Opening General Sessions

IBM Opening General Session Speaker

Adam Gartenberg

Adam leads the Offering Management team responsible for defining and executing on the user requirements and vision for IBM Connections. He has a long history with the collaboration market, with prior roles that included identifying and responding to collaboration trends and opportunities and as offering manager for IBM’s Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions. Adam has also led messaging and marketing strategy for IBM’s Information Management and Analytics strategic growth initiative and managed the marketing analytics team responsible for ensuring success in that market. He has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Michigan and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University, and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

IBM Domino General Session Speakers

Andrew Manby

Andrew Manby is the Director of Product Management in the IBM Collaboration Solutions business unit. He is responsible for the market and product strategy of IBM’s multi-hundred-million-dollar SaaS and On-premises Domino Applications and Mail, plus Sametime businesses working closely with HCL’s Collaborative Workflow platform leadership team. Andrew’s responsibilities include leading product management working closely with IBM’s GTM functions from sales, support and services, and marketing. Andrew is an experienced product and marketing leader with senior roles in the analytics, data management, and data integration markets. 

Richard Jefts

Richard is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. In this capacity, Richard is responsible for leading HCL’s multi-hundred million dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Workflow / Apps Businesses. Richard’s responsibilities include day to day operations of the enterprise and portfolio leading ongoing engineering and next generation technologies. He leads the continuous delivery of software into the cloud, enablement of Agile development processes globally and overall quality and customer experience.