadful End as of February 28th

Don´t forget that the Watson Workspace will not be available from 28th of February, the Service is being “deprecated”. If you were using Watson Workspace extensively and you have some information you want to keep, then I suggest downloading it before the service goes offline. You can do that via tool provided by IBM:


The first contact I had with the software was at the Connect 2016, back then, it was called “Project Toscana” and me and my colleagues were excited about it. Since the product has been officially released, I have used Watson Workspace daily, it became one of the main platforms to exchange Information with my customers, and my customers loved it. To that extension that we stopped using all other Applications (Skype, TeamViewer…). I liked the Simplicity and the integrated AI capabilities a lot.

IBM Champion in “IBM Collaboration Solutions” Category for 2019

Just in time for Christmas I got a nice present, I got the letter saying that I got selected for the IBM Champion program, for the year 2019, in the “IBM Collaboration Solutions” Category. This is a great honor and acknowledgement, it means a great deal for me.

I want to thank everyone who nominated me, and everyone involved in this program. Thank you very much! I also want to congratulate everyone else who got selected.

For those that are not familiar with this program, I will summarize it in the following, please bear in mind that the program is very comprehensive, and I will surely miss a lot and I don’t want to “downcast” the work of everyone involved by any means.

IBM Champion program consists of many individuals who are Advocates of IBM Software, they share their knowledge on regular basis via many media platforms and by presenting at various conferences. They address various issues with the software and work together with IBM to solve these for customer benefit. In many cases they are a channel between customers and IBM, expressing the wishes of the customers and end users.

The first step to becoming an IBM Champion is to get nominated, which happens usually in September and can be done by anyone willing to take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form. After that there are a few more steps in the nomination process, for all details please visit the following URL:


The program has a lot of perks for those that are selected, from which my favorites are, interaction with IBM Champions Community in order to share and learn, and an opportunity to get learning materials and courses from across the IBM portfolio. This is extremely beneficial for me, as I am in the early stage in my career and it gives me the opportunity to learn from more experienced and wiser members, their advice is worth more than gold. I also met a lot of other members and got to know them over the years. I am proud and happy to call them my friends.

The members of the program also get insights into the latest news, even before these are published.

It should not be forgotten how much work it is put in this program by the program managers and everyone else involved at IBM. Thank you very much for that.

For everyone who wants to learn more about the program, please visit the official blog of the IBM Champion Program:


The program consists of very nice and helpful people and I am happy to be part of it. I will give my best to contribute so that I can justify the nomination and the trust which was given to me.

I still can´t believe it, I am a IBM Champion for 2018!!!

Thank you very much everyone for nominating me. I am honored and proud to be part of such great community.

Over the years I met many IBM Champions and IBMers, they are all exceptional, brilliant and dedicated people. They helped me to overcome many problems and obstacles, showed me the World of IBM Collaboration Products and the importance of sharing. Thank you a ton for that!

I also want to thank Libby Ingrassia, Alan Hamilton and everyone who is part of IBM Champion Program.

I will be more active, I am going to share more and most importantly I will give my best to help other members of the community.