SUTOL Symposium 2020 ONLINE – Looking back

Last year we celebrated the 25th SUTOL Symposium. Apart from sessions, this event has always been a place of personal meetings. Covid-19 joined (without invitation) the organization of this year’s event , and he did not allow us to meet in our standard place. And so we organized the entire SUTOL Symposium online for the first time.

I must thank the representatives of HCL Digital Solutions for joining us and presenting plans for the future with HCL products for collaborations with their entries. Thanks again for Richard Jefts (General Manager of HCL Digital Solutions), Andrew Manby (Assistant Vice President of Product Management, HCL Domino, Leap, and Sametime), Ginni Saini (Product Manager for HCL Sametime) a Danielle Baptiste (Director for Connections with HCL Digital Solutions). And Petr Kunc (Technical Advisor, HCL Digital Solutions), who represented the Czech Republic.

All sessions were prepared by the Czech HCL Ambassadors: Martin Hansgut, Jan Krejcarek, Jan Valdman and me. Many thanks to them for the preparation and time devoted to their presentations.

I must also thank Filip Pavlicek and his colleague from the company Techdata Michaela Kocankova, for for providing the background and technical equipment for online broadcasting.
Thanks to Mirek Orlik for managing registrations. Thanks to all the others from the SUTOL team, who did not have their session this time, but were a great support and helped us to compile an excellent program.

And most thanks to you, all of you 150 attendes who joined our premiere online SUTOL Symposium and were with us all the time. THANKS!!!
I have received many positive responses and I am glad that the event was a success. It has been reaffirmed to us that this effort is important.

We have published the date of another traditional meeting, the technical SUTOL conference, which we always hold at the end of the year. This time on November 25.

Although I had my presentations in czech language, I tried to make them in English and if you are interested in looking at them, here is the link: HCL Sametime 11 and HCL Nomad for Admins. All presentations are available on the sutol.cz website


I became HCL Ambassador 2020. Thanks!

I’m proud and happy I came to a selected community of professionals from around the world who are dedicated to HCL CWP products.

It is a great appreciation for me and at the same time an even greater commitment to continue my work.

Thanks HCL, thanks to all who nominated me!

Huge congratulations to all the other HCL Ambassadors 2020. I am honored to be part of this team.

I look forward to further work.

List all HCL Lifetime Ambassadors and HCL Ambassadors 2020 LINK

HCL Lifetime Ambassadors

Daniel NashedJulian RobichauxRoberto Mazzoni
​Gabriella Davis​​Richard Moy​Theo Heselmans
  Paul Withers (retired)

HCL Ambassadors 2020

Adam Brown​Jan KrejcarekPaul Harrison
Aleksandr UsenkoJan ValdmanPavel Aleshkevich
Ales LichtenbergJared RobertsPer Henrik Lausten
Amy StonesiferJens Overgaard DinesenRainer Brandl
Andreas PonteJesse GallagherRamazan Salpagarov
Andreas WeinbrechtJoao VendruscoloRemco Angioni
Andrew MagermanJohnny OldenburgerRobert van den Breemen
Arne Sigurd Rognan NielsenJon SchultzRoberto Boccadoro
Bernd GewehrJörg RafflenbeulSandra Bühler
Carsten GerrickeJustin HillSang Jin Kim
Christian LuxemKarl-Henry MartinssonSatoru Abe
Christoph AdlerKarsten LehmannSerdar Basegmez
Colin BrecklesKazunori TatsukiSharon James
Daniel ReicheltKeith BrooksSiggi Meyer
Daniele GrilloKenio CarvalhoSoehnke Grams
Daniele VistalliKensuke HagiharaSonja Wessels
David HablewitzKim GreeneStefan Lage
Detlev PoettgenKris De BisschopStefan Thier
Devin OlsonLeonardo Antonio Pereira da CostaStefano Benassi
Doug RobinsonLucy MontagueStephen Thorne
Femke GoedhartLuis SuarezSunny Qi
Francie TannerMakoto OnoThilo Volprich
Georg SchallerMaria NordinTim Malone
Giuseppe GrassoMartijn de JongTobias Edelmann
Graham AcresMartin GarrelsTom Van Aken
Guillaume GESNELMartin HansgutTony Holder
Haruyuki NakanoMasahiko MiyoTore Søgård
Heather HottensteinMathieu FABIENUlrich Krause
Heiko VoigtMatteo BisiVerena Hausmann
Helmut SprollMichael McReadyVladislav Tatarincev
Hogne B. PettersenMike McGarelWannes Rams
Horacio BenedictoMitsuru KatohWilliam Malchisky
Igor BreusMouhanad ChebibWinai Sriariyanant
Ivan KuzmenkovNico MeisenzahlYuuichi Kojima
Jan F. ZeuthenOliver Busse