I Want to Be an HCL Ambassador Again

HCL Ambassador

It’s that time of year again, where I ask you to nominate me as an HCL Ambassador. Pretty please?

So what is an HCL Ambassador? Here’s what HCL themselves write about the role:

Being an 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 Ambassador are just that, “Ambassadors” of HCL Software’s products. They are not employees of HCL. Their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge positive 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.

HCL Ambassador are eager to bring their technical expertise to new audiences both in-person and online around the world.

HCL Ambassador is a yearly appointment and is initiated or renewed through this self and peer nomination process.

What does this mean for you? It means that I get access to a lot of betas, cool stuff, information and other things that makes me a valuable source of information for you.

It also means it’s easier for me to run the Nordic Collaboration User Group, since I get direct access to program and product managers. This also means it’s easier for me to get you help, support and other assets that might a benefit for you.

So, how do you nominate me? You go to this form, select that you want to nominate someone else, and fill out some of the stuff you think I should be recognised for. (Btw, this form runs on Domino and uses Domino Volt!)

Here are some helpful hints about me:

First name: Hogne Bø
Last name: Pettersen
Email: hbp at elfworld dot org
Country: Norway
Company: Brainworker AS
Job title: System consultant
Relationship to HCL: Partner
Current HCL Ambassador: Yes
HCL Brand: Digital Solutions
Products: Domino/Notes, Domino Volt, Sametime and Connections
Blog: https://domino.elfworld.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hbpettersen/
Twitter: @NordicCUG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hognebp

Overview: I’m constantly blogging about HCL products, I run the Nordic Collaboration User Group and I develop Domino based solutions and help customers upgrade and contribute user training. I’m also helping everyone who asks me about HCL products.

3 highlights:

1. I run the Nordic Collaboration User Group and work on putting on conferences. But after a lot of work we sadly had to cancel this year. I blog frequently on the user group’s blog, help people get in touch with each other and with HCL and I send out a monthly newsletter about the HCL collaboration portfolio


2. I run my own personal blog where I focus on HCL’s collaboration platforms, especially Notes and Domino. I’m currently running a Notes tips series which has become very popular and well received.


3. I was scheduled to do a presentation at Engage this year, but was sadly forced to cancel because of a death in the family. I did manage to do a presentation at DNUG which was called How to Become a Notes Super Hero, where I showed people 30 tips and tricks on how to use Notes even better and more effectively, with a focus on the Notes V11 client

If you nominate me, please don’t just copy and paste the above. It’s juste a guide and reminder on what I’ve done in the past 12 months.

And please: If you can think of any other reasons why I should be HCL Ambassador, fill them in, or replace any of the above. This can be a time where I helped you out with something, a certain blog posting, help on a forum, conference…. anything you can think of that make you want to nominate me.

And if you nominate me, please let me know about it.


6 thoughts on “I Want to Be an HCL Ambassador Again”

  1. Hogne is a great guy and a very skilled Domino-consultant. Besides – he is a 100 % engaged and energized enthusiast for the technology and the community. And – he is finally back in our Brainworker network – our group of highly skilled and active promoters, consultants and advisers on digital collaboration!

    Vote him in! Nominate him!

  2. I nominated you. I’ve been away from Not es and Domino for a few years, but I am back in the fold! Great info, bringing back a lot of memories and knowledge that has “rusted” over the last few years.

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate it. And welcome back! We don’t get too many coming back, so this is great news 🙂

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