May 012018

Please join us at Red Pill Now for our next free webinar: Taking the Guesswork Out of Selecting a Solution for Modernizing Your Domino Applications.

Join Red Pill Now’s Peter Presnell and Viktor Krantz as they discuss Take 5, our newest offering designed to take the guesswork out of selecting a solution for modernizing your Domino data.

Take 5 provides a one stop test drive for the leading industry solutions for modernizing your Notes applications and critical Domino data. After discussing your business objectives and analyzing your Notes domain, we’ll provide you with a hands-on, side-by-side demonstration of up to five solutions, each developed by leading IBM Business Partners.

Can modernizing your Domino applications save you time and money? Join our next webinar and we will help you answer that question – once and for all.

Peter Presnell, Red Pill Now Partner and CEO
IBM Champion, former director of the Atlanta User Group for IBM Collaboration, and architect of the .Domino framework on OpenNTF, Peter is a globally recognized lecturer, trainer and thought-leader within the IBM Notes community. As Red Pill Now’s CEO, Peter leads our market strategy and program management practice.

Viktor Krantz, Director – Modernization Solutions
Former Global Technical Sales Leader for IBM, Viktor joins the Red Pill Now team, leading our Take 5 program, as well as other new modernization solutions being developed by the team. Viktor’s experience coordinating over 400 people in pre-sales for IBM’s collaboration suite of products makes him an ideal fit for Red Pill Now’s rapidly growing modernization practice.

Session One (Western/Central Europe)
Wednesday, May 2, 1:00 PM CEST / 7:00 AM EDT

Session Two (The Americas)
Wednesday, May 2, 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT

Apr 092018

Engage – May 22-23, 2018 Rotterdam, Netherlands

I’m humbled to report that I have been selected as a speaker at Engage 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

I will have a workshop: Red Pill Now: Take 5: Modernization Workshop on Monday, May 21 together with my team at Red Pill Now. That session might include me wearing a bright colored suit.

I will also co-present a session that I very much look forward to: The History of Notes/Domino and the Events that Shaped us.

I’m really looking forward to Engage this year with my fellow team members at Red Pill Now. With all the exciting news that are coming out of IBM and HCL regarding the future of Notes/Domino we are entering exciting times and Theo Heselmans, the coordinator extraordinaire, always puts on a great event. Come join us!!!

@EngageUG #EngageUG

Jan 032013

It’s that time of the year again, time for me to post an entry here on my blog because it’s time for Lotusphere again. Well, the conference has been renamed to IBM Connect, so after 12 years I now have to create a new tag for this entry. You can find the session on Vivastream.
This year I’m co-presenting with Wouter Aukema of Trust Factory and I’m really looking forward to it.

ID104: The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Competitive Evaluation of Your IBM Notes/Domino Infrastructure

Many IT managers, IT architects and decision makers find it challenging to define a future social strategy among the onslaught of demands to try something else. This session will arm you with crucial information to defend years of successful investments in the IBM Notes and Domino platform, producing factual data that can be trusted. You will learn how your roadmap becomes stronger when obtaining evidence from your environment that reveals how your business is making use of the IBM Notes and Domino platform so successfully deployed.

Wouter Aukema, Trust Factory B.V.
Viktor Krantz, IBM Software Group
Tuesday, January 29, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Dolphin S. Hem IV-V

This session ID104 on Vivastream

Sep 042012

I travel a lot and I use for all my itineraries. I also use FlightTrack Pro and it syncs all my flights automatically from Tripit. This help me keep me up-to-date with any last minute flight and/or gate changes.

I use Lotus Notes as my email and calendar application on my Mac and I like having all my Tripit itineraries showing up on my Lotus Notes calendar. Today I found that I have to change the URL that Tripit tells me to use from “webcal://” to “https://” and it will work great.

So on the Tripit calendar instructions page under instructions for Lotus Notes, I had to also change the URL from:


Jan 252012

Stephan Wissel has already posted about our session at Lotusphere 2012 here. Thank you all for your positive feedback, it’s always fun and interesting to present at Lotusphere and this year was no different.
I wanted to recap a few comments from the evaluations below. You can also see the slides below them.

AD106 – IBM Lotus Domino XPages anywhere – Write them once, See them Everywhere:
97.5% Excellent & Good ratings for quality and content and 90.0% Excellent & Good ratings for quality and effectiveness of speakers

  • Excellent
  • Good info …not *quite* as relevent for us as some of the other sessions, but when either of these gents is presenting, I try to be there …always take away useful knowledge
  • Lot of material and very useful stuff
  • Already moving down this path
  • With XPages, we can now integrate applications with Connections, Portal and for mobile devices
  • Knew what they were talking about and kept it moving for late in the day
  • Well qualified and entertaining. Definitely kept my attention even after a long day of sessions
  • fantastic session and presenters
  • Good session, lots of information
  • Lots of good and useful content
  • Packed house with people standing. Needed a larger room
  • Viktor and Stephen always enjoyable, informative and relevant. Looking forward to Stephen’s promised blog postings!
  • well done
Dec 122011

Lotusphere 2012 - Business Made SocialIt’s that time of the year again! Lotusphere time.
For the 11th year in a row I’ve been gracefully selected to speak at Lotusphere.

AD106 IBM Lotus Domino XPages anywhere – Write them once, See them Everywhere

If you need to feature Domino XPages applications in more than just a browser – for example in the IBM Lotus Notes client and sidebar, desktop gadgets, mashups, IBM WebSphere Portal, and IBM Connections – then come to this session! You will learn how to write XPages applications once and show them everywhere.
Stephan Wissel, IBM Singapore Pte Ltd,
Viktor Krantz, IBM
Monday, January 16, 05:00 PM – 06:00PM UPDATED DATE
SW Mockingbird 1 & 2

Lotusphere –  Business. Made Social.
January 15-19, 2012 – Orlando, Florida

The premier event for the Lotus community worldwide – developers, administrators , IT and business professionals looking for collaborative software and solutions. From presentations on the latest innovations to hands-on training to interactive networking discussions, it’s all about getting the latest word on Lotus products and strategy that you can’t get anywhere else!

Oct 202011

Once again I will be going to Florida for 10 days of fun with friends from Sweden. This year we will be 10 of us watching five football games and one NHL game. We got two NFL games, including a Monday Night Football game in Jacksonville, two NCAA games and one high school game.

We will also have time for tailgate parties before all the games, deep-sea fishing, Segway tour of Tampa, shopping at outlet stores in Orlando, visit the beautiful beaches of Clearwater and a tour of Raymond James Stadium, home of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USF Bulls. Read more about the adventure here.

This years tour is organized as always by Sport Tours Professionals.

Aug 092011

After almost exactly one year my blog is now up and running again and a lot of things have happened since I last posted an entry.

I have a new employer and now work as a Sr. Technical Advisor for IBM. I started back in April and my primary job role is helping customers with their XPages in Notes and Domino, Social and Mobile decisions.

I worked for SNAPPS for 11 fulfilling years (about 22,000 hours) and I had a blast together with Rob Novak and my co-workers; Troy, Jerald, Julian and Melissa. Rob wrote a wonderful blog post of our years together on my last day at SNAPPS.